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.

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Notice of a Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

Town Council of Sturminster Newton

Notice is hereby given

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Michael Roake has ceased to be a member of the Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Town.

 If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 6th June 2022), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made either in writing to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ or by email to elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk by TEN electors for the Town, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 8 August 2022.

Dated 13 May 2022

Ms K Squire, Clerk to Sturminster Newton Town Council

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded. 


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.

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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