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.

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


Changes to your councils in Dorset

On 1 April 2019 the county’s nine councils were replaced by two new organisations – Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Please contact the Clerk if you are interested in becoming a Councillor and to see if we have a vacancy.  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month and Councillors also sit on at least one sub-committee.

Dog Owners Please Note

There has been a disappointing increase in the number of inconsiderate dog owners who are allowing their pets to run free and foul the sports field. This area is now being used for a range of recreational activities so dog owners are respectfully requested to keep their dogs on a lead and clear up any mess.

If there is no improvement over the next few months we will be forced to apply for a Public Spaces Protection Order which will prohibit dogs from the area.

Community Speed Watch

The Speed Watch team have been very effective in encouraging motorists to drive more considerately through the village. However, a lack of volunteers is limiting the number of patrols that can be made. Please use the contact form if you would be interested in joining the team.


We endeavour to keep the website up to date and relevant to the community. Please use the contact us page to provide your feedback on any changes that you feel are needed and to update information on your clubs, activities and events in the Parish.


Wednesday 2 October: Parish Council Meeting at 7.30 pm in the St Andrew’s School Hall (agenda and minutes available)

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


17 September – Helping Hands Page added to Community
4 September – Update to Sports Club page
2 September – Info & Link on Fly Tipping added to Village Noticeboard page
1 September – Methodist Church info updated
25 July – Link to Dorset Countryside added
23 July – NHS hot weather advice & link added to Village Noticeboard page
9 July – YRIPC Councillors Roles Updated 
6 July  –  2018 -2019 Financial Statements and Auditors report added

Click here for update history