Referendum on the Sturminster Newton

Neighbourhood Plan


1.    A referendum will be held on Thursday 21 February 2019 to decide on the question below:-


“Do you want North Dorset District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Sturminster Newton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”


2.    The hours of poll will be from 7am to 10pm.


3.    The situation of the Polling Station and the description of persons entitled to vote there is as follows:


Situation of Polling Station

Station Number

Ranges of electoral register numbers of persons entitled to vote there

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton


STN2 -1 to STN2-3,381




Electors and their proxies should take note that applications to vote by post must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 , if they are to be effective for this election. This includes electors or their proxies who wish to make alterations to their existing arrangements on a permanent basis or who wish to make separate application for their ballot paper to be sent to a different address for this particular election.


Applications to vote by appointing a proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 .


A person can apply to vote by ‘emergency’ proxy if they learn they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or a medical condition, illness or disability arises after 5pm on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. The application MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on the date of the poll.


All applications and notices regarding absent voting must be sent to the Electoral Registration Officer, Council Offices, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ.


Dated : 17 January 2019

Stuart Caundle




 Counting Officer

Printed and published by the Counting Officer, North Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ

For information on the Sturminster Newton Neighbourhood Plan click here


Click on the links for;

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Governance Statement

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of annual Governance & Accountability 


Silent Soldier

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.

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.

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