The Stours is a grouped Parish Council, situated in North Dorset and includes the four parishes of East Stour, Stour Provost, Todber and West Stour. The river Stour is a major influence on the four parishes that make up the parish council and from which the council gets its name. The four parishes do, however, have their own unique characteristics - go to 'Our Villages' to find out more.


If you are interest in becoming a Parish Councillor for Stours Parishes, this would be an ideal opportunity to register your nomination with Dorset Council.  Here are some links that give more information on being a Councillor for your local Parish:
What do Parish and Town Councils do for your Community?
What do Parish and Town Councils do across Dorset?
Why becoming a Parish or Town Councillor in Dorset matters.
Parish and Town Councils are for everyone.
For any questions relating to the elections please contact the council’s Elections Team at or Tel: 01305 838299.  Or The Parish Council Clerk

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Latest News

Parish Council Meeting

Published: 8 Jan 24

Stours Parish Council meeting will be held on the 7th March 2024 at East Stour Village Hall - 7.30pm Read More...

Environment Team report

Published: 7 Nov 22

Stours Parish Council environment report from Cllr J Morisette Read More...

Public Notice Wessex Internet

Published: 9 Jan 22

Public meeting with Wessex Internet

Help for those in need in Dorset

Published: 7 Dec 20

See here if you would like to help those in need in Dorset Read More...


Published: 16 Nov 20

The play areas in East Stour, Stour Row and Stour Provost are open but please follow social distancing protocols and wash your hands. Read More...