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Around the Village

There’s plenty to do around the village, from clubs and groups, regular and one-off events to Keep Fit and Pilates classes and scheduled walks.  Whatever your interest, you are almost certain to find activities or groups to suit.  We have a fine Village Hall, a well-stocked village shop (The Old Chapel Stores), Primary School, Pre-school and Toddler group and an historic parish church. On the right, you will see details of a number of the ‘regular’ events that take place in the village, followed by details of events over the next few weeks, including any contact details. Use the buttons below to find out about other activities and facilities in and around the village:

What’s happening - Dates for your diary...

Below is a list of regular events and events taking place over the next few weeks.  If you want your local event publicised here, please e-mail Webmaster

Road Closures

Temporary road closure on A352, Middlemarsh between 6th June 2016 and 24th

June 2016. It is proposed that A352, Middlemarsh will be closed between the hours of

09:00 and 16:00 daily, but will be reopened at night and at weekends, the detail of the

affected section is highlighted on the attached plan. This is to enable Highways to carry

out carriageway maintenance.

Advance Notice: Iron Man is taking place on Sunday 11 September and the C12 will be closed from 8.00 am – 4.45 pm. More details will be available nearer the time on dorsetforyou website.

Flower Festival June 2016

Photographs of the Flower Festival are now on this website.  Clicks here to see them.

School Provision Strategy

The Parish Council have been made aware that the County Council is in the process of

finalizing a School Provision Strategy detailing their policy on the provision of school

places for all across the county.  This may be important to parents of school age

children.   They are seeking any feedback, relating among other things, to expanding

schools in our area and the provision for vulnerable children (feedback should be

addressed to Gary Binstead g.binstead@dorsetcc.gov.uk). The document can be

viewed here.    The final date for feedback is the 20th July.

Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation

The consultation period is now closed.  To see the plan, please go to the

Neighbourhood Plan website.

Gaggle of Geese Public House

The Gaggle of Geese is currently closed.  If further information comes to hand, we will

publish it here.

Lydden Vale News The local printed Newsletter, the Lydden Vale News, is delivered free to every household in the village.  There is also an online version; current (July 2016) issue now available, click on Lydden Vale News.  There is also a rolling 12-month archive, so that you can refer back to earlier issues; click on the month to access:  August 2015  September 2015  October 2015  November 2015  December 2015  January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016

Weather Forecast

The nearest Met Office Weather Forecast location is Minterne Gardens.  Click for a 7-

day weather forecast.

Superfast Fibre Broadband

Fibre broadband is now available in some areas of the village.  You will need to contact

your broadband supplier (ISP) to change over to fibre; this is not automatic and will

usually cost more than a non-fibre connection.  You can now register to be advised if

and when fibre broadband is available for your address.  Go to

https://www.dorsetforyou.com/broadband/registration

Old Chapel Stores

Sue, Pete and their family welcome you to their village shop.  Opening Hours:  Monday

to Saturday 7.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.  Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/OldChapelStores

The Buckland Gallery, at the Old Chapel Stores.  A new venture providing an eclectic

mix of crafts and art designed and made by local artisans inclusing Crafts by Hare

Styles, Jewellery by Liz Whittingham, Art by Carole Barnett.  Wednesdays and

Saturdays, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  Tel 07870 642443.

Mobile Library

The Dorchester Mobile Library visits the village fortnightly on Wednesdays/Thursdays,

depending on where you live.  Please note new times:  Wednesday, 9.30 am - 9.45 am 

Henley - Cottages; 9.55 am - 10.15 am  Alton Pancras - Holcombe Mead.  Thursday, 

3.15 pm to 3.40 pm  just below the Parish Room alongside the playing field.  The new

van, and it does look state of the art compared to the old one, comes from Sturminster

and has a completely different set of books for young and old AND a selection of

jigsaws. The joy of using the mobile service is no fines and no charge for ordering

books. But consultations are underway and the county council is obviously looking to

axe this service So use it or lose it!. The Library service was keen to keep the venue

near the school and chose the time to hopefully encourage parents and children to use

the mobile library. Ideally it had been hoped to park nearer Cranes Meadow but at

3.15pm, with all the traffic and parking problems as School finishes, a compromise had

to be reached.

 For dates, see Upcoming Events below and more information at

www.dorsetforyou.com/libraries

Outreach Post Office

The outreach Post Office is open in the Village Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and

Fridays from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. 

War Memorial

The War Memorial in Buckland Newton Churchyard commemorates those villagers who

lost their lives in the two World Wars.  Recent research has filled in some of the details

of those named and this information can be viewed here.

Flood Warden

The village Flood Warden is Doug Morse (tel: 01300 345707) or e-mail

floodwarden@sky.com    In case of flooding, the village now has a supply of sandbags.

If you are unlucky enough to require use of these at some time in the future please

contact Doug Morse on 01300 345707 or Rodney Cuff on 01300 345309 to find out how

to obtain sandbags.

Travel Information

See under Parish / District Council tab at left.

Village Hall

Postcode DT2 7BZ.  The Village Hall is located on the B3143 approximately 150 yards

south (towards Dorchester) of the recreation ground / primary school crossroads, and

300 yards north (towards Pulham and Sturminster Newton) of the Old Chapel Stores.

Tennis court - Glanvilles Wootton

Glanvilles Wootton Tennis Court is open to all who live in the Lydden Vale every day of

the week at any time except when there is occasional Saturday morning tennis

coaching.  Bookings can be made at the court.  Playing fees are as follows: Children up

to 14 years old £1 for the court per hour; Young people 15 to 19 £1 per person per hour;

Adults £1.50 per person per hour; or Annual Membership £40 per year, accompanied

guests free.  Children’s Tennis Coaching takes place every other Saturday in early

summer for 7 to 18 year olds. Please contact Michael Anderson on 01300 345375 for

details.  Any other queries please contact Sarah Wade on 01963 210607

Regular Events

Buckland Newton Pre-School.  This operates Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 12.00

noon at Buckland Newton School during term time.  It caters for children aged from 2

years 9 months until 5 years.  If you use your Early Years Funding Vouchers, there is no

additional cost.  Non-funded hours are charged at £4 per hour.  For any further

information, please contact Emma or Elaine in the school office on (01300) 345393

during school hours or e-mail the School Office. 

Little Goslings.  Bumps, Babies and Toddlers, every Wednesday 9.30 am - 11.30 am,

Buckland Newton Village Hall.  £2.00 per session; drop in for coffee and a chat.

Lunch Club.  A 2-course meal with tea/coffee on the second Friday of each month, at

Buckland Newton Village Hall or a Pub. Over 90 or 80? Maybe in your seventies? 

Living alone and no longer driving, except to potter around the village?  You have a

disability or long-term health problem, and would love to get out to meet old friends or

make new ones?  If so, we would be delighted to see you.

Village Cafe.  10.30 am to 12.00 noon, every last Friday in the month (except August

and December) in Buckland Newton Village Hall.  A great opportunity to meet people in

the village if you are new to the area or just meet your friends for an hour to catch up

with them.  £1.00 buys you cake and coffee/tea.  More details from Fizz Lewis 345521.

Church Services.  Please see ‘What’s On’ below or the church page

Keep Fit Association 'Youth Moves'.   Pulham Village Hall 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm; ages

11 and over.  Contact Sarah Mitchell on 01258 81728

Yoga.  Buckland Newton Village Hall.  Mondays (term time only), 2.00 pm - over 60’s;

5.45 pm - mixed ability; 7.30 pm - mixed ability.  Contact Suzanne Stringer (British

Wheel of Yoga trained, with over 20 years’ experience) 01935 873594.

Pilates.  Buckland Newton Village Hall. I now teach Pilates 9.30 am and 10.30 am on a

Thursday, term time only. Classes are £8.00 from September, with discount for block

bookings.  E-mail info@4everpilates.co.uk or call 07807 090 013.

Art Class.  Expert watercolour tuition on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30-4.00pm in

the Village Hall during term time, this is a very friendly, relaxed and popular class for all

levels.  Please ring 01305 871178 for more details.

Upcoming Events

Advance Notice - book now to ensure your place! Monday 8th August, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, Village Hall.  Artsreach  and Dorset Forest Schools Children’s Summer Activity Event.  Click for more details - advance booking essential.                                                                                                                                                      June/July. Frogs Bottom Meadow open.  This meadow opposite The Gaggle Pub (closed) past the last Hylands house, is managed for wildflowers. There is a mown path and you are very welcome to walk round if you wish. A seat halfway is a good place to sit and cogitate a while. There are many plants here but we mention a few - Red Clover, Meadow Buttercup, Corky-fruited water dropwort, Field Orchids, Betony, Birds-foot trefoil, Common Vetch, Ox-eye Daisy, Ragged Robin, Bistort, Pignut, Rough Hawkbit, Grass Vetchling and Knapweed. Please keep to the path - dogs welcome but please keep on a lead - thank you. Geoff and Fizz Lewis 345521 Sunday 26th June.  Services at Holy Rood Church.   11.00 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language). Wednesday 29th June, 8.00 pm, Village Hall.  Village Hall AGM.  All welcome to attend. Friday 1st July, 8.00 pm, Village Hall.  Wayfarers Meeting: Oliver Letwin has kindly said he will come to the next Wayfarers Meeting to discuss “the whole structure of the Government’s progressive reduction of carbon emissions under the Climate Change Act”.  All Welcome.  For more details contact H Simpson 01300 345401. Saturday 2nd July, 7.30 pm, Buckland Newton School Hall.  Friends of Buckland Newton School (FBNS) Disco.  Join us for a fantastic fun-filled evening with the Casterbridge Ceilidh band with BBQ & Bar! Tickets are £12.50 each & available at the school office or village shop. Sunday 3rd July.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  6.00 pm Evensong (Book of Common Prayer, traditional language). Wednesday 6th July.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  9.30 am - 9.45 am  Henley - Cottages; 9.55 am - 10.15 am  Alton Pancras - Holcombe Mead. Thursday 7th July.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  3.15 pm to 3.40 pm, just below the Parish Room on the B3143. Friday 8th July, 12.30 pm for 1,00 pm, Village Hall.  Second Friday Lunch Club.  Our next meeting is at the Village Hall where we will be celebrating (a little late) the Queen's 90th birthday. We are hoping to make the meal a little special, a kind donation has meant we will be able to include a glass of wine. If you can, please wear red, white and/or blue to help get in the festive mood. Please contact Jan (345456) or Susan (345670) if you haven't already indicated you are coming. Sunday 10th July.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship, modern language). Tuesday 12th July, 7.30 pm, Parish Room.  Parish Council Meeting, preceded by Democratic Half Hour.  All welcome to attend. Friday 15th July, 6.00 pm.  Lydden Ladies River Cruise to Wareham with a Fish and Chip supper afterwards. Everyone is welcome so if you would like to go could you please contact Jan Marpole (345560) as soon as possible. (A 50% deposit is required by 1st May). The price is £17 to include the Fish and Chip supper (£11.50 without) - this price is based on 30/40 people so the more the merrier. Friday 15th July, 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm Friends of Buckland Newton School Summer Spectacular Event.  Summer Spectacular Event! 15 July 5-7pm Come along and enjoy some Fun in the Sun! There will be music, gymnastics and dancing performed by the pupils, as well as a host of exciting activities for all the family - cake stalls, tombola and raffle, barbecue and bar, pony rides, ice cream van and much more… Tell your Friends & Family; all welcome! Volunteers needed: Please contact Phillipa or Aimee if you are able to help. rett@hotmail.co.uk Sunday 17th July.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  9.30am ‘All age family service’, Songs stories and activities. Refreshments served after this service. Wednesday 20th July.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  9.30 am - 9.45 am  Henley - Cottages; 9.55 am - 10.15 am  Alton Pancras - Holcombe Mead. Thursday 21st July.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  3.15 pm to 3.40 pm, just below the Parish Room on the B3143. Thursday 21st July, 3.00pm - 6.30pm.  Antiques Valuation Afternoon and Tea Party. Buckland Newton Holy Rood Church will host an Antiques Valuation Afternoon and Tea Party in the garden at Buckland Newton Manor.  Two experts from Dukes Fine Art Auctioneers will be with us together with Paul Atterbury - Paul is well known for his regular appearances on BBC TV programmes and easily recognised because of his elegant striped blazers.  At our Valuation Afternoon we will have a Tea Party with English Tea, scones and strawberries and cream – we will also serve Prosecco.  If you have a prized object or a collectable please bring it to be valued – apart from large pieces of furniture - anything will be acceptable.  Dukes will also sponsor a “competition” with 4 different objects to be dated and valued by YOU – the prize will be a bottle of champagne. How it works - Entrance fee £5.00pp including tea & a traditional scone Cost to value up to 3 objects or collectables will be £5.00 Strawberries and cream £2.00 per bowl Prosecco - £3.00 per glass, Soft Drinks 20p All proceeds will go to maintenance and running costs of our church. Raid your attic, bring family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot bargains or if you just fancy an afternoon out join us on Thursday 21st July. Sunday 24th July.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer, traditional language). Friday 29th July, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall.  Village Cafe.  Our Buckland Newton Village Café is deservedly very popular. It is run on the last Friday of the month from 10.30 to noonish at the Village Hall. Volunteers make cakes and serve coffee or tea on a rota. You can drop in and drop out, no one will ask you for anything except £1 cost of beverage and homemade cake. Do give it a try if you haven’t done so before. Come on your own or with friends – it’s very friendly!  More details from Fizz Lewis 345521. Sunday 31st July.  No service at Holy Rood Church, but 12.00 noon Lammas Day benefice service at St. Mary’s Cerne Abbas. Sunday 31st July 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm, Domineys, Buckland Newton.  Open GardenThe final opening of Domineys Garden and small Arboretum will be on Sunday 31st July from 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm for the National Gardens Scheme charities, but visits by appointment (01300 345 295) are welcome. Writing in June with thunderstorms threatening, one remembers the seasons roll on and that by late July, while the garden framework does not change, the overall effect will be different. As well as the late clematis, hydrangeas, with other shrubs, there will be herbaceous and the annuals flowering. The colours will have changed from the softer ones of spring and early summer to the brighter ones. There will be fruit and vegetables.  Buckland Newton's 'Equinox' players will once more kindly be here to provide music to entertain you. Plants will be on sale from Picket Lane Nursery. Home made teas. Entry £4.50, children are most welcome and come in free. Sunday 7th August, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Village Hall.  ‘Musical in a Day'.  £10 per head – includes tea and coffee; Bring and Share Lunch.  A Musical Theatre Workshop, based around the Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic “The Sound of Music”.  Run by Holly Royle and Rachel Olley.  For Bookings Contact Holly on 07775 436075.  For any other information contact Rachel on 07810 406470.  Click here for full details. Monday 8th August, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, Village Hall.  Artsreach  and Dorset Forest Schools Children’s Summer Activity Event.  Bushcraft, Campfire & Games! Explore the ‘wild’ side of Buckland Newton in this exciting new activity day from Dorset Forest Schools. Based at the ‘wilderness’ area behind the village hall learn a whole host of bushcraft skills, join in with outdoor fun and games and take part in a series of creative challenges. Then end the day around a campfire and toast delicious cinnamon toffee apples to enjoy!  Recommended age 6+  Ticket prices are £10 per child, advanced booking essential.  For tickets, further details or to join our e-mailing list please contact:  Katharine Hayens & Ian Scott   tel: 01300 345455 or e-mail: katharine@knappshill.plus.com www.artsreach.co.uk Wednesday 10th August, time t.b.c.  Lydden Ladies Garden Party - Sawmill House.  Contact Amanda McKenna on 345367. Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday Monday), 2.00 pm, Parish Field.  Buckland Newton Village Fete.  Planning is already underway for the village fête so please put the date in your diary and tell all your family and friends. There will be old favourites as well as new things to do and see. We hope to make it another real village event and fun for everyone.  Only 3 months to go and lots to do so if you would like to help, in any way, please have a chat with one of the committee: bnfete@gmail.com WATCH THIS SPACE Your fête committee is: Mandy and Matt Jarvis, Amanda and Vinnie McKenna, Janey Pfeffer, Jane Willis, Jenny and Steve Workman (Chairman). Thursday 27th October, 7.00 pm, Village Hall.  Lydden Ladies.  A talk by Journalist Kate Adie. She was the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent from 1989 - 2002 and now presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4. All proceeds will go to charity. 14th to 18th February 2017.  Piddle Valley Players.  Calling all ‘Guys and Dolls’ .. We need some Gangsters and Dancing Girls for our next production which will be Guys and Dolls 14th to the 18th of February 2017...If you fancy rolling the dice or being a Hot Box girl or joining the Salvation Army.... look no further please join the Piddle Valley Players. We rehearse Thursday evenings and some Sunday afternoons from September.  Contact Rachel on 07810 406470 or see our Facebook page.
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Antiques Valuation afternoon & GARDEN  tea party Thursday 21 July 3.00 - 6.00 pm Manor House  Buckland Newton  DT2 7BX   Two experts from Dukes Fine Art Auctioneers will be with us at The Manor House together with Paul Atterbury - well  known for his regular appearances on BBC TV programmes and easily recognised because of his elegant striped blazers.   Tea Party with English Tea, scones, strawberries and cream Supervised children s activity area    If you have a prized object - apart from large pieces of furniture - please bring it to be valued. Competition with 4 different objects to be dated and valued by YOU  prize will be a bottle of champagne Entrance fee £5.00 pp including tea and a traditional scone Cost to value up to 3 objects or collectables will be £5.00 Strawberries and cream £2.00 per bowl Prosecco - £3.00 per glass    Soft Drinks - £0.20 Competition to win a bottle of Champagne  Free  All proceeds to maintenance and running costs of Holy Rood church. Artsreach at Buckland Newton Village Hall  DORSET FOREST SCHOOLS  Monday 8th August 2016, 11am to 3pm Children’s summer activity event          BUSHCRAFT, CAMPFIRE & GAMES!  Explore the ‘wild’ side of Buckland Newton in this exciting new activity day from Dorset Forest Schools. Based at the ‘wilderness’ area behind the village  hall learn a whole host of bushcraft skills, join in with outdoor fun and games and take part in a series of creative challenges. Then end the day around a  campfire and toast delicious cinnamon toffee apples to enjoy!        Recommended age 6+  Ticket prices are £10 per child, advanced booking essential    For tickets, further details or to join our e-mailing list please contact: Katharine Hayens & Ian Scott    tel: 01300 345455  or e-mail: katharine@knappshill.plus.com www.artsreach.co.uk