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Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/12/2014 at: 10:59       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall in November '14

RAINFALL at DRIMPTON CROSS in NOVEMBER 2014
153.25mm.(2013 206.75mm.) OR 6.1 inches (2013 8.2 inches)
A very 'Damp' month, not a great deal of rain but sufficient most days to keep everything outside DAMP ! Temperature on the other hand has remained quite high, making this one of the warmest Autumn periods on record.


Submitted by: School       On: 25/11/2014 at: 12:39       Location: Broadwindsor

News for November/December

Broadwindsor Primary School – www.broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk

This time of year in school is of course very busy and children are getting excited about Christmas. We have a tradition of dressing the Christmas tree in the hall with parents joining us to watch the children hang their baubles and other decorations which they have made in class together.

Other dates which the village community may be interested in are:-

Monday 8th December - Christmas Fayre, from 2pm – 4pm.

Wednesday 10th - Christmas Show in Comrades Hall. Two performances, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please contact the school if you would like to join us as we need to issue (free) tickets to keep an eye on numbers.

Friday 19th – Carol Service in the Church at 9.15a.m with coffee available before the service.

We welcome parents, friends and the wider village community to join us in our Christmas celebrations.

Nigel Arnold


Submitted by: School       On: 25/11/2014 at: 12:37       Location: Broadwindsor

News from October

Broadwindsor Primary School – www.broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk

The PTA has continued to be creative with their fundraising ideas – we had a Pampered Chef evening in September, which was well attended and in October you might have seen the posters around the village for a Quiz and Curry Night. I do hope some of you will have been able to attend. Many of the PTA events are open to the village community, not just for parents, and we would love to welcome you to some of them.

We will be holding our School Open Day on Monday 10th November 9.00am – 11.30am. Please come long and see the school during a normal working day – new parents, existing parents and members of our village community are all welcome.

The Government’s initiative - Free School Meals for all the KS1 children, has got off to a great start with the vast majority of children enjoying a hot meal every day. We had to install a larger oven to accommodate the increase in numbers but there have been no teething problems, as we continued with our excellent meal provider, Local Food Links in Bridport.


Nigel Arnold


Submitted by: School       On: 25/11/2014 at: 12:36       Location: Broadwindsor

News from September

Broadwindsor Primary School – www.broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk

We start the year refreshed and ready for another busy year ahead. We welcome Miss Carrie Stork to the teaching staff – she will be teaching for 3 days a week in William Barnes class – our year 3 and 4 children. Mrs Ann Best retired at the end of last term and was looking forward to some more leisurely time with her husband.

All our year groups are full so we now have the largest number of children at school since I have been Head – 97 pupils! 17 children have started in Reception.

Looking back at the end of the Summer term, the Governors and staff were very pleased with the Key Stage 2 results which showed attainment to be good (including some Level 6 Maths attainment) but also good progress for most of the children. Well done to all the pupils for their hard work and we hope they are settling down in their new secondary schools.

During the summer, extensive work was carried out rewiring the whole school and our Thomas Hardy cloakroom was totally refurbished.

The Year 2 children start a series of swimming lessons at the Bridport Leisure Centre in September. We are pleased to be able to provide these free of charge because of new Government money ring-fenced for sport.

Our Harvest Festival service will take place on Friday 17th October at 9.15am. Please join us if you can.


Nigel Arnold


Submitted by: Norman       On: 17/11/2014 at: 10:01       Location: Drimpton

St Mary's church service Sunday 23rd November

The service on Sunday 23rd November will be a Eucharist at 9.30am led by Neville Adams (extended Eucharist) and not the advertised United Service.

Submitted by: Norman       On: 14/11/2014 at: 14:45       Location: General

Notification of Possible Scam 14/11/2014

Message sent by: Alex Bishop (Dorset Police, PCSO 5404, Beaminster )
This message is to alert members to the following scam that Royal Mail and Trading Standards are warning people about.
A card is posted through the door from a company called PDS (parcel Delivery Service), suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number).
If you call the number and start to hear a recorded message, you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.
If you recieve a card with these details, then please contact the Royal Mail fraud on 020 7239 6655. For more information please see the Crimestoppers website www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Regards, Beaminster SNT.

Submitted by: andrew       On: 1/11/2014 at: 20:49       Location: Drimpton

extracts from November village newsletter

St Mary’s Church Drimpton
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
10.45am SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER
Led by Neville Adams
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WED 12th NOV: LIGHT LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm
Homemade soups with cheese board served up in a friendly atmosphere. £3.50.
Everyone is welcome.
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P O P P Y A P P E A L – 2 0 1 4
Mary Trott makes a patchwork bedspread each year, which she offers as a prize to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. Mary will be going door-to-door around the village. Tickets are £1.
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PUB EVENTS:
TUES NOV 4th : FOLK NIGHT – for Musicians & Audience from c9.00pm
SUN OCT NOV 2nd : QUIZ NIGHT – Bring a Team or join one on the night, from c8.00pm
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YOUTH CLUB at the Village Hall
FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER – 6.30-8.00pm – CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING WORKSHOP
FRIDAY 21st NOVEMBER – 6.30-8.00pm – YC FILM NIGHT
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SAT 22nd NOV: CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP at the Village Hall – FULL!
Reminder: Please bring along some evergreen foliage.
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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: “On the occasion of the 10th Macmillan Coffee morning held at the Pin House the wonderful amount of £393 was raised and we would like to thank everyone who attended and helped in any way to make the morning so successful. It was a brilliant effort by all in such a short space of time. The support which has been given over the years by so many is very much appreciated.”
Viv and John Watts
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Garden Club a.k.a the Horticultural Society - Wednesday 19th November, 7.15 for 7.30pm
We have orchid expert Mrs M Moores lending a helping hand and talking about Orchids for Beginners.
Visitors always welcome to meetings.
On 3rd December the Hort Soc has its evening Christmas Meal at the Royal Oak. Places are already being quickly taken, so it looks like preference will have to be given to members. There is a 2 course or a 3 course menu available. Please contact Kate for more info or if you haven't already booked your place.
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COFFEE MORNING
On FRIDAY 21st NOVEMBER at 10.30am
At The Shaws, Chard Road,
(by kind pemission of Mr P Cresswell)
Bring & Buy, Raffle, 100 Club Draw
In aid of St Mary’s Church - Everyone welcome
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TUES 25th NOV: Defibrillator Awareness Raising Evening at 7.30pm at the Village Hall
This is not a training session, but anyone is welcome to come along and find out more about this equipment.
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St. Mary’s Church, Drimpton
ADVENT LUNCH (Hot meal)
MONDAY 1st DECEMBER at 12.30 p.m.
At the VILLAGE HALL
£7 per person
Everyone Welcome
Grand 100 Club Draw, Raffle
To be sure of a place, telephone Jane Marsden.
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HOMEWATCH - update
At the October meeting of the Bridport area Homewatch groups Emma Murison from Dorset Trading Standards spoke about scam telephone calls and doorstep sales people. Some examples were given of phone calls from scammers posing as bank officials, police or utility companies with the common theme of obtaining bank details, card details or passwords in order to pass on to others or steal money directly. Examples of doorstep callers were unlicensed sellers or people impersonating water or electric company employees in order to gain access to the house. The police emphasised that utility employees always carry identification and if in doubt close the door and call the company. Local police officers reported that rural crime was mostly thefts from outbuildings and oil.
A new door/window label has been issued for anyone not wishing to deal with doorstep traders; these will be distributed via the village Homewatch reps and will be available at Village Hall events.
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C O M M U N I T Y C O F F E E M O R N I N G
At the Village Hall
On Saturday November 29th from 10.30am to 12.00pm
Great Coffee and Homemade Cakes
Featuring the sale of Youth Club Christmas Cards for charity





Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/11/2014 at: 10:31       Location: General

Rainfall at Drimpton Cross

RAINFALL AT DRIMPTON CROSS IN OCTOBER ‘14
157.25mm. (2013 195.25mm) OR 6.24 inches (2013 7.75 ins.)

The warm weather, as well as doing strange things to the garden plants, goes down in the record books as the warmest Halloween ever recorded. In London the temperature rose to 24C.



Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/10/2014 at: 16:13       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall at Drimpton Cross in September 2014

Yet another month that will enter the record books. I heard only this morning that this September is the driest September since records began in 1910. However it has meant pleasant weather for those taking Autumn breaks, with the additional benefit of warm temperatures
RAINFALL AT DRIMPTON CROSS, SEPTEMBER ‘14
36.50 mm.(2013 47.25) or 1.45 inches (2013 1.9 ins.)


Submitted by: andrew       On: 30/9/2014 at: 20:01       Location: Drimpton

Extracts from October Village Newsletter

Message from Mike Saunders of The Fun Day Committee: “Thank you to everyone for making our Fun Day such a happy and relaxed occasion. I was thrilled with the response from local support groups to our invitation to participate and raise funds to help finance the fantastic work they do in support of our community. In all, 18 groups participated and between them they raised in excess of £1400. The 5-a-side competition provided a great buzz and the majorettes again thrilled the crowds with a splendidly coordinated show. Special thanks go to the wonderfully talented Jevons family. The music was great and it was lovely to watch the encouragement provided for the young musicians out there. Thanks to John Lock for his very inventive kiddies races providing fun for the children and entertainment for the onlookers. Participants and visitors seemed happy with the occasion so I hope this format will continue in future years.”
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NETHERHAY CHAPEL HARVEST LUNCH
On SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER at 12.30pm

Enjoy delicious home cooked food in the beautiful setting of the Chapel.
Then travel back in time with music from
WHITE CLIFFS UKELELE BAND.

TICKETS: £7.00
Please book your place from Christabel Pilz or from Beryl Banks.
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WED 8th OCT: LIGHT LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm
Homemade soups with cheeseboard served up in a friendly atmosphere. £3.50. Everyone is welcome.
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PUB EVENTS: TUES OCT 7th : FOLK NIGHT – for Musicians & Audience from c9.00pm
SUN OCT 5th & NOV 2nd : QUIZ NIGHT – Bring a Team or join one on the night, from c8.00pm

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4th from 9.00pm
THE WOO TOWN HILLBILLIES
Rockin’ the joint with fun-fuelled frolics from bluegrass to Irish
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FILM CLUB – WEDNESDAY OCT 8th at 7.30pm
The GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wes Anderson's tightly wound confection. This artfully precise comedy is full of rapier-sharp wit, and Ralph Fiennes's timing is note-perfect. Highly recommended.
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D R I M P T O N F O O T B A L L C L U B
presents
R A C E N I G H T

At the Village Hall on SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER from 7.30pm
First Race at 8.00pm
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YOUTH CLUB – FRIDAY 10th OCTOBER – 6.30-8.00pm – FUN & GAMES at the Hall
FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER – 6.30-8.00pm - OUTING
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PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER
At Netherhay Chapel
This all-day workshop is suitable for oils or acrylics, all abilities.
For more details: Contact Anya Martin
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LITTER PICKING VOLUNTEERS – on SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER from 3 to 4.00pm
Anyone who cares about the state of our village and can bring TOUGH GLOVES and STRONG PLASTIC BAGS, please meet up by the Post Box at the entrance to OXHAYES – weather permitting.
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C O M M U N I T Y C O F F E E M O R N I N G at the Village Hall
Saturday October 11th – from 10.30am to 12.00pm

After the summer break the Community Coffee Morning is back with a bang. As well as the normal culinary delights of Great Coffee and Amazing Cakes, County Councillor Rebecca Knox will be there to give the latest CC News and to answer your questions. Don’t miss out.
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Garden Club a.k.a the Horticultural Society - Wednesday 15th October, 7.30pm
As the seasons progress, so the garden jobs change, the countryside shifts in activity and hue, so our October guest speaker (from the Gardens Group) has the perfect topic: "Autumn Colour and Interest."
Members, friends, neighbours: all welcome. Don't forget to bring a flower for the "Flower of the Month" competition - the September winner was Trish Harding.
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ST MARY’S CHURCH, DRIMPTON
Q U I Z and P U D S E V E N I N G
FRIDAY, 17th OCTOBER
at the Village Hall
7.00 for 7.15 pm start
Entry £2.50 per person - (extra puds 50p)
Teams of 4
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DANCING at THE VILLAGE HALL
to ‘ONE NIGHT STAND’

on SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER
9pm til Midnight
BAR
Tickets: £7 – from Irene Francis, Val Bracher, or Mary Trott
Proceeds to Drimpton FC and the Village Hall
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HALLOWEEN ‘MONSTER MASH’ DISCO at the Village Hall
On FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER from 6.00pm until LATE

When there will be SPOOKY MAGIC ABOUT !!!!!!!!!!!!……………£1 per child to include:
SCARY SNACKS, and more GHASTLY GAMES and SLIMY SIDESHOWS than ever before.

AND THEN from 8.00pm - THE WITCH’s TAVERN
(Free Entry via The Basement – Waaa – Ha –Ha!!!)
selling
Cauldron Cocktails, Potent Brews, Putrid Pizzas, Pasta and Jacket Pot
Prize for Best Adult Costume…………………………….You’d be a GHOUL to miss it!
All proceeds to Youth Club & Village Hall
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Dog Walkers - Part Two:
“The Public Footpath ‘The Monarch’s Way’ bears off to the right at the end of Box Terrace Cottages opposite St Mary’s Church. If you wish to enjoy a stroll down a beautiful green lane and smell the honeysuckle and other flowers, please do. BUT remember Box Terrace is a private lane for access to people’s homes and agricultural purposes and is not a Public Footpath. So, please clean up after your pets and take poo bags home with you to your own bins.” Sue Woodbury.




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