History of our Village - Mentioned in the Domesday Book read more here and about the Ilchester Estates connection.
In 1906 Sir Frederick Treves born in Dorchester wrote that it was "the most charming village in these Western backwoods". We'd like to think it still is the most charming village - peaceful and tranquil but we'll forget the backwoods! Enjoy a stroll through our pretty village with an abundance of thatched cottages and attractive houses and you'll feel you've stepped back in time.
Take a look at our Events Page to see what's happening in the village. You don't have to be a resident to come along!
Cleaning materials provided so if you'd like to help tidy up any litter, clean the bus stop and phone box, or do a spot of weeding in the churchyard to keep our village looking tidy come along. Get stuck in with the rest of the enthusiastic team of cleaners!
Celebrate our 10th year of knitting for babies in South Africa - read more here
A stomping good performance expected on Thursday June 6th - more here
Boules every Tuesday starting May 7th at 4 pm by the tennis courts - weather permitting. All welcome to join in the fun
Monday, June 10th Annual Parish Meeting. 7.30pm in the village hall. The council will report on its activities for the last year and outline its intentions for the year ahead. Finances and budgets will be covered and the village can ask questions and comment. The PCC, Village Hall, Tennis Club and MOGSS will also give their annual reports.
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THERE IS A VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND LIVE WITHIN 3 MILES OF THE VILLAGE PLEASE CONTACT US AT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS AND THE CHAIRMAN WILL GET IN TOUCH
Read about the Thomas Hardy connection
The Parish Council would like to thank Dorset POPP for their assistance in the purchase of the village defibrillator.
The Village Hall Coffe Mornings - take place on the first Thursday of every month with homemade cakes, tea and coffee at a nominal cost with money going to the village hall restoration fund.
The annual MOGSS Show will be in August as usual so look out for more details and start planning your entries ( you need to be a member to enter)