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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:
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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

Draft Neighbourhood Plan and Consultation

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan has now been published and can be viewed on the

Neighbourhood Plan website at  www.bncommunityplan.co.uk

Comments on the Draft Plan are invited and there is a feedback form available on the Neighbourhood Plan website.  All comments must be received by Saturday 4th July 2015.  Events to explain the Plan are detailed below under Upcoming Events. Lydden Vale News The local printed Newsletter, the Lydden Vale News, is delivered free to every household in the village from the April 2015 issue.  There is also an online version; current (June 2015) issue now available, click on Lydden Vale News. We will gradually build up a rolling 12-month archive, starting with March 2015 issue, so that you can refer back to earlier issues; click on the month to access: March 2015   April 2015   May 2015   June 2015  July 2015   August 2015  September 2015  October 2015  November 2015  December 2015

Weather Forecast

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

5-day weather forecast.

Superfast Fibre Broadband

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

Gaggle of Geese Public House

The Gaggle of Geese is under new management.  It is open from 7.00 pm on

Wednesday/Thursday, from 6.30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12.00 noon on

Sunday.  Food now available - good value pub food plus some specials.

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.

Mobile Library

The Dorchester Mobile Library visits the village fortnightly on Mondays. 10.30 am to

10.55 am, opposite Buckland Newton School, 11.00 am to 11.15 am at Henley

Cottages and 11.25 am to 11.45 am at Holcombe Mead, Alton Pancras.  For dates,

see Upcoming Events below.

Village Fete 2015

Good News!  Steve Workman is the new Chair of the Fete Committee.  Steve has a

vision for the Fete and desperately needs you help to make it a real success.  More

details on the Village Fete page.  In previous years funds raised by the Fete have

been given to the Cricket Club, the Defib Fund, Youth Club, Playgroup, the school for

new equipment, the church, Gardening Club and other village activities.  Are any

members of all these and other organisations who have benefited from the Fête

prepared to step up to the mark and become involved? If you feel you can become

involved, please do get in touch with Steve or with Jane Willis on 01300 345477.

Outreach Post Office

The outreach Post Office is now 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 Rodney Cuff on 01300 345309 to find out how to obtain

sandbags.

Travel Information

See under Parish / District Council link 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.

Regular Events

Mad about Latin.  Every Thursday evening at the Village Hall.  New Beginner Salsa Classes start Thursday 19th March, 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm.  Improver Class 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.  Dancing until 10.30 pm.  The Beginner Classes are progressive and structured to help students gain confidence.  Teaching the fundamental steps, lead and follow techniques, as well as timing.  Come along for a fun sociable evening, whilst learning to Salsa Dance.  £5.00 per person, over 18’s only.  Please bring your own drinks.  Enquiries: Mal 01305 261087 / 07870 520340 malcox@hotmail.co.uk 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 817288 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

Friday 29th May, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.  Village Cafe.  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. Friday 29th May, 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm, Parish Room.  Buckland Newton Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation. Sunday 31st May.  No service at Holy Rood Church, but 9.30 am Benefice Communion at Godmanstone. June and July.  Frogs Bottom Meadow open.  Situated opposite the Gaggle of Geese next to the last house of Hylands Farm the meadow is open in June and July. It is managed for wildflowers as a traditional hay meadow and you are welcome to wander round.  There is a mown path and dogs are welcome too (but please keep them on the path on a lead). There’s a seat at the far end to sit a while. You can see yellow rattle, lesser stitchwort, pignut, birds foot trefoil, dyers greenweed, ox eye daisy, red clover, bistort, knapweed, ragged robin, betony, agrimony, devils-bit scabious, meadowsweet, various vetches, bugle, meadow buttercup and others (not all flowering at once of course). The orchids are common spotted field orchid and southern marsh orchid – they hybridise together to give us all shades of pink. There are lots. The roadside bank has a spring display of primroses, violets and wild strawberries.         Geoff and Fizz Lewis 345521 Wednesday 3rd June, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Artsreach presents She’Koyokh.  In 19th century Eastern Europe, Jewish musicians travelled from town to town performing at weddings and other celebrations, meeting and playing with local musicians and sharing repertoire. In the same vein London-based group She'Koyokh has spent the last decade soaking up the rich folk music of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. The band perform soulful Gypsy, Yiddish, Turkish, Kurdish, Ladino and Russian songs and music, including wedding dances and virtuosic solos, all with huge energy and passion.  Nominated as Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012, their third album ‘Wild Goats and Unmarried Women’ was released to high acclaim in 2014. With a sumptuous mix of violin, accordion, clarinet, double bass, guitar and percussion, and vocals from acclaimed Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan, expect a night of exhilarating music for singing, listening and dancing to. Tickets: £9, £7 (u18s) and £28 (family of 4, max 2 adults) are available from Katharine Hayens: 01300 345455 Thursday 4th June, 8.00 pm, Village Hall.  Village Hall AGM.  Everyone welcome to come and hear how your Village Hall is managed and ask any questions. Friday 5th June 7.30 pm, Village Hall.   Friends of Buckland Newton School - Quiz. Teams of up to 8 people (those with fewer will be made up on the night). There will be a fantastic ploughmans spread and raffle and please bring your own bottle. Tickets £5.00 per person (to include a Ploughman’s Supper, please bring your own drink) available from school office. Sunday 7th June.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  6.00pm Evening services resume in Holy Rood Church for the summer months, on the 1st Sunday of the month. The service follows a simplified BCP format, with optional holy communion to follow.  Matins service is discontinued for the summer months, and will resume in November. Monday 8th June, 10.30 am to 10.50 am, Mobile Library.  At bus stop opposite BN School,  11.00 am to 11.15 am at Henley Cottages and 11.25 am to 11.45 am at Holcombe Mead, Alton Pancras.  Tuesday 9th June,  9.00am, BN School Hall.  FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School) Meeting. Tuesday 9th June, 8.00 pm, Parish Room.  Parish Council Meeting, preceded by Democratic Half Hour. Wednesday 10th June, 2.00 pm.  Lydden Ladies visit to Forde Abbey.   We plan to meet there at 2.00 pm, spend some time looking at the wonderful garden and then have tea at about 3.00 pm. The fountain comes on at 3.00 pm if you’re interested. Forde Abbey is about 45minutes drive from here.  From Crewkerne take the B3165 south west and follow the tourist signs.  It costs £10.00 to view the garden only but if you want to view the house as well it would be £12.50.  If there are more than fifteen of us this goes down to £7.50 and £8.50 respectively.  Our visit is open to non- members so bring a friend or family. We need to all go in together to get the concession.  Please confirm to me that you are coming and whether you will drive and car share or need a lift.         Pauline Adams tel. 345459 Friday 12th June, Saxon Arms, Stratton.  Second Friday Lunch Club.  If you have not yet put your name down for this outing please phone Jan on 345356 or Susan on 345670. Sunday 14th June.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship - modern language). Wednesday 17th June, 6.30 pm.  Lydden Vale Gardening Club visit to Harvard Farm, Closworth near Halstock & Yetminster BA22 9SZ.  When Dilly and Tim Hobson moved into Harvard Farm almost 20 years ago they set about a massive restoration of the house and removed extensive concrete hard standing to create a series of garden rooms with more garden extending beyond.  The planting is extremely well thought out and effective and is well complemented by their son’s topiary and use of Japanese cloud pruning, a technique which he has adapted for use in the British Isles.  There will be much to appreciate and many ideas for one’s own garden however small, all for £7.00 each including tea & biscuits! Viviane (345111)  vivianebernhard@hotmail.co.uk  Lydden Vale Gardening Club on Facebook Thursday 18th June, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm, Whitcombe Manor, Dorchester.  Barnardo’s Coffee Morning. Sunday 21st June.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  9.30 am All-Ages Service.  This is a short informal service for the young at heart starting at 9.30am and concluding with refreshments. Do join us. Monday 22nd June, 10.30 am to 10.50 am, Mobile Library.  At bus stop opposite BN School,  11.00 am to 11.15 am at Henley Cottages and 11.25 am to 11.45 am at Holcombe Mead, Alton Pancras.  Saturday 27th June, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Weatherbury Singers Summer Concert.  The Weatherbury Singers present a choral Concert of summer music from popular shows and films entitled “It’s Showtime”.  £6.00 in advance,  £7.00 on the door.  Accompanied children under 16 free.  Advance tickets available from members of the Weatherbury Singers, Diana Wells on 01300 345434 or email weatherburysingers@gmail.com Licensed bar and FREE canapes Sunday 28h June.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language). Monday 29th June, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm, Parish Room.  Buckland Newton Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation. Tuesday 30th June, 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm, Gaggle of Geese (special opening).  Discussion - Has the digital age de-skilled Society?  Please come, bring your friends. Share, listen and discuss thoughts, experiences, feelings, beliefs and research on this question.   Contact Helen for more details 01300 345401. Wednesday 1st July, 7.00,pm – 10.00,pm, Parish Room.  Buckland Newton Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation. Friday 3rd July,  5.00 pm - 7.00 pm, Buckland Newton School.  FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School) Summer Spectacular Event! Be sure not to miss it...  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 young and old alike - cake stalls, tombola and raffle, barbecue and bar, ice cream van and much more…  Tell your Friends and Family; all are Welcome!  Volunteers needed: Please contact Phillipa or Aimee if you are able to help. - mandpperrett@hotmail.co.uk Saturday 4th July, 9.00 am - 12.00 pm, Village Hall.  Buckland Newton Youth Club Car Wash. Saturday 4th July, 10.00,am – 12.30 pm, Village Hall.  Buckland Newton Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation. Sunday 5th July.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  6.00pm Evening Prayer. Monday 6th July, 10.30 am to 10.50 am, Mobile Library.  At bus stop opposite BN School,  11.00 am to 11.15 am at Henley Cottages and 11.25 am to 11.45 am at Holcombe Mead, Alton Pancras. Saturday 18th July, 12.30 onwards, Domineys.   Holy Rood Church Barbecue, by kind permission of William & Jeanette Gueterbock.  All welcome; more details nearer the date. Wednesday 16th September, 7.30pm, BN School Hall.  FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School) AGM.  Please come along and lend your support. 22nd - 24th September.  122 Mile Jurassic Coast Hike.  Matthew Russell and Roy Godwin from Buckland Newton will be taking on the huge challenge of completing the Jurassic coast trek. 122 miles along the southwest coast, starting at Exmouth and finishing up at Old Harry Rock, all to be done within three days. Matthew and Roy are raising money for the Kingfisher Childrens ward at Dorchester County Hospital and for Clic Sargent, who help and support children with cancer. Matthew and Roy aim to raise £1650.00 for both charities along with 50 new toys for the Kingfisher Children’s Ward In Dorchester Hospital (Charity No: 1056479) and CLIC Sargent A Charity For Helping Chidren with Cancer & their Families (Charity No: 11073).   For sponsorship please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MatthewRussell2 or for more information contact Matt on. 01300 345866 Email matthew.russell1982@gmail.com
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    Following an outstanding tour last year, and with just one performance in Dorset this  summer, be sure to book early for the next Artsreach event in Buckland Newton:  She’Koyokh    “Britain’s Best klezmer and Balkan Band” Songlines  Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm    In 19th century Eastern Europe, Jewish musicians travelled from town to town performing  at weddings and other celebrations, meeting and playing with local musicians and  sharing repertoire. In the same vein London-based group She'Koyokh has spent the last  decade soaking up the rich folk music of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. The  band perform soulful Gypsy, Yiddish, Turkish, Kurdish, Ladino and Russian songs and  music, including wedding dances and virtuosic solos, all with huge energy and passion.     Nominated as Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012, their third album  ‘Wild Goats and Unmarried Women’ was released to high acclaim in 2014. With a  sumptuous mix of violin, accordion, clarinet, double bass, guitar and percussion, and  vocals from acclaimed Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan, expect a night of exhilarating music  for singing, listening and dancing to.    Tickets: £9, £7 (u18s) and £28 (family of 4, max 2 adults) are available from  Katharine Hayens: 01300 345455     www.artsreach.co.uk Dorchester Barnardo s Helper Group   invites you to our   COFFEE MORNING  To be held at WHITCOMBE MANOR  WHITCOMBE, DORCHESTER By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Alec Walters THURSDAY, 18TH JUNE 2015     10.00 a.m until 12.30 p.m Admission: £3.00  to include coffee and homemade biscuits    WHITCOMBE MANOR  WHITCOMBE  DORCHESTER  DT2 8NY   Take the A352 from the Dorchester bypass towards  Wareham. Whitcombe Manor is on the left after 1.4miles           The way in will be signed to avoid too many steps If you are unable to come to our coffee morning but would like to make a donation,  it will be gratefully received. Please send your cheque, payable to Barnardo’s,   to:-                                                    Mrs Penny Wykes-Sneyd       Garden Cottage        West Compton        Dorchester  DT2 0EY   Dorchester Barnardo’s Helper Group thank you for your support.   Linda Bowditch, Tia Bunkall, Charlotte Chichester, Louise Clarke,   Julie Gibbs, Judy Hammmick, Susie Harland, Beth King, Pomme Lowis,  Tessa Russell, Jane Sutton, Jane Yates, Penny Wykes-Sneyd,  Barnardo’s registered Charity Numbers: 216250 & SCo 57605   Barnardo’s adheres to the Fundraising Promise and Fundraising Standards board Guidelines Nicky Scott Cards- Blank greetings cards printed from original water colours  by Nicky Scott.  Pene Dene- Designer range of silk flowers, orchids, plants and arrangements.  www.penedeneflowers.co.uk  Dorset Perennials- Unusual cottage garden plants   www.dorsetperennials.co.uk    The Scarf Collection by Jely- Lovely choice of scarves, the finishing touch to  your outfit. www.thescarfcollection.co.uk   The Chesil Smokery- A range of the finest award winning British fish and  meats, gently smoked over oak and peat. www.thechesilsmokery.co.uk   Toast Tins- British designed tin-ware, vintage boxes, mugs from Churchill’s,  new melamine trays and plates.   Gylla Wood Pens- Hand-made pens from wood grown in Dorset, each one  unique. www.gyllawoodpens.co.uk   Casacabina- Beautiful gifts and accessories for your home. Bone china and  fabulous kitchen ware. www.casacabina.co.uk   Woolsery Cheeses- Range of hand-made award winning goat and cow’s milk  cheeses, ripened and hard cheeses, herb cheeses, crumbly cheeses and  individual mini cheeses. www.woolserycheese.co.uk   GVT Designs- Handmade designer jewellery for all occasions, using real pearls,  semi precious stones and silver.        BARNARDO’S CAKE AND HOME PRODUCE STALL  !! Around the village