Arne Parish


Arne is a rural parish with about 1,370 citizens in settlements from Worgret in the west to Arne hamlet in the east and Furzebrook Road to the south, with most people in villages at Ridge & Stoborough. Apart from a small proportion of mudflat and water to the east, the 29 km2 of the Parish is about half used for farming with a fifth heathland and a fifth woodland.


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Could YOU be the next Clerk for Arne Parish Council?
17 Sep 2021

Arne Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) with immediate effect. The appointment is for an average of 11.5 hours a week and the salary will be as per the national recommended salary scale commensurate with experience for part time Clerks SCP LC 7-12 (depending on experience).


The Parish Clerk is responsible for organising all meetings of the Council, publishing agendas and minutes, dealing with all correspondence, maintaining the Parish Council website, liaising with other organisations, and overseeing projects, including overseeing the running of the allotments. In addition, as RFO, the Clerk will be responsible for all aspects of financial administration of the Council.


The Clerk works from home and must be computer literate. A laptop will be provided. The successful applicant ideally should be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to undertake training to obtain the qualification. Attendance at the evening meetings of the Council is a requirement of this position. Normal meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month, commencing 7pm at Stoborough Village Hall.


For further details, a copy of the job description please contact the Council at For an informal chat about the role, please contact the current clerk on the above email or by calling 07855 396073.


The closing date for applications is 5pm, on 15th October 2021. To apply please send your current CV and covering letter outlining why you would be a suitable candidate for the position to the above email address.

Annual Accounts & Governance 2020-21
08 Jun 2021

Smaller authority name: _____Arne Parish Council





Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


1. Date of announcement_______8th June 2021

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:


     ________Amanda Crocker; Clerk & RFO_________________


commencing on __Monday 14 June 2021 



and ending on ___Friday 23 July 2021


3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:


  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
    • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.


The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.


4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:


PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

15 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD



5. This announcement is made by  ___Amanda Crocker RFO

Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan
07 May 2021
Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan
On the 6th May, the Arne Neighbourhood Plan went to referendum. Many parishioners were involved in the production of the Plan or ontributed via public meetings, parish council meetings and surveys, and therefore know that this has been a very long and complicated process. It all began back in 2013 with a vision:
'Arne Parish has a unique natural environment formed by past cultural, economic, social, industrial and agricultural practices. While recognising and protecting its heritage, we seek to ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of the parish through environmental and economic measures that will develop the community and its charm, so that all its residents, young or old, will continue to live in a community were they feel safe, cared for and happy.'
We are very pleased to announce that over 500 residents turned out to vote on 6 May 2021 and the final count was 479 in favour and 36 against - 93% in favour. Of the 8 Neighbourhood Plan referendums being help throughout Dorset on the day, Arne had the highest turnout and the largest majority in favour. We would like to thank all those who voted in favour of the Plan for their support. 
You can click here to see a PDF of the whole Neighbourhood Plan



Wareham Car Parking, Spring 2021
06 Mar 2021

There are new times during which car-parking charges will be made in Wareham from 1 April 2021. You can click here to see a PDF of the whole notice, or click the image to enlarge it and then use the back button (←) at the top left of your browser to return to the same page.

Dorset Local Plan
01 Mar 2021




Get Arne Parish Council's response in PDF

to the Dorset Local Plan.