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
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.
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.
Application ref: WD/D/17/000758 & 59CHARITY 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/17/002317PARKS FARM(outside parish boundary) - Construction of effluent lagoon (WD/D/17/002317) – This application is still under consideration.
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.