Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 7.30pm , Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall.

All are welcome to attend the Parish Council’s meetings.

There will be hand sanitiser placed at the entrance to the hall along with cleaning products for the tables & chairs and face masks are no longer a legal requirement.

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.


Rights of Way Improvement Plan Review Consultation

Dorset Council are reviewing the Dorset Rights of way Improvement Plan.  This plan describes how Dorset Council will manage and develop an improved right of way and greenspace network over the next 10 years.

You can play a key role in the research for this review by completing this questionnaire;




Piddle Valley Parish Council nominated the Piddle Inn as a community asset and Dorset Council has considered the nomination of the above property as an asset of community value under Part 5, Chapter 3 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012.

The letter on this link Piddle Inn gives more information



Notice of vacancy – Piddle Valley – Alton Pancras

Notice of vacancy – Piddle Valley – Piddlehinton

The Parish Council currently has 4 Casual Vacancies, two representing Piddlehinton and two representing Alton Pancras. Could this be you? Are you interested in serving your local community?

Do you want to serve your Community?
Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your Community?
Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
Are you concerned about your local area?
Do you want to represent the views of local people?

If you would like to make a difference, and be involved in shaping the future of your local Community, please contact the Clerk for more information and the application form, via the contact page.




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

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 –

For credible national and international information go to the UK government and BBC news websites

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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