Lytchett Matravers Parish Council - Annual Parish Meeting 2019

Panel 1: What does the Parish Council do?

Lytchett Matravers Parish Council is run by residents for residents

Parish Councils were established in 1894 to make sure local residents had an opportunity to express their views and wishes about their community.

The Parish Council will work to represent the views of its residents in liaison with the new Dorset Council (previously Dorset County Council and Purbeck District Council).

On resident’s behalf, Lytchett Matravers Parish Council developed the Neighbourhood Plan which was formally adopted by the District Council in 2017.

The Parish Council will work with the new Dorset Council on all planning applications and ensure that resident’s views are represented at Council planning meetings.

Day to day the Parish Council manages:

  • Public open spaces (Recreation Ground, Foxhills Open Space, the Lytchett Astro, the War Memorial)
  • The Youth Hall in the High Street
  • The Sports Pavilion on the Recreation Ground
  • All children’s play areas (Rec and Foxhills)
  • The cemetery in Row Park next to Church Walk
  • The allotments in Castle Farm Road
  • All benches and bus shelters
  • Litter bins and dog bins
  • Verge and hedge cutting with Dorset Council
  • Licencing of vendors on the Recreation Ground
  • Maintenance of public footpaths and rights of way in conjunction with Dorset Council
  • Working with Dorset Council on issues such as fly-tipping, highway management problems, traffic congestion around
  • the school, street cleaning and lighting, etc.
  • Awarding grants to village facilities and organisations

Lytchett Matravers Parish Council is a fully qualified parish council with a CiLCA qualified parish clerk.