Wimborne Minster Town Council

Wimborne Minster Town Council

This website aims to inform the public about the Wimborne Minster Town Council’s work, the services it provides, the facilities available at the Town Hall, together with information about the town. If you would like to give feedback about the site or require any information please call the office on 01202 881655 during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9:30am until 1:00pm) or alternatively complete the form on our contact us page.

Information/Problems regarding adult social care, blue badges, libraries, schools, bins & recycling, children’s services and roads call 01305 221000 www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Enquiries about benefits, elections, housing, building regulations/planning, council tax, environmental/public health, parking and licensing please call local office on 01202 228760


The Town Council is operating as normal with the exception of walk-in enquiries. If a face to face appointment is preferred we ask that you make a pre-arranged booking.  Enquiries and appointment bookings should be made either by email to office@wimborne.gov.uk or by telephoning 01202 881655.  Phone lines are manned during the hours of 9.30 am – 1 pm Monday to Friday.  Outside of these times you can leave a voice mail message.

Council and Committee meetings are being held virtually via Zoom and members of the public are welcome to join these remotely.  Further information can be found on the ‘Meetings’ page.

(No new room bookings are being taken at the moment other than for Civil Ceremonies).

For the latest information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the GOV.UK website here

Any care and safeguarding concerns, urgent food/meds requests – when no other support network is available, please contact Dorset COVID-19 Response Hub. Call 01305 221000, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week or email communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Age UK (North, South and West Dorset) are co-ordinating requests for help with issues relating to loneliness and isolation, or support in accessing items such as food, cash or medication. Call 01305 269444 or email enquiries@ageuknswd.org.uk.

Carer concerns not fitting into the above categories. Support for carers across the Dorset Council area linking into local groups – online resource and advice centre. Carers Support Dorset: Call 0800 368 8349, email admin@caererssuppordorset.co.uk or visit www.carersupportdorset.co.uk

NHS NATIONAL VOLUNTEERING LINK –  https://www.goodsamapp.org/home


Ongoing food/meds/befriending help – when no other, or limited support is available, please contact your voluntary and community support which is available for vulnerable and shielded people in Dorset area.  click here for details


Information on support for businesses during the crisis can be found here


Please find a link to a news release reminding Dorset residents what to do with their rubbish and recycling if they or someone in their household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Please find a link to a news release about how people can help Dorset Council tackle fly-tipping during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Please find a link to a news release about how bags of items (such as donated clothing) being left next to recycling banks in car parks are likely to be treated as rubbish



Dorset Council is currently undertaking a consultation exercise on its Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan.

You can take part in the consultation here.

The closing date for submission of your comments is 20 January 2021.

Council Tax Announcement

The Town Council has set its budget for 2021/22 and is pleased to say that there will be no increase in the local council tax for the next financial year. Councillors recognise the continuing economic difficulties many residents have faced and which will continue to face for some time. Please note the local council tax […]

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Wimborne BID Ballot

WMTC is pleased to announce that last Friday the Council agreed to vote “Yes” in the BID election. The Town Council has worked closely with the BID and co-funded many projects for the Town which have benefitted both residents and businesses. We hope to continue this relationship.

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"First Class" Barbers Shop - East Street

The Town Council drew the attention of Dorset Council’s Planning Enforcement Team to the First Class Barbers shop facia sign in East Street over a week ago and the Team has confirmed that as the property is in a Conservation Area, planning consent will be required from Dorset Council. The Team is tracing the occupants […]

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Dorset Local Plan Consultation

A consultation on the Dorset Council Local Plan will start on 18 January 2021 and end on 15 March 2021. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide decisions on planning applications in Dorset until 2038. Please follow the link below. https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/planning-buildings-land/planning-policy/dorset-council-local-plan.aspx

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