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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.
Full Parish Council MeetingParish Office Thursday 7:30 am View Details
- 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
Road Closure (Open-reach works) on the 13th Sept 09.30-14.30
Please note the High Street will be closed to traffic due to Open-reach
works on the 13th Sept 09.30-14.30. Detailed information is in the attached document
Dorset Council Affordable Housing Strategy Survey
Make sure you have your say on the future of Affordable Housing across Dorset, but more importantly how our Parish will benefit.
Residents who take part will have the opportunity to influence the council’s approach to housing over the next five years.
The consultation is primarily a questionnaire, with some space for free text, it’s anticipated it will take just minutes to complete.
The aim is for as many people as possible to contribute with their views about what is important to them.
Key issues such as housing need, supply, and standards are some of the issues highlighted. The over-arching aim of the consultation however is simple, to hear what residents have to say.
Lead member for Housing Councillor Graham Carr-Jones said;
“The housing strategy is for and about the residents of Dorset. Dorset Council does not want to produce a strategy without collaborating with the people it is about and the people it is for.
Our residents’ feedback is as important as ever and when we’ve consulted in the past we have been encouraged by the response.
The consultation is for everyone, individuals, families, organisations, people of all ages and backgrounds.”
Visit the website to take part in the consultation. There are also short videos about residents’ experiences. The consultation is open for 10 weeks.
If residents are unable to complete the consultation on -line or wish to request a paper copy, please call 01305 221000 for further information.
The strategy will run from 24 July 2023 for ten weeks and closes on Monday 2nd of October.
An evidence-based document will also be available for anyone who chooses to read it, it is not compulsory. It can be accessed on the consultation site or at libraries.
Paper copies will need to be returned by 6th October 2023.