Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Frome Valley Parish Council website. We hope that it gives you the information you need or clear guidance as to where it may be found.

Frome Valley Parish Council is the lowest level of English local government for the area with the higher level now being the unitary authority Dorset Council which has replaced the former Dorset County Council and West Dorset District Council.  Go to our Useful Links page for connections to the websites for these higher local government authorities plus associated Rural Services.  On the same page you will also find links to Public Services (e.g. Police, Ambulance, Fire, etc).  In addition will find links to the websites for Local Villages.  Please note that Frome Valley Parish Council is not involved in the arrangements associated with the parish churches.  The churches within the locality are run by their respective Parochial Church Councils within the overall management of the Melbury Team of Ministers and Lay members.  So again please go to our Useful Links page for links to the website for the Melbury Team and another website giving information on Historic Dorset Churches that includes information on the churches within the Council area.

Information Available

You can navigate around the website using the main menu buttons at the top of the website or by clicking on the various blue links situated within the copy. By placing your cursor over the menu tabs you will find that some have sub-pages giving additional information. The News & Events page contains notices and information the Council feels would be of immediate interest to residents.  As required by government legislation, the Minutes of Council Meetings, the statutory Financial Information plus the Pecuniary Interests of the Councillors are also available on this website.  In addition the Parish Information page contains links to current local government or public services on-line consultations and/or training and similar events notified to the Council that residents may wish to access.  These and others not notified to the Council may also be accessed on the Higher Authorities and Public Services websites accessed via the Useful Links page.

The Parish Council

There are a total of 12 Councillors with 7 representing the residents of Cattistock, 3 representing Frome St Quintin and a further 2 representing Chilfrome.   There is also a part-time Parish Clerk who carries out the routine Council administration.  Go to the The Council page for information about the Councillors, Clerk and how to contact the Council.

Councillor Vacancies

Currently there is one remaining vacancy for the Cattistock parish..  So if you feel you would like to serve the community by becoming a Councillor please contact any of the current Councillors or the Parish Clerk.

Council Meetings

Normally Frome Valley Parish Council meets every two months, usually on the last Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November but sometimes the arrangements are altered.  At each Council meeting the dates for the next meeting are set and recorded in the minutes.  So go to the latest minutes on the Meetings page to find the date of the next meeting. Due to Covid-19 these meetings are currently being held virtually and members of the public are welcome to join the meetings via Zoom.  Please contact the Clerk for further details.