Another month, another newsletter. We hope you will find this summary of activities past and future worthwhile. This is a snapshot, but do come back to the news page during the month as articles are continually added. If you have anything you want to write about on the website, please do get in touch here.
We start “back to front” this month, with information about two events coming up in early October which you might not want to miss. The first is the Charity ball at Bowling Green on Saturday 1st October with one local and one national charity being supported. The second event is a folk concert at the Village Hall given by well known locally formed band “The New Scorpion Band” on 8th October, with proceeds in support of the Village Hall Trust.
Your Parish Council will have its regular monthly meeting on 6th September. All minutes and agendas are posted here. There will be a further regular planning meeting on 20th September along with an open spaces meeting. We mentioned last month, that there is a vacancy on the council and according to local government procedure, this will be filled by co-option. Anyone interested in standing for the council should have a look at the notice and request an application form.
We note that the appeal against the planning decision on the solar farm has been overturned and this development can now go ahead.
It sounds as if the WI had some noisy fun in August with their meeting. Their September meeting will take place on 8th September.
The Friends of Milborne Port Library have had a busy summer with their big friendly read for children. This is so important to support children’s reading as a key to all learning. Other activities in the library have paused for the summer but are about to start again.
The Spirit of Milborne Port will be having their regular meeting on 14th September.
Moviola returns to the Village Hall on 17th September (note the new day is Saturday for Moviola this season), where the film “Eddie the Eagle” is to be shown. Also at the hall, the first meeting of the Heritage group on 19th September will look at the history of the Milborne Port Opera.
The following meetings in October and November will revert to Church House on the subject of the Battle of the Somme and farming in Milborne Port respectively. The first of these meetings will also show some of the work that Naomi Thorp has carried out researching the fallen of our village. The half muffled ring to honour the life of Reginald Barter will take place on 16th of the month, one hundred years after he died.