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WI look at their history

WI logoWe obviously haven't been able to take part in any of our usual WI activities these last few weeks but I thought some of you might like to know a bit about us.   Our branch was formed nearly 90 years ago so the WI has long been a presence in Milborne Port, even though it has changed its home a few times.

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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL 2020) - May 2020

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Jill Spring writes: The Reading Group, after enjoying their new venue for a few months since we had to leave Cross Cottage, courtesy of the WI, were then faced with the closure of the Town Hall premises due to the Lockdown. Not to be defeated by this, they set up a ZOOM Online Group to discuss their book – appropriately titled, perhaps, ‘The Light in the Dark. A Winter Diary’ by Horatio Clare. Seven of the 11 Group members opted to join the discussion via ZOOM and report that a good discussion was possible, plus a real feeling of Being Together.

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Milborne Port Climate and Nature Action

climate emergency logoThe present coronavirus crisis and its economic and social consequences have frequently been compared to wartime. It might be instructive therefore to see what lessons the two World Wars can teach us about emerging successfully from a crisis.

In 1918-19 there had been very little planning for the post-war economy, partly because the war ended sooner than anticipated, but also because of a widespread ‘back-to-normal’ sentiment which assumed that everything could, and would, revert to its pre-war condition.

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Food delivery support during the pandemic

covid-19Sue Wales has provided the following list of local suppliers who provide a delivery service. Supporting local supppliers at this time can be very helpful. There are some overlaps with the list provided by the Parish Council but is presented as supplied so that nothing is missed.

Meat – Wayne Pullen, Milborne Port – for quality locally sourced meat and homemade pies. 01963 250222

Meals on Wheels – from The Gainsborough Arms Milborne Port. For your Sunday roast, place your order before 3pm the previous Saturday. For all other meals, phone the pub before 11.30am that day. 01963 250330

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