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.

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...