Sherborne Town Council is pleased to announce that the offices at the Manor House, Newland, have now re-opened.

Opening Hours will be from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm Monday to Friday, until further notice.  Entry into the building will be restricted in order to control numbers and sanitising facilities will be available.   All visitors are requested to wear a face-mask whilst in the building. 


The council advice line will remain live from 10.00 am till 2.00 pm every weekday. Call 01935 812807 if you are not sure where to find the help you need. 


The Grounds Maintenance teams are continuing to operate, as they did throughout COVID-19,  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  reopened  on 4th July 2020, but the public are asked to observe the Government advice on social distancing and hand cleanliness.  The Terrace Playing Fields are now reopened, with all sports being played regularly.   However there are no changing facilities as the Gainsborough Pavilion remains closed.  


Digby Hall is now open for bookings and some functions are taking place.  For further information please go to

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


The Town Council continues to work closely with Dorset Council and national agencies to ensure help reaches the most vulnerable.  It has also helped to facilitate changes in Cheap Street to encourage shoppers back into Town to support local businesses.


The Council continues to hold meetings using Zoom, until the Government relaxes the rules on social distancing. 
The next
 full Town Council meeting will take place on Monday 19 October 2020 and the next Plans Committee on  2 November 2020.   If the public wish to ask a question or make a comment on any matter on the Agenda of a Town Council Virtual meeting, they should contact the Town Clerk 24 hours in advance of the meeting. 



If you are looking for information as the Lockdown relaxes please see below for a list of organisations who continue to offer essential services as the Coronavirus Pandemic eases.  Information that may assist those who are still needing to shield and are vulnerable is available on the 'News and Events' page on this website.



Visit Sherborne
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Community Services Directory
Parks and Gardens

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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.