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.
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
YETMINSTER HEALTH CENTRE IS NOT CLOSING
There has been a very unhelpful and unfounded rumour passing around the village that the Yetminster Health Centre is closing. The Practice Manager has confirmed that this is not the case and that, as a thriving practice, their intention is to be part of the community for many years to come.
NOT A SCAM, BUT …
Neighbourhood apps are becoming more popular because people want to be more involved with their communities, and because they provide a feeling of enhanced security.
A number of residents have received postal mail from an organisation calling itself “Nextdoor”. The letters appear to come from someone living nearby and invite you to download the Nextdoor app however, the person named in the letter may be unaware that their name is being used in this way
The app ostensibly enables you to find out what is going on in your neighbourhood and it can be used to share safety tips, or simply communicate with neighbours based on their location – in this way it is different from many other apps (Facebook etc) where people are encouraged to form their own groups.
It is understood that the app has had negative media feedback as it gives a false sense of security but despite this Nextdoor intends to keep mailing out letters on its users’ behalf.
Like many others of its kind, Nextdoor gathers information about their “customers” and uses it for targeted marketing. Given the type of data – community information, locations, names etc. – this is extremely valuable for marketing purposes but could also be a security issue. Sharing your information with people that live in your neighbourhood, but that you really do not know very well, is not particularly a safe thing to do – for example asking everyone to keep a look out while you are away is perhaps inviting trouble!
Stay safe online and remember there is already a Village Facebook page and a parish website which have local information, do not market your information for sales purposes and which are monitored.
YRIPC Website Group
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
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
Walking Group – 1st Walk!
The Walking Group has restarted and will hold its first walk on Sunday 30th May – meet at 10.30am at the White Hart, Yetminster High Street – all are welcome but please dress suitably – more information of the group’s pages 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.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council Vacancies
VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
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
VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR
We currently have a vacancy for a Councillor 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.
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
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Last Updated: 13/06/2021 – DT