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Link to draft Neighbourhood Plan for Sturminster Newton, for approval at the town council meeting on Thursday 20th October at 7.15pm  


Road Closure Notice Manston Rd - Hosey Bridge 24th October to 4th Nov between 9am - 4pm, opened at evenings and weekends, for road re-surfacing and bridge repairs.


 Reshaping Your Councils

Dorset's councils are considering reducing the number of councils in the county from nine to two from 2019 in order to protect services and reduce the costs as their funding declines.

Have your Say - the public consultation on the proposals for change runs until 25th October 2016 and is available on line now - click here

New Walkabout Leaflets

New Walkabout Leaflets for Sturminster Newton and the surrounding villages now available online - click here to view  


Natwest Bank Closure 

The Natwest bank is now closed in Sturminster Newton. A Natwest mobile banking van will be in the Station Road car park every Friday between 2-3pm. 


 Jubilee Path Update

The Town Council has voted unanimously that Cllr Martin Jones should lead its efforts to get the Jubilee Path link to the Trailway at Stourcastle opened to the public. Martin has started work on resolving the problems that have prevented this from happening so far. He has promised to provide further updates which will be published here, so watch this space.


Stur Mill Update 

Sturminster Newton Museum & Mill Society is presently working with the Town Council to commission a detailed survey of the Mill building and machinery along with the weir, hatches, etc. This will enable us to plan the maintenance and assess the conservation needs of this iconic building accurately and for the long-term. Our aim is to keep the Mill open to the public and in working order for this and future generations. Since the Town Council’s lease of the site is up for renewal, a detailed survey and maintenance plan will also help us to ensure that the new legal arrangements which now need to be made are fit for this purpose.

Hayward's Bridge Closure News

The Hayward Main Bridge project web page has been updated with the current progress of the scheme – which is progressing well and is on programme to be finished by 14 October.

There are also some new photos on Flickr showing the news steel beams being lifted into place.

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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