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:
Village Notice Boards – Rules of Engagement
Spot It – Report It
As we edge towards darker evenings the temptation to put “the bins out” early must surely come to mind. Please resist the temptation 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
Planning applications currently being considered by WDDC will be notated here. For details of planning applications past and present relating to Litton Cheney use the following link:  If you wish to make a comment on a pending planning application you can also use this facility to make your online comment directly to WDDC.
Consultation on Local Services
You will be aware by now that Dorset is moving to a new unitary authority for our area (with a separate  authority to cover Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole).  This means that as of April 2019 the County  Council and our District and Borough Councils will 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 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  littonchene y@dorset - .  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   Refuse 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, school 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 control, 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 facilities   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   Local planning,  building and development control   Youth clubs   Local land charges and searches   Any additional services (please state)
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.  The Housing Needs Survey, which had been required before permission could be granted, had been completed and early discussions had commenced on the legal agreement (S106).
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.
Current Applications
Recent Decisions
This is your periodic reminder that we are on the lookout for worthy people to stand for election at the Parish Council Elections in May 2019.  It may sound some way off, but we are asking you to start giving it serious consideration now. What does it take to be a parish councillor? A willingness and hope that you can make a difference, a little of your precious time, and an ability to listen and communicate with fellow local residents. Changes as to the way smaller councils operate knowing that the county and district councils will disappear next year are in the pipeline and there is every reason to suggest that greater responsibilities will rest with smaller councils in the years to come and you can play your part. Please give it serious thought and if you are interested please contact Clerk, Maggie Walsh (01308 281561) who can provide you with more information.
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Application ref: WD/D/18/001959 - Land to the west of Tithe Barn House, Chalk Pit Lane, Litton Cheney - To erect a dwelling and garage.
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 - deadline for comments 17 December 2018