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LATEST NEWS - 17th May 2023

1. The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall at 7pm on Monday 3rd July 2023.

2. The 20s Plenty web page has a new post with an update to the 20s Plenty project being pursued for the village by the Parish Council.


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 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. Agendas are posted on this website and the council noticeboards at the Rivers Arms and the School at least 3 working days prior to the meeting.