A short miscellany of information about Wimborne Minster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to Park

Wimborne has over 2000 parking spaces central to the town centre.

Click here for where to park: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/parking/find-a-carpark/find-a-car-park.aspx#/

East Dorset Tourist Information Centre

Wimborne Minster is home to the East Dorset Tourist Information Centre.

Contact: 01202 886116 / eastdorsettic@priest-house.co.uk

Caring for you

Dog Friendly

  • Many of our local businesses and enterprises in Wimborne are more than accommodating with dogs, check on our Business Listings page to see which ones are listed.

  • If they're dog friendly they'll have the below logo on their profile.

  • To keep our town clean and friendly we do ask that you clean up after your dog and keep them under control for the duration of your visit.

  • Add the dog logo, please!

Dementia Friendly

Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community exists to address four key priorities. These have been identified at a National level but tailored to meet the needs of local communities:

  • To raise the awareness of dementia in the local community
  • Commit to Action Plans
  • Sign up to a National Dementia Declaration
  • Create Dementia Friendly Communities

For more information, please contact Debbie Horlock through the Alzheimer’s Society local office in Branksome (01202 764352 or email to Debbie.Horlock@alzheimers.org.uk)

Dial a Ride

  • Dial a Ride (DAR), is a voluntary, not for profit, transport service operating in the East Dorset District Council area, Merley and Broadstone.
  • If you need a lift to the doctor, shopping etc., or if you’d like to volunteer with Dial a Ride, Contact: 01202 880699. (please note you MUST book in advance)


Caring for the environment

Fair Trade Wimborne

Fairtrade puts more power into the hands of such producers and demonstrates that there are alternatives to large-scale trade, alternatives that work for the producers and for us as consumers.

Wimborne is a Fair Trade town, and has a Fair Trade shop, Fair Ground, at The Corn Market.

Wimborne War on Waste

Wimborne War on Waste (WoW) is a focused and dynamic grassroots community group that seeks to raise awareness about the environmental impact of single use plastic. Our aim is to inspire people to rethink and reduce their use of single use plastic. We work closely with local Councils, MPs, Wimborne BID, Charities and other community groups. Wimborne Minster is officially the 32nd community in the UK to achieve Plastic Free Status from Surfers Against Sewage.

Caring for Business

Wimborne BID

Wimborne Minster is a BID town. This means we have a Business Improvement District (BID). The BID is a business-led and –funded organisation delivering projects to improve the business environment.

Contact the BID: office@wimborne.info

Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Wimborne has an active Chamber of Trade dating back many years.

The Chamber currently supports businesses through fortnightly virtual meetings. For more information on joining, contact: Nathan.Start@sjpp.co.uk or aaron@avencia.tax.


Wimborne is twinned with Valognes in France and Ochsenfurt in Germany.

For more information on the Twinning committees, please see: https://www.wimborne.gov.uk/the-town/town-twinning/.