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Local Directory

Local Information

Member of Parliament

Oliver Letwin – House of Commons 02072 193000 Constituency Office 01308 456891

Parish Council

www.bucklandnewtonparishcouncil.org.uk The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each

month in the Parish Room. Meetings start at 7.30 pm. There is a democratic half-hour when any

member of the public can address the Council with their concerns.

Parish Councillors

Nicki Barker (Chair) 01300 345238

Andy Foot 01300 345511

Mark Needham (co-Vice Chair) 01300 345293

Chris Osmond 01300 345326

John Baker 01300 345386

Lin Townsend 01300 345306

Jane Collins (co-Vice Chair) 01300 345136

Sam Sowerby 01300 345541

Roy Godwin 01300 345438

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 floodwarden@sky.com

Neighbourhood Plan


West Dorset District Council

All Departments 01305 251010

Emergencies out of office hours 01305 250365

Bus passes and concessions 01305 252452

Pest Control (wasps, bees etc) 01305 252289

Planning Applications 01305 252461

Recycling, refuse, street cleaning etc. 01305 251010

District Councillors

(Piddle Valley Ward) – Brian Haynes, 6 Orchard Close, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester. DT2

9PF, tel: 01300 341277

(Lydden Vale Ward) – Pauline Batstone 01258 472583

Dorset County Council

All Departments 01305 251000

Education 01305 224110

Travellers Liaison Officer 01305 224955

Trading Standards (inc. animal welfare) 01305 224012

Road Maintenance problems (Highways) 01305 232323

County Councillor

Jill Haynes, 6 Orchard Close, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester. DT2 9PF, tel: 01300 341277 


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

Holy Trinity, Dorchester (RC) 01305 251976

United Reformed Church, Dorchester 01305 26242

Dorford Baptist Church, Dorchester 01305 262045


Artsreach Mobile Theatre.  Organiser – Ian Scott 01300 345455

Cerne Abbas Village Cinema, Cerne Abbas VH Contact contact Marion on 01300 341375 or

Julia on 01300 345632 to reserve a seat

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 224110

Buckland Newton VC Church of England Primary School; Head Teacher Mrs Nicola Ralph 01300


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, Dorch) 01305 251040

Job Centre



Home Library Service 01305 224655

Dorchester Library DT1 1XJ 01305 224440

Sherborne Library, Digby Hall 01935 812683

Local Press

Lydden Vale News 01300 345264.  Please note revised e-mail addresses for the Lydden Vale

News  -  Editorial lyddenvalley@gmail.com Advertising: lyddenvaleadverts@gmail.com 

Blackmore Vale Magazine 01963 363100

Western Gazette 01935 700500

Dorset Evening Echo 01305 261100


Dorset Police Main Switchboard 101

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 Co-ordinator 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 Room & 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.)

Train Stations

Dorchester South DT1 1QX 01305 264423

Dorchester West DT1 2LB

Sherborne, South Street 01935 812013

National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950

Travel Information

TravelDorset homepage - your gateway to travel and transport information for Dorset: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/traveldorset Roadworks information, closures and disruptive works: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/roadworks Live travel alerts 24/7 for roads and public transport: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travelalerts  Severe Weather information (including school closures): www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/severeweather  Car Parks and Parking information: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/parking Bus Timetables and live bus departures: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/bustimetables

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

www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/recycling/west and enter your postcode, select you 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.  As from January 1st 2019 Ian and

Katherine take over the Bookings;  telephone number 01300 345455 or e-mail

ian@knappshill.plus.com .  The Treasurer is Vinny McKenna telephone number 01300 345367

e-mail Vincent.mckenna@btinternet.com 


For up-to-date information regarding ‘What’s on’ and forthcoming events, see the ‘Around the

Village’ page

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