You may well have noticed the disheveled state of of many traditional fingerpost signs as you travel around Dorset. If you are observant you may have spotted that some have been renovated in recent times. These stand smart and pristine putting their unkempt neighbours to shame. The County Council no longer maintains fingerposts and so it is down to local communities to get the work done using guidelines set down by Dorset ANOB. The former Chairman of Marshwood Community Land Trust, David Hitchcock, was a keen advocate of renovating the fingerposts around the Marshwood Vale. Before his death in September
Marshwood now has a defibrillator which is accessible twenty four hours a day. The automated external defibrillator (AED) was purchased by Marshwood CLT through a scheme run by the British Heart Foundation. Thanks to the Walther family it is housed in a heated cabinet on the wall of Marshwood Garage. AEDs such as this are fully automatic and can be used by just about anyone. It is very safe and will only provide a shock after it monitors activity through the pads attached to the patient, and then only if a shock is actually required. Built in automated voice commands
The AGM (Annual General Meeting) of MARSHWOOD CLT will take place on Saturday 6th January 2018 10:00am at Blackdown Village Hall.
We are sad to announce that our CLT Chairman, David Hitchcock, passed away on September 29th 2017 following a short illness. David dedicated a huge amount of time to his CLT duties and was a major force in getting our affordable housing at Bramblehay built. We are sure all our shareholders will join with the CLT directors in expressing our deepest sympathy to David’s family.
Our neighbours in the Broadwindsor Parish have formed the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT with the aim of building affordable homes in their parish. To publicise their aims and inform of their progress they have launched a web site. Take a look for yourself, the address is broadwindsorgroupparishclt.org. I would suggest viewing on a desktop or laptop computer, when I took a look on a mobile phone there were some display issues.
Upper Marshwood Vale Parish Council have been working towards formulating a Neighbourhood Plan. As part of this they have launched a new web site which can be found at uppermarshwoodvale.org.
The 2016 AGM (Annual General Meeting) of MARSHWOOD CLT Will take place on Monday 10th October 2016 @ 7.30pm at Blackdown Village Hall Items for discussion include: Do we build more houses in the area? Refurbishing local Fingerposts
Our neighbours from the Broadwindsor Parish have been discussing their own affordable housing scheme. Broadwindsor registered the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust in May 2016. The next step is to hold a public meeting in Drimpton Village Hall. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 7:30pm.
Passing through Marshwood at night recently you may have noticed lights on in the new affordable homes at Bramblehay. The builders have moved out and since January Hastoe Housing Association have handing keys over to the new residents much to the relief of all of us involved with Marshwood CLT and I’m sure to those who knew they had been allocated on of the houses and have been waiting patiently to move in. It has been a very long slog getting our affordable homes built here in Marshwood with setbacks such as the original building company, Brookvale of Yeovil, going
The 2015 AGM (Annual General Meeting) of MARSHWOOD CLT Will take place on Monday 30th Novemberber 2015 @ 7.30pm at Blackdown Village Hall Following the formal AGM business there will be an opportunity for discussion on what the CLT does next