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The Osmington Society has formed a group which has begun to gather together information and stories of Osmington, to enable the update and reprinting of Osmington Memories of a Dorset Village. This book is full of photos and historical information and stories of Osmington past, and many residents have copies of the original version published in 2000, which has been out of print for some time. Several requests have been made for further copies and it has been decided that 15 years on it is time to update and replace.
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11:32am Thursday 23rd January 2014
The Big4 Lottery committee are holding an open meeting at the library on Tuesday 4th Feb between 5pm and 7pm. Over the past year the committee has identified several areas within the community that could be improved with help from the £1m lottery grant. These areas include estate environment, health and well- being, help for those with disabilities, employment, finance advice, lifelong learning, crime and community safety, community facilities, leisure activities for all ages and housing and planning issues. The committee itself doesn’t feel able to do justice to all these topics and is looking for additional people who can advise or help. The committee is already making a start and is hoping to develop the scrubland alongside Beverley Road into a landscaped area with trees and is also looking into the possible creation of allotments at the eastern end of Louviers Road. If you are concerned about our environment, both on the estate and in the surrounding countryside would you lend a hand? Have you experience or knowledge of health and well-being issues or cared for adults and children with disabilities? Do you have job or lifestyle skills you can share or pass on to others or perhaps help someone with learning difficulties? Would you like to get involved in community safety and the prevention of crime? Could you help set up art groups or sports and leisure activities of all kinds, both indoor and outdoor? Do you want a voice in future housing and planning in and around Littlemoor? Have you any ideas that could make life in Littlemoor so much better for all? If the answer to any of the above is yes then please come along to the meeting on the 4th February. Even if you doubt you can help in any of these activities volunteers are still needed who are willing to give a little of their time to help in this major project. The more of us that take part, the easier the tasks will be. It would only take a few hours a month to help improve the lives of everyone in Littlemoor and build a community to be proud of. So please make a note in your diaries- Tuesday 4th Feb 5pm to 7pm at the library. Littlemoor needs you! Together we can do it!
12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014
12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014
Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting people to join the group at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve in Weymouth on Wednesday, January 29 for a day of practical work to restore habitats important for local wildlife.
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10:38am Thursday 19th December 2013
Library users were treated to a selection of Christmas carols, both traditional and modern by a choir from Westfield Arts College. We were invited to take up sleigh bells and join in with a very spirited version of Jingle Bells. This was followed by a solo from a senior pupil and a beautiful carol by four junior pupils. The staff and pupils would like to thank all those who attended and made them feel very welcome.
4:34pm Wednesday 11th December 2013
CROWDS of people turned up to support Cattistock Christmas Bazaar, trying to find some bargains and generally get into the Christmas spirit. It was an ideal opportunity to relax with friends over a drink and a cake, or to see if you might be lucky on the tombola or raffle.
3:01pm Tuesday 10th December 2013
3:54pm Thursday 5th December 2013
Do you know anyone who loves reading but isn’t able to get out and about? Housebound readers can have books delivered to their door by library volunteers and there are currently a few spaces on the list of folk wanting this service. If you can no longer get around easily or you know of a neighbour then please contact the librarian. Either drop into the library or call 01305 812350. <li> Getting into the Christmas spirit this year, Westfield College are giving a short carol concert in the library at 2.15 on the 17th. So if you happen to be down there choosing your books you can expect a very festive welcome.
9:17pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
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THE BIG QUIZ takes place in Melbury Osmond Village Hall on Friday, December 13, the most feared date in history! Myths, legends and superstitions make up the theme for this occasion, so see how original you can make your costume!
8:47am Thursday 28th November 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to the team Town and Country for their well-deserved win in the recent Rampisham Quiz. The team, made up of members from Weymouth (town) and Rampisham (country) fought off some fierce opposition to come first in this very popular annual event.
2:24pm Monday 18th November 2013
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8:50am Thursday 7th November 2013
THE CATTISTOCK-based charity Children of Fiji has produced a quiz on the topic of ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases’. This is a postal quiz with all answers relating to or leading to the name of a solid, liquid or gas. Questions are a mixture of factual and cryptic.
6:57pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
• Sutton Poyntz Society Coffee Morning in the Mission Hall attracted an even bigger crowd than usual. Perhaps having to stay in during the recent bad weather made people eager to get out on what was quite a pleasant morning. Everyone had been invited to bring along their favourite book and the reason for their choice, which proved very interesting. I should be able to take part next year, by which time I should have finished a book! As always the good conversation was punctuated by pauses for coffee and delicious homemade cake and the ladies in the kitchen were kept busy. The next coffee morning is on Friday 6 December between 10.30am and noon, when the charity Waves will be demonstrating the good work they do.
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3:28pm Monday 7th October 2013
• Yvonne Connolly reports that Bosworth House Care Home on Southdown Road held a special party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their opening back in 1988. A host of family, friends and residents enjoyed a lovely buffet prepared by deputy manager Sally-Ann Radwell along with a few drinks and entertainment from ‘The Flying Dutchman’. The party was also an opportunity to celebrate with one of their senior carers, Sue Love, who has been with Bosworth House for 20 years of its 25 years, quite an achievement. The pictures show Mrs. Meryl Hodder and Mrs. Christine Wells, two of the owners of Bosworth House, with the anniversary cake and Sue Love with her certificate, flowers and champagne to mark her 20 years service.
3:36pm Thursday 3rd October 2013
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2:31pm Sunday 22nd September 2013
• In order to carry out resurfacing work, Dorset County Council will be closing two local roads. The first is Wyke Oliver Road, between the Preston Road and Oakbury Drive junctions on Wednesday/Thursday 2/3 October. The second is 300 metres of Coombe Valley Road from 44 Coombe Valley Road northward to 60 Coombe Valley Road, on Thursday/Friday 3/4 October. Both closures will operate between 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs and the roads will be open outside of these times. If these are on your local routes, alternatives will be signposted.
11:43am Thursday 12th September 2013
7:35pm Sunday 8th September 2013
OSMINGTON'S White Horse Restoration Project is one of five projects which have been shortlisted by English Heritage for one its prestigious 2013 Angel Awards for the best rescue of a listed building, scheduled monument, park, garden, battlefield or conservation area.
4:28pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
The Park District Newsletter has gone Missing In Action, so until such time as it rematerializes through our letter boxes in the manner of Dr Who and the Tardis, here is the current state of play at the Centre!!
11:43am Tuesday 3rd September 2013
THERE was an excellent response at the recent Flower and Vegetable Show held at the Fox and Hounds in Cattistock. Locals brought in produce that they had grown in their gardens or in the allotments behind the Fox and Hounds. There were also entries in the handicraft, photography and home produce sections. Afterwards most of the entries were auctioned to raise money for the Intensive Care Unit at Dorchester Hospital. In total about £400 was collected from entry fees and the auction. Special thanks go to Edwin for organizing the event, to Scott and Liz for providing the venue and to Neil and Phil for running the auction.
1:56pm Tuesday 27th August 2013
1:45pm Tuesday 27th August 2013
• I took advantage of the recent good weather to walk up onto the hills behind Sutton Poyntz. The path on the right of the valley is one of my favourite routes, as the views out over Weymouth Bay to Portland are spectacular. As always I was looking forward to resting awhile on Margaret’s Seat at the top to enjoy the view and catch my breath. However that was not to be, as someone with more strength than intelligence has pushed the stone seat off its supports! It is hard to imagine why anyone would want walk all the way up the hill to commit such an act of mindless vandalism, but it is very sad. I do hope that something can be done to repair the damage.
4:10pm Thursday 8th August 2013
On Saturday 17th the biggest event on the Littlemoor calendar returns for the 3rd year running. Starting at noon, the 3Zone’s Fantastic Family Fun Day promises to be bigger and better than ever! With lots of free entertainment, stalls and refreshments to keep everyone happy it’s going to be a day to remember. Forget all your troubles for an afternoon and get along and have a good time! This year there is a photo competition which will be judged between noon and 4pm on the day. This competition is open to adults and under 16’s. The adults have 4 categories to choose from: landscape; seascape; wildlife and nature; black and white and novice. The under 16’s can choose any subject they like. Maximum size of photo’s is A4. Adult entry is 50p per photo with unlimited entries, under 16’s is free entry. First prize for the overall winner is a fantastic £50! There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded in each category. The £50 prize has kindly been donated by www.love-weymouth.co.uk and the under 16’s prizes by Britannia Parking. So get snapping, there isn’t much time left to get out there with your camera! If you want to know more give Jan Hinton a call on 01305 834126.
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