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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.  The Gaggle of Geese pub will re-open in due course - check here for progress. Use the buttons below to find out about other activities and facilities in and around the village:

General Information

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 Parish Council page has moved….

The Buckland Newton Parish Council page has moved to a separate website at www.bucklandnewtonparishcouncil.org.uk  as part of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force in May 2018.  All the links to the current Parish Council page will still work normally; you will just be automatically redirected to the new website.  This will open alongside this website and you can move freely from one to the other.  Do please however let us know if you experience any difficulty, by e- mailing Webmaster.

Defibrillator

The village has its own defibrillator, housed in an unlocked cupboard on an

outside wall of the Village Hall by the kitchen door, under the veranda.  In an

emergency, ring 999, then click here for list of runners who will bring the

defibrillator to you.

Dorchester Marathon 2018

Anyone able to help on the day by becoming marshals at the race on Sunday 27th

May can register their interest by contacting.            jadorchestermarathon@gmail.com

Royal British Legion

The Buckland Newton area is part of the district covered by the Cerne Abbas & District

RBL.  The Branch Committee would like to hear from members who may not be

registered with the branch and therefore not included on its e-mail distribution list. 

Should you wish to contact the branch for this or any other reason please e-mail to:

cerneanddistrictrbl@gmail.com

Youth Club Committee Members needed!

Some additional help to run the Buckland Newton Youth Club is needed.  Could you

help?  Please see the Youth Club page.

Attention “Dog Walkers” who use the footpath through Lydden

Meadow

Please remember these grounds are private and should be treated as you would your

own private garden. PLEASE BE FAIR AND THOUGHTFUL TO THE RESIDENTS. 

Make sure you stick to the public footpath which runs along the gravel drive through the

entrance, behind the houses and past the meadow to the field gate.  Most importantly,

please keep your dogs on a lead throughout the grounds and if they get caught short,

make sure you pick up any foul material and take it home for disposal.  The

overwhelming accumulation of dog dirt from dogs being walked through the grounds is

not just highly unpleasant for the residents, but a real health hazard to the several

young children who live in Lydden Meadow and love to play in the grounds…… even in

winter!  The bridge across the river is a private, not a public footpath. Although access

to all villagers was freely given in the past, from henceforth the gate will be locked to

reduce dog fouling.

Scarecrow Competition   

Fancy a go at creating a scarecrow?  During the Open Gardens and Flower Festival on

the weekend of 26th and 27th May there will be a Scarecrow Competition sponsored

by Bailey Ridge Plants of Leigh.  Anyone can have a go, so make yours as scary or as

friendly as you like, the more unusual the better and each entry must have a name.  

The scarecrows can be in your front garden visible from the road or if you prefer, in the

Gaggle Pub Garden.  They need to be in place by Saturday 19th May for judging. 

Judging will take place over that weekend and the winner will be presented with a

Bailey Ridge Voucher.  If you want a chance to win, Scarecrow entries must be

registered beforehand on 01300 345 119 or at carolgrant.sw@gmail.com

Neighbourhood Alerts 19th April:  Road Rage Incident A352 Longburton 18th April:  Have your say… National Rural Crime Survey 14th April:  Scam Cryptocurrency Investment and Endorsements 13th April:  Scam Sky Refunds Telephone Calls 29th March: Community Safety Awareness Even (10th April) 29th March: ‘Loved one involved in an accident’ fraud 23rd March:  Doorstep Sellers 22nd March:  Nat West Bank Phone Scam 20th March:  Suspicious Vehicle 2007 white Ford Transit Tipper K*57*ZL 20th December:  Bought someone a Drone at Christmas?  Please read this.

Buckland Newton Flower Festival and Open Gardens in May

Plans are well advanced for this special weekend of celebrating some of the lovely

gardens in our Village and our Church which will be beautifully decorated by not only

the Holy Rood church flower ladies but also flower teams from surrounding parishes. 

The event is from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm on both days with refreshments served in Holy

Rood Church.  There will be Organ recitals on both days, the Church bells will be

ringing out across the village and with ice creams too, it promises to be two most

enjoyable afternoons.    Picket Lane Nurseries will be there to tempt you with a

selection of plants and hanging baskets from Kate Parrish will also be on sale.  Add to

that the scarecrow competition (see special notice above) and we hope to raise as

much as we can for Marie Curie Nurses and the Church Flower fund.  Entry is £5 to

cover all gardens and the Church.  Please put the date in your diaries.

(Photographs of the Flower Festival in June 2016 can be seen here )

The Gaggle has new owners!

If you would like to see how the refurbishment is coming along, and for news from the

Gaggle, The Gaggle of Geese now has its own Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/gaggleofgeesepub/ and there is an article about Sarah and

Simon in April’s Lydden Vale News.

Best wishes, Simon and Sarah.  If you have any queries or think you could help in some

way then feel free to email us via hartandhops@gmail.com

The Fish and Chip Van

The Fish and Chip van visits Buckland Newton, usually on the last Tuesday of the

month.  We will be at the old bus shelter opposite Buckland Newton School from 5.00

pm with last orders at 7.00 pm.  If you want to read about the van and see the menu go

to www.mobilefishnchipsdorset.co.uk

Tuesday 24th April

Tuesday 29th May

Just a thought - if you have a neighbour who might enjoy a meal from the van, but who

would find it difficult to get there and back, with their food still hot and crispy, perhaps

you could offer a home delivery service.  I hope you enjoy the van’s visits and to see

you there. 

Recycling and Refuse Collection and Calendar

To find out which day is your recycling or rubbish collection day, go to

www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish-collections and enter your postcode,

select your address, 'return to content', then 'view all data from My Local'.  Then click to

view your next collection day.

Allotments

Now is the beginning of the season; allotments are available from £20, it is not just

about growing vegetables - people can grow fruit trees, soft fruit, flower arranging

flowers or wild flowers. We are a friendly bunch of people, and even if your crops don't

grow you are bound to find some companionship!  There are several plots available

which have been under cultivation for several years. The ground is nice to dig and well

manured. If anyone would like to take a plot 8 x 8 or 8 x 16 sq. metres, please contact

John Simpson 01300 345401.

Piddlehinton Gym

Piddlehinton Gym is located on the Enterprise Park in Piddlehinton. The Gym was

constructed for the American Army back in the 1930s and contains a large indoor space

with 2 full size Badminton courts. Besides a large car park one of the key distinguishing

features is a sprung wooden floor making it excellent for sports. A 99-year lease was

secured back in 2007 by the charity that runs the Gym and it is currently used for

Badminton, Junior Tennis, Archery and Motorcycle training (Saturday in car park) as

well as Drama storage. In the past, a bowling club (long mat bowls) as well as a

Zumba/exercise club have also used the facilities. The Badminton clubs in particular

have space for new members. Contacts and times of the clubs are: Gill Hadley 01300

348081 (Monday from 10.00 am), Alan Wiseman 01258 817512 (Monday from 7.30

pm), Pauline Adams 01300 345459 (Tuesday from 8.00 pm). The radio-control car club

also welcomes new members; contact is Al Mailer 07787 380541.

The charity that runs the club aims to provide the facilities at a reasonable cost, whilst

increasing the diversity of sports; Hiring costs for the hall and facilities are currently £17

for 2 hours regular bookings. Our goal is to improve utilisation, increasing investment to

refurbish and improve the facilities, hence benefiting all users.

For more information phone Paul Hayes, Chairman on 07930337459 Get inspired, get

involved…

www.Oil-club.co.uk

An organisation called www.Oil-club.co.uk has been in touch with the Parish Council;

this club may be of interest to you if you use domestic heating oil and details of the

information sent to the Parish Council can be seen here.  Please note that this

announcement does not imply endorsement of the offer by either Buckland Newton

Parish Council or the Buckland Newton Community Website Committee.

Lydden Vale News

The local printed Newsletter, the Lydden Vale News, is delivered free to every

household in the village.  There is an online version; current (May 2018) 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:

June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017  December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018

Weather Forecast

The nearest Met Office Weather Forecast location is Minterne Gardens.  (The

observation station for this forecast is RNAS Yeovilton); 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, including Henley.  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.  Please note however that those

houses served by Cabinet 2 (by the church) still cannot get fibre and there do not

appear to be any plans by Superfast Dorset or BT Openreach to change this situation. 

You can now register to be advised if and when fibre broadband is available for your

address.  Go to https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/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 including Crafts by Hare

Styles, Peter Thomas (woodturning and stick making) and Gyllawood Pens, Art by

Carole Barnett.  Wednesday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  Tel 07870 642443.

www.bucklandgallery.co.uk

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 (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 to find out how to obtain sandbags.

Travel Information

See under Parish Council

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.

https://glanvilleswootton.org/tennis-club/

Regular Events

Buckland Newton Pre-School.  This operates 8.45 am to 3.15 pm, Monday to Friday

in term time.  Breakfast Club available from  8.00 am.  All at Buckland Newton School

during term time.  It caters for children aged from 2 years, if space available.  If you use

your Early Years Funding Vouchers, there is no additional cost.  Non-funded hours are

charged at £4.25 per hour.  For any further information, please contact Emma 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.

Lydden Ladies / The Village People  If you thought we were all ‘Twinset and Pearls’,

making cakes and jam whilst knitting and drinking tea, then think again!  We are all

about friendship, fun, fabulous food (and drink) and lots of laughter.  In 2018 we have a

packed itinerary of events and activities including an update on the hugely successful

and enjoyable ‘Taste of Nepal’ fundraising evening, a pub night/skittles at ‘The Gaggle

of Geese’, BBQ, Mexican Train evening, visit to Brownsea Island, Octagon Theatre visit

and the ‘occasional’ pub meal to name a few.

As quite a few of these events and activities include partners, husbands, friends, family

and residents of Buckland Newton and the surrounding villages, we have decided to

advertise these under a new name: “The Village People”.   If you would be interested

in joining us for any of the years events or would like more information please contact

Amanda McKenna on 01300 345367 or email amandat62@outlook.com

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.  £1.20 buys you cake and coffee/tea.  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 ‘Dates for your Diary’ below or the church services

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. 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.

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 24th April, 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm (last orders), the old bus shelter (opposite Buckland Newton School).  Fish & Chip van. Tuesday 24th April, 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm, Rose Villa, Buckland Newton.  Wayfarers Meeting.  “NHS - can it survive?”.  Please come, bring your friends. Share, listen and discuss thoughts, experiences, feelings, beliefs and research on these questions. Free, but bring some drink or nibbles to share.  Contact Helen on 345401. Wednesday 25th April, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start, Village Hall.  Lydden Vale Gardening Club.  “Frogs Bottom - my wildflower meadow” with Fizz Lewis.  Fizz and Geoff Lewis open their wildflower meadow, Frogs Bottom Meadow (opposite The Gaggle) to the village every June and July.  It is an example of a part restored, part created Hay Meadow and won a Judges Award at the Dorset Wildlife Garden Competition run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust in 2014.  Fizz will give a light-hearted but informative presentation on the history of how it came about and its management. Viviane (345111) vivianebernhard@hotmail.co.uk Friday 27th April, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall.  Village Cafe.  Spring is here and what a gorgeous month April is. Just take a break from gardening and come and have a coffee at the Village Cafe. (Every last Friday in the month in the Village Hall B.N. from 10:30 to noonish). There will be lots to discuss like the Plant Sale and whether we will be up dancing at dawn on the Cerne Giant for May Day. What larks.  For more information call Fizz Lewis on 01300 345521 Saturday 28th April, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall.  Plant Sale for Weldmar.   We will be needing lots of plants to sell!  So could you please have a look in your garden to see what you can spare?  Perhaps you have perennials needing dividing soon and could spare a little piece to put in a pot for the sale?  You could perhaps sow a few seeds…. and or dig up a few self sown seedlings in the garden and pot those up?  Vegetables of all sorts are very welcome - go easy on the tomato plants though, I think we were inundated with them last year. Annuals and bedding are very very welcome and houseplants of course also sell well.  Everything for the garden (maybe not Shasta daisies!) is valuable to us. And to support the plants we will be having Carol’s Wigwams and plant supports again!  Give us a ring if you have problems of any sort, storage, potting, collecting etc etc. Oh and we could do with a couple more volunteers to sell on the day!  Maree Pollard 345349 would love to hear from you re raffles prizes and Isabelle 345242 and Lavinia will welcome a cake or two please. All donations can come to the hall from around 5.00 pm on the Friday so we can get sorted for Saturday morning. A label would be appreciated. If you are not green fingered perhaps you would like to come to buy on Saturday 27th when we will open at 10.00 am sharp. No sales beforehand! Bargains galore and some really interesting plants.      Fizz Lewis 345521 and Jan Marpole 345560. Saturday 28th April, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Artsreach presents Panta Rei Danseteater – ‘Promise of Departure’.   We are thrilled that Norwegian dance troupe Panta Rei, a highly acclaimed company known for the overall immersive feeling of their productions catching the imagination of audiences worldwide, is returning to our village hall after a gap of several years. Their new show, Promise of Departure, looks at how vulnerability and strength come to play in the relationships we have, and the struggles we are forced to overcome. It explores the promise of connection and the departure from our comfort zone, and challenges the dancers to share personal stories and push their physicality over and over again. Promise of Departure is a co-production between Panta Rei Danseteater (Norway) and Teater Innlandet (Norway), a double bill created in collaboration with British choreographer Rachel Erdos. A fantastic life affirming performance is promised!  Tickets £10, £6 (under 18s) are available from Old Chapel Stores, Buckland Newton, online @ www.artsreach.co.uk, or telephone 01300 345455 www.pantareidanseteater.com/en Sunday 29th April, No Service at Holy Rood Church, but Benefice Communion at   11.00 am at St. Mary’s Church Cerne Abbas. Wednesday 2nd May, Lydden Vale Walking Group.  We will be walking the next section of the Hardy Way from Cold Harbour to Lytchett Matravers. The distance will be just under 8 miles and the lunch venue will be investigated before we send out an e- mail. Please contact Bridget Hodges (01300 345493) if you would like to join us for the Hardy Way Challenge or join one of the shorter walks being organised. The West Lulworth to Kimmeridge, section of about 9 miles will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018, as it is across the firing ranges, and will be a whole day walk, stopping for a packed lunch probably at Tyneham. E-mails with details will be sent a week or so prior to the walk. Saturday 5th May.  Fancy walking from Cerne Abbas to Milton Abbey?   Salisbury Diocese have created a new 12 mile pilgrimage starting at St Augustines Well, Cerne Abbas and meandering over hills and valleys to reach Milton Abbey – the same day!  Click here for more details. Sunday 6th May, Service at Holy Rood Church.  6.00 pm Evensong, taken by Jonathon. Friday 11th May, 12.30 pm, Village Hall.  Second Friday Lunch Club, where we will be visited by the fish and chip van. If you can't eat fish please ring Jan for the alternative.  If you haven't yet put your name down to attend please ring Jan on 345356 or Susan on 345760. If you haven't been to one of our lunches before and feel you might like to come along, please give us a ring, you would be made very welcome. Friday 11th May, from 1.00 pm, last orders 1.45 pm, Village Hall Car Park.  The Fish and Chip Van is making an extra visit for the Lunch Club, so if you would like a fish & chip takeaway, come along and place your order!   After the Lunch Club members have been served, all villagers are welcome to purchase their lunch from approximately 1:00 pm with last orders 1:45. Hope to see you there. We will also be at the old bus shelter opposite the school from 5.00 pm with last orders at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 29th May as usual. If you want to see the menu go to: www.mobilefishnchipsdorset.co.uk Friday 11th May, doors open 7.00 pm, eyes down 7.30 pm, venue t.b.a.  FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School) Quiz Night.  Email schoolfbns@gmail.com Sunday 13th May.  Service at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship, modern language), taken by Jonathon. Sunday 13th May, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm, Minterne House.  Minterne Spring Fair.  Family dog show, craft stands, plant stalls & cream teas will be some of the attractions on offer; alongside demonstrations from the Longbow Champion and a Classic Car Display. The day starts at 11.00 am and ends at 4.30 pm. Entrance is £5.00 for adults and children free. Sunday 20th May.  Service at Holy Rood Church.  9.30 am Family Service, suitable for all ages, songs, stories, activities. Time for coffee and biscuits and chat after this service. Sunday 20th May, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, Alton Pancras Church.  Alton Pancras Village Fete.  Click on the graphic at left for more information. Friday 25th May, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall  Village Cafe.  It is a public cafe with coffee, tea and homemade cakes. Cost £1.20. It is open to anyone in the village no age or weight restrictions. No one will sell you a raffle ticket or ask you to join anything. It is run by us for us on a rota basis of ‘hosting’ (setting up and making the tea and coffee) and providing the cakes. Usually it is pretty busy and certainly friendly, so do try us out if you haven’t already. Visitors to the village also welcome.  Contact Fizz on 01300 345521. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May.  A Buckland Newton Flower Festival and Open Gardens event is planned from 12 noon till 5.00 pm with refreshments served in the Church.  It will be in aid of Marie Curie Nurses and Holy Rood Church's Flower Fund.  Provided we raise sufficient funds, Holy Rood Church itself will also benefit.  There will also be a Scarecow Competition around the village.  The organisers are looking for business sponsors to help cover costs so if anyone is able to help, please contact Carol Grant at carolgrant.sw@gmail.com Sunday 27th May.  Service at Holy Rood Church.  11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship, modern language), taken by Jonathon. Tuesday 29th May, 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm (last orders), the old bus shelter (opposite Buckland Newton School).  Fish & Chip van. Wednesday 30th May, 2.00pm for 2.15pm, Liberty Fields Orchards, Closworth Road, Halstocks BA22 9SZ.  Lydden Vale Gardening Club.  Our first outing of the year will see us going just over the border into Somerset to Liberty Fields Orchards where owner Alison Lemmey will take us on a tour of the orchards (fingers crossed for good weather!) before guiding us through a tasting of their apple drinks, aperitifs & vodka.  £8 per person.  Viviane (345111) vivianebernhard@hotmail.co.uk Sunday 3rd June, 4.00 pm, Rew Head Farm.   All family and farm service. A farm service is an important date in the Christian Calendar when traditionally we “bless the seeds and fields.”  Farmers Tim and Emily Jones will host our 2018 Farm Service at Rew Head Farm and we invite you, your friends and happy animals to join us when the children will “plant” a seed and enjoy the service in a special family way. After the service simple refreshments. will be offered.  Please bring a plate - sandwiches or cake or biscuits or anything you wish to share.  This replaces our normal ‘in church’ service for this day. Saturday 9th June, 1.00 pm-4.00 pm, Church Farm, Glanvilles Wootton, DT9 5QE.  Glanvilles Wootton Village Fete.  Flower Festival and Photography Competition in the Church, Gillingham Imperial Silver band, fun dog show, have-a-go dog agility and display.  Barbeque, Pimms Tent and Teas, games for all and lots of stalls. For more information please look on our website https://glanvilleswootton.org/fete/ or contact Annie on 01300 345450 or Georgina on 01963 210857. Saturday 23rd June, 7.30 pm until late, Village Hall.  FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School) Band Night.  £5.00 per ticket, in advance from schoolfbns@gmail.com  Cheap bar, great music!  Over 18’s only please.  Put the date in your diary - don’t miss it! Saturday 30th June, Lydden Vale Walking Group.  The West Lulworth to Kimmeridge, section of the Hardy Way of about 9 miles will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018, as it is across the firing ranges, and will be a whole day walk, stopping for a packed lunch probably at Tyneham.  E-mails with details will be sent a week or so prior to the walk. Saturday 30th June, 1.00 pm, The Old Rectory Pulham.  Pulham Church Fete.  Barbecue and beer.  All the old favourite stalls including comic dog show.  Live music by EQUINOX. Saturday 14th July, 7.00 pm, Buckland Newton Village Hall.  The Piddle Valley Players are having a ‘Talent Night’ evening as a fundraiser for their next show in February 2019. Members will be performing songs, sketches and comedy … and it is open to the public to join us. If you would like to show off your talent, please contact our director, Holly Royle, on 07775 436075.  Tickets are available NOW from Old Chapel Stores in Buckland Newton … £5.00, including a light buffet, (£3 for performers)
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THE PIDDLE VALLEY PLAYERS PRESENT  SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2018 - 7PM  BUCKLAND NEWTON VILLAGE  HALL  'There's talent in the valley'  Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment,  featuring local band 'BUZZ'  TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM BUCKLAND NEWTON VILLAGE SHOP  Any talent wanting to  perform,  please  contact  Holly on 07775436075 Buckland Newton Village Hall Wednesday, 25 April 2018  at 7.30pm  LY D D E N V A L E G A R D E N I N G C L U B “Frogs Bottom - My Wildflower Meadow”  Fizz Lewis ALL WELCOME – VISITORS £3.00