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Submitted by: andrew       On: 1/4/2015 at: 19:09       Location: Drimpton

extracts from newsletter for April

Parents & Toddlers: message from Beryl Banks “I would like to thank all the parents who have supported  the group over the years and also for the card and presents given to me at the last session. Thank you so much to everyone!! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with all the children. As there are many books, toys, puzzles etc. I was  thinking of possibly starting a Toy Library where grandparents / parents could borrow anything for a month. Please contact me if you would be interested."
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“A real heart-felt, huge, gi-normous thank you to all who supported the RACE NIGHT this year, be it on the evening or with generous donations. A good time was had by all, Team Rosemary supplying a truly delectable feast and an amazing £416 raised towards the new play equipment. Many, many thanks again.” Anna & Francis

Thank you to Anna & Francis for organising a very successful Horse Race evening and to Rosemary and team for the best food ever. Money raised for the Play Park extension – amazing. PS final £60 raised by Youth Club at the Coffee morning on Saturday Mar 21st enabling them to present a cheque for £500.
OUR £22,200 TARGET IS ACHIEVED.
THANK YOU TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS,WE HAVE LIFT OFF.
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WED APRIL 1st: LENT LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm
WED APRIL 15th: LIGHT LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm
Choice of Homemade soups followed cheeseboard served up in a friendly atmosphere
£3.50, extra soup 50p....Cake Stall....Everyone is welcome.
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WED APRIL 1st & WED APR 15th: MOBILE LIBRARY at OXHAYES 11.55am to 12.25pm.... Books and Media can be ordered online in advance for collection.
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EASTER EGG HUNT & HAT PARADE
Drimpton Village Hall
On SATURDAY 4th APRIL 2015
10.30am – 12noon

Fun, Games & Activities for all the Family
Refreshments and EGGS-ellent Treat
Plus a Special Visit from a V.I.B.
ALL VERY EGG – citing!!!
£1 entry per Grown Up - Children Free

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APRIL 3rd – GOOD FRIDAY
'Everyone is most welcome to join in the Good Friday procession on April 3rd at 10am. Neville Adams, assisted by a representative from the Methodist Chapel, will lead the procession. It will start with a short act of worship at the Chapel, after which the cross will be carried through Marksmead and Applefield, and then placed on the grassed area adjoining the stream. Here a further act of worship will take place. This will be followed by hot cross buns and coffee at Mary’s Church at 10.45am, followed by a short act of meditation starting at 11.15am.'

APRIL 5th – EASTER SUNDAY 'Do come and celebrate Easter at a service of Holy Communion to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday April 5th at 9.30am. Neville Adams, Licensed Lay Minister, will lead this extended communion.'

And Later on Easter Sunday at 6.30pm ...
A warm welcome awaits everyone at the Methodist Chapel when an Easter Sunday service with communion.
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PUB NEWS:
SAT APR 4th: LIVE MUSIC of the `60s `70's from Les Martin from 8.30pm
SUN APR 5th: QUIZ NIGHT from 8.00pm – Bring a Team or join one on the night.
TUES APR 7th: FOLK NIGHT from 8.00pm – For Audience & Musicians
EASTER SUNDAY ROAST LUNCHES, £7.95 per person 12 to 2.30pm. Book seats.
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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN MEETING DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL
TUESDAY 7th APRIL AT 7.30PM
The first meeting about the proposed Neighbourhood Plan caused some confusion. To help clarify the situation we have invited Mr Fred Horsington from Cerne Valley, the first Parish in the County to produce a plan and have it approved, and Mrs Jo Witherden, their consultant who provided advice and guidance through all stages of their plan, to attend a second meeting. We hope their first hand knowledge of Neighbourhood Planning will give us all a better understanding of the process.
EVERYBODY WELCOME - THIS CONCERNS ALL OF US.

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FILM CLUB WED 8th APRIL 7.30pm at the Village Hall - 'The IMITATION GAME'
In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.’

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YOUTH CLUB at the Village Hall from 6.30 to 8.00pm
FRI APRIL 10th: FUN & GAMES..................................FRI 2APRIL 24th :OUTING
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DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL & RECREATION TRUST AGM
Will take place during the COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING
on SATURDAY 11th APRIL at 10:30am.
Less formal. More fun. Plus CAKES & COFFEE - FREE!
New committee to be elected from volunteers only.
If you wish to join, let Mike Saunders (Retiring Chairman) know.

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WED 15th APRIL: GARDENING CLUB / HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY at the Village Hall
7:15 for 7:30pm. SWAP & SHARE & SCHEDULES.
Open to all to bring along any garden bits and pieces from string to seeds and books to bananas?! After the swapping frenzy, collect a schedule for the Summer Show and get feedback and advice from the Show Secretary - useful if you have exhibited before, or even if you are just wondering what it's all about (it's not all plants, there's crafts, cooking, flower arranging, vegetables ...) (There's a small entry fee for non-members - or you could join on the night).

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SUN APRIL 26th: 10am FAMILY SERVICE at the CHAPEL
Join us for coffee and an informal cafe style service for all ages, with lots for children to do! This is a United Church + Chapel service.

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/4/2015 at: 10:36       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall in March '15

RAINFALL AT DRIMPTON CROSS, MARCH ‘15
37.5 mm.(2014 93.mm) OR 1.57inches(2014 3.7ins.)
The dry trend continued throughout March and shows a marked fall compared to last year. Together with the mild Winter everything in the garden is growing rapidly, which for many of us means plenty of work !


Submitted by: andrew       On: 25/3/2015 at: 16:46       Location: Netherhay

Beryl Banks and the Parents & Toddlers Group

"Today (Wed March 25th) was the last playgroup in the Chapel. Beryl Banks has run the playgroup for the last 8 years in the chapel. Every Wednesday she has been there as a support and sanctuary for new and old mums and (although lately we have had dwindling numbers) the playgroup has been a great way of getting the mums together for a natter and a cuppa not to mention introducing the children to new friends.

The mums of Drimpton and surrounding areas organised a collection for Beryl which we gave to her today. This consisted of £30 Groves vouchers, some mugs and a plant. " Tracey Fooks

Submitted by: Norman       On: 19/3/2015 at: 16:54       Location: Broadwindsor

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF B3162, DRIMPTON ROAD, BROADWINDSOR

The B3162, DRIMPTON ROAD, BROADWINDSOR will be closed to vehicles from the junction with Yarnbarton to approximately outisde Broadwindsor Primary School, a distance of approximately 236 metres. The order is needed in order to comply with Health and Safety Regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It will come into operation on 30th March 2015 to 24th April 2015 a period of 26 days.
This order will enable South West Water safe access to lay a new relief sewer within the highway.
Alternative Route;
The alternative route which will be sign posted is as follows; From the north western end of the closure, continue north westerly along the B3162, for approximately 1.8 miles into Drimpton. In Drimpton, continue along the B3162, bearing left, through Drimpton, continuing east for approximately 1.8 miles to the Horn Ash crossroads, and the junction with the B3165. Turn left onto the B3165, and proceed south for approximately 2.5 miles, to the crossroads with the B3164. Turn left and proceed easterly along the B3164, signposted Broadwindsor, for 3.3 miles, to the junction with the B3162. Turn left and proceed north on the B3162 to the southern end of the closure. The reverse route applies.
If you would like further information about the work being undertaken please call South West Water on 0344 346 2020. For further information concerning this order please call Dorset Highways road space management team on 01305 221020.
11 March 2015

Submitted by: Centaur       On: 8/3/2015 at: 11:08       Location: Andalusia Spain

Our recent holiday in Andalusia

As some parishioners wished to hear about our holiday, well here are a few photos of same. Kay was a winner at some of the games which were available for client participation.

Submitted by: Centaur       On: 6/3/2015 at: 09:25       Location: Drimpton

Thirty one years on.

Thirty one years together, who would have thought it.

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Comment from: Centaur   On: 6/3/2015 at: 09:28

On the day

Wonderful day Wonderful girl

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 4/3/2015 at: 15:03       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall at Drimpton Cross in February 2015

RAINFALL AT DRIMPTON CROSS IN FEBRUARY 2015
66mm.(2014 211mm.) OR 2.6 inches (2014 8.4 inches)
The month of February this year, has been a quiet one, and generally dry. Hopefully the odd frosts have put paid to some of the less welcome insects that cause gardeners problems later on.


Submitted by: andrew       On: 2/3/2015 at: 09:40       Location: Drimpton

Affordable Housing

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE BROADWINDSOR PARISH, INCLUDING DRIMPTON:
Affordable housing is specifically designed for eligible households who are unable to afford suitable accommodation on the open market.
The homes can be for rent or sale and their prices should always stay affordable.
If you are interested in affordable housing and have a connection with the parish of Broadwindsor (including Drimpton) please contact:
Catherine Bonnet - West Dorset District Council’s Rural Housing Enabling Officer
Email: c.bonnett@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 252448


Submitted by: andrew       On: 2/3/2015 at: 09:39       Location: Drimpton

extracts from village newsletter for March

THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
WILL BE HELD AT BLACKDOWN VILLAGE HALL
On TUESDAY 31st MARCH 2015 at 7.30 pm

This year the Parish Council is continuing with the theme set last year to bring a fresh approach to this annual event. We hope to encourage more participation from not only the local Village Halls and Charities, School, etc., but also from local clubs and organizations of all types, giving a chance to display what they do, and also allowing local residents the chance to see how they can become involved with them.

Interested Parties who would like to have a Table/Stand to advertise their club please contact Cllr Rowland Hibbard

FREE REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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AT THE PUB:
SUN MAR 1st: QUIZ NGHT – Bring a team or join one on the night – from 8.00pm
TUES MAR 3rd: FOLK NIGHT – For Musicians and Audience – from 8.00p
SAT MAR 14th: LIVE MUSIC with PETE HOWELL playing music from the `50s, `60s and Country

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MOBILE LIBRARY
WEDs MAR 4th and 18th: At Oxhayes between 11.55am and 12.25pm. Books & Media can be ordered online and collected from the mobile.

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LENT LUNCH:
WED MAR 11th: At the Village Hall from 12.30pm. Choice of Homemade soups followed cheeseboard served up in a friendly atmosphere. £3.50, extra soup 50p. 100 Club. Raffle in aid of Shelterbox and GOSH. Everyone is welcome.

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FILM CLUB:
WED MAR 11th: At the Village Hall from 7.30pm – showing ‘MR TURNER’
Directed by Mike Leigh. Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper (Dorothy Atkinson) bears an unrequited love for him.

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YOUTH CLUB at the Village Hall from 6.30-8.00pm:
FRI 13th MAR: FUN & GAMES
FRI 27th MAR: FILM NIGHT

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R A C E N I G H T, D I S C O & B U F F E T

SATURDAY MARCH 14th

7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start

at DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL
(Black Tie Optional)

Name a Horse and you could find yourself in the Winners’ Enclosure
with complimentary fizz & canapés.

£5 per Ticket (in advance) – Admission: Strictly Over 18s

Licensed Bar - Plenty of Prizes & Lots of Fun
Don’t fall at the first! Be a frontrunner and call Joanna for more info & tickets.
All proceeds towards new play equipment.

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GARDENING CLUB / HORT SOC:
WED MAR 18th: At the Village Hall, 7.15 for 7.30pm start.
Mrs J Osment will be looking at the productive side of gardening, giving a talk entitled:
‘Preparing for the Show Bench – Cookery, Cakes and Preserves’. Non-members are always welcome – Don’t Forget ‘Flower of the Month’.

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MOTHERING SUNDAY – MARCH 15th
A warm welcome awaits you at St Mary’s Church at 11am to celebrate Mothers Day. A special act of worship, involving both the Methodist and Anglican Churches, will give children the opportunity to say thank you to their mothers, in a practical way, for the love and dedication they receive from them. Coffee and biscuits will complete the celebration. So do come along.

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SAT 21st MAR: COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING at the Village Hall
from 10.30am to 12.00pm
As well as the usual mix of great coffee and cakes
this month the Youth Club are providing Fun and Games
and...
BACON BUTTIES!

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Call for Volunteers - Drimpton Village Hall and Recreation Trust
The Village Hall AGM is on 11th April when the village will elect the new Committee Members for 2015. Look to see how many activities and events happen in the Hall and on the Recreation Field and then ask yourselves if you can help. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee – please contact Mike Saunders.

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VILLAGE BOOKS:
Villagers come and go and as a result many people may not know of our series of village books. 4 of them are still available. They are:
VILLAGE VOICES: FARMING FAMILIES - The stories of farming life in this part of west Dorset - £7.50
The NAMELESS STREAM - Extended interviews with a range of local people - £7.50
WHO WERE WE? – The lives of our 19th Century villagers - £10.00
For the above books contact Andrew on 868223 or at andrew.villagevoices@btinternet.com
And now:
PANTO: The MANUAL – A cast of thousands (almost) in the account of 10 village pantos in 20 years - £12.95, available at www.amazon.co.uk . For more details go to wwwpantothemanual@blogspot.co.uk


Submitted by: Norman       On: 20/2/2015 at: 12:07       Location: Netherhay

Singing Sessions

Thursday 19th Feb was the last of seven sessions held by Jonathan and Sally Jevons at Netherhay Chapel. The repertoire included 'On My Own'(3 parts) ; 'Top of the world'; 'Down to the river to pray'(3parts); 'When the saints-Miscellany', finishing last night with 'Meet the Flintstones!

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