Village Clean up date is Sunday September 24th - get in touch with the council or clerk for more information
The electricity work due to happen on August 1st has been postponed - new date TBC They had brought a lorry that was too large for the village road and you will receive another letter with details from SSE
This year's Village Fete & Flower Show is creeping up - Saturday, August 19th
Winter Dates for your Diaries
Friday, November 17th - Melbury Osmond spicy Curry Night
Friday, December 8th - The Big Quiz
There have been some recent break-ins to sheds & outbuildings in the village If you do see anyone behaving suspiciously report it to the Neighbourhood Watch team and if you feel it's appropriate the police.
Hug a Baby - thank you to everyone who supported this event we raised £629
Read a recently discovered 1965 article on Melbury Osmond
Future Dorset - Take a look this website to learn more about the proposed local government re-organisation
WDDC - Consultation for joint Local Plan Review
GP SERVICES - Read more here
Click here for village hall events 2017
Amazon Fraud Alert read more
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
(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.
Melbury Osmond Parish Council would like to thank Dorset POPP for their financial 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.
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