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.
Vaccines – Only the most vulnerable are currently being offered vaccines. Please don’t contact your doctor or hospital if you haven’t heard anything, the NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated. Advice on travelling to receive the vaccination is available on the Coronavirus Help and Advice pages. by clicking below
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
Temporary closure of part of the Wessex Line
Network Rail will be doing some lineside maintenance and track renewal on the line between Castle Cary and Weymouth from Monday (15th February). This is important work to help maintain the reliability of the railway and it is essential it is done.
From Monday 15th to Friday 19th, buses will therefore replace trains between Castle Cary and Weymouth. These have been entered into the railway timetable and timings are shown in all online journey planners, or through National Rail Enquiries. South Western Railway (SWR) services will operate to and from Weymouth as normal.
On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st, trains will run to Dorchester West, with buses from there through to Weymouth. Buses will also replace SWR services between Bournemouth and Weymouth.
Rail travel currently is limited to key worker and essential business only and there are therefore very few people using the service. It is however important that everyone knows of the changes and there is more information on the GWR dedicated webpage www.gwr.com/wessex .
The key message is check the timetable before travel, and if you have an opportunity pass the message on.
Dorset Council’s Annual Resident’s Survey
It’s the annual Dorset Council residents’ survey and they want to hear from you – there is also the chance to win a prize of £1000 or one of 3 annual garden waste collection services! – see how to access the survey under the Dorset Council Notifications on the Village Pages by clicking here
Consultation on the new draft Local Plan for the new Dorset Council unitary authority
You can see the video about the consultation by clicking here
You can read the plan and comment on the Village 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.
Virtual Parish Council public meetings
Due to the Covid Pandemic, and following guidance from Central Government, we are now holding virtual Parish Council meetings using Zoom. Members of the public who are interested in taking part in the proceedings or attending as an observer can request the joining instructions from the Clerk (tel: 01935 83915 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that the Statutory Annual PC Meeting and the separate Annual Village Meeting were cancelled for the 2020 PC cycle and have been rescheduled for the 2021 Council year.
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
Both the clubhouse and tennis court will be closed from 2 December and until the current restrictions are lifted. The sports field can be used for informal exercise.
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Parish Councillor Vacancies
We currently have a vacancy so please contact the Clerk if you are interested in becoming a Councillor. 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.
The website has been given a face lift and the new format is designed to be more accessible and to be easier to move around in. We value your feedback on the changes – please use the contact us page to give us your view and also to provide details of any changes that you feel are needed and to update 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
SITE INDEX – click here to view index
RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES
18 February – DC Annual Residents Survey info updated, details of the consultation on the DC Local Plan added to Village Pages
17 February – “Home Pack” added to Coronavirus pages
13 February – Coronavirus pages updated to provide link to Public Health Dorset, latest video from Sam Crowe and new Helpline information
12 February – Link to the Dorset Rights of Way Improvement Plan added to Rights of Way page
10 February – notification of temporary closure of part of the Wessex line added
7 February – Walking Club details updated and Rights of Way info amended, links to Countryside Code added
5 February – Methodist Chapel, History Society and Short Mat Bowls Club info updated. Photo galleries added to Scouts pages.
4 February – Report list added to Agenda Pages, Scout pages updated
23 January – Advice on travelling to obtain a Covid Vaccination added – 2020 updates archived
18 January – “Communities” page renamed “Amenities” – list of monuments and listed buildings added to the “History Page”, link to Gallery pages added to the “About Us” page
16 January – info on Covid testing and vaccinations added, “Village Forum” renamed “Village Pages” and info updated