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  • Fuschia in Victoria Terrace garden

  • Woodland

  • Milborne Port Town Hall at sunset

  • Venn House

  • Countryside around Milborne Port from the air

  • Children's playground at Gainsborough

  • Wild flowers in Grove Garden

Milborne Port Newsletter 28th September 2018

There is an awful lot going on at the moment and in this newsletter we will attempt to relay what we know. As ever, if you know more, please let the website know.

The first piece of news is that the vacancy on the Parish Council created by resignation of a councillor will be filled by election. See the announcement here. The information came too late to be included in news from the Council Chamber.

Turning to more ordinary matters, The Spirit of Milborne Port report on recent and future events and are keen to find more supporters. If you want to help, go along to their next meeting.

The gardening club, which meets at the village hall (October meeting on 9th) are looking forward to their Autumn season, whilst the WI discuss their programme and note their next meeting is on October 11th.

The Friends of Milborne Port Library report on a very successful children’s summer reading challenge and note that the Friday storytime is back up and running at 2.30pm each Friday.

There are many groups which meet at the Village Hall; short mat bowls, badminton and U3A and the Bridge club is keen to attract you to their Monday evening sessions.

Moviola is settling into their regular Monthly Friday evening film show at the Village Hall and on October 19th, ”The Hatton Garden Job” will be screened.

The Royal British Legion consider the continued sacrifice made by many in the protection of our country and as the four year project draws to a close, the bells will again peal on 23rd October to remember three Milborne Port men lost towards the end of WW1.

The Heritage group also have a talk on 15th October about the commemoration project and will be staging an exhibition on remembrance weekend in the town hall regarding Milborne Port life during the war years.

Over the border in Sherborne the life of Sir Walter Ralegh is also being celebrated by walks and talks.

That about concludes this month’s look at our village. A plea in last month’s newsletter for people to come forward to help manage the content of the community website remains unfulfilled so if anyone is interested, please get in contact.

Newsletter 31st August 2018

As the summer winds down, the long hot days a thing of the past, for now at least and parents are thinking of their children’s return to school, it is time to look at what next month will bring for our village and its residents.

First though, the editor’s absence in the summer meant finding someone to manage the content of the website on an ad hoc basis and even with this help, the August newsletter was missed. A plea, therefore, for anyone who can help to manage the website content, to let the administrator know.

Good news was received from the Parish Council that it had received a donation from Canadian Solar following long months of negotiation with them. Other news of PC activities can be seen in the minutes of meetings or in their “News from the Council chamber” regular review.

Early Autumn sees the gearing up of the Milborne Port Opera for their new production. This year it is to be “Anything Goes”. They are always seeking new recruits so have a look at what they have to offer.

Summer sees the reading challenge for children. Friends of Milborne Port Library report on this and much more.

The WI have also had a busy summer with celebrations and visits. They are now looking forward to their September meeting entitled “behind closed doors” on 13th September.

The Heritage group meet on 17th of the month and have their last walk of the summer on the following day.

The regular WI coffee mornings continue of course and the one on the 21st will be their regular cake sale in support of Macmillan cancer support. On the same evening, Milborne Port Village Hall opens up their new season of Moviola screenings, starting with “The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society”.

Finally, on 29th of the month, St. John’s Church will be open for a display of local craft talent in the Village.

If you know of more things in the village please let the website administrator know and if we have made errors, also let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Newsletter 3rd July 2018

July has started off with sunny weather and it looks set to stay for the first few weeks of this month.

June was a busy month and it looks as though July will follow suite. The Village Fete and Party @ the Port were both a huge success. Thank you to all who attended or helped at these two very important, village events. A special “Thank you” to Steve Davis who always plays a big part in clearing up after these events and who was awarded an BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list at the end of June.

There is much going on in our village in the month of July in addition to all the regular clubs and classes which you can see in the diary.

We start the month, on 3rd July, with a talk from Lotte Dale from “The University of the Third Age” on her 1200 parachute jumps @ Henstridge village hall at 2.30pm.

The Parish Council has again this year entered our Village into the South West in Bloom competition. Judging is on 10th July. We have done exceptional well in the past couple of years, so please, please do your bit to tidy up your hedges and pick up litter.

The WI have their next meeting on 12th July at 7.30pm when the speaker will be giving a talk entitled 'Pets are a Pleasure'.

Friday 13th July is Anniversary Day for our Library and Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Library in Cross Cottage. Anniversary Day will be between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm, you are invited to drop in and enjoy a drink of Fizz (alcoholic and non-alcoholic!) and nibbles. The following day, Saturday 14th |July, the Summer Reading Challenge is launched.

This is swiftly followed by the Milborne Port History and Heritage Group meeting On Monday July 16th at 7.30 in Church House. Dr Carol Beardmore will be giving a talk about the tripartite relationship between the Land Agent, the Landowner, and the franchised villagers of Milborne Port between 1815 and 1854. This month they are having a number of interesting walks around the village, starting on Monday 2nd July, meeting at the Weighbridge at 7.00pm.

We have St John’s Church Summer Fete on Saturday 21st July, starting at 2.00pm. A great, village event so come along and enjoy a magic show, a display of fine, handmade quits, many stalls and refreshments on the Church Lawn. This year Mike Fisher will kindly open it.

Art for Memory will be holding sessions on Tuesdays between 10 am – 12 noon in The Camelot Room, Milborne Port Village Hall.

The news pages are continually updated with information about the village as are the Parish Council Pages. On the news pages there is currently information about the forthcoming Housing Survey, progress on a pedestrian crossing, the new General Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and how to prevent cyber scams.

Looking to August and a great activity for all is the DUCK RACING at Goathill on Saturday 11th August between 2 and 4.30pm.

Newsletter - 27th May 2018

A mixed bank holiday weekend of weather, but let us hope that the promised fine afternoon for Saturday 2nd June is fulfilled so the village can make the most of the village Fete and Party @ the Port, starting at 1pm at the Springfield Road rec., but with a fancy dress judging at 12:15 at the Primary School.

After the dust has settled, there is much more going on in our village in the month of June in addition to all the regular clubs and classes which you can see in the diary.

On 11th June starting at 10am, there will be a presentation at the village hall to help drivers keep up to date with changing roads and cars. Called Route 60+ it is aimed at more senior drivers, but you do not have to be in this age bracket to come along and benefit.

The WI discuss their goings on and look forward to a talk about Jonathan Toogood, who founded the Bridgewater Hospital.

The heritage group will be learning about Goathill on 18th June and of course, the heritage museum at the Milborne Port cemetery is open every Sunday in the summer.

The friends of Milborne Port Library have their AGM on 20th June at the library, by which time the consultation on the uncertain future of county libraries will have closed, to at the moment there is still time to have your say. They also report on ill deeds and murder at the library!!

Around the corner from the library, clog dancing at the Tippling Philosopher is there to get your feet tapping on 25th June.

Finally in the diary, Jo Burt will be performing at the Village Hall on 30th June in the latest of a series of live music events there.

The news pages are continually updated with information about the village as are the Parish Council Pages. On the news pages there is currently information about road closures, the new General Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and how to prevent cyber scams.

Looking over the month end, if you are a fan of fetes, the Church fete will take place in July.

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