Half Term for Dorset Schools is Monday 26 – Friday 30 October.  No School buses.


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  have re-instated most of  their services on our line to the pre COVID-19 level.   Please make full use of the services.

From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757    1037    1138    1336    1643    1837    1943
0753  1032   1135   1335   1638  1843  1935   2242                               
1017   1130  1525       1937    2243

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

Monday to Friday

0707     0914   1140    1338    1526    1748    2040


0704    0912    1136    1336    1521    1754    2045


0830    1131    1434    1635    1819    2034

Sat3/Sun4 October Engineering Works Buses Frome to Westbury  Check timetable changes.

Sat 24/Sun25 October Engineering Works Dorchester West to Weymouth  Check timetable changes.


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.

We need more drivers  Contact Sally (01300 320969) for more details and application  forms.


Report kindly provided by Sally Falkingham

Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative