ABOUT THE PARISH COUNCIL

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council during Covid-19 will not be holding meetings face to face, we now have legislation in place to hold remote meetings using Zoom, the meeting agendas will contain the instructions to join the meeting 

Updated 20th May 2020

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.

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 PC rep: Mrs K Delafield 

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 rep: Mrs Michele Harding

DAPTC Liaison reps: 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 that has replaced both Dorset County Council and West Dorset District Council. 

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