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
Bird (Avian) ‘Flu
If you keep poultry or birds, please see this Notice
6th January: Amazon e-mail scam17th December: Scam call to businesses12th December: Vehicle damaged, Crane’s Meadow. On Monday 12th December between 17:45 & 21:45 a car window was smashed on a vehicle parked in Cranes Meadow, Buckland Newton. If your have information that may assist with our enquiries please contact 101 quoting occurrence number 55160185975.14th December: Lloyds Bank fake letter scam24th November: HSBC Scam Text16th November: HMRC and Talk Talk Telephone scams10th November: Metropolitan Police Telephone Bank Telephone Scam
Following the success of the Buckland Newton Village Pub Nights we plan to hold
further evenings - the next will be on Friday 24th February. Details will be given in
Upcoming Events. If you are not already receiving emails about the Pub Nights and
Thursday evenings, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Buckland Newton Village Hall. Fitstepsthe UK’s newest dance fitness programme created byStrictly Come Dancing stars Natalie Lowe, Ian Waite and former contestant and world champion swimmer Mark Foster. £5 per class; pay for 10 classes up front (£50) and get 1 free. Wear cool, comfy fitness style clothing, trainer style shoes and bring drinking water. Call Georgina on 07582 634911 for further details.
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.
Bird (Avian) ‘Flu
If you keep poultry or birds, please see this Notice
Friday 20th January, 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm, Village Hall. Quiz Night. January sees the return of Quiz Nights in Buckland Newton Village Hall. Tables of 6 £8 per headHalf time snack, BYO drinks. Please Book Your Table 01300 345119. Proceeds to:Stella Hayward Riding for the Disabled Group Charity number 1073673.Sunday 22nd January. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language).Tuesday 25th January, 6.30 pm, Village Hall. Lydden Vale Gardening Club AGM, plus Bob Gibbons ‘A Lifetime in Flowers’. For our first meeting of the year we will hold our AGM before the arrival of our guest speaker, therefore please note the EARLIER START TIME OF 6.30PM. We’re delighted to welcome back renowned author and naturalist Bob Gibbons who will guide us through “A lifetime of flowers”. Looking forward to seeing you all. Contact Viviane Bernhard 345111.Friday 27th January, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall. Village Cafe. A cafe run by us for us; a mere £1.00 for coffee and a piece (or two) of homemade cake. (‘Us’ being the locals and anyone else who is staying locally on that day!). We drop in and we drop out - it’s a nice way to catch up with people you don’t know very well or don’t see often.Saturday 28th January, 10.30 am, Village Hall. Defibrillator Training for All. There is a Training Session at the Village Hall with Kate Fisher from SWAST. She will talk for around an hour on how to use the Defibrillator etc and then there will be an opportunity for anyone who would like to practise on her mannequin. She will welcome questions and answers. This is a very good introduction for people who are recently arrived in the village and for those like me who need a refresher! It is the sort of general knowledge that everyone should have these days. Cost is £5.00 on the door (all income to go towards cost of replacement needed in 2020). Please ring or email to book a place. Fizz Lewis 345521 email@example.comSunday 29th January. No Service at Holy Rood, Buckland Newton but Benefice Communion at 11.00 am at Minterne Church.Friday 3rd February, 12.00 noon, Saxon Arms, Stratton. Lydden Ladies Pub Lunch. Contact Jane Hildred 345850.Sunday 5th February. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Matins, taken by Allen Knott. Tuesday 7th February, 8.00 pm, Rose Villa, Buckland Newton. Wayfarers’ Meeting. “A crime is not a crime unless there is a punishment”. Please come, bring your friends. Share, listen and discuss thoughts, experiences, feelings, beliefs and research on this question. Contact Helen Simpson 345401.Friday 10th February, 12.30 pm, Rose and Crown, Longburton. Second Friday Lunch Club. Contact Jan Burnett 345356.Sunday 12th February. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00 am Holy Communion (Common Worship, modern language), taken by Rev Jonathan Still.Tuesday 14th February, 7.30 pm, Parish Room. Parish Council Meeting preceded by Democratic Half Hour, at which all welcome.Wednesday 15th February, 11.15 am – 12.30pm Visit to Holy Rood Church by scholars from Lyme Regis organ school. They will be giving a recital, to which all are invited and welcome. Further details from Jon Sulkin. 345 251.14th to 18th February. Piddle Valley Players present “Guys & Dolls” at Buckland Newton Village Hall. A musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Tickets £10.00 including refreshments from Old Chapel Stores, Buckland Newton and Piddletrenthide Post Office from January.Sunday 19th February. Services at Holy Rood Church. 9.30am Family service for all ages. Songs, stories, activities. Refreshments served after this serviceMonday 20th February, time t.b.a., Cerne Village Hall. Cerne Abbas Village Cinema presents “Anthropoid”. This is based on the extraordinary true story of two Czech soldiers who in 1941 parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi office Reinhard Heydrich. For tickets, please drop an envelope into the Old Chapel Stores in Buckland Newton with your name, a contact number, number of tickets required and for which film. Cash is preferable please: cheques if necessary should be made out to CAVC.Wednesday 22nd February, from 5.00 pm (last orders 7.00 pm), at old bus shelter opposite BN School. Fish & Chip Van.Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 7.00pm, Village Hall. Lydden Vale Gardening Club Annual Dinner. Please note the change of date for our annual dinner: Wednesday, 22nd February. As in previous years, it will be held in Buckland Newton village hall with Helen Furness catering for us. If you haven’t booked your place yet give me a call or email me promptly, I need to know by the 20th at the latest! Looking forward to seeing you on the night.Viviane (345111)firstname.lastname@example.orgLydden Vale Gardening Club on FacebookFriday 24th February, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, Village Hall. Village Cafe. 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. At the moment it costs £1.00 but I may have to put it up a bit soon! Say by 20p? It 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.Friday 24th February, 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm, Village Hall. Pop-up Pub. More details as soon as they are available.Sunday 26th February. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - traditional language) taken by Rev Jonathan Still.Friday 3rd March, 7.30 pm, Village Hall. “A Taste of Nepal” - in support of ActionAid. An enjoyable and informative supper and drinks evening in aid of the child earthquake victims. As ticket numbers are very limited, please call Chris Hildred on 01300 345850 to reserve yours in advance, now! More details click on the graphic on left. For some background information on the project and the fundraiser, or for information on how to make a donation, click here.Sunday 5th March. Services at Holy Rood Church. 11.00am Matins taken by Jenny Bagnall.Tuesday 14th March, 7.30 pm, Parish Room. Parish Council Meeting preceded by Democratic Half Hour, at which all welcome.Monday 20th March, time t.b.a., Cerne Village Hall. Cerne Abbas Village Cinema presents “Mrs Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. Directed by Tim Burton, this dark fantasy has a starry cast including Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Alison Janney, Samuel L Jackson and Rupert Everett.Sunday 26th March, 7.30 pm, Village Hall. Artsreach presents “The Odyssey”.From the makers of ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Dracula’ comes a tale more exciting than excitement itself: The ODYSSEY. The journey of all journeys. To Hell. And back again. Gods, Monsters, Sirens, Derring-Dos and Derring-Donts! A love story that lasts decades. It’s Greek stuff… with all the boring bits removed! "Cyclops! A hulk of flesh, Ship tall. Arms reaching to his knees. Mouth - a gaping universe. And in the middle of his foolish forehead One Single Eye Mwah-ha-ha. . ." If ever a show was designed for small venues, this is it; a compact piece of theatre magic. David Mynne's skill with just a few simple props, a rubber face and clear and concise storytelling will fill you with drama and delight! A host of exciting (and daft) characters - including a one-eyed. Cyclops, a six-headed monster and the terrifying Sea God Poseidon - will conjure up a mighty storm and keep you on the edge of your seat. Suitable for adults and older children (12+). Click on graphic on left for full details. Tickets: £9 | £7 (under 18s) on door, if available, or in advance from The Old Chapel Stores or telephone 01300 345455. Bar & refreshments available.Wednesday 29th March, from 5.00 pm (last orders 7.00 pm), at old bus shelter opposite BN School. Fish & Chip Van.Monday 24th April, time t.b.a., Cerne Village Hall. Cerne Abbas Village Cinema presents “A Streetcat Named Bob”. A film based on the true story of a homeless addict whose bond with a ginger cat turns his life around.Wednesday 26th April, from 5.00 pm (last orders 7.00 pm), at old bus shelter opposite BN School. Fish & Chip Van.Wednesday 31st May, from 5.00 pm (last orders 7.00 pm), at old bus shelter opposite BN School. Fish & Chip Van.Wednesday 28th June, from 5.00 pm (last orders 7.00 pm), at old bus shelter opposite BN School. Fish & Chip Van.Wednesday 26th July, from 5.00 pm (last orders 7.00 pm), at old bus shelter opposite BN School. Fish & Chip Van.