Clerk to the Council

Michele Harding
Telephone: 07814 016971

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Winterborne St Martin Parish Council meets on the last Wednesday of each month (excluding April, September and December) in the Magna Community Room in Manor Grove, meetings commence at 7pm unless otherwise stated. Dates are published on this site.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on a date in April each year.

Councillors will serve for a period of five years from the full Council election in May 2019. Where casual vacancies occur during this five year period an election can be held at the request of at least 10 electors or additional Members can be co-opted to ensure the Council has enough Members to undertake its responsibilities.

Councillors may hold additional roles of responsibility as nominated from time to time. The following matters within the Parish can be addressed with the listed councillors. Numbers to contact are listed on this page along with the e-mail address of the Parish Council.

Personnel Committee: Mr M Usherwood. Mrs D Wiltshire. Mrs A Bennett

Amenity Matters: All members as necessary and Mrs Michele Harding

Footpath Matters: Mrs A Bennett as Footpath Liaison Officer

Village Hall Representative: Mr P Jeffery

Winterbourne Valley Community Fund: Mr P Jeffery and Mrs K Delafield

Flood Warden/Emergency Officer: Mr S Slade will update the Parish Council as necessary

Waste Watch Scheme: Mr D Read, Mr P Jeffery, Mrs A Bennett and Mr M Usherwood

Speed Indicator Device Co-ordinator: Mrs D Wiltshire

PCSO Liaison: Mrs Michele Harding

DAPTC Liaison: Mrs D Wiltshire, Mrs A Bennett and Mr M Usherwood

An agenda for an upcoming meeting will be published in the week preceding the meeting on this Web-site and on the notice boards in the village.

All meetings of the Parish Council are open to the public and each meeting includes a democratic period giving people who attend the opportunity to raise any matters direct with the Parish Council.

Local planning matters are directed to the Parish Council via the Parish Clerk and considered at the regular meetings.

You can view local planning matters at any time by accessing the Dorset for You site at the following link: PLANNING MATTERS. Enter ‘Martinstown’ in the Address box and select Search to view all of the latest planning matters.

Local footpaths come under the remit of the Parish Council and are regularly discussed at the meetings. To see a map of local Rights of Way then please select the following link. LOCAL FOOTPATHS MAP

Local amenities that the Parish Council has remit for are also covered at the regular meetings.

The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer is Michele Harding. Telephone 07814 016971.

All correspondence for the Parish Council should be directed to Michele Harding using the Parish Council e mail address.

If you have a matter you wish to discuss please contact any Councillor or the Clerk to the Council by e-mail on: 

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Local Government

The Parish is in the area of Dorset Council. This is a new Unitary Authority replacing both Dorset County Council and West Dorset District Council. Elections to this new authority will take place on 2nd May 2019.

Our Councillor on Dorset Council for the Winterborne and Broadmayne ward is Roland Tarr who can be contaced by e mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information about Dorset Council is available on the Dorset For You website here: Dorset Council website

South Winterbourne Community Flood Action Group
A SELF HELP community group formed in October 2013 whose aim is to help lessen the impact of flooding in the beautiful South Winterbourne valley by co-ordinating the efforts of the village communities, riparian owners, parish councils and larger land owners/farmers to maintain the existing infrastructure in the best possible condition whilst observing and safeguarding the ecology and wildlife.

CLICK HERE to visit SWCFAG's website


Flood Risk management
Weed/vegetation collection and silt removal from the river bed

The Parish Council have again agreed to contribute to the reduction in flood risk in the village.
We have arranged for the weed/vegetation to be taken away from the edge of the river bank.
The PC respectfully request that all riparian owners carry out the clearing of their sections before the 7th September so this work can be carried out.

In October the contractor will also be carrying out silt clearance, if the weed has not been cleared the contractor will not be able to reach the river bed to clear the silt build up and not be able to clear silt outside your property.

Many thanks for your cooperation


Winterborne St Martin PC



Friday, 20 09 2019


Debbie Wiltshire

Tel: 01305 889610

Dave Read
Tel: 01305 889445

Neale Hallett
Tel: 01305 889835

Anne Bennett
Tel: 01305 889613

Patrick Jeffery
Tel: 01305 889322

Martin Usherwood
Tel: 01305 889117

Karen Delafield
Tel: 01305 889301

Ben Carter
Tel: 07917 827215

Val Cardall
Tel: 01305 889599



Council Meetings


The next meeting of the Parish Council is on: 

28 AUGUST 2019
at 7.00 pm

The Magna Housing Community Room, Manor Grove, Martinstown, Dorchester, 

Dorset DT2 9JD




30 OCTOBER 2019

27 NOVEMBER 2019

29 JANUARY 2020

26 FEBRUARY 2020

25 MARCH 2020

27 MAY 2020

The Annual Parish Meeting for 2022 will be held on a date to be confirmed in April