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No. 239

October 2011

The Wriggle Valley Magazine

Photo Nashby John Tatchell Ray Judy Dickerson

news and views from your Wriggle Valley community

Countryside pursuits - Sheep Racing in Hermitage this summer

Community Shop for Chetnole? P 13

Yetminster Fair Survey

P 33

What is Messy Church? P 65

Sink or Swim Support needed P 67


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Lewis and a monster pumpkin

Editor’s notes…

News from the Villages












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Welcome to yet another bumper issue; the Yetminster Wriggle Valley has certainly been busy with lots of interesting and varied events. Please bear in mind that December/January is another Out and About double issue when you are sending in your Diary - October onwards news and views. Thanks for the super cover photo of the superb country pursuit of sheep Regular Meeting & Activities racing which took place in Hermitage over the summer. A good time was had by one and all. General News We have included a survey about the Yetminster Fair and what you feel about it; it St Andrew’s Primary School would be great if you could fill it in; we need your feedback. Chetnole is also pursuing the News from our Churches thought of having a community shop; if you feel you would like to support this project read Benefice Church Services the article on p13. Similarily the St Andrew’s swimming Pool is in need of refurbishment in Leigh Weather Watch order to become a pool for the community, Planning Applications see p 57. We are hoping to upload our archive ...gone gardening… magazines, in their entirety, onto the newly created Wriggle Valley Magazine website Club News which would then be available for all to view. We would like to launch this as soon as possible but as always would welcome your thoughts by the end of October so that our website can go “live” in November. We are building up to a recipe section for next month, do please send in your favourite recipes for the November – a Christmas Cake recipe or something children could make for presents. Enjoy those Hallowe’en pumpkins. Bella Neate-Clegg

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News from the Villages BATCOMBE..... Local representative: Alan Bastone (01300) 341351

The season of mellow fruitfulness is upon us and the cool summer seems to suit our area judging by the good crop of fruit on the trees and hedges. Congratulations to Jonny & Julie Gibbs on the birth of their grandson William to proud parents Tom & Emma.  The next big event is the Auction of Promises in aid of Batcombe Church to be held in Leigh Village Hall on Saturday 12 November (more info in next issue)  The first Solar Panels in Batcombe have just been installed at the Friary; they are hoping for great savings on their electricity bill. The next Batcombe Monthly coffee morning will be on Wednesday

CHETNOLE..... with Melbury Bubb & Stockwood

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First and foremost for this issue, Gerald Potts has asked me to pass on his huge gratitude for all the friendships established both to himself and to Jasper in his 18 years in the village and for the more than occasional help with the not infrequently errant Jasper. He has sadly,but necessarily, had to leave Chetnole, but hopes to be back often and to see many of you in Sherborne. Beware the gallant buggy! We will all miss Gerald - a prolific and dynamic member of the village for many years. I know lots of residents have a big soft

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spot for him (including myself) - I have a vivid memory of him whizzing by our house each day on his bicycle yelling, “Morning Grandpas!” at my father and father-in-law as they built one of our numerous extensions twelve years ago. Good luck Gerald, take care and see you soon. Well done to Stan Darley and Team Darley (comprising of son Adam, his wife Clare and her parents, Pete and Sandie) for covering 15.3 miles by bicycle whilst taking part in the Churches Ride and Stride day on 10 September. During their arduous journey they managed to visit eight churches and two weddings no less. Stan is particularly proud of himself as he tells me his bike came out of skip! 5

Team Darley, before the pain kicked in

The new school term has got off to a rocky start for some of our Chetnole sixth formers attending The Gryphon School in Sherborne. Sadly, and not without some degree of frustration for students and parents alike, their places on the school bus supplied by Dorset County Council have been withdrawn as part of a costcutting exercise. Had Bella Neate-Clegg and Steve Crumpler not responded without delay to liaise with the Gryphon and secure a minibus for the eight stranded children who knows how they would have got to school this term? I would personally like to extend my gratitude to them for doing such a great job under such pressure and I am sure the other parents would join me in doing so. The cuts have even reached the children of sleepy little Chetnole.

On a brighter note, what a wonderful Flower Show we had; the sun shone (for most of it anyway) and the turn-out by villagers and visitors both young and old was a heart-warming sight. What topped it all for me though was my first prize in the boiled fruit cake competition – my first First prize ever! Never did success taste quite so good! Enjoy your month and don’t forget to eat your breakfast at the village hall on the 29 October and raise money for Save the Children at the same time. See you down there. We are very pleased that our very own pub, the Chetnole Inn has, for the second year in a row , won the coveted award of ‘Best Dining Pub 2011’ at this year’s Taste of Dorset Awards, beating 123 other pubs who were nominated. The award recognises Dorset’s top food pubs with an emphasis on fantastic quality and locally sourced ingredients. Mike, landlord, said, “We are so thrilled to win this Award as we strive to create not just an interesting, well thought out and delicious menu but to source the products for the menu as locally as we can as this keeps the food miles low. - Thank you. “ So, it’s official, there is no need to travel further than Chetnole! We also wish Jude Lewin of the Chetnole Inn the very best of luck when she takes part in the London Shine Walk on 1 October. You may have seen her out and about in the last few months training madly and if you would like to sponsor her you can do so at :

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Many thanks to Sue Morgan for organising a morning of first aid training with St John Ambulance at the Village Hall on 12 September. A group of twelve people listened and watched professionallyqualified first aid trainer Mark Stanley as he instructed us on various vital resuscitation techniques and how to spot signs of heart attack and stroke. Mark, who has been with St John Ambulance’s for twelve years and is based in Poole, also showed us how to deal with other medical emergencies such as choking, bleeding, burns and broken bones. The three hours raced by thanks to his interesting and informative delivery and we can be forgiven a few moments of mirth when we all took turns to roll each other into the recovery position – it wasn’t the getting down on the floor so much as the trying to get back up again! However, merriment aside, we were all left feeling that although we live in a beautiful and tranquil part of Dorset, we are also slightly vulnerable in that Chetnole is at least fifteen minutes away for an

ambulance to get here quickly and it would be reassuring if some members of our community could be called upon in an emergency situation to assess the casualty, call an ambulance and give first aid if needed. Sue informed us that Evershot already has a number of village residents who are trained First Responders having undertaken a training course qualifying them to do just this. Evershot also has a village defibrillator machine which, Mark told us, could increase the chance of survival of a heart attack victim to 50%. Sue suggested it would be a good idea for Evershot’s First Responders to talk to Chetnole residents who are interested in the scheme and will liaise and get back to us. St John’s Ambulance can provide further training courses specific to this in conjunction with Great Western Ambulance Service. Sue Morgan would like anyone who is interested in learning first aid techniques to contact her as, if enough interest is shown, she would like to repeat this invaluable course in the new year. Please phone Sue on 01935 873104. Liz Tebbatt


Jazz Café Caf 7.30pm, Saturday 22 October Chetnole Village Hall Vibrant Jazz Vocalist, JULIE DUNN   with BEN WAGHORN and PETE MAXFIELD.  Tickets £8.50 and will include nibbles, in a Café style environment.   9

Marjorie Samways 1933 - 2011

cows. In 1991 her precious grandson Ben was born, who she loved to look after two days a Marjorie was week while Sonia went to work. Sonia and born on 7 March Ben moved to Shropshire in 2001, living on 1933 at Bakers an arable/beef farm just outside Shrewsbury. Mill Farm Both now work on the Farm, but come back Cheddington, first to Dorset regularly. Sonia also helps at Frome daughter for Livestock Market every Friday while her Ronald and Doris partner, David buys cattle to take back to Portch. Shortly after, Shropshire. the Portch family Marjorie loved music and played the moved to Home Farm, Melbury organ at Melbury Bubb Church for 42 years. Park. Marjorie loved growing up in the park, She also played for Leigh Discussion Group with all the wildlife around her. Her brother, and Hilfield YFC entertainments. She also Don, was born nine years later, closely helped with any fundraising for followed by Mick the following year. Marjorie always Batcombe Down, one of our favourite walks went to Weymouth Technical College, where Evershot School or Melbury Bubb Church. Adrian and Marjorie enjoyed going to the she did a course in domestic science and catering passing out with flying colours. Here local dances with their life long friends. Marjorie was a very good cook and always she was head girl. She also played the piano seemed to win the cake making competitions for assembly at both Evershot and at Leigh Discussion Club, so they decided to Weymouth. Marjorie met Adrian at 14 and, although she was encouraged to continue her education, she left school at 15 and went to work in Denners in Yeovil. She cycled to work everyday and was paid £1 2/6d per week. After a year Marjorie went to work for Geoff Bird at Evershot Village Stores. Adrian and Marjorie married at Melbury Osmond on 24 October 1953, the same day as Lady Tessa Ilchester married Lord Galway in St Martin In The Fields, London. In 1954 they were given the tenancy of Mill Farm, Stockwood. However, shortly after Marjorie was taken ill with TB Meningitis and had to spend seven make her a judge, to give others a chance. months in Westhaven Isolation Hospital in In 1998 they moved to Bubb Down Way, Weymouth. Chetnole, taking life a little easier, but still When recovered, she worked hard with Adrian, building up the dairy herd to about 40 keeping a beef suckler herd at Melbury Bubb. £1,000 was given in donations at cows. These she regularly milked on her own Marjorie’s funeral and was sent to the by hand. In 1959 she was devastated by the cardiac unit in Yeovil Hospital. Adrian and sudden death of her father, who died of a heart attack. In 1961 the family's spirits were Sonia would like to thank everyone for their lifted by the birth of daughter Sonia. Then in kindness and support during this difficult time. 1963 the Samways family moved to Lower Adrian Samways and Sonia Saxton Woolcombe Farm, building up the dairy to 80


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Is there some life still in the Horse? I suppose the only purpose in flogging a dead horse is to see if there’s still some life in it. Is the idea of a community shop in Chetnole dead, or is there still a bit of life left? Have we really run out of options, proved conclusively that a community owned, community run local shop wouldn’t be “sustainable” in this particular village? Other villages, helped by the Plunkett Foundation, some 250, have opened community shops successfully. Why not Chetnole? It’s the one option that hasn’t been tried. Must it make a profit, break even, or make a small loss? Clearly making a profit would be good, but just breaking even or making a small loss could still, in the bigger picture, be a success. But you would have to see the bigger picture. That, I would suggest, involves a lot more than simple finance, there’s the social gain for the village. A place you’ll see your neighbours regularly, a chance for a chat. It gives you a reason for a walk, maybe afterwards drop in the pub or the village hall. There’s convenience. With fuel going up and up, the idea of popping in to get your newspaper, a bottle of milk, and some great chocolates to take round to a friend’s party without needing the car is really attractive. Of course, it would also serve some locals bereft of transport - here there is a real need. There’s involvement. To be successful, the shop would need lots of volunteers, to get it off the ground, to serve in it, to ‘amuse’ each other and the customers, and to enjoy serving in it for years to come. There’s of course, the finance. We’d need to raise money to get it off the ground, but be aware, Savills the property



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company, have calculated that residential property in a village with a local shop gain around 5% on property values, so it could turn out to be an excellent investment. So how could we take this forward, if anybody was interested? My suggestion is that instead of looking backwards at Chetnole’s history, we should get out and have a serious look at some of the successful community shops in Dorset area. I’m thinking at the moment of a “day out” in a minibus, visiting and talking to some of the people who run these shops to discover the secrets of their success, stopping at a pub for lunch and generally comparing notes. If, after getting a lot more of a feel for the challenges involved, there’s general disinterest I do think we could finally declare the horse dead – an ex-horse if you will and I promise never to bring the subject up again. However if you’re interested in at least exploring the idea, please give us a ring to register your interest. We can then start trying to organise an informative day trip. Fans and open-minded people would all be welcome. Tony Jones on 873742 or Sue Dona on 873955 or 13

64th Chetnole Annual Flower Show Our much-loved past chairman, Margaret Murray, used to instil into all committee members that the Chetnole Flower Show and Fête should be “fun, fun, fun”! I think we got it right this year. The show was ‘fun, fun, fun’ from start to finish! From 8 o’clock onwards keen entrants of the show were busy displaying their Mary Prodger being presented with a new exhibits casting a careful eye at rival trophy this year, which is in memory of Joanna entries. The judges arrived at 10am sharp Rice, by Joanna’s husband, Douglas Rice, for her and began the difficult task of sorting out “Collection of Mixed Herbs”. the prize winning entries. Meanwhile, on the field, kindly lent to us by Ed and While all this excitement was going on Catharine Pyke, stall holders were busy setting up, displaying their wares for all to there were the usual stalls drawing plenty see and in the hall great preparations were of custom. The tombola - always a great going on in readiness for the sale of cream favourite – did a roaring trade as did the cake stall and the white elephant. Plenty of teas and cakes. Pimm’s was sold and refreshments were By 1.30 all was ready and at 2pm served non-stop in the hall. The Chetnole visitors began to flock to the field. We were all entertained by "Word Gets Out", Inn provided beer for Guess the Weight a very talented duo from Yetminster. Then and the Human Fruit Machine kept everyone amused all afternoon. Debbie did a Zumba demonstration and Douglas Rice presented the prizes at invited us all to join in! the end of the proceedings. He kindly Children, of all ages, were kept busy practising their circus skills, playing boules donated a new prize for the best collection of herbs, in memory of his wife Joanna, and golf and wanging wellies! Pony rides who was a valued committee member for proved very popular for the under 8’s and many years and is much missed. the Classic Cars provided a welcome The weather was kind to us right to the distraction for the petrol heads among us! Everyone was invited to join in the Egg and very end of the afternoon when a huge downpour soaked people collecting their Spoon races - there was a cup for the prize money!! winners. All in all a great afternoon! Thank you to Dogs were a big feature this year. First everyone who helped in any way at all and the dog agility people delighted us with their demonstrations, followed by the dog most of all thank you all for attending Chetnole’s 64th Flower Show and Fête. See show, the ‘brainchild’ of 10 year old Dominic Berry from Chetnole, which was a you next year! Jan Witt great success. The dogs seemed to enjoy it as much as their owners! 14

2011 Chetnole Flower Show Prizewinners were:

Charities supported in 2011 by Chetnole Annual Flower Show and RESIDENTS CUP for Vegetables & Fruit: Fête: John Blunn We raised a little over £1300 after VPA CUP for Vegetables & Fruit: Julian expenses and have allocated £1200 to be donated to the village and charities listed Turnbull JOANNA RICE MEMORIAL TROPHY for below: Church Fabric Fund Herbs: Mary Prodger Chetnole Playing Field CHILDREN'S SHIELD: Molly James Chetnole Cricket Club CUP (+ book token) for Best Children's Chetnole eDiary exhibit: Matilda Murphy Wriggle Valley Magazine CHETNOLE CUP for Flowers: Sue Kirby St John Ambulance WI CUP RUNNER UP for Flowers: Jackie St. Margaret's Hospice Siburn Joseph Weld Hospice PENNY DIBBEN AWARD for Best SweetNaomi House pea exhibit: William Dowding Samaritans HORSEY CUP for Best single Rose exhibCitizen's Advice Bureau it: Eric Bugler Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance FLORAL ART CUP: Doreen Gisborne WI DOMESTIC CUP: Ruth Sanford HANDICRAFT CUP: Josie Eaton THE JEAN O'NEAL CUP Best Handicraft FLOWER SHOW exhibit: Jane Lowe & FETE CHETNOLE INN CUP for Amateur AGM Painting: John Sanford 7.30pm HENRY GISBORNE CUP for Best Wednesday Photograph: Chris Dowding 1 November GORDON HEAVEN TROPHY: The Chetnole Village Hall James Family GARDEN CLUB AWARD (adult ALL WELCOME hanging basket): Rosemary Burden GARDEN CLUB AWARD (child recycled container veg): Molly James CHALLENGE (for three Eccles cakes): Chetnole Village Hall 100 Club Caroline James 1st No.23 £20 Mrs E Heaven MEN'S CHALLENGE (for four flapjacks): Mark Jolliffe 2nd No.208 £15 Mr & Mrs K Guard CHILDREN'S CHALLENGE (for a pizza): 3rd No.158 £10 Mr and Mrs T Curtis Molly James 15

The Wedding of Sarah Head to Rob On Friday 22 July, the bells of St. Peter's Church in Chetnole rang out to celebrate the wedding of Sarah - daughter of Chetnole residents John & Mary Head - and Rob Bingham, doctor of physics, from Bentley. The celebrations had started the previous evening with a party for some Chetnole villagers in the garden of The Chetnole Inn. The wedding service was conducted by the Rev. Simon Brignall and a blessing was given by Father Richard Meyer. And the sun shone!

After the service, the bride and groom proceeded very sedately in a 1932 Cadillac to the wedding reception at Minterne House. A ceilidh in the evening rounded off a wonderful day. A luncheon party was held in the garden of "Wrigglebank" the following day for friends and family, some of whom had come from as far afield as the John and Mary Head are Canary Islands and Moscow. now relaxing. Sarah & Rob went to John Head Milan and the Italian Lakes for their honeymoon and will live in Bentley, Hants.

Chetnole Junior Boules 16 enthusiastic youngsters aged from 5 to 14 years, took part in the  annual Junior Boules tournament on Chetnole Playing Field piste, on a sunny morning on 3 August. Members of Chetnole Chuckers were on hand to supervise, coach, referee [and feed] the competitors in three age groups. Many thanks are due to all the parents and grandparents who brought them along and stayed to watch and lend support. The attentiveness, focus and "will to win" was a joy to behold. In fact the only problem for 16

the organisers, was to convince the children that the arrival of lunchtime was a signal to stop playing, notwithstanding that all tournament games were already finished! The "gold" medal winners were Tom, 7, George, 9 and Megan, 14, seen in the photo with club Chairman Gordon. It is  hoped to hold the event again next year, probably  at the beginning of August. Gordon Ratcliffe'

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particularly thank The Seaside Company, and Fudges, who The Playing Field Sub-Committee provided the main prizes. A fantastic would like to thank everyone, both £209 was raised from this event so watch young and old, who supported the the playing field where the money will be Picture Treasure Hunt in and around put to good use. Chetnole Village. Teams of contestants Meanwhile, we still have a few either strolled or cycled around the village and the weather was ‘largely’ kind Questionnaires and Photo Sheets so, if to everyone. As the final questionnaires anyone missed the event but would like to do the Treasure Hunt sometime in the were handed in, the Village Hall had a very loud ‘buzz’ as everyone enjoyed the future (perhaps with friends or family), then please contact Jill Bray home baked cakes, teas and coffees ( who whilst their feet recovered. As usual, will supply the Questions (and Answer Chetnole residents were very generous Sheets in a sealed envelope!) for a small with their donations of cakes and raffle £2 donation to the Playing Field funds. prizes which all helped to make for a successful afternoon and we thank them Two hours fun for just £2! Not to be missed! all. The Committee would also like to Jill Bray

Chetnole Photo Treasure Hunt – Sunday 11 September

Chetnole Parish Plan The Chetnole & Stockwood Parish Plan Steering group held an information session on Sunday 11 Sept as part of the Photo Treasure Hunt in Chetnole village hall. We discussed the parish plan topics and aimed to recruit volunteers for the main actions resulting from last year’s published Plan. The topics discussed covered Transport issues, Community concerns, Environmental initiatives, Housing requirements and Leisure improvements. The group is still looking for more volunteers and if any residents from the parish wish to be involved they can contact me on 873353. Also if there are any new residents in either Chetnole or Stockwood who would like a copy of the Parish Plan please give me a call. Mark Gallimore

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Pimms with Hymns We had a very successful Songs of Praise service on 7 August. It was taken by Michael Anderson for the second year running. Members of the congregation read the prayers and chose the hymns and the Church was full. The weather however was not so good and the heavens opened as the Service began and so the Pimms was drunk in Church Farm rather than outside it.

Sheep Racing Hermitage’s by now traditional sheep racing (see cover photo) on August Bank Holiday Monday attracted a record number of visitors, young, old and in-between, all of whom seem to have enjoyed the entertainment available in addition to the racing. The weather held fair, the sheep (and dogs – collies, agility dogs and gun dogs) ran and £1300 was raised. Hermitage is extremely grateful to all who helped and took part. Roger Hervey

Thank You To our dear friends and neighbours in Hermitage and surrounding villages. Thank you very much for all the cards, phone calls and continued messages of support during and after my prolonged stay in hospital. I am progressing slowly and take one day at a time and it's comforting to know we're in everyone’s thoughts. Many thanks once again especially to those who drove Pat to Southampton Hospital. Kindest regards to you all, Pat and Jack Richardson

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Bingo - Saturday 8 October This is a final reminder that Bingo returns to the Village Hall with ‘eyes down’ from 7.30pm. We hope to see you there.

Sunday Soup Lunch - 6 November Come and meet your friends in the Village Hall between noon and 2pm. Entrance is £2.50, to include homemade soup and bread lunch. Other refreshments will be available. As well as delicious soup there will be a Jam/Jelly/Marmalade/Chutney and Book Swap. Please bring up to 6 jars and/or up to 6 books in advance. Ring Christine on 01963 210292 for further details.

Quiz for St Mary’s – Friday 18 November The Quiz will be held in the Village Hall and will start at 7.30pm. The entry fee is £10 per head, which includes Fish and Chips during the interval, and the team sizes are a maximum of 4 people. There will be a bar and raffle, and profits from the evening will go to St. Mary’s Church. Please call me on 01963 210292 to reserve a table.

Christmas Fair – Saturday 3 December The Village Hall will host this event between 10.30am and 12.30. More details will follow in the November edition.

Xmas Bingo – Saturday 3 December Christmas Bingo will be held in the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm.


HILFIELD.... Local representatives: Michael & Ann Harris 01300 341148

A huge thank you to all our friends who attended our daughter Lauren's wedding to Michael Francis on 6 August. It was a fantastic day. It was lovely to have a christening in the church on Sunday 11 September of Hemi Peter Fancy, son of Lisa and Matthew. The weather held even though it was a windy afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Elgar for doing the flowers in the church and to Mick Harris for trimming the hedge back and cleaning the church through with the help of Fiona. Best wishes go to Mrs Elgar at this time whilst her mother is unwell. REMINDER: On Sunday 9 October at 4pm ~ Combined St Francis and Harvest Service to be held at Hilfield Church, Friary to take the service. Hilfield Autumn Party ~Saturday 29 October at 4.30 to 7pm in Bill's Wood. Crib Service ~ Saturday 24th December (Christmas eve) at 5pm. Ann Harris


AUTUMN PARTY Saturday 29 October 4.30 - 7pm. in Bill’s Wood (adjacent to Hilfield Picnic site) Saturday 29 October 4.30 - 7pm. We will be having a Bonfire, Hot Dogs, burgers & drinks Dressing up Competition for the children plus play area, ropes and logs etc children's fancy dress and games. For the benefit of St Nicholas Church Hilfield

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LEIGH..... Local representatives: Anne & David Reason (01935) 873726 Autumn is certainly with us – in fact it arrived prematurely! Anyway ‘Welcome Back’ after the 2 month break. The following pages are a plethora of activities and events we have enjoyed over the summer. There is never a dull moment! Something of note – and probably not widely known – is the Award of a Highly Commended by Dorset Wildlife Trust to the Village Hall for the excellence of its grounds. It is a worthy addition for the village as the Churchyard already has one!


We welcome Michael and Yvette King to the village, although not fully arrived yet in Pardshaw, but say ‘goodbye’ to the Parkinsons of Guyers Cottage. We wish both families well. Sadly however I have to report the death of Bernie Toms on 9 September in The Old Vicarage; he goes to join Barbara. The end of the year approacheth and our intent to be ‘taken over’ by vibrant new blood is still in the offing– so please give it more thought! David Reason

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The Leigh Fete OH YEA, OH YEA, were the opening cries from Alastair Chisolm, the Dorchester Town Crier who opened the Fete on the August Bank Holiday Sunday. To nobody’s surprise it rained from time to time but did not dampen the happy atmosphere. The Shoe String Band and the Appalachian Dancers had our feet tapping whilst Jean and Ted Gillingham played a wonderful cocktail of music throughout the afternoon.

Dogs without Collars Come to Leigh Village Hall on 7.30pm, Fri 11 November To hear this rock band of local Dorset vicars Tickets cost £7 including glass of wine & nibbles in interval Available from David Reason 873726, John Parks 873603 or Leigh Village Stores In aid of St Andrew’s, Leigh

Meanwhile Annie Sinnott (see photo) sportingly got soaked in the Stocks and many enjoyed our silly games, the Bar and BBQ as well as visiting the Art Show which gets better and better every year. A huge bouquet of thanks are in order; To all the movers and shakers, scene shifters, stall holders, cake bakers and the tea team not to forget so many in the village who generously donated bric-a-brac and items for the Tombola, Thank you. It all made a special day which raised in excess of £1400 for the Maintenance Hall Fund. Julian Turnbull


LUNCH CLUB Leigh Village Hall

12.30 Tuesday 18 October (bookings by 11 October)

MENU Sausage & Mash Baked Beans - Onions Bakewell Tart & Custard For Reservations or more details: Ring Connie 01935 872946

Leigh Village Hall Lottery Results July 2011 1st - No 154 Mr R Vaughan (£25) 2nd - No 107 Ms A Moss (£10) 3rd - No 78 Mr Awdrey (£10) 24

August 2011 1st No 13 Mrs G Elliott (£25) 2nd No 9 Mrs P Fennell (£10) 3rd No 170 Mrs Poulton (£10)

St Andrew’s Church Please note there is a Family friendly Harvest Festival service at 11am on Sunday 16 October. We do hope that many will come to both the service and lunch but if you can make only one event, we would love to see you. Thank you to all who came to the late Spring (!) cleaning morning in August – 11 were there and I am very grateful to you all. A date for your diary: We are holding a concert with the group “Dogs without Collars” in November. As a fund raiser for St Andrew’s. They are a rock band consisting of 5 clergyman – if you want to find out more about them, do look them up on Google and you can even hear some of their music. It should be a fun evening – they encourage dancing in the 2nd half of their concert!! Anne Reason

St Andrew’s Leigh Harvest Festival on Sunday, 16 October 11am Family friendly service 12.30pm Lunch in Leigh Village Hall Hot lunch (cottage pies/fruit pies) Cost £5, children free Do join us

Tickets available from David Reason 873726 John Parks 873603 or Leigh Village Stores

Wildlife Conservation in Leigh – your chance to get involved In Leigh we are fortunate to have a few Sites of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), one of which is Beer Mill Mead, on the Yetminster road. Each year it comes up for bid in the Candle Auction, probably the only such auction left in the country. When, as in most years the Conservation Group wins the auction, the site requires a few small work parties of effort in the winter to help preserve the variety of habitats. You may feel that you want to be involved in some way, perhaps just a little coppicing and path clearance in the winter The work programme was coordinated for many years by my father Stanley Waterfall and I assisted him in this. He had the vision to maintain this land in a species rich and environmentally sound manner for the enjoyment of local people.

It has a footpath alongside it and is a lovely peaceful spot, just off the road where you can watch tawny owl, or spotted flycatchers, study the wild flowers or just sit on the bench in the grass clearing amongst the oak trees. I became involved about 5 years ago as Dad’s health began to fail, but now with the death of both my parents and with me living in Sherborne I feel that I can no longer continue to give the effort to it that I used to. Therefore if there is a reader or a person known to you, who is interested in wildlife and conservation, and who feels that they can take on the coordination of activities associated with Beer Mill Mead, will they please contact me. Even if you don’t want to do the coordination work but would like to be involved, then please do contact me. Kevin Waterfall 07825 152521


Hog Roast The Leigh Hog Roast yet again proved a roaring success. This event the 5th - is fast becoming a legend! A balmy and warm July evening allowed around 200 local revelers to enjoy themselves fully.  The hog was lusciously large, the salads piquant, the desserts quickly demolished and the beer, cider and wine copious. Any excess calories were soon burned off by dancing to Dog Ruff's performance of a series of nostalgically energetic classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's. All in all, it was a memorable evening.

Screenbites - Friday 4 November This is the third time Screenbites have come to Leigh Village Hall. The doors will open at 7pm, and there will be food tastings from a large range of producers before the film, which is called Tortilla. Rachel Welsh is making an appearance!!! AND Sue Fudge is giving a talk. What a pair! A list of stallholders etc. is in booklets which can be obtained from the Leigh and Yetminster shops. For any further information or tickets, please ring Elizabeth Turnbull on 01935 873846, or e mail on


A net profit of £1920 was made.  This was shared between The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, St Margaret's Hospice, The Wriggle Valley Magazine and Leigh Village Hall. The Leigh Hog Roast Committee wishes to thank all those who worked so hard to prepare and run  this excellent  function. The general consensus was that the 2011 event was the best  Hog Roast  so far. It certainly proved hugely popular with tickets for 2012 already being requested.Next year? The Leigh Olympic Hog Roast will be held on Saturday 28 July 2012 at Leigh Village Hall. Ian Sinnott



Monday 14 November

MAO’S LAST DANCER This is a terrific film by Australian director Bruce Beresford with a great story, but unlike ‘ The Black Swan’, without the gothic horrors. This is about a child prodigy dancer who defects to the USA at the height of the Cold War and becomes world famous. This is an outstanding film thought by many to be better than ‘The King’s Speech’. Certainly a film not to be missed. TICKETS £5 AVAILABLE FROM : Leigh Stores and Fiona Parks 01935-873603 Or email

News from the Old Vicarage The Old Vicarage has had a very busy time since our last report. We had a very successful lunch, Songs of Praise and cream teas with the Bishop of Sherborne. A quick pass round of the hat raised £120 for the Sudan appeal! The highlight of August was our netball tournament. Five teams took part, raising £735 for Leukaemia research! Thank you so much for everyone who helped make this event such an entertaining and successful afternoon. Kate’s cowgirls were overall winners with Emily’s pink ladies runners up; however Melissa’s team of hairdressers, a pack of fairies and some rather competitive Old ‘Uns lead by Annie Sinnott all added to the fun. During August we were entertained by the St. Andrew’s Singers and Gilly Wilson visited us on horseback. Our trip to West Bay was rather soggy, but an impromptu lunch at Washingpool farm shop and a visit to Broadwindsor craft centre turned the day around. We are delighted to announce that we are once again finalists in

Minutes of the Meeting, 19 July 2011, Leigh Parish Council A letter had been written to the County Council regarding the poor condition of the roads throughout the village, some repairs have been carried out. Mr. Alastair Dennis gave an update on the situation regarding the Droves and it was agreed that a public meeting should be held at which Mr. Dennis will speak.

Kate’s Cowgirls, overall winners

the Cinnamon Trust’s “pet friendly” Care homes and we are also finalists in NAPA’s national challenge “Food glorious Food”: Results to follow next month. Is anyone interested in coming in to chat with our residents in an afternoon? We would love to hear from you if you feel you could spare an occasional hour. Jan Milward 01935 873033

A letter had been received from Leigh PCC regarding the future provision of graveyard space although it is understood that the PCC is in negotiation with a landowner regarding acquiring additional land and it was decided to await the outcome of this. Mr. Kevin Waterfall had informed the Parish Council that he does not feel able to carry on with coordinating activities at Beer 27

Mill Mead and asked that the Parish Council take on the responsibility. In view of the expense involved in obtaining Planning Permission for the siting of the recycling bin it was decided not to proceed. The Parish Council has been informed that as from 2012 the County Council will not be providing grit/salt for grit bins free of charge. Councillor Orchard had attended a meeting and was informed that Bridport Council have adopted a Lengthsman Scheme whereby Dorset County Council employ a man or men available to Bridport and surrounding villages for minor repairs and grass cutting in public spaces and they were looking at putting a similar scheme

together with Dorchester to serve all surrounding villages. Mr. Trevor Evans informed the meeting that the footpath to be a memorial to Stanley Waterfall will be footpaths 3, 4 and 8 although it is not yet open. Councillor Withycombe informed the meeting that the village hall grounds have been awarded outstanding status by Dorset Wildlife Trust and will be receiving a certificate shortly. District Councillor Junguis introduced himself as the new District Councillor. The date of the next meeting will be Tuesday 20 September at 7.30 p.m. in Leigh Village Hall. Margaret Read

6th Leigh Food Festival Caroline Perkins, of and Classic Car Display Leakers Bakery, gave a The 6th Leigh Food cookery demonstration Festival was not blessed and The Dormouse 3 with good weather, but piece band, and Jim over 700 people came to Aldhouse provided the taste the fantastic array music which entertained of food and drink, and to everyone. The Wriggle admire the lovely cars, Valley Pre School, whose owners had Yetminster kept the ignored the fact that their children busy with all precious classics would sorts of activities and need polishing after the face painting – Jane Brett rain!!. We made the from the Dorset grand sum of £2551.73 Children’s Information which is down on last Service also came to help. year, but still a pretty A huge thank you to good effort. everyone who helped Valentine Warner with car parking and made a great speech, other duties, AND the stressing the fact that he sign maker (my is a Dorset boy, and husband)!!! No-one in loves coming back. He the area could escape. I stayed for about 2 hours, have also had great talking to the stallholders support from the Fudges, and generally taking in and all the stallholders the atmosphere. remain remarkably loyal,


for which I am extremely grateful. £1,200 has gone to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance , £1,000 to Leigh Village Hall, and £351.73 to St Andrew’s Church, Leigh. Next year will be the 7th, so for anyone planning an event in 2011, the Food Festival will be on Saturday 21 July!! Elizabeth Turnbull P.S. I went to the Dorset Food Awards Dinner on Friday 2 September, and am delighted to say we were in the last four in the Food Fair Category, which is pretty amazing. The Cheese Fair at Sturminster Newton won the award. It was the first year so I am now on a mission!!!!


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A few future dates to make a note of in Sunday 1 Jan New Year Village Walk your diaries. 10.30 am followed by soup and sausages at Tuesday 15 November Village Meeting Church Farm All dogs on leads most welcome donations to Dogs for the disabled. 7 pm in the Church Sunday 11 December Candlelight Carol Gilly Wilson Service 6.30pm followed by delicious mince pies and wine with Gloria Abbey at the Post House.

YETMINSTER..... Local representative: Graham Plaice 1 Cloverhay (01935) 872044

Welcome back after our short Yetminster Practice Area. We are summer break. I would appreciate it looking at a start date of 1 Dec, just in if everybody could take the time to time to offer assistance in the cold answer the Fair Association survey on winter months, more information will Pages 33/34 and if possible volunteer be included in the Nov issue. Those that have already volunteered will to help the committee. May I also take this opportunity to shortly receive an invitation letter advertise our new community (approx. 20) but there is still room organisation Helping Hands (see p47 for more volunteers. for more info) which is being set up to Graham Plaice offer assistance to people in the

The White Hart raises funds for the British Heart Foundation We raised just over ÂŁ130 for the British Heart Foundation. This will greatly help towards our target of ÂŁ2,000 +. A big thank you to Rob Barfoot for providing the bouncy castle, Tony Leggett for the superb vegetable basket ( all grown on his allotment ), to our stall holders and especially for those that

came to support our fundraising. Special thanks to my Daughter, Rachel for organising the event and to Ben for the overtime doing the Bar. Look out for announcements of other upcoming fundraising events one of which is our ever popular wine tasting evenings. The next one will be on the evening of

Thursday 27 October, when the theme will be " Wines from the Southern Hemisphere ". Make sure you book your table early as spaces are limited to 30. Thanks again for your continued support of our chosen Charity. My training is going to plan for the marathon - just hope I can finish ! Jim Bayfield 31


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Thursday 20 October Mao’s Last Dancer 12A – Drama

Saturday 8 October

Australian director Bruce Beresford’s film about a child prodigy dancer who defects to the USA at the height of the Cold War. The dancing is superb and the political story around it makes for a most watchable film. Comments from first Moviola show, May 2011: “One man said it was the best film we had ever shown whilst a lady said it was the best film she had ever seen. One man thought it was better than The King’s Speech.”

Thursday 17 November Oranges and Sunshine 12A – Drama

Tidy Up from 10 a.m. onwards.. Please come along and help with the Churchyard Clean -up! bring your favourite tools, Coffee, tea and biscuits provided


Harvest Festival Our Harvest Festival this year will take place on

Sunday 9 October at 10.15 am followed by a Harvest brunch in St. Andrew's Hall. Everyone welcome.

True story of the scandal of exporting orphaned British children to Australia which went on till the 1960s. Emily Watson stars as Nottingham Social Worker Margaret Humphrys who exposed the matter and tried to remedy its effects.

Tickets will again be £5 to include a choc ice and will be on sale at Oak House Stores two weeks before each showing. Although tickets will be available on the door, it is most appreciated if they can be bought in advance so that seating can be sorted out reasonably accurately and enough wine and choc ices be brought to the Hall. Doors will open at 7pm (not before as Moviola need the time to set up) and films begin at 7.30pm.

Look forward to seeing you there. 32

Christmas Fair St Andrew's Church Hall.  Saturday 19 November 11am until 2.30 pm                     a grand variety of stalls selling Christmas gifts and cards,      Raffles, cakes, bric-a-brac and delicious refreshments. 50p entrance, children free.


Yetminster Fair - Applications for Funding The Fair Association was set up to promote the Yetminster Fair weekend and its associated activities. Funds raised during the year are used to support projects and activities within the local community and individual grants are given which range between £200 and £500. If you are an organisation that is seeking funding for a local project, or if you are an individual wanting help to undertake an activity of benefit to the community you are invited to write to the Association’s Chairman, via the WVM post box, with a short outline of your proposal and how this will benefit the community, together with an indication as to the amount of the funding you are seeking. Applications should be made before the 10 October for consideration by the Association at the AGM in October.

The Wessex Highlanders Pipe Band playing at the Yetminster Fair in July 2011

Questionnaire The format of the Fair has not changed for a number of years and we are aware that a number of people have recently expressed concern that it is the “same old thing”. In planning for the future, it would be useful to have a better view of what is wanted as, after all, it is your fair! The questionnaire over the page will enable us to have a better understanding of your expectations so please let us have your views by completing the form and returning it to us, via the WVM post box, in the Yetminster Post Office. We also urgently need people to help us.. The association meets once a month so if you are able to contribute and / or want to help please contact Garth Hentley ( 01935 873239) or email David Torrance Treasurer Yetminster Fair Association


Yetminster Fair Questionnaire Tell us how you feel about the Fair and help us to plan for the future 1. Are you aware of our efforts to publicise the Fair? articles in the WVM / road signs / already know / word of mouth 2. If you came to the July fair, did you enjoyed yourself? (not at all) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (very much) 3. Do you think the mix of stalls is about right? (poor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (very good) 4. What, if any, additional stalls could we add or what stalls could we drop? 5. Do you think the mix of displays / music and bands is about right? (poor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (very good) 6. If not what do you think we could improve? 7. Is there someone, or an organisation, who might add to the fair day? 8. Did you find parking easy, safe and well organised? (poor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (very good) 9. Did you buy a programme? How did you rate it for price / content? Yes / No about right / too much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10. If we arranged evening entertainment how likely are you to come to this? (not likely) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (would come) 11. Do you have any suggestions as to the type of entertainment? 12. What would you think was a reasonable price to pay for a ticket? £5.00 £7.50 £10.00 £12.50 £15.00 £17.50 £20.00 13. Did you come to the Quiz Night? If not why? Yes / No Not my sort of thing / table nos wrong / too expensive 14 .Other ideas, information or comments

Please tear out and complete the questionnaire and leave in the WVM post box in the Yetminster Post Office – please add any additional information that you feel is important and include your details if you are happy to be contacted.


Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council Summary of Council Meeting 17 July 2011 The meeting was attended by eight councillors, Cllr Bevan, DCllr Lawrence, eight members of the public and the Clerk Allotments Mr Tuck and others highlighted that inequality of the allotment rents vis a vis that of the Sports Club. The Council has already agreed to reassess the Sports Club rent next year. Some discussion was held as to who owned the land under the terms of the bequest which is thought to have left the land to the Village not to the Parish Council. The Clerk would attempt to clarify what the will said and to take advice from DAPTC on the legality of the rental system. Theft from the allotments was also raised; it was pointed out that the Council could do nothing except inform the Police of the reports of theft. Providing the alleged thief had not breached his allotment agreement, of which there is no evidence, he cannot be ejected by the Council. Parking on Railway Bridge Mr Simon Jones suggested that there should be double yellow lines on the railway bridge. It was pointed out that it is highway policy not to have any yellow lines in villages; if vehicles are thought to be parked dangerously photos should be taken and passed to Cllr Knight. Council Website It was agreed that Banshee Technologies should be given the contract and that they would provide an

initial demonstration at the September council meeting. Grants The following grants were agreed: St Hippolytus Church £300 St Andrew’s Church £700 Sherborne C.A.B £100 AirAmbulance £100 Planning There were no contentious planning applications Diamond Jubilee 2012 Cllr Gould said he thought it was important that the village celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. He was happy to convene an initial meeting of interested parties in the later half of October; and would write to all the village organisations inviting them to attend. He made clear this should be a village run event not a council run event. DG Gould

Calling all Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca Businesses The Parish Council is developing a website; if you would like to be named on the website and have a link to your business website; please write or email to the Chairman David Gould (1 Chapel Meadow DT9 6NT and any details you would like included. It is anticipated that the Website will be ‘up and running’ by Christmas 2011 DG Gould


Dorset Historic Churches Trust Ride + Stride and offer squash and biscuits. It's always hard to judge how well we did until all the returns are in but it looks as though we ought to have raised over £600, of which half comes straight back to the church and we are very grateful to all our loyal sponsors, including in my case a very handsome contribution from my old firm, Porter The Reverend Simon Brignall with the seven walkers from Dodson, Solicitors. Yetminster who walked to seven local churches. As old age tightens its grip I must confess that each year I find the Daphne, Craig and Kim The tail end of hills steeper and the Barfoot and Patrick Hurricane Katia gave us Moule all cycled while Liz gears on my 60-year old one of our less good bicycle a little higher so Clothier commanded a days for the Dorset goodly party of walkers. this will have been my Historic Churches Trust last year. Sponsors Ride + Stride sponsored Yetminster church was don't relax, someone manned all day to ride and walk on else will be after you! welcome riders, check Saturday 10th Over the last few years the registration forms September - steady Yetminster has done drizzle and stiff wind in very well, raising several the morning and some £1000s, which is good sun but very blustery because we have had wind in the afternoon. very generous grants We usually reckon to from the Trust, which have a sparkling early every year aims to make autumn day! But I have grants approaching in the past been much £100,000 to help with wetter by the end than I the repair of our was on Saturday - one beautiful churches. This year I actually had to is the main fund-raising empty the water out of event of the year. my shoes! Yetminster's Very many thanks to entrants were fewer than everyone who took part usual, what with in any way. holidays, wedding Patrick Moule setting out on attendances and so on, his bike ride to raise money for Patrick Moule but Clare and Annie the Dorset Historic Churches Brignall, Harvey and Trust. Oliver Robotham,


Worth a thought perhaps 4 June BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace A meeting will 5 June Service of Thanksgiving at St be held in St Paul’s Cathedral. Andrew’s Hall Representatives of all the village Yetminster at organisations have been invited but 7.30pm on any Yetminster resident who has ideas, Tuesday 25 October to discuss is willing to help or even just interested in what might happen is most welcome. what Yetminster This initial meeting will be chaired might do to by David Gould Chairman of the Parish celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Council but it is important that Jubilee on the weekend of 2 June 2012 whatever events are decided upon are (4th and 5th are bank holidays). This is run by the Village as a whole and not the Parish Council, so be prepared to the first such Jubilee since Queen be asked to volunteer! Victoria’s in 1897 and no one alive D G Gould today is likely to see another one. Chairman Yetminster and Ryme The major national events taking Intrinseca Parish Council place are: 2 June Queen attends the Derby 3 June Thames River Pageant (www.thamesdiamondjubilieepageant. Cream Tea - Thank You org for more info) 3 June The Big Jubilee Lunch. As The cream teas event, held on many street parties as possible across 17 July at the Community Hall, the land. This is perhaps a good Clovermead raised £140 starting point for Yetminster. on behalf of the NSPCC. 4 June Jubilee Beacons (

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September Draw

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No. 09 £50 Mrs S Drewett 1st Prize: No. 06 £100 Mrs L Manaton

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2nd Prize: No 27 £50 Mr R Doble

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No 47 £20 Mr A Stout

3rd Prize: No 11 £25 Ms V Kimber 4th Prize: No 23 £15 Mrs H Rogers


The Chetnole Inn, Chetnole Winners of Best Dining Pub at the 2010 & 2011 Taste of Dorset Awards, The Chetnole Inn sits opposite the parish church in the delightful village of Chetnole. There’s a snug bar with wood-burning stove; a flag stoned, hop-hung lounge bar, a bright airy restaurant, and a beautiful garden. The menu is imaginative & seasonal. The Chetnole Inn prides itself on offering fantastic local food in a rustic inn environment. It also has three beautiful guest rooms for those wanting to combine eating and sleeping. Dinner, bed & breakfast offers run throughout the year. Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6NU Tel: 01935 872337. Email: enquiries@thechetnoleinn.

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Out & About- fun for all the family THE CHETNOLE INN EVENTS Just awarded 'Best Dining Pub in Dorset' in the Taste of Dorset Awards 2011. There were 124 pubs nominated and we made it to the last three. We were mystery judged during August and then at an Awards dinner we found out we had won. We thank those of you who nominated us and we are all very proud of the award. We have now won this two years on the trot.   Chetnole Inn winning the Taste of Dorset Awards 'Best Dining Pub 2011' - Matt Burton - chef, left, Win a 3 Course Meal with Mike Lewin, landlord for 2 People.    Please email us with your birth date (e.g. 10th Tuesday Night Special September - we don't need the year !) and Still running and as popular as ever. Buy a also your anniversary date and we can then main course and get your starter or dessert send you some exciting offers during the year. FREE. Birth Date :  Also to note we will be closing on a Anniversary: Monday from the 3rd October until April as   normal. French Night  REMEMBER SEND US YOUR BIRTHDAY Thursday 3rd November.  AND ANNIVERSARY DATE.  FIRST EIGHT REPLIES GETS A FREE DRINK FROM ME A varied selection of food (Tapas style, like normal) with frogs legs, casseroles, music, (and it’s not even CHRISTMAS !! ) Chablis and ....   Must Book and be quick.

Lunchtime Special. Running Monday to Friday lunchtimes from our separate special menu. 2 Courses £ 12.50 or 3 Courses £ 16.00

Takeaway Cod & Chips. Available Monday to Friday evenings 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Cod & Chips £ 5.60. Remember you can pre-order to save you time and to make sure we don't run out !!

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TORTILLA Doors open at 7pm, Food tastings More info: Elizabeth Turnbull on 01935 873846, 39

Local Butterfly Reserves September 2011 Conservation Day at Alners Gorse Sunday 9 October Continuing the woodland and scrub management work. There will be a bonfire with soup and baked potatoes for lunch. Do join us if you can between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Practical Conservation Day on Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas Sunday 16 October This grassland hillside is a crucial domain of five species of our downland Blues - with a constant requirement for the clearance of invasive bramble, scrub and trees. We aim to start around 10.00 am and finish by 4.00 pm, so bring a packed lunch if staying for both morning and afternoon. Our meeting point is in the picnic area car park opposite the village hall, Map reference ST 663015. Contact is Adam Gale on 01935 508842 or 07557 358587. For further information please contact Nigel Spring on 01963 23559 or 07981 776767, or email CHILTHORNE DOMER & YEOVIL FOLK DANCE CLUB We are starting a folk dance club in chilthorne domer village hall. Come along to a evening of fun and laughter as we are led through the dances by our caller to live music. The club will meet every fourth Thursday starting from 27 October 7.45 for 8pm start to 10pm,with a break for tea and a biscuit.

Our first night is FREE If your interested and would like more information please contact Steve on Yeovil 01935/479291



POGLES’ POGLES WOOD 26 October, 30 November, but not 28 December. Folk South West presents Open Air parent and toddler sessions at their Forest School site near Leigh Activities include outdoor crafts, guided walks, songs, stories, games and picnic time. 12.45-2.45 pm on the last Wednesday of every month £2.50 includes refreshments.

All welcome Book your place on 01935 873889 or

Something Completely Different

Retro & Craft Market Saturday 22 October 10am - 3pm Leigh Village Hall Retro and Vintage Stands and local Craft Makers. Ideal place to find presents for Christmas and enjoy tasty food at our vintage tearoom too. Contact Sue Fudge 01935 873491, Liz Turnbull 01935 873846 Diana Morris 01935 873051 for more details or to take a table.

Wines from the Southern Hemisphere Our ever popular wine tasting evenings Thursday 27 October Book your table early as spaces are limited to 30. 01935 872 338

Autumn at Minterne Gardens


Autumn is a glorious time of year at Minterne as the trees start turning to the golds, yellows and all Over 200 Acers & Maples are the shades of red that give this creating spectacular autumn garden wonderful views. colouring now. Due to the dry spring, trees are Open until 9 November turning earlier this year, especially 10am to 6pm daily. the Acers & Liquid Amber trees; & Admission £5 despite the recent high winds, the 01300 341370 leaves have managed to stay on! We had one old Beech tree come down, but it was partly rotten so this was understandable. This will allow the new, younger trees a chance to flourish. The winter clearing of laurels & brambles in parts of the garden will begin to give the Rhododendrons room to grow and dredging one of the small ponds to clear out silt & weeds, will enable the reflections of the Rhododendrons in spring to be seen in a ‘clear mirror.’ Do come & visit Minterne to see the autumn colours, as it is a beautiful time of year for some amazing photos. Ray Abraham Head Gardener Autumn colours in Minterne 41

Diary - October onwards OCTOBER Sat Sat Mon

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2.00pm ?? 7.30pm

Leigh Village Hall Leigh Village Hall Chetnole Village Hall

11.00am 7.30pm 10.00am 2.30pm

Warden Hill Farm Hermitage Village Hall Yetminster Church Hall, Yetminster

2.00 to 5.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Frankham Farm, Ryme Intr. Flowers Farm Gable Court, Yetminster



Inter-Village SM Bowls WV MU Jumble Sale Chetnole & Leigh Garden Club AGM Batcombe Coffee Bingo Churchyard Cleanup Yetminster History Soc. "Folklore of Stone" Garden Open Day Batcombe PCC WV Women's Group Goldwork & Embroidery Moviola/Yetminster Film Mao's Last Dancer

Wed Sat Sat Wed

5 8 8 12

Sun Mon Tue

16 17 18


St.Andrew's Hall, Yetminster


20 Artsreach- Matt Harvey comedy poet


Chetnole Village Hall

Fri Sat

21 Inter-Village Quiz 22 Chetnole Jazz Café Julie Dunn Trio 22 Retro & local Crafts Market 22 Leigh Race Night 26 Woodland Wednesday

7.00pm 7.30pm

Chetnole Village Hall Chetnole Village Hall

10.00 - 3.00pm

Leigh Village Hall

7.30pm 12.45 - 2.45pm

Leigh Village Hall Pogles Wood, nr Leigh


27 S.Hemisphere Wines Tasting


White Hart Inn, Yetminster


29 Greasy Spoon Café Save the Children Fund


Chetnole Village Hall

Sat Sat

29 Embroidery Exhibition 29 Autumn Party

11.00-4.00pm 4.30 - 7.00pm

Gable Court, Yetminster The Bill's Wood, nr Hilfield Picnic Site

Sat Sat Wed



Tue Fri

1 4

Sat Sun

5 6


St Margaret's Hospice 12.30pm Lunch - BYO wine Flower Show AGM 7.30pm Screenbites - food tasting 7.00pm & film Tortilla Learn Xmas Carols 10.00-3.00pm Sunday Soup Lunch 12.00pm plus

Manor House Farm, Yetminster Chetnole Village Hall Leigh Village Hall St.Andrew's Church, Leigh Hermitage Village Hall

C Mon

C & L Garden Club Reliable Herbaceous Perennials 9 Yetminster History Soc. Talk on William Barnes 11 Dogs without Collars Rock Band 12 Auction Promises for Batcombe Church fund


Chetnole Village Hall


Church Hall, Yetminster


Leigh Village Hall


Leigh Village Hall


14 Moviola/Leigh Film Mao's Last Dancer

7.00 for 7.30pm

Leigh Village Hall


15 Ryme Village meeting


Church, Ryme Intrinseca


15 WVWG - Storytelling


Gable Court, Yetminster


17 Moviola/Yetminster Film Oranges & Sunshine


St.Andrew's Hall, Yetminster


18 Quiz for St.Mary's - with Fish n' Chips 20 Chetnole Curry Lunch 30 Woodland Wednesday


Hermitage Village Hall

12.00pm 12.45 - 2.45pm

Chetnole Village Hall Pogles Wood, nr Leigh


ChetnoleVillage Hall

10.30am 12.30pm 7.30pm 6.00pm

Hermitage Village Hall Hermitage Village Hall St.Peter's Church, Chetnole


ChetnoleVillage Hall


Church Hall, Yetminster

10.30am 7.30pm

Church Farm Chetnole Village Hall

7.30pm 2.30 & &.30pm 7.30pm

Leigh Village Hall Leigh Village Hall ChetnoleVillage Hall

Wed Fri Sat

Sun Wed




Sat Sun

3 4





Artsreach - The Melstock Band Christmas Fair Xmas Bingo Lewiston Girls' School Choir & Musicians C & L Garden Club members' Xmas Party History Soc. Xmas Party

JANUARY 2012 Sun Sat Fri Sat Mon Wed

1 7

Ryme I. Village walk Jazz CafĂŠ - The Sunset Cafe Stompers 13 Wriggle Valley Players 14 Little Red Riding Hood 9 C & L GC - "Seed Sowing& Propogation" 18 WVWG-Agog in Dorset

Gable Court, Yetminster





C & L GC Extraordinary Bulbs


ChetnoleVillage Hall



Yetminster History Soc talk on Boyles Ed. Trust


Church Hall, Yetminster


21 WVWG - open meeting 300 Years of Music


Leigh Village Hall


ChetnoleVillage Hall


5 C & L GC - Castle Gardens Visit


14 Yetminster History Soc S. Wallis, Archaeologist


Church Hall, Yetminster


20 WVWG- Seasonal flower arranging


Gable Court, Yetminster

Five teams took part in the Netball Tournament held at the Old Vicarage in August, raising ÂŁ735 for Leukaemia research!

LEIGH VILLAGE HALL Accredited to Hallmark 1. Kitchen 5 stars. Parking for 72 cars. Covered patio.

Book Main Hall or Committee Room: Available dates: Paul Orchard 01963 210619 or Pricing, firm bookings: Duncan Moore 01963 210154 or

Some October dates for your diary: Sat. 1: PCC Jumble Sale * Sun. 16: St Andrews Harvest Festival Sat. 22: Craft & Retro Fair, followed by Race Night 44


December’s issue will be a double issue, we need your news & views for the Dec/Jan next issue by 14 November at




Wide Range, Planting Advice, Compost & Pots All arranged in a mature garden ENJOY the seasonal tastes from our own kitchen garden Cream Teas, Cakes, Soups & Ploughmans ADMIRE our handmade & vintage wrought ironwork, arches, gifts EXPERIENCE our varied & abundant wildlife

A SPECIAL PLACE TO RELAX, UNWIND & BE INSPIRED Easy Access from A 37, Ample Parking Princes Place, Holt Mill, Yeovil, BA22 9RH Tel: 01935 873999 OPEN EVERY DAY- EXCEPT MON & TUES


Regular Meetings‌. Mon - Fri Every Mon

Wriggle Valley Pre-Sch Leigh Short Mat Bowls Ist Yetminster Guides Yetminster Table Tennis Club Yetminster Bell Ringers

8.30am - 3.00pm 2.00 -5.00pm 6.45 - 8.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm-10.00pm

St Andrew's P School Leigh Village Hall Trim Rm, Church Hall Scout Hut, Yetminster St Andrew's Church

Every Tue

Topsy Turvy Toddlers Beavers (in term) Scouts (in term) Beginners Pilates Chetnole Art Group[starts Sept]

9.30 - 11.30am 5.45 - 6.45pm 7 - 8.30pm wint 7 - 9.00pm sum 1.30 and 2.35pm 10.00 - 1.00pm

St Andrew's School Scout Hut Yetminster Scout Hut Yetminster Scout Hut Yetminster Chetnole Village Hall Chetnole Village Hall

Every Wed

Dollywood Dance Class Outreach Post Office Services Drop in Coffee Morning Yetminster Short Mat Bowls Wednesday Club (in term) Morning Yoga Class Junior WV Players (in term) Chetnole Chuckers Boules

2.00pm 9.30am -12.30pm 10.00 - 12 noon 7.00 - 10.00pm 3.15 pm-4.05pm 10.30 - 11.30am 6.30 - 7.45pm 5.00pm

St And's Hall, Y'minster Chetnole Village Hall Chetnole Village Hall St Andrew's Hall St Andrew's P School Leigh Village Hall Scout Hut Yetminster ChetnolePlaying Field

Every Thu

Leigh Short Mat Bowls Yetminster Short Mat Bowls Leigh Brownies (in term) Yetminster Cubs Bridge Club The Eye Bus Advanced Pilates

7.00 - 10.00pm 2.00 - 5.00pm 5.30 - 6.55pm 6.45 - 8.15pm 7.00 - 10.00pm 1.00 - 4.00pm 10.15am

Leigh Village Hall St Andrew's Hall Leigh Village Hall Scout Hut, Yetminster Dairy House, Ryme Scout Hut, Yetminster Chetnole Village Hall

Every Fri

Table Tennis

9.30 - 12.30pm

Leigh Village Hall

Every Sat

Irish Dancers


Church Hall, Yetminster

Every Sun 1st Mon 1st Tue

Chetnole Chuckers Boules Chetnole & Leigh Garden Club Hospice Lunch Leigh Discussion Club (wint) Wriggle Valley MU (alt months) Hermitage and Hilfield WI Tuesday Club (senior citizens) Yetminster & Ryme Garden Soc. Senior Winter Lunch Outings Halstock & Distr. British Legion WV Women's Group Wriggle Valley Lunch Club Leigh Parish Council - alt mnths

3.00pm 7.30pm 12.30pm 7.30 - 10.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 2.30 - 5.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Chetnole Playing Field Chetnole Village Hall Manor Farm, Yetminster Leigh Village Hall Church Hall, Yetminster Hermitage Village Hall Leigh Village Hall St.Andrew's Hall Sue Footner 873610 Rest & Welcome Pub Gable Court, unless Leigh Village Hall Leigh Village Hall

2nd Tues

(not July/Aug)

3rd Tues


7.30pm 12.15 - 3.00pm 7.30pm

‌Events & Activities Last Tues 1st Wed 2nd Wed 2nd/4th Wed 3rd Wed Wed/f/night

Leigh Women's Iinstitute Yetminster Senior Citizens Coffee Beans Coffee Morning Yetminster Historical Society Police Support Unit High Stoy Bible Study District Council Ward Surgery Police Community Support Sturminster Mobile Library

Bridport Mobile Libray

Wed - Sat Alt Thurs 2nd Th/alt mth Last Thurs 2nd/3rd Sat

Whist Drive Friary Shop Hermitage and Hilfield YFC Chetnole & Stockwood PC Yetminster Fair Association YPFPC Wastepaper Collection

Helping Hands Helping Hands is an organisation being created in an attempt to provide specific support for local people. This initiative is attempting to assist people through short-term crises such as illness or injury and would take direct feeds from the Yetminster Health Centre and target support using a network of volunteers to people in need. The organisation, currently embryonic is not intended to impinge upon the excellent work of other support networks such as the Women’s Institute or neighbourhood schemes who have an emphasis on neighbourly kindness. The organisation will be delivering a service to people in the Wriggle Valley area. Volunteers will provide specific help and support in the following areas:

7.30 - 11.00pm 3.00pm 10.00 - 12 noon 2.30pm 2.00 - 3.00pm 7.30pm 11.00 - 12 noon 11.15am 11.50am 2.00pm 11.40pm 12.20pm 12.40pm 8.00pm 2.30 - 4.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 12noon

Leigh Village Hall The Meadens Church Hall, Yetminster Church Hall, Yetminster The Cross, Leigh Venue contact 872342 Jolin Gallery, Yetminster By Church, Yetminster Church Lane, Hermitage Shearstones, Yetminster Stonyacres, Yetminster Carpenters' Arms, Leigh The Church, Chetnole Lamb Plot, Chetnole Chetnole Village Hall The Friary, Hilfield Leigh Village Hall Chetnole Villlage Hall White Hart Yetminster Playing Fields

Shopping and running small errands Transport Accompanied Walks Help with correspondence Gardening Companionship Provide information on other agencies Dog Walking

The committee is currently creating its business plan, vision and mission statements, arranging health and safety training for volunteers and setting up a procedure for conducting Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks. The scheme has a target date for commencing operation on the 1 December 2011. If this scheme interests you and you would like to volunteer or gain more information, please contact Graham Plaice on 01935 872044, 1 Cloverhay, Yetminster or Graham Plaice


Ask our Friendly Staff for advice on...... * Made to measure Curtains,

Steve’s Clocks Vintage Clocks restored and repaired. We also have a good variety of clocks for sale. Contact : Steve Perry Telephone : 01935 83450 (there is an answer phone)

Voiles & Nets * Soft Furnishings & Fabrics * Blinds of ALL Types - Roman, Vertical, Roller etc. * Poles & Tracks * FREE Home Measure & Quotes * Dress Fabric for All Occasions, Haberdashery and ... Much more!

STEVE BANE FABRICS 22 Christchurch St. West 19 High West St Frome BA11 1EE Dorchester DT1 1UW 01373 465678 01305 250990

HOUND HOUSE Bed & Breakfast Yetminster, Dorset, DT9 6LF




Holistic treatment for both body and mind – bringing good health, balance and relief from stress. Please ring Susan Arrow Dip.NSpH on:

01935 872125 or 07966 940782 48

A warm welcome awaits you at this pretty thatched cottage in the heart of Yetminster. We have 2 beautiful rooms with separate sitting /breakfast room. Please contact us for further details or see our website. 01935 872243 / 07929 031973

General News Inter-Village Competition 2011 Dear Readers the beginning of the month We still have followed by the Quiz later in the two events left in month. the Inter-Village Any questions? Then, telephone Competition 2011: me on 01935 873846 or email the Short Mat Bowls Event at EVENT





SHORT MAT Graham Orton BOWLS 01935 873388

Leonard Grose 01935 872043

Leigh Village Hall


Gordon Ratcliffe 01935 872996

Chetnole Village Hall Fri 21 Oct 7.00pm

Catherine Foster 01935 872751

Fund Raising Fudges Hello everyone. You may have seen the Fudges running the lanes of Chetnole, Leigh and Yetminster and wondering what we are all up to? Well we are all in training, all seven of us, for the Great south run in Portsmouth at the end of Oct. We would all appreciate it if you could kindly sponsor us. We are hoping to raise ÂŁ1000 for St Margaret's Hospice in Yeovil; we all felt this is a very worthy cause and we all know someone

Sat 1 Oct 2.00pm

who has been affected in one way or another with cancer.

Our just giving page is

Kind Regards Steve, Linda, Graham, Sue, Marcus, Penny, & Liam xx


Chetnole & Leigh

YETMINSTER HEALTH CENTRE Flu Immunisation Clinics We will be holding clinics for patients registered with this practice at the following venues and times It is advised that all DATE DAY TIME VENUE patients over the age of 65 years and those who are at Yetminster ri risk through chronic 9-12 & 11 Oct Tues Church respiratory disease, chronic 2 -5.30 Hall renal condition, MS, stroke, Yetminster chronic heart disease, diabetes etc and pregnant 9 Nov Wed 9-12noon Church women should receive this Hall vaccine. For those unable to 4 Oct Halstock Tues 2-4pm attend on these dates we will Hall holding short “catch up” Evershot be Pash18 Oct Tues 2-4pm sessions but hope that the ley Surgery majority of patients will be Garden, able to attend oneRose of the aboveSissinghurst . Please phone reception on 01935 872530 to book your appointment slot.

To all friends and customers of Jolin Gallery Linda will be retiring on the 29 October this year and wishes to thank everyone for their support over the years. Our Art & Craft Gallery, now in its 7th year of trading, concentrates on many local artists’ exhibitions of work - first at Sunnyside and now from Boyles Old School.


Many friends have been made through the Gallery and Tea Room who have supported us over the years and have made this venture a happy one for both of us. From 12 to 29 October there will be Special Offers, Bargain Baskets available on all stock throughout the Gallery. A list of larger items/furniture and Tea Room stock will be available from the 3 October to place reservations. John will continue with Framing and Royal Navy Pictures – we both look forward to seeing you during October and thank you once again to everyone who has supported the Gallery throughout the years. Linda and John Powell

Tupof!'!Xppe!Cvjmejoh!Dp/ Sherborne Tennis Club New members welcome! For Junior supervised Club sessions Junior and Adult Squads Junior and Adult coaching Easter and summer holiday camps Contact Matt Long on 07403 025881 Stu Wilson on 07825 660781 For Adult and Junior Membership info contact Meg Crothers on 0845 456 3591 Or log on to

Extensions & Renovations Listed Buildings Traditional Repair Timber Framing Carpentry&Joinery

Contact Neil Sellick on 07769 730379 / 01935 83633 Batcombe Dorset. Est 15 yrs


Bespoke Carpentry Service Kitchens – Handmade and fitted units, made to measure free standing units Windows, Doors Libraries – storage solutions Loft conversions/Roofing work Property maintenance All Carpentry aspects covered Call Paul on 07894 822392 01935 872897

NINE SPRINGS NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE Complementary therapies · Relaxing treatments · Regular weekly classes · Interesting one-day workshops Studio and Seminar Room for hire 70 Hendford Yeovil BA20 1UR 01935 422488

For more information - Amy Whittlesea BMus/LRAM Professional musician & recorder specialist with 16 years of teaching experience. Can cater for beginner recorder players up to diploma level for any age. Can also teach violin & piano up to Grade 5 & prepare pupils for Grade 5 theory.

Tel: 01935 873720 Mobile: 07957 325381 Email: 52

Goose Slade

Farm Shop A wide range of local produce Including quality assured meats, fresh fruit & vegetables, fine wines, ales & cider, freshly baked bread & cakes And much more

Fresh oven ready geese available Michaelmas to Christmas

10 am - 6 pm Tuesday - Saturday Just off the A37 Yeovil to Dorchester Road towards Sutton Bingham Reservoir EAST COKER, YEOVIL. TEL: 01935 863735







Gable Court, High Street Yetminster 11.00am – 4.00pm on 29 Oct 2011 In aid of the Afar Tribe, Ethiopia. Please come and support the charity by giving a donation. Contact: Judy Pyke: 01935 872719 Beryl Lawrence 01935 873560 Note: Valerie Browning (sister of Bishop George) whose work is outstanding among the tribe, writes to say they have lost many of their cattle this year and they are on the edge of famine.

A pair of pink-framed children’s prescription glasses were left at the face-painting table at Chetnole Flower Show in August. To collect, please contact Aly Kozowyk at Higher Orchard, Chetnole on 01935 872250 or email her on

Loud and Clear

for Christmas

If you would like to learn some of the Christmas Carols that were sung round these parts in the days before organs were introduced into our churches, come along to St Andrew’s Church, Leigh on Saturday 5 November for a day led by Eddie Upton and Philippa Toulson. The day is open to everyone, regardless of experience. You will be learning songs in harmony but you don’t need to be able to read music. Eddie and Philippa are experienced leaders and run Folk South West. If you enjoy the day you will have the chance to meet again and contribute to a Christmas concert in Leigh on Saturday 10 December. The event on 5 November will run from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm with a suggested minimum donation of £7 per adult or £3 per child (£10 per family). If you would like to come please contact Eddie and Philippa at Folk South West 01935 873889 or email 53

STOP PRESS – MESSY CHURCH @ ST ANDREWS SCHOOL YETMINSTER Sunday 2 OCTOBER 2011 3 – 5pm On Sunday 2 October 2011 Messy Church will return to the Wriggle Valley. Messy Church is a free, fun filled afternoon giving families the chance to come together, get messy and learn more about the Christian Messy Church fun faith in an environment suited to children. a grown up (if only to get them If the success of the last Messy messy….) Church is anything to go by please We look forward to seeing you book early on 01935 872600/873726 to avoid disappointment .Everyone is there! Anne Reason and Kay Wilson-White welcome but kids remember to bring


SAT 22 OCTOBER L E I G H VI L L AG E H AL L 7.30P M T I C K E T S £7.50 FROM OAK HOUSE STORES, YETMINSTER BRIDGE GARAGE, LEIGH THE ROSE & CROWN, LONGBURTON OR CALL MARYANN ON 07814 595 811 All money raised to be shared between St Andrews CE Primary & St Andrew’s Preschool, Yetminster


THANKS to you We just wanted to say a big thank you for the kind donations given to your local magazine, the Wriggle Valley Magazine, which has news and views from your Wriggle Valley community. Thanks also to all our advertisers; without you all we would not be able to produce this magazine FREE to 1200 households.


Incor porat ing St ephen T aylor Gar dening Services BARTON FARM, TRENT 01935 850848


- CARPETSYetminster 01935 872036 A range of exclusive carpets with a personal and competitive home service ALSO CERAMIC FLOORING CARPET CLEANING VERTICAL, VENETIAN AND ROLLER BLINDS

Experienced, Approved Established 10 Years All types of fires and appliances cleaned with brush and vacuum Full insurance valid certificate issued with every visit

Tel: 01460 52951 www.guildofmaster


Telephone & fax 01300 341351 Email For good fishing in beautiful surroundings OPEN ALL YEAR 5.30 a.m. Till DUSK Subject to weather conditions

Complete Building works Extensions Renovations & Alterations Plastering Property Maintenance

UPVC Windows Fascia Boards and Soffits Floor and Wall Tiling Quality workmanship Plumbing Personal Service

Prompt Response

Telephone L. Napier (01935) 873390 07885 108125 55

A. R. HILLIER Building & Property Maintenance

A touch of structural work or a new extension? We provide the works

Yard Mobile


01963 210010 07866 563489


The Yetminster Pool Committee needs your help. We are through to the second round of a Funding Application submitted to NatWest during the Summer holidays. ‘The Community Force’ project run by NatWest* is designed for giving to local communities and organisations. If we receive enough votes from you, we could scoop up to £6000 towards the renovation of the pool. Have a look at our promotional video on YouTube by searching for Yetminster Pool at For information on how to get involved and support our project, look at our new FACEBOOK page – St Andrew’s School Pool. Here you will find more information on how to vote for this particular campaign. Essentially you'll be able to vote by visiting or there will also be a telephone voting option by calling 0800 2100 245. VOTING STARTS ON THE 26 SEPTEMBER. If you think you will use our pool or are just a fan of our cause, we would love your support. * Look at - there is a fund for local Cricket Grounds too!!! Sharon Murphy

Vietnam to Cambodia for the British Heart Foundation In early November, Yetminster resident Simon Cridland will be taking part in a 300 mile cycle ride in support of the British Heart Foundation. He needs to raise at least £3,250 to take part, of which £1,600 will cover a proportion of the travel and accommodation costs. On this challenging long distance bike ride, the cyclists will cover between 50 and 70 miles a day for five days. As November approaches, you will increasingly see Simon out and about along the local lanes in a desperate attempt to get into shape!

The fundraising is equally challenging and you may already have seen Simon and his wife, Valerie, at various fundraising events such as the St Andrew's School Summer Fair and the Yetminster Fair, either selling or raffling items kindly donated by local residents and businesses. They have also held three car boot sales and a cake sale at Dorchester Hospital. To see more details of these events, or to sponsor Simon, you can visit his fundraising page at http://original.justgiving.c om/simoncridland.

Alternatively, he does have a supply of old fashioned sponsorship forms for those who have not yet taken the plunge into the internet age, or who just prefer the traditional method. Simon can be contacted on 873038. Simon Cridland


15 years salon experience, attends regular training courses, and offers flexible hours, including evenings So if you want the salon experience, in the convenience of your own home, call Nikki on: 07515 903 555 Visit for prices

Looking For Quality At An Affordable Price? Then take a look at our extensive range of used cars on our NEW site at Barrows Hill Garage

home installations & maintenance kitchen & tiling specialist Tel/Fax Tel/Fax01935 01935 427694 872085 Mobile 07789 317479

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kitchen fitting - kitchens supplied - kitchen makeovers worktops - appliances - carpentry - wall & floor tiling bathroom fitting - general plumbing - general decorating flooring - storage solutions

Mrs Josephine Jones BA (Hons), Cert Ed, LRAM European Piano Teachers’ Association (UK) Membership Number 0374

Piano, Aural, Theory, Accompaniment Moreys, Melbury Road, Yetminster, Dorset DT9 6LX Tel: 01935 873472 Fax: 01935 873888 Mobile: 0772 - 014 - 014 - 8 E-mail: Currently has vacancies for pupils of all ages and standards



We have over 70 cars in stock!

WEST COUNTRY CARS Barrows Hill Garage, East Chinnock CALL US TODAY: (01935) 863538 Or visit:-




Welcome back… A big welcome back to all who belong to the St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School family. Firstly, I would like to welcome all of our children back. A special welcome to all in Reception, the new starters at St Andrew’s Wriggle Valley Pre-School and the new children who are in classes throughout main school. I hope your start has been happy. There have also been some changes over the summer, to our staff and our building. We welcome Mellina Wall in Chestnut class, Melissa Lane in Holly class and Sam Willis in Ash Class. I am very lucky to have a very dedicated and talented staff that both encourage and challenge the children into developing their potential. During the summer break there has been a

Having fun

Welcome to the children in Acorn class

large project carried out to replace all the windows in school. The old, single glazed units have been replaced with modern, double glazed units which have better heat retention and should result in energy savings, make for a warmer building and improve our leaning environment. Our school, together with our namesake church, St Andrew’s are at the very heart of our community and to this end would like to invite you to join us in the events which are organised by our magnificently supportive PTA.

We are having a Race Night in Leigh Village Hall on Sat 22 October, kindly sponsored by Maxi Cars, (see poster on p54) and our Christmas Fayre at the end of November. You can also get involved in supporting our SOS Sink or Swim project, more on p57. Personally, I am very much looking forward to my second year as Headteacher at St Andrew’s. The first was brilliant and I am sure this will be equally happy and successful. … Check up on this and other stories by looking at our website Paul Miller Headteacher


News from our Churches


ible Sunday falls on 23 October this year, a perfect day to remember with thanks and gratitude the creation of the King James or authorized version of the bible in 1611, 400 years ago. Alan G Thomas in his ‘Great Books and Book Collectors’, remarked that ‘No book has had a greater influence on the English Language’. Many famous people appear to agree with this remark. Winston Churchill called it a ‘masterpiece’. Samuel Coleridge Taylor claimed its study would ‘keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style’. Charlton Heston, the renowned and somewhat grisly American film actor thought it was ‘an enormous force in shaping the development of the English language’. Why Heston, out of many hundreds of film stars? He was reading it while preparing to play Moses in the Hollywood epic ‘The Ten Commandments’. William Shakespeare was certainly influenced by much of its phraseology. What fascinates me at the present time, is how so many of its expressions


rolls, that the solution to their problem was ‘be fruitful and multiply’, (Genesis 1.22), whereupon a lady in the front row retorted that she had had four children , and therefore how many more did I expect her to produce. There are literally hundreds of expressions used in our everyday conversation which can be traced back to the King James Bible. Whilst it was not the first bible to be translated into English, once it was available and read in churches each Sunday , followed by the Book of Common prayer produced in 1662, the ordinary people who sat in the pews or on the rush strewn floor of the nave of the parish church could understand the word of God and programme when the worship him in their own author was trying to impress his readers with the language. It led of course to the fact that the championship demand that every child in is not necessarily won by the land should be taught the swift but by those who can endure the long season. the Four R’s, Reading, (w)Riting, (a)Rithmetic and I once told a packed Religion, hence the creation village hall where the of the Church of England’s inhabitants of the village National Society whose sole had assembled to protest aim was to bring education against the proposal to within reach of every child close their church village in the land. To the school because of falling

have become assimilated into our language of today so that we use them without thinking of their origin. Not many know, and only etymologists care, that ‘a fly in the ointment’ comes from the book of Ecclesiastes,(10.1) whilst ‘there is no new thing under the sun’, (1.9) ‘to everything there is a season’,(3.1) ‘the race is not to the swift’ (9.11) are phrases which crop up in a myriad of articles. Last season, the latter was used in an Arsenal Football Club

everlasting credit of the National Society and our colleagues in the Free Churches this was achieved by the 1860s. 400 years on the King James Bible still influences our written and spoken language. On a visit to London, I overheard two cockneys make the comment in a public house doorway, ‘would you Adam and Eve it’, meaning of course, would you believe it? British military talk has adopted the phrase to describe two poached eggs on toast – Adam and Eve on a raft; whilst scrambled eggs in the army mess are ‘Adam and Eve wrecked’. So on Bible Sunday we thank God for its creation, for the wisdom of King James and his six committees who created it, and we pray that it will continue to be used and studied in the years to come. It is indeed a treasure to be treasured.

From the Registers Baptisms Hemi Rowland Tilly Pearl Jenkins

Hilfield Yetminster

Marriages Catherine Owen and Ben Crabtree Yetminster Laura Shilcroff and Christopher Wicks Leigh Funerals Delphine Mace Betty Dunevein Eric John Foster Roy Davis Dorothy Ford

Yeovil Crematorium Yeovil Crematorium Ryme Intrinseca Yetminster Ryme Intrinseca

Prebendary John Parfitt

All Souls Remembrance Service We warmly invite you to Our All Souls Remembrance Service on 30 October at 10.15am in St Andrew's Church, Yetminster. We will remember those members of our families and friends in our villages who have died in the past year. We hope you will be able to attend. After the service light refreshments will be served in St Andrew's Church Hall at Yetminster.

Sunday 2 October 3.00 - 5.00pm At St Andrew’s Primary School, Yetminster 61


10.15am Holy Communion

6.30pm Evening Prayer

8.30am Holy RYME Communion INTRINSECA (BCP) 10.15am Holy YETMINSTER Communion 3.00pm Messy Church - School Mid-Week Services Monday 3rd, 10th, 24, 31st Tuesday first in month Wednesday first in month Thursday first in month Monday third in month





15th Sunday

2n d

6.00 pm 10.00 am 9.30am 2.30 pm 6.00pm

10.15am Harvest Festival

10.15am Choral Holy Communion

6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

11am Harvest Festival

8.30am Holy Communion 10.15am Holy Communion

8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

8.30am Holy Communion

Last Sunday after Trinity 10.15am Holy Communion 10.15am Holy Communion

23th 30th

10.15am Benefice Memorial for All Saints

All Saints Day

Yetminster Yetminster Yetminster Old Vicarage, Leigh Yetminster

17th Sunday after Trinity

16 th

Compline Mothers and Toddlers Holy Communion Holy Communion Healing Service

6.30pm Evensong (BCP)

4.00pm Francistide

16th Sunday 10.15am Holy Communion

9 th

Wriggle Valley Benefice Services for October 2011

The Benefice Church Services for October

Information about your Church Wriggle Valley Benefice

The Friary, Hilfield

Priest in Charge: Rev’d Simon Brignall The Rectory, Church St, Yetminster tel: 07718 627674 or 01935 872 237 email:


Office: St Andrew’s Hall, Church Street, Yetminster Tel: 01935 872600 (24 hr message service) email: Note: Simon’s usual day off is Friday Licensed Lay Minister: John Strover 01935 872437

8.30am Sung Eucharist 5.15pm Sung Evening Prayer (Mondays Closed – Brother’s Free Day)

Weekdays: 12 noon Midday Prayer followed by Eucharist 5.15pm Evening Prayer These are sung on Saint’s Days

Roman Catholic Services Roman Catholic Church The Sacred Heart & St. Aldhelm, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3EL tel: (01935) 812021 Parish Priest: Monsignor Canon Robert Draper V.G. e-mail: website:

Yetminster Methodist Church Chapel Lane, Yetminster DT9 6LJ Minister: Rev'd Sooncheol Choi 73 Granville Way, Sherborne, DT9 4AT Telephone: 01935 815666 email: Worship co-ordinator: Mrs Marilyn Harris (01935 864232) Treasurer: Mr Cliff Harris, Broad View, Forge Lane, East Chinnock, Yeovil, BA22 9EG. Secretary: Mrs Barbara Driver (01935 873690)

Mass times: 6pm Saturday 10.30am Sunday Holy Days 10am and 6.30pm Wednesday 10am Friday 10am For other services and information, please see the noticeboard, newsletter or website.

Services commence at 10.30am and are followed by refreshments.

Services & Preachers for: OCTOBER 9 10.30am 23 10.30am 30 10.30am

Morning Worship Mr Dennis Tackley Holy Communion Rev'd Sooncheol Choi Morning Worship Mrs Jane Bullock

NOVEMBER 13 10.30am

Remembrance Sunday at Parish Church 27 10.30am Morning Worship Mr Richard Sinden


Leigh Weather Watch for far longer (2003) in the case of August.

July - August 2011 “The way to ensure summer in England is to have it framed and glazed in a comfortable room. ” Horace Walpole

The author was right. As so often happens, an unusually fine spring was followed by a damp and dull summer. Rainfall Unlike earlier months, rainfall in July and August was close to normal. July was 1% up, at 45mm (1.8”) but, while August was much wetter, with 74mm (2.9”), this was still only 2% more than we usually enjoy (or suffer) in ‘high summer’. The wettest days were July 6, with 16mm, (0.6in.) and the same again on August 18. Temperatures Average temperatures were 6% below normal in July, and 10% down in August. Without entering the debate about global warming, Leigh can complain that maximum temperatures in July have not reached 30C (86F) since 2009, and

Sunshine July and August were both dull months, with measurable sunshine for only 23% of the daylight hours. Total ‘sun hours’ were 19% below average in July and 26% down in August. The sunniest day in July was the 3rd, with 12.5 hours of sunshine; the best August could do was 8.6 hours on the 10th. Daily averages were only 3.7 hours in July and 3.2 hours in August. Pressure and wind speeds The barometric pressures in July and August were close to normal and lacked the ‘abnormal events’ that can excite the weather men. July was very calm, with wind speeds 23% lower than usual, but August was 36% calmer, with a peak wind speed of only 18mph. Philip Bryan

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Planning Applications - September 2011 BATCOMBE 1/D/11/000613




CHETNOLE 1/D/11/000982

14/07/2011 2 GRANGE COTTAGES, BATCOMBE LANE - Two storey side extension (Full) - Approved.

HILFIELD 1/D/09/000702

REDFORD FARM, MELBURY BUBB - Make internal & alterations to outbuilding (Listed Building Consent) - Refused. REDFORD FARM, MELBURY BUBB Convert outbuilding to self-contained unit of accommodation ancillary to the use of Redford Farm (Full) - Refused.


KNAPP FARM, LOAD LANE - Erect agricultural worker's dwelling to replace mobile home (ADDITIONAL INFORMATION) (Full). No Decision.









ILES FARM, SHERBORNE ROAD Demolish workshop & garage. Re-roof barn (Listed Building Consent). No Decision. ILES FARM, SHERBORNE ROAD Demolish workshop & garage. Re-roof barn (Full). No Decision. PARDSHAW, CHETNOLE ROAD - Single storey extension. Make alterations (Full). Approved. CHURCH FARM, CHETNOLE ROAD - Solar PV panels (Full). Refused.


YETMINSTER 1/D/11/001384


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CROSS FARM, CHURCH STREET Alterations to barns (Listed Building Consent). No Decision.
















CROSS FARM, CHURCH STREET Renovate barns for stabling, tack room & fodder/implement storage (Full). No Decision. CROSS FARM, CHURCH STREET - Convert & extend barns. Erect garage (Listed Building Consent). No Decision. CROSS FARM, CHURCH STREET - Convert & extend barns to form dwelling & erect garage (Full). No Decision. 28 ST OSMUND CLOSE - Single storey extensions (Full). No Decision. 6 SUSSEX FARM WAY - Two storey extension (Full). No Decision. MEADOWSIDE, COLES LANE Retain workshop (Full). Approved. 17 SHEARSTONES - Rear extension (Full). Approved.

The next Development Control Committee meeting will take place on 13 Oct 2011, 14.15 at Stratton House, 58/60 High West Street, Dorchester. A full register of all past and present planning applications can be found at: applications.

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‌gone gardening‌ Autumnal tidy up ctober – Summer has given way to autumn and the flowering borders are starting to look tired. The trees are sporting some very fine autumnal colour, reds, gold and orange and in between cutting and splitting logs for the wood store to warm the hearth, this is the time of year that we can still be extremely busy in the garden tidying up. The lawn needs its last cut and your turf needs aerating. In the borders the last of the woody herbaceous needs cutting back and any rose leaves with black spot need rounding up and burning. It is also time to choose some flowering bulbs for the borders in springtime. If you are short of space then you might have winter pots and baskets to plant up instead. There is a whole host of plants with wonderful evergreen colour that you can use down at the local garden centres as well as a fantastic array of flowering spring bulbs, daffodils, aconites, crocus, anenomes, and tulips to name a few. Now is the time of year to plant your bulbs to ensure that you have bright cheerful borders in the spring when there is very little in flower. Wall flower plants can be planted now for spring colour. As well as colour in the garden you should think about structure. Did the garden serve your needs this year? Perhaps it needs some re-thinking. Maybe it needs to be re-designed or re-organised. This is a good time to think and perhaps get the grunt of it done, so that in the springtime you can start with a fresh new look.

The vegetable garden needs to be cleared of all debris and dying foliage so that the birds can feast on the bugs and snails left behind. Root vegetables like parsnips benefit from cold frosts, it improves their flavour so leave these in the ground and use them when you want them. Garlic and shallots can be planted out as well as broad beans for harvest next year. Transplant spring cabbages and leeks to their final positions. Empty out the tired tomato pots and hoist the pickling pot onto the stove. Whatever remnants you have left from the garden have a go at making some chutney. The sweet smell of apples, tomatoes, mustard and ginger bubbling on the stove will fill you with a sense of pride and achievement and a glorious accompaniment for hams and pork. All your own produce gathered in and nothing wasted. When the first frosts arrive and the wind whistles up then you know that winter is really on its way. Susan Dodge The Company of Landscapers


Club NewsChetnole Cricket Club structure of the plant – chop everything Marcel Floyd, owner of off to around 4 inches above the soil. Have no fear – the plant will recover. Of Floyds Climbers & course a greater depth of knowledge is Clematis in Wiltshire, needed to maximise the potential beauty drove all the way from of the plant; for example each of the Chippenham to three types requires slightly different Chetnole Village Hall pruning routines – if indeed any is on Monday 5 September to address 50 needed at all. Also a yearly feed helps. Certain very unusual varieties do need or so members of the special knowledge and care but in Chetnole & Leigh Garden general – don’t be afraid of them. club on the subject of his passion – clematis (naturally!). And They’re tough are clematis! Details of Marcel’s products and indeed passionate he is over these company are on wonderful flowering shrubs which decorate so many of our gardens and The next meeting is our AGM on 3 about which some of us feel hesitant, October at Chetnole Village Hall. Wine ignorant or unsure of exactly how to and nibbles will be served and there will manage them to best effect. His lecture be a plant swap. This meeting is for and slide show were delivered with members of the Garden Club only; sorry – humour, earthiness and just the right amount of detail and the serried ranks of no guests. healthy looking products flanking him Tom Withycombe bore witness to his knowledge and skill. The barrage of questions during and after Marcel’s presentation provided ample proof of the great interest his subject had stirred up in his audience. The clematis (at least most of them) turn out not to be wilting wimps but rather real tough guys which will perform We still have beautifully, provided certain simple rules spaces available at are obeyed. Plant out at least three the Art Classes on Tuesdays in inches deeper than the plant root ball when extracted from its pot, keep the Chetnole Village Hall. Anyone roots in moist, well drained and shady interested should contact soil and let the tops grow into and Rosemary on 872256 towards the sunshine. If the dreaded wilt attacks or you are unhappy with the

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Yetminster Irish Dancers. After the rigours of Yetminster Fair, the wet magnificence of Sherborne Castle Fair, the fundraising Community Concert in Yeovil, and the relaxing autumn break, the dancers are working hard for the new season. First, a brand new festival in Westbury, Wilts. We should be flattered that someone appreciates the charm, pleasure, efficiency, and reliability of the performance that our young dancers regularly produce. Ideal for launching a new venture! Next they practice hard for the in class competitions in November, the only time we look inwardly to enhance their dancing skills.  Although challenged they support

and cheer their rivals successes in an old fashioned way that seems at odds with sporting life today. Then it’s hard rehearsal for the March concert in the Octagon…, but there will be news of that later….                               Bob Common

Hermitage & Hilfield W.I. On 6 September, Brian Bates came to Hermitage and Hilfield W.I. to give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Just another name on the list’ – the stories behind the names on Dorchester’s Great War memorials. He had obviously researched in depth and is shortly to publish a book on the subject. 72

He began the talk with a history of Dorchester during this period and a slide show of the war memorials, including one in the Post Office, designed by Thomas Hardy. He then went on to pick out individual names, including only one woman, a nurse called Constance Hodges, and tell us a little about their background. We had a number of visitors from other W.Is

and from Hermitage, who all seemed to enjoy the evening, in spite of the sombre topic. The next meeting will be in the Village Hall on 4 October at 7.30pm, when there will be a demonstration of paint decoration on cakes. New members will be warmly welcomed. Christine Dickerson


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Wriggle Valley Benefice Mothers’ Union In July we held a short Wave of Prayer service in Hermitage Church and then in August again at Hermitage we had a Worldwide Day of Prayer service led by Prebendary John Parfitt followed by a shared picnic lunch and a walk around Hermitage – a lovely get together. At the beginning of September Rosie Guy and Teresa Bramley came to speak to the group on the work of the Street Pastors in Yeovil. It was fascinating to hear about their extensive training and Rosie listed all the things they take out on the streets with them in a rucksack eg. torches, flipflops, notebooks, blankets, water, disposable gloves, dustpan and brush, mobile phone and lollies!! A group of 4-5 patrol every Friday and Saturday evenings in Yeovil starting at 10pm and finishing about 3am. There are

Wriggle Valley Women’s Group We are now well into our new programme for 2011/12. Our next meeting will be at Gable Court, Yetminster at 7.30pm on Tuesday October 18 when our speaker is SARAH BAILEY talking about “Goldwork and Embroidery” New Programmes are now in local shops and on notice boards. New members are always welcome or if you want to know more about the group contact Ann Flew 873660 or Pat Smith 872553

approximately 50 of them (so they usually work one session per month) trained to be either patrolling the streets or very importantly being Prayer partners who stay at the base and pray as requested for the various situations that occur during the evening. The Street Pastors work very closely with the local police and since they started in 2009 there has been a remarkable drop in incidents in the centre of Yeovil at weekends. They wear a distinctive uniform and cap which the CCTV cameras can pick out if an incident occurs. Amongst all the bad news we hear, it was so good to hear of something positive. In October we are holding our Jumble Sale on the 1st at Leigh Village Hall when we hope to raise money for our Overseas charity. If you would like to join our Branch please do contact Margaret Shipman 872440. Anne Reason

Wriggle Valley Players

Red Riding Hood Rehearsals are going well, but we still need more chorus/ villagers/fairies and help behind the scenes on the production side so come along to rehearsals at 7.30pm on Wednesdays at Leigh Village. The Panto will be released to the public ion 13/14 January, 2011 so look out for further details. Look forward to seeing you. BNC 75

Yetminster and Ryme Garden, Art and Craft Society highlight for me was acting as steward to the judging of the cakes and preserves. I have an incurable sweet tooth and I couldn’t resist a tiny morsel of each. I would have happily given first prize to them all! This year we had a bumper show with classes for crafts, painting and photography, and visitor numbers were well up on last year. The cream teas were as popular as ever and, with extra space given over to the Oscar and Reuben who are six and three, tea area, the afternoon drifted into winning first and third prizes for their cup cakes rather a sociable occasion! We would The heavy rain and high winds just like to thank everyone who entered before our Summer Show on 20 August the show as well as all our helpers who ensured everything ran smoothly. Our did nothing to deter the keen congratulations go to all the prize gardeners amongst us. The quantity and quality of entries were impressive winners who are listed below: despite difficult conditions. The Yetminster Cup Most points in all adult classes: Colin King Junior Challenge Cup Most points in all children's classes: Kim Barfoot Walford Cup Best entry in all children's classes: Kim Barfoot Morgan Challenge Cup Most points in fruit and vegetables: Colin King Stone Challenge Cup Best entry: Sue Eadon Tye Cup Most points in Flowers: Brian Rowsell, Colin King, Michael Windridge 76

Faulkner Challenge Cup Best entry in Flowers: Colin King Kimber Cup Most points in Floral Art: Sue Price Asselbergh Rose Bowl Best entry in Floral Art: Sue Price Denise Cup Best entry in Floral Art (child): Kim Barfoot Cookery Cup Most points Cookery, Jams, Preserves: Margaret Greenwood Eric Parkes Cup Best entry (adult) Cookery, Jams, Preserves: Pam Hall

Novice Trophy Best entry (child) Cookery, Jams, Preserves: Kim Barfoot Howlett Cup Most points in Needlework: Sue Drewett Lingeman Cup Best entry in Needlework: Sue Drewett Bright Trophy Most points in other craftwork: Sue Drewett Cecile Grant Craft Cup Best entry in other craftwork: Anne Gillard Nedham Children’s Cup Best entry in Crafts: Craig Barfoot Leadbetter Challenge Cup Most points in Painting & Drawing: Jenny Barnett, Ollie Pearson, Sue Price, Di Grattan-Cooper. Russell Cup Best entry in Painting & Drawing (adult): Sue Price The autumn season kicked off on 13 September with a talk by Ray Foster on Westonbirt Arboretum, which the Society will visit in October. Autumn is the highlight of the year with the glorious colours of spindles, chestnuts, birches and Japanese maples. Westonbirt covers 600 acres and has seventeen miles of footpaths, so an energetic day is in store!

Small Leadbetter Cup Best entry in Painting & Drawing (child): Oscar Crocker Clarkson Cup Most points in Photography: Nick Foster

Frances Moule presenting cups to Susan Drewett for success in craft work.

Morony Trophy Best entry in Photography (adult): Michael Windridge Tye Cup 1959 Best entry in Photography (child): Lizzie Barber

For those society club members who did not attend the meeting in September, I have vouchers from Sherborne Castle Gardens offering a 25% discount on Spring flowering bulbs and over wintering onion sets, while stocks last. Any members who would like one of these vouchers can come and collect one from me, tel: 873850. Pandy Brown


District Councillor for the Cam Vale Ward

District Councillor for the Halstock Ward

District Councillor for the Yetminster Ward

the parishes of Folke, Alweston, Holnest Holwell, Leigh, Leweston, Lillington, Longburton, and North Wootton:

Batcombe, Corscombe, East Chelborough, Evershot, Halstock, Hermitage, Hilfield, Melbury Bubb, Melbury Osmund, Melbury Sampford, and West Chelborough:

Chetnole, Ryme Intrinseca, Stockwood and Yetminster:

Cllr Richard Jungius The Members' Room, West Dorset District Council, 58/60 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ. Email: richardjungius

Cllr Tony Frost, Homeleigh, Corscombe, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0NX. Tel: 01935 891321

Cllr Margaret Lawrence, Trill Farm, Thornford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6HF Tel: 01935 872780


The Wriggle Valley Magazine Chairman: Graham Plaice 01935 872044 Editor, Production and Design: Bella Neate-Clegg Secretary: Judith Palmer Treasurer: Rob Barfoot, 01935 873306 Advertisements Co-ordinator: Trish Hart, 01935 873918 Distribution: Stan Darley Villages Co-ordinator & Diary: Gordon Ratcliffe, 01935 872996 email: The Wriggle Valley Magazine, Yetminster Post Office, 2 Sunnyside, High Street, Yetminster, Sherborne DT9 6LF e-mail:

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