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Submitted by: andrew       On: 18/2/2019 at: 08:48       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletter for February and March

Clapton, Wayford, Drimpton & Dist. Horticultural Society – message from Martin Rowan-Robinson
"On Wednesday 16th January we enjoyed a very successful Quiz and Food evening. A big thank you to Bob and Rosemary Shepherd and their helpers for organising this very enjoyable evening which has made us all wiser, fuller and possibly also enlarged our waist lines. As always - great quiz, wonderful food."

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12th
A N N U A L P O T A T O D A Y

SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY

10:30am to 2:30pm at the VILLAGE HALL

Pennards Plants support us in organising this annual event.

A wide variety of different potatoes will be available as well as expert advice on how, where and when to plant them.

However, it's not just about Potatoes -- soft fruit, vegetable & flower seeds, onion sets and many other plants are available to purchase.

We also have excellent food available, creative activities for children and enrolment for the Potato growing competition.

PLUS All-day brunches, lunches and cakes and warming drinks

All are welcome, experienced gardeners, allotment veterans, those who have never grown a vegetable in their lives, come and talk to the experts, plenty of advice available.


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YOUTH CLUB from Rob Fooks

“This month on FRIDAY 1st of Feb we've got Skittles at the Royal Oak Pub(meet there). Parents welcome to stay for a drink or a meal and support our local pub (book in advance with John for a meal)”

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VALENTINE'S LUNCH at the Village Hall

on WEDNESDAY 13th Feb at 12.30pm

Two courses £6
All welcome. Book your places with Viv or Rosemary
Wear something red!

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FILM CLUB: WED 13th FEB at the Village Hall
Please note that there will be no matinee performance in February
Evening THE CHILDREN ACT (12A)
A High Court judge in the midst of a marital crisis is given the task of solving the problem of a sick boy whose recovery is bound by religious restrictions. Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci star in this moral conundrum.
Doors open at 7pm for 7:30 start. All of the usual refreshments! Non-members £4

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PLANTING THE POPPY PLOT – message from Andrew Pastor and Brian Hesketh

“We are planning to plant up the Poppy Plot by the village bridge during the first week of February. Thank you to people who have already offered plants. Are there any more out there?
If you have any kinds of hardy garden plants - tough, reliable, perennials that can look after themselves - that you can offer to help make a permanent 'garden', please contact Andrew.

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Clapton, Wayford, Drimpton & District Hort Soc AGM and Social Evening.
WEDNESDAY 20th FEB 7.15 for 7.30pm. A brief business meeting during which you have the opportunity to make suggestions about the future direction of our Society . This is followed by a Social Evening. Meet informally and mingle with other members of the Society while enjoying a free glass of wine and snacks. Existing and prospective members all welcome.

Vacancy for Annual Horticultural Show Secretary….Exciting opportunity to play an active and central role in organising a key event in our community. Very part time, but with a little more work in August. The Show Secretary is supported by an enthusiastic and hard working subcommittee. An opportunity to bring new ideas to this prestigious event. Remuneration - a generous supply of tea and home baked cakes. Optional mentoring and support from a past secretary available for at least 12 months.
An interest in Gardening is desirable but not essential. The main requirement is a recognition of the importance of the Show to our village and a desire to keep it alive. If you are interested, contact:
Chairman John Wright or Secretary Diana Leake

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ST MARY'S CHURCH – message from Neville Adams
This years Annual General Meeting of St Mary’s Church will be held on Monday, March 4th at 7pm in the church. The Annual Report will be available a week before the meeting, and only questions on those reports will be accepted. Copies of the Annual Report will be available in the church.

The main focus at the meeting will be on the short/long term future of St Mary’s Church which is facing financial difficulties, and ensuring that it can continue to fulfil its administrative responsibilities. The discussion will be led by the Chairman of the Parochial Church Council, The Revd. David Baldwin.
In view of the importance of this meeting it is hoped that all those on the Electoral Roll as well as members of our community will attend, so that views on any proposals can be fully discussed.

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A DATE FOR ALL OUR DIARIES - ARTSREACH and DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL
present

TITLE & DEED
from Farnham Maltings

on THURSDAY 14th MARCH at 7.30pm
Acclaimed New Theatre in Dorset for One Night Only
Celebrated American Playwright Will Eno has written a haunting, funny, quietly moving examination of what it is to search for 'home' - that singular place in the world where we can feel complete.
A 'slightly foreign' man gathers us together to sort through his surprising experience of the search, and shares his story, comparing the odd traditions in his country of birth with the realities of life here.
Suitable for ages 14+. Tickets: £9 adults, £6 under-18s, £25 Family of 4,
available from Francesca or the box office at artsreach.co.uk

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A NEW YEAR, but A VERY FAMILIAR STORY
“Over the past couple of weeks we have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with an irresponsible dog owner who has decided it is acceptable to allow their dog to foul the pavement outside our cottage and leave us to clear up the mess. It is certainly not acceptable. Whoever you are, please STOP!”
John and Barbara Wright

And whoever is bagging up their dog mess and then leaving it on the Poppy Plot OR throwing it into the stream should take the bags home! Or leave them in one of the TWO dog waste bins – ONE by the Village Hall, the OTHER at the end of Netherhay Lane. Is that too much to ask?

Submitted by: andrew       On: 3/1/2019 at: 20:14       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletter for January and February

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH – message from Rosemary Shepherd & Viv Watts
“This was again sold out with 62 sitting down to a two course lunch with wine. The Hall was beautifully decorated by the usual ladies (Jane, Janet, Kay and Viv) who have been doing this for many years. Viv has been hosting the village lunches since 2001! The food was delicious and the puddings in the words of one villager “incredible” with most coming back for seconds and some for thirds. We would like to thank everyone who helped, the waitresses and the washers-up, those who roasted potatoes and made puddings. Thanks also for the wonderful array of Raffle Prizes and the ticket sellers. A real community effort! The profit of £486.42!! will be donated to various charities and good causes as follows: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Charity £150.00 - Age UK. £186.42 - St Mary Church £50.00 - Netherhay Chapel £50.00 - Drimpton Village Hall £50.00”

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FEEL-GOOD EXERCISE - “Many of us doing Drimpton's new qigong classes have already noticed better balance, more flexibility and a lovely sense of peace. If you’d like to try this gentle feel-good form of exercise, the weekly pay-as-you-go classes start on TUESDAY 8 January, 10.30 –11.30am at the Village Hall. For more details, phone Monica Murphy on 01460 74193.

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YOUTH CLUB - NEWS & APPEAL from Rob Fooks
Coming up in January we have just one Youth Club meeting on FRIDAY 18th with hopefully a new game to try out.

Due to the lack of adult volunteers we've now had to reduce our timetable
to once a month. Sadly, unless we can recruit new helpers the Youth Club
will have to stop in July. If anyone can spare some time and energy to keep
this vital part of the village going, please get in touch.

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SENSE OF STILLNESS
Our Stillness Circle meditation sessions at Netherhay Chapel’s community room are a wonderful way to unwind, relax and restore. We meet on Tuesdays 12–1pm, and on the third Monday evening of the month (21 January, 18 February etc). They are drop-in sessions, so just come when you can. Call Helly or Brian if you’d like more info.

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FILM CLUB: WED 9th JAN.
Matinee Doors open at 2pm for 2:30pm start. Teas, coffees and soft drinks available. Non-members £4
MAMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN - Another romp through the music of Abba...a real feel good movie.
Evening Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start. Drinks at the bar, plus teas, coffees etc. Non-members £4.
SWEET COUNTRY Set in the Australian outback, a gritty hard hitting crime story that satisfies as a character study and also as a sociological study.

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PLANTING THE PLOT – message from Andrew Pastor and Brian Hesketh
“We are planning to plant up the Poppy Plot by the village bridge in February. Do you have any kinds of hardy garden plants - tough, reliable, perennials that can look after themselves - that you can offer so that we can turn the plot into a permanent 'garden'?” Contact Andrew

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Q U I Z and F O O D E V E N I N G
on WEDNESDAY 16th JANUARY
at the Village Hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm – Teams of 4

organised by Clapton, Wayford, Drimpton & District Horticultural Society
Bob and Rosemary Shepherd will be hosting. Bob organises a varied and entertaining quiz with an assortment of questions covering a vast range of topics and interests.
The entertainment from the quiz is complimented by excellent local food provided by Rosemary and her Team.
£8.00 per head to include main course and pudding – extra puds at 50p!!…. with prizes!
Call Rosemary to book your table and give any dietary requirements

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VILLAGE LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm
The first Village Lunch of 2019 will be on WED 23rd JANUARY, to avoid a Drimpton food overload, as our usual third Wednesday clashes with the Quiz and Food Evening (see above). It will be a Soups and Cheese Lunch to assist our New Year Resolutions! All are welcome; no need to book. If you have specific dietary needs, please let Viv or Rosemary know as all requests can be catered for.

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AFTERNOON TEA AND TABLE TOP SALE -
SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY from 2 - 4pm at Netherhay Chapel

Beat the January blues and come and browse a wonderful selection of pre-loved beautiful things, and new items too - clothing, art work, items for the home etc, AND a delicious afternoon tea!
Come to buy or just for the tea, raising funds for the Chapel and for Mercy Ships www.mercyships.org.uk.
Further information or if you would like to book a table to sell items:
Beryl Banks or Christabel Pilz

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12th A N N U A L P O T A T O D A Y
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
10:30am to 2:30pm at the VILLAGE HALL

An opportunity to learn more about the humble potato. Pennards Plants support us in organising this annual event. A wide variety of different potatoes will be available as well as expert advice on how, where and when to plant them. However, it's not just about Potatoes -- soft fruit, vegetable & flower seeds, onion sets and many other plants are available to purchase. We also have excellent food available, creative activities for children and enrolment for the Potato growing competition.
PLUS All-day brunches, lunches and cakes and warming drinks

All are welcome, experienced gardeners, allotment veterans, those who have never grown a vegetable in their lives, come and talk to the experts, plenty of advice available

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A DATE FOR ALL OUR DIARIES - ARTSREACH and DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL
present
TITLE & DEED
from Farnham Maltings on THURSDAY 14th MARCH at 7.30pm
Acclaimed New Theatre in Dorset for One Night Only
Celebrated American Playwright Will Eno has written a haunting, funny, quietly moving examination of what it is to search for 'home' - that singular place in the world where we can feel complete. A 'slightly foreign' man gathers us together to sort through his surprising experience of the search, and shares his story, comparing the odd traditions in his country of birth with the realities of life here. Suitable for ages 14+. Tickets: £9 adults, £6 under-18s, £25 Family of 4 available from Francesca or the box office at artsreach.co.uk

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Can anyone join the rota to help cut the playground grass in the summer months, only takes an hour of your time once every couple of months. Please contact Steve for more information.