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Slurry lagoon plans pulled

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Plans to increase the size of a slurry lagoon at Crossways have been withdrawn.

young people of Crossways take a shine to cars and shoes in aid of their skate bowl

Dorset Echo: members of the Crossways youth forum wash their first car of the morning

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.

renewed efforts to raise funds for the new Crossways church

Dorset Echo: Stallholder Linda Crowe shows interested customers some of her selection of home made cards

10:22pm Sunday 1st March 2009

FUND-RAISING continues for the building of a new church at Crossways. More and more events are being planned as funds are being raised for this massive project.

councillors do a fact find visit to Dorchester skatebowl

Dorset Echo: Councillors quiz the design team from Maverick about the skatebowl

9:39pm Sunday 1st March 2009

PARISH COUNCILLORS were invited to look at the new skatebowl development in Dorchester as the guests of Maverick, the contractors.

youngsters enjoying life at playgroup and first school

Dorset Echo: Storytime with Mary Brewer at Crossways Playgroup

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.

No rest for handbells after ringing in the new year in Crossways

Dorset Echo: ringers and singers in action at Wareham concert for ME

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.

Doris remembers her days in the land army in Dorset

Dorset Echo: Doris Greening proudly displaying her land army mementoes, medal and certificate

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.

Youngsters score a hit with fun day for skate park

Dorset Echo: Rector pulls the strings on the archery display

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.

Crossways youngsters challenge village to join their fun day

Dorset Echo: Crossways resident Hilary Percival receives her invitation from  (back) Fred Mason, Ryan Kinch and Shauna Mitchener with Megan and Liam Solly(front) and Alan Kinch helped by Vickie Hedges PSCO

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.

Credit Crunch casualty leaves eyesore on village doorstep

Dorset Echo: Scene of devestation the land on the edge of Crossways

3:13pm Monday 4th August 2008

PARISH Councillors gathered together to receive the formal resignation of chairman, Daniel Smy and at its meeting unanimously voted to elect current vice-chairman Joyce Rhodes to take the chair.

Mr Punch continues to knock seven bells in Crossways

Dorset Echo: Crossways handbell ringers at Wool carnival with the conductor and Echo correspondent on the floor

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.

Plenty for Crossways children to do in the holidays

Dorset Echo: Captain Stupid entertains playgroup children

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.

Scouts celebrate by singing in the rain

Dorset Echo: Mike Marsh (left) presents long service awards to Tony Fidler, Andrew Brewer, Sue Brown and Mary Brewer

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.

End of an era in sight for gravel extraction

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.

A sleepover without sleep - it could only be scouting !

Dorset Echo: cubs from Dorchester district at the Crossways camping ground

11:16pm Sunday 29th June 2008

A GIANT Sleepover took place at the Crossways scout camping ground on Saturday, 14th June in a new event which was taking place to hopefully gain a place in the Guiness book of records.

Moreton Flower Festival success

Dorset Echo: playgroup children enjoy their new surrondings at Frome Valley first school

10:25pm Sunday 29th June 2008

MORETON Church flower festival has taken place over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend for many years now. It is an annual fund raiser and brings many visitors to the delightful church of St. Nicholas.

Election day for parish council seat announced

Dorset Echo: In the army cub scouts Lauren Barnes, Sam Hayward, Alan Kinch and Chloe Tripp

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.

Villagers reflect on history of Crossways

Dorset Echo: One village resident checks every aspect of her garden ready for open day

9:45pm Monday 2nd June 2008

NOSTALGIA has been very much in evidence during the last month in the village.

Plenty of advice on offer in Crossways for residents

Dorset Echo: Pit stop for cubs Oliver and Sam Hayward and Alan Kinch near Hardy's birthplace Higher Bockhampton

8:59pm Monday 2nd June 2008

FOLLOWING two recent burglaries in the village our local PC Charlie Dale reminded all residents to be cautious when opening the door to someone you do not know.

Bishop leads sponsored walk to see church in Crossways take a step forward

Dorset Echo: Put a sock in it !  Bishop Tim Thornton on a comfort stop checks his blisters

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.

scout football tournament a scorching success

Dorset Echo: cub footballers in action

10:30pm Sunday 11th May 2008

AFTER all the hype and headlines at long last the day of the scout football tournament arrived. It appears it was also the cue for summer to arrive with temperatures soaring into the 80s.

playgroup 'chuffed' with generous gifts

Dorset Echo: crossways playgroup children with new train and fire engine

9:59pm Sunday 11th May 2008

CROSSWAYS playgroup children had a wonderful surprise waiting for them when they arrived for school. In the main hall were two rather splendid pedal vehicles which proved instant hits with all.

Crossways FC crowned league champions

Dorset Echo: beavers enjoy a chorus of kumbya

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.

Council approves plans for new youth facilties

Dorset Echo: crossways youngsters proudly display their parish awards

11:26pm Sunday 27th April 2008

EVEN though it was not the most glorious evening for certain sections of our community the achievements of our young people were celebrated at the recent parish council meeting.

Scouts carry the flag for St George

Dorset Echo: crossways scout group ready to march

8:20pm Sunday 20th April 2008

CROSSWAYS beavers, cubs and scouts took part in the annual St George's Day parade and service in Dorchester.

Youth shelter fund receives boost

Dorset Echo: young people in Crossways celebrate good news for their plans for a new shelter with CSO Vickie Hedges and parish council chairman Daniel Smy

10:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2008

CROSSWAYS youngsters are celebrating receiving a Grant of £2,000 towards a youth shelter for the local playing field from the West Dorset Partnership.

Clangers land in village hall

Dorset Echo: Lady St Mary Handbell ringers from Wareham

9:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2008

CROSSWAYS may not have a church but since 1985 the sound of bells has floated through the air. The village handbell team has become well known throughout the area and not just at Christmas.

Bishop Tim congratulates first school pupils

Dorset Echo: Bishop Tim with the Manager of the Dick O'Th Banks Care Home Pete Naylor

10:39am Monday 14th April 2008

THE Children at Frome Valley First School had a visit from the Bishop of Sherborne, Tim Thornton.

Hall saved from closure to hold AGM

9:42am Tuesday 8th April 2008

Moreton THE AGM of the village hall committee takes place on Tuesday, April 22 at 7.30pm in Moreton Village Hall.

Youngsters enjoy host of activities

Dorset Echo: Pre-school pupils enjoy a water game

10:48am Wednesday 26th March 2008

THE playgroup and toddler group celebrated Easter by giving each child an Easter egg to go with the Easter pictures they had been colouring in and hot cross buns made.

Team play valiantly

Dorset Echo: Crossways Playgroup children make hot cross buns

9:52am Tuesday 18th March 2008

I MET Alan Brown, chairman of the Crossways Football Club as he was busy working on the starter sheet at the village quiz.

Quiz winners pick up their trophy

Dorset Echo: Crossways quiz champions, from left Vic Myers, Mary Brewer, Rachel Bailey, Patricia Bailey, Alex Bailey, receive the Rod Brewer Quiz Challenge salver from Mary Brewer

11:38am Monday 10th March 2008

THE annual village quiz night for the Rod Brewer challenge trophy took place in a crowded village hall.

Five new members invested into cubs

Dorset Echo:

11:19am Tuesday 4th March 2008

THE cubs had a very special evening when five new members were invested.

Successful events take edge off council tensions

Dorset Echo: CPSO Vickie Hedges and Community Development Worker Kris Hallett promote the car boot sale

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.

Scouts get handy with food

Dorset Echo: Crossways Playgroup celebrate Chinese New year making coolie hats

3:11pm Monday 18th February 2008

THE Scout troop are celebrating winning the district cooking competition and Scout leader Alex Gibson was delighted with the result.

Tension rising over planning applications

11:31am Tuesday 12th February 2008

THE village has been talking about recent planning applications for various parts of Crossways.

Busy end to the year for village

Dorset Echo: Standing left to right Chloe Tripp, Lauren Barnes, Adam Symms, Sam Chandler, Oliver Hayward, kneeling behind the table Alan Kinch, Sam Hayward, Ryan Kinch and right at the front Louis Diment

10:20am Tuesday 5th February 2008

THE village saw a busy end to the year and after a short break, a hectic start to January as groups and organisations started their activities again.


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