Welcome to Wareham in the beautiful county of Dorset

Ancient town and former royal borough, the charming market town of Wareham is a veritable 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.

Latest News

Wareham has a new Mayor

Wareham has a new Mayor

Published: 6 May 21

Following the Town Council meeting on 2 March 2021, Councillor Keith Green was elected as Town Mayor for the Civic Year 2021 to 2022. He took office on 5 May 2021 after the Mayor Making Ceremony. Councillor Green has been a Member of Wareham Town Council since 1998 and has served on many committees over the years and is currently Chairman of the Planning and Transport Committee. He served as Mayor in 2003 and again in 2012 and is a member of the Liberal Democrat Party. Councillor Green plans to support Wareham Scout and Guide Groups as his chosen charity for the year. He will be accompanied to events by his wife, Councillor Vera Green. Read More...

Calendar of Meetings

Published: 28 Apr 21

Due to The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 not being extended and, therefore, being unable to continue with virtual meetings, the dates of the next meetings will be confirmed when the Government’s lockdown measures have been lifted. Read More...

Budget Setting and The Precept

Published: 13 Apr 21

How and why the Town Council set their budget for 20221-2022 Read More...

Re-opening the office

Published: 7 Apr 21

The Council office has re-opened for appointments only. if you would like to see a member of staff, please make an appointment by ringing between 10am and 1pm or send us an email. Details can be found on the Contact Us page. Read More...

Save the Ambulance Car!

Published: 7 Apr 21

Wareham Town Council recognises that the retention of the Paramedic Car is vital for the area, and that its removal would be a threat to the lives of local people. The Council will make every effort to prevent the withdrawal of the Paramedic Car and will urgently contact the MP for South Dorset, the MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, Dorset Council’s People and Health Scrutiny Committee, South West Ambulance Services Trust and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to secure its retention. Please sign the petition to save the Swanage ambulance car. Read More...

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