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The Town Council is seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join the administration team.  The role requires excellent financial and administrative skills coupled with a passion to make Sturminster Newton the best it can be for its residents.  The ability to be able to multi-task with a varied and challenging work load is essential.

Finance Officer Vacancy  - click here for job advertisement 

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that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.

If by 23 April, 2018 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester DT1 1UZ by TEN electors for the said Town, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 27 June, 2018.

Dated 3 April, 2018, Emma Lindsay, Town Clerk



Look in the Services Section under Grants for Application Forms
for Sturminster Newton Town Council Grants 2018
or click here

The Council invites applications for grants towards the cost of specific projects, specific types of events, or the general running costs of deserving organisations which demonstrate a clear benefit to the people of Sturminster Newton.  Awards will usually be made in the range of £250 - £750 twice a year, the next deadline for applications to be received at the Council Office by midday on Tuesday 17th April 2018. 



LEST WE FORGET - Sturminster Newton.

The Silent Soldier stands as a tribute to those who didn't return home and to those whose lives would never be the same again.

Sturminster Skate Park

The Council are delighted to announce that the skate bowl is complete and being used.  A huge thank you to all those that have made this project happen, despite many setbacks along the way!  At the moment please can we ask that you avoid the landscaping around the bowl and stick to the paths to allow the grass to grow and keep the bowl mud free. Happy Skating!

Lloyds & Natwest Banking Vans 

Natwest Van - every Friday between 10-11am in the Station Rd car park

Lloyds  Bank -  every Monday 12.30-3.15, Wednesday 9.30-11.30 and Friday 12.30-3.15 in the Library Car park, Brinsley Close.


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Sturminster Newton is a small market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale steeped in history and tradition. 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. The closure of the well-established cattle market and the loss of the creamery caused much sadness and dismay but led to regeneration of the town centre and large new housing developments. Thanks to the vision and efforts of its residents and business community, the town retains its character and vibrancy and remains a friendly and popular place to live, work and visit.

In this site, you will find further information about how the Council works, more details about Council services and how to access them, contact details for the Council and other local information. Please let us know if you have any question or comment about the work of the Council or the content of this site; we are here to serve you and want to hear from you.

To contact the Town Council telephone: 01258 475136, e-mail: admin@sturminsternewton-tc.gov.uk or use our Comments Form