Yetminster, Ryme Intrinseca & Hamlet


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. 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.

What’ On this Week

These links connect with the Wriggle Valley Magazine website and the magazine’s pages

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 


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

COVID 19 – Latest about infection levels etc in Dorset – click here
                     Sam Crowe (Director of Public Health) update – click here 


Network Rail improvement works on the Heart of Wessex Line – 20 November to 3 December 2021

Buses will replace trains between Yeovil Pen Mill and Weymouth – full details can be found here

Please note that for these works it has been necessary to Close Footpath N34/22 where it passes under the railway just north of Yetminster Station  – full details can be found by using the above link.

Have Your Say! – Dorset Council Residents Survey 2021

It’s the annual residents’ survey and Dorset Council want to hear from you to tell them what you think about where you live and how you feel about the Council. 
The survey is important as it helps them to understand residents’ priorities and experiences and help to make improvements to council services.

Click here to take the survey which takes about 10 minutes to complete 

Enter the prize draw! 

If you completed the questionnaire, you will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a top prize of £100 in shopping/Amazon vouchers or one of three free garden waste collection vouchers. 

Moviola is back!

Yes its been a long pause but the Film Nights are back on the 1st Tuesday of the month – click here to see the films that are coming up

Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation on the Submitted Plan

The plan has now been formally submitted to the Dorset planning authority who carried out, as advertised, a consultation on the plan between 25 August and 13 October 2021, to enable people to comment on the content or how it was produced. Any concerns submitted have now been passed on to the independent examiner for consideration. 

The plan and supporting documents can be viewed online via the following link: Neighbourhood Plan and Submission Documentation

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 Dorset 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 by clicking here . Doing this will alert the authority to the problem which will trigger more frequent visits from the Dog Warden.

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 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

The Clerk to the Council is Mrs C Blocke – / 01935 388666

Unfortunately we occasionally have IT problems with our email address and you may receive the message “mailbox full” if you write to us.  If this happens could you use the Contact Form by clicking here 

Community Speed Watch

During the lockdown we were not be able to operate the Speed Watch patrols but this is now operational. 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 to register your interest 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.

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Last Updated:  22/11/2021 – DT