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Proposal for the Parish Council to Contribute to a Part Time Bus Service

The Winterborne Valley Transport Group have received an offer from a local bus company to provide a once a day bus service through Winterbourne Abbas, Winterbourne Steepleton and Winterborne St Martin. The bus would provide a route towards Dorchester in the early afternoon, approximately 2pm.  Passengers could then make a return journey on one of the later afternoon regular services that are already in place. 

The service would only run on school days, therefore weekdays only in school term time. The bus company need a contribution of £2,850 per year to operate this service. Passengers would be able to use a concessionary bus pass if they have one. The County Council are unable to contribute to the cost of the provision of this service therefore a request has been made to the Parish Council.

If this was agreed by the Parish Council it would result in an increase in annual expenditure which would be a direct increase in the Parish Council element of your Council Tax bill. 

Currently the Parish Council precept totals £5,500. Therefore this would be an increase of approximately 52% in the Parish Council element of your Council Tax bill. The 2018/19 (figures for 19/20 not yet available on Dorset for You) Parish Council precept was £16.98 per year for a Band D property.  An increase of 52% on that would be approximately £25.81 on a Band D property. The Parish Council has already set its precept for 2019/20 – therefore if a payment was required during that year the required increase in 2020/21 would be £5,700 to repay the 2019/20 contribution and pay for the 2020/21 contribution. This assumes the contribution amount remains the same which is not guaranteed.

If the Parish Council had to cover two years bus service contribution in 2020/21 this would increase the Parish Council Precept element of your Council Tax bill in that year to approximately £35 on a Band D property. These figures are approximate and do not include any additional increase which might be required in the Parish Council precept alongside the contribution for the Bus Service. There is no guarantee that the service will be used by passengers every day. There are already additional transport provisions that are not fully utilised. The Parish Council is also speaking with Councillors at Winterbourne Abbas and Steepleton about sharing the cost. This is a very clear example of the increases in costs which might fall to the Parish Council if they wish to provide services which can no longer be funded by the new Unitary Authority due to cutbacks in central government funding and increase social care costs. Therefore this may be the first of many such questions the Parish Council has to consider.

As the cost of the proposed service would fall directly to you – the residents and Council Tax payers – it is important we gather your opinion.  We will circulate a note to all addresses in the village and hope you will be able to respond to the Parish Council. 

Responses can also be emailed to the Chairman of the Parish Council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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10.30am - 12.00

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*As at 23rd September 2018.

Waste Watch Scheme
- operating in the village.

Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.

There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.

Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.

Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.

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Mondays and Fridays

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am

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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection


Collections take place

5 Saturday - recycling and food
11 Friday - rubbish and food
17 - recycling and food
24 - rubbish and food
31 - recycling and food

7 - rubbish and food
14 - recycling and food
21 - rubbish and food
28 - recycling and food

MARCH 2019
7 - rubbish and food
14 - recycling and food
21 - rubbish and food
28 - recycling and food

APRIL 2019
4 - rubbish and food
11 - recycling and food
18 - rubbish and food
25 - recycling and food

MAY 2019
2 - rubbish and food
9 - recycling and food
16 - rubbish and food
23 - recycling and food
30 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2019
6 - recycling and food
13 - rubbish and food
20 - recycling and food
27 - rubbish and food

JULY 2019
4 - recycling and food
11 - rubbish and food
18 - recycling and food
25 - rubbish and food

1 - recycling and food
8 - rubbish and food
15 - recycling and food
22 - rubbish and food
29 - recycling and food

5 - rubbish and food
12 - recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26- recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

The next start date for the garden waste service is 01/12/2018 – sign up by 31st October 2018.If you miss this deadline the next opportunity to start collections will be 1st April 2019.

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