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Posted 22 May 2020

1. Think Twice campaign posters

As you have hopefully seen, we are running a 'Think Twice' campaign with partners including BCP Council and Dorset.   Police are discouraging visitors from coming to Dorset at this time. We have produced posters which you may choose to print and display on local noticeboards in areas with high visitor footfall.
Dorset Council (DC) are continuing to ask people thinking of visiting Dorset’s seaside or beauty spots over the bank holiday weekend and half term to be considerate and think about the potential impact of any visit on Dorset’s communities.  Dorset currently has one of the lowest COVID19 infection rates in the country and we want to minimise the risk of infection spreading.
However, with the good weather over recent days, DC have seen a steady increase in visitors to our beaches.  DC have therefore had to make the really difficult decision to re-open some car parks and public toilets in particularly busy areas to manage the demand.  Over the past week, there have been issues with irresponsible parking, blocking emergency access and residents’ drives. DC need to put arrangements in place to manage this. A huge thank you to all town and parish councils working with us on these arrangements.

In line with government guidance, DC are also reminding any potential visitors that they must not stay overnight – whether in cars, tents, motorhomes, camper vans, second homes or holiday accommodation.

The usual charges will apply at Dorset car parks, and, in response to public requests, we are accepting cash payments from people who do not have a mobile phone.

2. Dorset Council’s country parks to re-open

3. Following the Government’s recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines to lift some of the restrictions, we will again be enforcing the restrictions for dogs that had previously been relaxed.  Dog owners can still exercise their dogs in the designated areas taking account of the social distancing requirements. The restrictions have been put in place so that local families can enjoy the beach safely at two metres distance from people who are not part of their household.  
Find details of these areas

Posted 20 May 2020

1. Free cloth masks and filters available to the unpaid Carers in Dorset.  If you are an unpaid carer and live in Dorset Please contact Masks 4 Carers or ring 01202  022932 if you need a mask.  Masks 4 Carers - Leonardo.jpg

2. Dorset Council News - Charity Bags left next to recycling banks in car parks treated as rubbish  link to a news release

3. Rural News Bulletin 19 May 2020 View 

4.  Community Training Grants news - Dorset community

5.   Dorset PoliceOfficers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward following a serious injury road traffic collision in North Dorset.

Dorset Police was called at 8.04am on Monday 18 May 2020 to a report of a collision involving a grey Peugeot van and a white Ducati motorcycle on the C13 at Spread Eagle Hill near Melbury Abbas.  Officers attended the scene along with the ambulance service.  The motorcyclist, a man aged in his 50s from Westbury in Wiltshire, was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are believed to be potentially life threatening. His family has been informed.
A 22-year-old man from the Blandford area was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released under investigation as officers continue enquiries into the collision.Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond and for an examination of the scene to take place. They were lifted at around 11.30am.   Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the injured motorcyclist and his family and we are carrying out a detailed investigation to establish the full circumstances of this collision.   “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it, to please contact us. I would also like to hear from anyone who might have any relevant dashcam footage.
Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place. These were necessary to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and safely carry out an examination of the collision scene.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:48. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.

Posted 2 news item 15 May 2020

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Dorset Police advice:    Think twice before travelling this weekend

travelling this weekend document

Dorset Council News - COVID-19  Potential visitors or day trippers thinking of coming to Dorset as a result of the government easing of lockdown restrictions.

link to a news release

Posted 1 news item 14 May 2020

Dorset Council news

The reinstatement of charges at Dorset Council’s open car-parks and how payment methods have changed.

 a link to a news release

Posted 2 news items - 13 May 2020

The Rural Services Bulletin - 12 May 2020 - Getting Rural Communities back to work 

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Posted  5 news items - 7 May 2020

Household recycling centres will re-open for waste that poses a risk of injury, health or harm

 a link to a news release

Coronavirus update - Bulletin from the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group bulletin here

Dorset COVID-19 Information and Resources News  Information and Resources news

Dorset COVID-19 - Response Helpline: 01305 221000

Referral into the Dorset Council COVID-19 response will reduce the likelihood of vulnerable people going without support.

Guidance for referring into responses:

Care and safeguarding concerns, urgent food/meds requests - no other support network available

Dorset COVID-19 Response Hub. Call 01305 221000, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week or email

Ongoing food/meds/befriending help - no other or limited support available

Voluntary and community support for vulnerable and shielded people in Dorset area (including East Dorset).  Age UK (North, South and West Dorset) are co-ordinating requests for help with issues relating to loneliness and isolation, or support in accessing items such as food, cash or medication. Call 01305 269444 or email

Carer concerns not fitting into above categories

Support for carers across the Dorset Council area linking into local groups – online resource and advice centre. Carers Support Dorset: Call 0800 368 8349, email or visit

COVID-19 How to report a scam Covid-19 scams

COVID-19 Citizens Advice with Dorset Energy Advice Cita

COVID-19 Update on How to access Emergency Assistance emergency

purchase of food & essentials and some utilities

COVID-19 Guidance on financial matters financial financial matters during COVID

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COVID-19 Restrictions - Bank and Building Societies visits - essential travel guidance

North Dorset Police have been asked by several banks and building societies to remind customers that a visit to the bank to check your balance or check/update passbooks is not classed as essential travel. These services can be done online or over the phone, which puts yourselves and the bank staff at less risk of catching or passing on the virus. Many of these visits have been by our Elderly community who are classed as high risk and may not be comfortable in using online services. Please could I ask that families support your Elderly relative in completing such tasks.

Thank you all for your continued support of the COVID 19 restrictions. 

North Dorset Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Sources of Advice

Click blue line to open information link - Posted 15 April 2020

Revised DCC Speed Limit Policy (Dec 2017)

Parish Council Minute 21 November 2018 Item 8 (734) refers.

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Nuisance Calls

Nuisance calls remain a source of annoyance and frustration for many; and for some they can cause anxiety or involve scams and fraud.

OFCOM, the communications regulator, has hard copies of a short guide that you can obtain as a consumer experiencing problems with such calls. The guide is in an ‘Easy Read’ format, which presents information clearly and simply, using pictures to support the meaning of the text. 

This guide has information on the different types of nuisance call, tips for reducing such calls, and on how to complain about them. You can see a copy of the guide here:

You can find further advice for consumers on nuisance calls on OFCOM’s website:, including a short educational video guide, which is available in subtitles to help people with hearing impairments.