Latest News & Information

On this page, we'll aim to keep you up to speed with any recent news, or information we might have received that may be of us or interest to villagers:


Gardening Club

The brilliant new May Garden Club Newsletter is now available for download on the Newsletters page!

Dog Waste Stations


By now you'll hopefully have seen the 3 new Dog Waste Stations we've installed along Back Lane. Each station includes a large sealed bin as well as a waste bag dispenser. The Parish Councillors are currently emptying the bins roughly fortnightly, but if you find one that is full or empty of bags, do let us know and we'll get onto it - drop a text to 07739 047184 including which bin needs attention i.e. top of Sotheron Croft, Church Lane or Mill Hill.

Avian Flu Prevention Update for Allotment/Poultry Owners


Just a quick one to let you know the housing measures have now been lifted.

While it is essential to ensure effective biosecurity when there is an increased risk of bird flu, it is advised that poultry keepers apply enhanced biosecurity measures at all times to prevent and mitigate future outbreaks.

Bird keepers are reminded to prepare the ranges and outdoor areas for release of the birds or when moving to a new outdoor area. This will include cleansing and disinfection of hard surfaces, fencing off ponds or standing water and reintroduction of wild bird deterrents.

In addition, now that birds are allowed out all poultry and captive bird keepers will need to keep taking extra precautions, such as cleaning and disinfecting equipment, clothing and vehicles, limiting access to non-essential people on their sites, and workers changing clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures.



Universal Credit Help


Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. 

This guide is provided to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit:




Salt Bins

Historically, salt bins were provided by WMDC to adopted roads and refilled seasonally. After a few enquiries this year, we have found that WMDC are no longer supplying new bins to adopted roads, or selling them to people who live on un-adopted roads. Refills are also being done 'as and when they can be'. 

If you are in need of a salt bin or a refill, please do contact us for help.

March Newsletter from The Energy & Homeowner Support Team at WMDC

Police & Crime Plan 2016 - 2021

Avian Flu Prevention Information for Chicken and Turkey Keepers

Avian Flu Prevention Information for Duck and Geese Keepers