LATEST NEWS FROM MELBURY OSMOND


 Xmas Carols

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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR REFUSE COLLECTIONS - THEY WILL NOT BE CHANGING THE DAY - FRIDAY AS USUAL OVER THE HOLIDAYS - MORE HERE

 

 

 

Church Service 

 

 

THE BIG QUIZ - Friday December 10th


Doors open at 7pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7.30pm

Book your team in by contacting:

Annette on 01935 83659 annette.caesley@gmail.com OR

Barbara 01935 83265 rogerwaine11@gmail.com


 

 

We always try to have a theme for our BIG QUIZ NIGHT  so all is revealed ...... or is it?

Probably we've  all had enough of wearing masks but come on they can be fun; just think of a Masquerade Ball. Actually we can't run to that but our BIG QUIZ NIGHT is always a winner!

So wear an original mask of your own design, a pretty one you've bought, a face covering, a veil, a beautiful scarf .....or if you're happier in your blue paper face mask that's fine with us.

Whatever you decide you will enjoy a really fun evening, especially if you are competitive, so get your team together.

Tables are for 6 (£8 per person) Reserve a table to enjoy the high class buffet supper. There will be a fantastically stocked bar run by David Wheeler and his team. Plus a raffle with 3 great prizes.



THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE - CELEBRATION IDEAS WELCOME

Next year on 2nd to 5th June the Country is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Government’s programme is that on

  1. Thursday 2nd there will be beacons lit across the country and it would be nice if Melbury could join in
  1. Friday 3rd is a church service in London and there may be some celebration in our parish
  1. Saturday 4th is a party at Buckingham Palace and the Village Hall is looking at what entertainment might be appropriate to hold that evening
  1. Sunday 5th is slated to be the Big Jubilee Lunch

Both the Village Hall and the Parish Council would welcome some help in pulling together Melbury’s celebration of the Queen’s 70 year on the throne. If you are interested in helping please either get in contact with Jodie Carter the clerk to the parish council, any parish councillor or member of the village hall committee.

Let’s make this a celebration to remember, it will not happen again.

 


 

From time to time we have vacancies for councillors as we do currently (December 2021). If you live in the village and feel you have something to contribute please contact the councillors click here or the clerk Jodie Carter at

melburyosmond@dorset-aptc.gov.uk OR info@melburyosmond.co.uk

No particular qualifications are needed - it's all about meeting to discuss and act on issues of importance to the village community. We suggest that if you are interested that you click on this link that will take you to previous Meetings/Agendas where you can see the sort of issues discussed.

 

ANYONE FOR CRICKET?

 

Evershot has asked if Melbury would be interested in restarting the annual cricket match.

John Senior has agreed to canvas support for the idea from any players - male, female, young, old with bags of enthusiasm rather than skill. Although any skilled players could be our secret weapon!

Depending on numbers there could be two teams or a single wicket competition.

John believes there is a trophy somewhere so please get in touch with him if you would like to be in our team and bring it home to Melbury Osmond!

john@cheney-house.co.uk 01935 83229 

Melbury Osmond Garden and Show Society

Has a new Chairman so the society will continue but more members are needed for the new committee. If you are a member of MOGSS or would like to join and volunteer for the committee  please contact Sarah Ward on 

01935 83096/07805 694548

or e mail sarahmward63@gmail.com

The next Show, now approaching its 148th anniversary will hopefully held in summer 2022. The villagers and visitors love the event, a highlight in the calendar, so please think about helping so it can continue to be a fun day for all.

 

 

coffee morning

Join us for our coffee morning in the village hall  at 10am till 12 pm Thursday December 2nd. We don’t have one in January but start again in February. Drop in on your way to the Post Office.


The boule court on the Rec is open to everyone in the village and their visitors. You can play anytime of the day and any day of the week but a few villagers meet for a game at 4 pm on Tuesdays if you would like to join us then.House rules please - no football, no bikes etc only boules on the court.

The Playground

The playground can be used if government guidelines are adhered to- so please follow the link above to see what the current regulations are.

In addition please adhere to the advice below which is also displayed at the playground.
· Under 14s only to use equipment
· One family member per one child
· Please retain 1 metre distance from other users
· Please provide and use hand sanitiser gel or wipes before and after use
· Do not touch face after using equipment
· Consumption of food and drink is not permitted
· Please take litter home
Please note that playground equipment is inspected annually by RoSPA with the last inspection carried out May 2021 - some repair/replacement work was needed. That has now (October 2021) been completed with a new frame for the swings, meaning that due to budgets, there is now just one large and one small swing.

If you would like to help us fundraise for these works or make a donation please contact the clerk. 


Old melbury

Old melbury post office