If you would like to inform the village of an event, please email info@melburyosmond.co.uk

Help - Can you spare the odd half hour every few weeks in the summer to mow a small patch of grass in the churchyard? Fast start lawnmower supplied Phone Richard 01935 83464 


Nearby Local Event  - Saturday, February 23rd Maiden Newton Annual Potato Day

Lenten Lunch - Monday March 11th details here 

The latest PC Meeting will be Tuesday, January 15th - all welcome - agenda here

Scam advised to us by Dorset police regarding doorstop selling with men purporting to be newly released prisoners selling items like dishcloths, gardening gloves to make a living. Suggested you contact Anna Roxburgh if you wish to put a notice in your window saying you do not buy from sellers at the door. It is a criminal offence to sell without a pedlars certificate, and you have the right to ask to see one. Do not open the door if you have concerns over unexpected callers.

There is a Melbury Osmond Facebook page (not the parish council's) if you want to share anything to do with Melbury Osmond or see more about the village  

Click here for village hall events including

March 9th - Folk Duo Ninebarrow 



March 29th - Titanic Talk from Eric Flounders


Melbury Osmond Book Group - Meets about once a month or so on a Thursday evening. For more details go to events page

Melbury Osmond Village Hall -Tea, cakes & coffee - served in the village hall on the first Thursday of every month
0930-1200 £2 Starts February 2018 i.e. no January meeting
(In aid of the village hall refurbishment)

Boules - Every Tuesday on the Rec at 4 pm and the more the merrier so please come along.

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The parish council would like to thank 
Dorset Popp for their support.



This website has been created to meet the Parish Council’s statutory obligations for transparency so on it you will find information about the council's meetings, finances and decisions.

It also aims to encourage the participation of the community in the council's work and in the life and activities of the village so includes more general information, for both Melbury Osmond residents and visitors, on the local societies, clubs, events and businesses.

Melbury Osmond village is a small rural community of seventy-five or so homes set in tranquil countryside twelve miles North West of the county town of Dorchester. The village is steeped in history; mentioned in the Domesday Book, it has a beautiful Grade 1 church, St Osmund's that dates back to 1550. In this church, Thomas Hardy’s parents, Jemima Hand and Thomas Hardy Snr, were married in 1839 and also his grandparents some years before. Hardy knew the village well and in his novels, it is known as Great Hintock.

Melbury Osmond is a beautiful place to live and a delightful one to visit and the Parish Council will continue to work diligently with the community to ensure that it remains so