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January 2019 BERE REGIS PARISH COUNCIL Chairman: Ian Ventham 471480 ianrventham@gmail.com Vice Chairman: Robin Pitcher 472151 robinpitcher@btinternet.co.uk Parish Clerk: Amanda Crocker 472327 bereregispc@gmail.com Websites: www.bereregisparishcouncil.co.uk www.bereregis.org The Parish Council met on Thursday 10th January 2019 at the Drax Hall. The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th 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 at the start of the meeting. Potential Community Event The Council discussed the possibility of holding a large-scale event in the village this summer, perhaps similar to previous events held such as the Queen’s Birthday Street Party or the Jubilee Party. This would require input from all the groups within the community, but it could be a fun event if enough people want to help. Suggestions so far received have been for a traditional fete, including a flower and veg show, a fancy dress competion, a dog show and events like tug of war. If you would like to be involved with this, please contact the Chairman, Ian Ventham, on the details above. Snow Plough Use Dorset County Council are continuing with their scheme of reimbursing farmers £30 per hour for use of their snow plough to help clear local roads if adverse weather makes them impassable. If you know anyone with access to a snow plough then they can contact the clerk, Amanda Crocker, for further information. Open Spaces For the Wildlife and Environment Group’s January conservation working party a small but energetic band of volunteers cleared an area between the stream and walkway of brambles and other undergrowth and coppiced some trees. This work is being carried out on a rotational basis to allow more light to reach the woodland floor and for wildflowers to flourish whilst maintaining a mosaic of habitats for a range of birds, mammals and invertebrates to enjoy. Further conservation work parties are planned for the first Saturdays of February, March and April to carry out more scrub clearance and tree planting works. Calendars Calendar sales have been going well and they are still on sale at the Post Office for another couple of weeks. We are trying to make them available slightly earlier this year, but do require more photographs to be submitted for consideration. These can be sent in at any time by emailing them to bryan@cheapprintingdorset.co.uk and the selected ones will be chosen later in the year. Reporting Defects If anybody notices any defects or problems within the playpark, please inform the clerk or a councillor at the nearest opportunity. A list of all councillors can be found here (https://www.bereregisparishcouncil.co.uk/about-us/councillors/). If there are problems elsewhere in the village, Dorset For You has a great tool on their website (https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/roads-highways-maintenance/roads-highways-and- maintenance.aspx?folderIds=5543,6301) for the reporting of any defects such as potholes, flooding, overgrown hedges, verges etc, broken lights and much more. Whilst the Parish Council will always endeavour to assist in areas we can, most problems which occur around the village are the responsibility of either the landowner, or in the case of roads, Dorset Highways, and reporting these issues online will always get the quickest response. Bryan Benjafield
February 2019 BERE REGIS PARISH COUNCIL Chairman: Ian Ventham 471480 ianrventham@gmail.com Vice Chairman: Robin Pitcher 472151 robinpitcher@btinternet.co.uk Parish Clerk: Amanda Crocker 472327 bereregispc@gmail.com Websites: www.bereregisparishcouncil.co.uk www.bereregis.org The Parish Council met on Thursday 14th February 2019 at the Drax Hall. The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th March 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 at the start of the meeting. Midsummer Bere Fest 2019! We have now finalised plans to hold a large scale community event between 2 – 8pm on Sunday 30th June at the Recreation Ground, titled Midsummer Bere Fest! So far, The Stour Valley Band will be playing, Nina Garcia will be entertaining us in the evening, and there will be food and a bar, and, hopefully, with your help, much, much more. We need all community organisations and businesses to get involved. Come along to showcase your organisation, recruit more members, to raise money, or to provide some entertainment. If you would like more information or to register an interest in helping, please contact Ian Ventham on any of the details above. Dark Lane Footpath Dark Lane, which is a path that runs up to Black Hill from Shitterton (see the map below) is not formally recorded as a right of way on the definitive map of rights of way in Dorset which can be found at https://explorer.geowessex.com. To make it a right of way, and to ensure the right to use it is not lost we need to gather evidence that it has been used without any hindrance from 1949 up to today. If you have regularly used this path in the last 20 years, we would urge you to complete an evidence form which can be obtained from Amanda our clerk then returned to her. If we don't complete this registration before 2026, the right to use this path will be lost for ever. Community Minibus We are delighted that, through some help and funding from Dorset County Council, we have just purchased a mini bus, with plans to run this as a community scheme through the NeighbourCar project. More details will be announced in coming weeks but there are currently plans for both regular, planned trips using the bus and also making it available for hire by local groups. If you have any interest in using the minibus, please contact Brenda House on stockleyfarmpartners@gmail.com. Calendars Final calendar sales have now been tallied and we are delighted that this year's edition made a profit of £195, which was split equally between the Friends of Bere Regis School and the Thomas Williams Trust. Please get in touch with me directly on bryan@cheapprintingdorset.co.uk to submit any photographs for next years calendar at any point. Scout Hut Transfer The final documentation regarding the transfer of the land on which the Scout Hut is situated has now been received. This means the land has officially been passed from the ownership of Purbeck District Council to the Parish Council and ensures the use of the location by the Scout Group for the long term. Bryan Benjafield
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January 2019 BERE REGIS PARISH COUNCIL Chairman: Ian Ventham 471480 ianrventham@gmail.com Vice Chairman: Robin Pitcher 472151 robinpitcher@btinternet.co.uk Parish Clerk: Amanda Crocker 472327 bereregispc@gmail.com Websites: www.bereregisparishcouncil.co.uk www.bereregis.org The Parish Council met on Thursday 10th January 2019 at the Drax Hall. The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th 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 at the start of the meeting. Potential Community Event The Council discussed the possibility of holding a large- scale event in the village this summer, perhaps similar to previous events held such as the Queen’s Birthday Street Party or the Jubilee Party. This would require input from all the groups within the community, but it could be a fun event if enough people want to help. Suggestions so far received have been for a traditional fete, including a flower and veg show, a fancy dress competion, a dog show and events like tug of war. If you would like to be involved with this, please contact the Chairman, Ian Ventham, on the details above. Snow Plough Use Dorset County Council are continuing with their scheme of reimbursing farmers £30 per hour for use of their snow plough to help clear local roads if adverse weather makes them impassable. If you know anyone with access to a snow plough then they can contact the clerk, Amanda Crocker, for further information. Open Spaces For the Wildlife and Environment Group’s January conservation working party a small but energetic band of volunteers cleared an area between the stream and walkway of brambles and other undergrowth and coppiced some trees. This work is being carried out on a rotational basis to allow more light to reach the woodland floor and for wildflowers to flourish whilst maintaining a mosaic of habitats for a range of birds, mammals and invertebrates to enjoy. Further conservation work parties are planned for the first Saturdays of February, March and April to carry out more scrub clearance and tree planting works. Calendars Calendar sales have been going well and they are still on sale at the Post Office for another couple of weeks. We are trying to make them available slightly earlier this year, but do require more photographs to be submitted for consideration. These can be sent in at any time by emailing them to bryan@cheapprintingdorset.co.uk and the selected ones will be chosen later in the year. Reporting Defects If anybody notices any defects or problems within the playpark, please inform the clerk or a councillor at the nearest opportunity. A list of all councillors can be found here (https://www.bereregisparishcouncil.co.uk/about- us/councillors/). If there are problems elsewhere in the village, Dorset For You has a great tool on their website (https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/roads-highways- maintenance/roads-highways-and- maintenance.aspx?folderIds=5543,6301) for the reporting of any defects such as potholes, flooding, overgrown hedges, verges etc, broken lights and much more. Whilst the Parish Council will always endeavour to assist in areas we can, most problems which occur around the village are the responsibility of either the landowner, or in the case of roads, Dorset Highways, and reporting these issues online will always get the quickest response. Bryan Benjafield
February 2019 BERE REGIS PARISH COUNCIL Chairman: Ian Ventham 471480 ianrventham@gmail.com Vice Chairman: Robin Pitcher 472151 robinpitcher@btinternet.co.uk Parish Clerk: Amanda Crocker 472327 bereregispc@gmail.com Websites: www.bereregisparishcouncil.co.uk www.bereregis.org The Parish Council met on Thursday 14th February 2019 at the Drax Hall. The next meeting will be on Thursday 14th March 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 at the start of the meeting. Midsummer Bere Fest 2019! We have now finalised plans to hold a large scale community event between 2 – 8pm on Sunday 30th June at the Recreation Ground, titled Midsummer Bere Fest! So far, The Stour Valley Band will be playing, Nina Garcia will be entertaining us in the evening, and there will be food and a bar, and, hopefully, with your help, much, much more. We need all community organisations and businesses to get involved. Come along to showcase your organisation, recruit more members, to raise money, or to provide some entertainment. If you would like more information or to register an interest in helping, please contact Ian Ventham on any of the details above. Dark Lane Footpath Dark Lane, which is a path that runs up to Black Hill from Shitterton (see the map below) is not formally recorded as a right of way on the definitive map of rights of way in Dorset which can be found at https://explorer.geowessex.com. To make it a right of way, and to ensure the right to use it is not lost we need to gather evidence that it has been used without any hindrance from 1949 up to today. If you have regularly used this path in the last 20 years, we would urge you to complete an evidence form which can be obtained from Amanda our clerk then returned to her. If we don't complete this registration before 2026, the right to use this path will be lost for ever. Community Minibus We are delighted that, through some help and funding from Dorset County Council, we have just purchased a mini bus, with plans to run this as a community scheme through the NeighbourCar project. More details will be announced in coming weeks but there are currently plans for both regular, planned trips using the bus and also making it available for hire by local groups. If you have any interest in using the minibus, please contact Brenda House on stockleyfarmpartners@gmail.com. Calendars Final calendar sales have now been tallied and we are delighted that this year's edition made a profit of £195, which was split equally between the Friends of Bere Regis School and the Thomas Williams Trust. Please get in touch with me directly on bryan@cheapprintingdorset.co.uk to submit any photographs for next years calendar at any point. Scout Hut Transfer The final documentation regarding the transfer of the land on which the Scout Hut is situated has now been received. This means the land has officially been passed from the ownership of Purbeck District Council to the Parish Council and ensures the use of the location by the Scout Group for the long term. Bryan Benjafield