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LATEST NEWS - 7th July 2020:

1. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return for 2019-20 together with all supporting documents is available on the Accounts & Audits web page together with dates for the Exercise of Public Rights to view the council's full accounting records.

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

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.