Durweston Village
Durweston Village

Welcome to Durweston Village

Durweston is a village and civil parish in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district, 2 miles north-west of the market town of Blandford Forum. It is sited by the River Stour at the point where it flows out of the Blackmore Vale through a steep, narrow gap between the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 398.

Click here to check booking availability at the Village Hall (a new window will open)

Latest news and commentary...

 

15/11/16 - Congratulations October 150 Club winners - details here. Also, check the updated number list - is your lucky number available?

 

7/8/16 - Details can be found in the Documents section below for the '105' phone service if you have a Power Cut

 

7/8/16 - Further community information/notices can be found below in the Downloadable Documents section - new articles will be uploaded from time to time

 

21/7/16 - You can now check booking availability at the Village Hall online - click here to view the bookings diary

 

5/5/16 - The latest Parish Council meeting minutes are available here

 

20/4/16 - The latest article from our friends at View From The Hill can be found

here

Downloadable documents and articles can be found here....

Power cut? New phone number 105 launches in September 2016
An introduction to 105_final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [358.5 KB]
North Dorset Local Plan Review
SA Scoping Report Letter - TP Councils a[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [123.5 KB]
A350 Community Group Statement and Update PART 1/2
A350CG briefing 130716_CNadin.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [325.5 KB]
A350 Community Group Statement and Update PART 2/2
A350CG_info_080616 (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [325.7 KB]
Trailway News
Trailway News July 2016.docx
Microsoft Word document [140.2 KB]

A Brief Description of Durweston

 

• Located to the North of Blandford Forum, adjacent to the River Stour on the edge of the Blackmore Vale

• Just off the A350 across Durweston Bridge

• Approximately 160 dwellings and a population of 481 (2001 Census) This is interestingly only 30 less than in 1851

• A conservation area with sites of outstanding natural beauty and archaeological importance.

• It has a much valued resource - a small playing field leased from the Crown Estate (Since 1950's)

• The entire village and farmland belonged to the Portman family and was part of the Bryanston Estate until after the second world war when it passed to the Crown Estates (1951)

• Until recent times (1960's) Durweston had three shops (including a post office), a reading room, a railway station (Stourpaine and Durweston Halt) and four farms.

• Villagers talk of the days when the allotments flourished, everyone supported the village show, football and cricket teams played regularly and there was a youth club.

• When the barns and the reading room were available for village events, skittles competitions and meetings, Durweston was a typical, active Dorset village.

• Today, Durweston is a growing village and in 2003, acquired a new village hall which is located in the extended playing field, which also includes a tennis court and skate board ramp.

• And now the Village Hall has become the focus for many activites and groups including Art Classes, Karate, CAMEO Club, Choral Society, Pilates and more. A new Amateur Dramatics group was formed in 2009, called The Players. Their first production was 'Babes in the Woods' and was well received by all. Go to the Events page for details of upcoming activities at the Village Hall.

 

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