Come and Join the Parish Council!
Local councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and the neighbourhood. Councillors attend to local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions on local services, collaborate with the principal council to adhere to local needs, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of the community.
Parish Council meetings take place monthly on:
Full Council - 3rd Wednesday, Planning Committee - 1st Wednesday, if required. These are public meetings, so you are welcome to come along and say hello.
Our website has lots of useful information, as well as details of the existing councillors and meeting minutes.
Please contact the Parish Clerk if you are interested in becoming a councillor.
Email the Parish Clerk or telephone 07477 514862.
27 April 2023 Road Closure – Christchurch Road
Temporary road closure of Christchurch Road (near parley crossroads) now postponed with new dates to be confirmed.
20 April 2023 Temporary Road Closure – Fitzpain Close
Highways maintenance and resurfacing, 9am - 4pm, 4th May 2023, the application remains in force for five days, but it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 5th May 2023. Full road closure notice (pdf).
5 April 2023 Latest updates from Dorset Council
Round 4 of the Household Support Fund is to open soon for applications. Low-income households in the Dorset Council area will be able to apply for the next round of the Household Support Fund (HSF) to help with rising costs.
Unlike round 3, which saw two application windows, round 4 will be split into 6 different windows, spread over 6 months, allowing more residents to have a chance to apply.
Dorset Council residents will be able to apply if they have:
an annual household net income of less that £30,000 and
savings of less than £16,000 and
not applied for a previous HSF payment within the last 6 months
29 March 2023 Road Closure of Christchurch Road from Parley Cross
Night Closure : 110m of Christchurch Road from Parley cross to just past Parley Close,
8pm – 6am,
22nd – 26th May. .
road closure notice (pdf).
27 March 2023 Urgent Road Closure – Longham Bridge
Between 10am and 2pm on 28th March 2023 for inspecton of a burst water main. For full details, please see the
road closure notice (pdf).
22 March 2023 Proposed night closure of slip road
Residents please note that there is a proposed night closure of the New Road slip road ONLY at West Parley crossroads, creating a no left turn from Christchurch Road (from the airport) to New Road (kinson)
8pm – 4am
30th May – 1st June full details in the traffic order.
21 March 2023 Make a Change - Become a Councillor
Would you like to make a difference on your own doorstep? There are currently 4 vacancies on the Parish Council.
We have been notified by SGN that they are dealing with a gas escape on New Road
Whilst the leak itself is in the verge, the lights are in operation for safety due to its immediate proximity to the carriageway.
Daily site safety and leakage checks will be undertaken, however SGN advise that there will not be a constant presence on site initially whilst resources are mobilised, including specialist equipment being sourced from their Scotland region and a qualified operative to use the equipment from their Solent region.
We have requested the temporary signals are manually controlled all day Monday to Friday; however we do still anticipate disruption at peak times.
For further information about these works, please contact SGN on 0800 912 1700.
8 March 2023 Land West of New Road Public Exhibition by Cala Homes
We thank those of you who attended the public exhibition on 2nd March to find out more about this development, which was included as part of the Christchurch & East Dorset Local Plan back in 2014.
So that we can represent the views of residents, we welcome your thoughts on the proposals and will be monitoring your comments on the planning application when it is submitted to Dorset Council in the spring.
Here is the Cala Homes development website, which shows the banners that were displayed at the exhibition. There is also an email for questions throughout the process.