Half Term for Dorset Schools is Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June


The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965), run by Dorset Council’s passenger services, to Dorchester on Tuesdays and Thursdays is still running during lockdown. Due to Covid restrictions on the number of passengers, there may have to be two buses on the service.  The first bus leaves Maiden Newton Old School at 1000, returning from Trinity Street at 1300 and the second at 10.45 returning at 1345.   Ring before 15.00 on Monday or Wednesday to book and to learn of the bus service to which you have been allocated. 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  2 services from Maiden Newton each week and a third twice a month. 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.

Thursdays 6 and 20 May to Yeovil   The bus leaves the Dorchester Road stop at 09.32,  the War Memorial at 09.34 and Cattistock at 9.39. 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.  Pickups may be arranged at Frome St Quintin or Evershot.

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.


TRAINS  GWR are presently maintaining the full advertised service but there may have to be cancellations due to COVID-19 staff absences.  Please check before you plan to travel.  The summer timetable starts on Sunday 16 May.  Extra trains shown in bold

From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757    1037    1138    1336    1643    1837    1943  2242
0753  1032     1105    1135   1335   1635  1843  1935   2242          


1017   1130  1525       1937    2243

From Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol

Monday to Friday

0552  0707  0914   1140   1338  1526  1748  2040


0704    0912    1136    1336    1519 (until 15 May)   1636 (from 22 May)    1754      2045


0830   1131     1434   1635    1819   2034


Country Cars

At present Rachael is unable to take bookings for Country Car journeys.  I will be taking the the bookings requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital  appointments, dentists, opticians or attend COVID Vaccinations at Bridport on 01300 320969 until Rachael is ready to take over again.

Sally Falkingham  Maiden Newton & Frome Valley Parish CouncilsTransport Representative.