Dorset Schools break up for the summer on Friday 23 July 2021


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. 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 1,15 and 29 July 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.

From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757    1037    1138    1336    1643    1838    1943  2238
0753  1032     1105    1135   1335   1634    1937   2242          


1018   1132  1525       1937    2243

From Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol

Monday to Friday

0551  0707  0915   1140   1338  1527  1748  2041


0704    0912    1136    1336  1636     1754     2046


0830   1129     1433   1635    1819   2034

There will be major engineering works around Bristol Temple Meads from Sat 10 July to 3 Sept.  Check 24 hours prior to travelling beyond Westbury: for details of buses if any.


Country Cars

On 1 July Rachael Clark (01300 320065) will take over bookings  requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital  appointments, dentists, opticians or attend COVID Vaccinations at Bridport.

If you are interested in becoming a Country Car Driver please contact me for details on 320969.

Sally Falkingham  Maiden Newton & Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative.