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Beaminster Town Council

Beaminster Town Council is a non political Council. We have 11 Members from which a Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected each May. Each of our Councillors is profiled under the Councillors section of this website.

All of our Councillors volunteer their time to serve on the Town Council to benefit Beaminster residents and our local community. The Town Council has monthly meetings, details of which can be found under the Council Committees heading. Members of the public are invited to attend Council meetings and are able to address Councillors at the beginning of the meeting.

Why don’t you come along to the next meeting and find out more?

We What Do

There are two tiers of local government in West Dorset, Dorset Council and then Parish or Town Councils.

Town Councils deliver services to meet local needs and act as a consultee and lobbying force putting forward the wishes and needs of the local community to Dorset Council and other organisations.

The Town Council is directly responsible for a number of places throughout the town including the Public Hall, the square and a number of open spaces.

Information on the services we offer and the services from Dorset Council can be viewed on our services page.

“…About noon she paused by a gate on the edge of the basin in which Emminster and its Vicarage lay.”

– Thomas Hardy –

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