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Welcome to the Milton Abbas Parish Council Website.

One this page you will find a series of informative posts to update you on the work of the Parish Council. You can refine the posts you see by using the categories listed to the right. Please use the navigation bar at the top of the website to take you to information about the Council, our Meetings, Planning Applications and the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Should you have any suggestions or issue using this website please speak with one of the Councillors or the Clerk who can be contacted here.

Concessionary Bus Pass – Proposal to Change Scheme

Dorset Travel proposes the following changes to Dorset’s Concessionary Pass Scheme: “removal of free travel before 9.30am on routes that have no other services until after 10.30am”
The companion scheme, free travel before 9.30am for blind and partially sighted pass holders and additional concessionary provided to East Dorset pass holders will continue as they are currently.
If you wish to see which routes are affected or to complete a survey to register your views, please visit www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travel-dorset/concessionary-passes-consultation

What Do You Think About Charging For Bins?

The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is considering introducing one-off charges for supplying and delivering new containers to residents in order to make essential budget savings.
This might include when different containers are requested for larger families (5 or more people) or for those using disposable nappies.
They want to hear your views about charging households for lost or broken bins, for providing bins to new properties and for giving residents different containers to the standard Recycle for Dorset service.
Residents’ views will be taken into consideration by the DWP Joint Committee in January next year when they consider the options. Closing date for responses is Friday 18 November.
https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/new-containers-consultation

Voting at Tesco Blandford Store is Now Live

Milton Abbas Play Park Committee have successfully been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.  You are invited to visit Tesco stores now to vote for who you think should take away the top award.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store from 31 October to 13 November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.  In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Please visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp for more information.

November Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the November Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.

October Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the October Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2016 was completed on 19 September 2016 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  The requisite information as defined by Section 13(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 is available for inspection here.

Alternatively this information is available for inspection by appointment.  To arrange a viewing please contact Mrs Elizabeth Sellen (Clerk/RFO) between the hours of 10.00 and 14.00 on 01258 880383 or 07917 300847.

More Great News For The Play Park Committee

Milton Abbas Play Park Committee have successfully been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.  You are invited to visit Tesco stores between 26 September and 9 October 2016 and vote for who you think should take away the top award.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store from 26 September to 9 October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.  In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Please visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp for more information.

September Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the September Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.