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 held on,

Tuesday 24 November 2020 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 – to obtain on-line access arrangements. 

The agenda for this meeting can be found in the usual place under Council Business Papers 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 at or by using the Contact page.



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 and email

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


As part of the Piddlehinton and White Lackington response to the Covid pandemic a small fund, “The Piddlehinton Crisis Fund” has been set up to provide help and support to people in Piddlehinton and White Lackington directly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. It is managed by a village Committee (Vickey Steven, Anna Smith, Alan Phillips, Gay Hanbury, Susie Harland and Andrew Rennison).
The purpose is to provide food and financial support through the payment of immediate and urgent bills. It will also help with travelling expenses for the team of volunteers who are supporting many villagers who need help. The Committee have been able to work with the volunteers to get a feel for where help is needed, but want to make sure that they can reach everyone who may need help and to respond quickly. Applications to the fund can be made by or on behalf of anyone who is resident in Piddlehinton or White Lackington, either by email (, letter or phone to Andrew 07565 426208 / Lambert’s Cottage, Lackington Drove, White Lackington, DT2 7QU or Vickey 348294 / Bridge House, Rectory Road, Piddlehinton. Information given to or received by the Committee will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Donations to the Fund are always welcome please & if you are able to donate please contact any of the committee members to arrange your donation

If you are a UK Tax Payer please call Andrew on 07565 426208 to arrange to gift aid this, this is important as it increases your donation by 25%”


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.



Your Parish Council currently has 4 vacancies;

2 representing Piddlehinton & 1 representing Piddletrenthide
Parish Councillors are required to live in a 3 mile radius of the Piddle Valley.
If you would like more information then please contact the Clerk;


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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