THE CHIMES Oil Group Syndicate (COGS) will be accepting their next order on Friday, September 17.

Please telephone on that date only for your oil requirements or email prior to that date. Please be accurate with the amount of oil to be delivered and remember that oil cannot be delivered in less than 500 litres quantity to any household.

Ensure that all addresses, telephone numbers and emails are correct and that you are available for contacting on the Monday afternoons following the oil order date, so that you can be provided with the usual information for you to deal with payments.

If you receive this information by email or answerphone, could you please confirm receipt of the message by email, text or phone.

Oil is normally delivered within the next 10 working days. There is an annual charge of £10 to cover expenses. Unless this payment is made in advance, the oil order cannot be processed for this household. Cheques to be made payable to Mrs S-J Emm and sent to 6 Lym Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3DE Other contact details are telephone 01297 444347 and email Future dates for oil orders are Friday, September 17, Friday, October 29 and Friday, November 26.

  • Maiden Newton Art Group’s autumn programme starts on Wednesday, September 15.

New members are always welcome, so do come along to Maiden Newton Village Hall.

This friendly group meets at 2pm through to 4.30pm every Wednesday up to December 8.

For further details, please ring Cindy Chant (01300 321010) or Ann Smith (01300 320863)

  • STRATTON and Bradford Peverell WI’s next meeting will be on Thursday, September 16, when the speaker will be Jennie Newman on the subject of Patagonia.
  • IMPACT Ladies Lunch will have their next meeting at 12.30 on Wednesday, September 15 in Melbury Osmond Village Hall.

Ruth Guy will talk about ‘Treasure Hunts in the Blackout – My Sory of ME’.

The cost will be £5 to include lunch. If you would like to book a place, please contact Sheelagh Rennie on 01935 83993 or 07551243343.

  • THE NEXT meeting of the Melbury Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday, September 18, when the guest speaker will be one of the club’s own members, Mike Pring. Mike will give an illustrated talk on his travels in the Sudan.

The MMB is always well attended, but there is still room for new members.

The club meets at the Southern Counties Shooting Club Café on Wardon Hill, starting at 8.30am and finishing at about 9.45am.

There is a vegetarian option for those who require it.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please let Paul Wilcock know no later than the Thursday before the meeting (Tel 01300 321112 or Future dates include November 20 (Major General Tim Cross), January 15, 2011 (Bishop of Sherborne) and March 19, 2011 (Graham Carr) A skittles evening with a curry meal has also been arranged for members and their partners on Friday, November 12 at the Fox and Hounds in Cattistock.

  • A HARVEST Market will be held at the Savill Hall in Cattistock between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, September 18.

This is basically a gathering of local producers arranged by the Gardens Festival Committee.

The event is sponsored by Little Groves Nurseries in Beaminster.

There will be local produce, homemade baked goods, local jams, marmalades and chutneys and fresh produce.

There will also be stalls offering garden bric-a-brac, tools, books on gardening and local arts and crafts, as well as a selection of plants and topiary available.

Refreshments will include bacon butties and homemade soup with baguettes.

Funds raised will be shared between Cattistock Church and the children’s playground.

The committee will be grateful for any contributions – plants and produce (Julia Cumming on 01300 320821), baked goods (Wendy Gregory on 01300 320190), homemade soups (Erle Shaw on 01300 321052) and bric-a-brac (Nick Shaw on 01300 321052). Items can also be delivered to Nick Shaw at Ellerslie in Cattistock.

  • RAMPISHAM Village Hall is the venue for a pub night with a difference (a pizza and pasta night).

The date for your diary is Saturday, September 18 and the time is 7pm.

Do come along to meet up with others and enjoy a night of socialising and good food.

  • ST MICHAEL and All Angels Patronal Festival and Rampisham’s Harvest Festival will be celebrated at 11am on Sunday, September 26.
  • THE FRIENDS of St. Mary’s and the Thomas Hardye School present an evening of exciting and eclectic music at St Mary’s Church in Stratton at 7.30pm on Thursday, September 23.

Tickets cost £5 (£4 for children). This price includes post-concert refreshments.

All proceeds will go to he Friends of St Mary’s Church.

Tickets are available from Tracy (01305 267480), Deane (01305 250086), Ian (01305 264181) or on the door.

This is a not to be missed occasion showcasing the outstanding musical talent of the students at the Thomas Hardye School.

  • MELBURY Team Mothers’ Union will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 22.

Founded in 1876, the Mothers’ Union, despite its name, is open to men and women who believe in Christian values and is worldwide. Everyone is welcome at meetings.

  • MEMBERS of the Ivy Club in Maiden Newton are reminded about the half-day outing to Shaftesbury on Tuesday, September 21.
  • THE DORCHESTER Classic Vehicle Club will be holding a club meeting in the Frampton Village Hall from 7.30pm on Thursday, September 23 with the Freewheelers Emergency motorcycle Service coming to do a talk.

All new members will be made very welcome.

  • PRIZE BINGO has been organised at Frampton Village Hall on Saturday, September 25.

Eyes down is at 7.30pm.

For more information, please contact Heather Merritt on 01300 320453.