From village postboxes:
4:00pm Monday to Friday,
08:30am Saturdays, Hairport
10:00am Saturdays, Browns Lane
From Royal Mail Sorting Office, Station Rd, Gillingham:
6:00pm Monday to Friday,
East Stour Village Newsletter
East Stour has a defibrillator, situated on the front wall of the Village Hall. It is unlocked and ready for grabbing in an emergency. It has a recorded voice that tells you how to operate it – you cannot make a mistake if you follow the very simple instructions.
Kate Fisher, Assistant Community Responder Officer (Dorset), from South West Dorset Ambulance Service comes along each year to train ANY members of the village in CPR and use of the defibrillator.
If anyone would like to be included in the next awareness course please contact Tony Jones on 01747 833824.
Discounted Heating Oil
Many residencies in East Stour require domestic heating oil to provide heating. As part of the Village Action Plan, a buying group was set up to provide greater buying power and discounts. More can be found out here.
Village “Phone Box” Library
The “phone box” library on Browns Lane, has been running since 2016 and has proved to be a great success. Books are coming and going with a fine selection for all ages always available.
Take any book to borrow and return, or return a different book to keep stock flowing.
Book donations can be left in the phone box or if you need a collection please contact the Librarian – Lillian Bennett on 01747 839740.
Art and Design
Liz Robertson Artwork Services
Graphic design & artwork
Contact on 01747 838096
Bed and Breakfasts
Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Maintenance
Carl ‘The Common’ Electrician
Contact on 01747 838491
MJD Building Services
Contact Mark Davis on 01747 838591
Painter and Decorator
Contact Nick Robertson on 01747 838096
S A Bendoraitis
Contact on 01747 838388
South West Services
House maintenance. Contact John Griffiths on 07969 964598
Contact Richard Jones on 01747 838784
A30, East Stour, SP8 5LP
Vicar: The Reverend Richard Priest, The Vicarage, Kington Magna, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5EW or call 01747 838494
Milk deliveries: Newhouse Farm Dairy
Contact on 01747 822700
Newspaper Deliveries: Little Buddha
Contact on 01747 822753
Food and Cafes
Cakes for all occasions
Contact Marie Crossman on 01747 838389
Garden maintenance design & development
Contact Linda on 01747 825477
Old Chapel Flowers
Contact Sue Carter on 07517 735907
The Lady Gardening Service
Contact Elaine Brown on 07762 553039
You Grow It We Mow It
Contact Rich on 07856 288403
Bags shawls scarves gifts
Contact Anji Hall on 01747 838111
Dorset Cottage Gifts
Contact Kate Matthews on 07547 141892
East Stour Hairport
Contact on 01747 838060
Health and Well-being
Contact Julie Wood on 01747 839848
East Stour Motors
Contact on 01747 838745
Gladys the Wedding Car
1961 convertible Morris Minor for hire
Contact 01747 838271
Public Houses / Inns
Schools and Pre-schools
The East Stour Society (TESS)
The East Stour Society – for more information about TESS see The East Stour Society.
Contact John and Verena Harper on 01747 838650
Post Office, Gillingham
Contact on 01747 822626
Contact Nigel Ferguson on 01747 812709
These are contacts available to residents of East Stour:
Terry Bagnall 01747 838335
Local Police – Community Officer for Safer Neighbourhood Team
Our community officers are Nicky Fear and Rowan Birch who can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Normal Police contact numbers apply:
Local Bus Services
Contact on 01258 452545
Shaftesbury & District
Contact on 01747 854359
Age Concern Country Car Scheme, Dorset
Suggested donation 50p per mile. Contact Wendy Catley on 01258 473439
For information about roads, bus travel and car park costs across Dorset visit the Dorset For You website: www.dorsetforyou.com/traveldorset.
All the information above is provided to us by the local community and businesses and is kept as up-to-date as possible. To include your business information or to let us know of any changes or mistakes please contact us using the Contact page, providing the details of the change required.