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Dorset Council has received an application from Queen Thorne Parish Council to amend the Queen Thorne Neighbourhood Area by retaining the parish of Trent but excluding the parishes of Over Compton, Nether Compton and Sandford Orcas. The Neighbourhood Area will subsequently be referred to as Trent Neighbourhood Area. The consultation period will commence on Friday 4 August and end on Friday 15 September 2023.
The playground is monitored by a rota of volunteers to whom the Parish Council is very grateful.
The volunteers inspect the condition of the play equipment, reporting back to the Parish Council. They also empty the litter bins situated in the playground as these playground bins are not the responsibility of Dorset Council.
The residents of The Old Post Office in Church Road, that used to be our village shop, have obtained planning permission to change its use from a mixed residential / business premises to a purely residental one.
The decision was made by the Dorset Council Northern Area Planning Committee on 15th May in a meeting held in the Exchange in Sturminster Newton.
You have probably seen articles in the press recently about the need to protect yourself against a potentially deadly virus spread by ticks now present in Dorset.
Walkers have been at risk from the bacterial tick-borne Lyme disease (several years ago my GP spotted the tell-tale signs in the nick of time) but tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is a new threat we should be wary of.
Following the Parish Council’s unsuccessful attempt to have Gollop's Ground designated a Village Green, the Chair and Vice Chair and two other residents met with the landowners on Friday 3rd September in Gollop's Ground.
The landowners rejected the Parish Council's proposal to lease or purchase the field for the continued use of the community.
You may know that the Parish Council was asked by members of the public present at the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of June 1st 2021 to apply to Dorset Council to have Gollop’s Ground registered as a Village Green since, in the terms of the Commons Act, the field had been used as one for as long as anyone can remember and as far as we know, at least from the 1880’s.