Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council


Prince Philip – Duke of Edinburgh
1921 – 2021

It is with deep sadness that the Parish Council and residents have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are particularly with Her Majesty The Queen, and the rest of the Royal family at this time.

He has been a great example of dedication to this country for decades. Not only has he stood by and supported Her Majesty, he was able to help many people throughout the country with the creation of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and he was a patron, president or member of over 780 organisations.

I send my deepest sympathies, those of the Parish Council Members and those of our residents to our Queen.

Councillor A Perlejewski
Chairman, Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council

Book of Condolence

Due to the Covid restrictions there will not be a Parish Book of Condolence. However, a Buckingham Palace online book of condolence is available by clicking this link – Royal Book of Condolence  for people to show their respect.

People without access to the internet wishing to leave a message in the book, can call the Dorset Council customer service team on 01305 221000 and they will record their message for them.

From Monday Dorset libraries will reopen where people without computer access may use the council’s computers to send their own message of condolence. To comply with current COVID rules, people are asked to phone ahead and book a computer session. 

The Palace are advising that donations should be made to charities rather than floral tributes being laid. 




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.


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 

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


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:  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

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


12 April – Details of Covid Home Testing Kits added, Methodist Church pages updated 
10 April –   Statement re Prince Philip added as per “Operation London Bridge” and as per advice from Dorset and the Palace
30 March – Coronavirus info re use of the Jubilee Hall updated, Walking Group meeting dates added to Walking Group pages
15 March – Details re consultation on the draft Dorset Local Plan updated as now closed
14 March – Agenda page updated to reflect 2021/2021; Minutes 2020/2021 archived but copy kept on current page pending March minutes 
14 March – ROW Problem Spreadsheet removed and access / use of interactive active map to see reports explained  
1 March – Format of ROW problems updated, Phot Gallery added to Walking Group page 
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

Click here for archived update history