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Local Directory

Local Organisations / Groups


For information contact John Simpson 01300 345401

Amateur Dramatics

BAPS - Buckland Newton Amateur Players. If you are interested in being involved, contact Fizz Lewis 01300 345521 Piddle Valley Players. New members welcome, contact Holly Royle 07775 436075

Artsreach Mobile Theatre

Visiting professional arts performances. See Lydden Vale News and posters or

Artsreach page for forthcoming productions, or contact Ian Scott 01300 345455.


A group from Buckland Newton play in Piddlehinton Gym 8.00 pm Tuesdays. Contact Pauline Adams 01300 345459

Bell Ringers

Wednesday practice night. For information contact Nick Baker 07812 528170


Church of the Holy Rood – Rev Canon Jonathan Still 01300 341 251 (see Holy

Rood Church page)

Cerne Abbas Village Cinema

Mobile Cinema in Cerne Abbas Village Hall; for dates and to book see ‘Around the

Village’ page or e-mail cerneabbasvillagecinema@gmail.com

Cricket Club

New members welcome. For information contact Paddy Needham 07899 924545

or Ian Scott 01300 345455


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Held on August Bank Holiday Monday. Volunteer helpers please contact Kate

Parish on 07860 582362 or 01300 345497 bnfete@gmail.com

Fitness & Dance

Piddletrenthide Village Hall Tues 10.30 to 11.30am Pulham Village Hall Wed

6.30 to 7.30pm. Seated Senior Fitness Tues BN Village Hall 2.00 to 3.00 pm.

Contact Sarah Mitchell 01258 817288

Friends of Buckland Newton School (FBNS) Parent/Teacher


Contact through School Office (01300 345393)

Gardening Club

Meetings held monthly in Village Hall. Contact Antony Parson

Bladeley365@outlook.com or see Gardening Club page

Gardens open to Public

Minterne Gardens 01300 341370 (see website & posters for dates)

Good Neighbours Plan (Community Connections)

Contact Chris & Janey Hildred for more information. 01300 345850

Lent Lunches

Held in Village Hall and other venues (see Lydden Vale News in February/March or

Around the Village’ page)

Little Adventurers (see Pre-Schools)

Little Goslings (see Pre-Schools)

Lunch Club

Second Friday Lunch Club held monthly. For information contact Diana Wells

01300 345434 or Susan Moring 01300 345760 or see Lunch Club page

Lydden Ladies (see Village People)

Lydden Vale News

Monthly magazine delivered FREE to every household. Articles or advertisements

by 14th of the month to Editor at lyddenvalley@gmail.com , Advertising (email copy

preferred) lyddenvaleadverts@gmail.com

Neighbourhood Car Scheme

Can’t get to the Surgery, shop, hospital or friends/ Then ring our number. No

journey too short! Please give sufficient notice. Volunteer drivers always

appreciated. 07733 849264

Nursery Schools (see Pre-Schools)

Parish Magazine (See Lydden Vale News)

Parish Pavilion Bookings

For small groups/meetings (DT2 7DP). Contact Sarah Mitchell – Parish Clerk

01258 817288

Piddle Valley Players

The Piddle Valley Players is a very friendly group and always welcomes new

members. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7pm and some Sunday

afternoons, from September to February at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall. For

further information, please contact our Director, Holly Royle on 07775 436075 or


Pilates Class

Two friendly Pilates classes run in the Village Hall on Thursdays. Power Pilates

at 9.40 am and Posture Pilates at 10.45 am. 07807 090013. Sammie Mcfarland

www.sammiemcfarland.co.uk FB sammiemcfarlandpilatesandhealth Insta


Tuesdays - Gaggle Fit Weights & Resistance with Mel - 01300 345249

Plant Sale

Held in April in Village Hall. See Around the Village page for date. Proceeds to

Joseph Weld.

Playgroup (see Pre-Schools)


“Little Adventurers” at BN Primary School 01300 345393; 8.45 am to 3.15 pm,

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8.45 am to 12.45 pm Tuesday and Thursday.

“Little Goslings” Mothers & Toddlers; Wednesdays 9.30 -11.30am in Village Hall;

contact Kelly Evans 01300 345753.

Holwell Nursery School 01963 23368


Buckland Newton Church of England Primary School. Head Teacher Mrs Nicola

Ralph 01300 345393

Skittles League

Village friendly skittles played at the Gaggle of Geese. To enter or join a team,

contact Simon or Sarah - 01300 345249.

Tennis Courts

Glanvilles Wootton. Book 1 hour slots via noticeboard situated near the Court.

For general enquiries contact Sarah Wade 01963 210607.

Village Café

In the Village Hall on the last Friday in the month (except August and December).

Everyone welcome for tea/coffee, delicious homemade cakes and a chat - Fizz

Lewis 01300 345521.

Village Hall Bookings

The Village Hall is adjacent to the Piddletrenthide to Sturminster Newton road

(B3143) and has car parking. Postcode DT2 7BZ. The Village Hall is

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. Bookings: 01300 345455 or e-mail

ian@knappshill.plus.com . Chairman Nicki Barker 01300 345238.

Village People

Friendly group for all villagers, various activities. Contact Amanda McKenna

amanda62@outlook.com or 01300 345367

Walking Group

Organised walks, usually on 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday in the month. New

members welcome; for information contact Bridget Hodges 01300 345493


Monthly informal discussion group. Contact Helen Simpson 01300 345401

Yoga Classes

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.

Youth Club

Meetings in Village Hall (term time); Tuesdays 6.30 to 8pm. See Youth Club page.

Leader Kate Parish 07860 582362 or 01300 345497.

Youth Moves

Keep Fit for 4-10 year olds 3.30pm to 4.30 pm Fridays in BN Village Hall. Contact Sarah Mitchell 01258 817288.
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