Category Archives: Parish Council

Dorset Council review of polling stations

The council is consulting the public to seek their comments on the suitability of the polling station they used the last time they voted in person at an election. This review may change where you vote at future elections.

Around 320 buildings are used as polling stations by Dorset Council with most being village and church halls, schools and community centres.

This review aims to ensure that voting arrangements for future elections suit the needs of electors in each area, so that electors have access to reasonable facilities for voting.

If you wish to participate in this review, then please follow the link below.

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/councillors-committees-elections/elections-and-voting/polling-arrangements-review.aspx

Purchase of land for a Village Green.

At its March 2019 meeting, the PC voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a 99 year lease on the 4.03 acre field adjacent to the Village Hall in order to create a Village Green for Leigh.  The associated application to borrow the necessary funding (£40k) has been approved, and the purchase is expected to be completed by the end of May.

A favourable response to a ‘pre-app’ consultation regarding the necessary ‘change of use’ has been received.  A formal planning application will now be made to convert about half of the field into a Village Green (the remainder will continue as agricultural land).  It is hoped that the conversion work will be completed before Spring 2020.  The Parish Council is considering forming a sub-committee of volunteers to help finalise the details and progress the transformation; if you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Local Elections on May 2nd 2019

The Parish of Leigh is required to return seven (7) councillors on May 2nd. If there are more than 7 candidates, then a Parish Council Election will be required. Futher details can be found in the following document

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Dorset Council have produced a poster for anyone interested in becoming a councillor and this can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Standing as a Councillor Poster