Newsletter 30th August

As the autumn calendar starts to take hold, we are all left wondering what happened to summer, but putting that aside, there is lots to look forward to in the village. As mentioned last month, an organ recital in the church on the 5th September will be a wonderful start to the month for those who enjoy listening to great music. For those wanting to take a more active and light hearted part in the musical life of the village, the Milborne Port Opera start up their rehersals this month.

Whether churchgoer or not, the sound of church bells is a staple of rural life, particularly the Wednesday practice. However, the bells will fall silent early in September as they are taken down for restoration. Hopefully the sound of their ringing will return in the late autumn. Many events have been staged with proceeds going  to fund this restoration and a Sunday Luncheon party on 16th September is one such event.

Trying to ensure we continue to have a library in the village, the Friends of Milborne Port Library continue to be active and have a fund raising Gardeners' question time on 19th September . Also at the Queen's Head the next Farmer's market will be held on 2nd September.

On the same theme of food, Screen Bites, the UKs food film festival comes to Milborne Port on 4th October to screen Babette's feast at the Village hall, where a bar will be available. Later in October on 12th, the village hall will host the harvest supper and barn dance.

The Parish council continue to meet on the third Tuesday of the month and then next council meeting is 18th September. These meetings are open to the general public and there is space at the start of each meeting for a public question time. A new face will be seen at the meetings and in the council offices in the guise of our new Parish clerk, Mrs. Emma Curtis.

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