Welcome to your new home in Bryanston.  Bryanston parish was part of Lord Portman’s Estate until it was handed over to The Crown in lieu of Death Duties in the Mid 1900’s. It has an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and has an Site of Special Scientific Interest. (SSSI).

BryanstonTimes has put together this information which we hope you will find useful reference.

Bryanston Parish may be larger than you think.  As well as the road that runs through the village it also includes the properties at the bottom and top of New Road.  There are many outlying properties hidden away. All the land surrounding the village is private property.

Bryanston School own the strip of woods that run behind The Cliff and down that side of the hill.  All of the school’s land is private. The school drive is unlit and you you risk injury walking along it in the dark.

There are two footpaths in the school grounds so if you are walking on a path that doesn’t have a Dorset County Council footpath or bridle path sign then you are either on the School’s property or on property that now belongs to Viscount Rothermere (Jonathan Harmsworth) who purchased all the Bryanston Estate from the Crown Estate in June 2015.

As residents of Bryanston we are not entitled to be on Property owned by the School or land belonging to Viscount Rothmere.

If you find yourself approached by Bryanston security staff while on School property please be courteous at all times. They have a job to do.




For emergencies requiring Police, Ambulance and Fire always dial 999

Always dial 999 to report a crime in progress.
Other non–emergencies dial 101.

If it is non-urgent you can always contact Crimestoppers where your anonymity is guaranteed.  Their number is 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

The Blandford Safer Neighbourhood Team are: PS 2151 James Dimmack , PCSO 6595 Graeme Archibald, PCSO 6487 Matt Boon, PCSO 5318 Jamie Burt, PC 0740 Rob Hammond,  PCSC 6783  Emma Procter

If you would like to join Bryanston Neighbourhood Watch you can either log on to www.ourwatch.org.uk and search for Bryanston or contact Christine Stone on 01258 488820.

Recycling and rubbish collections
Your rubbish will be collected each week on Thursday if you live in the main ribbon development through the village. The landfill-black-bins and the recycling materials are collected on alternate weeks.

You should have a green and a black bin, a food recycling bin and a glass recycling crate.  If you don’t have these you will need to contact Dorset Waste Partnership on   01305 221040 or dorset-aptc.gov.uk/recycling-rubbish-collection/northeast-dorset to email a request replacements.


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Places of Worship
Bryanston does not have it own parish church, but is part of Durweston’s Parish The Church of St Nicholas. www.durweston.org.uk/CHURCH.htm  The Rector is The Reverend Stephen Coulter contact steven-coulter@tiscali.co.uk  01258 480580. You will receive regular copies of the Parish Magazine.
Residents are welcome to attend the school services held at the Church of St Martin’s Bryanston’. Contact the School’s Chaplain Rev’d Andrew Haviland for information. 01258 452401.

Bryanston Time’s purpose is to provide information for the local community of Durweston, Bryanston, Stourpaine, Blandford St Mary and Winterborne Stickland.

If you have any items you’d like posted on this website then please contact the editor. You can advertise items for sale, publish events, promote your business all for free. Phone 01258 488820 or email editor@bryanstonTimes.co.uk

Bryanston News.  You will receive a quarterly newsletter which will cover a wide range of articles. You will also be invited to contribute. The newsletter is provided free of charge and is published by the residents association. All residents are deemed to belong to this association.

Notice Boards.  There are three notice boards in the village which belong to the parish council and are for displaying parish council information. The larger notice board situated by the telephone box has capacity for public notices too.  

Bryanston Club.  Bryanston Club offers, bar, social, snooker and pool  facilities. The Community Room is available to hire.  New members are always welcome.  01258 454423.


The Parish Council


Parish Council

Bryanston Parish Council does not currently own any land in the parish, so there are no allotments or play areas.  The Parish Council is responsible for:




As well as these statutory duties the council also:

Meetings and Agenda and Minutes
The Council meets 6 times a year at Bryanston Club and you are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.  Agenda and Minutes are posted on the notices boards around the parish, but they can also be found on the Bryanston Times website www.bryanstontimes.co.uk and Dorset’s local authority website www.dorsetforyou.com

Minutes of council meetings:- We are awaiting response from the Council Clerk regarding requesting these public documents

November 2015
January 2016