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.
GWR Train Travel – ANNOUNCEMENT
Hitachi investigations continue and they are working hard to put remedial plans in place. For now however, it is clear that we will need to operate without the vast majority of our Intercity Express Trains on Monday.
Our advice therefore remains not to travel on our long-distance routes. Refunds can be claimed through the GWR website www.gwr.com, or tickets can be used for travel on services later this week or at the weekend.
Local, branch and regional services are unaffected.
GWR are working on options that will help us to operate a limited long distance timetable. It will be much reduced, but we are looking at every option to see what can be done to keep customers moving.
This includes looking at trains that might be available and can be moved from other parts of the country, including Charter trains, using buses for some journeys, agreeing ticket acceptance on other train services and making the best use of our other fleets including extending the use of our Thames Valley electric fleet to Swindon.
Details of the revised timetable will be entered into journey planners by Network Rail and should be in place from midnight tonight, we will also provide updates on our website www.gwr.com We have brought more staff into stations and onto our social media platforms to help with advice and we will do our best to keep everyone informed.
It will be challenging while the problem is resolved and it is likely to mean that those trains that are in service are busy.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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Last Updated: 15/05/2021 – DT