East Stour Village Newsletter

Contact Ann Morphew on 01747 838472
Email on ann.oakdene@yahoo.co.uk

Discounted Heating Oil

Find out more on our dedicated page: Discount Heating Oil.

Art and Design

Liz Robertson Artwork Services
Graphic design & artwork
Contact on 01747 838096

Maycreation: Design Consultants
Contact Diane May on 01747 825551

Tania Ballet Photography
Photography services
Contact Tania Ballet on 01747 838613 or 07960 722307

Bed and Breakfasts

Aysgarth B & B
Contact Mary Dowding on 01747 838351

Gable Cottage B&B
The Common – East Stour
Contact on 01747 838491 or 07768 212040

Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Maintenance

Biddiscombe & Son
Plumbing & heating
Contact on 01747 839727 or 07722 373193

Carl ‘The Common’ Electrician
Contact on 01747 838491

CW Handyman services
All types of work indoor and outdoors
Contact Charles on 07425 557880

JC Joinery Dorset Ltd
Contact Jamie Curtis on 01963 371762

MJD Building Services
Contact Mark Davis on 01747 838591

Painter and Decorator
Contact Nick Robertson on 01747 838096

Plastering Services
Contact Paul Bryan on 01747 838160 or 07903 140050

PWB Bathrooms
Bathroom refurbishment, tiling and general plumbing.  Contact Phil Brown on 07778 957554

Melvyn Ward – free estimates
Contact on 01747 838915 or 07944 678522

S A Bendoraitis
Building Contractor
Contact on 01747 838388

South West Services
House maintenance.  Contact John Griffiths on 07969 964598

Contact Richard Jones on 01747 838784


Our Lady’s & St Benedict’s Roman Catholic Churches
Contact Father Martin Budge (Parish Priest) on 01258 820388


Gilding & Company
IT System Design – Microsoft Excel and Access
Contact on 01747 838047

Computer help needed?
Stan’s your man!
Contact on 01747 838491 or email sjuliussadler@gmail.co.uk

Delivery Services

Milk deliveries: Newhouse Farm Dairy
Contact on 01747 822700

Newspaper Deliveries: Little Buddha
Contact on 01747 822753

Food and Cafes

Sweet Cakes
Cakes for all occasions
Contact Marie Crossman on 01747 838389

The Udder Farm Shop
Contact Jane Down on 01747 838899

Garden Services

Garden Design by Karen Tester
Contact on 01747 838358

Lady Gardener
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

Shrub cutting advice
Contact Alison Highnam on 01747 838133

You Grow It We Mow It
Garden maintenance
Contact Rich on 07856 288403


Bags shawls scarves gifts
Contact Anji Hall on 01747 838111

Dorset Cottage Gifts
Contact Kate Matthews on 07547 141892


Cuts and Colours
Mobile hairdresser
Contact Sarha Coates on 01747 838628 or 07748 976532

East Stour Hairport
Contact on 01747 838060

Mobile Hairdresser
Contact Ann Kent on 01747 838646 or 07528 051282

Health and Well-being

Herbal Healing
Contact Julie Wood on 01747 839848

Yoga with Natalie
Both 1:1 sessions and class sessions available
Contact on 01747 838271 or 07900 998853


East Stour Motors
Contact on 01747 838745

Joe’s Black Cabs
Taxi & Wedding Service
Contact on 07554 054037

Gladys the Wedding Car
1961 convertible Morris Minor for hire
Contact 01747 838271

Pet Services

Dog walking and Horse sitting services
Contact Karen Wonnacott on 01747 838591 or 07961 761002

Public Houses / Inns

The Crown Inn
Knapp Corner
Contact Sam Holmes on 01747 838866

The Kings Arms
East Stour Common
Contact Ross Campbell on 01747 838325

Schools and Pre-schools

Stower Provost Community School
Contact on 01747 838370

Stower Vale Pre-School and Baby and Toddler Group
Contact on 01747 839942

Gillingham School
Contact on 01747 822222


Resource First Ltd
HR & Training Consultants
Contact on 01747 838767

Miscellaneous Services

Metal Detectorists
Contact John and Verena Harper on 01747 838650

Post Office, Gillingham
Contact on 01747 822626

Phoenix Cards
Contact Rachael Bruce on 01747 838160 or 07932 304752

Pure Elegance Events
Wedding and event hire services, chair covers, vintage crockery and more. Contact Rachael Bruce on 01747 838160 or 07932 304752

Repairs and alterations.  Contact Gemma Oborne on 01747 838327 or 07888 844115

Wessex Marquees
Contact Nigel Ferguson on 01747 812709

Community Contacts

These are contacts available to residents of East Stour:

Playing Field Committee
Tony Jones 01747 838243
Guy Gilding 01747 838271

Tree Warden
Terry Bagnall 01747 838335

POPP (Partnership for Older People Project)
Our local POPP Wayfinder is Anne Wilkins who can be contacted on 07971 338258 or via email on anne.wilkins@helpandcare.org.uk.

Local Police – Community Officer for Safer Neighbourhood Team
Our community officers are Nicky Fear and Rowan Birch who can be contacted via email on gillinghamruralsnt@dorset.pnn.police.uk.

Normal Police contact numbers apply:

  • For non-emergency calls dial 101
  • If a crime is in progress or life in danger dial 999

Local Bus Services
Damory Coaches
Contact on 01258 452545

Shaftesbury & District
Contact on 01747 854359

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.