East Stoke

Is a rural parish in a beautiful part of Dorset, straddling the wide flat valley of the River Frome, bisected by the main Weymouth-London railway and consisting of the settlements of East Stoke, Stokeford, Rushton, Highwood, Hethfelton, Binnegar, West Holme, Holmebridge and Woolbridge. 


The village has a population of 439 (2001). The world famous Monkey World Ape Rescue    is near the northern edge of the Parish. The Freshwater Biological Association runs a research centre on the banks of the River Frome, from which the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust runs its research into atlantic salmon declines.


This is a community website so please get in touch with any ideas or feedback or if you run a local organisation and would like your own link! 

Much useful information is contained elsewhere on this site, however it

is hoped that the following notes, and hyperlinks below, will provide

additional valuable information:




East Stoke is within the unitary authority of Dorset.

Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester,


01305 251000



Our County Councillor is: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/councillorwharf/purbeck 


Purbeck District Council, Westport House,Worgret Road,Wareham,
BH20 4PP
01929 556561


Our District Councillors are:


Cherry Brooks (Conservative) (see on map)

Graham Brown (Conservative) (see on map),

Laura Miller (Conservative) (see on map)


Our Member of Parliament is:

Richard Drax MP





BUS SERVICE: The X53 stops at East Stoke.

For location of bus stops and live bus departure information go to:





TRAIN SERVICE: The nearest train stations are

Wareham (4 miles) or Wool (2 miles)which are both

 on the main London Waterloo to Weymouth line.

This line is run by South West Trains




The Wellbridge Practice, Wool Surgery (2.9km) The Wellbridge

Practice,  Meadow Lane, Wool, BH20 6DR 

01929 462376

Wareham Surgery (4.9km) Streche Rd, Wareham, BH20 4PG

01929 553444



Wareham Dental Practice (5.2km) 16 West Street, Wareham, BH20 4JX
01929 552363

Whitecross Dental Care Ltd (5.2km) Purbeck Dental Centre, 29 West Street, Wareham, BH20 4JS
 01929 554760



Boots (3.1km) Dorchester Rd, Wool, BH20 6EJ

Wareham Pharmacy (5.3km) 11-13 South Street, Wareham, BH20 4LR


Boots (5.3km) 4 North Street, Wareham, BH20 4AF


POST OFFICE: There is no Post Office in East Stoke, the nearest Post Offices are High St, Wool, BH20 6BP 01929 462246 and North Street, Wareham, BH20 4AW


Post Boxes in East Stoke





Worgret Rd, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4PH

  • 01929 500000



 Dates for your diary!




Parish Council Meeting Thursday 1st February at 7pm


If you would like regular updates from the Parish Council regarding forthcoming meetings

please email the Parish Clerk eaststokedorset@gmail.comMet Office 











met office

01 Dec 2017 Last chance to have your say on future minerals and waste sites


20 Jun 2017 East Stoke and Wool Community Chest


29 Apr 2017 Annual Parish Meeting