Dorset County Council’s Weather Warning

A good general site for information on all issues about the effects of the severe weather is on the DorsetForYou site

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The following was provided by Dorset County Council

Blizzard conditions are set to come in at 2pm Thursday 1st March. With snow settling, by Friday morning there is an expectation of between 5-10cm of snow.

Although residents will probably be able to get into workplaces, schools etc, with the volume of snow forecast we are not able to guarantee that the road network will be kept open. With significant snowfall gritting routes will divert into ploughing routes. The advice will be do not travel unless absolutely necessary.

What is happening:

Daily teleconferences are taking place this week and continuing over the weekend to discuss issues and plans with cross county agencies.

Adult day centres – Tricuro will be advising people not to put themselves at risk by travelling and potentially getting stranded during the day, but centres will remain open for people who need support and may be able to walk in. They are currently working through a list of which services may have to close and details will be published on their website

Cancellation of DCC contracted transport due to the forecasted weather making return journeys difficult. This applies to adult day centres, SEND and school transport for Thursday and Friday. Although schools make their own decisions, we are communicating this with schools before end of school today (Wednesday).

Communication throughout social media, school channels and local media Signposting to relevant Dorsetforyou webpages
NB If parents decide to take children to school in the morning, it is their responsibility to organise transport home.
Joint county council and Dorset Council Partnership article in newsroom
We are working with Public Health, CCG and NHS to reinforce their messages during this time.

Highways/ gritters – gritting updates can be found at . The central control centre will be activated on Thursday morning and we will run a 24-hour gritting schedule with personnel on 12-hr shifts.
NB footways are not part of the gritted network.

The 4×4 protocol has been updated and the network is ready to help care services get to where they need to be.

Dorset Waste Partnership is prepared if bin collections can’t take place, and they have the capacity to hold three days-worth of collection if transfer is delayed. They are holding a watching brief on household recycling centres as these locations can get very icy and closing where necessary.

For the latest weather warnings visit

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Local Government Changes

After a very long wait it was announced today (Monday 26th February) that the Secretary of State has agreed to support the Future Dorset proposal for Local Government Reorganisation subject to parliamentary approval.

This will lead the way to establishing two Unitary Authorities in Dorset in place of nine County and District Councils. These unitary Authorities will be the only layer of government between Parish Councils and Parliament. One will cover the urban areas, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and the other the more rural areas of Dorset.

Click here to go to the announcement.

Click here for a press release on dorsetforyou

Need advice or to report an issue?

Dorset Police have launched a very useful and very comprehensive on-line Non-Emergency Directory going by the name of “AskNED”, designed to help the public find answers to common enquiries and guide them to the right agencies.

AskNED offers help and advice around a whole host of topics such as civil matters including issues with parking, noisy neighbours, concern with an animal’s welfare, etc., etc., as well as criminal matters including burglary and assault. AskNED provides advice and information about what you should do and who can help.

Full details and a link to the knowledge base have been added to the “Reporting Problems” page of

Click here to go direct to the page

Subscriber but no emails?

If you have registered as a subscriber for emailed updates but haven’t received at least one (recently you should have had an email about AskNED the police on-line knowledgebase) then it is likely that our emails are being filtered into your Junk or Spam folder.

Please check to see if you have email(s) there.

To rectify the problem you need to identify as a Safe Sender and there are some, hopefully helpful, instructions on the button below.

After making changes please let us know, using the Contact form, and we can send you a test email.



After a year’s break THE BROADMAYNE PLAYERS are back with their village pantomime featuring many of your favourite stars including Paul and Neil Read, Heidi Gibbs and more, as well as newly discovered local talent.

If you’re a regular you’ll know that it’s not to be missed – if you haven’t been before come along and be entertained – it’ll be fun – Oh yes it will!

Parish Council Agenda

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held on the 5th February has been published.

The agenda can be found on the “Parish Council” tab followed by the “Agendas” tab.

The public are very welcome at all Parish Council meetings and there is slot for public participation when councillors would be pleased to hear from you on matters of concern about life in Broadmayne.

New Planning Applications

We have been notified of two new applications recently.

22 Chalky Road for the erection of a garage.

Land at Knighton Lane (Beside no. 6/8) – full details in connection with earlier approved application.

These applications will be discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 5th February.

Use a link on this site to visit DorsetforYou to examine these applications.