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.


Click here for activities and further info

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.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS – See Notifications on the  Village Notice Board

STORM ADVICE (FEBRUARY 2022) –  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


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

The Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan took place on Tuesday 22nd February to decide on the question “”Do you want Dorset Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The number of votes recorded is as follows: – number of “Yes” votes = 348; number of “No” votes = 13; total number of votes cast = 361. No votes were rejected. The turn out was = electorate 1065 / number of votes cast = 361 / turn out was 32.97%.

Declaration: The vote was in favour of the Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Neighbourhood Area Neighbourhood Plan.

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

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 now 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.


We require an enthusiastic person to help ensure that we undertake our various functions in a proper manner. You should be experienced with using Microsoft Office and familiarity of an office environment and of local government administration would also be beneficial.

The successful candidate would be required to work 8 hours a week and attend 11 Parish Council meetings a year as well some occasional sub-committee meetings.

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

Contacting the Parish Council

The Acting Clerk to the Council is Mr D Torrance – yetminster@dorset-aptc.gov.uk / 07041518772

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.

Changes to the Highway Code

The Highway Code contains advice and rules for people on Britain’s roads. In total nine sections have been updated, with 50 rules added or amended.
Click here to read about the new requirements  


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:  13/5/22 – EJ