Sturminster Newton Town Council

Address
Old Market Hill,
Sturminster Newton,
Dorset,
DT10 1FH
Opening Times
mon09:30 - 12:30
tue09:30 - 12:30
wed09:30 - 12:30
thu09:30 - 12:30
fri09:30 - 12:30
satclosed
sunclosed

Overview

Sturminster Newton Town Council
Sturminster Newton Town Council exists to manage local facilities and services and to represent local people in decisions by government which affect them. The Council comprises eleven members all of whom are unpaid volunteers. Town Councillors are subject to re-election every four years. Elections are next due in May 2019. The work of the Councillors is supported by the paid staff employed by the Council and led by the Town Clerk.

The Council maintains an office in the town centre to act as both the main point of public access to services provided by the Council and as a “gateway” to as many other government services (central and local) as possible.

We welcome members of the public to contact us or visit us during our opening hours of 9.30am-12.30pm.

Among its many functions, the Town Council:

  • is consulted and invited to comment on every planning application made within the town
  • owns and manages the town’s Cemetery
  • owns and manages the Railway Gardens
  • owns and manages two Recreation Grounds and two other play areas
  • manages the public toilets at Station Road, Ricketts Lane and The Mill
  • provides a town centre street-cleaning and Town Orderly service
  • leases the local popular tourist attraction Sturminster Mill from the Hinton St. Mary Estate and supervises its management by Sturminster Newton Museum & Mill Society
  • maintains many footpaths, verges, amenity areas and other public open spaces around the town
  • has responsibility for the allotments at Filbridge Rise and kitchen garden plots behind Chinnocks
  • owns Butts Pond Local Nature Reserve and facilitates its management by the Open Spaces Group and the Dorset Countryside Rangers Service

Town Clerk:   Mrs Emma Lindsay

Tel: 01258 475136

Email: townclerk@sturminsternewton-tc.gov.uk

For more detailed information please click here for the Town Council website

http://www.sturminsternewton-tc.gov.uk/sn-Town-Council/Default.aspx

Councillors Information

Cllr Pauline Batstone
Elvlyn Cottage, Glue Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2DJ
Tel: 01258 472583

Councillor Batstone is Vice Chair of the Amenities Committee and sits on the Planning & Environment Committee.  Councillor Batstone is both a North Dorset District Councillor (but not for the town) and a County Councillor for the area. Councillor Batstone also represents the Council on the Blackmore Vale Transport Forum and the Trailway Support Group.

Facebook – Councillor Pauline Batstone
Twitter @paulinebatstone
Councillor Luisa Chater
24 North Fields, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FD
Tel: 01258 721740

Councillor Chater is a member of the Planning & Environment Committee and the Amenities Committee.

Cllr. Andrew Donaldson
Sequoia, Brinsley Close, STURMINSTER NEWTON, DT10 1AX
Tel: 01258 472392
He is a member of the Finance & Personnel Committee and Chairman of the Planning & Environment Committee. He represents the council on the DAPTC Larger Local Councils Committee

Cllr. Victor G Fox
Little Thatch,  21 Church Street  Sturminster Newton DT10 1DB
Tel: 01258 473989
Councillor Victor Fox is a member of every committee ex officio. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Planning & Environment committee. Councillor Fox represents the Council on Business@Stur, The Dorset Age Partnership,Open Spaces Group and is the Tree Warden.  Councillor Fox is also a North Dorset District Councillor for this area and Chairman of North Dorset District Council.

Cllr. Charles G Fraser
Newton House, Newton  Sturminster Newton DT10 2DQ
Tel: 01258 472783
Councillor Fraser is the Chairman of the Finance & Personnel Committee and a member of both the Amenities Committee and the Planning Environment Committee.  He is the Council’s representative for Team North Dorset meetings.

Cllr Martin JonesRiver House, Stalbridge Lane, Sturminster Newton DT10 2JQ  Tel: 01258 472497
Councillor Martin Jones is Deputy Mayor.  He is also a member of the Amenities Committee and the Planning and Environment Committee. He represents the Council on the Sturfit Trust and the Sturminster Newton Mill & Museum Society.

Cllr. Mrs. Helen Lacey
Waterway Cottage, 2 the Row, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AX
Tel:  01258 473133
Councillor Helen Lacey is the Mayor of the Council and  a member of every committee ex officio & the  Vice Chair of the Finance & Personnel Committee. She represents the Council at Team North Dorset meetings and the Williams Williams Trust.

Cllr. Helen Reed
2 The Common, Broad Oak, Sturminster Newton DT10 2HD
Tel: 07900 261812
Councillor Reed is Chair of the Amenities Committee and a member of the Planning and Environment Committee. She represents the Council on the Blackmore Vale Transport Forum, is treasurer of the carnival committee and is the Cemetery Liaison Officer.

Cllr. Gerald (Joe) W Rose
13 Shortedge  Sturminster Newton DT10 1AD
Tel: 01258 472877  Councillor Rose is a member of every committee ex officio. Councillor Rose represents the Council at the DAPTC Northern Area Meetings, the Carnival Trustees, Development Working Party and Youth Centre Liaison.

Cllr Christopher Spackman
5 Orchard Gardens, Church Lane, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FETel: 01258 471751
Councillor Chris Spackman is a member of the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Planning and Environment Committee. He represents the Council at the Development Working Party meetings, the Rural Sounding board and youth Centre Liaison.

Cllr Robert Z Taylor
18 The Gavel, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1QX
Tel. 07775 473136
Councillor Taylor is Vice Chairman of the Finance and Personnel
Committee and a member of the Planning Environment Committee.
He has a special interest in social housing.

Map

Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH

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