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Community Grants Available! 

Sturminster Newton Town Council invites not-for-profit organizations which provide benefits to people living in the civil parish of Sturminster Newton to apply to it for grants. Further details and application forms are available from the Council Office, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FH and downloadable here

Awards will usually be made in the range of £250-£750 twice each year. The Upcoming deadline for applications to reach the Council Office is midday on Wednesday 16th March 2016.   


Temporary Road Closure Notice

B3091 Hosey Bridge to Manston from 11th April - 22nd April

9.00am - 4pm Mon- Fri 


Sturminster Newton Eyesore Set to Become a Much More Beautiful Vision! 


 Thank you to Newton Residents Association who have sponsored the first planter - click here to find out how you can do the same, and for more fundraising news 

The whole story: 

A solution has been found to transform the area of land at the bottom of Old Market Hill. For the full story and details of how you can help please click here.

 Old Market Hill  Old Market Hill Site Plan
How The Site Will Look
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Neighbourhood Plan in Progress for Sturminster Newton - Click Here 


World War 1 Commemorations 

 34 men from our community lost their lives in the First World War.

As part of the commemorations there are information boards displayed in the Memorial Gardens, the Railway Gardens and on this website (news section) with more information about out fallen heroes.

 On 8th August 1914 Frederick Newman lost his life. 

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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