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3:57pm Thursday 2nd May 2013
Green fingered gardening enthusiasts take note:- 3Zone Neighbourhood Panel supported by Synergy Housing is running a gardens competition this year. Residents of Littlemoor, Springfield, Upwey and Dorchester are eligible, you do not have to be a Synergy tenant as long as you live in Zone 3. There will be four categories: Small garden; Large garden; Basket/Container/ Communal spaces. Judging will take place at the end of July in time for presentation of prizes at this year’s Fantastic Family Fun Day on Saturday 17th August. There will be an award for the winner and runner up in each category and garden vouchers for the overall winner. To enter, just register your interest by phoning Jan on 01305 834126 and leave your details. Start digging! <.li>
4:36pm Thursday 25th April 2013
Last year Littlemoor resident Malcolm Beeson published a very handy free leaflet, ‘Walking Littlemoor.’ This was a pocket sized leaflet of the Littlemoor estate showing not only footpaths, but cul de sacs and cut throughs so that walkers could find the shortest route around the area. Now Malcolm, on behalf of the Littlemoor Community Action Group has been commissioned by Dorset County Council to produce further leaflets for walkers wanting to enjoy the countryside in our area. The first of these has just been published and some are available at the Co-Op. It covers a route over the green bridge overlooking Dorchester, along to Came Down, Bincombe and back to Littlemoor. This rather strenuous walk takes around 2 ½ hours. But the leaflet also describes two shorter walks in the area. Two more leaflets will be available very soon; these cover the Bincombe Bumps and Overcombe. Each leaflet also gives interesting historical information of things to look out for like the wartime bunker on Bincombe Down, the hill on which The Grand Old Duke Of York marched his men. Seven leaflets in total are planned and when they have all been published a folder will be made available so they can all be kept as a complete set. Each leaflet has been beautifully illustrated by Yvonne Lee, a Dorset based artist who is rapidly gaining a nationwide reputation. Every Friday morning Malcolm heads off with the Littlemoor Strollers of around a dozen or more people on walks of interest in and around the local area. If you would like to join him, there is no formal membership, just turn up at the shopping precinct at 10.30. Walking is a great way to exercise and what better place to do than through the lovely countryside that Littlemoor has on its doorstep? <li> Don’t forget the next indoor Car Boot Sale at the community centre next Sunday (5th May) where you’ll find loads of bargains. It starts at noon and finishes at 3pm. If you would like to book a table a large one costs £4 and a small one £3. For further information or to book a table contact Jan on 834126 or Colin on 07576553536.
4:31pm Thursday 4th April 2013
4:12pm Thursday 7th March 2013
Are you looking to work in the catering industry this year? A course is being run at the Community Centre, Canberra Road, Littlemoor on Monday 18th March from 9-30am until 5pm for a Food Safety Certificate level 2, which could help you. Dorset Adult Learning is running the tutor led course which will improve your food safety knowledge and skills and there are a couple of places still left. At the end of the session you will complete a multiple choice assessment paper. 3ZONE, one of Synergy’s Neighbourhood Panels are sponsoring the cost of the venue for the day so there will only be a token charge of £2 for the buffet lunch. If you are interested please call Jan on 01305 834126. <li> There are many of us who rely on the buses to get into town, to go shopping, to get to work. Without public transport a lot of us here in Littlemoor would feel isolated, so it’s important to have a say in the future planning of bus routes and services. Dorset County Council have just issued consultation questionnaires to find out about your travel priorities. Your answers will provide evidence to support decisions on the future network of bus services. These questionnaires are now available at the library. If public transport is important to you, please get down there and take the time to fill in the questionnaire. <li>
3:24pm Thursday 28th February 2013
In the light of public concern over recent anti- social activities, a public meeting has been called for Wednesday 6th March at St Francis Church at 7.30pm. If you have any issues or concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour in Littlemoor then go along and raise them. I understand that Inspector Les Fry will try to be there to answer any questions. There will also be updates from Dorset Police, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, Synergy Housing, Dorset County Council and Dorset Fire and Rescue. If you are unable to attend and would like to raise an issue you can contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or Melissa Fear, Community Safety Officer on 01305 226863.
6:57pm Thursday 21st February 2013
Despite freezing conditions a gang of intrepid litter pickers met outside the community hall last Wednesday and set forth to try and clear our streets of unsightly rubbish. The litter pick had been organised by the Synergy Zone3 committee and the few who turned up were joined by the Weymouth Community Volunteers and two very helpful Brownies. In the afternoon they were joined by Trish Randall the Synergy Housing Officer. By 4pm they had filled 35 bags of litter. A job well done and we all appreciate the effort they made to keep Littlemoor litter free.
11:28am Thursday 7th February 2013
There will be a Valentine Disco at the community hall this Saturday 16th starting at 8pm and going on until midnight. Adults £2 children £1. Bring a bottle, food will be on sale throughout the evening.
11:07am Thursday 24th January 2013
If you’re looking for a bargain then then look no further than our community hall. On Saturday February 3rd between 12 and 3pm there will be an indoor car boot sale. Or maybe you have recently had a spring clean or clear out and have loads of good stuff to sell? There are still a few tables available to book. Only £4 for a large one or £3 for a small one. Call Jan on 01305834126 or Colin on07576553536.
3:08pm Thursday 10th January 2013
If you’re still having trouble losing those few extra pounds you put on over Christmas then you can now make use of the newly installed outdoor gym equipment near the play area in Louviers Road. The equipment includes a Spacewalker and Chest Press and can be used by anyone from teenager to pensioner. Supplied by Wicksteed, the Chest Press requires the user to push the weight away from his or her chest in order to give the shoulder, chest and triceps’ muscles a workout. The Spacewalker on the other hand is used to improve the condition of the heart and help build mobility and strength in the hips and legs. The equipment is a good way for people to exercise together socially or add new fitness opportunities to their regular walks through the area. The project was overseen by Groundwork South after applying for funds from the Britvic “Transform Your Patch Scheme” aimed at giving communities more access to outdoor sports and recreation. Groundwork is a community and environment charity that carries out training, community, environmental and outdoor improvement projects. Additional funding was also kindly provided by the Synergy Housing Neighbourhood Panel who funded the balance required to complete the project. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council helpfully offered to order and oversee the installation of the equipment to help save costs. Local teenagers have already been keeping fit using the outdoor gym equipment and it is hoped that new pieces can be added as funding becomes available. If you would like more information please contact Toni Powell at Groundwork South on 07889 756166.
3:04pm Thursday 13th December 2012
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