Jul/Aug - Piddle Valley Website

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Jul/Aug - Piddle Valley Website
Piddle Valley News & Views
July / August 2014
Clockwise from above
Alton Pancras fete: the
Fellowes skittling + inspecting the stalls; Dr
Sally Dangerfield + Katie
Hensman; ‘Puffin’
competing; Roland Dangerfield © Dr Sally
Dangerfield
Piddlehinton Open
Gardens: the Activity
Table; hawk moths; visitors at ease; Sue Dean
visiting; a scarecros
© Rosemary Agg
July 11
Gwilym Simcock
& Friends
August 22
Live Junction
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September 12-13
Hermes Quartet
& Adrian Brendel
September 13
3pm, £10 – workshop
with Alfred Brendel
6.45pm, free – talk with
Sandy Burnett
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The Bridge Educational Trust
Dates for your diary ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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The Trustees give priority to cases involving hardship or difficult family
circumstances and where, without some assistance, the desired education, course or
activity would not be possible. Special consideration is given to older people who may
wish to start training for a particular career or other purpose after normal
education has been interrupted.
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During the past year grants made by the Trust have included those to help
university students with accommodation costs and equipment; to provide support
for children with specific learning difficulties; and to provide training for adults
hoping to change career.
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The Bridge Educational Trust (Registered Charity No 1068720) was
established in 1990 in memory of John Bridge, the last of the family
which founded the Piddle Valley School in the middle of the 19th century.
The objectives of the Trust are educational, and grants are given primarily to those
wishing to study at a school, college, or other educational establishment.
Applications are particularly welcomed from residents of the Piddle Valley and its
immediate neighbourhood. Normally applicants should be nearing the end of their
school careers or have left school, though younger children with special educational
needs may be considered.
At the Trustees’ discretion, expeditions or travel groups for young people which are
organised for scientific or cultural purposes may be eligible,
provided they contain an educational element.
Meetings of Trustees to consider applications are held in March, July and November.
Those wishing to apply should obtain an application form by writing to
The Administrator c/o Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide, DT2 7QL or by
emailing [email protected] Applications by post or email should
be received not later than the 15th of the month before the meeting at which they
are to be considered.
Further details of the Trust can be found at www.bridgeeducationaltrust.org.uk
but if you feel that you would like to discuss a possible application with one of the
local Trustees, please contact one of the following:
Rev Tony Monds (348211), Rex Goddard (348363), Sue Nicholas (348436),
Hannah Murphy (348564), Richard Drewe (348253), Nick Harland (348272)
August
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Summer Concert
All Saints Church,
Piddletrenthide
7.30 pm
Plush Clay ShootPlush Cricket ground
Cerne Sheep Group
SW Deer Rescue Centre, 10 am – 4 pm
visit
Wayford, nr Crewkerne
TA18 8QN
Mobile Library
AP, P’thide, P’ton
various
Cricket Tournament
Plush Cricket Ground
Coffee Morning P’thide Mem Hall
10.30 – 12
Concert Gwylim Simcock St Johns, Plush
7.30 pm
Concerts: Guitar Recital St Johns, Plush
6 pm
Goldberg Variations
St Johns, Plush
7.30 pm
P’hinton Church Fete
The Old Rectory
2 – 5 pm
Barbeque + live music The Old Rectory
7 pm
Mobile Library
AP, P’thide, P’ton
various
Lunch Club
P’thide Mem Hall
From 12 noon
Summer Buffet
Benefice Lammas
Rawlsbury Camp,
11 am
celebration
nr Bulbarrow
Gardens Club
Poppybank, P’hinton
From 12 noon
Summer Social Lunch
Parish Council Meeting P’thide Mem Hall
7.30 pm
Mobile Library
Coffee Morning
The Prairie Dogs
Gardens Club
Summer Show
Songs of Praise
Mobile Library
Coffee + Cake morning
Concert: Live Junction
Concert: Till Felner
AP, P’thide, P’ton
P’thide Mem Hall
Buckland Newton
Village Hall
Piddle Valley 1st School
various
10.30 – 12 noon
8 pm
St Pancras, AP
AP, P’thide, P’ton
St Pancras Church, AP
St Johns, Plush
St Johns, Plush
6 pm
various
10.30 – 12 noon
7.30 pm
7.30 pm
Richard Drewe, Chairman
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PIDDLETRENTHIDE
POST OFFICE AND STORES
THE VILLAGE SHOP
We supply speciality breads from Evershot Bakeries
(such as Cottage Loaves, French Sticks, large wholemeal cobbers)
We receive fresh fruit and vegetable deliveries daily
We stock in-season fruit and vegetables
Our prices are very competitive
Our free range chicken is supplied by Creedy Carver
Balls the Butchers are happy to cut meat to individual customer’s requirements
We have a range of boxed biscuits, sweets and chocolates, greeting cards,
wrapping paper and much more - so why not come in and give us a try
Shop Opening
Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 7 pm, Saturday 8.30 am – 1 pm
25th August Bank Holiday Monday 8.30 am - 12 noon
26 29 August 8.30 am - 6 pm
THE POST OFFICE COUNTER
Post Office Services - Stamps, Parcels, Postal Orders,
Gift Cards, Euros and other Currencies to order, PO Card Account and
Pension and Benefits, PO Savings Accounts, ISA’s, Telephone and Broadband,
Car, Travel, House, Pet Insurances, Moneygrams,
Mortgages, Top Ups, Electric Key, Bill Payments eg electric, telephone,
water rates, Council Tax, Income Tax.
Post Office Opening Hours
Monday 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5.30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8.30 am – 1 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 noon
We would like to thank our customers for their continued support
Telephone no 01300 348330
Caroline and Carol
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From the editor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The arrival of summer is always a pleasure with sunshine, warmth and smiles much in
evidence. Cows and sheep are grazing on the Valley fields, crops are gaining in height,
tractors are working all day (sometimes late into the evening) and cyclists and runners
are very active on the roads. Despite the dry days, our lawns are growing apace so
mowers are busy and there is, as ever, much to do in the garden. It is very sad to see
The Piddle Inn deserted and closed and we hope that there will be a happy and vibrant
business outcome for this important Valley landmark.
We are in the middle of the fete, show and event season and while Alton Pancras
enjoyed a damp but very successful and enjoyable day complete with celebrity openers,
Piddlehinton Open Gardens was another tremendous success and there is more to
come with Piddletrenthide and Piddlehinton fetes, the Gardens Club Summer Show
and Plush Festival continues through to September with a varied programe of classical,
jazz and contemporary music.
This issue marks the centenary of The Great War. Local historian Bin Roy has researched
those from the Valley who served and in subsequent issues we will be including details
of those men who didn’t come home.
A warm welcome to Julie Bennett who has joined the team as Assistant Editor and my
thanks for her suggestions to introduce a Contents page and condense the advertising
mainly to the beginning and end of the magazine. As ever though, PVNV relies on the
community to contribute content, photographs (there are too many to include in this
issue) and advertisements as well as feedback.
Dot Browning
Editorial team ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Editor
Dot Browning T 01300 348280 } E [email protected]
Assistant Editor Julie Bennett
T 07740 083657 | [email protected]
Webmaster
Andy Howard T 01300 348406 | [email protected]
Treasurer
Susan Chance T 01300 348311 | E [email protected]
Distribution
Ann Jordan
T 01300 348015
Advertising
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Proof reading Gill Bingham
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Copy deadline Sept / Oct issue – adverts 10 August; posters + content 15th August
Future deadlines 10th + 15th August, October, December, February, April, June
By post / hand PVNV Postbag, PO & Village Stores, Piddletrenthide, DT2 7QF
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News from the Vicarage ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
REMINDER ………REMINDER…….REMINDER!
SUMMER CONCERT
at
All Saints Church, Piddletrenthide
5TH JULY at 7.30 PM
Get your tickets NOW
if you have not already done so !
Starring all local performers
JOHN HUDSON AND FRIENDS Camilla Foster-Mitchell, Jon Chambers
Simon Grainger, Magdalena Atkinson
Accompanist
Elizabeth Sweetnam
and
Children from the Piddle Valley First School
TICKETS £10 ADULT (to include canapés)
£6 children
Available from Piddletrenthide Shop
or ring 01300 348851
Wine and soft drinks available to purchase
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A Fond Farewell
They say that all good things must come to an end and one very good thing came to
an end on the 30th June: the ministry of the Revd Helier Exon as Associate Priest in
the benefice of the Piddle Valley, Hilton, Cheselbourne and Melcombe Horsey.
Helier began his ministry among us some 30 years ago when he began training to
become a Lay Reader (what is now know as a Licensed Lay Minister) when Stanley
Royle was Rector of the benefice that then included the Three Churches. As the years
went by, Helier felt God was making a different call on his life. That vocation was
affirmed by the Church and, in 2000, he was ordained priest in Milton Abbey, in what
was probably the first ordination to have taken place there since the Reformation. Two
years later in 2002, the current benefice came into being as the Three Churches were
joined with the Piddle Valley. Since then, Helier has been a popular figure on both
‘sides’ of the benefice and a regular traveller along Drakes Lane, the road that links
the Three Churches with the Piddle Valley. During the vacancy in 2006, Helier played
a key role in maintaining the worship, pastoral care and life of the comparatively new
benefice as well as helping to co-ordinate the process for the recruitment of a new
incumbent.
In accordance with diocesan policy, all priests have to resign their licence on reaching
the age of 70. Although Helier has not actually yet achieved that landmark, he will do
so in the coming months and felt that the anniversary of his ordination at Petertide in
2000 would be a suitable time to resign his licence. He will, however, be accepting
what is know as Permission to Officiate (PtO) which is a concessionary licence issued
by the Bishop, usually to retired priests to allow them to continue to perform the duties
of their calling within the diocese. So our loss as a benefice will be very much the gain
of local benefices around us where Helier will be able to lead worship and to preach.
The resigning of his licence is not really so much a retirement as a slight change of
direction. But diocesan policy requires a clean break of at least twelve months between
the end of a ministry under licence in this benefice and any further ministry with us
under a PtO.
Many of us will have good reason to be very grateful to Helier for his work among us
as a leader of worship, preacher, pastor, counsellor, spiritual director, listening ear,
teacher and administrator, let alone as a good friend. No doubt we shall continue to
see him around since he and Judy will still be living in Hilton. Our warmest best wishes
and prayers go with him for every blessing on his new ministry.
Rev Tony Monds
The Vicarage, Piddletrenthide
T 01300 348211 E [email protected]
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SERVI CES and
READI NGS
THE BENEFI CE of THE PI DDLE VALLEY, HI LTON,
CHESELBOURNE and MELCOMBE HORSEY
Pi ddl e Val l ey
6t h July
Tr i ni t3y( Pr oper 9)
Gr een
Ps 45. 11-end
Zech 9. 9-12
Rom 7. 15-25a
Mat t 11. 16-19, 25-30
13t h Jul
9. 30am Fami l y Euchar i st
Hi l t on
9. 30am Fami l y Ser vi ce
Pi ddl ehi nt on
11. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
Mel c ombe Hor s ey
11. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
Pi ddl et r ent hi de
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Ches el bour ne
9. 30am Fami l y Euchar i st
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Hi l t on
Ps 65
I sa 55
. 10-13
Rom 8. 1-11
Mat t 13.-9,
1 18
-23
20t h July
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Pi ddl ehi nt on
11.00am Par i sh Communi on
Mel c ombe Hor s ey
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
9. 30am Fami l y Euchar i st
Ches el bour ne
Tr i ni t5y( Pr oper 11) Pi ddl et r ent hi de
Gr een
Ps 86. 11
-end
I sa 44.-86
Rom 8.12-25
Mat t 13. -30,
24 36
-43
27t h July
11. 00am Par i sh Communi on 11. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
Pi ddl ehi nt on
Hi l t on
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Al t on Panc r as
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Tr i ni t y( Pr
6 oper 12) Pi ddl ehi nt on
Gr een
11. 00amBenef i ceLammas
cel ebr at i on
Rawl s bur y Camp
fol l owed by a br i ng y our own
pi c ni c
BBQ wi l l be on s i t ek t upon
o c oo
Ps 119. 129
-136
I Kgs 3.
-12
5
Rom 8. 26-end
Mat t 13. -33,
31 44
-52
Weekdays
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Ches el bour ne
8. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
( CW)
8. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
( CCP)
1st, r3d and 5t h Tues days at
Ever y Wednes day at Hi l t on.
Pi ddl et r ent hi de,
2nd and 4t h Tues days at Al t on
Panc r as.
9. 30am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
( BCP)
1st, r3d and 5t h Thur s days at
Pi ddl ehi nt on.
9. 30am Sai d Euchar(i CW
st )
2nd and 4t h Thur sdays at
Pi ddl ehi nt on.
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c se t ak en f r om t he t i mel ess pr Book
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The Fami l y Euc har i st s ( bas ed on Common Wor s hi p Or deri l One)
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THE BENEFI CE of THE PI DDLE VALLEY, HI LTON,
CHESELBOURNE and MELCOMBE HORSEY
Pi ddl e Val l ey
Thr ee Chur ches
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Al t on Panc r as
Tr i ni t4y( Pr oper 10) Al t on Pancr as
Gr een
SERVI CES and
READI NGS
3r d August
Tr i ni t y( Pr
7 oper 13)
Gr een
Ps 145. 14
-end
I s 55.-51
Rom 9. 1-5
Mat t 14. -21
13
10t h August
Tr i ni t y( Pr
8 oper 14)
Gr een
Ps 85. -end
8
1 Kgs 19.-18
9
Rom 10. 5-15
Mat t 14. -33
22
17t h August
Tr i ni t y( Pr
9 oper 15)
Gr een
Ps 67
I s 56. 1,-8 6
Rom 11. 1-2a, 29
-32
Mat t 15. [-20]
10 21
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24t h August
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12
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8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Al t on Panc r as
9. 30am Fami l y Euchar i st
Hi l t on
9. 30am Fami l y Ser vi ce
Pi ddl ehi nt on
11. 00amMor ni ng Pr ayer
Mel c ombe Hor s ey
11. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
Pi ddl et r ent hi de
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Ches el bour ne
9. 30am Fami l y Euchar and
i st
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Hol y Bapt i sm ( Al i ci a Read) Hi l t on
Pi ddl et r ent hi de
11. 00amPar i sh Communi on
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Mel c ombe Hor s ey
Pi ddl ehi nt on
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Pi ddl et r ent hi de
9. 30am Fami l Euchar
y
i st
Ches el bour ne
11. 00am Par i sh Communi on 11. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
Pi ddl ehi nt on
Hi l t on
6. 00pmSongs of Pr ai se
Al t on Panc r as
9. 30am Fami l y Euchar i st
Al t on Panc r as
8. 30am Hol y Communi on
Ches el bo
u r ne
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Pi ddl ehi nt on
6. 00pm Eveni ng Pr ayer
Hi l t on
( use as OT r eadi ng)
Luk e 22. 24
-30
31st August
Tr i ni t y (11
Pr oper 17)
Gr een
11. 00amBenef i ceFami l y Euchar i st
Lys c ombe c hapel
Ps 26. -8
1
J er 15. -21
15
Rom 12. 9-end
Mat t 16. -end
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Weekdays
8. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
( CW)
8. 00am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
( CCP)
1st, r3d and 5t h Tues days at
Ever y Wednes day at Hi l t on.
Piddl et r ent hi de,
2nd and 4t h Tues days at Al t on
Panc r as.
9. 30am Mor ni ng Pr ayer
( BCP)
1st, r3d and 5t h Thur s days at
Pi ddl ehi nt on.
9. 30am Sai d Euchar(i CW
st )
2nd and 4t h Thur s days at
Pi ddl ehi nt on.
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From the Registers
Holy Baptism
Lily Mahoney Langlands was baptised at All Saints’, Piddletrenthide on
Easter Day, the 20th April 2014.
Funeral Service
126 years in Dorchester,
Weymouth & throughout Dorsert
Lucas James Drake and Maisie Jane Howorth were baptised at St Andrew’s,
Melcombe Horsey on the 27th April 2014.
24 Hour Service
Maxim Dylan Hillier was baptised at St Andrew’s, Melcombe Horsey on the
4th May 2014.
• Chapel of rest
• Pre paid funeral plans
Joseph Antonio Blake Altuzarra was baptised at St Martin’s, Cheselbourne
on the 25th May 2014.
Tel: 01305 250425
11a Icen Way,
Dorchester
DT1 1EW
Harry James Westmacott Green and Katie Elizabeth Rachel Owers were
baptised at St Andrew’s, Melcombe Horsey on the 25th May 2014.
Holy Matrimony
Nicholas Edward Hill and Rebecca Claire Hill were married at All Saints’,
Piddletrenthide on the 3rd May 2014.
Funerals
The funeral of Margaret Grace Stickland of Melcombe Horsey took place on
the 15th May 2014 at St Andrew’s, Melcombe Horsey followed by burial.
Valley Rogation Sunday in Alton Pancras
Alton Pancras hosted the Valley Rogation Sunday on the 25th May in glorious sunshine.
We blessed farms, animals, gardens, homesteads and the countryside around us and
as well as the able bodied on foot, for the less mobile of our parish, we had the benefit
of a 4 x 4, proving that our countryside is accessible so anything is possible !
We hope that you will help swell the numbers for Piddlehinton who host Valley Rogation Sunday next year.
Dr Sally Dangerfield
Disclaimer
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of advertisements
and copy in this magazine, we cannot accept responsibility for any information given or claims made by our advertisers or contributors.
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News, comings & goings in the valley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alton Pancras
AP Holcombe Mead is delighted to have captured the many talents of Brian and
Sue Beckenham, along with Kip, even if No 2 is only for a short stay while they seek
their ideal retirement home ! By the way, there is no U in front of their pet’s name !
AP At No 3 we welcome gamekeeper Josh and Rosie; this poses an interesting
problem, how do the former occupants’ homing pigeons know they have moved house ?
AP
A reluctant farewell to and from Pat Tomlin of Hillview bungalow who has
finally succumbed to the travelling to and from her Poole hospital post.
AP
While Devon cancelled the last day of its County
Show due to weather, AP bravely went ahead with its fete,
rewarded with a surprisingly large attendance in the former
vicarage/rectory, the home of the Dangerfields. Fresh from
Downton Abbey, Lord and Lady Kitchener-Fellowes, alluded
to the British attitude to the weather in their official opening
speech and it was pleasing to see visitors struggling with
some sizeable bargains and some very proud dog-owners
leaving with first-time awards.
AP
The Coffee-and-Cake morning in St Pancras Church from 10.30 am -12 noon
Saturday 23rd August gives visitors/residents a chance to snap-up some of the books
that residents have recently been reading and view the historic pictures of the village
as it once was.
AP A northern trio of Ray, Barry and Colin have been tidying the area around the
pond and waterfall, hoping it would again become a village feature, so were delighted
when Rev Tony Monds and his followers included the site in the village Rogation service.
AP “Thank-you for keeping this church and churchyard looking so cared for” is a
typical comment in the visitors book, recently from Susan Brock nee Chalke, “26 years
since Mum (Faith Chalke) died, 20 years since my brother Dave (of Barcombe Farm
Cottages) and not forgetting Dad Gilbert (1987)”, while Ursula Pomeroy of the Dorset
Historic Churches Trust wrote “beautiful Easter flowers”.
AP The 1891 census may be the only time when AP’s ‘roads’ were actually named.
The main street was recorded as Buckland Road, the lane containing the Old Post Office
was Plush Road, and those who attended the village Fete travelled up the 1891 Cerne
Road to the former vicarage.
photo © Dr Sally Dangerfield
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[email protected]
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ACTIVITIES AT
PIDDLEHINTON GYM
ENTERPRISE PARK, PIDDLEHINTON
New members always welcome
Monday Evening Badminton from 8pm
Contact Alan and Chris Wiseman on 01258 817512
Tuesday Afternoon Badminton 2pm – 4pm
Contact Hilary French on 01305 848501
Tuesday Evening Badminton from 8pm
Contact Pauline Adams on 01300 345459
Alton Pancras Annual Village Fete
Downton came to Alton Pancras this year with the arrival of Oscar winner
Julian Fellowes and his wife Emma Kitchener Fellowes to open the fete on a very dank
May bank holiday weekend. There was lots to do and see from Krazy K9 Dog Agility
- a fabulous addition to our well attended annual dog show - and watching Puffin
“doing the slalom”. There was skittles for all including the Fellowes, and a Wang a
Welly Mens Championship - won by Roland Dangerfield with a wang of 30m ! The
fete raised over £800 pounds for its chosen charity. Sally Dangerfield (who organised
the Fete with Jane Ridgway) presented a cheque to Katie Hensman from Mosaic Dorset’s own Child Bereavement Charity.
Dr Sally Dangerfield
Songs of Praise in St Pancras Churchyard, 6 pm Sunday 17th August
If wet, to be held in the church; please bring a chair; followed by refreshments
Sally Dangerfield
Indoor Bowls Monday mornings
Contact Gordon Fermer on 01300 348902
Dorchester Drama
Contact Ann Ottaway on 01305 772187
Frome Valley Archery Club
Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings
Contact John Holt on 07970 459169
Crossways Archery Club Sunday afternoons
Contact Sheila Ryall 01258 837504
Zumba classes Thursday evenings
Contact Janice Sloyan on 07920 841107
Remote Control Car Club Friday evenings
Contact Al Mailer on 07787 380541
Indoor Junior Tennis – various times
Contact Caroline Gossage on 07887856462!
!!
If you are looking for premises to run a club
Contact Colette McKenney on 07769 041248
To discuss bookings availability
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Piddlehinton
Piddlehinton Village Hall – What’s on every week
Tuesdays
YOGA
10 - 11.15 am (from 2nd September; block of 6
sessions £40)
Contact
Jane Evans / 01305 259754
TABLE TENNIS
7.00 – 9.00pm (due to lack of members, taking
a summer break, starting again 2nd September)
Contact
Beryl Ellis / 01305 267394
POST OFFICE
2.00 – 4.00 pm
SHORT MAT BOWLS
7.30 – 9.30 pm (September - Easter)
Contact
Sheila Hornyak / 01300 348264
Wednesdays
BROWNIES
6 pm
Thursdays
FIDDLESTICKS
9.30 - 11.00 am (parent + toddler group)
To Hire
All available for very reasonable hire rates for groups, parties
and events -15 large and 5 small tables, tea urn, crockery,
cutlery, glasses and other equipment
Bookings
Contact
Vickey Steven / 01300 348294
Bridge House, 4 Rectory Road, Piddlehinton
Chair, Pam Lock / 01300 348474 | Treasurer, Fay Lord / 01300 348335
Secretary, Sue Nicholas / 01300 348436
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Piddlehinton Open Gardens Weekend 14th + 15th June
On a wonderful warm sunny weekend in June, Piddlehinton held its Open Gardens to
raise money for 3 village charities plus Julia’s House Hospice. The working group ensured that signs, tickets, publicity, gardens, refreshments available in the Village Hall
and at Muston Manor and much more were in place. A real community spirit developed with people tidying, cleaning, cutting grass, painting and generally ensuring the
village was welcoming for the expected visitors. Garden owners were heard mowing,
sweeping, cutting back and generally tidying ready to share their gardens for the weekend with hoards of people. Four delightful scarecrows arrived to signal the run up to
the weekend and inspired many more to appear.
The two days proved to be very busy with more
550
people
visiting
the
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than
gardens. The car park in the Football Field,
thanks to Jane Lovelace, filled up and ticket sales
escalated and as the days warmed up so did the
plant and ice cream sales. The scarecrow making
and other children’s activities proved very popular with families and visitors were able to see
moths trapped overnight including Elephant Hawk moths and Lilac Beauties.
46 different species were recorded on the Saturday and over 60 on the Sunday.
Gay’s team of arrangers constructed beautiful floral displays for the celebration of
Fathers’ Day in the church. Twelve lovely creations were made of different sports
themes from fishing to croquet and from badminton to rugby. There was much
wandering around gardens, smelling roses, asking for plant names, relaxing on
benches, discussions about the beautiful views and ‘can we come back next time ?’
Thanks go to everyone from near and far who contributed to helping make this a
memorable weekend, especially the garden owners, who worked tirelessly to ensure
the most fantastic and diverse collection of gardens and without whom the event
would never have happened. Thanks also to the scarecrow makers at the Piddle Valley
School
(in
Claire’s
activity
workshop)
and
around
the
First
village, which gave a special feel to the event. There are too many people to mention
individually but a special thanks go to Cynth and
Di and their team who served a very popular
range of refreshments all day and where the
donated mountain of cakes, scones and quiches
were consumed at the Café Village Hall and also
to Muston Manor for providing Cream Teas on
both days. Happy smiles were everywhere and a
good time was had by all.
photos © Rosemary Agg
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Rosemary Agg
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Piddlehinton Fete at The Old Rectory
The church fete is on Saturday 19th July at 2 pm. To commemorate the start of World
War I this year, everyone is invited to come in period dress - children and adults alike.
John Hudson is going to lead the singing with old songs during which (or shortly after),
there will be judging to find the most appropriately dressed person (child and grown
up categories). After which the children are also going to have some sports. Bring
along your scarecrows - they too are being judged. The BBQ in the evening won't just
be roast pork - there will be sausages, burgers, salads and all those special Piddlehinton
puds as well !
Would you be able to help on Friday evening when we get the tents, tables and chairs,
etc ? We also need help to move tables and chairs before the BBQ and to clear up on
Sunday morning. The old stalwarts are getting older and more help is needed please.
Gay Hanbury / 01300 348465
Piddletrenthide + White Lackington
Piddletrenthide Hedgehog Village !
Yes indeed Piddletrenthide is now an official “Hedgehog Village”, in fact, it is the first
village in the country to be recognised as such.
The concept of Hedgehog towns and villages is part of a campaign led by the People’s
Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. The Dorset
Mammal Group has taken on the responsibility for initiating the scheme throughout
Dorset. Bridport is now a Hedgehog Town and other towns and villages throughout
the county are starting to get on board.
Piddletrenthide already has over a dozen
Hedgehog Friends who are in the process
of making their gardens hedgehog friendly,
making a note of hedgehog sightings and
recording these on the website
www.hedgehogstreet.org. None of these
activities need take up very much time, and
provide a real opportunity for children and
adults alike to preserve the habitat of this
delightful little animal whose numbers are
in serious decline.
If you are interested in finding about more about this venture please contact either
Janet Keen / 01300 348851 or Kate Boyle / 01300 348562
photo © Neil Herbert
Piddletrenthide Village Co-ordinators
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Newsletter 9
To all residents and friends of the Piddle Valley
I have recently taken over the chairmanship of the Neighbourhood Planning Group from
John Browning. I would like to thank him for all the work he has achieved over the last 18
months, since the inception of the group, to bring us to where we are now. He proposed that
the chairmanship should rotate every six months, so his has been a sterling
effort.
John steps down having guided us to a point where our research and ideas are
forming nascent policies. These policies, based on the feedback you’ve already given us are
outlined in the following pages.
We have identified a need for smaller homes, both for those who want to buy their first homes
and those looking to downsize. Do you think these should be built, and if so, where ?
photo © Neil Herbert
I think it worth reiterating that the Neighbourhood Plan is about the future. If accepted by
you, and ratified by the inspectors, the policies within it will become the planning policies for
the Valley for the next 15 years.
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The Piddle Valley plan could include a policy that
No public house should be given change of use into a residential property
If that were so and the Plan were in place now, that would be the case. But we live in the
present and the Piddle Inn has just
ceased trading. If you want to keep the
building as a pub, please come and talk
to us at the fetes. As soon as more
information is available, it is hoped a
village meeting can be arranged open
to the whole Valley, at which the
community could make representations.
Paul Johns
Working Group Chairman
telephone 01300 348154
email [email protected] / [email protected]
Piddle Valley Neighbourhood Plan
Housing - both for open market and low cost for local people
led by Malcolm Johnston
[email protected] / 01300 34869
The number of households who have close family or work ties with the Valley and
are seeking accommodation (as identified from our survey and West Dorset District
Council housing lists) totals 50. This is a high figure and greater than any other
similar areas in the district, going to show how keen people are to stay in our
beautiful valley and close to families. The number is higher than can be housed in
the near future but does indicate the importance of more local (affordable) housing
being built to meet demand over the next 15 years (the lifetime of the
Neighbourhood Plan).
It has also become apparent that there is a very large demand for small one and two
bedroom dwellings, which could be provided by houses or flats. The Working Party
will soon be debating housing targets over the period.
A joint meeting held with the Environment, Landscape and Farming group demonstrated that we have both developed very similar approaches to the use of land and
allowed us to endorse the sites identified for potential building. These are being
shown on maps at the summer village fetes.
Our policies for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan are crystallising and will include:
• The need to develop opportunities for the building of local housing to allow
local people to remain in the valley.
• The need to protect the quality of the built environment and ensure there
is no impact on the beauty of the valley.
• Protection of designated green or wooded spaces within and around villages
to maintain community resources and historic features.
• The need to protect certain views as seen from public rights of way.
• The drawing up of village boundaries to control growth.
• Criteria for accommodating new housing within villages.
• Identification of sites where houses may be built without damaging the
character of the villages.
• Support for conversion of historic or older buildings for housing where they
have no other agricultural of community use.
• Support for replacing existing large houses, or older housing, of poor design
quality with modern eco friendly dwellings which make better use of the land
available.
• Criteria to assist in the design of new buildings being sympathetic to those
around them.
Piddle Valley Neighbourhood Plan
Transport, traffic speed, footpaths, cycleways and communications
led by Neil Herbert
[email protected] / 01300 348479
The Neighbourhood Plan will support new ways of managing traffic along
the B3143 (the valley road) by :
• Supporting local and strategic traffic management to reduce HGV vehicles
through the Piddle Valley in order to minimise their adverse impact, whilst
managing new development so that they do not have an uncceptable traffic
impact on local residents.
• Encouraging pedestrian and cyclist safety through lower traffic speeds and volumes.
• Creation of an all weather surface to the existing bridleway from Piddlehinton to
Piddletrenthide, with possible extension to Alton Pancras for use by cyclists,
pedestrians, horse riders and disabled users.
• Encourage the introduction of faster Broadband speeds to all Valley communities.
Draft policies
• Initiatives which promote improved traffic management by reducing traffic speeds
and volumes; improve safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists in a way which
respects the amenities of the neighbourhood.
• Initiatives which improve local and strategic traffic management through routing
of HGV traffic away from the valley roads will be supported.
• Where appropriate, new initiatives will make provision for pedestrian and cycle
access to the proposed all weather bridleway.
• Pursuing the extension to Alton Pancras of the existing bridleway from
Piddlehinton to Piddletrenthide.
• Encouraging faster Broadband speeds to all communities in the Piddle Valley; all
future developments should consider connectivity requirements at an early stage.
Reasons for our policies
Residents expressed concern regarding transport and traffic issues to the NP Working
group at 2013 village fetes, in the 2012 Piddle Valley Parish Plan questionnaire and
the 2013 Piddle Valley First School Travel Plan. The main issues were speeding traffic,
the impact of HGV traffic along the valley road, risks to pedestrians and cyclist safety,
so our traffic policies are designed to manage traffic, including that arising from new
local development and to improve access to alternative forms of transport.
As the community wishes to encourage cycling and walking as safe options, the NP
aims to improve highway safety, minimise conflicts between road traffic, cyclists and
pedestrians through the creation of the all weather bridleway.
HGV vehicles pass daily through the Piddle Valley (in connection with farming); we
seek to minimise those heavy movements not connected to local businesses.
Good telecommunications is increasingly important in the modern world, so
Broadband is even more important in our isolated rural area.
Piddle Valley Neighbourhood Plan
Environment, landscape and farming
led by Peter Chance [email protected] / 01300 348311
The following aspects are a brief description of our policy areas :
• Protect and enhance the environment of the Piddle Valley.
• Protect the higher landscapes and fine long distant views.
• Develop a policy to manage the Valley woodland in order to enhance it’s
contribution to the landscape.
• Improve protection of the Sites of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCIs).
• Ensure a high standard of management and effective Rights of Way signposting.
• Minimise light pollution – Enterprise Park, etc.
• Encourage re-use of redundant farm buildings for housing and small businesses.
• Contain new housing within the existing boundaries of the five communities.
• Ensure high standards of design and materials for all development.
• Designate green open spaces within each community.
• Ensure farm building developments minimise environmental impact and take advantage of improved design and new, more sensitive materials.
If the above does not include aspects which you feel are important or wish to raise
any other points, please do be in touch.
Community energy generation and low energy design
led by Dot Browning [email protected] / 01300 348280
Piddletrenthide Open Gardens 2015
The Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall Trustees will be organising a Piddletrenthide Open
Gardens weekend on
13th and 14th June 2015. Save the date now and if you live in
Piddletrenthide, please start preening your garden!
Ros Charlton
Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall
The Memorial Hall needs new Trustees – could you help to run and improve this
essential village facility ? The Trustees meet about six times a year, mainly in winter
during the Artsreach events programme. The range of the Trustees’ different talents
keeps the hall going; DIY repairs, fund-raising, organising Artsreach events. Whatever
your contribution, you will be very welcome as a Trustee.
In particular, a new Secretary is needed, because Ros Charlton is no longer able to
attend all meetings. Secretarial activity is mainly recording the Minutes of the half a
dozen Trustee meetings and the AGM. If you are willing to help but are unable to
commit to attending all meetings, Ros would be happy to job-share. Please contact
either
Janet Keen / 01300 348851 or Ros Charlton / 01300 348063
What’s on
•
Coffee morning, second Friday of each month, from 10.30 am - 12 noon.
On 11th July there will be an Air Ambulance fund-raising stall as well.
On 8th August cream scones will be served.
Contact Janet Keen / 01300 348851
•
The Lunch Club is having a Summer Buffet on 25th July; cost
is only £5 for a two-course lunch plus tea or coffee.
There will be no Lunch Club in August.
New members are always welcome.
To join us for lunch please contact
Ann Hawker / 01300 348329
•
Fitness Class on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 11.30 am - come along and have a
go for £4 a session; contact
Sarah Mitchell / 01258 817288
The Piddle Valley Neighbourhood Plan will support a range of energy initiatives to
benefit residents, businesses and community facilities :
• A hydropower scheme utilising the River Piddle to generate power for use by Piddle
Valley First School.
• A woodland management scheme to generate woodland fuel and bi-products
using fallen and storm damaged trees, the reintroduction of coppicing and new
planting to enable woodfuel generation into the future.
• A solar advice scheme enabling creation of small solar fields to benefit community
facilities.
• Guidance on the specification and positioning of solar tiles and panels and the
opportunities for low level installations.
• Climate Change measures to limit flooding and run-off.
• A Community Land Trust as a vehicle to procure and manage community projects.
• Guidance on energy saving measures for residential buildings.
Piddle Valley Neighbourhood Plan
To hire the hall at a very reasonable rate, including furniture and well equipped
kitchen with dishwasher, please contact the Bookings Officer
Diana Clears / 01300 348417
Tables, chairs, tea urn and crockery are also available to hire separately for outside
events; contact Caretaker
Ann Hawker / 01300 348329
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Piddle Inn Football Pontoon Competition
The competition was not won at the end of the football season; and, as in previous
years, I kept the money to start the competition off next season.
With the closing of the Piddle Inn I have had to rethink my plans, and have decided to
wait until the 2014-2015 season starts and, if the Piddle Inn has re-opened, and the
new owner is agreeable, we will continue as before, ie start the season with the same
members as last season and use the money held by me as prize money. After that we
will start again as usual.
If the Piddle Inn remains closed, or if a new owner does not want the competition to
be held there, I will disperse the money held by me to the members who were paid up
at the time of the closure of the pub.
Graham Keen / 01300 348851
Henry Walsh - CITB SkillBuild Competition Winner
D J Chutter have supported their apprentice
Henry Walsh through college and the 2014
Construction Industry Training Board SkillBuild
Competition, South West Region.
Congratulations to Henry for winning the
regional heat and we wish him the very best of luck for
the next round at the NEC, Birmingham in
November. The picture shows his tutor Graham Carter
with Henry and his certificate.
photo © Mark Chutter
Mark Chutter
Plush
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See the poster for details of Plush Music concerts - Gwilym Simcock on 11th
July and Live Junction on the 22nd August. September concerts include the Hermes
Quartet Adrian Brendel - and an opportunity again to hear Alfred Brendel. For tickets
[email protected] / 0203 286 1885
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The approach to the village from Piddletrenthide alongside Plush Harbour has
seen a recent transformation with the removal of the fallen trees, clearance of the bank
and dredging of the river. Though this much needed work might have been
unwelcome to some, the spring rains have quickly encouraged new growth and come
the winter weather, the build up of water will not continue to flood the road, but can
disperse naturally giving us an added bonus of less potholes appearing ! Our thanks
to Dick Hiscock and his team.
Dot Browning
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General News + Notices ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Piddle Valley Community Speed Watch Update
Most of you will no doubt have seen volunteers from the Piddle Valley Community
Speed Watch team in their distinctive yellow hi-viz jackets operating speed check
equipment in the valley. The scheme has been operating for a period of eleven weeks,
and in that time some 3,300 vehicle movements have been recorded with over 200
drivers noted as exceeding the threshold speed limit.
The group was formed due to concern expressed by residents about speeding traffic
on the valley road, its primary objective is to educate drivers to drive within the 30 mph
speed limit in our villages, and it is currently operating in Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide,
Alton Pancras, Buckland Newton and Duntish. From feedback received from local
residents, there appears to be a general perception that traffic is slowing down on the
valley road, due to the presence of the CSW.
The Piddle Valley Book of Country Life
In November 1980, The Times described The Piddle Valley Book of Country Life, edited
and compiled by Muriel Pike and published by Hutchinson and Co. as 'the best book
of the countryside' published that year. In 2002, I produced a softback reprint of
Muriel's book including an extra chapter entitled Piddletrenthide's Sacrifices, written
by Bin Roy and illustrated by John Wilson, tracing the experiences of the 18 men
commemorated on bronze plaques on the front wall of the Memorial Hall. These books
were sold, originally at a cover-price of £10, later reduced to £5 to raise money for
the three churches of the Piddle Valley as Muriel had wished.
For more information visit the Dorset Police Community Speed Watch website:-
As sales have slowed to almost nil now, I have about 70 copies
left which I would like to dispose of; I suggest that the original
price may be ignored now and copies handed out in
exchange for donations. Another idea would be that the
remaining copies could be handed over to the school for a
small sum, possibly £1 per copy, and given to the older pupils
as a souvenir of the Piddle Valley on the day they leave. I think
Muriel would have approved of this idea. At the moment they
are sitting in my study, taking up space and earning no money
for the church at all !
http://www.dorset.police.uk/Default.aspx?page=6983
If anybody has a better idea, perhaps they could let me know.
If you are willing to join this initiative, please contact Dorchester East Safer
Neighbourhood Team, telephone 101.
Jane Preston /
01300 348545
Christian Aid Collection 2014
Thank you to all those in the Piddle Valley who have made this year's Christian Aid
collection such a success. The total amount raised by the three villages which took
part was £864.62 and when the Gift Aid is added on it comes to £991.11.
Particular thanks to all the collectors - the people who delivered the envelopes and
then returned to collect them. Thanks also to Di Rogers and Prue Jakeman who coordinated the collections in Piddlehinton and Piddletrenthide respectively. Finally thank
you so much to everyone who gave money, your generosity means that Christian Aid
can continue its work with the poorest people in the world. The results for each village
are as follows :
Alton Pancras
Piddletrenthide
(including White Lackington)
Piddlehinton
£176.94
£432.36
(Gift Aid addition: £27.62)
(Gift Aid addition: £63.12)
£255.32
(Gift Aid addition: £35.75)
Heather Bland
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Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance - A Huge Thank You
We would like to say a very big thank you to all of you who so kindly donated a
magnificent haul of bananas and cakes following the appeal to “fuel up” the cyclists
for the Coast to Coast Cycle Ride to raise funds for our Air Ambulance. These
donations were all extremely gratefully received by nearly 500 cyclists who came
through our Pit Stop at Ilminster Ambulance station making the 54 mile sponsored ride
on what was a very warm day. Many of them asked where all of the “goodies” had
come from and after we had told them of the appeal they asked if we would pass on
their very grateful thanks to everyone which we are delighted to do. The latest figure
we had so far was that £40,000 had been raised but the final total will not be known
for a while as money is still being received. Once again, on behalf of the Dorset &
Somerset Air Ambulance, thank you for this appeal support and your continued
support.
Susan + Terry Dredge
Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Volunteers / 01300 348120
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Blood Donation
You can make an initial check to find out whether your health allows you to donate
blood by calling 0300 123 23 23 or on the Blood Transfusion website
(www.blood.co.uk). The website also explains what to expect at a donation session
and how blood is used; you can book an appointment as well, which minimises your
waiting time. Sessions at The Exchange, STURMINSTER NEWTON; Wednesday 9th +
Friday 18th July. There are no DORCHESTER sessions in July.
Sessions will be held at the United Church Hall, South Street (near Goulds household
store) on Thursdays 7th + 14th + 21st August.
The sessions are all open at the same hours 1.30 pm to 3.25 pm and 4.30 pm to 7 pm.
Rosalyn Charlton
National Gardens Scheme Open Days in the Piddle Valley
Ivy House Garden, Piddletrenthide
As we pack away the integral components of 'opening' our garden for 2014, we
naturally reflect on the highs and lows of the season. Our entry in the NGS Yellow
Book describes our garden as 'wildlife friendly'; this year that came to have a new
meaning. A few days after a meeting designating Piddletrenthide as Dorset's first
Hedgehog Village, we were greeted by signs of destruction in one of our greenhouses
and blamed neighbourhood cats for overturned flowerpots, trampled plants and
general mayhem. On further inspection,
we discovered first one and later two
hedgehogs snoozing peacefully under
the staging, in broad daylight. One
seemingly camera-shy had its head
tucked inside a flowerpot ! Evidently the
previous
night's
plummeting
temperatures, when the greenhouse had
been closed up, had caused the
hedgehogs to become trapped inside.
But these were not our only surprise visitors: on our final 'opening' at the beginning of
May we were alerted to two swarms of bees hanging out along the footpath at the
top of our garden. Unabashed, Meli Fowler and I donned our bee-suits, scaled the
heights clutching our skeps and caught the escapees amid the flashing of cameras and
amusement of our human visitors.....
We would like to thank our varied visitors for their appearance this year and also our
band of helpers: John and Jane Preston, Liz Messer, Mary Foulds and Ros Charlton who
helped us forward £1400 to the NGS. See you all again next year!
photo © Bridget Bowen
Dave + Bridget Bowen / 01300 348255
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Butts Cottage Garden, Plush
We decided to try two whole weekend openings this year as well as a single day in
April, working on the theory that a wet Saturday might well be followed by a fine
Sunday with no more work needing to be done apart from begging more cakes off
helpers and friends, so we achieved five Open Days in all, raising £1140 for 10 charities,
including Macmillan Cancer Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices and
others. Many of our visitors remarked on the peace and tranquillity of our garden, its
beautiful setting and even (to our surprise) the excitement of driving up the attractive,
winding, hilly road to Plush and they really appreciated the lovely tea and scrumptious
cakes and kind attention of our 'tea teams'.
We could not even contemplate opening the garden without the help of Richard, our
car-parker, who only asks for a slice of coffee-cake and mug of tea as reward for use
of the paddock and of course all those volunteers who sell tickets, make cakes, serve
the teas, sell plants and chat to the visitors, too many to mention but a HUGE 'thankyou' to them, we are really grateful.
Jane + John Preston / 01300 348545
New Watercolour Class in Charlton Down
Starting this summer on Thursday mornings, a great opportunity to learn about the
skill of watercolour painting with a highly experienced artist and tutor; an intensive
four week special course runs on Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm, 3rd July – 24th July, to enable
you to learn about watercolour painting techniques for landscape, seascape and stilllife. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dabbler, this is an opportunity to
develop watercolour skills and techniques to include washes, wet in wet and dry brush
and much more. The class promises a jolly atmosphere, places are restricted to ensure
lots of attention and quality tuition. A regular weekly class is planned for the Autumn
term, so please get in touch. Also the weekly class at Buckland Newton on Wednesday
afternoon continues from September 2014, waiting list only ! If you are interested in
joining the new class, for further details please contact
Lynda Connolly / 01305 871178
Your Safer Neighbourhood Team
Shed Security
Police have seen a steady rise in the number of thefts from sheds during the past few
weeks. The main area that the thieves appear to have been working is between Wool
and Dorchester but we are now seeing crimes reported in other parts of the area. Many
people underestimate the value of items they store in their sheds; unfortunately criminals are fully aware of the value of the goods that some people store in vulnerable
places. The following advice can help to keep your property secure and reduce the
chance of you becoming a victim of crime.
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Whilst a shed is not designed to withstand any form of determined attack, there are
some simple measures you can take to make them more secure. Position your garden
shed as near to your house as possible so that it is clearly visible from your home.
Consider painting your house number and postcode onto valuable gardening equipment (lawnmower, strimmer and tools etc). This makes them much less attractive to
potential thieves; it makes them more difficult to sell on and also increases the chances
of the property being recovered and returned to its rightful owner if it is stolen.
Avoid storing valuable items such as power tools, fishing tackle or golf clubs in a shed;
these items should be stored inside your home or a secure garage.
If you have been working in your garden, ensure that you lock away tools such as
spades or forks when you’re finished. Tools left out overnight could be used by an
intruder to gain access to your property. If you don’t intend to use the windows in
your shed, make them secure by screwing them shut or fitting window locks. Hanging
old curtain or netting up against the window will prevent prying eyes from seeing what
is stored in your shed.
For further advice and information please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods
team by dialling 101 or visit www.dorset.police.uk
monitoring farm animal movements, and from administering our Buy with Confidence
approved trader scheme to providing free advice to businesses, I know there are still a
lot of different days to come !
If you are a consumer with a problem contact the Citizens Advice Helpline on 08454
04 05 06; if you are a business and need help or advice contact the trading standards
business advice line - 01305 224702.
Clubs, Groups, Organisations ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fiddlesticks - parent and toddler group
Run by Kathy Kelly, a fully qualified child care worker who has been working with
families for 12 years, providing a nurturing and creative space to play.
Fiddlesticks has its roots in celebrating the Seasons and Festivals of the year. Using
baking , crafts , music and story telling, Fiddlesticks operates currently on a Thursday
from Piddlehinton Village Hall. First session free, then £8 (£6 concession) per session;
payment by the term when settled in. If interested in a place for September call
Kathy Kelly / 07776141824
Dorset County Council Trading Standards Service
Piddle Valley Gardens Club
- through the eyes of a new officer
Say ‘Trading Standards’ and what comes to mind? Ask my Dad (who prosecuted for
Trading Standards when he was a council solicitor) and he would say it means ‘back in
the day’, when Trading Standards officers checked the quantity of goods sold, from
coal to beer, from bread to petrol, because the oldest form of consumer protection is
the accurate use of weights and measures. As a worker at a convenience store for
many years the answer for me was simple ‘they enforce fair trading laws and conduct
underage sales test purchases’. It is only now I have recently crossed the divide to work
with Trading Standards that the true breadth of what they do has become clear to me.
Yes, it is true that we do enforce retail law and yes, we still carry out the weights and
measures duties of our historic origins, but that only scratches the surface. In the short
time I have been with the Service I have spent time assisting vulnerable victims of scams,
on animal health welfare and checking the safety of petrol stations. This is on top of
the day to day consumer complaints referred to us from the Citizens Advice Helpline,
which may require further investigation or may contain details of a vulnerable consumer
who needs more in depth help and support. It’s fair to say I was surprised; one day I
was clad in a luminous yellow jacket helping officers check the safety of a petrol station,
the next I was walking around a field looking for signs of fly strike in sheep. In the few
weeks since I started this job it has thrown up something different each day. So from
stopping rogue traders to ensuring food standards, from testing product safety to
Architectural Plants and Foliage - Philip Gamble
Hopefully your PVNV will have arrived in time for you to read this before 7.30 pm on
Monday 30th June, when Philip Gamble’s talk will be held at Piddlehinton Village Hall.
Philip is a philosophical garden adviser, based in Lyme Regis, with 33 years experience
in professional horticulture. He runs his own gardening courses and offers gardeners
his ‘experienced calm’; to learn more see his website www.gardenreassurance.com.
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April talk - Rosemary Legrand
At end of April we had a fascinating talk by Rosemary Legrand, a retired nursery owner
whose father was a leading rhododendron hybridiser. Rosemary has travelled
worldwide looking for plants and enthralled us with her account of her botanising visit
to Bhutan, where she eventually saw her favourite rhododendron growing in the wild,
high on a roadside cliff. The photograph that drew a ‘wow’ from the audience was
the sight of a meadow awash with the delicate mauve drumstick flowerheads of
Primula denticula, in just the way that cowslips carpeted fields here a hundred years
ago. Her tale included interesting insights into the culture and people of this remote
country. She is a frequent speaker on cruise holidays and to larger groups than ours,
but said that she enjoyed our engaged audience.
We are pleased to have booked her for another talk in Autumn 2015, so keep an eye
out for that treat next year !
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May talk - David Usher
This talk by David Usher, ex-head gardener at Hestercombe, entitled ‘Something old,
something new, something borrowed, something blue’, explored the history of garden
design in England. He illustrated the origins of many familiar garden features and the
final ‘Something Blue’ brought us bang up-to-date with a modern sculpture installed
at Hestercombe some years ago. This was particularly appropriate because a
Contemporary Art Gallery was opened in Hestercombe House in May this year, which
is included in the garden admission ticket.
Note there are no Garden Club talks in July or August.
Ros Charlton, Secretary / 01300 348063
Piddle Valley Over 60s
Jean Curtis and Margaret Paul have made a patchwork quilt
that they have kindly donated to the Piddle Valley Over 60s to
be raffled to raise money for the club. Tickets will be available
to all and can be bought from any committee member. The
draw will be made at the Coffee Morning on 4th October.
Our Secretary Bridget Rennison and Teasurer Hilary French
received a cheque from Waitrose for club funds as a result of
partcipation in the monthly promotion that Waitrose carry out
for local comunity activities. Our thanks to Waitrose and all
those who helped by voting for us with their tokens.
Hilary French / 01300 848501
Piddle Valley Players
We would like to thank Heather Bland for her organisation, and the audiences for supporting this years raffle during our production of ‘Allo ‘Allo. It was wonderful to see
Sally Dangerfield in her French peasant costume weaving in and out of the tables in
our French restaurant selling tickets. Thank you Sally. We are donating £270.00 to
be divided equally between Ducks and Drakes Cancer Care Trust and The Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall .
The Piddle Valley Players would love to meet you ! Rehearsals start on Thursday the
4th September at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall at 7 pm for this years production,
Sandy Wilson’s Musical ‘ Divorce me Darling’. Come and join us for the Winter and
keep warm with friendship, flipping hard work and very nice biscuits at coffee time !
We are looking for new players under 35 years old in particular for this show, so go on
give it a go ! Anyone wishing to join the Players, please do contact
Rachel Olley / 01300 348758 / [email protected]
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The Twinning Association 21st Anniversary Visit 29 May - 1 June
Twinned with Longueville, Normandy
On the occasion of our 21st Anniversary, more than 30 members of the Twinning
Association of Longueville, Normandy joined local members for a celebratory weekend; including a sizeable group of young children and parents, both British and French,
which gives hope that the organisation can continue to develop for years to come.
Our guests arrived to be greeted, as usual, at The Thimble in Piddlehinton. We are
very grateful to the new landlords, Lisa and Mark, who have agreed to continue our
long association with the pub (and who provided an excellent meal at this year's AGM).
Greetings over (Gallic cheek-kissing can be a lengthy process on these occasions),
guests were taken off to be entertained at the homes of their hosts.
Friday was a day of visits around the locality: Cerne Abbas was popular, some visited
Hardy's birthplace and others ventured further to the Russell-Coates Museum in
Bournemouth. In the evening, we met for our traditional sporting fixture at The Halsey
Arms, Pulham - a skittles match this time - which (helped by the immaculate double 9
score by our regular visitor Michel Vigot) the French won. Roger (Halsey Arms' landlord)
laid on a superb carvery meal and provided a dramatic display for the children of his
Harris hawk in flight, the children taking turns to "launch" the bird in the garden.
Saturday's surprise was a visit to Wells and a guided tour (in French) of the beautiful
Cathedral, arranged by secretary Jo Thornton who, as ever, orchestrated the entire visit
with her meticulous planning, ably assisted by treasurer Terry Cowley. The Wells street
market was in progress as we arrived and provided additional interest. In the evening
we met in the Memorial Hall for our Gala Dinner prepared by Becky Green and her
team. Aperitifs on the lawn (the weather was mercifully kind to us throughout the
stay) was followed by the meal and the cabaret entertainment: our local team of brave
men in vests and shorts performed a hilarious display of "dry" synchronised swimming.
The French then stormed onto the
stage and down the central aisle,
dressed in Hawaiian outfits, to perform
a lively song accompanied by exotic
movements.
Jean Quéré, the French "Président",
and Dave Bowen (Association Chairman) offered mutual compliments and
thanks for what everyone felt had been
a very successful and enjoyable
exchange visit. Finally Magdalena
Atkinson sat at the piano and led some
communal singing of French songs and to round things off, we rose to link hands in
"Auld Lang Syne".
Thanks to the many members who contributed so much to the success of the
anniversary visit.
photo Piddle Valley Synchronised Swimmers © Bernard Roughton Dave Bowen
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Piddle Valley Parish Council ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Coach House
Unit 7 Enterprise Park, Dorchester, Dorset .DT2 7UA
Tel: ( 01305 ) 261777 or 848982
Email : [email protected] Fax : ( 01305 ) 251668
Meetings
The Piddle Valley Parish Council meets in Piddletrenthide Memorial
Hall, normally on the last Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm. Meetings start with a
“Democratic half-hour”, during which any local resident may personally raise direct to
the Council any matter that affects the Valley community. So, if you have something
important to say, please either contact your local Parish Councillor or raise it during
the start of the next meeting.
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30th September
Temporary Travellers Transit Camp
After the Temporary Travellers Transit Camp planning meeting last month where the
application was approved, a number of the valley residents along with myself were
disappointed with the outcome of the meeting, but also the way that the meeting was
conducted. I wrote to the Chief Executive of Dorset County Council, Mrs Debbie Ward,
on behalf of the Parish Council requesting a meeting including District Councillor Jacqui
Cuff & County Councillor Jill Haynes so we could express our concerns over DCC’s
planning application process, including the failure to have the promised village meeting,
no notification or invitation to speak at the Planning Committee meeting for those
including the Parish Council who had submitted comments, and especially regarding
the appalling conduct of the Planning Committee meeting on 9th May 2014.
This meeting was held on Thursday 12th June at County Hall. The Chief Executive
informed us that after lengthy legal consideration, the planning approval decision in
their opinion, was sound, at which point the grant of approval was issued on the 5th
June. We had a very frank and open discussion and Mrs Ward agreed with many of
our concerns, some of which were already being addressed. She indicated that after
more investigation within the County Council she would write to the Parish Council
with her outcomes.
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Meanwhile the District Councillor and myself have gathered all the relative documentation of the application(s) including the letters sent from members of the community
describing their concerns regarding the Planning Committee meeting, so that a local
QC, specialising in planning law, can ascertain whether there is a case for a judicial
review. There may be serious cost implications and it may not be in our best interests
to go ahead.
As it stands the Temporary Travellers Transit Site will be operational from 7th July until
31st August this year.
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New Waste Collection Arrangements
General Waste & Food – Friday 4th + 18th July, 1st, 15th + 29th August.
Recycling & Food – Friday 11th + 25th July, 8th + 22nd August
Your containers should be put out by 7.30 am on Friday. Please try not to put your
wheelie-bins out before Thursday evening and take them in again as soon as possible
after collection on Friday.
Piddlehinton children’s playground - dog waste
Complaints have been received that the dustbin in the corner of the childrens
playground is now being used for dog waste. While the Parish Council fully commends
people bagging up their dog waste, can we please ask that it is NOT deposited in this
dustbin. The children seem quite diligent in using it for their own rubbish while using
the playground and we are sure you can appreciate both the discouragement to them
and the risk to their health with the bin being filled with dog waste, even if bagged.
The bin is private and so has to be emptied each week by a Parish Councillor and the
contents taken home to be disposed of with their own private waste. Not a pleasant
task, especially if the unfortunate Councillor happens not to be a pet owner either.
Dorset Waste Partnership does not empty it as part of their collections.
Would dog walkers please continue to bag up their pet’s waste, but also, please, take
it home and dispose of it in your own bin.
Byway Open to All Traffic - Planning Appeal
There will be a public hearing by the Planning Inspectorate into the status of the
bridleways/byways from Doles Ash Coppice to London Row and Snowdrop Corner. It
will be held at Piddlehinton Village Hall on the 5th and 6th November 2014.
If anyone wishes to speak at this hearing, please contact the Planning Inspectorate. A
copy of the notification letter can be found at www.piddlevalley.info/pc.php in the
Parish Council news
Defibrulator
The Parish Council is looking into the possibility of providing a portable defibrulator
for use within the Valley, probably sited by Memorial Hall. The cost will be about
£2700-£3000. If anyone is interested in contributing to, or sponsoring, this vital piece
of life-saving kit, please contact your Parish Councillor to discuss. Buckland Newton
have a similar piece of equipment and confirm that the arrangements for its possible
use are very simple and clear. They also advise that it can take an ambulance up to 45
minutes to get to them in an emergency!
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PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Approved
WD/D/14/000667
Whites Dairy House, Piddlehinton. Retrospective Listed
Building Consent for garden room extension.
WD/D/14/000115
Bourne Farm, Piddlehinton – Construct in-ground slurry
lagoon with covers and loading apron.
WD/D/14/000090
Manor Gate Cottage, Plush - Alterations to previously
approved scheme, including basement, lift, garage and new
dormer window.
WD/D/14/000368
Enterprise Park, Piddlehinton - 3 year Temporary Traveller
transit site.
WD/D14/000764
Barn Ash, Plush - Erect manege for domestic use.
Refused
None
Pending
WD/D/14/000005
Little Platt, Plush – Demolish & replacement of existing house
to more closely reflect the needs of applicant.
WD/D/14/000924
Videne, Smiths Lane, Piddletrenthide - Erect Agricultural
worker dwelling.
WD/D/14/000949
26 Paynes Close, Piddlehinton - Demolish conservatory and
erect single storey rear extension.
WD/D/14/001012
Trentfield, Church Lane, Piddletrenthide- Construct Garage
and Store.
WD/D/14/001041
Mill Bank Cottage, White Lackington - Erect 2 storey
extension and make internal changes.
Note
By the time applications have been published here, the opportunity to make
representations has generally passed. Planning applications are however also listed on
www.piddlevalley.info as soon as I hear about them, and therefore may still be open if
you wish to comment to the Planning Authority.
Andy Howard / 01300 348406
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The Great War~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Piddle Valley losses in the Great War
This issue of News & Views coincides with the centenary of the outbreak of the Great
War. When war was declared, men throughout the country rushed to enlist and the
Piddle Valley was no exception.
Each article will carry this silhouette of a British soldier taken
from a bronze statue by the sculptor Albert Toft (1862-1949).
This statue is on the Town War Memorial in Oldham,
Lancashire and on the 41st Division Memorial at Flers on the
Somme. Although neither memorial has any connection with
our Valley, the image dramatically depicts a soldier’s
determination. The silhouette was prepared by the late John
Lambert of Piddletrenthide.
Records do not show how many men from our parishes served. However, an idea of
the enthusiasm at the beginning of the war can be gained from a story told by Bob
Jesty who died in 1981 at the age of 93. Apparently 38 men from the Valley marched
into Dorchester to sign on. There seems to be some truth in this. The regimental
numbers of five of our men killed at Gallipoli in 1915 while serving in 5 th Dorsets are
close together, suggesting that they could have enlisted on the same day. Other men
would also have joined up voluntarily and more would have been called up when
conscription was introduced in 1916.
Inevitably, some did not return. Piddlehinton Cross, Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall and
memorial plaques in the churches bear witness to the lives our villages lost.
To commemorate these men, over the next four years obituaries will appear in News
& Views to mark the centenaries of their deaths. The articles are not intended to be a
history of the war but will be the stories of ordinary men who knew the villages, the
woods and fields which are familiar to us today.
Sources used for these articles were many. The official list ‘Soldiers Died in the Great
War’ and Commonwealth War Graves Commission records gave basic information.
Further details came from regimental histories and Unit war diaries together with
records in the National Archives, the Imperial War Museum and the Dorset History
Centre.
The first loss was in November 1914 and his story will appear in the November /
December issue.
Bin Roy / 01300 348227
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Letters ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear Editor
Lawn Mowers
Thank you, once again, to all who have continued to support the idea of avoiding
mowing and using other noisy power tools on a Sunday. It is nice to be able to sit in
the garden and hear just the birds and children playing. We recently had a blind visitor
from Australia who appreciated all the birdsong here, their birds tend to screech and
squark.
Sally Condon, Piddletrenthide
Surgeries ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
News from Puddletown Surgery
July issue 2014
If there are any matters you would like us to address, please let us know by
ringing to speak to Carol Taylor, Practice Manager, on 01305 848333 or emailing
[email protected]
25th August Bank Holiday Monday - surgery will be closed; if you are unwell
while the surgery is closed, ring 848333. Our recorded message gives you the
new NHS 111 number; they will take details of your condition and direct you
straight away to the local service that can help you best. For immediate, lifethreatening emergencies, dial 999.
Summary Care Record It is compulsory for GP practices to join the Summary
Care Record Scheme. Therefore certain basic information from your GP record
such as your date of birth and address, details of allergies, current prescriptions
and reactions to medicines were uploaded in June. This information will only be
available to local hospitals and emergency services. If you do not wish your
details to be uploaded, ask at reception for an opt-out form or complete the form
on our website http://www.puddletownsurgery.co.uk/info.aspx?p=5
Surgery and Dispensary Opening Times
www.puddletowsurgery.co.uk
Monday to Friday 8.30 – 6.30 and Saturday 8.30 – 11.00
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August Bank Holiday Closure The surgery will be closed on August 25th
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Sport ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Plush Cricket Club
Plush CC won the Division 3 title in the Dorchester Evening League in 2013 so will be
playing in division 2 in 2014 and were runners-up in the Sunday 'Three Counties'
League. Note dates for your diary at Plush Cricket Ground
6th July
Plush Clay Shoot
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12 July
Plush Cricket Tournament
Graeme Stephens / 07899 663773
Casterbridge Indoor Bowls
Come and join us for friendly, informal, weekly sessions of full length, indoor bowls. We meet
every Monday morning at 10 am for two hours in the Piddlehinton Gym on Enterprise Park. All
are welcome to join whether experienced or novice; bowls are available to try and see if you can
cope with the fun and gentle competition. If you would like to join for an introductory go, please
ring or come along on Monday morning.
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Graeme Stephens / 07899 663773
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www.piddlevalley.info ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What is it ?
A community website conceived by PVNV for the benefit of the
Piddle Valley and funded by the Parish Council. It is intended to provide a broader,
more detailed and more immediate range of information than can sometimes be
accommodated in the magazine, which is, and will continue to be, published 6 times
per year and delivered free to around 700 homes in the Valley. It is also a reference
source for previously published material. It doesn’t contain many of the general news
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Ringmaster warnings about local crimes (updated constantly).
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P’hinton Village Hall
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P’thide Memorial Hall
Details of what’s available + the Hall’s History
The Millennium Green The History and news.
Bridge Educational Trust Details + link to their website
Piddle Valley First School Articles + link to their website
PVNV magazine
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late to be included in the printed magazine
Piddle Valley Design Statement Copy of the document
Piddle Valley Parish Plan Copy of the document
Gallery
Selected photographs of interest to the community
The small button on the top right side of the website Home Page details the most recent
changes + additions to make it easier for you to keep abreast of what is available. If you
have articles to contribute, suggestions for improvements, additions, corrections, or if
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