This website is a source of information for both the local community and those planning to visit or actually visiting this fantastic part of Dorset. 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.

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

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 

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

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

ROAD CLOSURESnotifications and consultations can be found by clicking here or from the Village Notice Board page.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS – See Notifications on the  Village Notice Board

STORM ADVICE –  Click here for advice from the Met Office, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Dorset Council

COVID 19Latest about infection levels etc in Dorset – click here


The County of Dorset (Thornford Road (C11), Yetminster) (30mph Speed Limit)
(No…’) Order 202..

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of Dorset proposes to make the
    above-mentioned Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as
  2. The general effect of the order will be to extend the existing 30mph limit on
    Thornford Road (C11) to a point approximately 370 meters north of its
    junction with Stonyacres.
  3. Full details of this Order can be found online at
    www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders, paper copies may be
    viewed at:-
    Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ by
    appointment only. Contact regulation-tro@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or telephone
    01305 221000 and ask for the Traffic Regulation Team for booking details or if
    you require more information.
  4. Comments on the proposals for or against, together with the reasons for
    which they are made should be sent through the website as detailed above or
    in writing to Traffic Regulation Order Team, Dorset Council, Colliton Park,
    Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ by no later than 21 October 2022.
  5. All written representations received concerning Traffic Regulation Orders are
    public documents that may be inspected by any person on demand.
    Dated: 29 September 2022
    John Sellgren, Executive Director of Place

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. A separate “CIL” page is being set up where you will be able to read about the proposed projects and the progress with their implementation

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 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 ycsc@btinternet.com

Parish Council Vacancies

The Parish Council plays an important role in the life of the community . We currently have vacancies for 2 Councillors so please contact the Clerk if you are interested in joining the council.  We normally meet on the last Wednesday of the month unless otherwise advertised and Councillors also sit on at least one sub-committee.

Please use the contact form – Contact Form – to express an interest or to ask for further details

Contacting the Parish Council

The Clerk to the Council is Mrs Jeanette Hole – yetminster@dorset-aptc.gov.uk / 01963 23254

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.


This is constantly being updated and 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:  20/09/22 – DIT