Notices

Next Virtual Meetings:

Tues 23 February 2021 

6.30pm Playing Field, Cemetery & Street Management Committee

7.30pm Foreshore Committee

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DOG RESTRICTIONS

The Parish Council is now part of the Dorset Council Dog related Public Space Protection Order and as such dogs should be on leads at all times in all car parks and footpaths around the beach.  Dogs are permitted off leads on East Beach (east of the River Char) at any time of the year, however, dogs are not permitted on West Beach (West of the River Char to level with the end of the promenade) from 1 May-30 September. 

Council staff have authority to issue fixed penalty notices for breach of these restrictions, for dog fouling offences and general littering.

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COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL OUT

Please see the attached poster for the latest advice from the Government regarding the new vaccine.

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DORSET COUNCIL DIGITAL HOTLINE

Don't feel isolated this winter - get better connected with the Digital Hotline from Dorset Council 

https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2020/11/09/stay-better-connected-during-lockdown-with-dorsets-digital-hotline/ 

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COVID-19 DECISION NOTICES

In line with the latest Government guidance, the Parish Council has reviewed its facilities as follows:

Foreshore Car Park - to remain open in line with Government Guidelines for the 3rd lockdown (see decision notice here)

Boat Launching - use of boats for leisure purposes to be suspended in line with Government Guidelines for the 3rd lockdown (see decision notice here)

Beach Huts - to remain open in line with Government Guidelines for the 3rd lockdown but hirers to be informed that huts should only be used to store belongings and visited in connection with daily exercise (eg swimming) no sitting or picnicking is permitted (see decision notice here)

Playground/Outdoor Gym area, Charmouth Playing Field - Playground to remain open and Outdoor Gym to be closed in line with Government Guidelines for the 3rd Lockdown (see decision notice here)

Playing Field Pavilion - to remain closed to the public as no clubs are currently running (see decision notice here)

Mallory Hayter Room, The Elms - to remain closed currently (see decision notice here)

Following the latest Government Guidelines associated with the 3rd lockdown, the status of Council amenities was considered on 5 January 2021 with the above decisions being made. 

As the Council Offices remain closed to the public with staff mainly working from home again, contact by email is recommended initially please.

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2021 CENSUS

Please take part to make sure your community gets the services it needs.  View details here.

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PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

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!

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INFORMATION REGARDING BURIALS

Charmouth Parish Council will observe advice given by Government to the Burials sector and will introduce restrictions to the number of people attending Burials in Charmouth Cemetery.
Taking account of Government guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the public and our staff operating this critical service, the following measures will apply from 1st April 2020.

The attendance of family and friends at burial services will be restricted to the congregation are members of the deceased’s household or close family. In a case where no members are attending, friends can attend, plus Funeral Directors staff.  No chapel facilities will be available.

We appreciate that this will be distressing for the bereaved.  When the situation improves, the bereaved affected by this restriction will have the opportunity of holding another service at the graveside should they wish.

Funeral Directors have been advised of this action and will be in touch with families to help make necessary arrangements. The bereaved should contact their Funeral Director for further advice.

Restrictions may change dependent upon future Government guidance.

Our main office is closed but e-mails are being received and replied to daily.
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