October 2021 Parish Council Meeting
Chairman: Moira Mathers 07900 906278 - BereRegis.ParishCouncil.Chair@gmail.com
Vice Chairman: Bryan Benjafield 07969 770890 email@example.com
ParishClerk: Amanda Crocker 07855 396076 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council met on Thursday 14th October 2021 in the Drax Hall.
One member of the public was present.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 11th November 2021.
Members of the press and public are welcome and there is a period for public participation at the start.
If you are unable to attend but wish to submit a comment or question, please contact the Clerk or any member of the Parish Council.
Andy Kent from the Bere Regis Sports Club informed the meeting that the whole the recreation ground area is now vested with the Charity Commission.
In addition, the northern half is listed with Fields in Trust and the lower half is listed as an asset of community value.
The site is now fully protected.
It is with regret that Philip Morgan’s resignation from the Parish Council was accepted.
He has been a major asset with his work as Police liaison during his time on the Council.
We are very grateful that he will continue to help Cllr House with the Salt and Pepper Lunch Club, NeighbourCar Scheme and
This means a vacancy currently exists on the Parish Council.
If you live or work in the parish, are over 18 and want to make a difference to your community, please contact the Clerk for more details.
Elder Road Path Improvements
A contractor has now been appointed and by the time you read this, work should be underway.
Unfortunately, this will result in a certain amount of disruption, and we ask you to be patient.
The result will be worth it.
This will take place on Sunday 14th November and, weather permitting, the service will be held outside.
The band will be positioned on West Street.
Unfortunately, due to the on-going Covid measures, there will be no refreshments afterwards.
Following last month’s suggestion of a community information email for those who wish to be kept up to date with parish affairs, a list has been started.
If you would like your details to be added, please contact the Clerk and confirm that you would be happy for your email details to be held, and that you would like to receive updates.
Your contact information will never be passed to a third party and your details can be removed at any time on request.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event
This is due to take place over the long weekend of Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022.
Village celebrations have always been a great success in the past and this would be a wonderful opportunity for a village-wide get together.
If you are a member of a group or organisation that is thinking about holding a function, please get in touch to let us know what you’re doing so that we can avoid a clash or join forces.
If you would like to help organise an event, please contact the Clerk or any member of the Parish Council.
Events could include a street party, live music, beacon lighting, or something completely different.
Community Speed Watch
The CSW is already having a noticeable effect on the speed of traffic through the village.
Since the last report, three sessions were carried out, but one, on 27th September, had to be cancelled due to volunteer’s shortage/other commitments:
Saturday 18th September between 5 and 6 pm at Court Green site: 657 vehicles came through the village on C6 road, of which 41 were doing over 30mph and one over 36mph.
Friday 24th September, between 10 30-11.30 am: 513 vehicles came through the village on C6 road.
Of these, 89 were doing over 30 mph and 19 were doing over 36 mph (6 of which were doing over 40mph).
Saturday 25th September:
Dorset Road Safety mobile camera spent 2 hours at Southbrook and recorded over 30 vehicles speeding.
This was carried in support of our CSW team of volunteers.
We are, as ever, extremely grateful to Angie and Ian Wright and their team of volunteers.
One new volunteer is starting in the coming weeks.
If you would also like to help with this extremely important and worthwhile initiative, please contact Angie or Ian direct.
New clients are still being accepted and four more residents joined within the last few weeks.
There are now 141 clients using the service but only five active drivers.
We are desperate for new drivers.
To date, no request for a trip has been refused but this is becoming increasingly difficult.
If you are able to offer an hour every now and then, please contact Cllr House and put your name forward as a driver.
You do not have to commit to a set number of hours, just take a trip when and if you can.
This service is so vital to so many in the parish, we do not want to have to cancel it – please help if you can.
Finishing on a happy note.
There are still a few trees left if you would like to order one.
They are £10 for a four-foot tree, and they will be delivered during the first week of December.
Please contact the Clerk to arrange for your tree.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday 11th November 2021, commencing 7pm at the Drax Hall.
If you wish to have an item added to the agenda for discussion, please contact the Clerk or a member of the Parish Council by the end of October.
Amanda Crocker, Clerk to Bere Regis Parish Council