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Welcome to the Shillingstone Parish Council Website

Shillingstone village is in North Dorset, located on the south bank of the river Stour in the Blackmore Vale between the market towns of Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton.

If you would like information or updates added to any area within the website please feel free to contact us with your request.

You can use the tabs at the top to find your way around the site.

You can also access Parish Council information using our Mobile App which can be downloaded using these links:

12 August 2021

Full Parish Council Meeting

The Church Centre, Shillingstone, DT11 0SW Thursday 7:30 pm View Details

Latest Parish News

Temporary Closure of Okeford Road, Hanford

Okeford Road, Hanford


July 2021
Road closure signage


An application has been received from Openreach to close Okeford Road, Hanford from the junction with A350 to

outside Keepers Cottage, Hanford (in both directions), a distance of approximately 460 metres. The closure has

been requested to allow Openreach to carry out poletests. These works are programmed to commence from

09:30, 3rd July 2021 until 15:30, 3rd July 2021.

Openreach will publicise the road closure in a number of ways: they will place information boards on the road in

this area to inform the travelling public of the works; they will carry out a letter drop to local residents directly

affected by the works; and they will sign a vehicular diversion route using the local road network. The

following map shows the extent of the closure and the diversion route.

This document is for information only, however if you have any concerns about this proposal, please contact Tom

Faulkner, (trafficteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk) by 10th June 2021.

View all roadworks in your area - Roadworks in Dorset

Covid 19 Update: Parish Council face to face meetings to resume

Shillingstone Church Centre @ 19:30hrs


May 2021
Shillingstone Aerial View

From the 7th May the temporary legislation which was enacted in March 2020 enabling the use of Zoom etc.to determine council business ceased to be in effect from that point forward.

The next Parish Council meeting on Thursday 3rd June 2021 will take place in the Shillingstone Church Centre

That said, we still need to enforce regulations surrounding public gatherings in closed spaces, so if you are a member of the parish and would like to attend the meeting please contact the Parish Clerk.

There will be no tables set out in order to minimise post meeting interaction etc. Councillors will sit at the same end of the room as usual with suitable spacing.

There will be no copies of the written agenda available; apologies in advance if this is inconvenient.

What do we do? The Parish Council duties include: 

  • Management of recreation ground, hall and facilities and specific land within the Parish 
  • Review and comment on planning applications within the Parish 
  • Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area 
  • Engage with all interested parties regarding current and future shape of life in the local area 

Who are we? The Parish has Councillors elected by the residents every four years. For more information on your Councillors’ click here 

When we meet. For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here

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