Information on Rural Crime Reporting


As we are in the middle of the long, dark nights. We would like to remind everyone about the importance of reporting any suspicious activities, especially in the more rural locations.


We urge members of the public to report any incidents of coursing / poaching by calling ☎️999 if in progress or reporting via 101 or on-line after the event.

You can pass on Important Intelligence via 101 alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please do not approach those taking part in this activity but please try to obtain as much information as possible:

Location (consider WHAT3WORDS)

Vehicle involved (type/colour)

How many person/s involved descriptions.

Dogs / weapons involved.

Photos /video evidence can be helpful.


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There’s nothing like singing carols to really get everyone into a festive mood for Christmas.

This year there are two opportunities in North Perrott to clear out your wind pipes and really belt out your favourite tunes.

Everyone is welcome at both events, so lets have a good start to the festive season.

SUNDAY 18th December at 3pm, there will be a Carol Service at St.Martins Church led by Rev. Bob Keys. Mince pies etc following. (There is no nativity this year but anyone wishing to get involved next year, please contact Alison Stevens)

WEDNESDAY 21st December at 6pm, on the Village Green. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served.



The hamstone pillars at the entrance to the Manor Drive have been seriously damaged by a lorry.

The damage is thought to ave happened in the last week or so but did not come to light until a few days ago.

The pillars, which are Grade 2 listed, were designed by TH Wyatt in 1877 and formed the entrance to North Perrott Manor, which was designed and built at the same time.

The left hand pillar has been twisted at the base and will need completely dismantling and rebuilding to complete the repair.

If anyone saw the damage taking place, please contact Mrs Judith Hall at the Manor Farm. She is anxious to know the name of the person or business that was resposible for the damage.


At 11am there will be an Act of Remembrance on the Village Green. A wreath will be laid at the Village War Memorial and 2 minutes silence will be observed.

Preceding the Act of Remembrance, there will be Service of Remembrance at St.Martin’s Church at 10am, Sunday 13th November.

Let us remember with gratitude those who, in the cause of peace and in the service of their fellow men, died for their county in time of war, especially those from North Perrott.

G. Bishop, H. Dabinett, G.C.Elson, J. Osborne, A.G. Saint and J.Saint,



For the third time in almost as many weeks, there has been another incidence of a serious attack of sheep which has resulted in the loss of valued animals.

Two occurances were in Hardington Marsh and last night at the Manor Farm, North Perrott.

In all cases, dogs are the chief suspect and all incidences are reported as having taken place overnight.

Please report on 999 if you see a dog attack on stock or if you witness evidence of people “working” dogs at night.

When walking on farmland, please keep your dogs under close control and in sight at all times. An alarming rise in dogs attacking sheep in the North Perrott, Haselbury and Hardington areas has been reported over the last few years and the Police are involved in trying to aprehend those responsible.


North Perrott Defibrillator is located in East Street.

The village defibrillator was reported missing this morning.

It was last checked only a few days ago as being present and correct.

Does anyone know if it was used legitimately in the last few days?

If so, there’s no panic and I’m sure it will be returned in good time.

Otherwise, it will be reported lost and the Parish Clerk will have to make an insurance claim.

In the meantime, everyone (including me) will have to be careful to keep taking their pills!

Hopefully there will be a logical explanation and it will be returned safely…….

A National Moment of Reflection

Those wishing to reflect on the momentous events happening at the moment and mark the selfless service of Queen Elizabeth II during her reign, are invited to gather on the village green at 7.45pm this Sunday 18th Sept.

A minute’s silence of National Reflection will be observed at 8pm followed by the National Anthem.

The Queen is dead. Long live the King!


The North Perrott Platinum Jubilee Beacon

To commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 to 2022, a bell will be tolled from St.Martin’s Church on Saturday, 10th Sept 2022.

There is a Church Service at St.Martin’s on Sunday 11th Sept at 9.30 am.


Readers may remember that back in January, Wessex Internet had promised to start work in North Perrott this summer. In February, they confirmed that this was their intention and although they continue to make enquiries around the village, there is still no sign of action. In an email last week, they say that their plans have changed and they will be connecting East Chinnock and Haselbury before North Perrott. I think this means that a connection in 2022 is now unlikely and they have not replied to my enquiry about an approximate start date.

However, you may have noticed vans from Jurassic-Fibre have been parked around the village over the last few weeks. This is definately a case of no buses for ages and then two arrive at the same time!

If you are interested in superfast broadband, please register your interest on both websites and the fastest company to the village will win!



Both companies have slightly different pricing structures that can be viewed on their websites.

The basic package from Wessex Internet is £30 per month for 100mbps and Jurassic-Fibre is £35 per month for 150mbps. However, Jurassic-Fibre have an introductory offer of just £20 per month for the first 12 months.

It seems crazy that two companies are independantly vying to install fibre in North Perrott when there is already a dedicated connection here. However, Jurassic-Fibre appears to be able to use the BT infrastructure, while Wessex Internet is laying it’s own cables underground. Having a bit of competition might speeds things up.

You can register your interestest with both companies by entering your postcode on their website…….PLEASE!