LYTCHETT MATRAVERS lies on open, rising countryside about 3 miles to the north-west of Poole. The original village straddled the east-west route of Huntick Road/High Street, but has been developed with several housing estates on all sides of the crossroads with Wareham Road.
The parish has a population of 3,421, with 2,691 on the electoral role. Many commute to work in the nearby Poole/Bournemouth conurbation. The village has two pubs, a school, health clinic and a parade of neighbourhood shops.
MORDEN is a small, rural village about 1 mile south-west of Lytchett Matravers, with a population of 260. Much of the parish is farmland and many of the buildings form part of the Charborough Park (Drax) estate.
Dorset County Council (Lytchett & Upton):
Fred Drane (LD) firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Election: May 2017
Purbeck District Council (2 seats):
John Taylor (LD) email@example.com
Martyn Colvey (LD) firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Election: May 2015
Mr T Watton, Parish Council Office, Vineyard Close, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, BH16 6DD.
Meet 3rd Monday each month, Village Hall, 7.30 pm
Mr B Walsh, 26 Cassiobury Road, Weymouth, DT4 7JN.
Meet bi-monthly, second Mondays, 7.30pm at the Village Hall.
Purbeck District Council (May 14):
LD 619; CON 591; UKIP (Colin Plant) 248; LAB 71
Dorset County Council (May 13):
LD 1156; CON 905; UKIP (Colin Plant) 643; LAB 185