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Welcome to Winterborne St Martin Parish Council 

We welcome you to your Parish Council and hope you are able to come along to the regular meetings. There's no need to prepare or let us know you are coming to a meeting; just come along; you can speak in the democratic period or simply observe. It really is your Parish Council so come along and get involved.

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (excluding  December) meetings commence at 7pm unless otherwise stated.  The next meeting is on Thu 26 Jan 2023 at 19:00 in the Parish Church.  Agenda items need to be tabled 7 days prior to the meeting and suggestions sent to the Parish Council email address Agendas are published 3 clear days prior to the meeting. 

‚Äč2023 meeting schedule: 26 Jan 23, 23 Feb 23, 23 Mar 23, 27 Apr 23

About Winterborne St Martin (Martinstown)

Winterborne St Martin, locally known as Martinstown, is a rural village running alongside the South Winterbourne stream.  Surrounded by dairy farms it lies in the heart of the Dorset AONB. The village has a long history dating back through the Domesday Book to the 6000 year old Maiden Castle on the village's eastern perimeter.

Winterborne St Martin is within the civil parish of the same name. The Parish Council is the closest tier of government to you and aims to give voice to local people. The civil parish  is in the electoral ward of Winterborne & Broadmayne  and is represented on Dorset Council by Councillor Roland Tarr. The total population of the ward was 2,095 in the 2011 census. The ward is one of 32 that comprise the West Dorset Parliamentary Constituency, which is currently represented in the UK national parliament by the  MP Chris Loder.

Latest News and notices:

Application for planning permission P/FUL/2022/06001
Location: Land at Rylstone Martinstown Dorchester DT2 9JR
Proposal: Erect building to provide tractor and implement store, two loose boxes and an area for fodder and bedding to be stored.

Application for planning permission P/HOU/2022/06005

Location: Rylstone Martinstown Dorchester DT2 9JR

Proposal: Demolish single storey lean-to and construct single storey, extension. Construct open porch. Demolish detached garage and construct outbuilding to provide car port, garden store, greenhouse and changing room. Install slate roof to existing conservatory. Reposition pool.

Application for Listed Building Consent to replace windows and doors.

Notice of Election of a Councillor  Please see below notice from Dorset Council 

Allotments - we have four allotments in the village all of which are presently allocated. Please drop a note to the Clerk if you would like to join the allotment waiting list.

Contact the Council at or by surface mail: Tessa Safadi, Winterborne St Martin Parish Clerk, Myrtle Cottage, 2 Barrow Lane, Corscombe, Dorset DT2 0NX , or call Tessa directly on 01935 57978..

Alternatively contact a Councillor directly,