Knightsford Parish Council

Since 1973, West Stafford has been grouped together with the neighbouring parishes of West Knighton, Woodsford and Tincleton to form

Knightsford Parish Council.


Four elected representatives from West Stafford join the nine Parish Councillors from the other villages to meet once a month to discuss and decide on Parish matters.


Each village within the group must hold two Parish Meetings a year as a forum for village matters. Some issues may have to be referred to the Parish Council.

If you have any queries regarding anything in the village then please contact any of your councillors.

Knightsford Parish Council (KPC) Meeting:

During the pandemic and lockdown KPC have continued to be active and have conducted monthly meetings by Zoom. 


During the past year subjects appropriate to West Stafford include:-

  1. Flooding on the roundabouts between West Stafford and Dorchester – Roland Tarr our County Councillor has been pursing this matter and it is believed that the matter is on the Highways Agenda.

  2. Allotment provision in West Stafford, although sufficient members of prospective users had been received, there would not appear to be any available land in the village or surrounding area.

  3. The land to the east of Wynd Close has now been purchased by Montpellier Developments and a Zoom meeting was held with the developer at which questions were raised regarding Street Lighting,, Parking provisions, Upkeep of common areas, assurance that current residents of Wynd C;lose would not be affected by construction vehicles during the building phase.   All our questions were satisfactorily agreed by Montpellier.

  4. Sandy Tubby was elected as our new Chairperson following the untimely death of Alan Thacker.   Tributes were paid for all the work he carried out over his years as Chairman.

  5. Grit Bins in the village have been checked with thanks to Mr Tim Pryce and replenished where necessary.

  6. A presentation was given to the meeting regarding proposals for a cycle route from Broadmayne to Dorchester.   The proposal was that this would be through West Knighton and West Stafford.   Neither West Knighton and West Stafford Councillors would agree to this proposal due to safety considerations.

  7. Meeting will continue by Zoom while the current restriction are in force.

KPC Councillors


Sandy Tubby


Gordon Shaw


Paul Thompson


Richard Clegg

Knightsford Parish Council site

Alan Thacker

Chair of KPC

It is with considerable sadness that we record the death of Alan, who was Chairman of Knightsford Parish Council and a District Councillor for many years. Alan attended many of our Village Parish Meetings and often acted as Chairman. He spent many hours working for the local community and he will be missed.

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