The Trustís geographic area includes most of the communities in the Purbeck district of Dorset, with the exception of Lytchett Minster, Upton, Swanage and the parishes between Studland and Worth Matravers. Click on the map to see the area in more detail.


WDDT Area Map

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If you're not familiar with this beautiful part of Dorset, and want to know more about the area, click here.




All involved with WDDT hope that you have enjoyed looking at our website (which has been funded thanks to our grant from the National Lottery 'Awards for All') and that some of you will want to join us.  For Membership Details - Click Here

For further general information, to offer your voluntary time, to suggest a good idea for a project, or to offer sponsorship or other financial support, please email: EMAIL US

Philip Daubeny


Harold Forbes


WDDT wishes to work in partnership with voluntary, private, or other statutory organisations wherever this is the best way of achieving a community project.

WDDT supported and participated in the formation of the Wareham Town Partnership.

WDDT also recognises all the help and support that we have already received from Dorset Community Action, local authorities and others, which has enabled us to develop so quickly and so successfully.

We invite you to visit the websites of some of our key local partners through the links below:

Wareham Town Council - The Parish council for our town - now with its own attractive new website

Purbeck District Council - Local District Council for Wareham, Swanage and the surrounding area

Dorset Community Action - Working to support local communities & voluntary organisations

Community Foundation - Formed to support community initiatives across Dorset

Development Trusts Association - General information about Development Trusts

Wareham Town Trust - official Wareham Bears Website - home of the Wareham Bears

Other sites of  interest ...

Walks with wheelchairs - a site aiming to provide a nationwide database of walks suitable for wheelchair users

Getabout Mobility - a site aiming to provide a nationwide database of information on accessibility of activities and attractions for people with disabilities, based on user-reviews.

Wareham Town Museum - Local museum including a section on Lawrence of Arabia


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