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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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
The Gaggle of Geese has announced it is under new management. It will be open for drinks only from 6.30 pm on Friday 1st August, from 6.30 pm on Saturday 2nd August and from 12.00 noon on Sunday 3rd August. “Food coming soon”. More information here as and when we have it.
Buckland Newton Village Fete
Bank Holiday Monday 25th August. Stall-holders and helpers are urgently needed. Please see the Village Fete page and/or contact Jane Willis on 01300 345477.
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.
The village Flood Warden is Doug Morse (tel: 01300 345707) or e-mail email@example.comIn 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 ResultBuckland 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 for 2014. If you can help, please e-mail or ring 345850.
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.
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 OfficeLittle 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 817288Yoga. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Thursday 31st July, 7.00 pm, Village Hall. Lotus Club. All welcome but booking essential; ring Chris on 345850.Sunday 3rd August. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Matins (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language). Evening Prayer cancelled, but the Annual Evensong at Up Cerne will be held at 6.00 pm.Thursday 31st July, 7.00 pm, Village Hall. Lotus Club. All welcome but booking essential; ring Chris on 345850.Friday 8th August. Second Friday Lunch Club. This month at Palmers Fish and Chip Restaurant in Yeovil. Please contact Jan on 345356 if you haven’t already put your name down.Saturday 9th August, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, Parish Room. Drop-off Day for goods for the Village Fete. Please start sorting out your unwanted items for the fete. A flyer will be distributed to households shortly listing the items we need. The committee this year will be unable to collect from individuals as they have done in the past - this is purely down to there being so few us.Saturday 9th August, 8.00 pm, Buckland Newton Village Hall. “The Prairie Dogs”. Tickets £7.00 on the door and from Old Chapel Stores, Buckland Newton. Hot snack and complimentary glass of wine; bring your own drinks. The Prairie Dogs share a love of the classic era of popular music – the 1950's & 1960's. They evoke a time of excitement in music - when groups played for people to dance to and have fun. The Prairie Dogs embrace this ethos & actively encourage their audience to join in the fun! This fundraising event is presented by community group, The Piddle Valley Players. Contact: Rachel Olley 01300 348758.Sunday 10th August. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship - modern language).Sunday 10th August, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Open Garden at Domineys, Buckland Newton. A big thank you to all our visitors, helpers and local musicians for being at Domineys on 6th July to support the Friends of the Weldmar Hospice’s 20thAnniversary year. £468 was raised for this very good local cause. The garden and small arboretum at Domineys will be open for the last time this year on Sunday 10th August from 2 pm to 6 pm for the National Gardens Scheme. Pollinators and bird lifehave increased; plants are showing off, although timing is unusual after the winter warmth and summer heat. Visitors can to picnic in the arboretum from 12 noon. Equinox will once again be providing music for a summer garden. Plants forsale from Pickett Lane Nursery and home made teas. Entry £4.00, children free. You are most welcome to visit later in the year to see the autumn colour - please ring 01300 345 295 to agree a date. Jeanette and William GueterbockTuesday 12th August, 8.00 pm, Parish Room. Parish Council Meeting preceded by Democratic Half Hour. All welcome.Thursday 14th August, 7.00 pm, Village Hall. Lotus Club. All welcome but booking essential; ring Chris on 345850.Wednesday 13th August, 4.00 pm. Lydden Ladies Tea Party at Mo Sherry’s.Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August. Annual Village Hall Spruce-up.If you love and use the Hall, the Committee would feel hugely supported if you could put this date in your diaries. The more willing hands we have the more fun the cleaning and painting. We need a pressure washer and those good with a paintbrush or ladder, coffee makers and dusters and scrubbers. All will be very welcome even if just moral support. Buckland Newton Village Hall CommitteeSunday 17th August. No Family Praise this week at Holy Rood Church.Wednesday 20th August, 2.30 pm. Lydden Vale Gardening Club visit to Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Tincleton. DT2 8QU. Following the success of last August’s visit, we have arranged another late summer visit, this time to renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon’s Sculpture by the Lakes. I have visited the gardens several times and have never failed to be inspired by the collection of monumental pieces and the landscape around them. The Club is subsidising the visit, so it will cost you only £5. Hope you can come and join us! Viviane (345111) email@example.com Lydden Vale Gardening Club on FacebookThursday 21st August. No Lotus Club meeting tonight.Sunday 24th August. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Matins (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language).Bank Holiday Monday 25th August. Buckland Newton Village Fete on the Parish Field (opposite School). We urgently need an organiser for both Raffle and Teas. These are the two biggest moneymakers and afternoon tea is such an essential part of a village fete but neither may happen this year. Could YOU organise one of them? Stall-holders and helpers are also urgently needed. Please see the Village Fetepage and/or contact Jane Willis on 01300 345477.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).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 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.