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The Fallen of World War 1

To find our more details of the 34 men from our community who lost their lives in the First World War please click here


Banners on the Bridge / Railway Gardens Railings - New Advertising Policy Adopted (April 2016)

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Hayward's Bridge Closure News 

Drivers are being given advance warning of major bridge works which will close the road that links Child Okeford and Shillingstone in north Dorset.

Hayward Main Bridge, which carries Bere Marsh Road/Hayward Lane over the River Stour, will be closed from Monday 4 April until Friday 14 October while it has a new deck built.

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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