Shroton Village News and Announcements

Bank Holiday September19th Bin collections etc

Her Majesty The Queen - Book of condolence and flowers

Tribute to Her Majesty

Cost of living assistance Cost of living crisis

Dorset Council Local Plan - Cabinet update - Dorset Council news

Steam Fair road restrictions Click here to view

Dorset Councillor Somper Annual Ward Report May 2022

Chairman Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting May 2022 Report

Update on roadworks click here to view

More changes to  Highway C - Use of Mobiles in cars  click here to read

Dorset Travel & Transport update Click here to read

Dorset travel update (roadworks etc) Click here to read

Changes to the Highway Code Click here to read

Notes on Recycling

The Dorset Council waste management system is currently facing various challenges for a variety of reasons.
One of the things we can do as residents of the Parish of Iwerne Courtney & Stepleton (including Shroton) to benefit the environment and help improve the efficiency of our local waste recycling processes is to ensure we are putting the right waste in the right bin.
For those of you who have access to the internet, go to:
which will give you a complete list.
There is a useful and clear leaflet at :
The message to pass on from the Dorset Council Waste Education team, in conjunction with the Right Stuff, Right Bin campaign, is, ‘if in doubt, chuck it out’ e.g. the black bin. This course of action will minimise contamination of otherwise recyclable material and minimise what waste ends up being incinerated.
I hope this helps you make the right decision next bin day.

Dog Theft Prevention
Message sent by
Tom Balchin (Dorset Police , Police Community Support Officer, Rural Crime Team, Dorset)

Dog theft, especially of working dogs, has been a huge problem in other areas of the country. has stated that almost 50% of its missing dog reports actually relate to working dogs. The most commonly stolen gundogs are Cocker, Springer Spaniels and Labradors.

The good news is that in Dorset we haven’t seen a rise in working dog thefts in the last few years however that isn’t to say that this will not increase. Like many of our previous communications the UK crime trade of stolen dogs continues to thrives because people are buying online from non-reputable sources or even commonly used websites advertising pets for sale.

It’s worth just taking a few moments to think about the security of your working dogs and the simple crime prevention measures that you can take. It is important to think like a criminal. Look at your property as if you are trying to steal your dogs. How would you do it and how could you be stopped? If you find a flaw make sure it’s rectified ASAP.

We understand that crime prevention in rural areas is very difficult by the nature of the environment but officers are trained and experienced in crime prevention advice. If you would like a bespoke crime prevention visit to your rural home or business please send an email to the team at and more crime prevention advice can be found here:

For more information on security please visit our website here:

The National Police Chiefs Council have also released further information on dog theft which can be found here: