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Welcome to The Stours Parish Council Website

Next Meeting:  There will be a  meeting on Thursday 12th November 2020 at 7.30pm by Zoom.

The Stours is a grouped Parish Council, situated in North Dorset and includes the four parishes of East Stour, Stour Provost, Todber and West Stour. The river Stour is a major influence on the four parishes that make up the parish council and from which the council gets its name. The four parishes do, however, have their own unique characteristics - go to 'About the Stours'  to find out more. 

The initial audit documents for the year ending 2019/2020 can now be viewed via the links on the 'Transparency Information' page    23 July 2020


What’s happening in the Stours ?

CORONAVIRUS COVID -19 Please note following Government Instructions  to help limit the transmission of Covid-19 virus the playgrounds at East Stour, Stour Provost and Stour Row will be open. However we respectfully ask you to for your safety and well being that you maintain social distancing and that you bring hand sanitisers gels or wipes to clean hands.  Thank you.

  A message from Liz Andrews, Planning Services, Dorset Council 

Update on advertising planning applications in the former North Dorset area and part of the former West Dorset area

We have been notified that the Blackmore Vale Magazine has suspended publication for a temporary period due to the Covid-19 situation. Any planning applications requiring press advertisements that would normally be advertised in the Blackmore Vale Magazine will be publicised in the Western Gazette instead from 24 April onwards. This affects the former North Dorset area and part of the former West Dorset area only.

A message from Action on Hearing Loss Gill Drayson

Gillingham, Shaftesbury or Mere Action on Hearing Loss drop in sessions to get their aids cleaned/retubed or for new batteries.

Action on Hearing Loss hearing aid maintenance drop in service - batteries and information

 Our hearing aid maintenance drop in clinics are suspended for the time being due to the corona virus but I can still post hearing aid batteries to you if you are a Salisbury hospital audiology patient. This is a free service. At this time I'm not posting out tubing but I can help you with information on how to get the best from your hearing aids including daily cleaning and information on hearing loss.

Please don't hesitate to contact me.

 Gill Drayson telephone 01722 580014 mobile 07570 670 643 or e mail Gillian.drayson@hearingloss.org.uk<mailto:Gillian.drayson@hearingloss.org.uk

 Managing hearing loss and Tinnitus - Salisbury

Stour Vale Walkers:

Our footpath officer, Martin Hibbert, has formed the Stour Vale Walkers which organises monthly walks in the stours and surrounding parishes.  All welcome - for information go to the website http:/www.stourvalewalkers.uk/. or contact Martin (see our 'contact us' page)

Stour Provost Cricket Club:  A friendly social cricket club always looking for new members. Visit their website

 East Stour:  

Moviola Film Nights - 7 for 7.30pm (bar open from 6.30pm) usually on the last Friday of September, October and November, and January, February and March. For more information, see the village website: east-stour.org.uk. Residents in and near the Stours Parish Council villages are invited to join our email circulation list, by emailing tessmoviola@hotmail.com

 West Stour

 Stour Row: Coffee Mornings  - every Thursday 10am - 12 noon in Village Hall

Stour Row residents (and anyone else!) can now find news and information on the Stour Row Community website  

Stour Provost: - 

 Todber:  - 

Residents ofTodber are receiving parish notices by e-mail via 'mailchimp'. If you would like to sign up to the circulation list please go to http://eepurl.com/baghnH com/baghnH