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Newsletter 30th October 2018

Quite a body of news to report this month and in the first period, much of it connected with remembrance. On 6th November, the final “half muffled” ring to commemorate the death of William Merritt. Then on the morning of armistice day, the bells will ring similarly and then following the remembrance service, will sound in full for a period. If you visit the Church, there will be a display of knitted poppies inside the Church. You will also be able to view the war memorial, newly cleaned in time for the armistice commemoration.

On the morning of Saturday 10th and the afternoon of 11th November, the Heritage group will have an exhibit in the Town Hall, looking back at the village at the time of the Great War.

As well as the formal minutes, the “News from the Council Chamber” article reports on some key issues. The vacancy on the Parish Council has been filled by a by-election (uncontested, so no actual vote), however, there is now a further vacancy reported here.

The Co-op will host a consultation session in the Council Chamber on the 8th November about their plans for a new store in the village.

The Friends of Milborne Port Library ruminate about the ongoing struggle to keep the library open and the WI give us their news about their recent light hearted meeting.

We have heard about an interesting series of talks at Church House, entitled “Facing the Past”, looking at the role of facial reconstruction in archaeology.

During the final weekend of the month, there is much activity in the village beginning with the Christmas lights switch on during Friday evening. This is followed by the latest Moviola showing at the Village hall.

The village hall is again the centre of attention on Saturday with a Christmas Fayre in the afternoon and a quiz night with fish and chip supper in the evening.

If we have missed significant news, please do get in touch here.

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