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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.

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