Village Diary

Dymock is situated on the B4215 between Newent and Leominster. It borders Herefordshire and is approximately four miles from the pretty Herefordshire town of Ledbury. As one approaches the village from Newent over the M50 motorway bridge there is a panoramic view of the Malvern Hills. It is one of the biggest parishes in Gloucestershire in area and with nine hundred and forty eight people on the electoral register, about three hundred and fifty people live in the village itself.

We are lucky in that we still have a post office and village stores and two garages. However, neither garage now sells petrol.

The local public house, the Beauchamp Arms, is owned by the community having been bought on its behalf by the Parish Council in 1997. This was to enable land at the side of the pub to be used to erect an extension to the nearby Parish Hall. Both the pub, the hall and St Mary's Church are very close to one another and are all focal points of the community. The adjacent village green known as the "Wintour's Green" is used for functions such as an annual barbecue organised by the Parish Hall committee and a Night at the Proms organised by the landlord and landlady of the Beauchamp Arms.

Being situated in the famous "daffodil country", the area is very busy during daffodil time when many people come to enjoy the lovely walks around the area.

Dymock is also famous for the Dymock poets, a group of well known poets who lived in the area before the first world war. There is an exhibition dedicated to them in the church.

It is a vibrant community with many active socities such as Womens' Institute (3 groups within the parish), Horticultural Society, Amateur Dramatic Society, Youth Cafe, Toddler Group, etc. There is also an excellent primary school and a pre school nursery.