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.

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

Dog Owners Please Note

There has been a disappointing increase in the number of inconsiderate dog owners who are allowing their pets to run free and foul the sports field. This area is now being used for a range of recreational activities so dog owners are respectfully requested to keep their dogs on a lead and clear up any mess.

If there is no improvement over the next few months we will be forced to apply for a Public Spaces Protection Order which will prohibit dogs from the area.

Community Speed Watch

The Speed Watch team have been very effective in encouraging motorists to drive more considerately through the village. However, a lack of volunteers is limiting the number of patrols that can be made. Please use the contact form if you would be interested in joining the team.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor in the Parish of Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca

A casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Councillor. This vacancy may be filled by co-option. If the vacancy is not filled by co-option it will remain open until the next ordinary elections on 2 May 2019.

Please contact the Clerk if you are interested in this vacancy

Notice of Vacancy for Parish Clerk in the Parish of Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca

Our current Parish Clerk has decided to retire after 20 years in post and a vacancy has therefore arisen for Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council. The village is rural with around 1100 residents but soon to be augmented to around 1350.
This position is for up to 8 hours per week. Holiday pay and agreed expenses will be paid in addition to the salary which is within SCP 18-22. We expect the Clerk will work mainly from home and a degree of flexibility in hours spent will be expected, with time off in lieu if extra hours are worked. You will be expected to attend 10 council meetings per year which are held in Yetminster on the first Wednesday of the month (except August and December).

The successful candidate will be expected to provide professional support and guidance in respect of the council’s work and will include at least initially acting as the council’s Responsible Financial Officer.
The position will suit a self-motivated person with good, IT, written, interpersonal, accounting and verbal skills.

For more information and a full job description, please contact the council Chairman by e-mail on goatgeo@gmail.com

Applications should be accompanied by a CV and a covering letter to the email address above by 16 November 2018.


Wriggle Valley Transport Working Group-  01935873979 or at wvtgbus@gmail.com

If you don’t have transport and want to get into Yeovil or Sherborne NORDCAT can help – they run a community bus Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and Thursday to Sherborne and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door. Full details are on the Village Notice Board page which can be reached by clicking here.

There are also details of the Dorset Liftshare servivce and of the School Bus service which residents can also use

If you know someone who might use one or more of these services please tell them

Website Review

You will see some changes to the website as some of the least visited pages are removed and some of the information on several pages is merged into one.

Please use the contact us page to provide your feedback on any other changes that are needed to make the Yetminster Parishes site your go to site for information on clubs, activities and events in the Parish.


Monday 10th December – Candlelit Carol Service – 7.00pm – Yetminster Methodist Chapel
Tuesday 11th December – Y&RI Garden Society Christmas Party – 7.00pm – Jubilee Hall, Yetminster
Saturday 15th December – Bach to Bing Concert – 7.00pm – St Andrews Church, Yetminster
Sunday 16th December – Carol Service – 4.30pm – St Andrews Church, Yetminster
Thursday 20th December – Carols in the Pub – The White Hart, Yetminster
Wednesday 26th December – Family Quiz – 7.00pm – The White Hart, Yetminster
Monday 31st December – Party like a Pirate – 8.00pm – 1.00am – The White Hart, Yetminster

Please note: we are revamping our diary pages but you can click here to view events on the Wriggle Valley Magazines Diary Pages

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


13 December – High St, Yetminster, Road Closure notification added
12 November – Flood Watch link added to Village Notice Board and Road Closures updated
7 November – Village Notice Board Page + Info on Folly Farm development
17 October – Four GDPR documents added to Parish Council section
17 October – Updated website statistics
17 October – Item on electric cars added to business section

Click here for update history