The Parish Council Office will now be closed until Tuesday 2nd January 10am, however the Clerk, Lisa can be contacted anytime on 01258 840935.

Best Wishes for Christmas & the New Year to everyone!

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The Annual Report of the Parish Council is available to view in the attached document: 

Minutes Annual Parish Meeting 200417.pdf

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Power Cut? A new national FREE phone number “105”has been launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.   Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricitynetwork operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from. Customers can also call 105 if they
spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

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Superfast broadband now available in Sixpenny Handley.  Faster broadband is now available to residents and businesses in Sixpenny Handley thanks to Superfast Dorset . . . and we need to spread the word.  Residents and Businesses won't get faster broadband automatically. People must contact their supplier and ask to switch to a fibre service. Superfast broadband is now cheaper than ever. The cost will depend on what the customer orders, but prices can be comparable to standard broadband. Check the coverage map to see availability and future plans at www.dorsetforyou.com/superfast.
 
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Provision of sandbags in the case of flooding this winter. East Dorset Council has a policy of trying to provide free sandbags to any resident or business in need at times of high flood risk. They will do their best to
deliver these to the areas in most urgent need at the time but, as in previous years, it may not always to possible to deliver to individual properties. Residents in need can obtain filled sandbags from Furzehill Council Offices (yard adjacent to car park).  They currently have over 300 filled sandbags ready and in excess of 9,000 empty sandbags stored under cover in Christchurch which they will start to fill if there is an Environment Agency warning of flooding. 

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor for Sixpenny Handley

Applications are invited from any person who wishes to be considered for co-option to the Parish Council.

Any person living within 3 miles of the Parish Boundary is eligible to apply.

Please complete the attached form and return to the Parish Office or by email to 

sixpennyhandley@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

Casual Vacancy Application Form.doc

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The New 20 Service Bus Timetable can be found hereService 20 Timetable.pdf

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The Annual Report of the Parish Council is available to view in the attached document:

Minutes Annual Parish Meeting 230316.pdf

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Crossroads Café Coffee Mornings, now every Wednesday in the Parish Office 10:30am 'til 12.

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LINKS TO COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Waistcoat Festival - www.sixpennyhandley.com

Sixpenny Sessions - live music www.facebook.com/6Dacoustic.live




Community Speedwatch


Would you like to join a team of volunteers to speedwatch around the village with our PCSO Andy Flanagan? . Contact the Clerk, Lisa Goodwin on 01258 840935 for more information.
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Dorset History Centre
Open Tuesday - Saturday, at the Dorset History Centre preserves more than 9000 collections of archives and provides free access to them. At the History Centre you will find friendly and knowledgable staff to guide you. Archive material can be deposited to ensure its preservation, permitting access to those records for future generations.  Open Tuesday to Saturday, Bridport Road, Dorchester. 01305 250550 archives@dorsetcc.gov.uk. www.dorsetforyou.com/dorsethistorycentre
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Dorset County Council is excited to announce the launch of a new traffic and travel portal 'TravelDorset'
TravelDorset has a range of useful information to help you travel easily around Dorset by car, public transport or other means. This includes up to the minute traffic information, the location and cost of car parks and live information about bus times.The website address is: www.dorsetforyou.com/traveldorset
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Parish Office at 6 Town Farm Workshops
Available to hire for your meetings or events.
£10 per session (am-pm-eve)
Come and look round - open Tuesday mornings 10-12 and Friday mornings 8:30 - 10am
B
ook in with Ciona on 01725 552211 or 01258 840935
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Information Link
Would you like to join our Info-Link? It is a really useful way for us to communicate with you to let you know any important news, events, police information etc by email (addresses are kept confidential). If you would like to join, either email us at sixpennyhandley@dorset-aptc.gov.uk or phone Gill on 01725 552211.
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Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner

The PCC is an elected official responsible for the governance and oversight of Dorset Police as well as working more widely with local partners, organisations and communities to improve community safety and criminal justice outcomes across the whole of Dorset. The PCC also acts as the 'public voice in policing' - representing the views of the public in determining the strategic priorities for policing locally during his term of office. For information view www.dorset.pcc.police.uk
Twitter (@PCCDorset) and Facebook (PCC Dorset

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Tree Preservation Orders - Information from East Dorset District Council
Trees may be protected by tree preservation orders (TPOs) or other legal procedures to make sure that they are not lost or damaged needlessly. EDDC can issue a TPO for specific trees. Trees that are exempt from TPOs are those that are dead, dying, diseased or dangerous and fruit trees grown for the commercial production of fruit.
TPOs prohibit the cutting down, uprooting, topping, lopping, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees
without the local authority's consent. The maximum penalty for carrying out works to TPO trees without consent is £20,000.
If you want to report a tree you think is dangerous or need advice on whether a specific tree is covered by a TPO please tell EDDC its location.
Should formal permission be required, there is a statutory procedure for applying to undertake work. In the event of permission being withheld, the applicant has a right of appeal to the Secretary of State.
Where consent is granted to fell a protected tree, a condition to plant a replacement will normally be applied.
If you are unsure about the status of trees which you intend to prune or fell (or you simply require further
information) you should contact EDDC. Dorset County Council is not responsible for tree preservation orders so please do not contact them.
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Dorset Police Non-Emergency Number '101'
- use this number to report a crime or to contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.  In an emergency dial '999'.
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Disposal of Dog Foul - East Dorset District Council has confirmed that dog foul is no longer classed as hazardous waste, and provided it is bagged properly, it can be placed in general refuse bins.