Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council



This website aims to become a source of information for both the local community and those planning to visit or actually visiting this fantastic part of Dorset. We really need the local community to become involved by sending us news of forthcoming events, reports on recent events and photographs. The website has been designed to be interactive by allowing you to use the Contact Us  page to send us some news, feedback or to ask a question. The editor of the website will respond to the messages you leave or add your information. There is also an opportunity for you to join our e-mailing list through the contact us section. If you do so we will email you a copy of the Parish Council minutes together with any other information that we feel may be of interest. A very important section of this website is devoted to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan (Y&RINP) (NB: the Parish Plan has moved to the Parish Council pages) and is where information relating to this can be viewed.  The Village Notice Board, gives information on notifications that the Parish Council has received and details of activities likely to affect the parish and there is also a link to the Village Facebook Page.  Details of Road Closure Notices are also available on the Village Notice board.


Click here for the new National Restrictions which are in force 

Click here to go to the dedicated advice and help page for fuller information and Dorset Council’s series of update videos with Sam Crowe (Director of Public Health for Dorset)

Click here to find out how Dorset Council services will be affected due to the lockdown 


Dorset Highways have confirmed that the surface dressing schemes in and around Yetminster & Chetnole have been postponed. The Wessex Water works on Brister End are going ahead as planned and the new sewer connection private works following the water works are also confirmed.

Whilst, still some disruption to Yetminster, it is hoped this news relieves some of the concerns.

Click here to go the Road Closure pages to see the details 

EMERGENCIES – contact phone numbers of emergency services and utilities can be accessed by clicking here or from the Village Notice Board page.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS – See Notifications on the  Village Notice Board


Neighbourhood Plan

The Yetminster & Ryme Intrinscea Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are pleased to confirm that, following its adoption by the Parish Council at their meeting on the 14th July 2021, the YRI Neighbourhood Plan was formally submitted to the Planning Authority on Thursday 22nd July 2021. Dorset Council will now arrange for the plan to be subject to independent examination. The appointed examiner may seek clarification on some of the proposals and it may be necessary to hold a hearing to seek the views of residents. Assuming the plan is approved by the examiner, then Dorset will arrange for a referendum to enable the community to vote on the plan. If this is successful then it will be adopted by Dorset Council and will form part of the criteria within the Local Plan.

We Want Your Ideas! – Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The development of Folly Farm has meant the release of funding in the form of a Community Infrastructure Levy the intention being that this is used locally over the next 5 years to help offset the potential demands that will be placed on the “infrastructure” of the parish by the new development. We want to hear about your ideas on how the funds could be spent – click here for further information or use the Contact Form by clicking here

Control of Dogs

We have seen an unacceptable increase in incidents of dog fouling over the last few months. Dog owners are reminded of their responsibility in clearing up after their dogs, even when on the sports pitch which is used by many children for informal play. We can all report dog fouling on the Dorset For You website and in doing so we will alert the authority to the problem which will trigger more frequent visits from the Dog Warden.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The Regulation 14 consultation has now finished and we would like to thank everyone who completed the questionnaire and commented on the Plan.

The YRIPC NPWorking Group are now reviewing the various results with a view to considering what possible amendments are necessary before the plan is adopted by the Parish Council and submitted for examination.

You can read the read the draft plan and the supporting documents by clicking here.  

Yetminster Community Sports Club

The tennis court is now available for members to make bookings, the croquet club is meeting (socially distanced on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and the club is open.
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Parish Council Vacancies

We are a busy Parish Council with a population of around 1100 and a Precept of £19,500. Our existing Parish Clerk has decided to move to pastures new and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take on this important role. Please contact the acting Clerk for more details about this important post – 07941518772

We currently have two vacancies for Councillors so please contact the Clerk if you are interested in joining.  We normally meet on the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise advertised and Councillors also sit on at least one sub-committee.

Contacting the Parish Council

Unfortunately we are having IT problems with our email address and you may receive the message “mailbox full” if you write to us.  We are working with APTC who provide the website to resolve the problem but in the meantime would ask you to use the Contact Form by clicking here 

Please note that the next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 July at 7.30 pm in the Jubilee Hall.

Community Speed Watch

During the lockdown we will not be able to operate the Speed Watch patrols. There is no doubt that the speed at which vehicles travel through the villages is becoming a great concern, so please consider volunteering to join the team. You will be required to attend a short training session after which you can be part of a patrol as and when you are available. Please use the contact form if you would be interested in joining the team.


We are keen to keep this up to date and ask you to use the contact us page to give us information on your clubs, activities and events in the Parish.

What’ On this Week

Please note that the Wriggle Valley Magazine website is being updated / revamped and the magazine pages are not therefore up to date

You can click here to view all events on the Wriggle Valley Magazine’s Diary Pages

You can view a list of regular meetings and events by clicking here 

SITE INDEX – click here to view index

Last Updated: 27/07/2021 – DT