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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

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 has announced it is under new management.  It will be open from 7.00 pm on Wednesday/Thursday, from 6.30 pm on Friday, 12.00 noon and 6.30 pm on Saturday, and 12.00 noon on Sunday.  Food now available.  More information here as and when we have it.

Village Fete 2014

The Fete suffered greatly from the dreadful weather on Bank Holiday Monday this year, but still went ahead in the Village Hall.  Despite the weather, the Fete this year made a profit of £1043.15 - well down on normal amount but considering the weather pretty good!

Outreach Post Office

The outreach Post Office should re-open in the Village Hall in due course, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.  Problems with the siting of a new telegraph post, combined with summer holidays of key people involved at the Post Office have delayed things a little.  Please check here for news of when the outreach service will re-open.

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: Trevor Marpole 01300 345560.  

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

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'.   Fridays 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Buckland Newton Village Hall.   Creative Dance & Fitness for children aged 4-10.  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.  Would you be interested in a Senior Fitness class in the village? Sammie from 4everpilates.co.uk would like to hear from anyone interested in a fitness class on a Thursday 11.00 am -12.00 noon. This Circuit style fitness class will be low impact, back/hip/knee aware and allow most to participate at their own level. Working with mats, balls, bands, weights and your own body you can be guaranteed a workout.  Boost Energy levels, tone up, meet friends, have fun, improve health/cardio/balance and mobility. Class would cost £5.00 per session.  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

Wednesday 17th September, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm, Parish Room.  Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Open Evening.   We need your views on sites for homes in the parish.  Following the Public Consultation in Autumn 2012 we are trying to find sites for up to 3 or 4 new homes per year throughout the parish.  We have identified a number of potential sites where the owners are interested in new homes.  We need your views on each of these sites.  There are other topics on which we need your thoughts to draw up policies for our Neighbourhood Plan - renewable energy, business and employment, community assets, and community facilities.  Have your say!   Details of the Consultation documents can also be viewed at www.bncommunityplan.co.uk Thursday 18th September, 7.00 pm, Village Hall.  Lotus Club Yoga and Supper.  Everyone welcome but booking essential; contact Chris on 345850. Sunday 21st September.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  9.30 am  Buckland Newton Harvest Festival Service.  A service of celebration for all the family, to thank God for all his good gifts, and to thank farmers for managing the harvest and the beautiful land we share.  Children are invited to bring a sample of “My favourite food”.  This could be something you have made, or grown in the garden or picked from the hedgerow or bought in a shop.  You could also bring a picture or painting of something good to eat.  A basket will be placed in the church in September for donations of food and produce.  All gifts will be shared between ‘The Hub’ in Dorchester and Hilfield Friary.  Helpers please for church decorating, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September! Wednesday 24th September, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm, Parish Room.  Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Open Morning.   We need your views on sites for homes in the parish.  Following the Public Consultation in Autumn 2012 we are trying to find sites for up to 3 or 4 new homes per year throughout the parish.  We have identified a number of potential sites where the owners are interested in new homes.  We need your views on each of these sites.  There are other topics on which we need your thoughts to draw up policies for our Neighbourhood Plan - renewable energy, business and employment, community assets, and community facilities.  Have your say!   Details of the Consultation documents can also be viewed at www.bncommunityplan.co.uk Wednesday 24th September, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Lydden Vale Gardening Club.  For the start of the Autumn season we are delighted to welcome back Neil Lovesey of Perrot Hill Nursery to talk on “Propagation”.  If you are unsure about how and when to propagate your favourite plants, his talk is for you! Thursday 25th September, 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Parish Room.  Neighbourhood Plan Consultation.   We need your views on sites for homes in the parish.  Following the Public Consultation in Autumn 2012 we are trying to find sites for up to 3 or 4 new homes per year throughout the parish.  We have identified a number of potential sites where the owners are interested in new homes.  We need your views on each of these sites.  There are other topics on which we need your thoughts to draw up policies for our Neighbourhood Plan - renewable energy, business and employment, community assets, and community facilities.  Have your say!   Details of the Consultation documents can also be viewed at www.bncommunityplan.co.uk Thursday 26th September, 7.00 pm, Village Hall.  Lotus Club Yoga and Supper.  Everyone welcome but booking essential; contact Chris on 345850. Friday 26th September, 10.30 am - 12.00 noon, Village Hall.  Village CafeIt is open to everyone in the village and is a brilliant place to meet your friends and make new friends.  Homemade cake and tea/coffee for £1.00 with refills.  It is run by us for us every month (except August and December) purely as a cafe; no one will ask you to join anything or buy anything although if you do have something to advertise, leaflets left on tables are Ok and the odd general announcement is also sometimes made.  If you haven’t tried us, well do - everyone’s very friendly. Friday 26th September, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm, Parish Room.  Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Open Evening.   We need your views on sites for homes in the parish.  Following the Public Consultation in Autumn 2012 we are trying to find sites for up to 3 or 4 new homes per year throughout the parish.  We have identified a number of potential sites where the owners are interested in new homes.  We need your views on each of these sites.  There are other topics on which we need your thoughts to draw up policies for our Neighbourhood Plan - renewable energy, business and employment, community assets, and community facilities.  Have your say!   Details of the Consultation documents can also be viewed at www.bncommunityplan.co.uk Sunday 28th September.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am  Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language). Tuesday 30th September, 8.00 pm, Gaggle of Geese.  Wayfarers Meeting.  “Fate - Does it exist?”.  The pub is opening specially for our meeting.  All welcome. Saturday 4th October, 10.00 am, Autumnal ‘Churchyard Tidy’.  A great improvement has been made to the look of the churchyard on the last two sessions of ‘churchyard tidy’ this year.  We would like to keep up our success.  All helpers warmly welcomed, hot drinks and cakes will be provided to sustain you. Tuesday 7th October, 2.00 pm. Flu Clinic at Cerne Abbas Surgery.  Open clinic for influenza vaccinations for those aged 65 and over or in a clinical risk group, e.g. diabetes, COPD, heart disease or are pregnant. Tuesday 7th October, 8.00 pm, Parish Room.  Parish Council meeting preceded by Democratic Half Hour.  All welcome. Friday 10th October.  Second Friday Lunch ClubFor more details or to put your name down, please ring Jan on 345356 or Susan on 345760. Friday 10th October, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Amazing Autumn Fashion Show.  Latest High Street fashions at bargain prices, brought to you by Travelling Trends.  Enjoy and evening of fashion and fun organised by Lydden Ladies and help to raise funds for Julia’s House, The Dorset Children’s Hospice.  Tickets £6.00 including a glass of fizz!  Available now from Jane on 01300 345136. Saturday 11th October, Village Hall.  Village Harvest Supper.  More details soon. Tuesday 14th October, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm. Flu Clinic at Cerne Abbas Surgery.  Open clinic for influenza vaccinations for those aged 65 and over or in a clinical risk group, e.g. diabetes, COPD, heart disease or are pregnant. Thursday 23rd October, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Artsreach presents “Pacific Curls”.  Celtic and Pacific rhythms collide when Kim Halliday and Ora Barlow (New Zealand) and Sarah Beattie (Scotland) bring an uplifting musical show of great depth and originality.  With a cornerstone of backbeat Pacific rhythms, vivacious fiddle playing and evocative Maori instrumentation and vocals, Pacific Curls pioneer a wonderful fusion sound that seamlessly mixes and reflects their indigenous roots. They use jazz choral transitions, traditional Celtic tunes, expressive vocals, Maori and English lyrics and world instruments with Pacific Style to create music with an intriguing contemporary sound.  Tickets: £8, £6 (under 18s), and £24 (family of 4, max 2 adults) are available from Katharine Hayens tel: 01300 345455 or The Old Chapel Stores. Thursday 30th October, 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm. Flu Clinic at Cerne Abbas Surgery.  Open clinic for influenza vaccinations for those aged 65 and over or in a clinical risk group, e.g. diabetes, COPD, heart disease or are pregnant. Saturday 8th November, 9.30 am - 10.30 am. Flu Clinic at Cerne Abbas Surgery.  Open clinic for influenza vaccinations for those aged 65 and over or in a clinical risk group, e.g. diabetes, COPD, heart disease or are pregnant. Saturday 29th November, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Artsreach presents ‘Sonic Silents’ – very early silent Hollywood Westerns with old time country and bluegrass accompaniment.  More details soon.
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