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Seeds of change

Dorset Echo:

11:40am Friday 25th July 2014

A GREEN-FINGERED couple are hanging up their gloves after nearly 35 years running a garden centre.

Pinics in Willowbed

4:00pm Monday 15th October 2012

It was lovely to see families having picnics on the Willowbed field and children playing in the new play area this summer.

School children check out progress of new play area

Dorset Echo: Chickerell mayor, town councillors and Chickerell Primary School pupils with Monster Play representative, Ray Parker.

10:42am Wednesday 6th April 2011

CHICKERELL Primary School pupils today attended a site visit to check on the progress of the new play area and MUGA on Willowbed Field.

The dream of a new Chickerell play area comes true

Dorset Echo: Chickerell Deputy Mayor, Coun Brian Bean celebrating with fellow Town Councillors, Chickerell Primary School and community group.

9:05am Friday 11th March 2011

EXCITEMENT is in the air in Chickerell as the children celebrate the news from Chickerell Town Council that the eagerly awaited play area and multi-use games area will soon be built.

Chickerell library's future?

9:44am Monday 14th February 2011

A PUBLIC meeting about the future of Chickerell library is being held at Willowbed hall on Monday, March 7, at 7pm.

Councils and community volunteers working together

11:55am Wednesday 22nd December 2010

AT a recent meeting of the Chickerell Partners and Communities Together (PACT) panel, they discussed the current state of the community gardens and open spaces in the area. The areas discussed were Aldabrand Close, Plover Drive, Maskew Close and the Peto Memorial Gardens.

Drainage works at Willowbed Field

Dorset Echo: Digger at work on Willowbed Field.

9:59am Wednesday 1st December 2010

A MUCH-LOVED loved open space at Chickerell has been having drainage works done to improve the space for the winter.

10 10 10 Tea party a great success

Dorset Echo: Ray Parker of Monster Play talks to Chickerell residents at the Town Council stand.

2:42pm Friday 15th October 2010

THE 10.10.10 tea party, organised by YouFirst and Chickerell@Play, was held in the Willowbed Hall and was a great success raising £1,170 for the youth forum, YouFirst, who are raising money for community seating.

Mayor of Chickerell's Civic Day

Dorset Echo: Official opening of the new Chickadees Nursery. Pictured are the Mayor of Chickerell, the Chairman of West Dorset District Council (Cllr R Coatsworth) and his escort and the High Sheriff (Hon. Mr  T Palmer) and Claire Ash, Childcare Leader of Chickadees N

2:55pm Friday 8th October 2010

A QUIZ night is being held in Willowbed Hall on Saturday, October 23 at 7pm.

10.10.10 TEA PARTY

8:47am Friday 17th September 2010

TO celebrate one year of successful fundraising Chickerell@Play are holding a village tea party.

Presentation of cheques from Chickerell Town Council

Dorset Echo: The successful recipients with their cheques received from Chickerell Town Council.

1:00pm Friday 10th September 2010

CHARITABLE and voluntary organisations are getting a helping hand from Chickerell Town Council.

Coffee morning at Chickerell Methodist Church

12:42pm Thursday 19th August 2010

CHICKERELL Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning on Saturday, August 28 at 10am.

State-of-the-art children's play area progressing well

3:41pm Thursday 12th August 2010

A NEW state-of-the-art children's play area is planned for Chickerell and residents are being invited to view drawings for both the play area and multi-use games court at the town council offices.

New name of Montevideo House unveiled

Dorset Echo: Mayor of Chickerell Cllr Jean Dunseith, the General Manager of the Queen Charlotte Care Home Mark Beech and the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland Cllr Paul Kimber

2:13pm Wednesday 11th August 2010

THE new name of a private nursing home in Weymouth, which specialises in the provision of care for sufferers of Alzheimer's and dementia, was officially unveiled as The Queen Charlotte Care Home by the Mayor of Chickerell Councillor Jean Dunseith on Tuesday August 3.

Family fun day

Dorset Echo: PC Stan cooking the sausages.

11:37am Monday 26th July 2010

YouFirst, Chickerell’s youth forum held a family fun day on Willowbed field.

Enter now for Chickerell’s Produce Show

12:47pm Monday 19th July 2010

SPIRIT of Chickerell are busy preparing for the Chickerell Village Annual Produce Show on Saturday August 7.

Victory Hall committee acquire grant

Dorset Echo: The mayor with the Victory Hall coffee morning regulars.

1:01pm Wednesday 30th June 2010

THE Mayor of Chickerell, Councillor Jean Dunseith, attended the Victory Hall coffee morning to inform them that the Victory Hall committee had been successful in acquiring a grant from Chickerell Town Council of £500 through the grants to charities and voluntary bodies.


11:56am Wednesday 2nd June 2010

A GROUP of 25 regulars from the Victory Hall coffee mornings were treated to a lovely morning trip to Lyme Regis recently.


11:52am Thursday 29th April 2010

CHICKERELL and Charlestown Townswomen’s Guild are holding a cream tea on Friday, May 7 at 2.30pm.

Play area dream for Chickerell edges closer

9:42am Wednesday 7th April 2010

The dream of new play areas for Chickerell is fast becoming a reality. Plans for a multi-use games area and children’s play area are being drawn up by Chickerell Town Council. Subject to planning permission, the two areas will be sited on Willowbed Field, which is owned and managed by the town council.

Target reached for new play area in Chickerell

12:55pm Friday 5th March 2010

CHICKERELL and Charlestown Townswomens’ Guild are holding their AGM on Tuesday, March 16 at Marshallsay Court at 7.30pm


Dorset Echo: Mayro of Chickerell, Coun John Worth (left) saying goodbye to Town Clerk, Jim Prowse.

10:42am Wednesday 3rd February 2010

THE Spirit of Chickerell group are asking for help with their Spirit of Chickerell Day in July.

Trip to Sea Life Centre

3:26pm Friday 27th November 2009

TWENTY people from the Charlestown Victory Hall Coffee Mornings were recently treated to a trip to the Sealife Centre, courtesy of John and Karen from Alf’s Fish and Chip Shop.

Grand Christmas Bazaar at Chickerell

11:59am Wednesday 11th November 2009

ST MARY’S CHURCH will be holding a Grand Christmas Bazaar in the Willowbed Hall on Saturday, November 21 at the Willowbed Hall.

Open afternoon for the proposed new play area in Chickerell

9:51am Monday 26th October 2009

CHICKERELL Town Council have started to receive designs for their proposed new play area.

Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan nurses

Dorset Echo: Helpers at the coffee morning, left to right, Diane Williams, Judy Walbrin, Marion Hardcastle, Marian Hanger and Jean Robinson.

9:56am Saturday 10th October 2009

A DRIVER refresher course organised by Dorset County Council is taking place at the Willowbed hall on Friday, October 30.

Songs of Praise 'Faith and Hope' evening

12:10pm Monday 17th August 2009

THERE will be a warm welcome for everyone at the Chickerell Songs of Praise 'Faith and Hope' evening on Sunday, August 23.

Young people needed to set up Youth Forum in Chickerell

4:01pm Thursday 9th July 2009

A MULTI animal charity jumble sale is taking place at the Willowbed Hall on Saturday, July 18 at 2pm. The charities being supported are Brooke Animal Hospital, Riding for the Disabled, World Horse Welfare Society and Animal Asia. Please go along and support these causes. CHICKERELL’S PACT panel is asking for young people who are interested in setting up a Youth Forum to come along to a barbecue which is to be held at the Willowbed Hall on Monday, July 20. This is being held for young people and adults will only be allowed if they are accompanied by a young person!

Civic Day at Chickerell

Dorset Echo: Major Baz Iron with the Mayor and Mayoress of Chickerell.

11:14am Monday 6th July 2009


Transport of Yesteryear's 11th annual fun day out and classic car show

2:40pm Friday 5th June 2009

CHICKERELL and Charlestown Townswomen’s Guild will be holding a meeting at Marshallsay Court on Tuesday, June 16th. They will have a speaker talking on “An insight into the work of the Samaritans” which starts at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

New mayor for Chickerell

9:53am Friday 29th May 2009

The tea dances at the Willowbed Hall are still going from strength to strength. The next one is on Friday, June 5th at 2pm. There will be the usual refreshments and a raffle. The entrance fee is £2 with all profits going to Age Concern. Non dancers are welcome to attend. Ducklings Pre School is holding an open day on Wednesday, June 10th. You are invited to go along and meet the staff and find out more about Ducklings between 1.30pm - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Patchwork talk at club meeting

1:26pm Thursday 9th April 2009

CHICKERELL’S Monday club will be meeting on Monday, April 20 at 7.30pm in the Fairfield Community Hall. Mary Wilson will be giving a talk on My Patchwork. New members are always made welcome.

Talk on hearing dogs this Wednesday

12:19pm Wednesday 1st April 2009

CHARLESTOWN Victory Hall is hosting a free local talk this Wednesday, April 8. The talk is all about hearing dogs and will be given by Derek Williams who will be accompanied by his canine friend Dundee. This promises to be a very interesting and fun talk with a chance to find out exactly what these wonderful dogs are capable of.

Come along and clean up!

2:50pm Wednesday 25th March 2009

THE Chickerell Community Litter Team are holding a litter pick on Saturday, April 4 at 2pm. Please meet at the Willowbed Hall if you would like to join in. Afterwards you are welcome to join the social gathering for tea and cakes in the council suite, Willowbed Hall. A litter pick is also planned for September. Please go along and join in

Popular tea dances continue this week

11:49am Friday 27th February 2009

THE ever popular tea dances continue at the Willowbed Hall on Friday, March 6. It starts at 2pm and the fun continues until 4pm. Refreshments are available and there will be a raffle, entrance costs just £2 and all proceeds go to Age Concern. Non dancers are welcome to attend.

Entertainment planned for the townswomen

2:02pm Friday 13th February 2009

CHICKERELL and Charlestown Townswomen’s Guild have a meeting on Tuesday, February 17 at Marshallsay Court at 7.30pm. Yvonne Skinner will be there to entertain and visitors are always welcome.

New bus service from Chickerell to Dorchester

Dorset Echo: New bus service from Chickerell to Dorchester

9:20pm Monday 15th December 2008

THE last fish and chip lunch of the year was held at the Victory Hall, Charlestown.

Guild to enjoy browsing Posh Rocks

2:25pm Sunday 16th November 2008

ON TUESDAY, November 18 the Chickerell and Charlestown Townswomen’s Guild will be holding a gathering with a special visit from Sue Danton with her Posh Rocks. This will be a great opportunity to buy some unusual Christmas presents. The evening will be starting at 7.30pm at Marshallsay Court. Visitors and new members are always made very welcome.

New bench is being enjoyed

Dorset Echo: New bench is being enjoyed

3:08pm Thursday 6th November 2008

THE bench at the Claypits open space area along Glennie Way is now in place and is already being used daily by people stopping to enjoy the view.

Bus route changes

3:06pm Thursday 6th November 2008

SOME of you who catch the number 8 buses into town regularly may already be aware that the bus route from Chickerell to the town centre changed on Sunday, November 2. However, it is only the route that is changing and not the times of the buses. Basically buses will not be going down Abbotsbury Road or Newstead Road anymore but will carry straight on down through Chickerell Road coming out onto Boot Hill. Having been in touch with the First bus company they have told me that people will still be able to get a bus from Asda back to Chickerell, but unfortunately instead of catching it directly outside Asda, as they can do at the moment, they will have to go around the back and up on to Chickerell Road to the bus stop just before the old tunnel. Not really as convenient and quite difficult when carrying heavy shopping bags I should think!

See what Yvonne's special is all about

9:18pm Friday 17th October 2008

CHICKERELL and Charlestown Townswomen’s Guild will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, October 21. It will be held at Marshallsay Court and will start at 7pm. Go along and see what ‘Yvonne’s special’ is all about!

Businessman goes the Extra Mile for team

Dorset Echo: Micky Coles, owner director of Extra Mile, with the Chickerell Under-12s Youth Football Team

11:12am Thursday 2nd October 2008

THE Extra Mile chauffeur firm based in Chickerell are the proud new sponsors of the Chickerell Under-12s Youth Football Team.

Tea dances continue this Friday

10:13am Tuesday 30th September 2008

THE ever-popular tea dances continue at the Willowbed Hall on Friday, October 3.

Dead fish being dumped at trust site

7:49pm Friday 12th September 2008

I HAVE received several reports of dead fish being dumped in the Woodland Trust site in Chickerell.

Fun Day in Chickerell

12:38pm Friday 22nd August 2008

A Charity Fun Day will be taking place in Chickerell on Sunday, August 31st.

Wet and windy carnival

Dorset Echo: Alfie the Monkey Owl

9:54am Thursday 21st August 2008

THE rain and wind didn't stop the Chickerell Carnival Day from going ahead on Saturday, August 16th nor did it deter the locals from turning out.

Chickerell in bloom!

Dorset Echo: Cut flower entrants

12:05pm Thursday 14th August 2008

I attended the Willowbed Hall's flower and produce show on a very wet and windy Saturday, August 9th.

Multitude of Mayors!

Dorset Echo:

8:52am Thursday 14th August 2008

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Chickerell, Councillor Norman Carter and Mrs Jan Carter held their Civic Day on Friday, July 25th. Mayors and Chairmen from all over Dorset and some of Somerset attended and took in some of the delights of the town.

Busy month in Chickerell!

11:25am Wednesday 23rd July 2008

THE Chickerell Willowbed Hall Management Committee are going to be very busy in August.


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