Iwerne Courtney, also known as Shroton, is a village in the English county of Dorset. It is sited by the small River Iwerne between Hambledon Hill to the south-west and the hills of Cranborne Chase to the east. The name Iwerne Courtney - of which in 1980 author and Dorset resident Roland Gant wrote "I have heard only visitors to Dorset call it Iwerne Courtney"- derives from when the Courtenays (a Devon family ) owned land here, on the Iwerne stream.

Useful information about local businesses, Parish Council affairs and other village related informtion and contact details can be found here free of charge for residents and visitors. Various consultation documents laying out what your local government is doing can be found under Consultations.  It is recommended that these consultations are viewed regularly as they can have an impact on the village.

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Dorset to move to Tier 2 restrictions

from 2 December 2020

The Government has announced that the Dorset Council area will exit out of national restrictions (lockdown) into Tier 2 (High Alert) on Wednesday 2 December. The main restrictions under Tier 2 are:

  • no mixing of households indoors, apart from support bubbles
  • pubs and bars must remain closed, unless operating as restaurants

We understand that the Government will review this tiering on 16 December.

Please watch our LIVE public briefing on COVID tonight at 7pm to hear more from Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health Dorset, on what this means for us all.You can submit questions in advance to phdcomms@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk. We hope to see you there, but the briefing will be recorded and available onour YouTube channel afterwards if you can't make it.

Link to the live event

Tier 2 - High Alert


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