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Submitted by: andrew       On: 3/2/2018 at: 19:13       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for February

11th A N N U A L P O T A T O D A Y
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
10:30am to 2:30pm at the VILLAGE HALL

81 types of Potatoes, food and fun, with heritage flower and vegetable seeds, plants, fruit bushes & trees, Dahlias and Gladioli, advice and tips.
PLUS All-day brunches, lunches and cakes and warning drinks
Creative activities for children + enrolment for the Potato Growing Competition

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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FUND RAISING in the VILLAGE OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD.
Knit & Natterers raised £275 from sales for Mosaic, Dorset-based charity helping bereaved children
The Christmas Lunch raised £500 for village causes, Crisis, and Alzheimers
The Christmas Show raised £429.69 for Clic Sargent, helping children with cancer & their families
Carols Round The Village raised £232 for charities helping the homeless
and Christmas crafts. - message from Julie Rowan-Robinson: “Thank you to those who attended the Christmas workshops and those that had table decorations and door hangings from me. We raised £100 for village hall car park funds.”
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SHELTERBOX - “Wonderful singing from the Brunswick Singers on Jan 20th, followed by delicious afternoon tea raised £160 for Shelterbox - Many thanks to all who came along to this lovely afternoon at the Chapel. Make a note in your diary for our next afternoon event - On 15th MARCH Anne Mosscrop will be giving a slide show and talk on her travels on the Trans Siberian railway, followed by afternoon tea... not to be missed!
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YOUTH CLUB - “After the Christmas break we have had a games session in the hall, and a skittles session kindly hosted by the pub on the 26th of January. Coming up in February: on the FRI 9th there's FILM CLUB and on FRI 23rd we've got FUN and GAMES in the Hall.” - Rob Fooks
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ARTSREACH and DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL present TWO SHOWS in FEBRUARY

The first is for children aged 4 to 11 + their families on MONDAY 12th FEB at 6.00pm
A STRANGE NEW PLACE is a completely original one woman show without words.
See separate flyer for more details.

Tickets Adults £6, Children £5, Families 2+2 £20

On THURSDAY 22nd FEB at 7.30pm - The GRAHAMS from Nashville Tennessee
Expect an uplifting evening of beautifully authentic Americana Folk music.
See separate flyer for more details.

Tickets Adults £9, U18 £6, Families 2+2 £25

BOX OFFICE FOR BOTH SHOWS: email: roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

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FILM CLUB: WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY - 'VICTORIA and ABDUL'
With Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Ali Fazal. An unconventional relationship between Queen Victoria and one of her servants: a sort of sequel to Mrs Brown. Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30 start. Wine, beers, coffee, tea, hot chocolate available.
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VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH
WEDNESDAY, 14th FEBRUARY at 12.30 at theVillage Hall

Wear something RED and enjoy a Three Course Lunch for just £6.00 (2 Course £5.00)

Please phone Viv to book your seats
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We have TWO VERY SPECIAL COFFEE MORNINGS at the VILLAGE HALL – supporting runners in the London Marathon on 22nd April.
Tess Goble and daughter Jo invite you on SATURDAY, 10th FEBRUARY. 10.30 – 12.00.
Jo is running the London Marathon on behalf of Whizz Kidz. Jo - Senior Project Associate, Clinical Operations, Clinical Surveillance & Training (CST) writes: “Our mission is to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need, when they need them –
giving them the chance to develop their full potential.”
Find out more https://whizz-kidz-london-marathon18.everydayhero.com/uk/joanna

Please come and show your support while enjoying Coffee, Cakes and Bacon Baps.

SATURDAY, 24th FEBRUARY 10.30 – 12.00
While we enjoy our Coffee, Cakes and Bacon Baps, Mat Costin will be running 26 laps of the Village!!!

Mat writes: “On the next Coffee Morning I will attempt to run the 1st Drimpton Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK as part of my 15 month Marathon Charity drive which culminates with the London Marathon this April. I will be starting around 7am and running just over 26 laps of the village (26.1 miles). If anybody wishes to come along and watch /join me for a lap, then all I'm after is a little donation. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matcostin

Do you feel inspired? Here's an invitation from Mat……...
“Are you interested in running? - I am also thinking of starting a sort of Drimpton Running Club on Sunday mornings and wanted to gauge interest from everyone. It would just be a couple of laps of the village at a pace that suits. If anybody is interested, then please contact me at the Coffee Morning.”

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust - Update, January 2018
“Members of BGP CLT, committee members and parish councillors were invited to a site visit of the almost complete develop- ment of Lyme Regis CLT at Timber Hill. The afternoon was bright and sunny, the views wonderful, and the development impressive. It is of particular interest as the site is the same size (1.5 acres) with the same number of housing units (15) as that proposed by BGP CLT for Drimpton. In addition, the development partner is Yarlington Housing Group, which has the same role with BGP CLT. All present were impressed by the well laid out site, and the quality of finishes, both internally and externally. Discussions continue between BGP CLT, our appointed architects (Trewin Design), Yarlington Housing Group, our appointed engineer (Barnaby Associates) and our advisors Wessex CLT Projects to progress the site layout plans at the proposed site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton.”
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Broadwindsor Group Parish Neighbourhood Plan. - “The Chairman & members of the Plan Committee thank all those residents who attended the recent Road Shows and completed the questionnaire. We do appreciate the time and effort you spent on this. We have analysed the data from the questionnaires and it can be viewed on village & Parish Council websites &Facebook. Any queries / comments should be directed to the Parish Clerk in the first instance. Email: hello@broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk;
Website: broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk/community/neighbourhood-plan

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APPEAL to EVERYONE WHO WALKS OUR PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY:
Have you noticed the collapse of the roadside style leading from Chard Road near Drimpton Cross? It would be good to replace it with a robust gate that would be far easier to use than climbing over a rickety style, wouldn't it? Cutting to the chase, this would cost £150 to do. So, can you make a donation towards this cost? Please send what you can to Ken & Beryl Banks at 38 Chard Road who have agreed to manage the project.

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DRIMPTON PRESENTS
A Village Voices Production
Our village version of WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Featuring Toad, Rat, Mole, Otter and Badger
and a whole load of Rabbits, armed with carrots, on the run from Mr McGregor.
And don't forget The Weasels!

TWO PERFORMANCES on SATURDAY 17th MARCH
Matinee at 2.00pm – Evening at 7.00pm

TICKETS: Adults £6, Children £3, Under-5s
contact drimptonboxoffice@gmail.com


Submitted by: Norman       On: 2/2/2018 at: 11:27       Location: Drimpton

Mobile phone service

New Phone mast on Hollis Hill in Broadwindsor is now in service and gives a good signal in Drimpton (Chard Road).
I think the provider is O2, I am using EE and get a good signal strength but 'Limited Service'

Comment from: stanleyG   On: 3/2/2018 at: 14:07

January'18 weather

January ’18 has given us a very wet month. I have heard it mentioned as one of the wettest on record but haven’t been able to get verification. It certainly hasn’t in our area. However, we have experienced a series of low pressure weather fronts which has kept the ground in many areas, saturated. In these low pressure zones temperatures are usually higher and so it has proved. Of course the comment I have heard are National so perhaps we’ve been luckier than many others RAINFALL IN DRIMPTON CROSS, JANUARY 2018 91.75 mm. (2017 133.5 mm) OR 3.62 inches (2017 5.27 inches)

Submitted by: andrew       On: 4/1/2018 at: 18:39       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for January

November Community Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Craft Coffee Morning. We are pleased to report that, thanks to your generosity we raised £105 for the Village Hall from Coffee and Cakes etc and over £250 for Mosaic, which is a Dorset based Charity which supports bereaved children. Much gratitude from the Knit & Natterers.

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Artsreach & Drimpton Village Hall present

KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN
on THURSDAY 11th JANUARY at 7.30pm

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 folk award for best duo, the couple have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’. With a performance history that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

A very special music-making evening is a great way to start 2018!
TICKETS: Adults £9, U18 £6, Family of 4 £25 - email: roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

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YOUTH CLUB - “Great fun was had by all at the Christmas Party at the beginning of December; I hope the excessive amount of chocolate made no one sick! To start the new year, on FRIDAY12th we have a normal Youth Club at the Hall, a chance to try the NEW pool table! On FRIDAY 26th we are having a Skittles Night at the Royal Oak, meet in the skittle alley for 6.30, with food for kids. Parents, why not stay and have a meal?” - Rob Fooks
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FILM CLUB: WED 10th JAN at 7.00 for 7.30pm - DUNKIRK - An intense, powerful film telling the many stories of the evacuation of allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkerque in WW 2. Starring Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh with director Christopher Nolan. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30 start…Wine, beer, teas, coffees available.
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WED 17th JAN: VILLAGE LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm @ £
All are welcome; no need to book. This will be a traditional Soup and Cheese Lunch as MORE food will be on offer at the evening event – see below. There will be a choice of at least 4 soups. If you have specific dietary needs, please let Viv or Rosemary know as all requests can be catered for.
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Q U I Z and F O O D E V E N I N G
on WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY
at the Village Hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm – Teams of 4
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 to book your table and give any dietary requirements

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SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY at 2.30PM
THE BRUNSWICK CHOIR from Teignmouth at NETHERHAY CHAPEL
“These Singers in Harmony will be singing a mixture of songs - folk, old style etc. Their last concert with us was so entertaining, a really enjoyable afternoon. The Choir is generously not making any charge, - so we are hoping to raise lots of money for Shelterbox!  Admission: £4 to include tea and lots of cake!”- Jenny Beck

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THE GONDOLIERS
the film of Gilbert & Sullivan's romping musical…...(Can you trampoline while singing?)
at the Village Hall on SATURDAY 27th JANUARY

Doors open at 6.00pm - Film starts at 6.30pm - BAR: Open before film and during the interval.
INTERVAL FOOD: Choice of hot dish………..TICKETS: £6: Rosemary for Tickets in advance
[This is a Village Hall Car Park Fundraiser]
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11th A N N U A L P O T A T O D A Y
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
10:30am to 2:30pm at the VILLAGE HALL

Plenty of Potatoes, food and fun, with heritage flower and vegetable seeds, plants, fruit bushes & trees, Dahlias and Gladioli, advice and tips.
PLUS All-day brunches, lunches and cakes and warning drinks
Creative activities for children + enrolment for the Potato Growing Competition

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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ART GROUP - “Changes are afoot! The Art Group has quite naturally and comfortably evolved into a drop-in session on a Monday afternoon 2-4pm. Anyone is welcome to bring work to paint or draw. Help/guidance is available if wanted, and you are welcome to try different mediums with materials available in the Studio. I do ask that you let me know by 10am on the Monday if you would like to come along. If it’s a few, we meet in my studio; more and we will be in the comm-unity room, both at Netherhay Chapel. The cost (including tea and biscuits!) will be £2 if in the studio, £5 if there are more of us and we are in the larger room.” - Jenny Beck - jennybeck1427@gmail.com

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FLOOD WARDEN - Rob Hedditch has kindly taken over the role of flood warden from his father.
Mobile 07727168188…...Rob is available for issuing sandbags and clearing roadside drains, if anyone has or knows of a blocked drain give him a call.
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ARTSREACH and DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL present TWO SHOWS in FEBRUARY

The first is for children aged 4 to 11 + their families on MONDAY 12th FEB at 6.00pm
A STRANGE NEW PLACE is a completely original one woman show without words, combining physical theatre, stunning puppetry and original music.
We travel on an imagined voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents.

WINNER OF THE EDINBURGH FRINGE PRIMARY TIMES CHILDREN’S CHOICE AWARD 2017
Tickets Adults £6, Children £5, Families 2+2 £20

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On THURSDAY 22nd FEB at 7.30pm - The GRAHAMS from Nashville Tennessee
Expect an uplifting evening of beautifully authentic Americana Folk music.
The Grahams are being joined by a bass player and drummer for the show.

Catch them here before they go to The Lighthouse in Poole in March!
Tickets Adults £9, U18 £6, Families 2+2 £25

BOX OFFICE FOR BOTH SHOWS: email: roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

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A DATE FOR ALL YOUR DIARIES
COMING IN MARCH – DRIMPTON PRESENTS

A Village Voices Production
(Almost) a Panto Version of WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Featuring Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger
and a whole load of Rabbits on the run from Mr McGregor,
and don't forget The Weasels!

TWO PERFORMANCES on SATURDAY 17th MARCH
Matinee at 2.00pm – Evening at 7.00pm

TICKETS: Adults £6, Children £3, Under-5s Free - BOX OFFICE OPENS on FEBRUARY 1st !

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 2/1/2018 at: 10:11       Location: Drimpton Cross

Rainfall in December 2017

I am left with the impression that the last month of 2017 was dull grey and overcast, with quite a lot of rain. It wasn’t completely like that of course, there were some splendid blue skies and sunny days. However, of the 31 days in the month I did record 16 in which some rain fell and the shorter days give an enhanced gloom which can have a very depressing affect on some people. Additionally there were one or two days of very heavy rain which pushed my totals up to nearly 5.1/2 inches, much higher than the same period last year for a similar number of days rain. For a more detailed comparison, Rainfall at Drimpton Cross in December 2017 was 137 mm. (2016 32.5 mm.) or 5.42 inches (2016 1.28 inches). The good news is that we have had the Winter Solstice and the days are getting longer !

Submitted by: Admin       On: 1/1/2018 at: 18:13       Location: Beaminster

Happy New Year

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