Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council


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.

Click here for the new National Restrictions which are in force from 2 December

Click here to go to the dedicated advice and help page for fuller information and Dorset Council’s series of update videos with Sam Crowe (Director of Public Health for Dorset)

Click here to find out how Dorset Council services will be affected due to the lockdown from 5th November to the 2 December

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


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!

Tell them what you think about where you live and how you feel about Dorset Council. This year there are some extra questions about the impact of COVID-19 and what access you have to the internet.

Your responses will be used to inform improvements to council services. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. You can access the survey by clicking here

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:  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 clubhouse will remain closed after 2 December. The sports field can be used for informal exercise

The tennis court is open for normal social play as follows
 Both singles play and doubles play is permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible –
meaning that four people from different households can play doubles
 For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of six people by law. This means you can play tennis providing you only meet up
with no more than 5 other people from different households and observesocial distancing guidelines

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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

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 

SITE INDEX – click here to view index


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
2 December – Latest COVID guidelines added20 November – Link to Covid Update added
7 November – White Hart details updated, info re Covid updated, Household Waste info updated   
12 October – List of Councillors updated to reflect change of Chairman  
5 October – Sports club opening hours
11 September – Halstock Road Closure Added 
5 September – Neighbourhood Plan Consultation added
28 August – Accounts for 2019/2020 added & general update of all pages
6 August – Methodist Church services & History Cub talks and visits updated 
25 July – site generally updated – changes include reordering of pages and information and menu changes 
15 July – PC Minutes for 8 July added, Road Closures updated, info on proposed site changes added  3 July – Coronavirus Help Line no updated, info on PC “virtual ” mtgs added
2 July –  Agenda page updated and details for 8 July added

Click here for update history