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.

Milton Abbas – Tregonwell Almshouses – New Resident(s) Required – Applications from Relations of Villagers Welcome

The Tregonwell Almshouse Trust is looking for a Resident or Residents for a vacant Almshouse following the recent departure of a former resident to a care home in Sherborne. Do you know of anyone who might be interested?
Someone who lives in the village now or has lived here in the past? Or a relation who currently lives elsewhere and would benefit from becoming a Resident?
The historic Milton Abbas Almshouses have been modernised over the years with off-peak central heating and comprise surprisingly spacious unfurnished accommodation consisting of living room, double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
Situated at the centre of the village they are convenient for village amenities and activities; and provide a unique living environment.
The Trustees have traditionally looked for people who are retired or close to retirement age, live in Milton Abbas or surrounding villages, and are not wealthy. However, all potential resident(s) who have a need for this type of accommodation will be considered; as long as they fit the criteria specified within our Charity Commission promulgated scheme.
Residents do not pay rent, but do pay a contribution towards the maintenance costs, which makes an Almshouse an inexpensive proposition.
For more details and an application form from David Duncombe-Anderson, Clerk to the Trustees. Contact: 01258 880481; davbredaf@gmail.com; or write to Brookside, Milton Mills, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum. Dorset. DT11 0BQ.

Second defibrillator Installation

The Parish Council is pleased to report that our second Community Defibrillator is now installed on the outside wall of the Surgery, see attached photo. This has been partially funded by the British Heart Foundation.

There is no lock on the box, just pull the top towards you to open. The door is alarmed and should only ever be opened in an emergency or for authorised maintenance.

Also, a reminder that a Defibrillator & CPR training session has been organised for Thursday 18th July at 7pm in the Reading Room. If anyone else would like to attend please email davidacocking@gmail.com

Polling Arrangements Review

Dorset Council is required by law to review all polling district, polling places and polling stations in the Dorset Council area by 31 January 2020.
The electoral register for Dorset Council is divided into approximately 400 local areas (polling districts) and by law every polling district must be assigned a polling place where electors can go to vote. 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.
The Council is consulting the public to seek their comments on the suitability of the polling station where they voted in person on 2 May. The Council is also consulting members of Dorset Council and local political parties.
The review starts today and the first round of consultation ends on 27 August 2019.

The consultation document and information about the current polling arrangements are available online here.
Please note that no changes can be made to existing ward or parish boundaries during this review and that any recommendations need to be in alignment with existing parliamentary constituency, ward and parish boundaries.