Public Consultation Documents

Temporary Traffic Management Order - Tarrant Hinton & Tarrant Gunville area for the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018

The Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF) is a well-established event, and since 1988 it has been located at Tarrant Hinton, off the A354, approximately 3 miles north-east of Blandford Forum. To reduce the impact of the event on the travelling public, the DCC Highways Traffic Team has produced a Temporary Traffic Management Order which imposes a 30mph speed limit, a prohibition of overtaking and a clearway on the A354 in the vicinity of the site. The temporary speed limit and the overtaking ban are measures that reduce accident potential and conflicts with vehicles manoeuvring into and out of the site. And the clearways prevent waiting or parking on the highway verges to allow the whole width of the highway to be available for the travelling public. A public notice is displayed on the Parish Council noticeboard and as attached below - Parish Clerk 08/08/18

If you would like further information:

Public Notice with 3 maps for the temporary Traffic Management Order

Dorset Council Electoral Review July 2018

Have your say:

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for Dorset Council.

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) are consulting local people on a new pattern of wards for Dorset Council.  LGBCE have an open mind about final recommendations and it will consider evidence received from local groups and people, regardless of whom it is from of whether it relates to the whole council area or just part of it.  If you agree with the recommendations, please let LGBCE know.  If you do not think the recommendations are right for Dorset Council. LGBCE want to hear alternative proposals for a different pattern of wards.

The consultation closes on 27 August 2018

Your opinion matters to the LGBCE, visit:

Full details and interactive maps can be found at

You can read the review leaflet here  You can read the full press release here   Posted by Parish Clerk 17 July 2018

Consultation on remote control parking and motorway assist

On 19 December 2017, the Department for Transport launched a consultation on plans to amend regulations and the Highway Code.The consultation asks for your views on proposed changes to the Highway Code, which would allow the use of remote control parking and motorway assist.These changes will help us safely take advantage of the benefits of automated vehicles.

Give your view by 30 January 2018

Request to complete Dog Consultation - North Dorset Parish and Town Councils

The Parish Council was contacted in July 2017 regarding proposed changes to the dog related control orders in North Dorset.  This contact was considered timely due to complaints from residents concerning the dog fouling on the Glebe (village green), public footpaths and pavements/roads within the village.

The Parish Council is being asked to consider the proposals and complete the survey which can be found at Parishioners are also being urged to complete the survey - link above.

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 the current dog control order has become a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) – however, this relates only to the clearance of fouling. The consultation seeks opinions on whether further controls across North Dorset should be provided. The district council is required to consult every three years to ensure that a PSPO continues to be current and appropriate. Following the 12 week consultation period, results will be published online, and will guide district councillors’ decision making for the PSPO relating to dog control in North Dorset.  
The survey will close on 2 March 2018 at 5 pm and will be reported to  NDDC Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet in due course.   For further information on the dog warden service in North Dorset visit

North Dorset Local Plan Review – Issues & Options Consultation November 2017
North Dorset District Council is in the process of producing a new Local Plan for the District, which will replace the North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 (adopted in January 2016) and those parts of the North Dorset-District Wide Local Plan (adopted in January 2003) that are still extant. As part of the Local Plan Review the Council will be consulting on an Issues & Options Document. The consultation period will start on 27 November 2017 and end at 5pm on 22 January 2018.
The document considers, amongst other things, how much development the Council should be planning for and where that development should be located within the District. It is currently intended that the Local Plan Review will cover the period to 2033.
The Issues & Options Document, Sustainability Appraisal, consultation response form and other associated documents will be accessible via the link below from the 27 November 2017.
Once the consultation has commenced hard copies of the Issues & Options Document and the Sustainability Appraisal will be available to view at the Council’s Offices, Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7LL and at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ during normal opening hours. The documents will also be available to view at the public libraries in North Dorset. Details regarding the locations of the libraries and their opening hours can be accessed via the following link:
As part of the consultation on the Issues & Options Document the Council has arranged a number of drop-in events at which residents and other interested parties will be able to view what is being considered. Officers will also be available to answer questions. Details regarding the drop-in events are as follows:
Blandford – Monday 27 November 2017 (10am to 7pm)
Council Chamber, Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AF
Shaftesbury – Wednesday 29 November 2017 (10am to 7pm)
Ground Floor, Town Hall, High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE
Gillingham – Tuesday 5 December 2017 (10am to 7pm)
Shreen Room, Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4HX
Sturminster Newton – Monday 11 December 2017 (10am to 7pm)
Bow Room, The Exchange, 1 Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH
Stalbridge – Tuesday 12 December 2017 (1.30pm-7pm)
TheHub@Stalbridge, Station Road, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2RG
Please be aware that all responses to the consultation will subsequently be available for inspection by members of the public and other interested parties.  All of the responses to the consultation will be considered prior to the Council progressing to the next stage of the review process which will involve the production of a Preferred Options Document. The Preferred Options Document will also be subject to public consultation.   If you have any queries regarding the consultation then please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team via or on 01258 484201.

A350/C13 - information and developments

A350/C13 Route Management Scheme November 2017

North/South Connectivity Prospectus October 2017

Dorset Health Care Clinical Review

Click here to go to their website where you can read the review and have your say.


Dear resident
I have launched my consultation on whether the policing element of Council Tax should be raised in Dorset. In the last five years, Dorset Police’s budget has been cut by £19m in real terms by central Government and will continue to be cut by £1m every year for the next three years.

The Chief Constable has formally requested that I raise the precept to allow the Force to meet the challenges facing policing. A maximum rise of £3.80 per year in Council Tax would generate £1.07m income, meaning we would have roughly the same amount of money as this year, taking into account our ongoing government cuts.

Last year, over 4,000 residents responded to the consultation with 82% supporting a rise. This money was invested in:
* Employing extra investigators dedicated to investigating child abuse and protecting vulnerable children.
* Helping to create a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub with partners such as councils and the NHS, to increase joined-up working to protect vulnerable people.
* Increasing the number of officers in the cybercrime intelligence and investigation team, and enhancing the software available to them to identify sexual and violent offenders.
* Recruitment of a dedicated cyber-crime prevention officer to educate businesses and residents on staying safe online.
* Relaunching the Dorset Police website to make it easier to access information, interact with local Neighbourhood Policing Teams and to report crime online.

If Council tax were to be raised in 2017/18, this would be invested in:
* Protecting adults at risk of harm: Including enhancing our ability to prevent and investigate abuse of older people, which is a trend in Dorset and nationally.
* Improving our response to common, non-emergency types of crime: Investing in Appointment Cars to visit victims and take details at prearranged times.
* Continue to embrace new technology: Including further enhancements to Dorset Police’s website, such as the ability to make payments online rather than by post.
I would welcome your feedback on this important topic and hope you are able to spare a few minutes to share your views. Please click here to be taken to the survey. Thank you for your support.

Martyn Underhill
Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner

Message sent by
Kristian Ward (Digital Engagement Officer, Communications and Engagement, Dorset Police)

Clinical Services review - Public consultation

Between Dec-Feb the PPG Chairs and CCG will be writing a weekly column for the Blackmore Vale Magazine to raise awareness of the public consultation and to promote local events where people can find out more & have their say.

Two key dates:
• Thursday 15th December; Drop In event, Digby Hall, Sherborne, 2pm-8pm
• Tues 10th January; Drop In event, Shaftesbury School, 5pm-8pm

There will also be Pop-Up events in Blandford, Sturminster and Gillingham - details to be confirmed a.s.a.p. Our PPGs are considering how they can best promote the consultation to local people.

Finally, the Consultation Document is available online along with lots of information about the Review and the potential implications of its proposals for North Dorset at .

You can pick up a leaflet in the surgery with all the information or as above please visit the website -

Concessionary Pass Scheme

Dorset County Council are carrying out a survey to garner your opinion over concessionary bus passes.  Please view both the atached documents, one is advice giving the route that will be affected and the other a questionaire with more information.

Routes affected


You can also find more information with the following link:

Closure of Citizen's Advice Bureau

This is your chance to have your say over the proposal to close this office.  For more information click here

Traffic in Villages

Please click here to open the document "Traffic in Villages".  This give many good ideas that can be used to reduce traffic speeds in rural villages.

Stepping into Nature Survey

This is a survey to garner your views on access to the countryside.  There is a link on the attached flyer to partake in a survey.

Click here to view

Mobile Library consultation

Following on from previous communication about proposed changes to the mobile library service, the County Council’s Cabinet meeting yesterday, it was agreed to:
1. note the consultation responses about the proposed changes to the mobile library service;
2. maintain the mobile library service provided by the County Council to residential homes and sheltered accommodation units; and
3. approve the closure of the public mobile library service by end of December 2016 (earliest) and by end of March 2017 (latest) and the development of alternative access to library services where required within the resources available.

The reasons for the timescale is to ensure that alternative service provision for those users who cannot travel to a library is put in place before the withdrawal of the mobile library service. We will also ensure that mobile library users are kept informed about the changes to service provision.

Dorset Health Services - Clinical Commissioning Group

The Clinical Commissioning Group has been set up to review how Dorset's health services will operate in the future.  To find out more click here

Proposed changes to Youth Services

Click here to visit the Dorset C C page to view the changes.

Dorset Waste Partnership - Draft Waste Plan

To view the plan click here There is a section at the end for making comments

Local Government Surgeries

Our local district councilors are holding surgeries where you can ask them about local issues that concern you.

To view dates and venues for these please click here