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Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/7/2017 at: 22:25       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall at Drimpton Cross in June 2017

The month of June has again been remarkably dry with the only appreciable rain falling right at the end of the month, as it did in April. This June has given us the hottest June day since 1976 with temperatures in London reaching nearly 35 degrees. My rainfall figures for the month are ; 102 mm. (2016 64.5 mm.) or 4.03 inches (2016 2.54 ins.)

Submitted by: Norman       On: 25/6/2017 at: 11:29       Location: Drimpton


A good turnout, 60 plus, for the annual Cream Tea. An excellent table was prepared by the 'Cream Tea' team and was much appreciated by all.
The 100 club grand draw took place (1st prize £50) and seemingly endless raffle prizes were won.
Thanks from St Mary's church to all who attended or donated. Over £500 was raised!

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Submitted by: Admin       On: 11/6/2017 at: 18:00       Location: DRIMPTON


Murder Mystery: "Lights, Camera, Murder"
Report from Rosemary Shepherd: “An enormous thank you to everyone involved in the Murder Mystery Evening - to those who had the inspiration and made it happen; to the very talented actors and technicians; the catering crew and all of those who participated so brilliantly with their dress and interaction!
I never had Kate and Francesca down as such nasty pieces of work!!

The evening added a fantastic £756.00 to the Car Park Fund...The total has now reached £2253.00.
This includes £275 from the Youth Club Artsreach Magical Evening; £413 from the Race Night and
£800 from Solar Panel Income.”

You are ALL invited to a yo-ho-ho of an evening!!!
the film of Gilbert & Sullivan's romping musical
in 'an amazingly acrobatic production'
at the Village Hall on SATURDAY JUNE 3rd - Doors open at 6.00pm - Film starts at 6.30pm

INTERVAL FOOD: Choose between Viv's Famous Chicken Curry or Rosemary's Vegetable Tagine
BAR: Open before film and during the interval.
Please contact David & Raye Glossop in advance.

This is a Village Hall Car Park Extension Fund event.

CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH on the Recreation Field
on SUNDAY JUNE 4th – Kick off 11.00am
Pymore FC v Filton High FC
raising funds to fight Bone Cancer
staged by the Horne Family in aid of Clic Sargent, the charity for children with cancer & leukemia,
on SATURDAY JUNE 10th from 10.30am to 12.00pm
with Bacon Rolls and Scrumptious Cakes.

“We are raising money for Clic Sargent in celebration of 15 years since our daughter Michelle finished chemotherapy, and in thanks for all the help and support that they gave us. The family are also walking the South Coast Challenge in August, so please sponsor us for this as well!”

SUMMER LUNCH SUNDAY, 11th JUNE at the Village Hall
The theme for this year's lunch is "The Oscars".
You are invited to come dressed for an Oscar's Party or as a Film Character.
There will be awards for the Best Dressed Man and best Dressed Lady.

Tickets are just £12.00 (incl a glass of wine).
Please contact Viv to book your place.
Profits from this event will be shared between Age UK and the VH Car Park Fund.
The 'mini meadows' of wild flowers in the grounds of Netherhay Chapel are looking beautiful -
if you are walking round take a few moments to visit a little haven of tranquility.

FILM CLUB on WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE at 7.00 for 7.30pm:
“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York. Newt Scamander arrives in the city to research and rescue magical creatures. Some of Newt’s beasts get loose. A band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark Forces. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jon Voight and Colin Farrell. The Club’s normal bar facilities will be open.
The Big Lunch Get-Together on SUNDAY 18th JUNE from 12 Noon till 2 pm
This year The Big Lunch is at Lea Acres (next door to the Royal Oak).
There will be a marquee in the garden, to shade us from summer sunshine, or ... no, let's not think about bad weather.
Drimpton has taken part in The Big Lunch since it was launched by the Eden Project in 2009. It's an informal gathering with friends and neighbours, bring your own lunch, drinks, games and meet neighbours old and new, near and far. Share, play, relax. For more information please contact Brian.
YOUTH CLUB INFO – from Steve Chubb
“After 10 years of being both the treasurer and youth club leader John Lock has stepped down for a well-deserved rest; a big THANK YOU to John and Helen for all they have done over the years as they leave the Youth Club in a great place with over 20 children attending twice a month. A new committee has come forward and we welcome Rob Fooks as Youth Club leader, Emma Costin as deputy leader and Tracey Fooks as treasurer. The leaflets will not be put through letter boxes any more to remind children of dates, but can be found on Drimpton Facebook and a leaflet can be picked up with dates at the next meeting.”
FRIDAY JUNE 9th Games Night in the Hall
FRIDAY JUNE 23rd Cooking in the Kitchen with Sally, and Games in the Hall.
Later in the year visits to Axe Valley Zoo and the Climbing Wall in Yeovil have been organised.

WED JUNE 21st: HORT SOC. at the Village Hall – 7.15 for 7.30pm – 'FUNGI'
This is an evening not to be missed. Michael Jordan presented the Channel 4 Series Mushroom Magic in  2012. He is the  author of "The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe", and is  recognised as a UK expert on fungi.  He has also written and talks about how to identify edible fungi. This meeting is not  just for gardeners but also for cooks, foragers, and anybody who was a Hippie in the 1960s.

A Summer Highlight
on SATURDAY 24th JUNE from 3 to 5 pm
£5 (under 12’s, £2.50)
*Raffle* *100 Club Grand Draw (£50 first prize)*

DOGS: Over the years the actions of thoughtless dog walkers have resulted in comments like this: “The action of throwing dog poo bags into other people's recycle bins is not the way normal people behave. This is as bad as throwing it into hedges and gardens.”

It has never been excusable. Can we now hope that this is a thing of the past?

Message from the Parish Council: “Two wheelie waste bins have been installed for dog walkers to dispose of their dog waste, one by the Village Hall another on Netherhay Lane by the grit bin. Please ensure any dog waste is put into a bag. They are only for dog waste - no other waste can be put into them. They are on a three month trial to see if they are used enough or any problems arise. Please inform anyone who walks their dogs of the locations. At the recent Annual Parish meeting the dog warden mentioned fines of £100 to people who do not pick up waste or throw it in the hedges so there are no excuses now.”

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/6/2017 at: 15:55       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall in May 2017

Here in West Dorset we have a lot of small villages accessed by narrow lanes often with steep banks. I recently commented upon the wonderful displays of Daffodils this year and even before Christmas. Now as we enter the main months of Summer the temperatures are moving up into the high 20’s and the wild flowers on those steep banks are just loving it. I’m afraid my travel along the lanes now has to be by car, but even so they are a joy to see. In fact the lanes are like a calendar, you know which month it is by which flowers are in bloom. Rainfall in May 2017 81 mm. or 3.2 Inches. May 2016 72mm. or 2.8 inches.

Submitted by: Heskie       On: 15/5/2017 at: 12:13       Location: Drimpton

Murder Mystery final photographs

Just the last couple from the cast and crew meal at the Royal Oak.

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 15/5/2017 at: 12:05       Location: Drimpton

Murder Mystery, additional photographs

Here are some more photographs of the murder mystery.

Sam Harrison - Nick Bellorini
Carrie Evans - Francesca Hurrell
Jamie Powell - Nick Hurrell
Tony Garrick - John Horne
Jane Taylor - Beryl Banks
Karl Peters - Martin Higgs
Victoria Keene - Sara Higgs
Jenny Maxwell - Melody Newman
Sandy Weaver - Kate Hesketh

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 15/5/2017 at: 11:52       Location: Drimpton

Murder Mystery Memories

Murder Mystery Memories
A while back Kate and Francesca wondered if they could put on a murder mystery, then came a chat with Beryl who said she'd recently been and enjoyed one and, well, you know Drimpton - it grew!
It was hard work, fun and got lots of people involved and the evening added £756 to the Village Hall Car Park Fund, well done everyone, especially the audience; without their brilliant, active participation it would all have been pointless.
A few details:
Sam Harrison - Nick Bellorini
Carrie Evans - Francesca Hurrell
Jamie Powell - Nick Hurrell
Tony Garrick - John Horne
Jane Taylor - Beryl Banks
Karl Peters - Martin Higgs
Victoria Keene - Sara Higgs
Jenny Maxwell - Melody Newman
Sandy Weaver - Kate Hesketh
Script by Andrew Hull, courtesy of lazybeescripts
Kitchen: Rosemary Shepherd and Anne Horne
Canapés: Trish Harding, Diana Leake, Lynwen Davies
Table Service: Louise March, Grace and Rose Bellorini
Bar: Tim and Sue Bassett
Front of House: Linda and Roger Smith, Richard and Jackie Tuck
Sound: Norman Marsden
Music: Nick Hurrell and Richard Tuck
Lights: Ken Banks
Narrator: Brian Hesketh
Consultant Director: Andrew Pastor
Tickets, Publicity, Box Office, Food and various other tasks
Crew, Cast and friends
See below for pictures of the performance, the hall decorated for the event, prizes, a red carpet at The Royal Oak (thank you) the next day for our cast and crew lunch.

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Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/5/2017 at: 11:21       Location: Drimpton

Rainfall in April '17

I had anticipated that this April, rainfall could have been summarized in two words ‘Very Dry’, and then, along came the last day of the month which gave us just over an inch. Even so, I have recorded rain on only four days during the month giving me a total of 33.5mm or 1.32 inches, as against last year when I recorded 13 days in which we had rain. Surprisingly the totals were not that dissimilar at 40mm. or 1.58 inches with most of those days delivering very small showers. No wonder the label of April Showers has been applied.

Submitted by: andrew       On: 1/4/2017 at: 15:15       Location: Drimpton

Mat Costin's Marathons for Cancer Research UK

message from Mat Costin: "To the generous people of Drimpton. I will be attempting to run a half marathon every month from February 2017 before undertaking the London Marathon in 2018 all in the aid of Cancer Research UK. You may witness him on the streets of Drimpton showing signs of distress and using expletives whilst training. If you can, please give generously either by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MatCostin, putting money in the tin at The Royal Oak or by texting COST80 £3 to 70070. Every penny helps. Thanks"

Submitted by: andrew       On: 1/4/2017 at: 15:13       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

Community Land Trust Update

Site feasibility surveys of the proposed site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton were completed during February.
Trewin Design will submit a revised layout plan to Dorset County Partnerships for Pre-Application discussion with Planners. This meeting was expected to take place around the end of March.

The CLT’s preferred option would be to install an on-site sewerage system for this development. This would not impact on the mains sewer in view of the problems currently experienced in Marksmead and Oxhayes in Drimpton.

Dorset Council Partnerships’ Housing Need information indicates that there are currently 14 households registered within the Broadwindsor Group Parish area. A draft Allocation Plan specific to this site is being developed by the CLT and Yarlington Housing Group. This will be for properties to rent and shared ownership properties and will outline priorities and provide definitions of ‘local connections’.

A quarterly newsletter - BGP CLT News is now available on our website (see link below) as well as on the Parish Council, Broadwindsor and Drimpton websites. Copies are also available from Broadwindsor Community Stores, the pubs and village halls in Broadwindsor and Drimpton and Kittwhistle Garage.

Members of BGP CLT will be providing a presentation on the project at the Parish Council Annual meeting on MONDAY 15 May at DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL at 7.00 for 7.30pm
More information is available on the BGP CLT website at www.broadwindsorgroupparishclt.org .

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