Area of Administration

The area administered by Frome Valley Parish Council incorporates the historical ecclesiastical parishes of Cattistock, Frome St Quintin and Chilfrome.  Each of the three constituent parishes is represented on the Parish Council.  The part of Dorset covered by the Frome Valley Parish Council is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within the beautiful rural heart of West Dorset about 10 miles (16Km) North of Dorchester, the county town of Dorset.  The area is bounded by the A37 road to the East and the A356 to the West.  The Council takes its name from the River Frome that runs through the valley, and hence the Parish area, from North to South..  The area administered is an intrinsic part of the famous author Thomas Hardy's "Wessex".   See the Parish Map for more detail about the location






There are a total of 12 Councillors with 7 representing the residents of Cattistock, 3 representing Frome St Quintin and a further 2 representing Chilfrome.   There is also a part-time Parish Clerk who carries out the routine Council administration.  Go to the The Council page for information about the Councillors, Clerk and how to contact the Council. 


Currently there are 2 vacancies, both for Frome St Quintin Councillors.  So if you feel you would like to serve the community by becoming a Councillor please contact any of the current Councillors or the Parish Clerk.


Normally Frome Valley Parish Council meets every two months, usually on the last Monday of  January, March, May, July, September and November but sometimes the arrangements are altered.  At each Council meeting the dates for the next meeting are set and recorded in the minutes.  So go to the latest minutes on the  Minutes/Agenda page to find the date of the next meeting.



Council Organisation

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