Although in close proximity to the more urbanised and economic centres of Sherborne and Yeovil, public transport links are very limited. Villagers are very reliant on their own means of transport. Some limited tourism exists in the form of bed and breakfast and holiday units at Saxon Maybank. There is a vibrant village community centred around the Rose and Crown public house, the village shop/hairdressers, a sports and social club, an 'outstanding' primary school St Mary's CofE and the BA Village Hall that caters for many clubs, societies, community events and a twice weekly post office.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS, Bradford Abbas data 2018 estimated), circa 941 souls live in our area, with males 458, females 483, 0-17 yr olds 155, 18-64 yr olds 500 and 65+ yr olds 286. 2014 data highlights that here is a total of 811 households with 78.9% being owner occupied, 7.9% public rented, 11.1% privately rented, 2.1% other.