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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) – AUGUST 2019

hullabaloo bluecross cottage partyOn Friday 28 June the Library hosted a ‘Farewell to Cross Cottage’ party. Over 60 people came and a very jolly time was had by all. We enjoyed a glass of Bucks Fizz and Sarah Copley’s three delicious cakes. Among other things there was a competition where people had to guess how many books Milborne Port Library had on the shelves when fully stocked. The correct answer was 5827. Sarah Copley was closest with 5300 and won the box of chocolates.

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Primary School new build progress

mpps-logoRoadside view 23 7At the end of the school term, the build of the new classroom was moving on apace. Still shrouded in scaffolding, but the building has topped out and half of the roof has its tiles in place.The work now continues during the school holidays to ensure that everything is ready for the new term.

South West in Bloom Judges visit Milborne Port

bib-logoSWIB-2019 1On Tuesday 9 July the SW bloom judges came to judge our beautiful village. They had a lovely afternoon with a visit to the school, where 3 of the children showed us around, proudly showing us their growing skills. We then went to judge Pud Brook, with their delightful area. Followed by Grove Garden, the Ball Court and the allotments.

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WI to meet at Church House

WI logoOur July meeting was very well attended with over thirty members, plus two guests who happened to be working at the International School in Sherborne for the summer.  The younger one is President of her WI in Stoke-on-Trent and they are a very young group but she recognized many similarities between our two institutes I hope they enjoyed their visit to Milborne Port, 

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