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CARE HOMES Old Vicarage Care Home, Leigh

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CARS & VANS, HIRING & SERVICING

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CHIMNEY SWEEPS Alexander the Grate A Clean Sweep, Roger Dodd i Sweep, & video inspections Steve White

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COMPUTERS, MARKETING & IT DMDH Computers PDC Computing

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EDUCATION Barn Owls Nursery Leweston School Lower Covey Montessori Nursery Maths Tuition Emma Harris

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EVENT VENUES Chetnole Village Hall Daisy May Vintage China Hire Leigh Village Hall

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The Marquee Hire Company

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FOOD, DRINK & CATERING Daisy May China Hire Frit’s Catering The Flying Pig Jenny's Kitchen Leigh Village Stores & PO On the Boyle Café Spar Stores & PO Yetminster Station Emporium & Café The Rusty Pig Company

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ART & ANTIQUES The Seasons Art Class MarkArk Old School Gallery Steve's Clocks The Station Emporium

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Brister & Son Grassby Funeral Services AJ Wakely & Sons GARDEN & OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE Burrow Water Treatment Plants Butler & Frost Master Thatcher Cobra Landscapes Dennis & Wade Tree Surgery P. Houchen Dry Stone Walling KDS Garden Machinery Repair Knighton Countryside Mgmt Komit Kompost Logs & Woodworking- Simon The Log Man Logs - Malcolm Dunning M&S Welding Maple Garden Management Malcolm Dunning Gardening Paul Hambidge Contracting Queen Thorne Lawns & Land. Perrett Fencing Pestwright & Mole Catcher Ramisham Timber Services SCR Tree Care Wriggle Valley Fencing Tree Surgery (Westree) HEALTH & WELL BEING Annabel Smith - Chiropodist The Beauty Barn Green Spiral Healing Rebecca Dolbear, Psychotherapy Robert Frith Optometrists Tania Geere Chiropodist Therapy Barn Mandie Holloway Wriggly Feet Yetminster Health Centre HOME - BUILD & MAINTENANCE Abbey Commercial Flooring AD Renovations ATW J Bennett Joinery CLEANER NEEDED Ian Crossland Property Maint. Dorset Plasterers

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ADVERTISER Knott Roofing Lawrence Electricals Steve Mumford General Builder Neal Electrical Services Pearce Energy Heating JJP Plumbing Sellick & Saxton Spearbuild B.A Wallbridge Why DIY Westcountry Electrics West Country Tiling Services

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HOME, OFFICE & INTERIORS Country Office Furniture KC Decorators Melbury Kitchens & Interiors Sibley Kitchens & Bathrooms Michael Sturmey Carpets SBF Curtains & Blinds Wayne Timmins Upstairs & Downstairs Interiors

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LEGAL SERVICES Porter Dodson Solicitors

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PETS & LIVESTOCK Dog Grooming & Stripping Smart Dogs of Yetminster

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PROPERTY & HOLIDAY LETS Holiday Home, SW France Mallows Cottage, Yetminster Stockwood Lettings

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SPORT & LEISURE Barfoots' Bouncers Phoenix Physique

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CONTENTS NEWS FROM THE VILLAGES ADVERTISERS' REGISTER 2 CONTENTS 4 EDITORIAL 5 BATCOMBE 7

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CHETNOLE 8 HERMITAGE 13 LEIGH 14 RYME INTRINSECA 25 YETMINSTER 26

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THREE VALLEYS CHURCH SERVICES 61 JULY THREE VALLEYS CHURCH SERVICES 63 AUGUST CLUB NEWS 67 PLANNING APPLICATIONS 75 REGULAR EVENTS 77

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EDITORIAL The Wriggle Valley Magazine has been in production since 1988 as a vehicle to help bring our local communities closer together, providing a convenient conduit free of charge to our residents. It is a non-profit organisation which covers the majority of its costs through advertising revenue. Maintaining a balance between content and advertising is a constant struggle, often putting the management committee at odds in trying to achieve a sensible, pragmatic approach to meeting the needs of our readers and its ability to cover costs. As Chairman of the committee, I would greatly appreciate it if local organisations would consider making a modest donation to the magazine, to alleviate the pressure placed upon us, when having to decide what to include. We make every effort to include articles from Parish Councils, clubs, communities, Church organisations and many others to support and promote their events and information dissemination. The magazine is run by a committee of unpaid local volunteers, who operate as guardians of the magazine on behalf of the community. They work hard throughout the year to produce a quality product and to safeguard the continuity of the magazine and would appreciate any offers of financial assistance. Have a lovely summer.

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It has been a bumper year for swarming bees across the country; we have had our fair share with three swarms visiting the top of the valley and being re-homed inside a week, including one from the top of the Church Farm House chimney pot. Thanks to everyone who responded so helpfully on keeping bins off the roadside and helping make our village look lovely. A couple of dates for the diaries all willing helpers: View of the Blackmore Vale from Telegraph Hill of CHURCHYARD MAINTENANCE will ast month I referred to the be at 10 am on 13 July and 14th mystery of the smart new metal September. Refreshments will be sign “St Mary Magdalene Church” provided and everyone is welcome – the at the junction of Stile Way with Haydon more the merrier. Lane. This has been solved as the sign We are sad that John and Nicole was kindly installed by the parish council Summers and their family will be leaving as part of the initiative to utilise their us for their new appointment in the budget. We are very grateful, but now summer, but our loss will be Trinity someone will have the job of clearing the College, Cambridge’s gain. In any case grass and cow parsley so that the sign we are looking forward to the BENEFICE remains visible during the summer! FAREWELL BRING & SHARE LUNCH for It was great to welcome the walkers them in the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster on from the Benefice Perambulation at the 21st July at 1 pm. end of May. They all seemed in very Wishing everyone a lovely summer good spirits and grateful for a rest in the but with enough rain for farmers and church (I think we were the sixteenth gardeners! church they had visited over the four V W M days) before the final leg of their walk up Thought from the Rise of the Wriggle and over the hill to the Friary. We sent them on their way from Batcombe with biscuits and bagpipes.

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Gary and Eileen Sturgess and their girls, Amy and Mollie and of course Billy the cat, who have moved to Meadow View, Stockwood Road all the way from Hamlet and we hope that they will have many years of happiness in their new home. The Open Gardens event was a resounding success and the weather behaved itself luckily too. A large number of people viewed the ten gardens opened across the village during the afternoon of 8th June,and the Chetnole & Leigh Garden Club hope to donate almost £700 to Future Roots charity. Read their report on the Chetnole Open Gardens on p52. The standard of work in each garden was inspiring (I don't include mine but am inspired for the next time!). Lots of cricket going on over the summer - read in clubs how Wriggle Valley Cricket Club, p71 is waging a different kind of battle against the invasion of the rabbits on the Chetnole wicket. Good luck to all our school leavers and all the best for your future plans. Have a great summer

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped with and supported this years Duck Race. A total of 668 ducks took to the river which due to the relatively low winter, spring rainfall resulted in a slower time than previous years. Nevertheless with a supporting crowd following along the riverbank duck number 98 floated gracefully across the line to claim the first prize, second came no 591, third no 207 and fourth no 68. After the race and with the weather holding up there was another good show in the village hall for drinks, cakes and raffle resulting in the day making ÂŁ640 after costs which goes towards the upkeep and improvements of the playing field.

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The May meeting of the Parish Council was the first meeting of the new five year session. Unfortunately, we are two councillors short of our permitted numbers as Linda Carroll and Stan Darley have other commitments and are unable to stand this year. We extend our thanks for their work on the Parish Council. Fortunately, Stan is able to continue as our footpaths officer and will monitor the network of footpaths in and around the village reporting on any necessary repairs or improvements. Whilst we are able to function perfectly well with our current team of councillors we would prefer to have a full compliment. Therefore, if any of you are interested in joining please contact me through the Parish Council email: clerk@chetnoleandstockwood-pc.gov.uk, or my home number 01935 872601 during the evening. The commitment is not too onerous; we have six Parish Council meetings each year, to which attendance is not compulsory, plus exchanges of emails and the odd meeting in between. We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in applying. In the May meeting we discussed recent planning applications and our

recommendations were recorded for forwarding to WDDC Planning Department. We are having a problem with rabbits that have built a maze of burrows under the cricket pavilion and are damaging the wicket. A number of suggestions for the disposal of the rabbits were put forward; however, the most effective method seems to be the use of ferrets at the end of the season. There is still a problem with dog mess on the playing field and we are arranging for a third dog litter bin to be installed. We are investigating ways of removing the build up of shingle in the Wriggle at the Bridge in Mill Lane and will keep all informed of developments. Ned Kozowyk is leading a team of volunteers who are refurbishing all the finger posts in the village with oak to prolong their life. The remainder of the meeting involved approval of policy documents. Please feel free to call with any matters which you would like the Parish Council to discuss at our next meeting on Wednesday 10 July at 7.30 pm in the village hall. Alternatively come along to the public sessions, held at the start and end of each meeting. Owen Pope, Chair, Chetnole and Stockwood Parish Council

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NINA GARCIA ON THE VILLAGE GREEN Just a few weeks to go until Nina Garcia comes again to Hermitage for an evening of fun and entertainment. For those who have not yet attended one of our Village Events or don’t know who Nina Garcia is, here is a run down. The Village arranges an event once a year on the Hermitage Green. We have a Friday night fun event   in a marquee which is open to everybody and people come from Hermitage and surrounding villages. On the Saturday, the Y.F.C. take over the marquee. On Sunday we have a closed lunch for Hermitage and Hilfield villagers. The Friday includes a meal (you bring your own) and a bar and always fund raising for the local Air Ambulance.  There are other surprises and activities too. For the last two years we have had the Village Ball formal and Black Tie. In the past we have had several events including sheep racing. A couple of times before Nina has performed   and there is a demand to bring her back. This evening is informal with time to chat, dance (if you are inclined) and generally just have fun meeting friends and new people. You can book as an individual or as a couple or why not book a table for 8 or 10 people?  Tickets (£17.50) from Kevin House   07531 522288 or 01963210042  ordavidhouse929@btinternet.com Nina’s music is amazing. Described as '’ she plays several instruments but mainly the fiddle. You can’t help but tap your feet or listen intently or get up and dance. She’s just brilliant. Her web site is ninagarcia.co.uk

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance receive a donation from us and this year we will be presenting a cheque for £1000 to their representatives in person. They will be happy to have a chat about what they do and where the money goes. The evening will include a “Heads and Tails’ challenge, a surprise or two and a brief auction. Saturday 10th August : Hermitage and Hilfield Y.F.C. in the marquee. No events during the day finalised yet, but keep an eye out! Sunday 11th August:  Closed Village Lunch.   Fine food, chat and, weather permitting, the famous tractor ride around the fields. Tickets from Jan Pescott.

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ook out for the LEIGH FLOWER SHOW Programme and Entry Form (in the middle page) this year in light blue in the Leigh Village Stores. The date is Saturday 10th August and this year it includes a SCARECROW COMPETITION! so start gathering hay/straw or other stuffing to make the body and saving your old clothes to dress it up. Secondly there is a CAR BOOT SALE! on Sunday 1st September in the field adjacent to the village hall, with other activities and refreshments in the hall itself. More details on the yellow advert in this section. There is a host of different activities going on at POGLE’S WOOD during July and August for people of ALL ages! Che ck out the Pogle’s Wood Explorers page in the Clubs section of this magazine. The LEIGH MOVIOLA will be returning in mid-September. Details will appear on the Website as soon as information becomes available.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN JULY/ AUGUST & EARLY SEPTEMBER – Andrew's Church, Leigh and grounds, 11am onwards

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– Leigh Village Hall and grounds – Mothers’ Union , St Andrew's Church, Leigh and grounds, 2.30 - 4.30 pm – more info in Clubs section – Leigh Village Hall – Leigh Village Hall grounds, 9am – 12noon

- starting at around 9am from Leigh Village Church. Come On all you horse, bicycle and shank's pony riders! To support the churches in Dorset, each year energetic riders set off and navigate around as many churches as they can by 6pm. Contact Alaistair on alaistairc@hotmail.co m or 01935 872401 for sponsorship forms.

Answers to the Maths problem in June’s magazine i) n + 5 ii) n = 5 iii) Gertrude 12 and Englebert 17

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I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who turned out to support the first Pop Up Pub in Leigh on Friday 31st May, over 180 of you. Also thanks go to the wonderful set of people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get the idea off the ground. The idea behind this is to encourage community spirit between villagers, young and old, their friends and families and other parishes in our Benefice.  Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine so many of you would turn out to support us. The atmosphere of the evening was just wonderful, people were catching up with friends they hadn't seen in ages, so much so that when last orders were called nobody seemed to want to leave! You may have managed to drink all the guest beer and cider within the first hour but you didn't manage to drink the bar dry!  A huge thanks to Charlotte and her team of willing 'staff', Si, Mark and Jess, for running such an efficient bar.  We have over 50 suggestions of a name for our Pop Up Pub in Leigh; all will be revealed at the next one on Friday 28th June. Quite a few people wondered whether we may consider doing food.  We have

V W M discussed this and feel that we must keep things simple. In June we will be offering hot dogs with BBQ'd local sausages and in July we are going to do a hog roast.  As this is very early stages for our Pop up Pub we will go with this initially and see how things go from there. Hope to see you there.

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ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, LEIGH Our recent Perambulation of the Three Valleys (p44) reminded us, if reminder were needed, of two very important things about life in this area. Firstly, and obviously, we are greatly privileged to live in such a beautiful area, which seemed even more beautiful when explored on foot. Secondly we are lucky to live in places where neighbourliness, generosity and hospitality are key parts

of so many people’s lives. Coffee mornings happen all over the place and are opportunities to have friendly chats, to catch up on the best bits of local gossip, or just to take time out and just see who turns up. The next Leigh summer coffee mornings are in the church on . We have a reputation for serving delicious cakes and

is on nd this year’s theme is “ ”. ●Everything starts at 11.00am. We’ll be in the church and churchyard or just in the church if it rains. See you there. ●There will be lots to see in the church. ●You’ll be able to hear an interview with some of the people who do so much to serve our community. ●You can join Angela Seabrook and friends and make your own contribution to a Christmas banner for the church. ●You can help make special Church Clipping bunting, and then at ●3.30pm you can be part of the Leigh tradition of Clipping the Church. ● Immediately after that, you’ll be able to sit and enjoy a delicious cream tea, courtesy of Sue Fudge and friends. ● There will be activities for children. There will be treasure hunts, quizzes

biscuits. What more could you want? Do come along.

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and cups of tea through the day and, for a very modest contribution, a picnic lunch will be available in the churchyard.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD It is clear that villages without a Neighbourhood plan are at risk of having developments imposed upon them. To reduce this very real risk, Leigh has for several years been working on producing a Neighbourhood Plan. However, as it is currently without a Chairman, little progression has been made over the past year. The protocols governing the generation of a Neighbourhood Plan debar the parish council from assuming responsibility so we risk the village falling into a planning crevasse unless this post can be filled by someone with the energy and commitment to progress the issue.

Considerable support for a willing and able Chairman is available (including guidance from a professional consultant and associated funding). Past, dedicated work by local volunteers has finalised a questionnaire that is almost ready to be sent to all parishioners but without a Chairman to make things happen, the initiative presently remains stuck. I make no apologies for repeating my opening line: . So please, if you think you might be interested in assuming the role of Chairman, please contact Sandra Scutt on sandra.leighpc@btinternet.com

MOVIOLA AT LEIGH Our next film will be in September Dates and details will be on the Village Website as soon as available LEIGH LOTTERY DRAW JUNE

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With the wonderful weather recently many residents have enjoyed tea in the gardens which are beautiful at all times of year with views to the church and countryside. We have had a varied activity programme with Yannis doing

ST ANDREWS CHURCH, LEIGH Thursday 30th May I had never been to a Service like this and looked up the meaning of ‘reconciliation’. As for all important words, meaning depends on context and here it was firstly the healing of the relationship between God and individual men and women; and secondly the creation of harmony and forgiveness between people. The Service was to create and reinforce the peace which comes from acceptance and repentance. The Prayers for Healing were especially powerful: “In nothing be anxious, but in

some energetic Greek dancing, encouraging all to join in and some lovely music from Helen on the flute. Richard Heaton, a gifted local artist, has been teaching residents the art of stenciling for the floral mural we are working on. Richard has designed and made the stencils and everyone enjoyed the painting and the results. Residents are becoming very good at skittles which is played once a week with a prize for the highest scorer – perhaps we could challenge a village team to come and play sometime! A party atmosphere was hugely enjoyed when Will Rawlings came to sing and Louise and some care workers came in to dance with residents. Michelle and Sue brought the house down with their impromptu pas-dedeux – great fun!

everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” I was struck by the dignity of the central moment as the congregation moved slowly towards the altar for the individual act of healing. The sequence had been explained but I found myself momentarily bewildered. I expected the ‘laying on of hands’ to be on my head but instead hands were pressed on my shoulders with a short murmured prayer, and a second celebrant anointed my forehead. It was a ritual sequence like no other and I came away humbled and moved.

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aturday 8th June saw the christening of William (Billy) Arthur John Batten. A first grandchild for Mike and Jo Batten and a son of their elder son Charlie and his wife Ginny. Many think there is a strong likeness to great grandpa Scrap.! It was a lovely occasion,sadly it is many years since we have had a christening in St Hippolytus. Rachel Millward daughter of Colin and Jan Millward married her partner Jamie Randell  in Ryme on 18th May. The rain held off and the bride arrived in style on a vintage tractor and trailer. Everyone had a wonderful day & we wish them every happiness in their future life together.

Please remember our textile recycling is still on going. Please leave any clean wearable clothes hats bags belts & shoes also bedding and towels, but please NO duvets,pillows, curtains or bits of materials. Please leave in church porch where they will be collected daily. Thank you.

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A mass with music will be celebrated in loving memory of the late Albertine Nelson at the Catholic Church of the Sacred  Heart and St  Aldhelm, Sherborne, at . At her special request, there will follow a in the Church Hall to which everyone will be very welcome. Albertine was, for 36 years, a resident of Ryme Intrinseca, where she had dwelt with her husband, the late Dr Maurice Prynne Nelson. In 2012, she moved to the Scottish Highlands and died aged 98 on 6th February 2019 in Dornoch, Sutherland. Her funeral took place on 15th February in Brora, Sutherland. For any further information, please call 07858 257850. wrigglevalleymagazine.co.uk


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Hearty congratulations to Philippa Louden who has won a gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Best Floral Arrangement. Not only that but she was also awarded Best in Show. All this, and on her first solo outing at Chelsea. No mean feat either, as the majority of the other exhibitors were experienced professionals. Her display entitled “Shaped by the Wind”, had to meet some pretty severe constraints. Suspended in a frame 2.2m x 1.1m x 0.8m (see in background of photo), it was not allowed to touch the ground or sides. After some helpful advice from Boney Pike on the tying of knots, she was able to meet this particular criterion. Still not easy though: carnations, leucadendrons and anthuriums on a willow tree trunk, also constructed by Philippa herself, plus wet oasis keeping the flowers fresh. The weighty exhibit needed to be fully secured.

The next physical challenge was the set up itself. Pick up your flowers in Broadmayne Saturday morning then up to London on Sunday. You can’t get in till 10pm and you must be ready by 6am the following morning. And you have to make sure your flowers will stay perfect until Wednesday evening. Fortified by a flask of coffee, a cheese roll and a can of Pimms (!), Philippa managed to finish by 3.30am but because of security was still not allowed to leave until the 6 o’clock deadline! The effort was clearly worth it. It all came good on the day as you see from the photo. RHS Development Manager, Katharine Potsides, presented Philippa with her award and an engraved David Linley jewellery box. Well done, Philippa. Congratulations again. The whole village is proud of you.

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July and August..... High Summer and Holidays! On , Rev John Summers will be taking his last Yetminster Family Service of Holy Communion, as he will be moving to Cambridge in August. We will miss you John!  And of course Nicole, Audrey and Hilda too, after your three years here in Yetminster with us.  Congratulations on finishing your Curacy, and good luck at Trinity College. There will be a to say goodbye to John and his family on at the Jubilee Hall at 1pm. Our new S with George Moody continues on .....breakfast at 9am followed by

worship with music and song at 9.30am in the Jubilee Hall. All ages are welcome! All services are in the schedules, the round robin and the website, which has a new look! www.threevalleysteam.org.uk Book the Date:  Our next Fundraising event will be a - with grateful thanks to Christina Walkley and Moviola - on More details in the September issue. We wish you a happy summer enjoying our wonderful Dorset countryside and seaside with friends and family.

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Ecclesiastical Insurance, which is owned by the AllChurches Trust (a charity), are running a scheme 2019 whereby it will donate £130 to a church of your choice when you take out House Insurance with them. Ecclesiastical is a well respected insurance company which specialises in buildings insurance especially churches. As this donation comes at no cost to you, we would invite you to consider Ecclesiastical when your house insurance comes up for renewal.

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In 2018, a small but dedicated team of Riders and Striders from St. Andrews Church in Yetminster took to the hills and valleys of Dorset for the annual sponsored Ride and Stride. The Dorset Historic Churches Trust is dedicated to the maintenance, preservation and modernisation of Dorset’s beautiful churches. Ride and Stride is their main fundraising event. In 2018, it raised over £80,000. Half of this money is returned directly to the participating churches, while the other half is added to a pot of money which is used to award grants for specific projects. Last year, Yetminster’s Riders and Striders raised £932. This placed us 18th out of 170 or so participating churches. A fantastic effort and a huge thank you to everyone who took part or sponsored our team and to the volunteers who manned the church. This really is a worthwhile event to support. Not only does half of the money raised by our Yetminster team get returned directly to the church for its restoration fund,

but the DHCT has also donated £12,000 towards the fund. A huge amount of money has already been raised, but we are still some way short of the £160,000 needed. Our church is not only a place of Sunday worship for the few; it also hosts weddings, baptisms, funerals, cultural events and is, of course, used by our school. Without restoring and modernising our church, it will not be here for future generations to enjoy. It is about a 45-mile round trip to visit all the churches in our Benefice, but you don’t have to visit them all. You can plan a route to suite you, or you can travel further afield and visit churches in other parts of Dorset – it is a Dorset wide event. If you can’t walk far, then follow the example of a small group of assorted grandparents, parents and threenine year olds who, last year, visited some of Yetminster’s church related streets, popped in to the church and the Methodist church and then had some hot chocolate! Every little really does help. Please get involved, let’s see if we can double the amount we raise for our church in 2019. To find out how to get involved visit www.dhct.org.uk or email Alex Mitchell altrmitch@hotmail.com .If you would like to sponsor Alex you can do so at:

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Morning All Here we are again, another month We had our first meeting of the new council with some new faces on 8th June and were pleased to welcome Cllrs Plaice and Hentley back for duty and with interest from five other residents to join, it looks as if we may have our full complement of councillors for the first time in a while. Our thanks to all councillors, past, present and future for their dedication in helping to keep the villages pleasant places to live It was good to hear some praise from a resident for our grounds maintenance programme on the Meadens. KTD Gardening are responsible for keeping the children’s play area and the Meadens open space well kept. These areas do indeed look good, so thanks to Kevin Dyer for doing a great job for us. On the children’s play area, we were planning to carry out some maintenance before the last council stepped down and the necessary work will be carried out in the near future. We want the area to be well used and a small amount of grant money has also been made available by the previous WDDC which will help us make the area more attractive and user friendly. There was an update on the Playing Field and Pavilion from Cllr Perlejewski. The council agreed to seek tenders for re-letting the area with the expectation that a new lease would be in place by August. Work on plans went on over the interregnum and we are pleased that the decision to seek new tenants was taken, although the timescale for completion does appear a bit tight. The new Dorset Council has started work and is establishing the various working groups. Our representative on the council is Mary Penfold who works hard for us and welcomes any questions or feedback. Cllr. Penfold serves on the county Planning Committee. Her contacts are on the village website if you wish to contact her. The Fair is nearly here – there are lots of adverts around and programmes are available

to buy, so please support the Fair committee who have been working like Trojans. Starting with on at the Playing Field, on Saturday with music in the evening at the White Hart, and the and a picnic with fun and games on Sunday. As always, our thanks to the committee and to Blanche and the team at the White Hart for all their support and putting on the music on Saturday evening. Come and have a great weekend. If you are going away for a holiday, have a wonderful time and come back safe.

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NEWS FROM BEER HACKETT BEER HACKETT’S ‘VILLAGE INFORMATION PANEL

As part of Beer Hackett’s ‘Village Hub’ project - an adapted version of Beer Hackett’s Village Profile/Information Panel has been installed in the passenger shelter at nearby Thornford Station with permission from GWR. The panel features aspects of local history, useful

contacts, images and a location map showing directions to Thornford Village itself and other surrounding villages and it is hoped will prove of interest and value to passengers using this request halt station on the ‘Heart of Wessex’ line.’ [The Village Hub project was funded through a National Lottery ‘Community Fund’ grant.] WRIGGLE VALLEY PERAMBULATION St. Michael’s, Beer Hackett were delighted to host 24 walkers for breakfast on Saturday, 25th May on the first full day of the ‘Three Valleys Benefice Perambulation’. This was a pioneering exploration of the countryside, villages and churches of Three Valleys Benefice on foot over the May bank holiday weekend. Do read all about it on p44 and at threevalleysteam.org/index.php/rec ent-events.

The Three Valleys Perambulation comfort stop at Beer Hackett church

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Best in Show FUN DOG SHOW On Saturday 8th June St. Michael’s hosted Sarah Easterbrook (The Pet Experience) who ran and judged our annual ‘Fun Dog Show’ at Thornford Parish Fete pleased to be part of the Thornford on the school field in the village. Parish event for another year. The weather was kind, warm and  Please make a note in your diary sunny for Thornford’s annual fete – see you at our wine and cheese and dogs (and owners!) all enjoyed party on 2nd August. the fun. Mrs Olive Davison, one of our new families to move into Beer Hackett and who is now secretary of the newly formed ‘Friends of St. Michael’s, won ‘Best in Show’ with her nine month old Rottweiler, Sherman We also organised a bric n brac stall using many items kindly donated FUN DOG SHOW in Thornford by Beer Hackett villagers and we were wrigglevalleymagazine.co.uk


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Bembury Farm, Thornford

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25 Holiday Club (to 2ⁿd Aug)

10am3pm

Pogles Wood

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26 Leigh Pop up Pub

7pm

Leigh Village Hall

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27 Somerset Songsters Around the World for Holnest Church

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30 Leigh WI Etches collection- Fossil Museum, Kimmeridge

7.30pm

Leigh Village Hall

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31 Woodland Wednesday

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WVCC Home v Cattistock Hunt

Leigh Village Hall

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Coffee Morning/Bring & Buy

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WVCC Home v Cerne Abbas

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An Evening with Nina Garcia

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10 Leigh Flower Show

WVMU Garden party Table Top Sale Caundle Marsh Ch

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2.30pm

Leigh Village Hall

9am-4pm Church Hall, Digby Road

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10 Y&RGS Club Outing

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14 DHCT Ride & Stride

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27 Leigh Pop up Pub

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Y&RGS Gardens in War Zones

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25 Leigh Pop up Pub

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Leigh Village Hall

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GENERAL NEWS BOYLE’S EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Once again it’s that time of year for young people of the parishes of Chetnole, Leigh and Yetminster to apply for grants from the BOYLE’S Robert Boyle 1627–1691 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION to help towards the cost of books and other expenses for university places in September or apprenticeships. We look forward to hearing from you. Apply to: Clerk to the Boyle’s Educational Foundation, Mrs J. Gallimore, 3 Grove Cottages, Mill Lane, Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset. DT9 6PB Email:judygallimore@btinternet.com

WRIGGLE VALLEY RISING STARS Emily Wilson-White, from Yetminster, is the proud owner of her first International Football Cap after representing England Schools at the Home Nations Competition in Salou, Spain. Emily played left-back in the 18 strong under 15 England Schools team, earning her position after county, regional and national trials. Emily has had a lot of support with her football, beginning with the expert tuition from the late Paul Miller, former headteacher of St Andrew’s Primary School, Yetminster and more recently the much appreciated support of Boyle’s Educational Foundation. It really is a great time to be involved in women’s football!

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Saturday 13th July 2019

After the success of the inaugural in 2018, this year’s event is once again set to take over a full weekend in the middle of July. Fair with festivities will run from a jam-packed schedule of family friendly events held throughout the village from Friday evening to Sunday morning. Offering something for everyone, including a raft of new entertainment and activities, this year’s bigger and better Fair Weekend is not to be missed! Join us to celebrate the start of the Fair the official fair Weekend at opening party being held at Yetminster Sports Club on . Taking place on the Sports Field, the village’s own mini festival will include live music, food and drink, as well as a whole host of exciting family friendly activities. Entry is free and everyone is welcome, so come on down to kick off the biggest weekend in the village calendar in spectacular style! sees the main event, with the famous gracing the High Street and Fair Field from 1pm. One of the longest running street fairs in the region, this annual

extravaganza is steeped in over 800 years of history and is traditionally a day of celebration and togetherness for the whole community. This year’s Fair will feature over 40 enticing stalls, selling an eclectic mix of gifts, food, fashion, crafts, toys and much more. As always, the festivities will be ushered in by the visual delight that is the traditional Yetminster Fair Parade, followed by the official opening of the Street Fair courtesy our guest of honour, the inimitable Bonny fame. Sartin, of A full line up of first rate entertainment will be provided in the main arena in front of The White Hart. Here you can catch rousing performances by the , the , . The White Hart will offer a warm welcome to revellers throughout the day and will be serving local ales and ciders, as well as a great selection of wines and soft drinks. Their outside kitchen and barbecue will be running from 11am until 4.30pm, offering bacon sandwiches until 12 noon, followed by a mouth-watering selection of BBQ delights (including burgers, pulled pork and more)! In addition to this, their full menu of hearty pub fare will also be

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, , , as well as workshop with the . The festivities will then be continued into the night, with live music from in The White Hart’s courtyard from 8.30pm. This local fourpiece are renowned for their rocking repertoire of classics hailing from the 60’s to today and their upbeat vibes are always guaranteed to get everyone jumping! This year, The White Hart is also hosting the Fair Prize Draw, offering entrants the chance to win an Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet! This exciting draw will be held in the pub at 9pm on Fair Day (tickets are £1 per square and are available now from the pub). After the excitement of Friday and Saturday, Sunday 14th July will offer the perfect way to wind down and reflect upon a weekend well spent, with a fun and in the Fair informal Field’s marquee at 11.15am. This heartwarming and unpredictable service is bound to charm all in attendance and it is open to everyone, including all creatures great and small, from parakeets to ponies! With free entry to all events and so much to see and do for the whole family, Yetminster’s big fair weekend is well worth a visit this July. an

available from the main kitchen from 6pm – 9pm. A short stroll from the High Street will lead you to St Andrew’s Church, where you can catch a poetry reading by and enjoy an encore performance by the delight in an elegant flower display created especially for Fair Day by the ladies from St Andrew’s. Your next port of call is the Jubilee Hall, where you can marvel at a model boat and truck display by the , whilst enjoying a delicious cream tea, courtesy of the . Budding young sailors can also test out their skills with the ‘have-a-go’ boats for children that can be found on the temporary ‘lake’ on the hall’s rear lawn. For fun for all the family, the Fair Field behind The White Hart is the place to be! Hosted by the St Andrew’s Primary School PTFA, here you will find more inviting stalls, a bouncy castle, circus skills workshops by Gosmina Circus (where you can try your hand at juggling, diabolo, spinning plates and feather balancing), sand art, face painting, ice cream, Pimm’s, and cakes to name a few! There will also be top-notch musical entertainment in the field’s marquee provided by

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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES WILD SCHOOL - It is sad to be talking about going back to school before anyone has even broken up, but we will be running a Wild School Week 26th -30th August to get in the mood for going back to school. With some Woodland Words and some Muddy Maths, some Environmental Science and a bit of cooking as well as lots of other outdoor fun! 10am-3pm,  Ages 5 - 10, £15 per day or £7.50 for a half day. Please book as soon as you can. This is for slightly older children  age 9 - 13 who have an interest in the countryside and the environment and replaces our old John Muir programme. We hope to get plenty of actual jobs done and have time to learn new skills and make things so we will be starting at 9.30am and finishing at 3.30pm. If there is enough interest we hope that this may carry on throughout the year as a regular activity, possibly with two sessions so we can cater for a wider age group. We have failed to agree on a snappy title so we are optimistic that the young people will do that for themselves! Please book in advance as we will need plenty of adults for tool work.

HOLIDAY CLUB - Dates for summer holiday club are; Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st, July Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August. 10am - 3pm. This is for unaccompanied children aged 5+ £15.00 per child or £7.50 for a half day. Please email or send Facebook message for more details and book as soon as you can so I can make sure we have enough adult helpers.

FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY Tuesday 13th August 11am - 3pm Come and have a picnic and join in some creative sessions. All ages welcome. Please look on our facebook page for more details nearer the time. book in advance. WOODLAND WEDNESDAY & MUDDY MONDAY From July we will have a session most weeks alternating between Mon and Wed to try to fit in round other activities! Mon 8th, Wed 17th, Mon 22nd, Wed 31st July, Mon 5th, Wed 14th and 28th August. There are a few gaps when we are just too busy. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be stupidly complicated! These sessions are for accompanied pre school children and their siblings and run from 12noon til 3pm.  £5 per child. Bring a picnic lunch (Tea, coffee etc available). POGLES PARTIES - We are in full swing for parties but do have a few spaces so do please think about having a special celebration with us, especially as we now have an indoor space to retreat to if the weather is bad!

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The group of people who assembled at Bradford Abbas Church on Friday 24th May to start the walk through the Three Valleys Benefice were an eloquent summary of the whole project. The youngest was three years old and the oldest over 80. It seemed to say that our underlying aim, to attract a cross section of the community, had been achieved from the word Go. People had been invited to do as much or as little of the walk as they wished. The final total number of participants was 42 adults (including four priests and one friar), four children and nine dogs. Twelve of us did the whole thing. Most of us were local residents, but

we had two visitors from Powys and another from Derbyshire. Eight of us slept in venues en route – one night in a village school, one in a church and one in a village hall. We breakfasted in three churches - Beer Hackett, Leigh and Holnest; had lunch provided for us in Ryme Intrinseca, Bishops Caundle and Hilfield and evening meals in Thornford, Leigh and Glanvilles Wootton. In between we had very welcome tea breaks in Yetminster, Chetnole, Caundle Marsh, Holwell (a delicious afternoon tea in a lovely garden), Pulham, Hermitage and Batcombe. We attended church services at Folke and our final destination, Hilfield Friary.

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flowers. We visited some of the loveliest churches in Dorset, if not the whole of England, and we did so by the loveliest and most unusual of routes. We walkers were cossetted by our wonderful support team of Angela, Caroline and Philippa. They ferried our luggage, took people back to their cars each day and were always there when we arrived at a stopping point. They even provided our food when necessary. The

only thing they were unable to do was the walk itself. They were absolute stars. It was all a fantastic experience. People talked, laughed, drew pictures, wrote poems; sang songs and walked each other’s dogs. We had fun. It was so good that we think we might do something similar in a couple of years. And next year ‌ well we have ideas! Watch this space.

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St Andrew’s CE Primary School PTFA will be holding stalls at the upcoming Yetminster Fair. We will be located in the children's entertainment field behind the White Hart. On offer will be games, bouncy castle,face painting, children's choir and food & drink stalls, suitable for all ages. All proceeds will go towards the children at the school. We are currently raising for new playground markings. This year each class will be running their own stalls so please pop down and say hi!!

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Pollution from plastic waste is not the only threat to the aquatic environment. Every time a cup of water leaves your house and enters your septic tank, a cupful leaves the tank as effluent. This poorly treated effluent either goes to a ‘soakaway’ or illegally to a stream, river or ditch. Sooner or later, the toxic compounds in this effluent start to affect ecosystems. Most so-called soakaways have failed without homeowners knowing it, the toxins enter the water table and travel along within this saturated subsoil under pressure, only to be forced upwards or outwards into other environments, or to sources of drinking water such as boreholes and aquifers. Having researched the widespread impact, The Environment Agency’s findings culminated in the

government introducing a legally binding set of rules that apply to all owners of systems that are not connected to a mains sewer, these are classed as SSD’s (Small Sewage Discharges). A properly certified wastewater treatment plant processes raw sewage into clean water effluent by accelerating the action of bacteria in the tank and leaving a settled organic matter similar to river silt in a chamber. The clean effluent can safely go straight into a watercourse or a specially designed drainage field where geographical factors allow it, or it can enter a dry ditch, for which a permit is needed.  People need to take action before the end of 2019 when the five year grace period for the General Binding Rules ends and Environment Agency enforcement begins, or when they sell a property if this is sooner.  We all want to do everything we can to look after the planet for the next generation, this is a way that householders can make a difference now.

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14th Leigh FOOD FAIR &VINTAGE/CLASSIC CAR SHOW

10am - 4pm SATURDAY 20th July LEIGH VILLAGE HALL Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers The Stallholders will include:-

A variety of interesting Vintage/Classic cars & motorbikes will be on display. Barbecued Hamburgers & Sausages, Refreshments, Ice cream, Beer and Cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities. This is proving to be a very successful show, AND will, of course, be in our amazing Village Hall. Please spread the word to your friends and relations – it really is a day NOT to be missed. Proceeds will go to Leigh Village Hall, Adults £2, children under 15 Free It will be opened by Richard Bromell, Director of Charterhouse Auctioneers

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Beautiful blooms

Making our way to the Chetnole Open Gardens

Breathtaking borders

Wonderful white

What a welcome!

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Spectacular walled garden

Inspiring colour in a shady spot

A restful spot A huge thank you to those who opened their gardens, made and helped with refreshments or came along to visit. Ten gardens were open, all different and all beautiful in their own way. One hundred and thirty six tickets were sold, with an average of ninety people passing through each garden! Almost £700 was raised from which a donation will be given to support the chosen charity of ‘Future roots’, as last year.

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At the Seasons Art Class Dorchester, we fill each class with fun, informative and exciting art for beginners and improvers. The weekly classes provide full-on tuition with step-by-step explanation and demonstrations of the type of work being covered. An exciting curriculum changes each season, with projects reflecting the time of year. We look at a variety of techniques using four different mediums, including drawing, oil pastels, watercolours and acrylics. We often hear it is the favourite day of our students’ week and how they cannot believe what they have produced. From day 1 of “I could never draw at school”, to our final exhibition of “wow, my work looks great, I can’t believe I did that”, our students go on a fantastic journey. Once completing our 14-week beginners course, students return time and time again, developing their own style, experimenting with new mediums and becoming a real artist. For more information on our next course, call us on 01747 82829 six or visit www.theseasonsartclass.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theseasonsartclassdorchester

As well as being distressing, arranging a funeral can be expensive. The average cost, before optional items like flowers and catering, is around £4,300. You will want to do the right thing, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend more than you can afford - it is not wrong or disrespectful to give some thought to costs. There are choices that will help you select a funeral that is affordable and feels right to you and for the person who has died. If you want to make the arrangements yourself contact your local council’s Cemeteries and Crematorium department. If you prefer to use a funeral director there are generally three elements to the cost –a professional services fee, third party costs (or disbursements) which the funeral director pays on your behalf such as for the cremation or burial and optional costs like catering or flowers. Prices can vary by as much as £1,000 so get at least two itemised quotes so you can see what is included and what is extra. Ask for a detailed price list to help you compare costs –funeral directors belonging to the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) or National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) have to make these available. Comparison websites can help but may not cover all the local funeral directors. Burial is likely to be more expensive

than a cremation. Most funeral directors offer lower cost ‘simple funeral’ packages or can arrange a cremation or a funeral-without-service (where the body is cremated or buried without mourners present). Take the time that you need and don’t feel the need to hurry unless you have to for religious or other reasons. For advice on this or any other problem call Citizens Advice on 0344 2451291 or visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk or www.westdorsetcab.org.uk

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NEWS FROM ST ANDREW’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

Another busy school year is drawing to a close. I am always amazed at how quickly the time flies by. One minute we are planning for the autumn term and the months ahead and the next minute we are saying goodbye to our year six children as they head off to their new schools for exciting new adventures. Moving on is always a time of conflicting emotions: sadness at leaving all the familiar things behind; apprehension at what is to come and excitement about the new opportunities coming our way. I would like to wish our young people the very best for the next stage of their life journey and pray for their good health and happiness. We are saying ‘goodbye’ to Ali Lightowler at the end of the summer term. Ali will be starting her own new adventure as she is beginning her training to become a qualified teacher. We know that Ali will become a successful and inspiring teacher for the generations of children to come and we wish her lots of luck. Mrs Simone Kettle and her husband are preparing for their first baby which will mean a great deal of change as their family begins to grow. Although Mrs Kettle will return in September for a couple of weeks, I would like to wish them both every happiness as they get ready for their new arrival. We are incredibly grateful to the Dorset Gardens Trust for their very generous donation of £400. We have used the funds to buy new gardening equipment and seeds. We are working with ‘Operation Future Hope’

We wish our current year six a fantastic future

Receiving Dorset Gardens Trust generous donation

to re-wild our school grounds which will involve planting wild flower meadows to encourage bees and butterflies to visit us on a regular basis. This will tie in with our project to redesign the site of the swimming pool continuing the legacy of Alan Hill. I would like to thank our amazing children, staff, governors and families for making this year such a success at St Andrew’s CE Primary School. I wish you all a sunny and warm summer making happy memories with loved ones and friends. Many Blessings Julie Simpson, Headteacher wrigglevalleymagazine.co.uk


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OUR CHURCH COMMUNITIES NEWS FROM THE THREE VALLEYS TEAM It is with sadness that we prepare to say goodbye to John, Nicole, Audrey and Hilda Summers as they move on. Rev John Summers moved to Yetminster in July 2016 fresh from Wescott House Theological College to become the Assistant Curate for the Three Valleys Benefice. Apart from learning the practical side of being a parish priest he has learnt many things. But it’s a two-way process and he brought us many benefits too, including his erudite sermons. He was able to experiment with new services including mid-week contemplative prayer, and a rejuvenated Family Service. Having a young family himself he has naturally made contact with other young families and encouraged some of them to come to church. He was an assiduous visitor, especially to some of the older members of the church. In addition through his contacts he has been able to organise many concerts of various musical styles, and poetry readings. Together with his wife Nicole and children Audrey and Hilda he has become a familiar figure in Yetminster. He is widely known throughout the Benefice and he will be greatly missed. We wish him and the family well in their move to Trinity College, Cambridge to become the Chaplain and hope that he will have fond memories of his time with us.

Curate, John Summers, blessing the Fripp Shed in St Peter’s Churchyard

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CHURCH NEWS

THREE VALLEYS TEAM local services For complete list see:

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Please be aware that the times and types of services may have changed this month. Please check nearer the time with the individual church.

SUNDAY JULY

7th

14th

21st

28th

TRINITY 3

TRINITY 4 RURAL MISSION SUNDAY

TRINITY 5

TRINITY 6

BATCOMBE BEER HACKETT BRADFORD ABBAS CHETNOLE

8am CW Holy Communion

HERMITAGE

6.30pm CW Evening Prayer 6pm BCP Evensong

LEIGH RYME INTRINSECA THORNFORD

YETMINSTER

9.30am Family Service

10.15am CW Holy Communion 9.30am BCP Matins 11am CW Holy Communion 8am BCP Holy Communion

10.15am CW Holy Communion

11am BCP Holy Communion

10.15am CW Holy Communion 8.30am BCP Holy Communion

9.30am CW Holy Communion 6.30pm BCP Evensong 9.30am CW 8am BCP Family Communion Holy Communion 11am Morning Service

11am CW 8am BCP Family Communion Holy Communion 9am Breakfast in Jubilee Hall followed by 9.30am Second Sunday (Rural Mission)

9.30am CW Choral Holy Communion

9.30am Family Service 9.30am CW Morning Prayer

10.15am Morning Prayer 8am BCP Holy Communion 9.30am CW Village Communion

11am CW Holy Communion

SUNDAY 21st July A Benefice Lunch will be held at 1pm in the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster to say Farewell to the Reverend John Summers, Nicole and the family. All Welcome

Extra & Weekday Services JULY 2019 Mondays Every Tuesday 1st in month

Thursday 1st in month Tuesday - Every week Saturday

6pm 10am 2.30pm 12 noon

Compline Lower Covey Toddlers' Service

YETMINSTER YETMINSTER

Holy Communion Midday Prayer followed by CW Holy Communion

LEIGH, Old Vicarage HILFIELD FRIARY

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OUR CHURCH COMMUNITIES NEWS FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH In early June, members of the congregation of the Methodist Church were deeply saddened at the news of the death of Cliff Harris. Readers of this magazine will recognise his name as he has been a regular contributor on behalf of our Church. In our methodical structure key people in the life of our local churches are our Church Stewards. They have considerable responsibility in a number of areas and they play an all important role in both the running and welfare of our congregations. Cliff has been our Church Steward at Yetminster and we are hugely grateful for his work and commitment, for his shining faith and love. We remember his wife Marilyn in her sorrow and loss. His passing has triggered in me a fresh awareness of all the time and the energy and the sheer hard work that so many people put into so many aspects of our Community life. Just read through the diary pages of this magazine and marvel at the wide range of activity that is on offer each month in this and neighbouring villages. Behind every opportunity for leisure and enrichment in so many fields there are people who willingly and voluntarily give their time, their skill and their organising ability to enable others to participate in Fairs, Festivals, Shows and Outings and a host of other times and places where people can gather and grow.

Of course, as a minister of the Christian Church, I – like Cliff – have an over-riding commitment to Christ. But I believe in Society and its expression in the Community. Of course, I recognise that it is people who make a difference. People who are caring, people who are passionate, people who give themselves unstintingly to the wellbeing of others. Please allow me through this column to say a sincere to those in our Community who give so much to make a difference to others.

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CHURCH NEWS

THREE VALLEYS TEAM local services For complete list see:

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SUNDAY AUGUST

4th

11th

18th

25th

TRINITY 7

TRINITY 8

TRINITY 9

TRINITY 10

BATCOMBE

10.15am CW Holy Communion

BEER HACKETT

9.30am BCP Holy Communion

BRADFORD ABBAS

8am CW Holy Communion

11am Morning Service

CHETNOLE

11am Village Service

8am BCP Holy Communion

HERMITAGE

6.30pm CW Evening Prayer

LEIGH

6pm BCP Evensong

RYME INTRINSECA

10.15am CW Holy Communion

11am BCP Holy Communion

9.30am Family Service 9.30am CW Holy Communion

10.15am CW Morning Prayer 9.30am CW Holy Communion

8.30 BCP Holy Communion

10.15am CW Morning Prayer

6.30pm BCP Evensong

8am BCP Holy Communion

9.30am CW 8am BCP Family Communion Holy Communion 11am Morning Service

9.30am CW Village Communion

THORNFORD

9.30am Family Service

YETMINSTER

11am CW 8am BCP Family Communion Holy Communion 9am Breakfast in Jubilee Hall followed by 9.30am Second Sunday

9.30am CW Choral Holy Communion

11am CW Holy Communion

Extra & Weekday Services AUGUST 2019 Mondays Every Tuesday 1st in month

Thursday 1st in month Tuesday - Every week Saturday

6pm 10am 2.30pm 12 noon

Compline Lower Covey Toddlers' Service

YETMINSTER YETMINSTER

Holy Communion Midday Prayer followed by CW Holy Communion

LEIGH, Old Vicarage HILFIELD FRIARY

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CHURCH NEWS

OUR CHURCH COMMUNITIES THREE VALLEYS TEAM Team Office : Yetminster Jubilee Hall, Church Street, Yetminster, DT9 6LG

01935 872600

Rev’d Richard Kirlew

Team Rector: Rev’d Tony Gilbert The Rectory, Church Rd, Thornford, Sherborne. DT9 6QE

@RuralChaplain

01935 873044 e:3valleysoffice@gmail.com w:www.threevalleysteam.org e: rector3valleys@gmail.com

Opening hours Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm Tues 1.30 - 4.30pm

Team Vicars Rev’d George Moody The Rectory Church St, Yetminster DT9 6QE

01935 873214

HELPING HANDS 01935 872921

e: revgeorgemoody@gmail.com

Jubilee Hall Yetminster ENQUIRES: Three Valleys Benefice Office, 1935 872600

Yetminster Methodist Church Treasurer: Alec Reek, 17 Bucklers Mead, Yetminster. Secretary: Mrs Barbara Driver Tel: 01935 873690 Worship co-ordinator: All services begin at Mrs Marilyn Harris Tel: 10:30am followed by 01935 864232 coffee.

Chapel Lane, Yetminster DT9 6LJ Minister: Rev Bryan Coates Tel: 02380 252960

Roman Catholic Services

Sundays: 7.30am Morning Prayer followed by silent prayer 8.30am Sung Eucharist 12.30pm Midday Prayer 5.15pm Evening Prayer, followed by prayer time Night Prayer arranged at supper

Tuesday to Saturday 7am Silent Prayer in Chapel 7.30am Morning Prayer 12 noon Midday Prayer and Eucharist 5.15pm Evening Prayer, followed by prayer time 9pm Night prayer (8.15pm -Thurs, 8.45pm-Sat)

Roman Catholic Church The Sacred Heart & St. Aldhelm, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3EL tel: (01935) 812021

Weekend mass times: Saturdays at 6.00pm Sundays 10.30am Holy Days 10.00am and 6.30pm Parish Priest: Monsignor Canon Robert Draper V.G. e: sherbornerc@prcdtr.org.uk w: sherbornecatholicchurch.org.uk

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CLUB NEWS

CLUB NEWS CHETNOLE AND LEIGH GARDEN CLUB On Monday 3rd June members of Chetnole & Leigh Garden Club and their friends gathered for an enjoyable outing to the Gardens and stately home of Mottisfont, Hampshire. The National collection of pre-1900 roses is held here and June is the perfect time to see these roses in their best condition. Many of the club members strive with their roses to achieve perfection but the Mottisfont approach seems to have reached a pinnacle this year. The walled garden enables a microclimate to bring these roses to perfection. Peonies in abundance and other herbaceous perennials, topiary, new raised vegetable beds and rose ice cream cones ‌ could there be a better day? Members visited the Plant Centre and several roses and numerous other plants now adorn the gardens in Chetnole and Leigh. Thanks are due to James of Taylors Coaches for his driving skills, avoiding Dorchester’s early morning traffic with a unique (to me!) route to the A35 and Angela Garrett and Chrissie Russell for organising the trip. Mottisfont is a wonderful place to visit and has something for everyone to enjoy.

Our next trip is to the on If you want to know more about come along to our meetings on the first Monday of the month when we have a knowledgeable speaker to address us about all aspects horticultural. Check us out on the Village website and entries in the Wriggle Valley magazine. If you want advice on your local garden this is the place to come, do join us. wrigglevalleymagazine.co.uk

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On Tuesday 4th June we had a day out in Swanage. We drove ourselves to Norden Train Station, very close to Corfe Castle, and caught the 10.40 steam train to Swanage. It was certainly going back in time reminding many of us of catching our local trains, eg. Evershot, Chetnole, Cattistock etc in our younger days! Norden Station was built on the former Norden Ball Clay Works and there is a Museum here covering the History of Ball Clay Mining in Purbeck. This is a Heritage Railway Line, operating on the former London and South Western Railway Line Wareham to Swanage, by a group of Volunteers. After a very relaxing journey, enjoying the scenery and going through several stations, appropriately styled for the 1950's, we arrived at Swanage. With two and a half hours to fill, before visiting the RNLI, we explored the town, walked along the beach and found various lunch venues. Keeping our eyes on the time, we aimed to get to the RNLI Station for a 1.30pm tour and talk, just a short walk from the centre of the town. This proved to be a very informative talk given by two of the longstanding Volunteers at Swanage.

The RNLI is a Charity with over 95% of the Staff being Volunteers. They are not subsidised by the Government at all but rely entirely on fund raising, donations and legacies raised from the general public. After the talk we were split into two groups and shown around their present lifeboat. This boat is one of the Shannon Class with its unique number of RNLI 13-13. They have been running it for the last three years. It is an All Weather Boat propelled by water jets rather than propellers. This means it can operate in very shallow waters, can beach if needed, and gives the Coxswain greater control when alongside other craft. It made us realise how lucky we are to have such a well trained, efficient service ready to help in any coastal and sea emergencies. After tea and cakes in a parked railway carriage at the station we headed back to Norden to pick up the cars and drive home. Yet another enjoyable day out completed! Our first Winter Meeting coming up ' Speaker Clive Wakely, Leigh Village Hall.

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At our coffee morning at the beginning of June we raised £76 for our funds at the coffee morning in Yetminster. We are so grateful to all those who made such delicious cakes, and also all those who helped in any way on the day.  I think the numbers attending the monthly coffee morning that day were slightly down, so we were pleased with our total. On  the Revd. George Moody will be talking to us on his - it should be a fascinating evening. This will start at 7pm in the Trim Room in the Jubilee Hall. On  we will be holding a in the grounds of St Andrew's Church, Leigh from 2.30 - 4.30pm where we will be serving cream teas and cakes.  We plan to have some fun & games for all ages and we will be celebrating our Founder, Mary

On Tuesday 21st May a very pleasant evening American supper was held at Rimpton Cottage, Chetnole. Linda Carroll gave a very interesting talk on her family history going back many years followed by her past experiences teaching. A

Sumner. All are welcome, so please do come and join us.  For further information, please contact either Margaret Shipman on 872440 or Anne Reason on 873726. most enjoyable and fun evening was had by all. Thank you to all who brought the most delicious eats. Our next meeting will be on  the at Gable Court Yetminster planning for the year ahead.

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CLUB NEWS

WRIGGLE VALLEY CRICKET FIXTURE LIST FOR 2019 SEASON As many of our gardeners would attest, rabbits might look fluffy and cuddly, but the damage they cause to anything that grows is dire. And for us, the cricket club, what started off as a mild irritation and cause for mirth has turned into something that could stop the game being played in Chetnole at all. The holes rabbits have dug out of the wicket will take some time to repair, and it is crucial to keep them off long enough for the wicket to recover.  Three volunteers, Dave Orton, Daniel Orton and Steve Fudge offered to build the wooden screens to protect the wicket, a proven approach used by other clubs. It took them many hours through the winter months  to cut the wood and assembly the frames. Daniel carried out his part as his volunteering section for his Duke of Edinburgh Silver award scheme. Finally stapling the wire mesh with support from Will Henry, Jeff & Will Beaumont and making new metal stakes to secure it all, complements of Ned Kozowyk. Brilliant job guys, the club thanks you big time!  So far, it appears to be doing its job. Fingers crossed for the future.

WRIGGLE VALLEY CRICKET FIXTURE LIST FOR 2019 (Home) V Compton House (Away) V Cerne Abbas Village Team  (Home) V Blandford Flies  (Away) V Thornford CC  (Home) V Cattistock Hunt CC

(Home) V Cerne Abbas Village Team (Home) V Thornford CC (Home) V Montague CC (Away) V Stour Provost CC.

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Setting out for Romsey Abbey and Mottisfont House and Gardens armed with umbrellas and waterproofs we were all expecting a gloomy wet day. However luck was with us - again. The weather was dry, and even sunny in the afternoon. Just as we all got back in the coach the rain started and came on in earnest for a lot of the drive back home. Possibly due to rain, or a road accident, the traffic on the A31 was moving very slowly and even came to a standstill. However there were no mystery trips by way of diversions. We stuck to the route all the way back!!! The first outing’s stop was Romsey Abbey. A magnificent building, the original was founded in Saxon times around 907AD. It was a wooden structure burned down by the Danes in 990AD. The first stone building began in 1000AD, while the present building was started by Henry I, c1120. Down the centuries there have been additions, replacements and alterations to the present day. Built originally in Romanesque style the nave consists of massively thick columns rising to great heights to support the rounded roof. But churches this size took over a hundred years to build. So the last arches, added around 1230, in the pointed Gothic style – the new fashion coming in – contrast with the roundedness of the rest. Come the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII the locals

Romsey Abbey

persuaded the king to sell the church to them. He still got his money and they kept the building. Sold for £100, the Bill of Sale with Henry’s signature is on display. Hence it is owned by the PCC not the diocese. Similarly Mottisfont House was originally a priory that passed into private hands. The first lay owner however decided to turn the nave into the main body of the house and added two large wings at either end. In 1934 Maud Russell, a very rich socialite and patron of the arts, bought the property and turned it into a fashionable artistic centre. The result was luxuriously decorated rooms and beautifully laid out gardens and grounds. The house gave the flavour of 1930s country house living while the rose gardens, especially those for “the nearly lost” and “old fashioned”, soaked the air with delicious scents. A wonderful contrast of (almost) parallel histories. . The society’s new season starts at the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster. There will be a short AGM followed by Brigadier Michael Aris presenting New members are always welcome. You can come along and join at the door.

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CLUB NEWS

LEIGH

Judy and Boney Pike were our speakers at the May meeting. They came together to tell us of their stay in Moscow in 1977, during the height of the Cold War, so that we could hear thrilling tales of espionage from Boney and coping in an alien society with a young family from Judy. went out there as Naval Attaché Moscow to find information on the status of Naval power in the USSR. The man in charge of the Soviet Navy was Sergey Gorshkov who oversaw a massive naval build up of surface and submarine forces, creating a force capable of challenging Western naval power. This included nuclear weapons which were carried by ballistic missile submarines and aircraft as well as the development of nuclear submarines. Boney was taught to speak Russian before leaving England and tried to gather all the information he could but this was in the days before Google or Youtube and information was scarce. The CIA told him he must read the working manual which they used and which was written in 1863! received no language training and was given one day in the foreign office where she was taught how to give a dinner party and how to feel under the table for listening devices. She was pregnant at the time and was only given seven weeks notice to pack her household and prepare for two years in Moscow. The temperature was – 25 ° when she arrived and on unpacking she found all her crockery and glassware was smashed. The temperature dropped to -40° for the whole of the first month. travelled all over the USSR always followed by the KGB . Despite this he picked

The Cold War

up a lot of information at cocktail parties and official functions as tongues were loosened by a convivial atmosphere. He had many hair- raising adventures and even attempts to kill him which fortunately did not succeed. were living in a block of apartments on the 8th floor with no lift. There was a militia man at the front of the building who reported their every move and they were followed everywhere by the KGB. Their flats were bugged in more ways than one as they were overrun by cockroaches. However despite the many difficulties they enjoyed ski-ing and sledging in the winter and in the summer they went to a Dacha in the country for short breaks where they would swim in the Volga and relax though still being watched of course. As Judy and Boney were talking to a group of ladies we were all especially interested in how Judy coped with the many difficulties and horrors she encountered on a day to day basis and we were left with deep admiration for her stoicism, courage and humour. A truly fascinating and interesting talk from them both. wrigglevalleymagazine.co.uk


YETMINSTER & RYME GARDEN, ART & CRAFT SOCIETY On 11th June we had not one but two shining examples of successful local ladies to entertain us. Philippa Louden kicked off the meeting by telling us just what it meant to be not only a 2019 Gold Medal winner at Chelsea, but also the recipient of a Best in Show award. (Read more in the Yetminster column on p 26). Becky Groves was then our main speaker for the evening. She and her brother Charlie now run the well-known nursery, Groves of Bridport, with Becky heading up the team at her own nursery Little Groves in Beaminster where one of her specialities is herb growing – and that is what she came to tell us about. Little Groves, as its name suggests is much smaller than the main nursery. Along with a good mix of plants, most of which are home produced, it was interesting to learn about the range of herbs Becky stocked – and just how many of them could be eaten and drunk for pleasurable or medicinal purposes. Did you know, for instance, that has antiseptic properties so is very good for a sore throat and the Romans cleaned their teeth with it? Or that aids the digestion of fatty acids in red meats or that Shakespeare didn’t lie when he wrote ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance” and that recent experiments have indicated that can in fact significantly improve the memory? This last fact made most of the audience decide to

plant some instantly and start using it as soon as possible! Becky also mentioned a few of the more unusual uses for herbs such as which is three hundred times sweeter than sugar but is non-fattening – good to sweeten cooked fruit such as rhubarb. And whose leaves, when placed in the bottom of a baking tin will infuse a cake with their subtle flavor. With the accumulated wisdom of six generations of Grove family gardeners, Becky could have talked with authority on such matters all night. Everything she said was worth listening to.

It is on which this year is at . This year, along with the usual delicious nibbles and glass of wine, the main business of the evening is …… a Whether you are a seasoned ‘beetler’ or have never played before, there will be plenty of fun, laughs and not very serious competition to enjoy, so do come and join in!

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PLANNING

Planning Applications JULY/AUGUST 2019 WD/D/19/000801 18/03/2019 Outline application for the erection of 1 no agricultural workers dwelling. WD/D/19/000833 19/03/2018 WD/D/19/000834 Conversion & alterations of four existing buildings to 4no. Dwellings. Alterations to accommodate the conversion of four existing buildings to 4no. Dwellings WD/D/18/002871 10/12/2018 Erect single storey side and rear extensions. . WD/D/19/000141 11/01/2019 Demolition of conservatory, erection of two storey rear extension, 2no. single storey extensions, porch and replacement balcony. (Variation of condition 1 to planning permission WD/D/18/001547 to allow glazing bars to all windows, the extent of proposed balcony to be increased, size and position of some windows to be amended, the extent of proposed roof to be amended, additional 2 No. dormer windows, replace timber cladding with render to match existing building and extend two storey extension at first floor level). WD/D/19/001179 06/05/2019 Amendment to planning approval WD/D/18/001951 ? Replace approved doors with window to the south east elevation of the first floor extension. WD/D/19/001092 10/04/2019 Replacement outbuilding. WD/D/18/002570 06/11/2018 Construction of a gravel hardstanding area and use of land for the siting of a shepherds hut for use as additional ancillary accommodation to Heneford House and/or holiday accommodation together with parking. A

WD/D/19/001333 28/05/2019 T1 Turkey Oak - Fell outgrown location. T1 Turkey Oak - Fell - outgrown location. WD/D/19/001242 06/05/2019 T1 Cypress - Fell - Too close to neighbours property. T2 Walnut - Reduce limbs all over by 2m. WD/D/19/001169 29/04/2019 outgrown location.

T1 Apple - Fell

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Planning Applications JULY/AUGUST 2019 WD/D/19/000838 20/03/2019 Partial demolition of boundary wall to form extended residential curtilage, formation of a new car parking space, boundary wall and gate and new porch. WD/D/19/000776 14/03/2019 – Application for approval of reserved matters for layout, appearance, landscaping and scale in relation to outline approval WD/D/16/000642 – (Variation to Condition 1 and Informative 3 of planning approval reference WD/D/18/001139 to amend the approved plans and amend the outline planning reference to WD/D/16/000642). No Decision. Request WD/D/19/000749 18/03/2019 for confirmation of compliance with conditions 3, 5 and 6 of planning approval WD/D/18/001139. WD/D/19/000711 05/03/2019 Demolition of existing agricultural barn & erection of 1 no. dwelling. WD/D/18/002623 14/11/2018 Use of Chetminister House as offices. (Certificate of Lawfulness (Existing)). WD/D/18/000819 23/04/2018 Request for confirmation of compliance of conditions 3,4,5,6,7 and 8 of planning approval WD/D/14/000548 (Compliance with Conditions). The next Development Control Committee meeting will take place on the 4 July 2019 at 2pm, meetings are held in Committee Room A & B, South Walks House, Dorchester. A full register of all past and present planning applications can be found at: www.dorsetforyou.com/planning applications.

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VILLAGE EVENTS NEWS REGULAR

Regular Meetings … Every Mon Table Tennis Bev’s Core Vinyassa Flow Yoga Cummunifit Sit & Strengthen Leigh Short Mat Bowls Yetminster Table Tennis Club Bev’s Kunda Dance/Yoga Bev’s Men's Yoga Yetminster Bell Ringers Every Tue Topsy Turvy Toddlers Chetnole Art Group (until Easter) Beginners Pilates Kids After School Yoga (term time) Cubs (in term) Every Wed Drop in Coffee Morning & PO Community Coffee morning Morning Yoga Class Croquet Coach/Play Wednesday Club (in term)

9.30-12.30pm Leigh Village Hall 9.30-10.30am Chetnole Village Hall 11am-12 noon Yetminster Jubilee Hall 2-5pm Leigh Village Hall 10-12noon Scout Hut, Yetminster 6.30 - 7.30pm Yetminster Sports Club 7.30 - 8.30pm Yetminster Sports Club 7.30pm-10pm St Andrew's Church 9.30am -11am St Andrew's Primary School 10am-1pm Chetnole Village Hall 1.10 - 2.10pm Chetnole Village Hall 3.15 - 4.15pm St Andrew’s School Hall 6-7.30pm Scout Hut Yetminster 9.30-12 noon Chetnole Village Hall 10.30-11.30am Old Vicarage Care Home 10.30-11.30am Leigh Village Hall 3pm (until Oct) Yetminster Playing Fields 3.15 pm-4.05pm St Andrew's Primary School Chetnole Chuckers Pétanque Club 3 pm Chetnole Playing Fields Women’s Table Tennis 2-4pm Leigh Village Hall Croquet 5.30pm summer only Church Farm, Hermitage Junior WV Players (in term) 6-7pm Leigh Village Hall Beavers (in term) 6-7pm Scout Hut Yetminster Scouts (in term) 7-9pm Scout Hut Yetminster Beginners yoga 7pm St Andrew’s Primary School Yetminster Short Mat Bowls 7-10pm Yetminster Jubilee Hall Every Thur Tai Chi 10am Leigh Village Hall Advanced Pilates 10am Chetnole Village Hall Yetminster Short Mat Bowls 2-5pm Yetminster Jubilee Hall Leigh Rainbows (5-7yrs) 5.45-7pm Trim Room, Yetminster Leigh Brownies (7-10yrs) 5.45-7pm Yetminster Jubilee Hall Guides 7-8.30pm Yetminster Jubilee Hall Dance Fit 6.30pm (term time) St Andrew’s Primary Sch Chetnole Community Choir 7.30pm Chetnole Village Hall Every Fri Table Tennis 9.30-12.30pm Leigh Village Hall Croquet Club (May - Oct) 3pm Yetminster Sports Club Croquet 3pm Yetminster Sports Club Every Sun Second Sunday Informal worship 9 for 9.30am Yetminster Jubilee Hall Chetnole Chuckers Pétanque Club 3pm Chetnole Playing Fields wrigglevalleymagazine.co.uk


…Events & Activities 1st Mon 1st Tue

Chetnole & Leigh Garden Club Leigh Discussion Club (wint) Wriggle Valley MU (alt months)

Yetminster & Ryme Garden Soc. Senior Winter Lunch Outings (not July/Aug) Halstock & Distr. British Legion 3rd Tues WV Women's Group Wriggle Valley Lunch Club

7:30pm Chetnole Village Hall 7.30 - 10.30pm Leigh Village Hall 7pm Church Hall, Yetminster

7.30pm 12.15 - 3pm

Yetminster Jubilee Hall Sue Footner 873610 Sheaf of Arrows Gable Court Leigh Village Hall

Leigh Parish Council - alt mnths Leigh Women's Institute

7.30pm 7.30 - 11pm

Leigh Village Hall Leigh Village Hall

Pub Quiz Coffee ‘n’ Cakes Batcombe Coffee Morning

7pm 10 - 11.30am 11am

The White Hart, Yetminster Yetminster Jubilee Hall tba

Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca PC Yetminster Historical Society Police Support Unit 2nd Wed/alt mth Chetnole & Stockwood PC 2nd/4th Wed High Stoy Bible Study 3rd Wed District Council Ward Surgery Seniors Lunch Club Woodland Wednesdays Last Wed Police Community Support Friary Shop Wed - Sat 1st & 3rd Thu Yetminster Scribblers 2nd Thurs Meadens Coffee Morning Last Thurs Yetminster Fair Association Leigh Short Mat Bowls

7.30pm 2.30pm 2 - 3pm

2.30 - 4.30pm 6.30 - 8pm 10.30am 7.30pm 7-10pm

St. Andrew's Primary School Yetminster Jubilee Hall The Cross, Leigh Chetnole Village Hall Venue contact 872342 Old School Gallery, Yet’ster The White Hart Pogles Wood nr Leigh By Church, Yetminster The Friary, Hilfield Old School Gallery, Yet The Meadens White Hart Leigh Village Hall

Last Sat

8pm

The White Haart

2nd Tues

Last Tues 1st Wed [not Aug & Dec]

2nd Wed

Pub Quiz

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm 11am - 12noon 12.30pm 12.45-2.45pm

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