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Local directory

This page contains contact information for local councils, organisations and groups. Please get in touch with us if you are aware of any additions or other changes that should be made to the information.

Local Councils

Council Website Main phone number

Dorset County Council



01305 221000

West Dorset District Council


01305 251010

Other Organisations and local groups

Name What the organisation does ... Website phone no. and email

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice bureau aims to provide the services for the problems you face and improve the policies and practises which affect your lives.


01308 456769

Dorset Community Action

For advice and funding information for community groups and projects


01305 250921


National Trust

Look after historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages... and pubs.


01297 560772


Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Beavers

Please contact the secretary for details of active groups and leaders.

Secretary - Anne Pollard

01297 678552

The Hardown Society

The object of the society is to protect and preserve Hardown Hill for the benefit of the public.

Knapp Cottage Morcombelake Bridport

01297 489125

Three Counties Bridlepath Group

The Three Counties Bridlepath Group covers East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset. Their aims are to monitor the bridleways within a 15 mile radius of Lyme Regis, Dorset, and work with the respective County and Parish Councils to improve them.


Secretary: Clare Webber, 07773 597862


Whitchurch and Morcombelake Women's Institute

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2.30 pm in Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall


Mrs O Noad

01297 560782

Whitchurch pre-school group

Whitchurch Pre-School is an OFSTED registered Pre-School, run from the village hall in Whitchurch Canonicorum. The Pre-School takes children from the age of 2-5 years old. 


 01297 480884 

07717 514053


Wootton 2000 Group 

Local history group

Secretary – Marion Brookes01297 560807

Wootton Social Club

Skittles and other activities

Mr Winston Chapman 

01297 560464

Home Watch Committees

Area Contact Phone number email


MR G Knight 

Secretary Ms J Scotton

01297 489448 

01297 489504 







Whitchurch Canonicorum 


Sue Johnson

01297 489375



Wootton Fitzpaine


Parochial Church Councils

Area Contact Phone number email

Fishpond PCC

Secretary - Mrs J Taft

01297 678314

Whitchurch PCC

Secretary - Yvonne Welch 

01308 459587



Wootton Fitzpaine PCC

Lady Bradbury

01297 560455



Stanton St Gabriel PCC

Secretary - Mrs A Bartlett

01297 489532