News

This page provides news, stories and information on events in and around Fontmell Magna parish.

News and information on current events can also be found in the parish's monthly newsletter The Gossip Tree.

FONTMELL MAGNA ROYAL CELEBRATIONS

FONTMELL MAGNA ROYAL CELEBRATIONS

Published: 11 May 22

Look out for the June Gossip Tree as the final programme of the day and all the latest information will be included in that issue! Read More...

Do you have children under 16?

Do you have children under 16?

Published: 11 May 22

We would like to present every child, aged 16 and under, who lives in the Parish of Fontmell Magna, with a Jubilee gift similar to that shown below. Read More...

Fontmell Magna Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Report 2021/22

Fontmell Magna Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Report 2021/22

Published: 4 May 22

Fontmell Magna 🇬🇧 And Annual Parish Meeting, May 18th, 7pm! Everyone welcome!🇬🇧 📝 Annual Report 2021/22📝 Read More...

Pop up Cafe 2022

Pop up Cafe 2022

Published: 4 May 22

Open Again, Every Wednesday until September 7th. 204pm at the Village Hall Read More...

🧐THE HISTORY OF FONTMELL MAGNA🧐

🧐THE HISTORY OF FONTMELL MAGNA🧐

Published: 27 Apr 22

THE FONTMELL MAGNA ARCHIVE SOCIETY! DO YOU LOVE HISTORY? Read More...

The Farrant Singers are coming to Fontmell Magna!

The Farrant Singers are coming to Fontmell Magna!

Published: 11 Apr 22

***UPDATED APRIL 28TH *** A wonderful evening of entertainment at St Andrews Church, Fontmell Magna Read More...

APRIL 2022 COMMUNITY SURVEY

APRIL 2022 COMMUNITY SURVEY

Published: 10 Apr 22

NOW CLOSED PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SHORT SURVEY BEFORE APRIL 21ST 2022 Read More...

Road Safety in Fontmell Magna

Road Safety in Fontmell Magna

Published: 29 Mar 22

Various activities are taking place in Fontmell aimed at making our roads safer for all users. Read More...

Homes For Ukraine Scheme!

Homes For Ukraine Scheme!

Published: 21 Mar 22

The Government has now published information about the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme, where people can offer to open their homes to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. Click here for more information and further links. Please encourage anyone interested in the scheme to register their interest via the gov.uk link above. Read More...

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE,

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE,

Published: 21 Mar 22

DINAHS HOLLOW, MELBURY ABBAS (NIGHT WORKS) From March 28th Click for link to Information Read More...

Parish Council Community Meeting

Parish Council Community Meeting

Published: 15 Mar 22

All Welcome - Please join us on Wednesday 16th March, 7pm at the Village Hall for your community meeting. Read More...

FONTMELL MAGNA - UKRAINE DONATIONS

FONTMELL MAGNA - UKRAINE DONATIONS

Published: 13 Mar 22

For those interested in donating there is a collection point at Spring head next week Please read this poster for details. 🌟Please take note of what is needed🌟 Read More...

Garden Club Meeting

Garden Club Meeting

Published: 13 Mar 22

TIS THE SEASON TO GET GROWING! Ensuring a healthy Vegetable Garden with Sally Gregson - Fontmell Magna Village Hall on Thurs 17th March! Read More...

🌟Spring Meadows New Road Names🌟

🌟Spring Meadows New Road Names🌟

Published: 11 Mar 22

You may recall from the recent residents’ survey that the names ‘Westgate’ and ‘Home Field’ came top in polling. Unfortunately ‘Westgate’ is not acceptable as it's the name of living residents and thereby contravenes a Dorset Council policy, and ‘Home Field’ is already in use for a road in Shaftesbury which could cause address confusion at the Post Office. ‘Sutton View’ and ‘Old Crown Road’ came 3rd and 4th respectively in the polling and are therefore adopted as the next options. Read More...

A Memorial for Gary Payne

A Memorial for Gary Payne

Published: 5 Mar 22

For those of you who remember Gary Payne and the efforts he made to keep Fontmell Magna in pristine shape over the last 30 or so years, prior to his sad death in December, the Fontmell Magna Public Amenity Site Trust is attempting to raise money in order to purchase a seat, with a plaque, and install it at Middle Mill, as a memorial to him and to show the village's gratitude for all the hard work he has given, for free, over the years. Click for further details on donating. Read More...

Safer roads for all.

Safer roads for all.

Published: 5 Mar 22

Find out what your Parish Councillors have been up to behind the scenes: Road safety in your village and surrounding parish. Read More...

Upcoming Temporary Road Closure Notice

Upcoming Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 2 Mar 22

Parsons Lane, Hartgrove. March 14th 2022 Read More...

Upcoming Temporary Road Closure Notice

Upcoming Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 1 Mar 22

Parsons Lane. Hartgrove March 9th start date. Read More...

Fitness and family Fundraiser

Fitness and family Fundraiser

Published: 1 Mar 22

Saturday April 23rd 10am - 1pm Sturfit Sports Centre Read More...

New Development Road name UPDATE

New Development Road name UPDATE

Published: 24 Feb 22

Spring Meadows – Street Names Poll Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 24 Feb 22

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for C13 Melbury Abbas to Iwerne Minster (White Pit Lane to Sunrise Business Park) Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 24 Feb 22

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for B3091 Gupples Lane to Manston Gate Cottage including works on Keybrook Bridge Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 24 Feb 22

SUTTON HILL, SUTTON WALDRON Read More...

New housing development road name survey

New housing development road name survey

Published: 13 Jan 22

Vote now for the new Fontmell Magna housing development road name. Survey attached Read More...

News From the Springhead Trust

News From the Springhead Trust

Published: 6 Jan 22

Please click on title and then on the link to open and read the document. Read More...

Free ‘Startup School for Seniors’ course for Dorset residents

Published: 5 Dec 21

Startup School for Seniors is a free eight week eLearning course for unemployed Dorset residents, who are looking to start their own business. Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 23 Nov 21

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE, C52 BEDCHESTER Read More...

FREE SUNDAY BREAKFAST!

Published: 2 Nov 21

At Fontmell Village Hall at 9am Every First Sunday of the Month (excluding January) Read More...

Whats on at the Village Hall??

Published: 2 Nov 21

Activity Timetable Read More...

Fontmell Magna Community FREE Lunch Club

Published: 1 Nov 21

Next Lunch: Wednesday 24th November All are welcome to join us for a FREE LUNCH at Fontmell Magna Village Hall Doors open 12 noon Lunch served 12.30pm Read More...

Have Your Say! - Residents' Survey 2021

Published: 30 Oct 21

From Dorset Council; It’s the annual residents’ survey and we want to hear from you. Tell us what you think about where you live and how you feel about Dorset Council. The residents' survey is important to help us understand residents’ priorities and experiences and will help us make improvements to council services. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. You can find instructions on completing the survey below. Read More...

RECRUITING FOR THE DORSET LOCAL ACCESS FORUM NOW!

Published: 21 Oct 21

RECRUITING FOR THE DORSET LOCAL ACCESS FORUM NOW! Help IMPROVE public paths and open space in Dorset for walking, horse riding and cycling Read More...

Volunteers Needed in Fontmell Magna

Published: 21 Oct 21

The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of a small patch of communal land in the centre Fontmell Village Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Notice

Published: 1 Oct 21

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FONTMELL HILL, ASHMORE & FONTMELL MAGNA Read More...

Fontmell Friendship Garden

Published: 1 Jun 21

Details of arrangements for the Opening Day on 24th June 2021 Read More...

AGM and Annual Parish Meeting

Published: 3 May 21

Change of date and arrangements for the AGM and Annual Parish Meeting Read More...

Dorset National Park

Published: 7 Apr 21

The Spring Newsletter from the Dorset National Park team is available, highlighting the benefits that would accrue from a designated national park. Read More...

Fontmell Friendship Garden

Published: 5 Apr 21

Grand opening will take place on Saturday 26th June 1.00-4.00pm. Information on the events and how you can help. Read More...

Yeovil District Hospital Governor Elections 2021

Published: 24 Mar 21

Information about the upcoming YDH Governor Elections 2021. Read More...

Fostering in Dorset

Published: 26 Feb 21

Are you interested in Fostering? Read More...

Temporary Road Closure - West Street, Fontmell Magna

Published: 4 Feb 21

West St., is due to be closed between 54 West St., and Myrtle Cottage between 15th & 20th February 2021. It is anticpated the works will be completed by 19th February 2021. Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Melbury St. and Dinah's Hollow, Melbury Abbas

Published: 4 Feb 21

Melbury Street and Dinah's Hollow are due to be closed from 11th February 2021 for 5 days. It is however anticipated that the works will be completed on 11th February 2021. Read More...

Temporary Road Closure - West Street, Fontmell Magna

Published: 11 Jan 21

West St., Fontmell Magna is due to be closed at Pipers Mill between 18th & 22nd January 2021 Read More...

Cut Flower Garden

Published: 29 Dec 20

A community cut flower garden, for the benefit of all, behind the surgery in Fontmell Magna Read More...

Climate & Ecological Emergency

Published: 4 Dec 20

Dorset Council has published a strategy and action plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions Read More...

Census

Published: 29 Oct 20

The next census will take place on 21st March 2021. Click header for more information. Read More...

Parish Clerk and RFO

Published: 14 Oct 20

Our clerk, Marianne Wheatley, is stepping down from her role in the New Year. Read More...

Highways

Published: 14 Jul 20

Schedule of road closure in Fontmell parish for re-surfacing work to take place in August. Read More...

Annual Report 2019-20

Published: 22 Jun 20

In preparation for the AGM the PC's annual report for 2019/20 is now available for residents Read More...

AGM Meeting

Published: 1 Jun 20

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom on the 8th June Read More...

Community Support

Published: 28 May 20

There is a now a single support scheme running in Fontmell for the ordering and delivery of groceries Read More...

COVID-19 Response

Published: 12 May 20

Dorset COVID-19 Community Response team has issued a statement of ways people in self-isolation can get help Read More...

VE Day

Published: 1 May 20

Guidance is available on how to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Thursday 8th May. Read More...

Meetings Cancelled

Published: 29 Apr 20

No decision has been made as to when the next meeting will be held but it is anticipated that this will be before 31st July 2020. Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 26 Mar 20

From December 2020 the Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan will be afforded less weight in planning decisions. Read More...

The Big Bang

Published: 27 Feb 20

‘The Big Bang’ is a programme of UK-wide events to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Read More...

Vacancy - Councillor

Published: 3 Nov 19

There are currently 4 councillor vacancies. Please contact the Clerk if you would like to join Read More...

Gossip Tree Editors

Published: 1 Nov 19

Following Chris Bellers' departure from the village, the Gossip Tree will be taken forward by two new editors Read More...

Cranborne Chase

Published: 18 Oct 19

Cranborne Chase has become the first AONB to be formally designated an International Dark Sky Reserve. Read More...

Parish Litter Pick

Published: 19 Sep 19

The autumn litter pick will take place on Sunday 3rd November starting at the Village Hall at 10.30am. Read More...

Ideal Health Exhibition

Published: 30 Aug 19

Will be held at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton on Saturday September 7th from 10.00 – 2.30pm. Read More...

DIgital Norm

Published: 27 May 19

Superfast broadband is now available to 97% of Dorset's Premises. Read More...

Parish Council Election Result

Published: 29 Apr 19

Consequently, there are now three vacancies on the Parish Council. Read More...

Parish Litter Pick

Published: 3 Apr 19

The Annual Parish litter pick is taking place on Sunday 7th April in the Village Hall at 10:30 Read More...

Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 18 Nov 18

NDDC has decided to make the Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan Read More...

Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 16 Nov 18

The official result of the Neighbourhood Plan referendum is now published Read More...

Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 19 Oct 18

A drop-in session will be held on Saturday 10th November in the Village Hall between 10:00am-4:00pm Read More...

Annual Report 2017-18

Published: 30 May 18

The Parish Council's Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available to view. Read More...

Grand Auction of Promises

Published: 27 Apr 18

The Auction and Meal will be held in the Village Hall on 30th June 2018 to raise funds for St Andrews Church Read More...

220 Mile Hardy Walk

Published: 28 Mar 18

Margaret Marande, 81, from Fontmell Magna, is to walk the 220-mile Hardy Walk to raise funds for three good causes. Read More...

Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 16 Mar 18

The Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to NDDC for examination. Read More...

Conservation Area Appraisal

Published: 10 Feb 18

The Conservation Area Appraisal has been formally adopted by NDDC, with effect from 14th February 2018. Read More...

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