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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:

03 February 2022

Full Parish Council Meeting

Church Centre, Blandford Road, Shillingstone, DT11 0SW. Thursday 7:00 pm View Details

Upcoming Events In The Parish

Christmas Fayre @ the Portman Hall
Christmas Fayre @ the Portman Hall

Latest News In The Parish

Ultrasfast, full fibre broadband is coming to community buildings in Shillingstone


April 2021
Fibre Optic Cables

Thanks to funding from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and Dorset Council we can announce that full Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) broadband is coming to key sites in your ward.

Eastbrook Farm, Whitepit Farm, Holloway Farm, Shillingstone Primary School, North Dorset Trailway, Portman Hall and Shillingstone Church Centre are among 60 community hubs and schools in North Dorset to benefit from this project, which will see FTTP installed completely free of charge.

This future-proof and gigabit capable infrastructure will, when installed, enable the organisations to take out a much faster internet service.

We have awarded the contract to Blandford-based Wessex Internet to carry out this work and we will contact you again when a work programme has been agreed.

Here is a link to a press release about the project, which Dorset LEP is issuing to the media Community buildings to receive gigabit broadband thanks to investment from Dorset LEP and Dorset Council - Dorset Council news

Notice of Vacancy


March 2021
Notice of Vacancy

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Peter Aaron, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.
If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 16 April 2021), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to the Returning Officer, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 22 June 2021.
Dated 25 March 2021
David Green
Clerk to Shillingstone Parish Council

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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