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Local Directory

Local Information

Member of Parliament

Chris Loder – House of Commons 02072 193000 Constituency Office 01308


Parish Council

www.bucklandnewtonparishcouncil.org.uk The Council meets on the second

Tuesday of alternate months in the Parish Pavilion. Meetings start at 7.00 pm.

There is a democratic half-hour when any member of the public can address

the Council with their concerns.

Parish Councillors

Andy Foot (Chair) 01300 345511

Mark Needham 01300 345293

Chris Osmond 01300 345326

Nick Baker

Lin Townsend 01300 345306

Christina Manny 07876 567999

Mick Ames (Vice Chair)

01300 345497

Bradley Perrett

Sheila Crouch sheilacrouchbnpc@gmail.com

Clerk to Council – Sarah Mitchell 01258 817288

Rights of Way Liaison Officer – Stephen White 01300 345431

Flood Warden

The village Flood Warden is Doug Morse (tel: 01300 345707) or e-mail


Neighbourhood Plan


Dorset Council

Website is www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk If you type in ‘dorsetforyou’ in Google or any search engine, it will take you to the home page of Dorset Council where all the services are listed. Click on the service you require and follow the links for advice and contact forms. Alternatively type what you are looking for in the search button. South Walks House South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ 01305 251010 They manage – benefits, council tax, elections, environmental health, housing, parking, planning and public health Opening times – Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.00pm Fri 8.30am-4.30 pm Closed Sat & Sun County Hall Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ 01305 221000 They manage – adult social care, bins and recycling, blue badges, childrens services, libraries, roads and schools. Opening times – Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.30 pm Fri 8.30am-4.30 pm Closed Sat & Sun Emergency Adult Social Services out of hours support 01305 858250 Emergency Childrens Services out of hours support 01202 228866

Dorset Councillors

(Chalk Valleys Ward) – Jill Haynes, 6 Orchard Close, Sydling St Nicholas,

Dorchester. DT2 9PF, tel: 01300 341277

Job Centre

Find your local Jobcentre at https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/

Interview Tips etc: https://wikijob.co.uk/


Church of the Holy Rood (C of E) (see Lydden Vale News or Church Services

page for times of Services) Rev Canon Jonathan Still 01300 341251 Church

Warden – Jon Sulkin; Acting Safeguarding Officer Jon Sulkin on 07971 277584.

Holy Trinity, Dorchester (RC) 01305 251976

United Reformed Church, Dorchester 01305 26242

Dorford Baptist Church, Dorchester 01305 262045


The Octagon, Yeovil 01935 422884

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton 01258 475137

Odeon Cinema, Dorchester 0871 224 4007

Plaza Cinema, Dorchester 01305 262488

Cineworld, Yeovil 0871 200 2000


Dorset County Council – Education Dept 01305 251010, School Admissions

01305 221060.

Buckland Newton VC Church of England Primary School; Head Teacher Mrs

Nicola Ralph 01300 345393

Gryphon Senior School, Sherborne 0779 346 3338

Thomas Hardye Senior School, Dorchester 01305 251040

Kingston Maurwood (Adult Education) 01305 264738

Weymouth College (Adult Education) 01305 761100

Adult Learning Centre (Acland Road, Dorchester) 01305 251040


Home Library Service 01305 224655

Dorchester Library DT1 1XJ 01305 224440

Sherborne Library, Digby Hall 01935 812683

Local Press

Lydden Vale News. Editorial lyddenvalley@gmail.com Advertising:


Blackmore Vale Magazine 01963 363100

Western Gazette 01935 700500

Dorset Evening Echo 01305 261100


For emergencies, dial 999

Dorset Police Main Switchboard 101

Dorset Police, Force Headquarters, Winfrith, Dorchester DT2 9PF

www.dorset.police.UK e-mail: 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Dorchester East Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team – PC James Long 1316 is

now the designated officer for Dorchester Rural Neighbourhood Policing. PC

Long will be working alongside PC 1824 Ged Want, Police Community Support

Officers 5301 Sarah Hart and 6500 Alison Donnison. Call them at Dorset Police

on: 01305 222 222 or on their team mobile: 07500 816291. Please only use the

numbers above for non-emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in

danger, please dial 999.

Dorchester Police Station 01305 252212

Crimestoppers 0800 555111

Neighbourhood Watch. See Neighbourhood Watch on Village Website for latest

Police updates

Post Office

Outreach Service: Village Hall, Buckland Newton, Monday, Tuesday & Friday

mornings – 9 am-12 noon

Post Collection

Mon-Fri 4.30pm & Sat 11.00am from Old Chapel Stores. Also from post boxes

close to Gaggle of Geese, Duntish, Cosmore, Parish Pavilion & Henley

Public Transport

Bus Services

Timetable located opposite Village Hall

Damory Coaches 01258 452545

Concessionary Bus Pass Enquiries 0300 330 1201

Nordcat Bus Service 01258 472164

(NORDCAT & SCAT Bus provides a door-to-door demand responsive service in

North and North West Dorset respectively. The service enables access to

shopping, visiting friends, medical appointments and much more. The services run

in different parts of the area each day. Also available once a week is the

opportunity to visit the larger towns, e.g. Poole, Bournemouth, Street (Shopping

Village), Exeter, Salisbury and Dorchester. The vehicles are wheelchair-friendly

and easily accessible to those with mobility problems. We provide a service for

people of all ages who have difficulty in using normal public transport for whatever

reason and all people over 60. Any person wishing to use the service must

register. There is a small annual registration fee of £5.00, which covers the cost of

a newsletter and programme being circulated to you every 6 months. The buses

are also available for community groups to borrow at a competitive rate.)

Dorchester Community Transport Coach 01258 287980

Train Stations

Dorchester South DT1 1QX 01305 264423

Dorchester West DT1 2LB

Sherborne, South Street 01935 812013

National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950

Train Tickets: https://www.thetrainline.com

Travel Information

TravelDorset homepage - your gateway to travel and transport information for Dorset: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk You will find links to roadworks, travel alerts, severe weather information, car parks, bus timetables etc.

Refuse and Waste

Recycling Tip - St Georges Rd. Dorchester DT1 1PE 01305 267533

Tip - West Mill Lane, Sherborne DT9 6EE 01935 815809

Local Bin Collection – Friday mornings alternately Recycling and Rubbish, food

waster every Friday. Bulk collection (by arrangement) 01305 252375.

To find out which day is your recycling collection day, go to Your Rubbish and

Recycling Day Information and enter your postcode, select your address, 'return to

content', then 'view all data from My Local'. Then click to view your next collection

day. Collection days sometimes vary around Bank Holidays.

Fabric recycling container at School

Newspaper recycling container at Village Hall

Village Hall

The Village Hall is adjacent to the Piddletrenthide to Sturminster Newton road

(B3143) and has car parking. Postcode DT2 7BZ. The Village Hall is

approximately 150 yards south (towards Dorchester) of the recreation ground /

primary school crossroads, and 300 yards north (towards Pulham and Sturminster

Newton) of the Old Chapel Stores. Bookings: 01300 345455 or e-mail



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