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Dorset Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

We will Remember Them

6:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO COMMEMORATE the declaration of war, there will be a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at St Osmond’s Church in Evershot on Monday August 4, starting at 2.30pm.

Doubly thankful for war efforts

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A DORSET village which lost no soldiers during either world war is set to receive a plaque honouring its status.

£2k raised by festival

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12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A quilt and flower festival at St Nicholas Church raised over £2,000.

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.

Undertakers to host summer picnic

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3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Tapper Funeral Service is hosting a summer picnic and music event at its Harbour View Woodland Burial grounds.

Fun day at care farm helping adults with learning disabilities

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11:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

COWDEN Care Farm in Charminster near Dorchester is holding a community fun day and car boot sale on Saturday August 2.

Dementia awareness talk- essential information for patients and carers.

Dorset Echo:

11:31am Thursday 17th July 2014

Dementia is something that can affect anybody and many of us may know of someone who has been diagnosed with, or is caring for a person with the illness.

Broadmayne market Friday afternoon

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4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A market will be hosted at St Martin’s Community Hall, Broadmayne.

Vote for your favourite Sutton Poyntz scarecrow now

Dorset Echo:

10:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

If you go down in Sutton Poyntz today you're sure of a big surprise, For today's the day that the Scarecrows hold their picnic.

Have a whale of a time spotting sea creatures

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12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Dorset company Lulworth Marine is calling on whale and dolphin spotters to help them out with an enterprising project for this year’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week from July 26 to August 3.

Littlemoor in the First World War

Dorset Echo:

3:49pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ONE hundred years ago Littlemoor, a peaceful, uninhabited open road leading from Broadwey to Preston was suddenly busy with a great development by the War Office

Mission Hall Trust makes significant improvements

Dorset Echo:

9:38pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

• A small but vocal audience turned out for the AGM of the Sutton Poyntz Mission Hall Trust. Reports from Chairman Anthea Heathershaw and Treasurer John Allan were very positive. The hall had been used a great deal over the last year, leading to a sizeable increase in rental income, and demonstrating the worth of the facility to the local community. The windows had been painted, new external lighting installed and plumbing and water heating adjustments. The biggest improvement was the complete replacement of the ceiling in the hall, with acoustic panels employed to deaden sound levels, plus boarding above the kitchen which gave much needed storage space. The ceiling work was carried out thanks to a very generous donation from Barbara Harrison, and there was spontaneous applause when Bill Edgerton proposed a vote of thanks to Barbara. The Chairman and Treasurer were re-elected, as was Pam Dawson-Harris, the hardworking Secretary, together with the five committee members. All were heartily thanked for their efforts, and the meeting concluded with refreshment, provided, of course, by the committee!

Speedwatch is Working!

11:08am Saturday 5th July 2014

The Osmington Speedwatch group has had a busy few weeks since they received their new replacement camera. This looks somewhat like a mobile phone but is very efficient in recording the speed of vehicles through the village. On one morning between the hours of 7 and 9am 25 vehicles were registered speeding, and one recorded speed was well over 40 miles per hour. Speedwatch is obviously helping to reduce speed of some drivers through our village, as the police have informed us that no driver has been recorded again after receiving a warning letter issued after the first occasion.

Parish Council Vacancy

11:05am Saturday 5th July 2014

Osmington Parish Council has a vacancy for co-option, if you would like to consider becoming a Parish Councillor contact the Parish Clerk or the Chairman Nick Ireland, their details can be found on the Parish Council Pages of the Osmington website

Summer Bonfires cause a nuisance

Dorset Echo: Summer Bonfires cause a nuisance

10:16am Saturday 5th July 2014

Recently the Osmington Parish Council has received a number of complaints, during the recent spell of good weather, concerning smoke from garden waste bonfires in Osmington Village. The bonfires are causing a nuisance and preventing neighbours from enjoying their gardens, opening windows and hanging out washing etc. The Parish Council Meeting on 7th July has an Agenda Item under Legal and Law and Order Matters, to consider the Parish Council's approach to and measures that might be undertaken concerning antisocial/nuisance bonfires.

Sutton Poyntz produces another stunning Fayre

Dorset Echo:

9:35am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

• Well, the Sutton Poyntz Victorian Street Fayre pulled it off again. Good weather, good entertainment, good crowds and a great atmosphere. How do they do it? Guy Bridges and his dedicated band of helpers are to be congratulated on another marvellous success.

Harping on again!

Dorset Echo:

8:42am Tuesday 1st July 2014

RESIDENTS of Maiden Newton and nearby villages were treated recently to a delicious cream tea in the village hall, accompanied by beautiful harp music from the very talented Florence Astley.

Odyssey Majorettes successful first year

Dorset Echo: The Majorettes at the Carnival

8:52pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

• Anna Watson tells me that the Odyssey Majorettes, who train at Preston Village Hall on Saturday mornings, have just celebrated their first birthday, so congratulations to them. Over the past year they have taken part in Weymouth events and the Dorchester Carnival, and would like to thank all members and families for their constant support, plus the Lions club for the new music system and Bob's Cars in Dorchester for the carnival vehicle. Anna says it's been a wonderful 12 months and all the Majorettes are looking forward to the coming year. New members - girls and boys aged 3 to 16 - are always welcome. Contact Anna at for more details.

The Elephant Man's carer

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3:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

AUTHOR Steve White will talk about Sir Frederick Treves at a meeting of the Cerne Abbas Historical Society in the village hall on Thursday, June 26.

Village Summer

6:24am Friday 20th June 2014

CATTISTOCK Summer Festival takes place on June 28 and 29.

Photo competition prizes

Dorset Echo: Knitters wanted for new group

3:05pm Thursday 19th June 2014

This year’s photographic competition sponsored by Big4 Littlemoor is being judged on Sunday 29th June so you need to get your entries in this week. There are 6 classes; landscape,nature, pets, black and white, under 16’s and novice. The prizes are; best overall, £50 and for each category  £15 1st, £10 2nd, £5 3rd. Entries cost 50p per photo (up to 4 photos max) maximum size of photo is A4. Entries mounted on board please with contact details and category on back. This competition is open to all. All photos will be displayed at the community hall along with an art exhibition on Sunday29th between 11am and 4pm. Refreshments will be available. For further details and details of where to send your entries please call Jan on 01305 834126. <li> Judging for the best kept garden will be in mid July and the area has now been extended to include Springfield and Preston/Preston Downs. There are 3 categories: small, large and community gardens. For further information and entry details please call Jan on 834126. <li> A reminder that the new chemo and radio therapy support group begins on Fri 4th July at St Francis church, Littlemoor, between 10am and 11.30. This is open to all who have been affected by cancer and its treatment and their families throughout Weymouth and surrounding areas.  

Thanks to the Green FInger Brigade

9:39pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A Huge thanks go out to all those intrepid volunteers who once again have worked their fingers to the knuckle planting away the hanging baskets and then hanging them around the park area. In total 24 hanging baskets have been sited and with the watering throughout the summer provide a real blast of colour throughout the holiday season. I am reliably informed that those involved so far are Laurie, John , Rose , Tom and  Muriel. They chose the hottest day of the year so far to plant out and put into position the 24 baskets, which is a real work out in itself!

Take Part in Weymouth Carnival with Costumes and Dances from Around The World

9:03pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Weymouth Carnival Day is fast approaching and as always it seems that for us residents of The Park District it is an event that is on our very own front doorstep, so to speak.  Consequently many of us do tend to get involved wherever we can. This year being no exception.

Cookery Workshops promise to be hot, hot, hot!

Dorset Echo: An opportunity for residents of Westham

10:40pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Cookery workshops at St. Edmonds church hall, Lanehouse Rocks Road, June 13- 11am until 1pm - Come along even if you want to just boil an egg or make a souffle.

An opportunity for residents of Westham

Dorset Echo: An opportunity for residents of Westham

10:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

'Working with You' project offers youths of Westham swim lessons to help them get confident in the water.

Tea & Songs of Praise

10:46pm Thursday 12th June 2014

St John’s Church invites you for Tea and Songs of Praise at the Park Church Centre, Chelmsford St:, Weymouth on 4.30pm Sunday July 13 2014. We will give thanks for loved ones who have died both recently and longer ago in this anniversary year of the start of World War 1 For more information please contact Tim Greenslade on 01305 771938

Community Quiz Nights

9:32pm Thursday 12th June 2014

For those of you that do want to get your brainb cells perked up and at their prime, the dates for the folowing Community Quiz NIghts at the Park Community Centre in Chelmsford Street, Weymouth, are as follows:-

Exhibition by talented local art group

Dorset Echo: Some of the ladies in the Art Group (From left Dot, Pam, Sara, Pat, Maureen and Judy)

9:07pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

• The Sutton Poyntz Art Group laid on another marvellous display of their work in the Mission Hall when over 200 people dropped in to see what this talented 15 plus strong group had to offer. I must say that the standard, always high, has achieved new heights, with careful presentation adding to the quality of the exhibition. Members of the group were on hand to talk about their work over a cup of tea and some delicious homemade cake, which added to the enjoyment of a visit.

Got a brain, want to put it to the test?

Dorset Echo: Got a brain, want to put it to the test?

9:39pm Monday 9th June 2014

Typical Park District Community Quiz questions, as you can see there is something for everyone

Brownies 100 years and counting

Dorset Echo: Brownies learn to Morris Dance

8:52pm Monday 9th June 2014

Local Brownie group have vacancies for new recruits who wish to come along and learn to play, new skills etc.

New cancer treatment support group set up

Dorset Echo: Knitters wanted for new group

2:35pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Have you recently undergone or perhaps are due to undergo chemo-therapy or radio-therapy? If so then a new support group has been set up, not only for the patients having treatment but for their family and carers. The group’s first meeting will be on Friday 4th July in the St Clare Room of St Francis church Littlemoor between 10am and 11.30. It’s open to all people affected by cancer and its treatment and not limited just to Littlemoor residents. Go along for a coffee and a friendly chat. The chemo and radio therapy group would like to thank Big4 Littlemoor and St Francis church for making this possible. <li> Zone 3 of Synergy Housing will be holding a Best Garden competition this summer for all gardens in the Zone 3 area. Details can be obtained by phoning Jan on 834126 or Tony on 833073. Judging will take place at the end of June so you need to get those entry forms in now! <li> 3Zone and Big4 Littlemoor are sponsoring a photographic competition. Judging will be on Sunday June 29th and all entries can be viewed on that day at the community centre in Canberra Road between 11am and 4pm.  The categories for photos are: Landscape/seascape, wildlife/nature, black and white, pets, under 16’s and novices. For further details ring Jan or Tony (phone numbers as above) Next week I’ll be able to give you a list of prizes to be won. Get snapping! <li> The biggest and best event on the Littlemoor calendar is back again! The Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday August 16th between noon and 4pm at the Top Club sports field. This has become a very popular event so if you’d like to have a stall on the day you’ll need to book early. Contact Tony (as above) before all the spaces are sold out. <li>  

Wyke Regis Pre-school summer fayre

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1:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Wyke Regis Pre-school’s summer fayre is on Saturday, July 12 from 2pm to 4pm.

Osmington Leisure Table Tennis

4:39pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Osmington Leisure held their Table Tennis Club AGM on 8th May. Annual subscriptions are to remain at £5 and weekly fees at £2. All new players are welcome, whatever their ability. The club meets every Thursday at Osmington Village Hall from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. It's a fun way of getting some exercise and an easy way to meet new people.

Who did It?

11:40am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A Murder Mystery

Back to Front!

Dorset Echo: Enjoying starters at the end of a meal! From left to right - Joka Ward, Roger Clark and James Moor

9:23am Tuesday 27th May 2014

GREAT FUN was had by all when the charity Children of Fiji organised a ‘regressive meal’ in Cattistock to raise money for their latest project. 26 people enjoyed a meal that moved from house to house for each course, starting with coffee and ending in the Fox and Hounds for starters!

Osmington Village Fete (A date for your diary)

12:36pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Osmington Village Fete

A Summer Walk and Treasure Hunt!

6:54pm Saturday 24th May 2014

Bubbly, fun and fitness

Vicarage Garden Party-let's pray for the sunshine!

Dorset Echo: St.Pauls Church.

12:54pm Saturday 24th May 2014

Vicarage Garden Party to be held at St.Pauls Church, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth.

Who Do We Think We Are?

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7:56pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

‘WHO DO we think we are?’ The next meeting of this group takes place on Wednesday May 21 at 7.30pm at 7b Dorchester Road in Frampton.

New courses, meetings, and groups available to The Park Community

Dorset Echo: New collection routes were introduced after a refuse collectors’ strike which left bins in Leeds un-emptied.

8:59pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Something for everyone, reminder about changes to our rubbish collection and the public meeting in the area, new courses at the Weymouth College. a sing and dance workshop, a new creative domestic abuse networking day, a survey for people who have used patient transport

Keep Calm and Hang Up: don't fall victim to fraudsters

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8:50pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Finally there is a lovely new leaflet entitled “Keep Calm and Hang Up” Its all about those phone calls we get, for example telling us there is something wrong with our computers, something wrong with our phone lines, we are entitled to a tax refund, etc.

Tea Time in Osmington

Dorset Echo: Osmington Parish Meeting Event

11:24am Monday 12th May 2014

The Osmington Annual Parish Meeting on Saturday 10th May began with a display of Village Organisations and Societies.

Community donations received with a big thank you.

Dorset Echo: Community donations received with a big thank you.

1:45pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A trip to blue pool for the over 65's was made possible by the kind donations of Westham and the surrounding areas.

Memorial Concert for Colin

Dorset Echo: Knitters wanted for new group

7:08pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A memorial concert will be held for Colin Harmer this Saturday.

Come along for screening of Woody Allen classic

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3:17pm Monday 28th April 2014

On May 3rd Osmington's Film Club, in the Village Hall, will be screening Annie Hall, "A Nervous Comedy".

Date For Your Diary - Big Band Open Air Concert

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3:10pm Monday 28th April 2014

Look out for further details of the Big Band Concert on Osmington Hall Village Green on 22nd June in aid of Help for Heroes.

The Gaudier Ensemble are all set to baroque and roll at Cerne Abbas Music Festival

Dorset Echo: The Gaudier Ensemble are all set to baroque and roll at Cerne Abbas Music Festival

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE SOUNDS of chamber music will reverberate through Cerne Abbas again as a popular music festival returns.

Osmington Parish Meeting Event

Dorset Echo: Osmington Parish Meeting Event

12:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Osmington’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held at the Osmington Village Hall on Saturday May 10.

Another great event in Osmington Village Hall.

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8:06pm Monday 21st April 2014

On Saturday 12th July, at 7 for 7.30 pm, The Somerleigh Players will be returning with another terrific evening of entertainment. A Murder Play by Brian Burton, has a perfect murder been committed, come and decide for yourself! A bar will be available all evening and nibbles will be served before the show. A cheese platter supper will be served at the end of the performance.

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