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Notice of General Election

Notice of Election
UK Parliamentary General Election
for the West Dorset Constituency
1.
An election is to be held for a Member of Parliament for the West Dorset Constituency.
2.
Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Acting Returning Officer at Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ between 10am and 4pm on any working day after the date of publication of this Notice but no later than 4pm on Friday 7 June 2024. Please make an appointment to deliver your nomination papers by telephoning Electoral Services on 01305 838299 or emailing elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.
3.
Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Acting Returning Officer, Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ or can be downloaded from https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/guidance-candidates-and-agents-uk-parliamentary-general-elections-great-britain/nominations/completing-your-nomination-papers/nomination-form.
4.
A deposit of £500 is payable with each nomination paper submitted and this is returnable if the candidate polls more than 5% of the total valid votes cast in the Constituency. Deposits may be paid by cash (legal tender), by debit card or by BACS payment to DC Income Account, Sort Code 60-07-01, Account Number 59190019.
5.
If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.
6.
Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 18 June 2024. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
7.
Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. Apply online to vote by post or download a form: https://www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote.
8.
Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate or download a form: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate.
9.
New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Apply online to vote by proxy or download a form: https://www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote.
10.
Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ by 5pm on Thursday 4 July 2024. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Download an application form: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/proxy-voting-application-forms.
Dated Tuesday 4 June 2024
Matt Prosser, Acting Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Acting Returning Officer, Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ

Transport Report May 2024

Please see the Transport report for May 2024

Notice of Uncontested elections

Please find below links to the Statement of Persons Nominated for uncontested parish elections 2024

Parish and town councils within the Dorset Council area – elections on 2 May 2024 (uncontested) – Dorset Council

Maiden Newton

Frome Vauchurch

Council Tax and Parish Precept 2024-25

Dorset Council have now sent out the Council Tax bills here you will find information on how these are calculated.

Please see the link to the information from Dorset Council about your Bill

Please also see the link to the Council Tax bands and Parish Precepts

Notice of Elections

Notices of Election – Dorset Council and Town and Parish Councils within the Dorset Council area

Please find attached the Notices of Election for the following elections to be held on 2 May 2024:

Village meeting Re Health care

Please see this link to the notes of the meeting here

New Tel Number

The Parish Council have a new mobile number 07831 029677

Herald September 2023

Meetings-the next Parish Council meeting is to be held on- Thursday 7th September 2023– 7pm in the village hall. Minutes of the July meeting are available on the PC website.

During August the Parish Council does not have a meeting but carries out inspections of all the property to look at any expenditure that may be required.

The Allotments are full again but do contact the Clerk to be placed on the waiting list, it is first come first served. The Allotment year commences from 1st November so there may be some giving up at the end of Oct, so we can reallocate.

Just as a reminder please see the links to some of the services that can be reported to Dorset Council

Dorset Council home page: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/home

or Call customer services on: 01305 221000  Opening times are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.
For out of hours emergencies call: 01305 221000 Email: customerservices@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Recycling and Bin collections: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/bins-recycling-and-litter/bins-recycling-and-litter

Fly Tipping and public bins: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/bins-recycling-and-litter/street-cleaning

Road issues: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roads-highways-maintenance/report-a-problem-on-the-road-or-pavement

Rights of way issues: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/countryside-coast-parks/rights-of-way

Rights of map: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/countryside-coast-parks/rights-of-way/rights-of-way-map-where-to-walk-ride-or-cycle

 

Your Parish Councillors

Cllr Trena Fox 01300 320714

Chair/ Allotment / Crisis Committee

Cllr Jeremy Edwards 01300 321393

Vice-Chair/ CLT/ Ancient Monuments/ Pump and Fire House/ Green at Harvey’s Close / bank signatory / Crisis committee

Cllr Sally Falkingham 01300 320969

Transport/DAPTC/Housing Homeless Forum/Dorset Deserves Better

Cllr Cherri Dyke 01300 320888

Play area, Car park at the Village Hall, crisis committee, Village Hall

Cllr Paul Valinski – via Clerk

Village hall and Youth and Community Centre

Cllr Diana Padfield – 01300 320269

Child Protection Officer/Dorset Deserves Better/PPG/Village events rep

Cllr Lawrie Goff 01300 321302

 Emergency and Flood/ bank signatory /Bus shelters/ Playing field/MUGA and Rock Pit Car Park

Please also see our noticeboard

 

Contact the Council

Clerk/RFO – Mrs Michele Harding, C/o West Elworth Farm, Portesham Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4HF.

Email clerk@maidennewton-pc.gov.uk   Tel: 07814 016971

 

Dorset Council Housing Strategy Consultation is open

Please be advised Dorset Council has launched The Housing Strategy Consultation today.

Residents who take part will have the opportunity to influence the council’s approach to housing over the next five years. 

The consultation is primarily a questionnaire, with some space for free text, it’s anticipated it will take just minutes to complete.

The aim is for as many people as possible to contribute with their views about what is important to them.    

Key issues such as housing need, supply, and standards are some of the issues highlighted. The over-arching aim of the consultation however is simple, to hear what residents have to say.   

Lead member for Housing Councillor Graham Carr-Jones said; 

“The housing strategy is for and about the residents of Dorset. Dorset Council does not want to produce a strategy without collaborating with the people it is about and the people it is for.  

Our residents’ feedback is as important as ever and when we’ve consulted in the past we have been encouraged by the response.  

The consultation is for everyone, individuals, families, organisations, people of all ages and backgrounds.” 

Visit the website to take part in the consultation. There are also short videos about residents’ experiences.  The consultation is open for 10 weeks. 

If residents are unable to complete the consultation on -line or wish to request a paper copy, please call 01305 221000 for further information.  

The strategy will run from 24 July 2023 for ten weeks and closes on Monday 2nd of October. 

An evidence-based document will also be available for anyone who chooses to read it, it is not compulsory. It can be accessed on the consultation site or at libraries.      

Paper copies will need to be returned by 6th October 2023.