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19 February 2024
Road Closures Cammel Road / Meadow Close

For Cammel Road and Meadow Close, no vehicle access between 7.30am - 4pm, from 29th February 2024, anticipated completion by 8th March 2024. Please note that the notice will remain in force for 18 months

For more information, please see the Cammel Road / Meadow Close closure notice.

1 February 2024
Urgent closure of Gallows Drive

Urgent Notification: Wessex Water have notified us of an urgent closure on Gallows Drive, West Parley to allow surveying of sewer to locate collapse.

The works are expected to be completed by 05-02-2024.

For more information, please see the Gallows Drive closure notice.

29 January 2024
Help shape travel and transport across Dorset

Residents are invited to have their say to help shape travel and transport across the County.

For more information there are a number of exhibitions which include FERNDOWN LIBRARY 1st February 10am to 2pm.

Alternatively you can complete the survey online.

29 January 2024
Dorset Council's Get Active Outdoors 2024 - Guide out now!

January sees the release of the new Get Active Outdoors brochure, which aims to support local people to get and stay active through a range of entry level activities, delivered in Dorset’s beautiful green spaces.

Nordic Walking, Get into Golf and Fresh Air Fitness for beginners are just some of the instructor led courses available, alongside group led Couch to 5K, Orienteering tasters, Health Walks and Health Cycle Rides.

Please see Dorset Council's health and activity webpage.

29 January 2024
Dorset Council offers parents a free reusable nappy starter pack

Dorset Council offers parents a free reusable nappy starter pack or £30 off reusable nappies (minimum spend £45).

Apply before 31 March 2024 and you could also win one of two reusable nappy sets worth £80 each in our prize draw! So if you know anyone in the Dorset Council area who would be eligible to apply, please let them know.

Here's how to apply.

29 January 2024
Chris Packham Promotes Writing Competition for Schools

A message from Dorset Goes WILD:

"We’ve teamed up with Bournemouth Writing Festival and Hengistbury Head Writers’ Group, for an exciting nature-themed writing competition. The competition is open to all primary and secondary school children, and home-schooled children in Dorset. "

"We would love to get as many children as possible going WILD in Dorset, whilst giving them inspiration for this amazing competition."

"Chris Packham very kindly agreed to introduce the competition for us in a wonderful video message which can be viewed on the Dorset Goes WILD Facebook page."

11 January 2024
Report a crime online to avoid a lenthgy phone wait

Dorset Police were invited to attend the Parish Council December meeting. Mitigation measures were discussed and agreed to combat the antisocial driving in the Parish Council's car park.

If you wish to report a crime, there is a handy online Dorset Police webpage, which can help avoid a lengthy wait on the phone.

4 January 2024
Household Support Fund Round 4 re-opens

The Fund provides a helping hand to low-income households in the Dorset Council area. For eligibility criteria, please check Dorset Council's Household Support Fund webpage.

The Household Support Fund Round 4 re-opens 3rd January.