DCC are currently considering a proposal to withdraw the mobile library service and are seeking your opinions via their online survey at www.dorsetforyou.com/mobile-library-consultation. The survey is available from 4 April to 14 May 2016.
A casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Milton Abbas Parish Council following the resignation of Cllr Robert Kelso.
Rule 8 (1) of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) Rules 1986 provides that if by Wednesday, 23 March 2016 (14 working days from the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than Wednesday 1 June 2016.
The agenda for the March 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.
On the 3rd February, a Milton Abbas Resident wrote to the Parish Council regarding the increase in precept for 2016-2017.
The Resident’s enquiry can be read by viewing this PDF: Resident’s Enquiry
Following this enquiry, the Parish Council gave a short response in the February edition of the Bulletin. The Parish Council’s full response to the Resident can be viewed on this PDF: Parish Council’s Response.
If any resident has any further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the clerk.
Trading standards officers are warning Dorset residents about copycat websites dealing with applications and renewals of Blue Badge disabled parking permits.
The unregulated websites may appear to offer a quick and easy application but in fact charge at least £49 for minimal help in completing the application form, and they have no authority to issue a Blue Badge.
Dorset residents who use these sites will still have to submit their applications to Dorset County Council and pay a further £10 to cover the genuine application fee.
These copycat websites are in no way affiliated to the Blue Badge scheme and many ask for personal information such as bank details and National Insurance numbers, which could be used for further fraud.
To report a problem with a copycat website contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06. For information about the Blue Badge scheme and how to apply please visit: www.dorsetforyou.com/blue-badge .
A date for your diary…… Saturday June 4th
We are having a village party to celebrate the queens 90th birthday – 2pm til late. A day to remember, live music, live acts, bouncy castle, face painting, magic, pony rides and much much more. Please do support this very worthy cause. More details coming shortly!
There is no meeting in February.
The agenda for the March Parish Council meeting will be added to the Meetings page as soon as available. 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.
The proposed budget for 2016 to 2017 is available to view on the Finance page, under The Council – Information.
A magnificent £4000 was made on the evening of the promises auction and Halloween event.