All notices placed on the village notice boards must comply with the following:-No larger than A5No 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 ValleyRespect other relevant in-date notices on displayPin tidily – do not use staples.Notices not conforming with the above will be removedWhilst 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.
A system for viewing and commenting on planning applications hia provided on the Dorset for You website.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Application ref: WD/D/19/000958 TOWNSEND COTTAGE, 2 CHALK PIT LANE, DT2 9AN. Erect two storey rear extension and detached garage - Deadline for comments 19 May.Application ref: WD/D/19/000959 (Listed Building Consent) TOWNSEND COTTAGE, 2 CHALK PIT LANE, DT2 9AN. Internal and external alterations to include replacement of single storey extension with two storey extension and change window on rear elevation to French doors. Deadline for comments 19 May.
Application ref: WD/D/19/001613 MEADOWBANK, SCHOOL HOUSE LANE, DT2 9AU. Erect front and rear extensions. Deadline for comments 6 August 2019.Application ref: WD/D/19/001463 CHARITY FARM, MAIN STREET, DT2 9AP. Erection of 6 dwellings and conversion of redundant agricultural building to a dwelling - (with variation of conditions 4, 5 & 6 of planning permission WD/D/17/000758 to amend approved plans). Deadline for comments 5 August 2019.
Application ref: WD/D/19/001427 and 1428 (listed building consent) 2 CHARITY FARM COTTAGES, DT2 9AP Erect single storey extensions and internal and external alterations. Deadline for comment 15 September 2019.
Application ref: WD/D/19/001897 LAND EAST OF, 7-8 GARDEN CLOSEDemolition of double garage and erection of 1no. dwelling, garage block, access and parking. Deadline for comment 28 September.
Application ref: WD/D/19/001843 3 BAGLAKE DT2 9DP Convert integral garage to form additional living accommodation (demolish existing conservatory) with associated alterations to elevations). Approved 24 September 2019.
Conclusion of Audit
LITTON CHENEY PARISH COUNCILNotice of conclusion of auditAnnual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection online at Littoncheney.org.uk or in person by any local government elector of the area of Litton Cheney Parish Council on application to:Mrs Maggie Walsh, Parish Clerk 4 Bath OrchardBridportDT6 3FDTelephone 01308 281561 during office hours to arrange a time
The audit of accounts for Litton Cheney Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
Copies are available to download free of charge from Littoncheney.org.uk. Paper copies will be provided to any person on payment of £0.35p plus current postage cost for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.
Announcement made by: Maggie WalshDate of announcement: 27 September 2019