A spring-line settlement along the northern margin of the Bride Valley, at the foot of the chalk scarp, about 145m (500ft) below the A35 main trunk road in south west Dorset, England. The village lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty some 14.5km (9 miles) west of Dorchester, 10km (six miles) east of Bridport and 5km (3 miles) from the sea at West Bexington. At the 2011 census the village comprised 195 dwellings housing a population of 359.
From the very beginning, way back in October 2021, when a group of residents first got together to discuss what the village might do for the Platinum Jubilee, the enthusiasm was palpable. That enthusiasm manifested itself into a profusion of creative ideas, culminating in all the wonderful events that came to pass over the Jubilee celebration period.Come the time, the village was delightfully festooned with bunting; majestic scarecrows made a royal entrance; a hugely informative history trail took people back in time via a map; vintage and state of the art vehicles showed off their elegance; there was an exclusive village fly-past; a wonderful seven decades exhibition put together by school children from Thorner’s was held at LATCH; trees planted; Andy & Liz at The White Horse hosted a day-long BBQ and live music on completion of the midday Duck Race; a Jubilee Anthem was sung in St Mary’s church, and a Jubilee Picnic, cake competition, Grand Draw and Bridport Big Band brought proceedings to a close on Jubilee Sunday, with the help of a passing downpour.Our grateful thanks to Village Webmaster, David Hearn, for the imaginative presentation of Platinum Jubilee information and also to the BVN Editorship for their Jubilee themed cover for June’s edition, and for their promotion of events leading up to this wonderful occasion.Well done, Litton Cheney! This was “community” at its very best and it was so much fun. To all those involved, a huge Thank You – You know who you are – and can we do it all again next year!
Litton Cheney Parish Council VacancyDo you want to make a positive difference in the Parish of Litton Cheney? Would you like to influence decisions that affect your community? Your Parish Council is looking to co-opt the right person to fill a vacancy.This is a voluntary role. Apart from attending six evening meetings per year (each meeting usually lasts up to a couple of hours), the amount of time required depends entirely on how much you are in a position to give. We are a friendly Parish Council and training and support is available. To be eligible, you must be 18 or over, an elector and have been a resident or worked within 3 miles of the Parish for the last year.If you would like to know more or have any questions, please contact Bill Orchard on 01308 482660 or John Firrell on 01308 482313 or speak to any of the other Parish Councillors - their photos and contact details can be found hereTo apply, please contact Maggie Walsh, Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org