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Newsletter - 1st September 2019

Listening to the BBC weather forecasts in the last day or so reminds us that the weather is set to change, and we are also about to enter autumn. As I compose this September newsletter, a number of items remind also of the passing seasons.

The diary shows us that the Primary school is due to start back in the first week of September and I see that the new classroom looks to be complete for the start of the new year. On 14th September, the school will be celebrating the summer reading challenge with a party at the school. The Friends of Milborne Port Library tell us more about the success this summer of the challenge. They also welcome the arrival of the “Jolly book bus” as the temporary home of the library at the East Street car park.

The Parish Council have been very active, not least with the appointment of a new clerk. You can read about this and other activities of the council on their website. We see from their latest minutes that the opening hours of the office to the public are set to change.

The council have also sent us a newsletter from Somerset waste partnership.

There is significant disruption to the road network in Milborne Port at the moment, with general maintenance as well as work on services needed for the Bovis Homes, Co-op and restaurant developments at Gainsborough.

The History and Heritage group continue to be very active and will start their autumn programme on 16th September with a talk on James Thornhill. More about their programme can be seen on the heritage pages of this website.

The WI are preparing for there periodic special coffee morning in support of the MacMillan charity. Read about this, their regular coffee mornings and other activities here.

The gardening club are starting the autumn season with a talk on 17th September, arranged together with Charlton Horethorne by the estates manager of Stourhead on this magnificent local resource.

Of course there is much more going on in our village as a look at the diary will show. Church House seems particularly busy and a harvest breakfast and an archaeology course being two single events on 29th September in addition to the many regular events such as the Tuesday Luncheon Club, table tennis and Brownies.

If you know more of what is going on that we have not mentioned or you are planning something which you would like to publicise, please get in touch.

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