NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan Area

Referendum on the adoption of the Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan

1. A referendum will be held on Thursday, 6th May 2021 to decide on the question below:

‘Do you want Dorset Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Milton Abbas to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

2. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday, 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

3. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by 5pm on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.

4. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by 5pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.

5. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by 5pm on Thursday, 6th May 2021.

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.