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Newsletter 26th February 2017

Our latest round up of village news and events.

Throughout March, starting on 3rd, the Lent lunches are hosted at Church House by John Perkins, with the object of raising fund for Christian Aid.

The Parish Plan volunteers continue to be busy and are preparing to distribute a prize questionnaire to every household starting in the second week in March. If more than one person in the household wishes to fill in a questionnaire, extra ones can be downloaded from the website at, or printed copies obtained from several village locations. It will also be possible to fill in the questionnaire on line from a drop down menu at the web address indicated above. These facilities will be made available after 9th March.

The Gainsborough Arms is again in the news with an appeal against the planning application rejection.

Hopefully, some initial results from the questionnaire will be available at the Annual Parish Meeting which will be hosted by the council on 11th April. At 7pm (please note there is an error in the Milborne Port magazine publication). All residents are invited to hear what the council and other groups have been doing in the last year.

Due to the resignation of one council member, there is now a casual vacancy and this is advertised here.

The WI report on their activities and start considering the warming weather. The Friends of Milborne Port Library report on the move of national libraries day to be a week long event in October. Watch out or it later in the year.

On 18th March, following the very successful film last month, the Village hall will be showing “A Street cat named Bob” as part of their Moviola series.

A couple of days later, the Heritage group will host their latest meeting at Church House and the subject of Milborne Wick in Roman times.

On 23rd of the month, the latest in the series of half muffled ringing of the Church bells will commemorate the passing of two more brave men of the village who lost their lives in the Great War.

On 26th March, an enterprising girl from the village, Caitlin Else is holding a quiz night to raise funds for Arthritis UK.

A week later, having honed it with Caitlin’s quiz, you can use your competitive spirit further in another quiz night, this time raising funds for the Church.

On the 9th April, a number of residents will have been chosen at random to take part in a census trial as part of the investigation to shape future censuses.

As we move to the Easter bank holiday later in April, you might want to refer to the revised refuse collection scheme for the village.

Please let the administrator know if you are aware of further activities in the village which should be reported on the community website, or if there are any errors.

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