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The Planning & Environment Committee  Meeting due to be held on 18th December has been cancelled.


Christmas Opening Hours 2014

We are closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 24th December and re-open on Friday 2nd January at 9.30am 

We wish you all a Happy Christmas  


Have Your Say on Changes to Household Recycling Centres - click here to find out more and take part in an on-line questionnaire  


There are various commemorations happening in Sturminster Newton to mark the centenary of the start of WW1. Please click here to find out more.

 Lance Corporal Samuel J. Rose - Killed in Action -30/10/1914  

Please click here for more information on the Fallen War Heroes of Sturminster Newton

 Poppy for Private Short


Interested in the Countryside management and wildlife around Sturminster Newton? Want to get more involved? Volunteer to join the Open Spaces Group!  To find out more please click here


 March 2014 - Footpath over the Mill closed for public safety because severe erosion underground has made the surface unstable. This footpath is managed by Dorset County Council who are in talks with the landowner to get it made safe and open again for use. 

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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'