LATEST NEWS FROM MELBURY OSMOND


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

The next Parish Council Meeting is Monday September 20th 2021 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall - all welcome. 

 


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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We have our officer from the Neighbourhood Policing Team joining us for the coffee morning on Thursday, October 7th.

PC Alex Bishop will be answering questions and offering advice so please come along and talk to him about any concerns you may have.

Dorset Police say - we are committed to working in partnership with the community and recognise that by keeping the public informed together we can all help to make Dorset safer and make Dorset feel safer. 

 

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 

 

VILLAGE PUB NIGHT 

THE BIG QUIZ NIGHT

 

 

Please put the date in your diary - more news to follow on this popular night.
Start putting together your teams and brushing up on your general knowledge!

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 is needed to two of the larger swings so we apologise that they have been removed for the time being but the smaller ones are still there.

If you would like to help us fundraise for replacement swings or make a donation towards new ones please contact the clerk. 


Old melbury

Old melbury post office