During the COVID-19 lockdown, Sherborne Town Council’s headquarters and other council buildings must remain closed to the public – but council staff are still working to help residents through the pandemic.


The council advice line is live from 10 am till 1 pm every weekday. Call 01935 812807 if you are not sure where to find the help you need. 


Maintenance teams are operating throughout COVID-19 – in special rosters designed to ensure their safety – to keep our lovely parks and pathways in the best possible condition. Pageant Gardens, Paddock Gardens and Sherborne Cemetery are now open to visitors observing Government guidelines on social distancing. 

Children’s play areas and the changing facilities at the Terraces playing fields must remain temporarily closed until further guidance is received from Government.  


Digby Hall is not open to the public, but its newly refurbished kitchens have been become a working base for Sherborne Viral Kindness in their superb voluntary campaign delivering meals to vulnerable homes. 


Town Council grants and special grants from the Mayor’s Fund continue to be paid throughout the lockdown to support a wide range of charities and voluntary groups. 


Sherborne’s mayor, Cllr Jon Andrews, said: “The Town Council is working closely with Dorset and national agencies to ensure help reaches the most vulnerable – and that we are doing all we must to fight the impact of the virus.” 


The council cannot hold meetings – virtual meetings are due to start in May. But individual councillors are working in every neighbourhood of Sherborne to make sure residents get the support and information they need.



For information regarding the essential services during the Coronavirus Pandemic and what is available in Sherborne to help those who are shielding and are vulnerable please visit the 'News and Events' page on this website.  Included on this page are details of
the current services offered by some of the following:



Visit Sherborne
News and Events
Community Services Directory
Parks and Gardens

Councillors Brick


Local Groups Brick

Contact Us

Digby Hall
Terrace Playing Fields



Discovering Sherborne

A heritage wayfinding project to increase pedestrian flow to heritage and cultural sites across the town - part-funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.


  The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in rural areas




 Sherborne is a market town in northwest Dorset, in South West England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Yeovil. The A30 road, which connects London to Penzance, runs through the town. In the 2011 census the population of Sherborne parish and the two electoral wards was 9,523.[1] 28.7% of the population is aged 65 or older.  Sherborne's historic buildings include Sherborne Abbey, its manor house, independent schools, and two castles: the ruins of a 12th-century fortified palace and the 16th-century mansion known as Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Much of the old town, including the abbey and many medieval and Georgian buildings, is built from distinctive ochre-coloured ham stone.