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.


Statement of Persons nominated for Local Town and Parish Councils for Dorset

To announce that West Stour Parish has received 6 nominations for 3 available seats on the Stours Parish Council

West Stour will be a contested election to be decided on 2 May 2024 and poling cards will be sent to residents from Dorset Council
The link for those nominated is

Information on proposal for East Stour Stand Alone Paris Council
Leaflet giving detailed information 

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...