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Cheselbourne Parish Council



1. CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): the Parish Council is organising a helpline facility for residents self-isolating. See the Coronavirus page on this website for details.

2. The Annual Parish meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 7pm on the 18th May 2020. This will be followed on completion by the Annual Parish Council meeting.

CHESELBOURNE (or Chesilborne) is a parish and small village of about 140 houses and a population of 296 (2011 census), situated 8 miles north-east of Dorchester station and 11 miles south-west of Blandford  in the chalk downlands of West Dorset. The Parish Church of St. Martin (diocese of Salisbury) is a flint and stone church in the Gothic style with parts dating back to the 13th century, which sits centrally in the village. There is also a village school catering for primary school children from Cheselbourne and the surrounding area. Cheselbourne has a village hall which is used by the school during the day, for various events during evenings and weekends and is available for hire. There is also a public house the Rivers Arms (currently for sale/to let) at the Southern entrance to the village.

The Parish Council meets in the Village Hall on the first Monday in the month, every 2 months and everyone is welcome to attend. We currently have a vacancy for a councillor, so get in touch if you think you might like to come and join us.