Welcome to Sturminster Newton Town Council

Sturminster Newton is a rural town in North Dorset approximately 9 miles from Blandford in the East and 13 miles from Shaftesbury in the North at the heart of the Blackmore Vale. It has a current population of 4511. The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book and some present day residents can trace their ancestors back for centuries.

The last fifteen years have witnessed considerable changes but thanks to the vision and efforts of its residents and business community, the town retains its character and vitality remaining a friendly and popular place to live, work and visit. It is well known for The Exchange, a vibrant performing arts and community centre and also the North Dorset Trailway – a popular starting point for walkers and cyclists exploring the area. Sturminster Water Mill is an iconic landmark alongside the rare multi arched bridge.

Sturminster Newton Town Council has 11 Town Councillors and 9 members of staff.

News Updates

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Year Ended 31 March 2022


Road Closures between 5th July and 10th August - Ingrams, Brinsley Close, Hanover Close, Bath Road, 

Road Closures from 9th June:
The Order comes into operation of 9th June and will remain in force for 18 months, however Dorset Council anticipate the works will be completed by 15th June.

Temporary Closure of Various Roads, Bagber

Temporary Closure of Green Close


Natwest Bank mobile banking will be back on Friday mornings 9.45am - 10.45am Station Road Road car park.


Do you have a local concern or query and want to speak to a Councillor?

Sturminster Newton Town Council have restarted their Councillors' Drop-In Surgery on the 1st Saturday of every month.

10am - 12 noon at The Bibbern Gallery Cafe in the The Exchange. 

All welcome. 





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