LATEST NEWS FROM MELBURY OSMOND


From time to time we have vacancies for councillors as we do currently (October 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.

 


POST OFFICE

You may have experienced some issues when asking for transactions that require internet access - Cllr Caesley is on the case! He has raised the matter with both the Post Office and our local MP Chris Loder - this is the Post Office response so it looks as though the problems may soon be resolved

 

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Join us for a spooky Halloween night at the Pub!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday October 29th, 6.30 pm

Get on your broomsticks and fly up to the village hall for a celebration of Halloween! Come in your witches and ghost costumes, bring your black cats and pumpkin lamps! 
Enjoy an evening of fine wines, beer ( including a special guest ale) soft drinks plus if you're hungry bowls of chilli con carne with bread available.

 

Chilli 

coffee morning

Join us for our coffee morning in the village hall for our coffee morning at 10am Thursday 7th October and then the first Thursday of each month to December.  We don’t have one in January but start again in February. 


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 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.

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 

 

 

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