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Welcome to Winterborne St Martin Parish Council 

We welcome you to your Parish Council and hope you are able to come along to the regular meetings. There's no need to prepare or let us know you are coming to a meeting; just come along; you can speak in the democratic period or simply observe. It really is your Parish Council so come along and get involved.

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (excluding December) meetings commence at 7pm unless otherwise stated.  The next meeting is on Thursday 25th July 2024 at 19:00 in the Parish Church.  Agenda items need to be tabled 7 days prior to the meeting and suggestions sent to the Parish Council email address clerk@winterbornestmartin-pc.gov.uk. Agendas are published 3 clear days prior to the meeting. 

‚Äč2024 Meeting Schedule: 25 Jan, 22 Feb, 28 Mar, 25 Apr, 23 May, 20 Jun (rescheduled from 27th), 25 Jul, 22 Aug, 26 Sept, 24 Oct, 28 Nov.

The Annual Parish Meeting, a meeting of the community rather than the Council, is usually held in the Village Hall Mar-Jun; all are very welcome. DATE CONFIRMED: 22nd May 2024 - 6:15pm.

About Winterborne St Martin (Martinstown)

Winterborne St Martin, locally known as Martinstown, is a rural village running alongside the South Winterbourne stream.  Surrounded by dairy farms it lies in the heart of the Dorset AONB. The village has a long history dating back through the Domesday Book to the 6000 year old Maiden Castle on the village's eastern perimeter.

Winterborne St Martin is within the civil parish of the same name. The Parish Council is the closest tier of government to you and aims to give voice to local people. The civil parish  is in the electoral ward of Winterborne & Broadmayne  and is represented on Dorset Council by Councillor Roland Tarr. The total population of the ward was 2,095 in the 2011 census. The ward is one of 32 that comprise the West Dorset Parliamentary Constituency, which is currently represented in the UK national parliament by the  MP Chris Loder.

Latest News and Notices

 

4th July Elections - UPDATE:

Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations - Please see below

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Notice of Election - General Election - 4th July 2024 - Please see below 

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Dorset Police Report - April & May 2024 - Attached below

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Annual Parish Meeting - 22nd May 2024 - Agenda Attached (please see below).

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Please note there has been a change to the June meeting date. This will now take place on Thursday 20th June - 7pm - St Martins Church (not 27th).

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NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR - Attached below

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The digital switch over is happening - are you ready?
Did you know that the UK’s telephone network is changing? If you, or someone you know, depend on their landline or use a telecare device connected to a phone line – contact the service provider now for more advice.

Between now and 2025 most telephone providers will be moving their customers from traditional landlines to services using digital technology. Your telecoms provider should contact you before the switchover to discuss what you need to do to. If you have an internet connection, the change may be as simple as plugging your phone into your broadband router.

However, if you have other devices connected to your phone line, such as alarm systems, your provider might need to upgrade your device to make it compatible. If you are unsure how a device in your home might be affected, contact the equipment supplier for help.

In an emergency Digital landlines cannot carry a power connection and will not work if there is a power cut. If you have no other means of calling the emergency services, such as a mobile phone, your telecoms provider should offer a solution. For more information go to Digital phone lines | Openreach. See the Digital News notice from Dorset Council below for digital news.

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NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CO-OPTION OF PARISH COUNCILLORS - YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!

Are you aged 18 or over? Lived or worked in Winterborne St Martin for over a year? Do you want to make a difference to our community?

Then why not consider becoming a Parish Councillor… There are currently vacant seats on Winterborne St Martin Parish Council. We want to find enthusiastic and committed people to fill these vacancies and become part of the team. If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor, please write to the Parish Clerk confirming that you are qualified to be a Councillor and include a brief explanation of why you are interested in joining the Parish Council.

The Council meets once a month on the fourth Thursday in the month (except in December). If you would like to know more about the role and required qualifications, please contact the Clerk. Full details of the Co-option procedure can be found on the Parish Council website or can be requested from the Clerk.

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council

Email clerk@winterbornestmartin-pc.gov.uk

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Allotments - we have four allotments in the village all of which are presently allocated. Please drop a note to the Clerk if you would like to join the allotment waiting list.

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Elections - Dorset Council issues the legal notices of elections; they can be found here https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/councillors-committees-elections/elections-and-voting/forthcoming-elections-referenda-and-polls/forthcoming-elections-referenda-and-polls