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We have tried to include here all the coronavirus information received by the Parish Council  that is relevant to people in the community. If you have anything that you think would be useful to add to the website, please email Rose Edwards, the Clerk - yeohead@dorset-aptc.gov.uk or telephone 01963 220491

You can also find guidance and local information on the Dorset Council website. https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/home.aspx

Dorset Police website also has useful information with many questions answered in the Frequently Asked Questions section. This includes guidance about window cleaners and self employed gardeners who can continue to work as long as social distancing measures are observed. https://www.dorset.police.uk/covid-19-coronavirus/



Dorset residents encouraged to use NHS Test and Trace service

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From this week, Dorset Council has developed its messages, asking people to “Respect our communities”

  • Park considerately
  • Stay 2m apart from others
  • Don’t have BBQs or fires
  • Take your rubbish home

No overnight stays


Sherborne HRC (tip) will reopen on Tuesday 2 June, however, there will be different measures in place for visitors to follow. All visitors wishing to use Sherborne HRC will need to first proceed to the Terrace Playing Fields car-park (situated on the southern edge of Sherborne at Dancing Hill). Here, you will take a paper ticket (like a supermarket deli counter) and join the queue for the HRC. When the queue at the HRC becomes short enough, you will be directed by on-site staff to travel to the HRC to drop off your waste. Visitors without a ticket will not be able to enter the recycling centre. Further details on the Dorset Council page in the link below.




Dorset Council press release - visitors, coronavirus in Dorset and car parks - re-opening and payment methods

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Dorset Council Press Release regarding easing of lock down restrictions



The Grove Medical Centre and The Apples Medical Centre, Sherborne have sent the following important message for patients.

**REQUEST TO PATIENTS** Due to our limited supplies of face masks, if you have an appointment at the surgery and have your own mask or facial covering (doesn't need to be medical grade) we would really appreciate it if you could please wear it to save our supplies. We would also ask that if you are able, please attend the surgery on your own. Thank you so much!


Update on advertising planning applications in the former North Dorset area and part of the former West Dorset area

We have been notified that the Blackmore Vale Magazine has suspended publication for a temporary period due to the Covid-19 situation.  Any planning applications requiring press advertisements that would normally be advertised in the Blackmore Vale Magazine will be publicised in the Western Gazette instead from 24 April onwards. This affects the former North Dorset area and part of the former West Dorset area only.


Dorset’s latest co-ordinated community response briefing is here: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/co-ordinated-community-response-brief.pdf



Dorset Council will be resuming its garden waste kerbside collections from Monday 27 April.



Dorset Council have set up a community shield helpline for the public – this is available to all those qualifying for shielding under the government criteria of shielding for vulnerability, and for their carers and supporters. (Patients who qualify will have been sent a letter advising them to shield).

Contact: 01305 221022 communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

No problem is too small to ask for help with – calls so far have asked for meds delivery, pet food collection, an isolation phone chat, info on Govt. food parcels etc.

The Grove Medical Centre has also  issued new guidance on ordering medication and procedures at local pharmacies and on child vaccinations. Please see the Grove section in the drop down menu above.


Waste services: Important new rubbish and recycling guidance for all Dorset residents



New guidance from NHS Dorset - see information in the Covid-19 drop down menu above


From the end of Friday 27 March, Dorset Council waste services (previously known as the Dorset Waste Partnership) will be suspending all Garden Waste kerbside collections



Recycling and rubbish collections press release from Dorset Council - link below and text on the Recycling tab above.


Message from Dorset Police to the community about coronavirus