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Town Hall clockContact Will Austin, Town Clerk, 01308 456722 or email [email protected].  Alternatively the Mayor or current councillors will be able to tell you more about serving on your local council – their contact details can be found at

To find out if you are eligible to stand as a councillor or to ask for nomination papers, contact the Dorset Council Electoral Services team – 01305 838299 or email [email protected].

If you would like to know more details about the work of a town councillor visit the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) at or National Association of Local Councils (NALC) at:

Useful information and experiences of other councillors can be found at: and in the NALC publication ‘It Takes All Sorts’ –

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