The Trust’s 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.




Membership Incentives Autumn 2018

Our current Membership Incentive can be found in Wareham Library in the shape of the ‘Nearly New Book Trolley’ with all books on sale at 90% OFF the published price, which means that you only pay 10p in the £1, and less.

All the proceeds are going to the management and maintenance of the Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden, to the rear of the Library.

Thus far, since the summer, the ‘trolley’ has raised enough money to pay for a large storage box, now situated within the garden, and housing two donated gazebos and a selection of gardening equipment.



Membership of the WDDT is FREE, all that we ask is that if, in the unlikely situation that the Trust cannot pay it’s debts, that you then contribute £1 towards paying those debts. If you are not already a Member then please complete, print out and return the Membership Form. If you are unable to print the form please contact us by EMAIL giving your name and address and we will post one to you.

Membership of WDDT

Membership of the Trust is FREE and it is open to anyone who lives or works in the Trust’s geographic area (see Area Map).

Full Membership is open to people over 18 years, and Youth Membership to younger people.

Business Membership is offered to all local businesses in our area.

Volunteering for WDDT

Be a doer - VOLUNTEER FOR WDDT! Good community projects, which serve the needs of disadvantaged people or the wider community, don’t happen by themselves. They happen because a minority of people get together and do it!

Wareham and District Development Trust is here to help the community, but also needs your help! If you have skills or experience such as:

  • Fundraising (events, promotions, writing bids)

  • Property conversion (design and practical work)

  • Organising volunteers

or perhaps you would be prepared to give up a few hours occasionally to help staff a stall, do a mailing, prepare refreshments, etc? Its fun, it’s satisfying, and it puts something back into the community! Some recent research shows that the happiest people are those who do voluntary work


Currently the Trust has approximately 400 full members, 20 youth members, and 20 local business members.

Registering as a member of WDDT means that you will:

Be entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting, make nominations for the Board, and participate in voting for Trustees.

Be able to volunteer your skills and time to an organisation that gets things done.

Feel part of a growing, new, and vibrant organisation, dedicated to improving services and facilities for people in its area.

To register as a member of the Wareham and District Development Trust, please type in, print out and post your Membership Application Form to WDDT at our registered office:

c/o Rempstone Estate Office
Cow Lane
BH20 4RD

Thank you!

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