Posted on: 05 June 2020

White Glove Auction

Posted by
Charterhouse Auctioneers & Valuers

The David and Ann Graves 59 lot collection of modern art was a sell out at the Charterhouse live online auction on Thursday 4th June where it totalled £31,360 on the auctioneers hammer.

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Posted on: 02 June 2020

The Sherborne Market on 21st June 2020.

Posted by
Sherborne Chamber of Trade & Commerce

On behalf of The Sherborne Market

Dear all,

It is with great happiness and relief that we are putting on The Sherborne Market on 21st June 2020. A year since the first one.

The market will be scaled back and there will be distancing between stalls. The road closure will be in place along Cheap Street and Half Moon street from 7.30 a.m until 4 p.m. We have engaged Events Crew to man the road closure and have assigned two security people to the Abbey to ensure no one is inconvenienced by the market. All traders have been asked to take their rubbish but the security staff will double check all areas.

We would very much like any shops in town to have a FREE stall outside their business to engage with the public and chat with them about their business and how it has evolved and what services they can now offer. Please contact Jules to reserve your space asap via email otherwise it may be assigned to a stall holder.

The stalls will be more spaced out than the last market and we need to recruit a number of volunteers to be social distancing marshals just reminding people politely about spacing, they may have placards to politely remind people but they can also act as info points. Please contact Jules if you are able to volunteer, it only needs to be for a couple of hours not the whole day.

The stall holders will be asked to marshal their own queues appropriately and remind people about social distancing.  

We are very aware that people need to start trading again and do hope the market day will provide a step to normality while being a lovely, well managed and controlled day out. Please if you do have any concerns contact us.

Our Facebook and Instagram pages are The Sherborne Market

Best regards


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Posted on: 01 June 2020


Posted by
The Jerram Gallery



Friday, 12th June to Friday, 3rd July, 2020 at

The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset

Open daily from 9.30 - 5.00 Tuesday to Saturday

The complete exhibition can be viewed online

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Posted on: 29 May 2020

Opening time - and Auctions

Posted by
Charterhouse Auctioneers & Valuers

Having had their doors shut to clients for weeks due to the global Coronavirus pandemic Charterhouse in Sherborne are looking to re-open the doors of their salerooms in Sherborne from 15th June.

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Posted on: 28 May 2020

Sherborne Household Recycling Centre -Re Opening
Sherborne Household Recycling Centre -Re Opening
Posted by
Dorset Council

Dorset Council is pleased to announce that Sherborne Household Recycling Centre (HRC, or “the tip”) on West Mill Lane will be re-opening on Tuesday 2 June.

However, there will be different measures in place for visitors to follow if they want to drop off their waste, which will involve being redirected to another location first.

Sherborne HRC was the only Dorset Council recycling centre not to reopen earlier in May. This is because it shares an access road with a Waste Transfer Station, which is where the waste at the kerbside goes after collection. More planning was required to prevent queuing traffic – seen at all other HRCs across Dorset - disrupting bin collections by obstructing waste collection vehicles.

Dorset Council’s Waste Service officers have been working closely with Sherborne Town Council for the last few weeks and have found a solution that prevents excessive traffic queues, but also allows residents to drop off waste that cannot be safely stored at home.

When the Sherborne HRC re-opens on Tuesday 2 June, all visitors should proceed to the Terrace Playing Fields car-park (situated on the southern edge of Sherborne at Dancing Hill). Here, you will take a paper ticket (like a supermarket deli counter) and join the queue for the HRC. When the queue at the HRC becomes short enough, you will be directed by on-site staff to travel to the HRC to drop off your waste. Visitors without a ticket will not be able to enter the recycling centre.

Visitors are reminded that social distancing measures are in place at all HRCs. Please note: -

  • Do not arrive at the Terrace Playing Fields car park early – operating hours are 9am to 6pm daily
  • Do not visit the HRC directly or if you are unwell
  • Stay 2m away from all people on site outside of your household
  • HRC staff will not be able to assist with carrying items
  • Only one person should leave the vehicle to unload waste, two if unloading heavy items
  • Please bring a maximum of two waste types per visit
  • Reuse areas will remain closed
  • Charges still apply for some waste types, but contactless payments only – no cash.
  • On your return from the HRC, please remember not to touch your face and to wash your hands for 20 seconds on arrival at your destination.

Cllr Tony Alford, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, said:

“We’ve been working hard planning how we can re-open Sherborne HRC without disrupting kerbside collections and I’d like to extend my gratitude to Sherborne Town Council for their help in finding a solution that works for everyone.

If you do need to visit Sherborne HRC, be prepared for delays. We’ll have friendly employees and volunteers at both sites to let you know what you must do.

We will get things back to normal when visitor numbers drop to manageable levels and/or social distancing restrictions are relaxed. In the meantime, we kindly ask everyone to have patience and understanding while these temporary arrangements are in place.”



Posted on: 18 May 2020

Cancellation of Current Events

Posted by
Tourist Information Centre

The Government restrictions in response to COVID-19 have led to the cancellation of current events so there will be no issue of What’s On again this month.

Sadly there are daily reports of local event cancellations, including:

Yeovilton Air Day

Dorset County Show

Great Dorset Steam Fair

Bath and West Show

Camp Bestival

Chesil Rocks

Jurassic Fields Music Festival

We hope very much that these will all return bigger and better next year.

Currently, the Council and the Visit Dorset team are advising visitors that the county’s facilities are extremely limited at present; ‘Think twice about visiting Dorset right now.’

Please see for additional details.

We look forward to being able to send news of many and varied events again soon, but in the meantime we hope you keep safe and well.

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Posted on: 08 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Posted by
Somerset County Council

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.



Posted on: 30 March 2020

Dorset Waste services: Important new rubbish and recycling guidance for all Dorset residents
Dorset Waste services: Important new rubbish and recycling guidance for all Dorset residents
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Dorset Council

Posted on March 29, 2020 26 Comments on Waste services: Important new rubbish and recycling guidance for all Dorset residents

As Dorset Council’s waste services begin to feel the pressure from coronavirus (COVID-19) employee absence and the need to introduce new safety measures to protect our workforce, we are asking residents to help us by changing the way they deal with their bins, litter and recycling.

Lower priority services such as bin deliveries and garden waste collections have now either been suspended or are on the verge of being halted. Therefore, due to these reduced staffing levels, we are now implementing the next stage of our plan to keep essential collections going.

  • We will no longer return to empty any missed bins until your next regular collection day. If your bins are missed, please bring them back in. Store your waste safely and put it out on your next appropriate collection day
  • We will pick up extra black bin rubbish only if your previous rubbish collection was missed. We will continue to pick up food waste weekly. You can also put out extra recycling provided it is separated correctly
  • Do not try to report missed collections to us. Visit our service disruption pages online to check if you are in an affected area
  • Remember to crush and flatten items (not glass) before throwing away, as this will help create space in your bins and our collection vehicles
  • Please continue to observe public health guidance on handling your waste. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, please double bag your waste and store for 72 hours before placing in your bin or blue sack. You should also wash your hands both before putting your bins out and after taking them back in
  • We recommend rinsing dirty rubbish and recycling items before placing in bins to reduce unpleasant odours.

    To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.


Posted on: 23 March 2020

Forthcoming Events

Posted by
Tourist Information Centre

Many events are currently being cancelled or postponed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

We encourage you to check in advance, either with the organiser or your local TIC, whether an event is going ahead.

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Posted on: 23 March 2020

The Royal Navy International Air Day- Cancelled

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Tourist Information Centre

Due to the unprecedented uncertainty due to Covid-19, it is with huge regret and disappointment that we have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Royal Navy International Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton on Saturday 11 July.

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