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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.

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.   Best Kept Village Result Buckland Newton was”The New Entrant with the Highest Mark” in the Dorset Best Kept Village Competition for 2013.  Well done to all those involved!  Please see the Photo Gallery for a picture of the presentation plate.  Chris is looking for someone to take over the Best Kept Village entry.  If you can help, please e-mail or ring 345850.

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.

Regular Events

The outreach Post Office has now ceased operating from The Gaggle of Geese.  It is hoped that the service will re-open in the Village Hall in due course, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.  Please check here for news of when the outreach service will re-open. 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

Friday 29th August.  No Village Cafe this month.  Join us again last Friday in September! Sunday 31st August.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  9.30 am  Benefice Holy Communion (Common Worship - modern language). Sunday 7th September.  Services at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am  Matins (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language).  6.00 pm Evening Prayer followed by a short optional Communion service (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language). Tuesday 9th September, 8.00 pm, Parish Room.  Parish Council Meeting preceded by Democratic Half Hour.  All welcome. Wednesday 10th September, 7.30 pm, Buckland Newton Village Hall.   Lydden Ladies.  "Amazon River and The Galapagos Islands" - talk and slide show with Mrs Chris Shaw. Thursday 11th September, evening, Village Hall.  Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Open Evening. Saturday 13th September, morning, Village Hall.  Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Open Morning. 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.
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