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Welcome to Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge Parish Council
Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge Parish Council has 10 Parish Councillors who can be found and contacted on the Councillors page.
About Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge Parish
The village of Sixpenny Handley lies in the heart of the Cranborne Chase in Dorset.
The Parish includes the hamlets of Minchington (in the West), Gussage St Andrew, Woodcutts,
Deanland (North), Pentridge (South) and Woodyates on the county boundary in the East.
The population of the parish is approximately 1300.
Ciona Nicholson, the Clerk to the Parish Council will be pleased to answer any questions about the Parish Council or the Parish if you are unable to find what you need on the website.
More information about the parish can be found at the Community Website Here
Another source of information on our area is www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.
- Agendas and Minutes can be viewed on the Meetings and Agendas page.
- Meetings are held in the Parish Office at 7:30pm
- Finance & General Purposes 1st Thursday of each month
- Planning Committee Meeting - as required.
(Please contact us if you would like to know when a planning application is due to be considered by the Parish Council)
- Full Parish Council Meeting 4th Thursday of each month
Please note these meetings may be subject to change the next meeting is published on this Home Page as well as a full list of meetings in the Meetings and Agendas page.
In addition to the above meetings we hold an Annual Meeting of Electors. This is an open forum where residents of the Parish are invited to attend and listen to reports of Parish Council activities and it is an opportunity to ask questions directly with Parish Councillors and District & County Councillors. The date for this will again be published int the Meetings and Agendas page
Members of Public are welcome to attend any of our Meetings and ask questions during the Public Open Session which is held before the Parish Council Meeting commences.
The Parish Council will be able to take up any issues for discussion at the usual Parish Council Meetings, which are of course open to members of public and the press. The Annual Meeting is normally held between March and June.
Latest Parish News
Citizens Advice – Here For Residents
With winter approaching and the on-going cost of living crisis, many people are increasingly worried about how they are going to pay bills, heat their home and put food on the table.
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck would like to remind residents to seek help early on and that they are here to offer free advice and support.
Experienced advisers are available to provide support about a wide range of issues including, debt, energy advice, employment, benefits and housing. There is a range of support available particularly to low income households which many residents many not know about.
Advice is provided through multiple channels including telephone, email, video conferencing and face to face from their offices in Wimborne and Wareham and from outreach services across the region. Home visits are also offered to those more vulnerable people who are unable to access these services.
Free Carbon Monoxide Monitor
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck are offering free Carbon Monoxide Monitors. Please speak to an adviser for a chat about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and a free monitor will be ordered for you.
Local residents can call into one of the drop-in sessions at the following locations. Advice is free and no appointment is necessary:
• Wimborne Citizens Advice - Monday 10am-12noon
• Wareham Citizens Advice - Thursday 10am-12noon
• Ferndown Library - Tuesday & Friday, 10am-2pm
• The Centre, Barns Road, Ferndown - Thursday, 10am-2pm
• Lytchett Matravers Library - Friday 10am-12noon
• Swanage Town Hall, Wednesday 10am-2pm (except first Wednesday of the month)
• Herston Village Hall, Swanage - First Monday of each month 10am-12noon
And by appointment only at:
Bovington Hive, Lytchett Minster & Upton Town Council, Swanage Library, Upton Library &
For details of all of outreach and drop-in locations visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk/get-advice/in-person
For general advice and support call the Dorset Adviceline freephone 0800 144 8848 (Textphone: 0800 144 8884), 10am-4pm weekdays or visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk
For more information contact:Sian Smith, Comms Officer, tel: 01929 408947, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck have offices in Wareham and Wimborne with outreach clinics throughout East Dorset and Purbeck.
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities to enable them to find a way forward whatever problems they face. We value diversity, promote equality, challenge discrimination wherever we see it and aim to improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives. Visit www.edpcitizensadvice.org.uk for more information.
Citizens Advice in East Dorset and Purbeck is a registered charity, charity number: 1068414