Closure of St Andrews Okeford Fitzpaine

Closure of St Andrew’s Okeford Fitzpaine 
 
Please note that the first work phases of the “ St Andrew’s needs a Loo”
Project will be commencing on Monday 8th January 2024.  These entail electrical re-wiring and new power supply installation works followed by the replacement of rotten flooring.
 
During this period all Services and Trailblazer activities will be held in the Village Hall.  We hope that the works will be completed by the end of February. 
 
With best wishes,
 
Chris and Sue Jay
Church Wardens

A 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT FOR OKEFORD FITZPAINE PARISH

Please support our campaign to have a 20 MPH speed limit introduced in our beautiful village.

To be successful we are required to demonstrate to Dorset Council that :

  • We have significant community support
  • We have raised public awareness of our campaign

To help us by showing your support please either click on this link or scan the QR code below which will take you to a short online survey.

Our petition must be submitted by 9th January 2024 so please don’t delay.

Thank you in advance for supporting this campaign to make Okeford Fitzpaine a safer and healthier place to live

Link to Survey

THANK YOU

From The Village Community Speedwatch Team

ofspeedwatch@gmail.com

13 December 2023

2021/2022 NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

 

OKEFORD FITZPAINE PARISH COUNCIL

 

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

 Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

 

1.         The audit of accounts for Okeford Fitzpaine Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

 

2.       The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Okeford Fitzpaine Parish Council on application to:

 

(a)   Mrs S Pearce, Parish Clerk

The Old Rectory, Greenhayes, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0RE.  Email: clerk@okefordfitzpaine-pc.gov.uk

 

(b)   6.00pm – 8.00pm

 

3.       Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1.00 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

 

Announcement made by:             Mrs S Pearce, Parish Clerk (Outgoing)

 

Date of announcement:                23 September 2022

 

 

In Remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We grieve the loss of Queen Elizabeth II who was an inspirational leader to us all.  Our deepest condolences go out to The Royal Family and all those whose lives she touched.  What dignity, leadership, comfort and compassion she showed us for 70 years.

May her soul rest in peace.

OKEFORD FITZPAINE PARISH CLERK VACANCY

 

VACANCY FOR CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER OKEFORD FITZPAINE PARISH COUNCIL

We are a Parish Council with a growing population of around 1000 and a Precept of £ 26,000 situated in North Dorset.

A vacancy for Parish Clerk has arisen and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take on this part time role (8 hrs per week).

There is some flexibility around the start date and this would be subject to negotiation between the successful candidate and the Parish Council.

A job specification can be obtained by contacting the Council at: clerk@okefordfitzpaine-pc.gov.uk

Closing date for expressions of interest is 30th September 2022

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
Highways
Dorset Council
01963 365921
dorsetcouncil.gov.uk