Castle Avenue micro-asphalt surface treatment suspended.



PROPOSED WORKS IN YOUR AREA – The Parish of Okeford Fitzpaine
Dear Sir/Madam
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to suspend scheduled microasphalt surface treatment works, on the
listed sites.
Castle Avenue
As soon as we have confirmation of new dates we will update you.
Yours Faithfully
Steve Higgs
Site Agent
Dorset Highways
01305 228100
Document dated: 27.07.22


Dear Primary Stakeholders


Suspension of Micro Surface Dressing Programme 2022- Further information


As recently advised, we have needed to suspend our micro-asphalt highway surfacing programme for this year.


As this is a weather dependent activity and we do not anticipate that the remainder of the micro-asphalt programme will be completed within 2022.


We will continue to inspect these roads and make safe defects requiring intervention.


Some of these roads may deteriorate over the winter and micro-asphalt may therefore not be the most suitable surfacing to use in 2023. We will need to reassess the roads and determine what the most appropriate surfacing option will be.


It is necessary to suspend the programme as tragically, an employee of our micro-asphalt contractor was sadly killed in an accident involving a lorry. This accident remains under investigation and I do not feel that it is appropriate to restart the programme while this is the case.


Yours faithfully,


Jack Wiltshire
Head of Highways
Dorset Council
01963 365921




It’s the time of year when hedges, branches and other vegetation go wild, so this is a polite note to all Parishioners to check that any of their overhanging branches or hedges are not obscuring road signs – especially around the village play areas or on dangerous bends – and/or obstructing pavements.

If you require ANY help to cut back the vegetation, please contact Sophie (Parish Clerk), who will pass on your requests to our wonderful volunteer working party and they will help with cutting back.

PARISH CLERK:   Tel:          07818036834



Village Community Space for the Future Project

Following discussions on the use of S106 funding from the ‘Old Dairy’ development , and given the likelihood of further large scale housing developments in the village with further funding available  ,  a group of residents asked the Parish Council if they could undertake a project to take a strategic look at village’s needs for community space in the future. The Parish Council agreed to provide support for this effort and the groups  report and accompanying survey results are shown here-

Project report
Village Hall Survey Stats & Comments
Bowey Field Impression
Recreation Ground Impression

Okeford Fitzpaine wins Best Large Village 2018 Award and Environmental Project Award

Okeford Fitzpaine has been awarded “The Best Large Village in Dorset 2018” presented by Dorset County Council in association with the Dorset Community Action. The event is sponsored by Magna Housing Association with over 40 villages entering the competition. This is a fantastic accolade and is as a result of a concerted effort lead by Mike Wood with community group volunteers and residents to present and keep our village up to a very high standard. Thanks to everyone who gave their time over the past 4 months to cleaning and tidying up the village and to those who planted and maintained the flower boxes/baskets. A plaque will be installed in the centre of the village to commemorate this event. In addition we were awarded the runners up title in the Environment Award for the Little Lane Project. Congratulations and thanks to Councillor Dilys Gartside and Jeremy Gartside  for their efforts in leading the project to achieving this award. All in all this has been a wonderful year in recognising the beauty of our village and the pride that has been shown by residents.