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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 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)


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.

WVT Group

07941518772 or at


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 beginning work on the site.

The Parish Council is in discussion with them regarding the naming of the three streets within the development and is seeking to utilise the original field names and as used elsewhere so as to maintain the historic link with the village.

Under the Planning Approval conditions, Dorset County Council must agree a traffic management scheme for the construction traffic and the Parish Council has made its concerns over the potential increase in traffic known to them. Additionally, the Parish Council is endeavouring to ensure that the developer liaises with the school and nearby residents to minimise the impact of the construction.

The full application is available on the Dorset for You Website and can viewed by clicking this link


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.

You can view a list of regular meetings by clicking here


St Andrews Church – Refurbishment Appeal

Project to improve the versatility of the church and to fund maintenance work – see calendar for details of village meetings

Neighbourhood Plan

We are now in 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 ( and Facebook page. Do please contact us if you want to help!

Following the “Call for Sites”,  a number of potential development sites have been put forward for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan. Our recent Open Day has provided us with the community’s views on these and we will be evaluating the information over the forthcoming weeks.

The Strategic Environmental Assessment of the emerging plan has been provided by WDDC and has been added to the NP section

Defibrillator Update     

We are delighted to say that thanks to Blanche’s hard work and very successful fundraising, we now have a defibrillator in the village which, once installed, will be sited on the external side wall of The White Hart, towards the rear of the pub. So, thank you to everyone who contributed to this. Training for the defibrillator has been arranged for February, so please watch this space for details.

With the remaining money, and a very generous grant from Toyota’s Fund For A Better Tomorrow scheme, we are also able to purchase a defibrillator for the use of staff and pupils at St. Andrew’s School. Lower Covey Montessori Nursery will also be holding their Carols Around the Tree evening in aid of the defibrillator fund. This means that we are able to investigate potential sites at both Brister End and The Meadens for a possible second public access defibrillator! More details to follow…

Any money remaining after the purchase of the defibrillators will be used towards community first aid training.

It’s great to have a defibrillator in the village, but I’d like to just quickly remind everyone that in the event of a cardiac arrest, the very first thing you should do is call 999.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has made this possible.


A warning to all dog owners

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 have now been 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.