Author Archives: charlie adey

Roadworks and Closures

Did you know that any advance road closures or maintenance are shown on Dorset Council’s interactive map? This is the best way to keep up to date with planned road closures.

From the Dorset Council Website: Dorset Council as Highway Authority does not notify individual households or businesses of forthcoming work when the activities are approved. Residents and businesses can follow current and planned roadworks and traffic restrictions on our roadworks map.

It is not a requirement for all works that residents, businesses and services be notified in advance; however the likely scale of disruption occurring from the works and any associated traffic management impact is likely to inform the need to provide notification.

It is the responsibility of the organisation carrying out the works to arrange notification. This might be directly by letter drop, placing of advance warning signs before works start or other means.

There is more information on their website 

Parish Council Elections in May

Parish Council Elections are in May – please see for more information.

An update from the parish council

May will soon be here, bringing with it election season. For those that are interested in standing as a parish councillor, here is some key information.

Nomination packs are now available from the electoral commission and nominations can be submitted from the 12th March by hand at 4 venues until the 5th April with a 4pm deadline. This is also the deadline for nominations to be withdrawn from the election process.
There are 7 seats on the parish council, so if 7 or less stand for council, then the election is uncontested and those that have stood will automatically be elected and there will be no formal
election process. If, however there are more than 7 nominations, then the election is contested and a parish election will be held on the 2nd May, with those that have been elected as parish councillors taking office from the 7th May.
I would invite anyone that is interested in standing as a parish councillor to get in touch with the clerk, as there is a lot more information available regarding dates, drop off venues, the process, responsibilities etc.

You can also look at the links already posted to the website, as well as the below videos which are useful.

  1. What do parish and town councils do in your community?
  2. What do parish and town councils do across Dorset?
  3. Why becoming a parish or town councillor in Dorset matters
  4. Parish and Town Councils are for Everyone


Leigh Talks

7th February 7.30pm – Kevin Clayton, representing the Green Party, will come and answer questions about how the party plans to tackle climate and environmental issues after the next election. There will be three more talks allowing each of the major parties to respond to these vital questions. Everyone welcome!

21st February 7.30pm – Edward Morello, the Liberal Democrat candidate for West Dorset, will come and answer questions about how the Lib Dems will respond to questions about water quality, pollution, agricultural policy, renewable energy after the next election. The second of four talks allowing each of the major parties to respond. Everyone welcome!