See the latest edition of the Parish Pump for forthcoming events (link above)
Please see the latest information from the Safer New Forest Partnership HERE
New wireless broadband service available for properties to the North of Damerham - See 'The Internet and Broadband' section of Amenities for more details.
Further information and contact details for local groups and services may be found in the Damerham Welcome Pack
Deliveries of Milk, Bread, Papers
A milk and bread delivery service is available from:
Dairy Crest Ltd
The Chalk Pit Downton Road Salisbury SP2 8AU
Tel: 01722 415567
A paper delivery service is available from:
Alcove Newsagents 12 Salisbury Street Fordingbridge SP6 1AF
Tel: 01425 653083
The Sandleheath Village Store will reserve newspapers but does not offer a delivery service.
Sandleheath Stores and Post Office
Monday - Saturday 7.00am to 6.30pm
Sunday 9.00am to 11.00am
Monday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday 9.00pm to 1.00pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Doctors and Dentists
There are two local doctors:
Fordingbridge Surgery Bartons Road Fordingbridge SP6 1RS
Tel: 01425 653430
Cranborne Surgery Pennys Lane Cranborne Wimborne BH21 5QE
Tel: 01725 517272
There is a dental surgery in Fordingbridge:
Fordingbridge Dental Practice Highfield House Bartons Road Fordingbridge SP6 1JD
Tel: 01425 652331
(Please contact the dental surgery to find out if it is able to accept new NHS patients)
Emergency / Useful Numbers
Southern Electricity Emergency Number: 0845 770 80 90
Southern Electricity General Enquiries: 0845 744 4555
Contact NFDC Customer Services Department: 023 8028 5000 option 4.
or for East Dorset areas: 01305 221040.
In a genuine emergency you should use the normal emergency number - 999.
For non-emergency calls you can dial 101 to report vandalism, abusive behaviour, anti social behaviour and similar matters.
The general number for contacting the police is 0845 045 45 45.
You can report pot holes to the Hampshire County Council 0845 8504422 or by email to http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/MapLocate.aspx?calltype=POTC&class=ROAD&
Bournemouth and West Hampshire leak line: 08005 878 979
Bournemouth and West Hampshire Customer Service: 01202 590059
Fluffy Chicks Parent and Toddler Group
Fluffy Chicks meets every Tuesday during school term time 9.30 - 11.45 at Damerham Village Hall.
There is a wide variety of activities for pre-schoolers, crafts, music, and a dedicated, well equipped area for babies.
£2.00 per session includes a drink and healthy snack for the little ones and tea or coffee for the parents and carers.
All are very welcome!
Fordingbridge Library is at:
Roundhill Fordingbridge SP6 1AQ
Tel: 01425 652639
You can obtain information from the Hampshire County Website at:
In addition the mobile library visits Damerham once a month on the third Wednesday:
(more information from 01425 474198)
Council – Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and Damerham Parish Council.
Hampshire County Council
Web site: http://www.hants.gov.uk/
Damerham is within the Fordingbridge Division of Hampshire County Council and our Councillor is Edward Heron
New Forest District Council
Web Site: http://www.nfdc.gov.uk/
Damerham is in the Downlands and Forest Ward of New Forest District Council. Our Councillor is Edward Heron.
Damerham Parish Council
Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club For The Blind
We provide services for blind and visually impaired persons living in the Ringwood and Fordingbridge areas, including Damerham. The club meets at the Greyfriars Activities Centre, Ringwood twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 2 - 4 pm. Transport, afternoon tea and entertainment is provided. We also have a team who visit housebound members to offer help and advice. New members and volunteers are always welcome.
Please contact us via the Contacts page.
Schools In The Area
The Western Downland Primary School has an Infants School in Damerham and a Juniors School in Rockbourne.
Full details are on their web site :
Shopping In And Around Damerham
There is a small shop attached to the Garage in Bridge Street which sells soft drinks, ice cream and confectionery.
There is a Village Store in Sandleheath which incorporates a sub Post Office.
It offers an “open all hours service” which means if the shop lights are on (probably up to approx 9:30pm and most of Sunday) you may ring the shop door bell and someone will come and serve you.
The nearest town for shopping is Fordingbridge which has a wide range of shops including a Co-Op, Tesco Express, a barber, hairdresser and DIY shops.
Some shops in Fordingbridge close at lunch time on Thursdays.
The Internet And Broadband
Broadband is available in Damerham (the exchange is Rockbourne, BT code STROCKB).
As a guide, some areas in the village now have access to SuperFast Broadband (BT call it infinity, other providers may call it FTTC or Fibre To The Cabinet). Speeds vary depending on distance from the cabinet, or in the case of ADSL or normal Broadband, distance from the exchange - mostly Rockbourne although some properties in the South of the Parish are served from Cranborne.
You can check availability for your own telephone line at the BT wholesale web site:
There is also now a wireless internet service available from Cranborne. This service is based on a main fibre connection linked across the area by wireless transmitters. At the time of writing, properties to the North of Damerham may be in the line of sight for this service but there are plans to expand this network as the oportunity for more transmitters comes up. Here is a brief (but better) description of what they do and how to contact them:
Morion Broadband is a local provider of superfast broadband over a wireless network. The hub at Cranborne is fed by a fibre connection which then delivers wireless broadband via a network of transmitters which have recently expanded to include coverage towards the parish of Damerham. Connection can be achieved where there is a direct line of sight from your property to a Morion transmitter. North End Damerham currently falls within the range of Morion's Blagdon Hill transmitter - so properties in this area are most likely to make a connection currently. Residential and Business packages are available offering download speeds from 10MB to 30MB. For more information please visit our website: www.morionbroadband.com or further inquiries to Kate Smith on 0800 756 3891.
Waste Collection/Disposal, Recycling Centre
Household rubbish is collected on Thursdays in most of the village, although it is Monday for Lopshill, Lower Daggons, a couple of South End properties, The Common and Boulsbury
Recycling bags (paper, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles etc.) are collected on the same day.
A garden waste collection scheme is also available, for details see:
Cardboard, paper, and plastic should be placed in the clear recycling bags which are supplied by NFDC.
There are paper and glass recycling containers in the lay-by on the road between Damerham and Sandleheath and also in the car park in Fordingbridge (behind the Co-Op).
NFDC operate a service for Disposal Of Large Household Items, details at:
There is a recycling centre at Somerley:
Somerley Recycling Centre
Verwood Road Ringwood Forest BH24 3PL
For directions you can use a service such as:
Western Downland Care Group
We are a voluntary group offering the following services:
Transport to appointments
Emergency pet care
Reading to the partially sighted
Form filling and letter writing
We can also consider solutions to other problems.
We are always looking for additional volunteer drivers so if you can drive for us, or help in any other way, then please contact us!