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.

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.

Councillor Resignation

Please see notice of a Councillor vacancy which has recently arisen.

There are currently two Councillor vacancies within the Parish Council and the Councillors would be pleased to consider co-option of new Councillors to the Parish Council.  If you are interested in the role of Parish Councillor, please click here for further information.

Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Exempt Authority)

Please click here to read the Notice of Public Rights relating to the 2018/2019 Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).

Please click here to view the AGAR, and related financial records for 2018/2019.

Should you have any questions relating to the financial records, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, Elizabeth Sellen on 01258 880383 or miltonabbas@dorset-aptc.gov.uk.

NDP Consultation – Green Spaces and Important Views – May 2019

The NDP group is now launching a consultation about Green Spaces and Important Views which will run for three weeks until June 10th.

As always we would like as many people as possible to look at our draft documents and to tell us whether or not they support our suggestions, and perhaps put forward suggestions of their own.

There is a display in St James’s Church, together with printed copies of the assessments and a short questionnaire, and the same documents and questionnaire are available here.

NDP Options Consultation Questionnaire

Many thanks again to the 140 people who responded to our last NDP consultation in August, which provided a rich source of information about how our community wants the parish to develop.

Over the last few months your NDP team has:

  • Conducted a call for development sites in the parish
  • Commissioned an independent suitability assessment for each of the sites put forward
  • Completed a housing needs assessment
  • Developed some draft ideas for the NDP vision, objectives, policies and possible sites for development .

We would now like to consult you again on this recent work to ensure we are progressing as rapidly as possible towards an NDP that is approved of by the community and strengthens our influence on future planning decisions.

We very much hope that you will be able to take part in this survey.  Full details are included in questionnaires that are available in Milton Abbas at the Surgery, the Post Office and Steeptonbill Farm Shop.  Questionnaires can also be downloaded from the NDP page where the site assessment and housing needs assessment documents mentioned above are also available.

With thanks and best wishes from your NDP team!

Rowan Woodhouse

NDP Consultation – Sites & Policies

The Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Development Plan Group are holding two consultation sessions in the Reading Rooms Saturday 9th Feb 10am – 1pm and Wednesday 13th Feb 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Come along to find out which sites and policies have made it to the short list and let us know which ones you support.  See the poster for more details.

Rowan Woodhouse