The March 2018 edition of the Bride Valley News can be read HERE 
The deadline for copy for any month’s issue is mid-day of the second Thursday of the preceding month. All material for publication must be sent to the Village Correspondent.  For Litton Cheney this is: John Yates, 2, Sunnyside Cottage. Tel: 01308482392  email: 
Dorset Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley
Saturday Bus Service to Continue
Litton Cheney Allotments
Would you like some more space to grow? A quiet place to come to that is near your home and yet feels a world away? If you would like to have a go at growing your own, then an allotment could be perfect for you. The effort you put in would be rewarded by: eating fresh and organic food that you've grown yourself; the pleasure of seeing your fruit and vegetables grow; improved physical health from regular exercise, as part of a healthy lifestyle; make new friends and become a seasoned allotmenteer. There are six plots that have become available at the Litton Cheney Allotments. The allotments consist of 12 plots situated next to the playing field in the village. For further information and to satisfy your interest, please contact Andrew King (01308 482594 / or Madeleine Hickling (01308 482164  /
With many tasks now being devolved down to town and parish councils by unitary authorities, it has become the local community's responsibility to carry out these tasks when necessary either by the use of council services, contractors or volunteer labour. From a financial standpoint volunteer labour has the most positive impact on parish/village finances. We already have a modest band of volunteers, affectionately known (by some) as “The Premier Crew”, who have carried out several tasks within the village during 2017 resulting in financial savings. If you would like to join the crew we would be delighted to have you on-board. Please give John Firrell a call on 482313 or email if you are of a mind to give it a go. Many thanks.
Your Village Needs You
After a successful trial in terms of number of people using the service, a fortnightly service will continue until at least
Easter, and possibly beyond. The next service will be Saturday 3rd March, followed by Saturday 17th March and
Saturday 31st March.
Once again it will be down to the support the service receives as to whether it will continue in the long term. A price rise
bringing it into line with other local fares is in the offing, but may still be deemed reasonable.
Dorset Waste News Countryside News WDDC News Allotments Help Needed Parish Council Election LCPAS Review Trial Bus Service BV News Survey Meeting Village Cafe
Mobile Phone Signal
It is anticipated that the newly installed mobile phone mast on Chalkpit Lane will be operational by the end of March.
Parish Council Election
An ambitious five-year conservation programme led by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The area runs from West Bexington in the West through to Osmington in the East. Through a multitude of projects it aims to conserve, enhance, celebrate and understand this special area. These village surveys are a chance for us to engage and enthuse the local community about the natural and historic environment whilst also collecting important information. We will begin with a short presentation then walk around the village to survey and record the features present. We would really like to hear from the local community and fully utilise all their local knowledge and skills in this area. These surveys are not in any way replacing neighbourhood plans, but to celebrate and appreciate the special character of the landscape. If you would like to know more and involve yourself and your family in this survey then come to Litton and Thorner's Community Hall, Litton Cheney from 10.30 a.m. Thursday 12 th  April.
South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Project - Village Survey
STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED West Dorset District Council Election of a Parish Councillor The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for Litton Cheney
Name of Candidate
Home Address
Description (if any)
Name of Proposer
Reason why no longer nominated*
Hope Cottage, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Anderson Doreen M
WILLIAMS James Maxwell
Manor Cottage, 1 The Paddocks, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, DT2 9AF
Bunting Hannah M B
*Decision of the Returning Officer that the nomination is invalid or other reason why a person nominated no longer stands nominated. The persons above against whose name no entry is made in the last column have been  and stand validly nominated. A POLL WILL BE TAKEN on Thursday 12 April 2018 between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.
Village Cafe
Road Closures
Road Closure