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Wareham Town Council
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The Council
About Wareham
Town Crier
Welcome to Wareham
in the beautiful county of Dorset
Ancient town and former royal borough, the charming market town of Wareham is a delight wherever you look at any time of the year.

Between the rivers Frome and Piddle, the attractive gateway to the Isle of Purbeck was a major port until the Middle Ages.

Now a thriving market town, happily combining the old and the new for locals and visitors alike.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has agreed to close the Town Council Office until further notice. As staff will be working from home we ask that you do not phone, but rather contact us through email: office@wareham-tc.gov.uk
The Council has further agreed to cancel all meetings, including the Annual Town Meeting, until further notice. Delegated decisions will be posted on this website on a weekly basis.
Due to the Government’s advice, the Museum and Corn Exchange will remain closed until further notice.

. C-19 Lockdown Message from the Town Clerk

Following the Prime Minister's instructions last night we are entering an unprecedented period of personal restrictions never before seen in UK history. Please stay home. We all have a duty to protect ourselves and our NHS.
The play parks are CLOSED for use and
we have been advised that our recreation

grounds will be patrolled by police to ensure that people are not abusing them. Our groundstaff will not be working during this lockdown period, as we are not considered to be providing essential services. The bins will not be emptied, so I would ask that, if using any open space for exercise, PLEASE take your rubbish and dog waste home.

The office staff are all working from home. Phone messages will be picked up, but email is preferable to 

Stay home, stay safe and well.
All best wishes, Vanessa


Wareham Town Council met via Zoom on VE Day. The Town Clerk, Vanessa Ricketts, organised the event and asked Councillors to dress patriotically. Councillor Malcolm Russell, the Council's Armed Forces Champion, lead the Silence at 11am preceded by the Exhortation and followed by the Kohima prayer. Afterwards, the Mayor, Councillor Hillary Goodinge, lead the toast to those who gave so much.
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