November 2017 - what does the future hold for West Dorset

The Big Quiz

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

Village Defibrillator - if you haven't attended  a training session but want to and would like to know more about it get in touch -

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 

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
0930-1200 £2
(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.

Dorset POPP

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.

Melbury Osmond

Melbury Osmond