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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

Youth Club

Buckland Newton Youth Club needs a new leader; if nobody comes forward, the Youth Club will cease operating.  Please see the Youth Club page for details.

Village Fete

Don’t foreget the Village Fete will be on Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday Monday) on

the Parish Field.  Click above for full details.

Road Closures - Iron Man, Sunday 11th September 2016

The bicycle course comes from Piddlehinton via Rectory Lane, Cerne Abbas to join the

C12 northbound through Cosmore, Revels Hill and Tiley Knapp.  At Tiley Knapp it turns

left onto the A352 and continues south through Lyons Gate, Minterne, Cerne Abbas,

Nether Cerne, Godmanstone and Forston before turning left into Herrison Road and

Charlton Down before rejoining the C12 southbound.  Along the bicycle course, the C12

is closed in both directions (from 7.45 am to 4.45 pm) andf the A352 is closed

southbound (from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm).  More information and a map of the route can

be found at www.ironman.com/weymouth

Flower Festival June 2016

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

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 (August 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:  September 2015  October 2015  November 2015  December 2015 January 2016  February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016

Weather Forecast

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

day weather forecast.

Superfast Fibre Broadband

Following further work by the Superfast Dorset project, faster broadband is now

available to more residents in Buckland Newton.  Please note however that those

houses served by Cabinet 2 (by the church) still cannot get fibre.  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 8.45 am to 3.15 pm, Tuesday,

Wednesday & Thursday 8.45 am to 12.45 pm, Friday 8.45 am to 3.15 pm.  Breakfast

Club available from  8.00 am.  All 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.  I will be doing the new Rota for

starting in September again so please let me know if you would like to volunteer taking

a turn either ‘hosting’ on the morning or baking a cake for it. I will be very pleased to

hear from you.  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 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!  I will be doing the new Rota for starting in September again so please let me know if you would like to volunteer taking a turn either ‘hosting’ on the morning or baking a cake for it. I will be very pleased to hear from you.  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. Wednesday 3rd August.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  9.30 am - 9.45 am  Henley - Cottages; 9.55 am - 10.15 am  Alton Pancras - Holcombe Mead. Thursday 4th August.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  3.15 pm to 3.40 pm, just below the Parish Room on the B3143. Saturday 6th August, 9.30 am, Village Hall.  Village Hall Annual Spruce-up.  Calling Volunteers…..particularly those who use the hall regularly….we need your help even if you can only spare a couple of hours. The more hands the merrier! Each year we aim to bring the hall back up to its normal high standard of cleanliness and decor.  This year, most of the jobs are inside the hall, so all help will be highly appreciated whether to wield a window cleaning cloth, a paintbrush or roller, check cupboards or just to provide moral support and make coffee.  Anyone who can bring a small vacuum cleaner for the window frames would be much appreciated.  Any queries please contact Nicki Barker 345238. Saturday 6th August - Sunday 7th August, 2.30 pm.  Flower Festival at Holnest Church. Sunday 7th August.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  6.00pm "Night Prayer" This will be a informal, meditative service, loosely based around the ancient service of Compline. Organised and led by the Church Worship Group, in the absence of the Vicar. 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 Tuesday 9th August, 7.30 pm, Parish Room.  Parish Council Meeting, preceded by Democratic Half Hour.  All welcome to attend. Wednesday 10th August, 6.30 pm.  Lydden Ladies Garden Party - Sawmill House.  Contact Amanda McKenna on 345367.  It will be £5 a head for the BBQ to be paid to Maree by Monday 8th August please. Husbands/partners are very welcome. Friday 12th August, 3.00 pm, Duntish Court.  Second Friday Lunch Club.  We will be meeting at 3.00 pm for afternoon tea at the home of Mark & Sue Douglass, so please let Jan (345356) or Susan (345760) know if you wish to attend but haven't yet put your name down.   Sunday 14th August.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00am Holy Communion, (Common Worship - modern language) with baptism for Oscar Barnaby Collins. Wednesday 17th August.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  9.30 am - 9.45 am  Henley - Cottages; 9.55 am - 10.15 am  Alton Pancras - Holcombe Mead. Thursday 18th August.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  3.15 pm to 3.40 pm, just below the Parish Room on the B3143. Sunday 21st August.  No services at Holy Rood Church. Wednesday 24th August, 2.00 pm.  Lydden Vale Gardening Club visit to Hauser & Wirth Gardens, Bruton BA10 0NL.  Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world- class multi-purpose arts centre with a landscaped garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Piet Ou-dolf. There is a 1.5 acre large perennial meadow with a series of paths cutting through and wide canopied tree have been planted to frame the view of the gar-den. The surrounding hedges provide a sense of en-closure, whilst the views of the hills and fields beyond remain visible. They have a comprehensive website and the entrance is a mere £2.50. Viviane (345111) vivianebernhard@hotmail.co.uk Lydden Vale Gardening Club on Facebook Friday 26th August.  No Village Cafe this month. Sunday 28th August.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer, traditional language). This service will be led by Rev’d Rosemary Bassett.  Refreshments served after this service. Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday Monday), 2.00 pm, Parish Field.  Buckland Newton Village Fete (click to see more details).  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.  If you would like to help, in any way, please have a chat with one of the committee: bnfete@gmail.com Your fête committee is: Mandy and Matt Jarvis, Amanda and Vinnie McKenna, Janey Pfeffer, Jane Willis, Jenny and Steve Workman (Chairman). Wednesday 31st August.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  9.30 am - 9.45 am  Henley - Cottages; 9.55 am - 10.15 am  Alton Pancras - Holcombe Mead. Thursday 1st September.  Dorchester Mobile Library.  3.15 pm to 3.40 pm, just below the Parish Room on the B3143. Saturday 10th September, 10.00 am onwards.  Dorset Historic Churches “Ride + Stride”.  Go on, dust off that bike or put on your walking boots!  Visit as many of our historic Dorset churches as you can, by cycle, on foot, or on horseback and raise money to keep our historic churches open.  It’s great fun and you will see some of our best local churches into the bargain.  Most of them offer free refreshments to help you on your way!  Sponsorship forms available from Jane and Jeremy Collins at Manor Cottage (345136). Wednesday 14th September, 2.30 pm.  Lydden Ladies.  We will be having a private tour of the Furleigh Estate Vineyard, Salway Ash, near Bridport along with a tasting. This is £10 a head and we need a minimum of 15 people.  Could you let me know (345367) if you would like to come and again – husband/partners/friends are very welcome. We can co-ordinate transport nearer the time. Sunday 2nd October, 6.00 pm.  Harvest Festival at Holy Rood Church. Saturday 8th October, time t.b.a., Village Hall.  Harvest Supper.  More details next month. 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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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