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:


 

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

East Stoke is within the unitary authority of Dorset.

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

DT1 1XJP

01305 251000

https://www.dorsetforyou.com/

 

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

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

BUS SERVICE: The X53 stops at East Stoke.

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

http://mapping.dorsetforyou.com/TravelDorset/Bus/StopSelect

 

 

 

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

 

 

DOCTORS:

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

 

DENTAL:

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

 

Chemists      

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

 

 

SPORTS:

 

Worgret Rd, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4PH

  • 01929 500000

 

 

 Dates for your diary!

 

 

 

Parish Council Meeting Thursday 7th December at 7pm

 

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

please email the Parish Clerk eaststokedorset@gmail.comMet Office 

 

 

   USEFUL LINKS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

met office

News
20 Jun 2017 East Stoke and Wool Community Chest

 

29 Apr 2017 Annual Parish Meeting

 

15 Feb 2017 Crossing Closures