Shroton Village News and Announcements

Public invitation to the Yeovil District Hospital Virtual Annual General Meeting 
Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 5:30 - 7:00 pm  Yeovil District Hospital Virtual AGM.jpg

Appeal for information following reports of raptor persecution in North and East Dorset

Appeal for informationlinks contained in this article might be distressing to some.

The Shroton Defibrillator is located at the Village Hall but it is owned by the village.
It desperately needs a Champion/s or a Friend/s.
Ideally a group of people who are willing to fund raise and perhaps arrange regular First Aid training for village residents.
Please contact Judith 01258861565 or
if you are interested in helping or just want more information. 

Temporary Road Traffic Notice with effect from 9 October 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE - A357, Bagber.pdf


Consultation Document - Access Road to Everley Farm, Iwerne Steepleton.pdf

Attention dog owners in the village.  

The following message received this morning is a timely warning to dog owners and a reminder to those who put out rat poison of the potential consequences.

"I've just found a poisoned rat by the road near Parish Hall Cottage and there was another one a few days ago out at the front in Main Street. My dog has had a stomach upset, with blood in his faeces, for the past three days; I've just heard that the Briggs' dog has been suffering the same symptoms but worse and is currently in the vet's for observation. There may be no link between the poisoned rats and the dogs' illness, but whether the problem is linked to the rats or is the result of some bug that's going round, it would be good for other dog owners to know."

Dogs are naturally curious creatures and most will investigate and may pick up a dead or injured creature if not kept under control. The consequences can be fatal.

Cold Callers are very active at this time - please be aware and careful.

And so the cold call begins......

‘Good Morning (At 1:30am) I'm called from the NHS track and trace service, Sorry to wake you. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'
'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'
'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'
'Right. Um... so ....'
'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So, can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?'
'Ok' (homeowner unwittingly gives address)
I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalize this and send the kit to you.'
'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free?'
'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please; when you're ready.'
'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge.'
'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'
The Homeowner puts the phone down.
This is how scammers work and unfortunately vulnerable people will fall for it.”

Don't! If in doubt - just hang up!

Rogue Traders in North Dorset - Dorset Police Alert information
Parishioners to be aware of suspicious traders offering to complete general maintenance or gardening work.  Incidents involving 3 males were advised that the police were being called. They left in a white Ford Transit panel van P*5*GWK.  A further vehicle was involved at the rogue traders incident in Hinton St Mary this afternoon also a white Ford Transit B*15*PV.

From the Mike Nathan via Nextdoor community

A warning to all dog owners.

There are apparently 2 guys in the North Dorset area with a blue pick up truck, one of whom knocks on your door and asks if you need any work done in /on the property. He is reported to have an Irish accent. The other guy goes round to the back of your home and tries to take your dog. 

They seem to be marking gates of homes that have dogs, with coloured cable ties.

Please check your gates and if you see these guys please try and get a vehicle registration number to report them.

Posted 25 August 2020

Wessex Flood Warden Newsletter - July 2020

How Dorset Council will spend £9.1m on fixing roads, preventing potholes and upgrading highways

Posted 2 June 2020

The new NHS Test and Trace system launched yesterday, (28 May) across England, and Public Health Dorset is encouraging any residents with symptoms of coronavirus to use the service.

NHS Test and Trace will identify those who have had close contact with people who have tested positive for coronavirus, helping to reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. Alongside continuing effective social distancing, the NHS Test and Trace service will be key for us to contain local cases and prevent a second peak in infections.The instruction is clear: if people have symptoms of coronavirus, they need to self-isolate, get tested and share their contacts with NHS Test and Trace.

We’re grateful for the role our communities have played so far in following the rules and limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Dorset, so we’re urging local people to keep this up by using this new service and following any advice they are given.