Clerk to the Council

Michele Harding
Telephone: 07814 016971

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Winterborne St Martin Parish Council is currently reviewing the regular frequency and location of it meetings. Dates will be published on this site.

Councillors will serve for a period of five years from the full Council election, the next of which will be held 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 Slade
Footpath Matters: Mr D Read as Footpath Liaison Officer
Village Hall Representative: Mr P Jeffery
Winterbourne Valley Community Fund: Mr P Jeffery and Mr D Read
Flood Warden/Emergency Officer: Mr S Slade
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: TBC
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 starts with 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.

The Parish Council can now be contacted by e-mail on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 


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

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


Thursday, 18 04 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

Richard Eversden


Council Meetings

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE

30 APRIL 2019
at 7.00 pm

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

Dorset DT2 9JD

The Annual Council Meeting will be held on


14 May  2019

at 7:00 pm

The Magna Housing Community Room, Martinstown, Dorchester, DT2 9JD

This will be the first formal meeting of the newly elected Council and will be immediately followed by the regular Parish Council Meeting



The ANNUAL PARISH MEETING will be held on

MONDAY 20th May at 7:30 in the VILLAGE HALL

This is a less formal meeting - and is an opportuntiy for residents to meet their Parish Council Members, and ask any questions they may wish to raise. We also offer tea and cake as an incentive!