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12:03am Monday 2nd March 2009
YOUNGSTERS in the village are still hard at work to raise a sizeable contribution towards their plans for new facilities. In particular they are keen to see the creation of a new skate bowl and multi use games area.
10:22pm Sunday 1st March 2009
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5:53pm Sunday 1st March 2009
JANUARY 19 has been labelled by the media as the most depressing day of the year. It is a thought that crossed through the minds of the leaders and helpers at Crossways playgroup this year. This was the date the Ofsted inspector called to carry out the full review which all groups have to undergo.
4:48pm Sunday 1st March 2009
HAVING taken rather a long break from reporting it is good to write of the many activities which are taking place in the village. There is a lot going on for all ages in the area and it is probably because they are all so busy that dropping a line to their community correspondent gets overlooked.
11:57pm Monday 13th October 2008
FORMER Land Army girl Doris Greening, a resident of Crossways Court was very proud to receive official recognition of her wartime service. After a long gap, the country has finally recognised the vital role that this branch of the war effort carried out during the dark days of the second world war. Doris is one of a small group of people who have lived in Crossways since it was a group of houses on the edge of a RAF airfield. She has been an active member of the community and for many years was involved in the running of the senior club. She was one of the first elected Parish Councillors when Crossways became a village in its own right.
11:43pm Monday 13th October 2008
FUND-RAISING is never easy at the best of times and in the current economic climate every penny is getting harder to find. It is frustrating to those who have plans and designs to bring amenities to our village and it is to the credit of teams of dedicated volunteers that progress is being made on several home grown projects. CROSSWAYS young peoples forum have been very busy not only with plans for a new skatebowl, multi used games area and shelter but also in raising funds as their contribution to the costs. In September many of them were involved in a youth fun day held on the playing field in Dick O’Th Banks Road. I previously mentioned the event and how the young people involved had given up part of their summer holiday to organise the attractions as well as delivering leaflets door-to-door in the village. They received some generous donations of raffle prizes, cakes and items to sell.
12:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2008
HOW OFTEN do parents dread those two little words in the summer holidays from their children "I'm bored !" The children's forum in the village has certainly not had time to get bored in Crossways as they work towards their goals.
3:13pm Monday 4th August 2008
5:18pm Friday 1st August 2008
HANDBELL ringing came to Crossways in 1985 as the result of a lot of hard fund raising to purchase a set of fifteen bells from Pennsylvania, USA. Since then the team has grown in size and the number of bells and performed at many local events.
12:15pm Friday 1st August 2008
THE END of term brings a mixture of emotions for staff and children alike. For some there is the excitement and nervousness of leaving or joining school or playgroup. For staff it is the saying goodbye and good luck to youngsters they have taught and seen develop. So, in keeping with a lot of other villages there are lots of special events and traditions which mark the end of the summer term.
11:13am Friday 1st August 2008
MEMBERS of the Crossways scout group gathered together for their annual meeting and jamboree which is held at the campsite known as Brownjohn's copse. It is a marvellous opportunity for celebrating the achievements of the beavers, cubs and scouts and to hold the annual business meeting of the scout council.
12:07am Monday 30th June 2008
PARISH councillors and members of the public were interested in a presentation made before the recent council meeting. Rob Westerall from the company running the larger gravel extraction site came to talk about future plans.
11:16pm Sunday 29th June 2008
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10:19pm Sunday 29th June 2008
NOMINATIONS for one of the vacant seats on the parish council closed with two candidates putting up for election on Thursday, 17th July. Polling cards have been sent to all those on the electoral roll with details of where voting takes place. At the meeting of the parish council the two candidates were present and invited to make a presentation to the assembled villagers.
9:45pm Monday 2nd June 2008
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11:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2008
BISHOP Tim Thornton led a team of committed walkers on a one day 50 mile route in aid of a new church for Crossways. Together with the Archdeacon of Sherborne Paul Taylor they made a pilgrimage from Sherborne Abbey to St Aldhelm's Chapel.
10:30pm Sunday 11th May 2008
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9:25pm Monday 5th May 2008
WITH the end of the football season, Crossways FC have once again had a marvellous season and have crowned their achievements with the league two championship title. The last six games saw the team on a winning streak including a satisfying win over the hot favourites Upwey & Broadwey.
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1:23pm Monday 25th February 2008
THE biggest talking point in the village at the moment is the controversy surrounding our district councillor's written comments to the planning meeting at West Dorset District Council on February 14.
3:11pm Monday 18th February 2008
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