Plan Update recommendations adopted by the Council on 12th January
The Council supports in principle a new museum and would welcome being kept
informed by the Preservation and Historic Society of their plans and
The Council should continue to work with Purbeck
District Council to provide small developments of affordable housing, which
should be integrated throughout the village.
The Council recognises three problems concerning traffic management which
should be addressed:-
1.Speeding at the top (West from Durnford Drove) and bottom of the village (East from Crack Lane) as well as Crack Lane itself.
2.Congestion through the high street
from Crack Lane to Durnford
3.Parking on some pavements causing
obstruction to pedestrians especially thosewithpushchairs, prams and wheel chairs.
The Council will consult with Dorset County Council in an attempt to
establish a car park in the centre of the village, using the Parish Council's
land behind the school playing field.
The Council does not believe there is a need for a community bus whilst the
village is served by a regular bus service. The current bus service, once an
hour (1/2 hour in summer), should be supported as much as possible.
The Council should monitor any intention by Dorset County Council to turn off
street lights between the hours of and within the village. It should
then confer with residents, on a street by street basis, to see if they would
like the lights in their street kept on.
The Council should contact the new head master of the Malthouse
School, who has already indicated the possibility of local people using the
school facilities (swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer and cricket pitches
etc), to try and establish, for individual groups and clubs, the best way
The Council should contact the Play Group, responsible for the play area
equipment, to see if the current play equipment funds held by the Council and
the play group could be used for equipment for older children and adults.
This may require further fund raising to be undertaken.
The Council should identify additional sites within the village that could
have a dog bin and purchase and erect them. This should be accompanied by a
local campaign to encourage their use.
The Council should investigate the feasibility/cost effectiveness of
installing PV panels on the Parish Office/Toilet roof to encourage and
support the use of renewable energy.
The Council should contact Dorset County Council to replace cracked or broken
paving stones especially those that are in a dangerous condition.
The Council should contact Dorset County Council about the long awaited
widening of the very narrow footpath between Crack Lane and Coombe
The Council should encourage all land owners with pavement frontage to clear
back any growth that is restricting the full width of pathways. This is
particularly bad from Castle View down into village.
The Council should investigate the possibility of creating a permissive
footpath between the bottom of Crack Lane and the lane to Wilkswood Farm. This should be inside the current hedge
line away from Valley Road.
The Council should organise regular (perhaps twice a year) village cleanup
days, where community come together to tidy the village by eg. clearing verges, weeds, ivy
from walls and litter picking.