4 Nov 2011 East Dorset District Council to vote on complete change to waste services
At 10am Wednesday 9 November in the Council Chamber at Furzehill, East Dorset District Council is meeting to vote on new waste services. This meeting is open to the public.
As part of a Dorset wide initiative designed to save some 17% yearly on present Dorset waste collection services, EDDC's Policy and Resources Committee will be meeting to decide on a new and completely changed waste collection service.
For West Parley this will (if decided upon) commence in June 2012 and in essence will be:
A weekly food waste collection
A fortnightly recycling collection, with a wheeled bin and a box
A fortnightly waste collection, much the same as the present weekly one, but with a wheeled bin
An optional garden waste fortnightly collection, at an annual charge.
The Parish Council is proud of the many West Parley volunteers who distribute leaflets, pick up litter, maintain the flowers, clear pavements and hedges and generally help to see that the village is tidy and attractive.
There is a party in their honour at 6.15pm Friday 28 October at the Memorial Hall. Chris Chope MP will be there and will present our Volunteer of the Year awards.
If you have helped out at West Parley do come, and bring your spouse/partner.
20 Oct 2011 Parish Council appoints new Clerk
The previous Clerk having resigned, the Parish Council held a successful recruitment exercise and had 9 applicants. The successful candidate is Mrs Linda Leeding, who was appointed as Clerk at the Parish Council meeting on 19 October. Details will be on the Parish Clerk page shortly.
19 Oct 2011 Councillors visit ECO Sustainable Solutions, the waste and power plant on Chapel Lane
On 19 September West Parley Parish Councillors visited ECO Sustainable Solutions, the waste and power plant on Chapel Lane. Trelawney Dampney, the managing director, showed Councillors the modern "use it all" plant where all manner of waste is taken in, sorted, separated, treated and then sold as usable commodities - fertilisers, compost etc. ECO has approved plans to put itself at the front of waste technology by building a facility to turn some of the incoming waste, mainly wood, into usable heat.
The Council is also obliged to ECO for donating the turf that has just been laid on the verge in front of the Recreation Ground.
4 Oct 2011 Housing in the green belt at West Parley - Parish Council wants better Consultation.
At their 21 Sept meeting the Parish Council passed the following motion:
Major Planning Consultations - Motion to separate West Parley and Ferndown"The Council sees East Dorset District Council's (EDDC) new practice of combining Ferndown and West Parley in major planning consultations as disregarding the separate constitutions, identity and character of the two communities, and as contrary to Government policy on communities. It is greatly to the disadvantage of West Parley.
The Council insists that it is West Parley's right to be consulted separately and requests the West Parley District Councillors to urge the EDDC to revert to its former consultation practice in this regard."
24 Aug 2011 Canford Bottom Roundabout - All Change
After transport ministers said on 15 August they were putting the Canford Bottom roundabout works on hold, it is reported on August 24th that they have now changed their minds again. Transport minister Mike Penning has given the scheme the go ahead, citing possible delays to the Olympic route network if the scheme was delayed.
18 Aug 2011 Street light renewal to begin soon
The street lights in the following roads are soon to be renewed: Cammel Road Linden Close Christchurch Road (215 to 374) New Road (Bridge to 294)