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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 April and December) meetings commence at 7pm unless otherwise stated.  The next meeting is on 25 Aug 2022 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. 

‚Äč2022 meeting schedule: 28th July 2022, 25th August 2022, 22nd September 2022 (if held), 27th October 2022, 24th November 2022, No December meeting


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:

Allotment available at the west end of the village. If you would be interested in this village allotment please let the or give Tessa a call on 07595 598995 by 24 August 22.

Agenda Extraordinary Meeting -  Meeting to be held on 11 Aug, see notice below

Notice of Co-option of one parish Councillor Please see below notice from the Parish Council

Notice of Election  Please see below notice from Dorset Council dated 03 Aug 2022

Dorset Council announce new bus improvement survey, closing date 11 Sep 2022

Results of Election Please see below notice from Dorset Council announcing a the results of an uncontested election.

Planning Application received Application No: P/HOU/2022/02470
Location: The Old Cottage Church Farm Access Road Martinstown Dorset DT2 9LB
Proposal: Erect single storey extension and porch to existing garden studio to provide guest accommodation in connection with the main house. Comments can be made via the Dorset Council Planning pages,


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 07595 598995.

Alternatively contact a Councillor directly,