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Dumpton School Visit

September 20, 2016

Members of the Parish Council visit Dumpton School in the village.





Waste and Recycling Woes

We are aware that many households are not getting their rubbish, food waste and/or recycling collected on time.













Remembrance Day Parade 2013

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500 or more people gathered at the War Memorial at 5 Ways, Colehill on Sunday to remember the fallen.  For the first time the task of conducting the service fell to the Parish Priest, Rev. Lorraine McGregor, as Colehill’s Canon John Goodall retired as vicar after 25 years in the post last month.  Cllr. Dave Mitchell, chairman of the Parish Council, read the rollcall of the dead and wreaths were laid by representatives of the Church, the Scouts, the Girlguides, RAFA and Dorset Police.


“The Reef” Youth & Community Centre in Lloyds Bank poll

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Hi,
Please help us win this award by voting and forward this email to as many
people as possible, we are a local charity supporting youth and our
community.
Our charity is up for a Lloyds Community Fund award of £3,000 to help us
provide an online facility for both younger and older members of our local
community.
To get the award we have to win the majority vote of 4 local participating
charities so we desperately need YOU, your FRIENDS and your FAMILY to vote
for us right away.
You can use one or both of these methods to vote for our charity.
You can do this online at www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund by searching on
COLEHILL and locating our charity COLEHILL & WIMBORNE YOUTH & COMMUNITY
CENTRE (known locally as the REEF) Just click on the VOTE button and enter
your name and email address. Having done this you will receive an email from
Lloyds Community Fund and you must click on the link within it to confirm
your vote.
You can also vote for us on your mobile as well by sending a text to 61119
with the words VOTE, separated by a space, then KFQB, which is the code for
our charity. You will by return receive a confirmation text that you have
voted for Colehill & Wimborne Youth & Community Centre in the Lloyds
Community Fund award scheme. (standard text rates will apply)
We really would appreciate your help and support for our local charity at
this time.
For more information about our charity and events please visit our website
at;  www.reef4youthdorset.co.uk
Kind regards
David Torring
Chair
Colehill & Wimborne Youth & Community Centre
http://www.reef4youthdorset.co.uk
Registered Charity No:1120361
A Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales No: 5928187
Registered Office: 36 Ivy Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1RT
NB: If forwarding to multiple email contacts, please use the BCC field


No.13 Bus Diversions due to Road Works

August 5, 2013

Due to the road works on Middlehill Road, Colehill, between the 5th and 16th August the service 13 bus will be subject to diversions as here: ow.ly/nDaJm
In short you can catch the bus as usual at the bus-stop on Wimborne Road opposite the Co-Op, but not on Wednesday the 7th or Thursday 15th, when the highways operatives are expected to be working on the Smugglers Lane section.


Colehill Parish Council endorse grazing on By-the-Way SANG

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The concept of grazing a small number of cattle on the By-the-Way SANG was discussed with and endorsed by Colehill Parish Council at a meeting with East Dorset Countryside Management 18 months or so ago, when the concepts of the pond, walkways and play areas were first mooted and before work had started on the site.
It makes good sense to graze a few cattle, selected from the grazing herd of around 400 (which already rotate around 15 sites under the management of this same team), for a few weeks a year.    The proposed low-density grazing, between 6 and 10 cattle, for 4-5 weeks in a year, will be almost invisible in the landscape and will provide an economical and environmentally sound alternative to labour intensive mechanical cutting.
Grazing cattle are already deployed on nearby Leigh Common, Holt Heath and Slop Bog LNR (Ferndown), where they co-exist peacefully with dog-walkers, children and wildlife.   The cattle selected for the By-the-Way site will be from a working herd and may include yearlings, however there will not be any young calves and their (sometimes) over-protective mothers.   Many of these animals have grown up alongside people, their dogs and children.  The deployment will be closely monitored for any problems, however the team have considerable experience of low-intensity grazing herds and no problems are anticipated.
When the work first started on the landscaping and walkways there were voices of protest, which are now silent.   We anticipate that in another year or two people will be looking forward to seeing their favourite cow (to which they will have given a name) on the SANG and they will miss the herd when it is moved on.
For the benefit of the uninitiated: SANG is an acronym: Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace – being an area, close to the community, which is set aside and enhanced for recreational activities – walking, jogging, dog-walking, cycling, kite-flying etc – to take the pressure off the protected heathland and its wildlife.
The photograph shows Belted Galloway cattle, grazing on other land managed by the East Dorset Countryside team.


Middlehill Road Closures – 5th-16th August

July 25, 2013

To enable Highways operatives to safely carry out maintenance work to Middlehill Road and Smugglers Lane the road will be closed between Canford View Drive and the Vicarage during working hours for two weeks, from 5th August 2013 to 16th August 2013, not including the weekend.

The works, will start on Monday 5th August, with the planing off of the worn surface, from Bridleway, up towards Smugglers Lane. This will take about three days.
The resurfacing, will commence, on Tuesday 6th, again from Bridleway towards Smugglers Lane.

See the road closure notice from the County Council here and the letter sent to businesses here.


SID Data for Wimborne Road (April 2013)

April 23, 2013

This is from the post between the war memorial and Colehill Garage.
Once again it show a worrying disregard for speed limits and safety.  These readings were taken during a school period; at certain times of day in the week the traffic crawls along there, which makes the average speeds and the 85th percentile figure so much more disconcerting – if we were to remove the 8-8.30 and 15-15.30 figures from the analysis, then what would those statistics look like then?

Site – Colehill, Wimborne Road

Analysis of SID Data collected between 15 April 2013 and 21 April 2013

Total Number of movements
10683

Number of Days (or parts of) in Survey
7

Average Number of Vehicle per day
1526.14

Maximum Speed
74
mph

Minimum Speed
10
mph

Average Speed
31.65
mph

Modal speed (highest frequency)
33
mph

85th percentile
36
mph

Speeds up to 30mph
3783
35.41%

Speeds Between 31&35mph
4833
45.24%

Speeds Between 36&39mph
1454
13.61%

Speeds Between 40&50mph
583
5.46%

Speeds Over 50mph
30
0.28%

Total for check
10683
100.00%

Traffic Between Midnight and 6AM
219
2.05%

Traffic Between 6AM and Midday
3135
29.35%

Traffic between Midday and 6PM
4829
45.20%

Traffic 6PM to Midnight
2500
23.40%

Total for check
10683
100.00%

Traffic movements on Sunday
1137
10.64%

Traffic movements on Monday
1569
14.69%

Traffic movements on Tuesday
1726
16.16%

Traffic movements on Wednesday
1668
15.61%

Traffic movements on Thursday
1551
14.52%

Traffic movements on Friday
1621
15.17%

Traffic movements on Saturday
1411
13.21%

Total for check
10683
100.00%

 


SID data from Middlehill Road

April 18, 2013

This is the summary analysis of the data collected from our Speed Indicator Device from a recent week-long recent stint on the post in Middlehill Road.  It shows a worrying disregard for the speed limit.  The 74mph incident was recorded in the early hours of the morning (1.48am), which at least meant that there was unlikely to be anybody about to be endangered.

Site – Colehill, Middlehill Road

Analysis of SID Data collected between 26 March 2013 and 2 April 2013

Total Number of movements
15276

Number of Days (or parts of) in Survey
7

Average Number of Vehicle per day
2182.29

Maximum Speed
74
mph

Minimum Speed
10
mph

Average Speed
32.65
mph

Modal speed (highest frequency)
33
mph

85th percentile
37
mph

Speeds up to 30mph
4654
30.47%

Speeds Between 31&35mph
6590
43.14%

Speeds Between 36&39mph
2759
18.06%

Speeds Between 40&50mph
1226
8.03%

Speeds Over 50mph
47
0.31%

Total for check
15276
100.00%

Traffic Between Midnight and 6AM
453
2.97%

Traffic Between 6AM and Midday
5577
36.51%

Traffic between Midday and 6PM
6382
41.78%

Traffic 6PM to Midnight
2864
18.75%

Total for check
15276
100.00%

Traffic movements on Sunday
1771
11.59%

Traffic movements on Monday
1790
11.72%

Traffic movements on Tuesday
2546
16.67%

Traffic movements on Wednesday
2540
16.63%

Traffic movements on Thursday
2606
17.06%

Traffic movements on Friday
1945
12.73%

Traffic movements on Saturday
2078
13.60%

Total for check
15276
100.00%

 
The device was situated by the junction between the top end of Bridleway – just before Middlehill Road turns into Canford Bottom opposite Hayes Lane.   It’s at the bottom of the hill – recording traffic travelling towards Ferndown.
The analysis period spanned the Easter weeked and the reduced traffic, particularly on the Friday and Monday, is noticable.  Also the whole period was during the school holidays, so no schools traffic here.


SID Report for Hayes Lane (1)

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The Parish Council has published the data from the Speed Indicator Device (SID) deployment in Hayes Lane between the 10th and the 16th March.

Site – Colehill, Hayes Lane (Southbound)

Analysis of SID Data collected – 10 March 2013 to 16 March 2013

Total Number of movements
7,965

Number of Days (or parts of) in Survey
7

Average Number of Vehicle per day
1,138

Maximum Speed
51
mph

Minimum Speed
10
mph

Average Speed
24.88
mph

Modal speed (highest frequency)
17
mph

85th percentile
34
mph

Speeds up to 30mph
5,404
67.85%

Speeds Between 31&35mph
1,818
22.82%

Speeds Between 36&39mph
561
7.04%

Speeds Between 40&50mph
179
2.25%

Speeds Over 50mph
3
0.04%

Total for check
7,965
100.00%

Traffic Between Midnight and 6AM
133
1.67%

Traffic Between 6AM and Midday
2,920
36.66%

Traffic between Midday and 6PM
3,368
42.28%

Traffic 6PM to Midnight
1,544
19.38%

Total for check
7,965
100.00%

Traffic movements on Sunday
877
11.01%

Traffic movements on Monday
1,176
14.76%

Traffic movements on Tuesday
1,228
15.42%

Traffic movements on Wednesday
1,240
15.57%

Traffic movements on Thursday
1,246
15.64%

Traffic movements on Friday
1,203
15.10%

Traffic movements on Saturday
995
12.49%

Total for check
7,965
100.00%

 
Nothing very noteworthy here.  There are a lot of vehicles slowing to turn into Jessop Road or Freemans Lane – hence the modal speed of 17mph and the correspondingly reduced averages.   We have extracted this data, cleared the memory and then turned the device round to face towards the old railway bridge so that we can compare the statistics for the Northbound traffic.
The data set runs from midnight on Sunday 10th to midnight on Saturday 16th – an exact 7 day period.
Colehill Parish Council jointly own the Speed Indicator Device with Holt Parish Council.  It is managed in conjunction with a team from Dorset County Council, however the deployment and data  collection is by Parish Council volunteers.  It can only be deployed on purpose-erected poles at several sites across the two parishes – as agreed with County Highways.


SID Data from Canford Bottom

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The Parish Council has published the data from the Speed Indicator Device (SID) deployment outside OneStop at Canford Bottom during the first week of March.
While the average speed seems reasonable it is disconcerting that apparently over 11% seem to regard driving round a blind bend into a residential area at speeds in excess of 35mph as acceptable.

Site – Colehill, Canford Bottom

Analysis of SID Data collected between 1 March 2013 and 7 March 2013

Total Number of movements
11776

Number of Days (or parts of) in Survey
7

Average Number of Vehicle per day
1682.29

Maximum Speed
58
mph

Minimum Speed
10
mph

Average Speed
30.40
mph

Modal speed (highest frequency)
31
mph

85th percentile
35
mph

Speeds up to 30mph
5656
48.03%

Speeds Between 31&35mph
4790
40.68%

Speeds Between 36&39mph
1052
8.93%

Speeds Between 40&50mph
270
2.29%

Speeds Over 50mph
8
0.07%

Total for check
11776
100.00%

Traffic Between Midnight and 6AM
334
2.84%

Traffic Between 6AM and Midday
3428
29.11%

Traffic between Midday and 6PM
5053
42.91%

Traffic 6PM to Midnight
2961
25.14%

Total for check
11776
100.00%

Traffic movements on Sunday
1380
11.72%

Traffic movements on Monday
1629
13.83%

Traffic movements on Tuesday
1778
15.10%

Traffic movements on Wednesday
1723
14.63%

Traffic movements on Thursday
1796
15.25%

Traffic movements on Friday
1898
16.12%

Traffic movements on Saturday
1572
13.35%

Total for check
11776
100.00%

 
What these figures don’t show is how many people slowed down when the SID reminded them.  As usual we will be sharing this data with the Police and the Highways Authority.
 


250 People Gather to Protest About Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Transit Site at Uddens

February 17, 2012

On the evening of Friday 17th some 250 residents Colehill and Stapehill gathered at Colehill Memorial Hall to hear expert views on the proposed Gypsy and Traveller site at Uddens.
Hilary Chittenden, Chair of the Environmental Theme Action Group, explained in detail why that group totally opposes the proposal and highlighted the potential harmful affects upon the flora and fauna of the local countryside as well as the serious loss of countryside access for the public.
Colehill Parish Council, the residents of Stapehill, ETAG and Dorset Wildlife Trust have all condemned the idea of a transit site at Uddens.
County Cllr Janet Dover spoke in support of the objections and raised questions about the manner in which Uddens had become a potential site in the first place.
David Ayre from DCC, who has responsibility for Countryside Development and particularly Gypsy sites, explained the process which will take place before any site can be accepted but also admitted that there was considerable opposition to the proposal.  He was thanked for having the courage to come and face almost unanimous opposition.
Annette Brooke MP, addressed the meeting and praised the Parish Council for calling the meeting and the residents for turning out in such numbers to voice their feelings.
Cllr David Packer of EDDC and Colehill Parish Council encouraged all present to make their feeling known to the District Planners by writing to EDDC, the body which ultimately would decide whether or not such plans went ahead.
Here are the documents presented at the meeting:

DCC Sketch Proposal : DCC Letter – Expression of Interest for Funding: Homes & Communities Agency Letter: Objections from Colehill Parish Council: Objections from Stapehill Residents pages 1-4Objections from Stapehill Residents pages 5-8 : Objections from Environmental Theme Action Group


Major Gas Leak at Canford Bottom Roundabout

February 5, 2012

At just before 9.30am on Sunday 5th February a major gas leak occurred in the vicinity of the Canford Bottom roundabout on the A31. This has resulted in a significant number of road closures in that area. We advise that you avoid travelling in the area.
In order to affect repairs the gas main pressure is being reduced, households in the local area will have significantly reduced pressure which may effect heating and other gas appliances.
The risk to the public is low but as a precaution people are advised to keep windows and doors closed.
Please check on vulnerable or elderly neighbours to ensure they are not adversely affected by the drop in gas pressure.



Emergency Tree Works in Wimborne Road

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Last night’s gales caused one of the tall, old Scots Pines on the Parish Council land known as the “Colehill Triangle” to uproot itself and lean, precariously against a rather flimsy Oak above the road where dozens of parents gather to collect their offspring from the St. Michael’s Middle School. Cllr. KD Johnson was on site liaising with police and tree contractors for some time before one daring tree surgeon climbed a neighbouring Scots Pine, roped across to its tottering neighbour, climbed ever higher and then began to lop pieces off with a chainsaw. Bravo!
         


Demolition of Glynville Court

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This morning (22nd November 2011) the demolition began in earnest of the 1970s old people’s home, Glynville Court in Glynville Close, Colehill.  Preliminary works had been going on for several weeks and hoarding has been going up over the last few days but the monster machine, which had been parked, stationary, on the lawn until now, finally started to knock down walls today.  The site of the 1970’s home is to be used to build 5 houses and 17 flats for the Synergy Housing Association.


Chairman’s Reception

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On Friday evening the Parish Council invited over 100 members of the public – representatives of the institutions and charities that help form the community of Colehill – to the Chairman’s Reception with buffet.  This annual event is our way of thanking the headteachers and governors of the schools, the leaders of the churches, the youth groups, the charities, the crossing patrol attendants, the librarians and others and is also a good forum for putting faces to names of who’s who in the village and discussing some local issues.
Representatives of the bordering communities of Wimborne, Holt, Verwood, Corfe Mullen and Verwood – with whom the Parish Council share some common concerns, interests and resources – were invited and the vice-chairman of East Dorset Districct Council was also present.
Cllr. Dave Mitchell, Chairman of the Parish Council, gave short speech and the entertainment was provided by Colehill Girlguides and a group of Colehill Eagle Scouts sang a selection of campfire songs from the stage.  Mrs. Barbara Gooch gave an announcement about a fund-rasing event for the Reef rebuilding appeal.  The catering was provided by the Colehill Evening W.I.
Here is a gallery of photographs from the event:
 
    
 


Remembrance Day Parade

November 13, 2011

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday 13th November
Over 500 people gathered at the War Memorial for the annual service to remember those who died serving their country.
    
 


Forest Forge present “The World Outside” at Colehill Memorial Hall

October 21, 2011

On Friday, Ringwood based, professional theatre company Forest Forge came to perform their play “The  World Outside” in the Memorial Hall. They have a long history of taking professional theatre to rural venues and the play was specially written for their 30th anniversary. The story concerns the homecoming of members of a New Forest family and was inspired by research and interviews with people living and working in the region. The performances were superb and the play itself thought-provoking and mysterious. Over 80 people attended – photographs below:
   
 
 


Forestry Meeting in Cannonhill Plantation

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About 30 members of the public – and several dogs – attended a “drop-in” meeting with Andrew Norris and Simon Smith, of the Forestry Commission, and Tim Leavers and Rob Dunning, of the timber harvesting contractor EuroForest Ltd, to hear about the work taking place in the plantation during October and November.
Tim Leavers cited a statistic that the average daily consumption of timber products across the world is approximately 4lbs per person.  Depending on quality the softwood timber from the Cannonhill Plantation may be transformed into structural timbers for the building industry (roof trusses etc), fencing, pallets, chipboard, horse-litter and fuel pellets; UK timber is generally not of high enough quality for joinery purposes – doors, door-frames etc, which explains why so much is still being imported.
The sparse, sandy ground at Cannonhill and Uddens is largely unsuitable for growing quality hardwoods – though there is some Oak, Birch and Spanish Chestnut on the site.  Operator Rob Dunning gave a demonstration of timber harvesting using their £340,000 Ponsse harvester.
Members of the public are asked to observe all the signage and to keep well clear of the machinery during the on-going works.   Disturbance and damage to paths will be kept to a minimum and signage and barrier tape will be removed promptly once the work is completed.
    
 


Friday 14th October – Police News Release

October 14, 2011

Further to rumours circulating on social networking sites regarding possible attempted child abductions in the Alderholt area, Dorset Police have issued the following news release, which refutes these suggestions.  The original incident may have been a genuine misunderstanding.


Death of Former Councillor Gwen Divall

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Colehill Parish Council is deeply saddened to learn of the death, on Friday, of former Parish Councillor Gwen Divall, of Northleigh Lane.

Gwen was co-opted onto the Parish Council after her husband, Gordon (himself a Parish Councillor and former Council Chairman), died in July 2002 – though she had already rendered great service to the Council in the preparation of the case for the land acquisition at “The Triangle” and also in preparing the parish history boards for the centenary celebrations (those now on display in the Betty Webster committee room at the Memorial Hall).  She served until 2007 but did not stand for re-election, due to ill health and family issues.
She has nevertheless continued to be of invaluable service to the Council and community on matters legal, historical and rights-of-way.  In particular she was involved in the recent claims for rights-of-way over the land between The Vineries and Cutler’s Place.  Gwen and Gordon had lived in Colehill since 1960. Before retirement Gwen was Deputy Headteacher at Ferndown Upper School, she also served as a Magistrate for many years.
Her death has been attributed to complications with her leukaemia, which was only recently diagnosed.  She was 3 days past her 83rd birthday.
The funeral will take place at Wimborne Cemetery on Monday 17th October at 14.00.   Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to either the Priest’s House Museum or the Open Spaces Society, via Douch & Small, 7 Leigh Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AB.
 



District Council Election Results

May 6, 2011

After a long night at the Verwood Hub verifying the AV referendum papers and then counting the District Council Election results the Colehill District Councillors Janet Dover, Don Wallace and David Packer all retained their seats, there was a good turnout of 52% in Colehill East and 58% in Colehill West. The full results are here. The AV referendum votes were counted in the afternoon.


Royal Wedding Street Party in Stroud Close

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Stroud Close had a spontaneous street party to celebrate the royal wedding last week. Gill and Rob Clark invited all their neighbours to a lunchtime
BBQ and – as the Close is a cul de sac – there was no problem with traffic, so the party was able to carry on until darkness drove people back to their
houses. It was a lovely way to meet people and all ages had a wonderful time.


Forest Fire in Cannon Hill Plantation

April 24, 2011 damping down

Sometime in the afternoon of Easter Sunday fire broke out in Cannon Hill plantation just to the North and below the archaeological tumulus known as “the viewpoint”. By around 2pm there were four fire appliances on site, though there was a delay in obtaining the keys to the new locks at the Cannon Hill Road and Uddens Drive gates. By the morning of the 25th the three or four acres affected were still smouldering and a fire Service vehicle and personnel were still on site – damping down.


Annual Parish Meeting

April 19, 2011

The Annual Parish Meeting was held on Tuesday 19th April at the Memorial Hall. The Chairman, Cllr. KD Johnson, gave his report, in which he spoke about the achievements of the Parish Council during his two years as chairman and the challenges for the future. You can read the full text of the speech here.
He also presented grant cheques to various local organisation, including the Colehill and Wimborne Youth and Community Centre, Vision Wimborne Dial-a-Ride, the Colehill Scout and Guide Hut and the Wimborne branch of Help the Aged. Cllr. Johnson said that it had been an honour to have served as the chairman – but hard work and very frustrating at times.


Drop-In Morning / Open Day

March 19, 2011

On Saturday 19th we held an event to discuss the progress of the Parish Plan, the work of the Parish Council generally and to encourage people to stand for election to the Parish Council on May 5th.   A steady trickle of visitors made the event a  modest success – but we tried.
There is a gallery of photographs from the open day here, anyone who missed it, but would like copies of the documentation about the work of the Parish Council and/or the Parish Plan should contact the clerk to the council on 01202 887786.


Theft from Grit Bins

December 3, 2010

Here in Colehill the Parish Council have some grit bins in-situ which we provided in earlier years, we have another 5 sites identified and agreed with the County Council for installation this year – unfortunately the snow has come earlier than expected.  Although the Parish Council have purchased these bins for the community we have arranged for them to be supplied and replenished with road salt/grit by the County’s Highways Department.   There is no arrangement for anyone from County or Parish to apply the material to the roads and pavements – this is the responsibilty of the community members in the area in which the bin is sited.
Unfortunately we have reports that at least one of our bins was “raided” yesterday by a man with a white horsebox type vehicle, who helped himself to 3 bags-full and drove away.  This is clearly theft and we would urge anyone witnessing such behaviour to note the registration number of the vehicle and report it to the police and/or the Parish Council.  We also have reports of people taking away wheel-barrow loads for their own drives and pathways and this is also an offence as this material is specifically provided for roads and pavements and not for use on private lands.


Colehill Safer Neighbourhood Team

November 29, 2010

Given the severe budget cuts that the Police Authority will have to make, the Parish Council has written to the Chief Constable to highlight how much we value PC Steve Brett and his team. We hope that the SNT will continue to play an important role in discouraging the anti social behaviour Colehill suffered from in the past.


Chairman’s Reception

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Over 120 “movers and shakers” from Colehill and the surrounding communities came together on Friday night for the annual “Chairman’s Reception”. Although there were some councillors invited from the neighbouring parishes of Wimborne, Pamphill and Shapwick, Verwood and Ferndown the emphasis was on the people of the village and it is in the way of a thankyou for the good work that they do in the community.

Photograph courtesy of the Stour and Avon Magazine


Remembrance Day Parade

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At least 400 people braved the light drizzle to remember the 45 Colehill residents who died in the Great War of 1914-18 and the 2nd World War of 1939-45.
While the roll call of the dead is usually read by one of the Church wardens, this year the roll was read by the chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr. KD Johnson.   The Last Post and Reveille were excellently played by young trumpeter Joseph Skypella, while the young oboist who accompanied the hymns was Jenny Clayton.

Photograph by Sally Atkins


TED PHILLIPS

November 1, 2010 Ted Phillips

It is with great sadness to relay that Ted passed away recently.

A long-serving parish councillor, Ted lived in the area since 1954 and was a Colehill resident since 1970. He represented Parmiter ward and was a vociferous campaigner to keep this area within Colehill.
Ted was a retired engineer who enjoyed travelling. He had a great sense of humour and wrote humorous articles for regional and national magazines.
His friends and colleagues at Colehill Parish Council will miss him.
 


Recycling to save lives

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The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance came into service in March 2000 and has attended to over 6000 incidents. The aircraft responds mostly to emergency calls such as road traffic collisions and sporting incidents. On average it receives 3 to 4 calls per day, but during busy periods and summer months, it can be up to 8.
The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance needs £3,800 a day to keep its helicopter and highly trained crew in the air. As a charity, the service relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help it continue its life-saving work. Airborne within three minutes of a 999 call, the Air Ambulance can reach most of its operational area within nineteen minutes. It needs an area only half the size of a tennis court to be able to land. It can then transport patients to the appropriate hospital for their injuries – being able to do this will make the difference between life and death for many patients.
You can help this vital service by recycling your unwanted clothes, shoes and household textiles. Next time you clear out please use the banks at the Co-op and Hayeswood First School.The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance urgently needs your donations.
For more information on your nearest textile bank visit www.bagitup.org.uk. For more information about the Air Ambulance visit www.dorsetandsomesetairambulance.org.uk or telephone 01823 669604.


“Safer Routes to School”

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10th June – Chairman of Council, KD Johnson (in the black) and County Councillor Janet Dover cut the ribbon to formally open the “Safer Routes to School” cycleway across the Colehill Triangle Village Green and Kyrchil Corner Common.
Also in the photograph are (Left to Right) Colehill Councillor John Warren, PCSO Matt Johnson, County Traffic Officer Andrew Bradley, County Rights-of-Way Officer Simon Gledhill, St. Michael’s Head Teacher Paul Nation, Teacher Miles Tradewell, PC Steve Brett – and many of the cyclists from St. Michael’s, who will be using the cycleway.


Chairman of Council, KD Johnson (R), and Vice-Chairman, Dave Mitchell, met with Annette Brooke MP to discuss concerns of Colehill residents

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Items discussed included the A31 Ferndown and Wimborne bypass and Canford Bottom Roundabout, also Dorset County’s Revenue Support Grant and the demise of and possible successor to the Regional Spatial Strategy.
Mrs. Brooke will be holding MP’s surgeries at Colehill library, beginning on 25th June, to avoid queues consituents are invited to arrange an appointment in advance by calling her office on 01202 693555.