THE Blue Cross animal charity benefited from the kindness of a group of Abbotsbury teenagers on Friday August 6.

Resident Adam Snape, 17, with his sister Abby and cousins Jake, Rea and Terri who were visiting Adam’s family on holiday, opened a Smoothie Bar for the day in the village hall to raise funds for the charity.

A lot of hard work had gone into this event with the family leaflet dropping all the village homes, selling raffle tickets and putting up bright posters.

Smoothies, tea and coffee, cakes and a splendid raffle were on offer from this enterprising group of youngsters as well as lots of information about The Blue Cross animal charity.

Adam’s mother Sue who teaches animal welfare at Kingston Maurward College was also on hand.

The weather wasn’t too kind but regardless of this there was a steady stream of visitors.

Smoothies were also made to order for delivery or take away.

The Blue Cross charity aims to provide veterinary services for animals whose owners cannot afford the fees; to find homes for pets whose owners are unable to care for them any longer; to educate the public on the care of pets and to promote the beneficial interaction between pets and owners.

Adam and his gang raised £192 so well done to all of them.

TRAFFIC came to a standstill in the village recently as the equipment for the new playground arrived from Germany

A massive lorry parked up in one of the narrowest sections of West Street unable to access the recreation ground.

Chatting to Jayne Marchant one of the playground group on site later in the day it transpired that emergency help was needed to off load the equipment and move it to the playground.

Time was of the essence as the driver had a deadline in Bridport to adhere to.

Phone calls were made and The Ilchester Estates came to the rescue loaning tractor and driver for the job.

The group are very grateful for this assistance.

The equipment should be erected in time for the launch on Saturday, August 28.

THERE will be an art exhibition in Strangways Hall from August 17- 22

The Artysouls art exhibition will be open between 10.30am –5.30pm.