This page covers local services and shops, plus some generally useful information for living in Winfrith Newburgh.
We have tried to include emergency information for the benefit of residents, visitors and newcomers alike.
In an emergency you should ring 999.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea, as well as producing legislation and guidance on maritime matters and certification to seafarers.
Coastguard at MCA HQ, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1EG
Tel: (02380) 329486 (office Hours)
Dorset Council covers Education, Social Services, Police, Fire, Highways, Footpaths, Transportation, Libraries, Refuse Disposal, Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Trading Standards, Housing, Refuse Collection, Environmental Health, Council Tax Collection, Planning, Street Cleaning, Licensing, and Improvement Grants.
County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ.
Tel: (01305) 221000
There have been floods in Winfrith in the past – the last serious one was probably 1993 – but work on the river has made this very unusual.We have a local Flood Plan Jan 2016
Our Flood Warden is Brenda Mustoe (01305) 852009.
Information about flooding risk in general and flood warnings when it’s been raining a lot, are published on the Environmental Agency website. See also: River Win, Water Supply (further down this page).
The power supply to the village is by Southern Electricity, now known as SSE (the link to SSE's website is above). There is one power line coming in from the direction of the main road, and another from the other end of the village, so it’s quite usual for one end of the village to have power when they other hasn’t.
The telephone number to report a power cut is now the same everywhere: dial 105
Yes, we think it’s a bit over-the-top calling the Win a river, but that’s its official name. It goes up very quickly when we have a lot of rain, but goes down equally quickly once the rain has stopped.
If you own a property which borders on the Win, you have certain responsibilities as what is termed a “riparian owner” – the Environment Agency have a leaflet on it which you can click on the website link above or, download here
Winfrith’s rubbish is collected on Fridays. Ordinary rubbish and recycling are on alternate weeks (i.e. each is collected fortnightly) but food waste is collected weekly.
There is a charged garden waste collection service. Each house has been provided with separate bins for rubbish, recycling and food waste, though if you are in a situation where wheelie bins are difficult (e.g. you live in the middle of a terrace) your property may be provided with bags.
For full infomation including dates of collections including over bank holidays see the website link above.
The First Schools in Winfrith and West Lulworth amalgamated some years ago to form the Lulworth & Winfrith C of E First School, now serving 4-11 year olds.Graded “outstanding” by Ofsted in 2011 and 'Good' by Ofsted in 2017.
School Lane, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset DT2 8JL
Tel: (01929) 400330
There is a privately managed Pre-school on the Winfrith site that takes children from the age of 2.5 years and also one associated with the school based at the nearby Lulworth Army Camp.
Tel: (01305) 851877