Welcome To Beaminster

A town with so much to offer.

From rolling hills that once enabled a thriving agricultural economy to a town square that has, for centuries, been the centre of town life, vibrant Beaminster continues to showcase an abundance of independent businesses, fantastic schools and unforgettable places just waiting for you to explore. Welcome to Our Community!

With a lively community, there is always something going on.
Here is a selection of some of the latest news.

Scarecrow Trail Summer Challenge

Scarecrow Trail Summer Challenge HEROES & VILLAINS The Scarecrow Trail is Back! This year’s theme is ‘Heroes & Villains’, and the competition runs from Thursday 1st August and entries close on 31st August 2024. The competition will run throughout August, so pick up or download a trail map and search the town for the Scarecrows…

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BEAMINSTER COMMUNITY GRANTS Beaminster Town Council is committed to supporting local groups and initiatives to enhance the quality of life for its residents. For many years, grants had been given annually to a small number of organisations. With the financial climate during and post the Covid pandemic being somewhat challenging, the Town Council felt it…

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VACANT SEAT ON THE TOWN COUNCIL Following the resignation of Rachel Goode a vacancy exists on Beaminster Town Council. To be eligible to take a seat on the Town Council you must meet one of the criteria set out in the Local Government Act 1972 section 79 – •  a Beaminster resident on the electoral…

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BEAMINSTER COMMEMORATION 80th Anniversary of D-Day 6th June marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces mounted the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever witnessed. Beaminster will be commemorating the event along with the rest of the nation. BEAMINSTER COMMEMORATION 80th Anniversary of D-Day Thursday, 6th June 3pm-8pm Beaminster Museum Exhibition in Town…

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CB3 Beaminster Community Bus

CB3 Beaminster Community Bus Run by our brilliant local volunteers since 2018 and supported by Beaminster Town Council, the CB3 community bus project began when Dorset County Council donated a minibus that was surplus to its own fleet and helped to train volunteer drivers for the service. The popular service provides a connection between Crewkerne, Beaminster…

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Honorary Townsperson Award 2024

Beaminster Honorary Townsperson Award 2024 On Friday, 12th April, a ceremony was held in Beaminster Town Hall to celebrate the Honorary Townsperson Award 2024. The Beaminster ‘Honorary Townsperson’ award goes back several decades, with the earliest record on our board in the Town Hall dating back to 1991, bestowed to Norman C Welsford MBE and…

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Ripple Kitchen

Ripple Kitchen Every 3rd Friday of the month from 11.30-1pm Doing little things together, nurturing big ideas A community lunch at Beaminster Public Hall organised by Ripple Workshop’s Young Parents group on the 3rd Friday of the month at 11.30am. The first one takes place on Friday, 17th November The Young Parents group meets on…

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Community Resilience Plan 2023

Community Resilience Plan 2023 The Community Resilience Plan was first launched in 2008 by Beaminster Town Council to create a team that can respond to extraordinary events in a rapid and coordinated manner in order to withstand and quickly recover from a difficult situation. The aim of our community resilience is to assist residents, businesses…

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Food & Drink

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Where to Stay

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Places of Interest

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