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Driving through flood water is dangerous. If you are able to use an alternative route then do so; it’s far better to arrive late than not to arrive at all. Only drive through flood water if you are sure that it is shallow and, when making the decision on whether to drive through it or not, you should bear in mind the following facts:
30cm of flowing water is enough to move the average family car
60cm of standing water will float a car
15cm of fast flowing water can knock a pedestrian off their feet.

Flooding information in the Yeovil and surrounding areas can be viewed by clicking here  (the Parish Council is not responsible for the administration of this site and has no control over its content or input and the comments and views expressed therein do not necessarily represent or should be construed as representing those of the Parish Council or its members or officers or agents and it cannot be deemed or held liable for any activity, action or effort resulting from using this Flooding Facebook Page link)

Environment Agency Flood Warnings for Yetminster can be viewed by clicking here

Advice on how to prepare for flooding can be viewed by clicking here


Invariably local flooding in built areas where there is a hard road surface is due to some form of blockage (leaves, litter and rubbish, general debri etc.). Within Dorset road gullies are the responsibility of Dorset Highways and flooding or other problems should be reported to them by clicking here  .

It should be stressed that residents should not try to unblock the gulley themselves


Utility companies are responsible for their respective apparatus which includes manhole covers in the road and pavement.

If you report a defective manhole cover to Dorset Highways they will inform the utility company directly. Unfortunately, they are not in a position to be able to advise of the timescales in which defects are likely to be resolved, this is because there is no industry standard for them to quote and utility companies have their own programme of works. Defects which pose the most danger are aimed to be made safe within two hours.


The NORDCAT Community Transport is available to enable people to get into Sherborne and Yeovil. Their service runs on Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and on Thursday to Sherborne and calls at Leigh, Chetnole, Yetminster & Bradford Abbas.

You need to register – 01258 473154 or 472164 for an annual fee of £5 and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door. The service can get busy so part of the need to book is to enable them to run an extra bus if this is necessary – you need to do this at least the day before you wish to travel.

Please note that although it is primarily service for people over 60 it is available for people of all ages who have difficulty using normal public transport for whatever reason including that there is no other service

Details of the NORDCAT service, including an application form, can be found by clicking here.

Additionally there is already a Car Share scheme in Dorset and this may help those who need to make a journey on a non bus day. Details of this, together with how to register etc. can be found by clicking here which will connect you to the Liftshare log in page – if you are a driver and want to offer a lift you can also register here and there is an App for a mobile phone to make things more flexible and details of this are available on the website.

The new School Bus contracts enable residents to use these buses during school term times and we hope to be able to publish details of these in the near future.

Finally don’t forget that Helping Hands is there to help with Hospital and other similar appointments and they can be reached on 01963 210953.


For information on the availability of the Household Recycling Centres during the Coronavirus restriction click here


Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on any land. If the Fly-Tipping is on either public or private land, the site will be investigated for evidence and appropriate legal action taken. However, Dorset Council will only clear waste from the public highway or public land. Waste deposited on private land is the landowner’s responsibility to clear and we cannot remove this waste.
Those caught fly-tipping can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Every year councils spend a considerable amount of time and money removing this waste from the landscape. Dorset Council will always try to remove fly-tipping as soon as possible. The site will be investigated for evidence and the appropriate legal action taken. If they can trace the persons responsible for fly-tipping they can recover their costs.
Use the Dorset Council on line reporting form by clicking here
Simple rules for reporting fly-tipping

• do not remove any evidence found from the fly-tipping location, for
example, addressed letters
• be as specific as possible when describing where the incident has
• if you see the incident occurring do not approach the persons involved
• if you see a person/vehicle involved in an environmental crime take as many details as you can, for example, description of the person or
vehicle registration
• you may be asked to provide a witness statement and/or attend court in subsequent legal action


Unfortunately the Wriggle Valley Magazine’s website is not up to date and we have temporally removed the link




There are public access defibrillators in the village and they are sited externally on the side wall to the car park at The White Hart, DT9 6LF, on the wall of the Scout Hut, DT9 6NR opposite the allotments of of Sussex Farm Way and on the wall of the Sports Club, DT9 6NR at the playing field which are also off of Sussex Farm Way.

Further potential sites at both Brister End and The Meadens are being considered for a possible second unit – more details to follow…

While it is good news to have defibrillators in the village, it is important to remember that in the event of a cardiac arrest, the very first thing you should do is call 999.

Dog Fouling

Most areas of Dorset have dog fouling orders. Each authority will have followed the procedure and guidance written under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to produce orders including appropriate consultation. These orders enable authorised officers to serve Fixed Penalty Notices to any person responsible for a dog that fouls and does not clean up any mess left by the dog on the designated public spaces.
Owners can also be prosecuted in the Magistrates Court where a fine of up to £1,000 can be imposed.

Reporting Dog Fouling

It is essential that incidents of dog fouling are reported as this will enable the Dog Warden to assess the severity of the problem so that the correct response can be made.
Use this link to report an incident of dog fouling – Report Fouling

The Dorset Waste Partnership will investigate and clear the dog fouling as soon as possible where it is required. The dog warden may then contact you and/or visit the area to assess how severe the problem is and take the appropriate action to deal with the problem.

Dog Fouling at the Hamcrate Playing Fields

Many thanks to everyone  for their comments on the issue of dog owners not clearing up their mess. Most people agree that the practice of letting dogs off the lead is not a good practice on the sports field as even the most diligent of owners can occasionally fail to notice that their dogs have done their business. Dorset Council has issued a Dog Related Public Spaces Order which no longer allows dogs in enclosed children’s play areas or on sports pitches. Furthermore, dog must be kept on a lead in the allotments or within 5 metres of the marked football pitch. Those who violate this order will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  


Last Updated 28/02/2024 AP