Village Cafes - Your Parish Councillors
All notices placed on the village notice boards must comply with the following:- No larger than A5 No commercial “For Sale” notices advertising goods or services One poster should suffice for a number of events, e.g. Social Committee list of annual dates and events. Only local events in and around the Bride Valley Respect other relevant in-date notices on display Pin tidily – do not use staples. Notices not conforming with the above will be removed Whilst the above rules may appear somewhat rigid, it is done to avoid overcrowding and enable organisers of as many events as possible to display all their key information clearly.
At every Village Cafe (held on the third Saturday of each month), at least one of your parish councillors will be present to listen to any concerns you have, and indicate what course of action can be taken on legitimate concerns.
Potholes, poor drainage, flooding, dangerous trees, overgrown vegetation, damaged signs – you name it, we probably have it somewhere in the village. If you come across such problems, don't wait for someone else to report it – contact the relevant local authority department at Dorset for You: https://www.dorsetforyou.com/travel-dorset/contact-dorset-highways
Village Notice Boards – Rules of Engagement
Spot It – Report It
Please resist the temptation to “put the bins out early” until at least late afternoon on the day before collection. There have been several instances of late when bins have been left out days in advance cluttering up the village. Very often these early bins emanate from holiday lets and rental properties. Owners of these businesses are reminded that this recycling and rubbish must be removed by a commercial waste contractor. Failure to do so may leave the business owner liable to prosecution by the local authority if they are found to be using the domestic waste collection.
Recycling & Rubbish Bins – Jumping the Gun
As of “Late January” a new system for viewing and commenting on planning applications will be introduced on the Dorset for You website. A brief announcement can be viewed HERE. Anyone wishing to use the facility will need to create a profile in order to submit comments on applications. This will also provide the opportunity to save searches and track applications as they go through the planning process. A User Guide detailing how to access the new system can be read HERE. Needless to say, it is both lengthy and detailed, although you do not have to be an IT expert to register and start using it. It will, however, take a little time to get used to.
PLANNING NOTICES
Consultation on Local Services
Application ref: WD/D/18/001183 WD/D/18/001183 CHARITY FARM, MAIN STREET, LITTON CHENEY, DORCHESTER,DT2 9AP - planning permission required.
Application ref: WD/D/17/000758 & 59 CHARITY FARM - Erection of 6 no. dwellings and conversion of redundant agricultural building to a dwelling, and dismantle pig barn. Approved 11th February
Application ref: WD/D/17/002317 PARKS FARM (outside parish boundary) - Construction of effluent lagoon (WD/D/17/002317) – This application is still under consideration. Approved 20th February
Current Applications
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in the Bride Valley
Litton Cheney
Dorset
Application ref: WD/D/18/002711 - Four Meads Farm, Litton Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, DT2 9DH - Erection of agricultural barn amendment to WD/D/16/001006. Approved 12th February
Application ref: WD/D/18/002298 & 99 THE MILL HOUSE, MAIN STREET - erection of extension and alterations and construction of a new bridge and vehicular access. Under consideration.
Pertinent planning applications currently being considered by WDDC will be notated here.
Application ref: WD/D/18/002996 6 COOMBES CLOSE, DT2 9EX - 2 storey side extension and single storey flat roof extension/terrace - deadline 25 February.
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About Our Village
As of April 2019, Dorset moved to a new unitary authority (with a separate authority to cover Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole). This means that the County Council and District and Borough Councils no longer exist. In anticipation of this change, the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils has asked parish and town councils for their views on which of the services listed below are essential, which are desirable, and which should not be provided by the public sector. Litton Cheney Parish Council would like to hear your views on this to ensure our response represents the views of villagers. Please email your observations to us at littoncheney@dorset-aptc.gov.uk. Thank you.
Allotments   Meals on wheels   Beaches and moorings   Minerals and quarries  -   planning   Bus shelters   Museum and arts   By - laws   Maintenance of public rights of way   Car parks   Parks and open spaces  -   sports grounds   Care and protection of children   Protecting and enhancing Dorset's environment   Care for elderly people   Public and community transport support   Care for people with a disability   Public conveniences   Cemeteries   Recycling   Coast protection   Re fuse collection   Community safety   Registration of births, marriages and deaths   Concessionary travel and public transport support   Road clearance  -   fly tipping   Conservation / listed buildings   Road safety   Council tax and business rate collection   Schools, s chool transport, adult education   Country parks and countryside management   Strategic planning for Dorset   Cycle routes   Street cleaning and litter   Electoral register   Street lighting and furniture   Emergency planning   Theatres   Environmental health -   pest co ntrol, dog fouling   Tourism   Estate management   Trading standards & consumer protection   Highways maintenance   Traffic management and transport planning   Housing and housing benefit   Tree protection   Industrial and crafts units   Village halls and community faci lities   Leisure centres and pools   Voluntary organisations  -   support   Libraries and archives   War memorials   Licensing  -   pubs, halls, entertainment, markets,  taxis   Water courses   Local economy support and development control   Waste disposal and recycling   Loc al planning, building and development control   Youth clubs   Local land charges and searches   Any additional services (please state)