Parish Council met on Thursday 14th January 2016 at the
Drax Hall. The next meeting will be on Thursday 11th February
at the Drax Hall, starting at 7pm. All parishioners are
very welcome to attend and to take the opportunity to raise
any matters or concerns.
a few recent local break ins and attempted burglaries, we
were visited by PC Jon Stuart from Wareham Police Station
who is our community PC. Although admitting they cannot
always respond immediately to “smaller incidents”
it is still vital that every crime is reported, so that
it can be checked over and logged to help build up a picture
of trends and local incidents.
before the meeting, the council were notified that the 186
Bus Service, running on a Tuesday and Friday from Puddletown
to Poole and stopping at Bere Regis, was one of a number
of services in the county that was under review for possible
closure. The Council will be submitting a response to the
consultation stressing how vital the service is in a rural
area like ours. However anybody who wishes to can complete
the survey and respond, and the more responses sent, the
greater will be the impact. If you would like to complete
the survey (before the 8th February) please visit: https://www.dorsetforyou.com/article/420870/2016-bus-services-review.
work on The Bere Stream
was another well attended conservation working party in
January, which concentrated on clearing undergrowth between
the stream and path. Another working party is planned for
the morning of Saturday 6th
February. All are welcome - see the Wildlife and Environment
Group article for more details.
April 2016 is the Queen’s Official 90th Birthday and
as such, there are a number of UK-wide celebrations being
held, involving the lighting of beacons. We have agreed
to hold a similar celebration in Bere Regis and light our
Beacon as well. There is also a national campaign leading
up to the Queen’s Birthday to “Clean for the
Queen” encouraging towns and villages to tidy up their
local areas, which we aim to do on Sunday 17th April and
will need plenty of willing volunteers, ideally from each
area of the village, to participate. Councillor Lynn Fancy
is co-ordinating both the tidy and the celebration, so if
you would be willing to spare some time to help, please
contact her directly on 472725 or contact the clerk.
Wharf was delighted to announce that this year’s sales
of the Bere Regis Calendar had resulted in a profit of over
£200. This was being split equally between the Bere
Regis Youth Club and the Junior Church. Our thanks go out
to Councillor Wharf and John Scott for their hard work in
organising the photos for the calendar.