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Newsletter November 2017

Our monthly round up of forthcoming events and happenings from the recent past. If you know of other things happening, please do get in touch. Do also look at the diary for your favourite or new activity.

At the beginning of the month, the school had its “welly walk", giving children the opportunity to explore the adjacent countryside whilst raising month for the Charity “Farm Africa”.

Some of the children had also been involved earlier in the year in helping to decorate the newly refurbished bus shelter by the Crackmore garage. This became part of the exhibit for the South West in Bloom (SWIB) competition. The village managed a silver gilt award for the competition as a whole, but also managed to claim the Serco cup for the work on the shelter. You can see pictures of the presentation ceremony and pictures of the work on the shelter in the gallery pages. Well done to all who contributed.

There are a number of events this coming week. Firstly on Wednesday 1st there will be a public meeting hosted by Sarah Dyke. On Friday, the latest in the Moviola series of films will be screening “Churchill”, a film about the last phase of WWII. On Saturday, also at the village hall, Richard Duckworth will be holding one of his occasional presentations about the history of Milborne Port.

The Friends of Milborne Port library report on a busy time for them including a meeting with the county library service and the Parish Council.

The Parish Council have had a spate of resignations from the Council and it is expected that these will be filled by co-option. Unfortunately, because of the process which has to be followed, these vacancies cannot be filled all at once.

The Royal British Legion local branch will be holding its AGM on the 9th November and on that same day, the Church bells will again be sounding a half muffled ring to commemorate the passing of another soldier of the Great War. At the remembrance service on Sunday 12th November, his name will be read out, as will all others from the village who gave their lives in the service of the country.

The Heritage group will also be considering conflict past with it presentation of the village in wartime on 20th November.

Towards the end of the month, the village starts thinking about Christmas, with the now traditional lights switch on organised by the Spirit of Milborne Port on 24th November. At this event, the WI will be serving refreshment as they report in their piece on the news pages.

On the following day, the village hall will be holding a Christmas Fayre, where there will be lots of ideas for Christmas presents. There will also be an opportunity to see the brand new kitchen at the hall.

Following the survey as part of the Parish Plan work earlier in the year, the village hall is making tremendous efforts to promote live entertainment at the hall in addition to Moviola Hence, following on from the Somerton Festival band concert last month, on 8th December, the New Scorpion band will be performing in a return concert after last year’s successful gig. The following day will see a screening of a stage play, “The Audience” at the hall.

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