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.
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!
A magnificent £4000 was made on the evening of the promises auction and Halloween event.
The Milton Abbas Playpark Committee is holding a Halloween party, hog roast and auction of promises in the reading rooms / marquee on 31st October from 6pm onwards.
There will be music, games, spooky story telling, a fancy dress competition for the children, alcoholic and soft drinks and a raffle.
All proceeds towards a much needed new playpark.
At 7:30pm there will an auction of promises. With 55 promises so far ranging from delicious food to riding lessons to a car service to a holiday cottage stay in Cornwall for a week there is something for everyone. The full catalogue can be found here. You can also place written bids if you are unable to be there on the night.
Tickets are £1 for adults (which includes entry into he raffle) and 50p for children and are available from Milton Abbas Post Office, Steepton Bill Farm Shop and committee members Gill Fitzpatrick, Jacqui Cooper, Gavin Bridle, Tom Ives and Corrine Wakeman.
Please come and join us for what should be a lovely evening.