We write a newsletter bi-monthly which is published in the local 'Downsman' magazine which is distributed to approximately 700 households within the parish. Archived copies of the magazine can be found at:

http://www.thedownsman.org.uk or contact:editor@thedownsman.org.uk


Key news items are published through this page.

Dorset Council Bus Service Improvement Survey

The Parish

02

August 2021

Dorset Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

Do you want a better bus service, more often, running on Sundays or in the evenings. Then please respond to this short survey.

Dorset Council are asking for input from bus users and public, private and voluntary organisations is an important part of developing the plan.

The Council has launched a survey to find out how local bus services can be improved and what would make more people use them.

At this stage the council are looking for any feedback, comments, problems, potential solutions, and ideas that you have about local bus services, both across Dorset and more locally in your area. The information that you provide will help to understand the main priorities to tackle in delivering ‘Bus Back Better’.

Give your comments, suggestions and ideas. These can also be emailed to busbackbetter@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

The survey closes on the 27th August

THANK YOU


COVID 19 - Government Summer Roadmap 2021 - Stage 4 update

UK

06

July 2021

Here is a link to the Guidance on how to stay safe that applies from today in England, also attached is the document published in Spring 2021.

COVID 19 - Third Booster injection planning

UK

01

July 2021


Planning for a 3rd Booster injection from September is being initiated. See details in this link

Sixpenny Handley and Chalk Valley Surgery Newsletter

Sixpenny Handley and Pentridge Parish

28

May 2021

Lots to read about in the latest Surgery Newsletter here

COVID 19 - Vaccine Fraud Awareness

COVID 19 - Vaccine Fraud Awareness

28

January 2021

Please be aware of the Fraudsters use the information on the attached document

COVID 19 - Support available

The Parish

20

January 2021


If you have been impacted at home by COVID 19 you may be entitled to support. You can apply for yourself or someone else who may need support

Please use this link to see if you/they are eligible.

Citizens Advice Bureau Annual Report

Dorset

24

November 2020

The Parish Council has just received the CAB annual report and felt it would be useful to make this available, it has some useful contact details as well.

Village Hall Car Park resurfaced

Sixpenny Handley Village HALL

28

September 2020

A couple of weeks ago the Parish Council had the entrance and car park surface renewed

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and the parking bays repainted.

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No more bumpy entrance or doubt about where to park.

The Penny Tap provides table service

The Penny Tap

24

September 2020

So things are changing again.....From tomorrow we will be operating on a table service only basis.This means that when you arrive, you need to select a table you wish to sit at for the duration of your visit, remembering that its only 6 people max per table(including children).Once seated, a member of staff will come to the table and take your drinks order and deliver it back to you at your table.Payment will also be made at the table by either cash or card.The visitor record book for track and trace purposes will also need to be filled in whilst seated.If you are planning on using the seating inside the building, a mask will need to be worn until you sit down, it can then be removed. The same applies when going to the toilet, a mask needs to be worn whilst moving inside the building.Please remember the one way system which is in place and use the correct doors for entry and exit and remember the toilets are accessible through the back door.Again thank you for your support and patience whilst we all try to adjust to this new way of operating.The Penny Tap Team

Church Farm Campsite Restaurant Opening time update

Hanlega's Restaurant, Church Farm Campsite

24

September 2020

In line with government regulations, we have changed our opening and closing times. Meaning we will now open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 5.30pm till 10.00pm with last orders for food at 8.30. Breakfast will remain the same, 8.30am till 10.30am. And Sunday we will open at 12.00 noon till 3.00pm. Thank you for your support.

Support for COVID 19 - volunter group closed down

Sixpenny Handley and Pentridge Parish area

28

July 2020

Coronavirus (Covid - 19)

In line with the Article in the Downsman (June 21) the Sixpenny Handley & Pentridge Parish Council  Teams of Volunteers are stepping down. We have confirmed support is in place where help is still needed. The Facebook and NextDoor pages will continue for the foreseable future to ensure key messages are available locally.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved.

Power Cut? A new national FREE phone number

Sixpenny Handley and Pentridge Parish

01

January 2020

 “105” has been launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from. Customers can also call 105 if they
spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.