In this section
- 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
Dorset Council have produced a poster for anyone interested in becoming a councillor and this can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
Date of next meeting
- Parish Council
- 21 May 2019 - 19:30 -22:00
Leigh Village Hall
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These pages include various Parish Council documents, information about contacting your council, along with dates and minutes of meetings. We aim to publish meeting agendas and minutes on this website and also on the village notice board by the village hall.
Members of the public are always welcome at meetings during an open discussion period.
The good councillor’s guide
This is a document explaining the roles of Parish and town Councilors. If you are considering standing for the Parish Council then please read this.