Durweston Parish Council
Durweston Parish Council

Welcome to Durweston Parish Council

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...


05/10/19 - The agenda for the next meeting of the Parish Council on

Wednesday 06th November can be found on the Parish Council agenda page.


30/6/19 - The Agenda for the upcoming Parish Council Meeting, on Wednesday 3rd July, can be found here. Remember, this is a Public meeting, and you are welcome to attend and participate. Meeting starts at 7pm at the Village Hall.


30/6/19 - The Minutes of the May 2019 Parish Council meeting can be found here.


20/6/19 - Document added to the Finance/Audit section Durweston Parish Council Annual Governance 2019.


23/3/19 - Notice of Parish Council elections on 2nd May 2019 can be found here


7/1/19 - Document added to the Finance/Audit section Durweston Parish Council Finances 2018/19.


27/11/18 - Regarding dog poo bags, and the hanging of such things and their contents around the village. Please don't do it. Nor drop them on the floor. Please take them home, or you can even use the dog poo bin provided - you'll find it half way along the fence by the playing field. Thanking you! (Yes, you!)


12/9/18 - The Church page has been slightly updated to include a link to the new Benefice website, or you can click here to visit. The new website contains a wider range of Church news and events, covering Durweston, Stourpaine and Pimperne.


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

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

News From The Surgeries - Events And Screening - Jan 2018
Events and screening - Jan18.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - Live Well
Live Well Dec 2017.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - Walking For Health - May 2018
Walking for Health May 2018.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - The Link Between Hearing Loss And Dementia
The link between hearing loss and dement[...]
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News From The Surgeries - Repeat Prescriptions and Meds Reviews
Repeat prescriptions and meds reviews No[...]
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News From The Surgeries - Flu Jabs
Flu jabs - Aug17.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - Foreign Travel
Foreign Travel - April 17.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - Missed Appointments
Missed Appointments - Sept 17.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - Updating your contact details
Forum Focus June 2017.pdf
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News From The Surgeries - Vaccinations info
Forum Focus April 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [726.7 KB]
HM Government Better Broadband subsidy Ad
Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme Ad.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]
Transport Action Group meeting - 22nd March 2017
TRANSPORT ACTION GROUP poster 22nd march[...]
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Bird Flu Factsheet - Jan 2017
Adobe Acrobat document [187.9 KB]
Power cut? New phone number 105 launches in September 2016
An introduction to 105_final.pdf
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North Dorset Local Plan Review
SA Scoping Report Letter - TP Councils a[...]
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Trailway News
Trailway News July 2016.docx
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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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