1921 – 2021

‘On 9 April 2021 Buckingham Palace announced the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.’




Please follow the below links below with information of vacancies which have arisen to represent Piddlehinton and Alton Pancras;

Piddle Valley – Piddlehinton – Notice of vacancy – 30.03.21

Piddle Valley – Alton Pancras – Notice of vacancy – 14.04.21



The Parish Council continues to follow the advice from Government around the Covid-19 virus and therefore the Parish Council has agreed to hold a virtual meeting;

The next Parish Council meeting will be the Annual General Meeting held on,

Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7.00pm , Virtual via Zoom.

The April meeting will follow immediately after the AGM on,

Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7.30pm, virtual via Zoom

Any resident wishing to comment in the democratic period or to attend the proceedings please contact the Clerk (Mrs Samantha Paulley via the contact page) to obtain on-line access arrangements. 

The agenda for this meeting can be found, within 1 week before, in the usual place under Council Business Papers – Agendas on the Home page

If you have any concerns or matters you want to make the Parish Council aware of please send these to the Clerk by using the Contact page.



In Dorset: Deaths are between 0 – 2 per day in March. Covid-19 hospital daily bed occupancy has decreased from 110 at the end of February to 16 in the last two weeks. Up to 21st March 427,600 people had received Covid-19 vaccination in Dorset, and over 50’s are now invited to book a vaccination on line.

From Monday 29 March, people can meet outdoors (including private gardens) in groups of up to six people, or two households. Outdoor sport facilities can reopen and formally organised outdoor sport can resume. The stay at home rule ends, but people should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible.

Not before 12th April: the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will reopen (only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen. Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households. Funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.


Useful links:

An open letter from Dorset NHS trust:

An open letter: We need your continued help, now.


Dorset Vaccination programme begins:

NHS in Dorset Starts Biggest Ever NHS Vaccination Programme This Week


Next phase of vaccination with GP’s offering vaccination to priority groups:

Next phase of vaccination with priority groups

Covid-19 vaccination a guide for adults:

Covid-19 vaccination guide for adults

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination:

What to expect after your Covid-19 vaccination

A vaccination fraud warning:

COVID-19 vaccination fraud warning issued



Please be aware that in line with government advice the play park at Piddletrenthide has now been reopened.  Please follow safety guidelines; 

  • Maintain a 2m distance between yourself and others – Maximum 14 Adults, with 11 children on the play equipment
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser & cleanse your hands before, during and after using the play park.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly when you get home.  Wearing of face masks is strongly recommended
  • If the play area is busy, please wait or come back at another time
  • No food or drink to be consumed. Take all used cleaning materials & litter home with you.



For the best source of local Dorset County information please go to the Dorset Council Website – www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

For credible national and international information go to the UK government and BBC news websites https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/coronavirus.

If you need local help of any sort please contact the following who will do what they can:

In Piddlehinton and White Lackington call the “Piddlehinton and White Lackington Support Group” – Vickey Steven 01300348294, Anna Smith 01300348182, Alan Phillips 01300348220, or Kate Sutherland 07971589333

In Alton Pancras call Andy Fear 01300-348432 or 07803 203447

In Plush contact “Plush SOS” via Lucy Johnson on Whats App 0777766707

In Piddletrenthide call Amy Chambers – 07818 063922 or Amity Hill 07717 885480

Please observe a safe distance when out exercising or on essential trips, otherwise stay at home


Taking your daily exercise in the Countryside

We are blessed with being surrounded by beautiful countryside which in these difficult times affords us great walks on our doorstep for which we must all be grateful and where possible take advantage of.

Whilst this is a great thing for us to enjoy, we must be mindful and respectful of private property.  However, a local landowner has asked that we please stay on signposted public footpaths and rights of way unless we have been given express permission by the landowner to cross their land. This is to protect crops livestock and ourselves.

Thank you and stay safe.


Please use the News Updates tab to find any latest news from the Parish Council.


Piddle Valley Parish Council

Your Parish council = The closest tier of government to you. The voice of local people.

The Piddle Valley Parish Council holds monthly meetings in Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, normally on the last Tuesday of the month, (No meeting in December) beginning at 7.30pm.

A nominal 30 minutes is set aside at the start of each Parish Council meeting, for members of the public to raise any issues about which they have concerns, ask questions of the Council or make comments. When the Chair considers that those matters have been adequately dealt with, the meeting moves into its formal element. From that point on, members of the public are welcome to remain and listen to proceedings, but they may not speak on any issue. However, if the Chair considers that a person in the audience would be able to provide the Council with any information or answers to questions which would aid the Council in their deliberations, that person may be invited to speak briefly on the matter.

Minutes of meeting are published on this website, as well as the local noticeboards and being available on application to the Clerk
If there is anything that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you, then please contact the Parish Council.


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