Transport News for September 2020

Autumn Term starts for pupils at Beaminster and Greenford School on Monday 7 September

BUSES First Wessex services starting on Monday 7 September are open to the public.

The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965), run by Dorset Council’s passenger services, to Dorchester on Tuesdays and Thursdays has re-opened and leaves Maiden Newton Old School at 1030, returning from Trinity Street at 1300. Ring before 15.00 on Monday or Wednesday to book. These buses will start from Cattistock Square by request at booking.  Fares £2.50 single £5 return.

Dorset Community Transport (01258 287980), a private company, also offer  3 services from Maiden Newton each week. To use any of these services you must be registered  with the Company and  then book your seat, and arrange your pick up point, before 1430 on the day before you want to travel. Each adult return fare is  £6 on all 3 services. DCT  now  accepts the national concessionary bus passes.

Every Wednesday to Dorchester The bus, from Broadwindsor to Dorchester, passes through Maiden Newton about 10.00. The return service leaves Trinity Street at 13.20.  Ring by 14.30 on Tuesdays to book your seat and confirm your pick up point.

Thursday 3 September to Yeovil   The bus leaves the Dorchester Road stop at 09.32 and the War Memorial at 09.34. The drop off point is close to M&S and the return service leaves from the same place at 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Wednesday and confirm your pick up point.

Every Friday to Bridport  The bus leaves the War Memorial at 09.15 and the return service leaves Bridport about 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Thursdays  and confirm your pick up point.

Bus time tables are available at the Maiden Newton and Cattistock Stores.


Trains  GWR hope to re-instate their services on our line to the pre COVID-19 level at the end of August.  Please make full use of the services.

 From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757    1037    1138    1336    1643    1837    1943    2240
0753  1038    1100    1135   1345   1638  1854          1935    2242                               

The 1100 finishes on 12 September.
1017  (30 August only)  1130  1525   1937    2243

TRAINS from Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol

Monday to Friday

0558(from 7 September)   0709         0918    1141    1347    1533    1754    2045

Saturdays   From 14 September

0709    0918    1143    1347    1533(from 23 September)  16 37 (until 14th) 1755     2048


0830    1132    1439    1635    1821    2034

Check timetable B1 pages 32-38, available from No 64, the news agents and Coffee Shop

or on-line to confirm times.



Rachel Clark (01300 320065) continues to take the bookings requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital  appointments, dentists or opticians or to visit close relatives or friends in hospital.

Please give at least 24 hours notice.


Contact Sally (01300 320969) for more details.


Sally Falkingham  Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish CouncilsTransport Representative