Sherborne Guide

Useful Contact Numbers for Sherborne  and the Surrounding Areas

Dentons has been providing local information and business listings since 1967. Below is a list of useful contact details for a range of services in Sherborne and Milborne Port. This includes information on council services, education, transport, health, recycling & emergency services.

Council Office Services

West Dorset District Council provides a range of services for the residents of Sherborne including education and social care.

Collections for Recycling and Rubbish01305 221040Dorset Waste Partnership, Princes House, Princes Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TP
Council Tax01305 221000County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ
Parking01305 221000County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ
A-Z of servicesvisit website

Council services are provided by South Somerset District Council for the residents of Milborne Port.

Collections for Recycling and Rubbish01935 462462 or visit websiteBrympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT
Council Tax01935 462462 or visit websiteBrympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT
Parking01935 462462 or visit websiteBrympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT
More Informationvisit website

Somerset Council Services

Collections for Recycling and Rubbish0300 123 2224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Council TaxSee local district councils for more information
Parking0300 123 2224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
More Informationvisit website

Education

Schooling can be a difficult time for parents and pupils. Below are some useful numbers to help combat potential issues that may arise for both pupils and parents during a child’s time at school.

Admission to Schools01305 221000 or visit websiteCounty Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Bullying at School01305 221000 or visit websiteCounty Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Home to School Transport01305 221000 or visit websiteCounty Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
More Informationvisit website

For Milborne Port – contact details Education Services in Somerset

Admission to Schools0300 1232224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Bullying at School0300 1232224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Home to School Transport0300 1232224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
More Informationvisit website

Register Offices

Sherborne has a conveniently situated register office to register a birth, death or marriage. For Milborne Port, the local register office in Somerset is sited in Yeovil.

Sherborne Register Office01305 225153 or visit websiteSherborne Town Council Offices, Manor House, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3JL
Yeovil Register Office01823 282251 or visit websiteThe Library, King George Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PY

Emergency Services

Sherborne’s emergency services are well organised and extremely responsive. Contact information for the main emergency services in the area are listed below:

Emergency ServicesEmergency: 999
Non-Emergency: 101
Localised national response
Dorset Police101 or visit websiteDorset
Sherborne Police StationDigby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescuevisit websiteDorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, SP1 3NR
Sherborne Fire Station01722 691000 or visit websiteColdharbour, Sherborne, DT9 4HA
South West Ambulance Service01392 261500 or visit websiteSouth Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY

Milborne Port’s emergency services contact numbers are listed below.

Emergency ServicesEmergency: 999
Non-Emergency: 101
Localised national response
Avon and Somerset Constabulary101 or visit website1-2 Bridewell St, Bristol BS1 2AA
Wincanton Police StationChurchfield, Wincanton BA9 9AG
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service01392 872 200 or visit websiteThe Knowle, Clyst St George, Exeter EX3 0NW
Wincanton Fire Station01392 872 200 or visit websiteBennetts Field Trading Estate, Wincanton BA9 9DT
South West Ambulance Service01392 261500 or visit websiteSouth Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY

Hospitals

Residents of Sherborne and Milborne Port can refer to Yeovil hospital in nearby Somerset which provides most of the acute care services including intensive care, cancer care and coronary (heart) services.

Sherborne Yeatman Hospital01935 813991 or visit websiteHospital Lane, Sherborne DT9 3JU
Wincanton Community Hospital01963 828444 visit websiteDancing Lane, Wincanton BA9 9DQ
Yeovil District Hospital01935 475122 or visit websiteHigher Kingston, Yeovil BA21 4AT

NHS Services

There is a range of NHS services available to residents of Sherborne and Milborne Port. Whatever the problem, be it a broken tooth or a broken leg, specialists are on hand.

Child Healthvisit website
Complementary Medicinesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Dentistsvisit websiteSearch on Dentons.net
Diabetes Servicesvisit website
Doctors Surgeriesvisit websiteSearch on Dentons.net
Mental Health Servicesvisit website Mental Health Helplines
Optical Servicesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Pharmacy Servicesvisit website Search on Dentons.net
Sexual Health Servicesvisit websiteLocal Sexual Health Services

Social Services – Children, Young People, Adults and Families

West Dorset Council’s social services are based in a variety of locations across the district and information about services is available from the following links.

Adult Social Care01305 221016 or visit website
Dorset Direct, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Children and Young People01305 221066 or visit websiteWest Wing, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
People with a Disability03001 110102 or visit websiteUnit 4 Hampton Park West, Melksham, SN12 6LH. (Postal Address)

Somerset Council provides social services for residents of Milborne Port.

Adoption and Fostering0345 1551076 or visit website
Adopt South West, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD
Adult Social Care0300 1232224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Children’s Services0300 1232224 or visit websiteSomerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
More Informationvisit website

Post Offices

The Post Office0345 611 2970 or visit website
Localised national response
Bishops Caundle Post Office01963 23770High Street, Bishops Caundle DT9 5ND
Milborne Port Post Office01963 250220High Street, Milborne Port DT9 5AQ
Sherborne Post Office01935 81213647 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3AT
Thornford Post Office01935 872438Ellwood’s Store, Longford Road, Thornford, Sherborne DT9
Yetminster Post Office01935 8736442, Sunnyside Court, High St, Yetminster, Sherborne DT9 6LF

Leisure Centres and Sports Facilities

There are a variety of leisure and sports facilities in the Sherborne and Milborne Port area and all open to the public so if you fancy a workout or taking up a new sport or activity, pop over any of the centres located in the area.

Gryphon Leisure Centre01935 814011 or visit website
Gryphon Leisure Centre, Bristol Road, Sherborne DT9 4EQ
Oxley Sports Centre01935 818270 or visit websiteOxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 3DA
Preston Sports Centre01935 413477 or visit websiteMonks Dale, Yeovil BA21 3JD
Sherborne Sports Centre01935 810548 or visit websiteSherborne Sports Centre, Abbey Road, Sherborne DT9 3AP

Public Transport

Sherborne and Milborne Port are served by several railway stations with services between London Waterloo and Exeter and Weymouth and Bristol.

Rail Enquiriesvisit websiteSearch national network
Chetnole Railway Station0845 7000125Stockbridge Road, Chetnole DT9 6EP
Sherborne Railway Station0845 7000125South Street, Sherborne DT9 3NB
Templecombe Railway Station0845 7000125Station Road, Templecombe BA8 0JR
Thornford Railway Station0845 7000125Thornford Road, Thornford DT9 6PT
Yetminster Railway Station0845 7000125Station Road, Yetminster DT9 6LH
Bus Timetablesvisit websiteDorset
Bus Timetablesvisit websiteSomerset

Citizens Advice

For anyone facing money, legal, housing or benefit issues the Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential and impartial advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau0844 375 2775 or visit websiteNationwide
Sherborne Bureau0844 2451291 or visit websiteManor House, Newland, Sherborne DT9 3JL

Chamber of Commerce

The chamber of commerce network can support your business throughout its life cycle from start-up, development, growth and beyond. No matter what type of business you are, or whether your objectives are on a local, national or international scale, your local chamber can help you meet your goals.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce01202 714800 or visit websiteAcorn Office Park, Ling Road, Tower Park, Poole BH12 4NZ
Somerset Chamber of Commerce01823 444924 or visit websiteEquity House, Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton TA1 2PX
Yeovil Chamber of Commerce01935 804999 or visit website5 Coronation Avenue, Yeovil BA21 3DX

Coroner

A coroner’s role is to establish, normally by post-mortem, whether a death is natural or unnatural in the eyes of the law. If the death is unnatural, further investigations might be undertaken with a view to presenting a case to be heard before a coroner at an inquest.

Dorset Coroner01202 789057 or visit website
Coroner’s Office for the County of Dorset, Town Hall, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
Avon Coroner01275 461920 or visit websiteCoroner’s Court, Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton, Bristol, BS48 1UL