Notices

COUNCIL STAFF TO TRIAL BODY WORN CAMERAS

Body Worn Cameras will shortly be issued to the foreshore staff for a trial period. Charmouth Parish Council has an obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of its employees. It is particularly important that it helps to protect and support its workers whilst they are carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, the outside staff, through the nature of their work, are sometimes open to aggressive and/or abusive encounters.

To help mitigate the risks a body worn video camera (BWC) can be worn. This device records sound and pictures, which will help the employee gather unambiguous evidence and add an extra level of security. The system acts largely as a deterrent and the device does not record unless the employee switches it to the on position.

LAND AND AVAILABILITY 'CALL FOR SITES'

Dorset Council's 'call for sites' is an opportunity for agents, landowners and developers to submit land which they believe could be developed to meet future demand for homes and jobs.  To be assessed, sites need to be submitted by 25 October 2019. Letter from DC containing link.

WEST BAY CAR BOOT GRANTS

Bridport Town Council has taken over management of the West Bay Car Boot Sale from the former West Dorset District Council, and will be distributing the funds generated from pitch fees in the form of grants to community and voluntary organisations whose work benefits people living in the Bridport Local Area Partnership area.
The scheme is now open for applications for the year 2020. The application form and guidance can be found at our website: https://www.bridport-tc.gov.uk/services/annual-grants/ Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 20 December 2019. Applications will be considered by a panel of Bridport Town Council and Dorset Council councillors in January or February 2020, and grant awards will be paid by the 31 March 2020, subject to the applicant’s acceptance of any grant conditions before that date. Please note that whilst there is no formal limit on the amount you can apply for, the typical amount awarded by the Town Council is in the region of £500.

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

The Council currently has 7 Councillors for the 11 available places. 

If you would like to help shape the community which you live in, or have a skill which you think could benefit the running of the Parish, please write or email your letter of application to the Parish Clerk, Lisa Tuck, at the Elms, St Andrews Drive, Charmouth, DT6 6LN or charmouth@dorset-aptc.gov.uk.

Co-options will take place at the next Council meeting. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

POST OFFICE UPDATE!

A new Post Office Outreach Service will commence at Charmouth Library on Thursday 27th June from 1015-1600 (closed for lunch 1300-1330) and continue every Thursday.

Services to include:

  • General banking
  • Travel money
  • All mail services/post etc
  • Stamps
  • Withdrawals & deposits
  • Bill payments
  • Moneygram
  • Itunes & one-for-all gift cards

THE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

has produced a leaflet which can be viewed here to help people maximise income on Universal Credit or assist those wishing to make a claim.

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