May was another busy month with one of the high points being the Big Coronation Picnic on the Recreation Ground

It was a delight to see so many people up on the Rec for the Big Village picnic on 7th May.  We were incredibly lucky with the fabulous weather and the range of entertainment ensured that there was something for everyone. Many residents have told us that they felt it really worked as a multi-generational get-together; something for all ages and it was an ideal afternoon to catch up with friends they hadn’t seen for a while.

On that note, do let us know what you thought and what do you think should happen next year. It is unlikely for there to be another coronation, but maybe an annual summer ‘fayre’ to try to revive times past.

Youth Hall Update

Up at the Youth Hall, the new windows have been put in. Removing the wood panelling and broken glass from some of them has definitely made the hall brighter and warmer, and things are taking shape.  The modernisation work to the inside will commence in June. This involves upgrading the washroom facilities and kitchen, and ensuring that all main doors are wider to improve accessibility.   There will be a number of lorries coming and going which will mean the site access will be somewhat restricted and a safety perimeter put in place.

Annual Parish Meeting

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be on Saturday 10th June 2023, 10am-12pm.  We will host an open forum on Library Green to give all residents an opportunity to raise issues or concerns. If you have any views or would just like more information on the projects we are planning and how we spend the village funds please come along and have a chat. If you think there are projects that we have overlooked, please come along and tell us. There is no need to make an appointment and we can discuss any topic. If we don’t know the answer, we will make a note and endeavour to find out.

Next Paediatric First Aid Course

The Paediatric First Aid Training for Parents and Babysitters event is running on 10th June from 9:30-11.30am in the Lytchett Matravers Village Hall.  The training will be run by the Ouch Training Team from Wimborne and is designed to help parents and babysitters become more familiar and confident when faced with a first aid emergency that involves a baby or young child. To book your tickets visit the LMPC website or search locally on Eventbrite.

Other events around the village on June 10th

Saturday, June 10th will be a busy morning. As well as the above, Win on Waste will be in the Scout Hut and Lytchett Matravers Football Club will be hosting their annual summer tournament.

New Benches around the Village

Two more benches are being installed next month. One on the Rec along the halfway-line on the top football pitch and one up on the Astro. If there are other areas that you think might benefit from a bench, or you would like to consider donating a bench or seats please let us know. You can find more information on the ‘Lytchett Matravers PC Donation of Benches and Seats’ policy on the website.

Vacancy for a new Parish Councillor.

If you are interested in volunteering to represent the interests of the community on the Parish Council, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk who can send you more details and information on the application timeline.

Being a Parish Councillor is a voluntary, unpaid role. We come together as a group to discuss, plan, and try to implement projects that will benefit the village as a whole. With eleven councillors we aim to represent the broadest cross section of the people of this village. In addition, we have our monthly meetings and occasional surveys to gather and receive feedback to help steer us in the right direction.

You can read the official notification of this vacancy here on our website, where you can also read more about the council and other councillors.

To qualify as a Councillor candidates should be at least 18 years of age and have resided or worked within Lytchett Matravers or within 3 miles of it for at least 1 year prior to the date of appointment.   If you would like more information, the Parish Clerk or any of the present councillors can advise on the roles and responsibilities of Parish Council members.

June Meetings

The June Parish Council meetings will be on Wednesday 14th and 28th  at 7pm in the Blanchard Room of the Village Hall. Agendas are published online by the preceding Saturday, and minutes of all meetings are available online.  You can also receive updates for meeting agendas, planning applications and other news by registering for emails on the LMPC website.


Alf Bush,

Chair, Lytchett Matravers Parish Council

For further information please visit our website at: or contact Tim Watton, the Parish Clerk via

LMPC Newsletter June 2023
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