VILLAGE NOTICE BOARD
To add your message or information please use the Contact Form on the Parish Council pages
You can also read the Village Facebook Page (the Yetminster News and Views Public Group) by clicking here (the Parish Council is not responsible for the administration of this 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 Village Facebook Page link)
EMERGENCIES – click here for a list of emergency contact details
ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS – click this link to the separate page of advice and information
ROAD CLOSURES – click this link to see notifications
TRAVEL – Click this link to see advice and further links to roads and schools etc. + 5 day weather forecast
SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS –
Outbreaks of rain will steadily push southeastwards and the arrival of Storm Dennis brings the likelihood of disruption due to heavy rain and strong winds. Gusts of up to 70mph are possible in exposed locations. The wet and very windy conditions continue over the weekend and next week looks unsettled but high pressure may begin to have more influence in the south – 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th February
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
COMMUNITY BUS SERVICE & DORSET CAR SHARE DETAILS
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.
FLY TIPPING –
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
• you may be asked to provide a witness statement and/or attend court in subsequent legal action
Folly Farm Development
Burrington Estates (Yetminster) – they are a developer based in the South West and Yetminster will be their first development in Dorset – are now underway with the development work which is expected to take 2 years.
As part of the Planning Approval, West Dorset Council have agreed the Construction Traffic Management Plan which allows for the traffic movement times to be staggered around the school times and it is hoped that this will avoid congestion around St Andrews when the children are going to and from the school.
The Parish Council will continue to encourage the developer to liaise with the school and nearby residents to minimise the impact of the construction.
The full application (including the CTMP) is available on the Dorset for You Website and can viewed by clicking this link
WHAT’S ON IN THE VILLAGES
What’s on this week can be viewed on the front welcome page where there is also a link to the Wriggle Valley Magazine’s Diary Pages which gives a full list of events and meetings for the month.
St Andrews Church – Refurbishment Appeal
Project to improve the versatility of the church and to fund maintenance work – click here for details of funding activities and see calendar for details of village meetings
To take the digital version of the Church survey go to:
We are now well advanced with the process of developing the Community’s Vision and the policies to achieve this. There is more information on the Neighbourhood Plan Pages and do look out for articles in the Wriggle Valley News and also on our dedicated website (www.yrinp.net) and Facebook page. Do please contact us if you want to help!
The Parish Council is reviewing and proposes to consult on the draft Neighbourhood Plan – the statutory Pre – Submission Consultation – and we are hopeful that we will have progressed to a point to enable this to be done in March 2020.
The consultation period is for 6 weeks and we will then use the feedback to amend or review the draft document before finalising it, and the supporting information, for submission to Dorset Council in order that the review by the Independent Examiner can take place. Once this has been done, they will call a referendum so that the community can vote whether to accept the plan.
There is a public access defibrillator in the village and this is sited externally on the side wall to the car park at The White Hart.
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 a defibrillator 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.
The White Hart
Congratulations to Alex and Blanche at the White Hart for their efforts and hard work which have won them the coveted West Dorset CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019 award!
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.
Consultation on dogs in public spaces
Dorset Council is carrying out a 12-week public consultation on rules about dogs in public spaces This will help with the development of the new Dorset-wide Dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order.
The survey runs from the 24th January 2020 to the 19th April 2020 and you can take the survey here – Take the Survey
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. Unfortunately we may be forced to designated the Sports Field as a no go area for dogs as owners have repeatedly allowed their dogs to foul the area.
Sport England Community Fund
Local sports clubs please note that Sport England have a new scheme which will offer up to £50,000 for capital items. They are particularly interested in schemes which will
improve and protect existing community sports facilities
- invest in new and different places that meet the needs of local communities
- contribute towards any of the key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, economic development
Bids from a partnership of clubs and organisations are particularly welcome and although match funding is not a pre-requisite, it could strengthen the bid. Clubs that are interested in making a bid should contact the Parish Council using the contact form on this website.