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Telephone 07533 904868 or email: enquiries@jnfell.co.uk


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Better Choice Cleaning  http://betterchoicecleaning.co.uk
Telephone 07977 003056

Bryan G Paulleys
Oil Tank Services
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Telephone 01963 363870

CMS Builders  http://cmsbuilderssomerset.co.uk/
01935 509 479 / 07803 187 871

Elder and Froy
Estate Agents
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Tel 01308 862606

Girling & Bowditch
Veterinary Surgeons
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Telephone 01308 862312

GR Sweeps
Chimney Sweep Service
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Tel 01460 241 440

Groves Nurseries  https://grovesnurseries.co.uk/
Tel 01460 241 440

Humberts Estate Agents  http://www.humberts.com/
Tel 01460 241 440

Kennedys Estate Agents  http://www.kennedysestateagents.co.uk/
Bridport. Telephone 01308 421091

Kitson & Trotman Solicitors  http://kitsonandtrotman.co.uk/
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Newslogs Oil Buying Syndicate  http://www.newslogs.co.uk/
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Paul Howard Landscaping  http://pjhlandscapes.vpweb.co.uk/
Telephone 01935 891092
or 07774 272690

PR Elford Ltd Plumbing & Heating  http://prelford.co.uk/
Telephone 01305 751594

Stone Pits Construction Ltd  07966 216090
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Beaminster: Tel: 01308 863100

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Bridport: Tel: 01308 423 726

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Chedington: Tel: 01935 891 244

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Calendar of Events

Sunday
4 December
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
DVORAK Conductor: Miles Nipper

11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance

Further information from Anthea Lovelock
info@Pendomer.org.uk - 01935891328

If you play an instrument, why not offer to take part!
Pendomer Church 11.30am 
to 6pm
Sunday
4 December
The Jungle Book
Halstock Village Cinema

The next Filmflix film in Halstock Village Hall will be an afternoon matinee and will be Jungle Book.
Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure

Tickets are £4 for 14 and under and £6 for adults; Bar; Tea and Coffee; raffle (all donations welcome). Tickets from Trish on 891394, Peter on 891822, and from the village shop. Proceeds go towards the much-needed village hall funds for new chairs. Please do come and support us and have an enjoyable evening. If paying at the door, it would be very helpful to have the right money.

Bring the children to this easy-going family event
Halstock Village Hall 3 for 3.30pm 
Tuesday
6 December
Mini Christmas Market
Tea, coffee and cakes, and many items to browse and buy for Christmas
If you have any Christmas fare you would like to sell, bring it along
Community Room Halstock 10am start 
Tuesday
6 December
CORSCOMBE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Re-boot for the Local History Group at Edna's. Bring queries, news, photos. Anything about Corscombe and the surroundings from the year dot to now.
1 Woodfold View, Corscombe 7.30pm 
Wednesday
7 December
Babylon Morris
Come and join BABYLON. We are a winter Morris side who practice in Corscombe Village Hall and dance out over the New Year

Beginners welcome. For more information contact Andrea on 01460 271208
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Thursday
8 December
Mobile Library
Old Post Office Corscombe 11.55am 
to 12.20pm
Friday
9 December
Neighbourhood development plan steering group
Volunteer members of the Group will start the consultation process.
corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
9 December
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
Corscmbe   
Sunday
11 December
Carols by Candelight
Followed by refreshments
St Mary's Corscombe 5pm 
Sunday
11 December
Artsreach presents Christmas Time
Funny musical comedy for all the family 10 )
Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why shouldn't they? It is Christmas Day and theya re serving time at Her Majesty's pleasure. But why should they not be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What is stopping them from creating Christmas round them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on a festival of carols, Claus, Christ and Custody! Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films. Watch them build a wonderful Merry Christmas around them with songs , showmen and lots of laughs in this truly festive show that puts the 'cell' firmly back in the celibrations

Written by Daniel Richards and Miracle Theatre’s Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey (Kneehigh and o-region), Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all the family which promises to be a fun, festive and fantastically funny!
www.artsreach.co.uk

Tickets £9.00,£7.00, Family £28.00 From Deborah Childs 01935891744

Come along to Halstock to enjoy another fabulous Artsreach show ( our last one "Kinetics" in October was a sell out, and brilliant).

Light Refreshments with a festive flavour will be available
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Sunday
11 December
Carols by Candlelight
Followed by Refreshments

If attending the carol service at Corscombe Church on 11 Decekber, please bring some kind and helpful Christmas gifts for those unfortunate ladies, and sometimes their children, fleeing their homes, mainly due to domestic violence, and therefore needing to say in West Dorset Woman's Refuge in Dorchester
St Mary's Corscombe 5pm 
Monday
12 December
Halstock and District WI
Christmas Cake and Carols
Halstock Village Hall 2.30pm 
Tuesday
13 December
Garden Waste collection
Corscombe   
Tuesday
13 December
Tuesday Club
Christmas Lunch

Please let Jenny Thorne (891847) know if you would like to come by 1st December
Haddon House Hotel in West Bay   
Wednesday
14 December
Mid Week Holy Communion
With an opportunity to stay and chat afterwards over a cup of tea/coffee. If you would like to come but getting there is a problem please call Liz or Tony on 891898. Or if you or someone you know is housebound and would like to take Communion at home please let us know in advance and every effort will be made to arrange this
Community Room Halstock 11am 
Wednesday
14 December
Babylon Morris
Come and join BABYLON. We are a winter Morris side who practice in Corscombe Village Hall and dance out over the New Year

Beginners welcome. For more information contact Andrea on 01460 271208
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Wednesday
14 December
Carol Singing around the Village
Meet at the Village Hall car park at 6pm
Refreshments provided
All welcome!
Corscombe 6pm 
Friday
16 December
Youth Club
Ages 8 – 17 - £1 members, £2.50 non-members per session
(1 free taster session)
Membership £20 per year – email:
corscombeyouthclub@gmail.com

Activities include
X Box – Wii- Chill out Zone - Karaoke - Pool/Snooker
Theatre trips - Kayaking - Football - Table Tennis – Badminton - Craft making

We are keen to involve our local community and if you have a skill or hobby that you think would interest our young people and you would like to come along please let us know. Or perhaps if you have a free Friday to assist in volunteering as a helper it would be very welcome.

corscombeyouthclub@gmail.com
Corscombe Village Hall 6.30pm 
to 8.30pm
Friday
16 December
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscmbe   
Saturday
17 December
Chikdren's Christmas Party
or 0-8 year olds (and older siblings)

If you haven't received an invitation and would like one
OR
If you know anyone who would like to receive an invitation
OR
If grandchildren are staying that weekend & would like to join in

Please contact Liz on 891898 or atc54@waitrose.com
(and leave a message with name & number)
no later than Saturday, 3rd December
We don't want anyone to miss out on the fun!

Crafts, entertainment and yummy grub
AND.....
A very special visitor ... Ho, ho, ho!!!!
Halstock Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 5pm
Sunday
18 December
Blue Christmas
For some this may be the first Christmas without a loved one.

With the help of The Reverend David Harknett, Nucky Butler will hold this special event. It is for anyone, regardless of faith to attend.
The service will include songs, poems or prose that were particularly special to those who have died. There will be refreshments afterwards, and people will be available to talk to privately.

If you would like to be part of the service, contact Nicky Butler on 01300 320671 / email nicolabutler48@gmail.com
Cattistock Church 3pm 
Sunday
18 December
Carol Service
Do come and join in this traditional Christmas service
AND
enjoy the Festive Refreshments which will be served before the service
St Juthware and St Mary's Church Halstock 5.30 for 6pm 
Sunday
18 December
Crib Service
especially for young families

Festive refreshments served after the service
St Juthware and St Mary's Church Halstock 10am 
Monday
19 December
Silence
Gatcombe, home of Helen and John Perris 5pm 
Wednesday
21 December
Babylon Morris
Come and join BABYLON. We are a winter Morris side who practice in Corscombe Village Hall and dance out over the New Year

Beginners welcome. For more information contact Andrea on 01460 271208
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Thursday
22 December
Mobile Library
This is probably the last visit by the mobile library - a service that will be missed
Old Post Office Corscombe 11.55am 
to 12.20pm
Friday
23 December
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
24 December
Crib Service
For all families and children
Corscombe Court 4.30pm 
Sunday
25 December
Christmas Day in Church
Family Service, including Communion
St Mary's Corscombe 10.30am 
Saturday
31 December
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
• Extra recycling will be collected if placed in your own boxes, with glass kept separate
Corscombe   
Saturday
31 December
New Year’s Eve ceilidh
BABYLON (Your local Morris team) INVITE YOU TO THEIR
NEW YEAR EVE PARTY
LIVE MUSIC AND BARN DANCING
FREE ADMISSION but there will be a raffle
BRING YOUR OWN DRINK AND FOOD TO SHARE
More details from Rosemary 891415 or Andrea 01460 271208
Corscombe Village Hall 8.30pm 
to Late
Saturday
31 December
New Year Party
Family friendly
Ploughman's Supper
Tickets £5

Tel Hazel on 01935 891113
Halstock Village Hall 8pm 
to Late
Sunday
1 January
Babylon Dancing
Various Pubs   
Thursday
5 January
Mobile Library
It is likely that the mobile library will have ceased operation by this date - confirmation to follow
Old Post Office Corscombe 11.55am 
to 12.20pm
Friday
6 January
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
6 January
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
• Up to two extra sacks of rubbish will be collected if placed next to your bin - first collection after Christmas
Corscombe   
Saturday
7 January
Big Breakfast
Come along and enjoy a fine breakfast and a sociable Saturday morning
Cooked / Continental / Vegetarian options
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Saturday
7 January
Big Breakfast
Cooked / Continental / Vegetarian options.
Just the ticket to lift that early January void
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Tuesday
10 January
Royal British Legion (Halstock & District Branch)
We urgently need new members, if you are interested call me for more details or just turn up at the next meeting. For details of the Quiz Night please see separate article.
Peter Brinck, 01935 891822
Rest and Welcome Inn 7.30pm 
Tuesday
10 January
Garden Waste collection
Corscombe   
Tuesday
10 January
Tea/Coffee & Cakes
Start again today - every Tuesday and Wednesday
Community Room, Halstock Shop 1030am 
to 11.30am
Thursday
12 January
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
12 January
Corscombe Fete and Fest Planning Meeting
If you would like to be involved in the planning for tis event, please come along to the meeting. The meetings are fast and fun!
tba 7pm 
to 9pm
Monday
16 January
Halstock Fete Planning Meeting
Why not come along and get involved
Community Room Halstock 7.30pm 
Thursday
19 January
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
19 January
Roman Heritage Evening
Organised by Friends of St Mary and St Juthware Church
Halstock Village Hall   
Saturday
21 January
Halstock Village Cinema
Details to follow
Halstock Village Hall   
Saturday
21 January
Melbury Mens Breakfast
Brother Sam Hilfield Priory

Details to follow
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30qm 
to 9.45am
Sunday
22 January
Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast
Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing
church. A relaxed new event in Halstock
Village Hall that just might have answers
to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls
and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk,
and we’ll search for answers as we travel
through life together

Church – but not as we know it!
Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Thursday
26 January
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall  7pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
2 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Sunday
5 February
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
ELGAR Serenade in E minor arranged for Wind Decet

11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance
Pendomer Church 11.30am 
to 6pm
Thursday
9 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
10 February
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Thursday
16 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
23 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall  7pm 
to 9pm
Sunday
26 February
Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast
Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing
church. A relaxed new event in Halstock
Village Hall that just might have answers
to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls
and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk,
and we’ll search for answers as we travel
through life together

Church – but not as we know it!
Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Thursday
2 March
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Sunday
5 March
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
MOZART Serenade in B flat for Thirteen Instruments

11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance
Pendomer Church   
Thursday
9 March
Friends of First Responders AGM
The Friends Group supports the First Responders, monitoring the accounts and setting development targets

The meeting is open to anyone in the area to attend, so why not come along for an interesting evening -

topped off with a Wine & Cheese reception

Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9pm
Friday
10 March
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Sunday
26 March
Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast
Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing
church. A relaxed new event in Halstock
Village Hall that just might have answers
to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls
and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk,
and we’ll search for answers as we travel
through life together

Church – but not as we know it!
Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Sunday
2 April
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
GABRIELI Sonata Pian e' Forte arranged Waterhouse for Eight Bassoons!

11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance
Pendomer Church   
Friday
7 April
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
19 May
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
17 June
Corscombe Fete and Fest
This is a whole village event that brings everyone together to support the Corscombe Community. Please put the date in your diary and invite family and friends to attend
The Court, Corscombe 12 noon 
to 11pm
Friday
14 July
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
8 September
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
20 October
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
24 November
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
Christmas 2017 oil order date   
 


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Melbury Team Choir
Meets on the first and third Friday of each month
6.30pm to 7.30pm at Saint Mary's Church, Maiden Newton
Attendance / membership of the choir is free and no audition is required.
We sing at a few of the major church festivals (e.g. Easter, Christmas), occasional team services and at weddings on request, but there is no obligation to attend any of these events if you are not able to.

We will be singing for the most part sacred music from printed scores, but do please feel free to come along even if you have only limited music reading ability.

Please do come along and give it a try!!
It is really a very small time commitment and a lot of fun!

For more information and rehearsal dates please contact Jen Muggleton on 01300 32147 / email jmm@isvr.soton.ac.ukor John Perris on 01935 891515 / email john.perris1@btinternet.com

Weekly Yoga Classes
Starting on Thursday 8th September 2016 Esther Benwell from Crewkerne will be holding weekly yoga classes in Halstock village hall.
Classes start at 7.30 pm until 9.00pm.
If you are interested or want more information please get in touch with me or just come along on 8th. Also please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested
Conact Deborah Childs - 01935 891744 - Email: mrcgchilds@btinternet.com

Exercise with Phoenix Phsique
Wednesdays in Haltsock Village Hall

Ladies: 7pm to 8pm

Men: 8.15pm - 9.15pm

Halstock and District Gardening Club
Meets monthly - ask in the shop for details
Details will be placed here once known

Halstock Football Club
The team is meeting and playing matches.

When more details emerge they will be placed here (ask in the shop for details)

Shed Talk
Sharing food ...... talking together ..... learning Jesus

Shed Talk is a group of men who meet weekly on
Wednesdays at 7.15pm at the Fox Inn, Corscombe.

We discuss various issues of the day over a pint and a light meal. The topics are varied and range from male characters in the bible to current issues, such as the problems faced with re-housing the influx of migrants. There is no fixed agenda and any item is up for discussion.

Whether you are a regular church- goer, or just on the fringe or merely interested, you are more than welcome to come along and join us. If you would like more information or to book a place, contact Andrew Tomkins - 01935 891083

In part the name dervies from a radio programme. ShedTalk is a series of devotional thoughts and discussion programmes by men for men. Hosted by Carl Beech and friends, their aim is to help men get to know Jesus better and bring their friends to faith. Sunday at 9pm on Premier Christian Radio.

(Carl is an Elim minister and heads up Christian Vision for Men (CVM), a movementfocussed on evangelising to men)

Click the link:

http://www.premierchristianradio.com/shows/sunday/shedtalk

Corscombe's No 2 Book Club
A new book club (as of 30 April 2016) is being set up by Sarah Cooke as the existing group is over-subscribed. If you would like to know more, contact Sara Cooke on 01935 892399 / 07710 506785, or email by clicking here. Or visit the club's facebook page called Corscombe Book Club

Melbury Messy Church
Second Sunday of the month 3pm - 5pm - venue changes for each session
Making Sunday afternoons fun! A new way of doing church for all the family, involving craft activities, songs, story telling, family friendly worship all themed around a Bible story and followed by a yummy tea.

For more information: messyelbury@aol.co.uk
Contacts:
sheelaghrennie@gmail.com 01935 83003
justine.hart@mac.com 01935 83150
kimvsibley@gmail.com 01300 321306
Website: Click here
Facebook: Messy Church Melbury

Halstock WI (Womens' Institute)
Meets on the 4th Monday of the month
All meetings start at 2.30pm in the winter months and Halstock W.I. welcomes any ladies who would like to come along

Badminton in Halstock Village Hall
At 7.30pm on most Tuesdays a small group of people gather at the Hall to play badminton. The skill level ranges from learner to pretty good so if you have never played, why not come along and give it a try, don’t worry if you don’t have a racket as we have spares. There is also a wide range of ages from 10 to nearly 80 so as you can see everybody would be welcome. Peter Brinck 01935 891822

Paper Loading at Corscombe Village Hall
At 8.30am on the second Saturday of every odd month, intrepid Corscombe residents gather in the car park to transfer paper from the paper shed to a steel container - all done to raise money for the village hall. With half a dozen helpers, it takes less than 30 minutes - and is good gentle excercise. Why not come along and help?!

Community Swim at Stickland's School
FOSSA (Friends of Stickland's School Association) are delighted to announce the following openening times:
Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm - term time
Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm - school holidays
All Saturdays 10am to 12 noon
£1 per child / swimmer
All children need to be accompanied (at the pool side or in the water if appropriate)
Opening times may vary - contact the school - Tel 01935 83287 for details

Halstock Reading Group welcomes new members.
If you enjoy reading books and meeting up with like minded people why not come and join us. We meet once a month in each others’ houses to discuss the book that we have all just read, courtesy of Beaminster Library, enjoy a glass of wine and have a good chat.
For more information contact Letitia (Tish) Costello on 01935 891441 / 07979 204 087 or email letitia.costello@btinternet.com

Weekly Bus Times
To receive particulars from 'Nordcat' ring 01258 472164. You will have to fill in a registration form; there are some in the Information Exchange (The red Telephone Kiosk). You need to book your seat by ringing the above number on a Thursday before 4pm and ask what time to expect the bus. The bus comes to your address, always on a Friday, but timing may vary. The return times from Tesco's also may vary, but you should be informed about the expected time of pickup.

This company is partly assisted by charity. You can use your bus pass, but will have to pay full fare if you have not got one. The cost to register is £5 per year. No other costs involved, but it would help the bus to continue running if you put at least £1 in the box on the bus, this is optional.

There is also a bus to Dorchester Market on a Wednesday, so you would have to book before 4pm on a Tuesday.

Tea/Coffee and Cakes are served in the Halstock Community Room every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 11.30am. Please come along and support and meet friends

Sequence Dancing Classes are held at Halstock Village Hall on the first Monday of every month, 8pm to 10.20pm. All welcome and enquiries to Richard (Dick) and Heather Haines 01935 426371 - Cancelled due to fall in membership - telephone for up to date information

Bridge Nights are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7.30pm in Halstock Community Room. Enquiries 01935 891249

Pot Luck Lunches
Held every Wednesday in Halstock Village Hall
Contact details not known currently - visit Halstock Village Hall on a Wednesday lunchtime to find out more
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Line Dancing
Classes held every Monday afternoon (term term) in Corscombe Village Hall
Contact Daphne Davis for details - 891647

Maiden Newton Art Group
Meets every Wednesday in Maiden Newton Village Hall, 2pm to 4.30pm. All standards from beginner upwards
Details from Jane on 01300 321405 or from Lesley on 891015

Babylon Morris side
Meets occasional Wednesday evenings in Corscombe Village Hall, 8pm. All welcome.
Visit teh website below to find out more
Website www.babylon.org.uk

Indoor short mat bowls
Meets every Friday in Corscombe Village Hall, 2pm.
Why not come along to find out more

Corscombe Book Club
A vibrant group that meets regularly
Call Paula (01935 892461) for more details

South Perrott Short Mat Bowls club
Have you just moved into the area? Would you be interested in taking up a relaxing gamne with a very sociable club?
Even if you have no experience we would have you bowling within hours.
We meet (September to May) on Monday evenings (7.30pm to 9.45pm) and Tuesday afternoons (2pm to 4.45pm) in the South Perrott Village Hall
More infrmation from Peter Hinton (891292), Bob Buckland (891404) or Jane Allen (Corscombe - 891684)

Corscombe and Halstock Youth Club 8-17 years
Corscombe Village Hall Friday 7pm - 9pm
Activities include badminton, team sports, nerf wars, guest activities and events. Trips include kayaking and theatre
£1 members and £2 non-members per session
Membership £12 per year
Enquiries to halstockyouthclub2012@gmail.com

Halstock Botanical Art Group
Halstock Village Community Room, Wednesday mornings from 9am

Halstock Art Group
Halstock Village Community room, Friday evenings from 6pm

The Parish Walks Group
For all parishes in The Chimes area.
This is an open walking group; anyone may come along but each person takes responsibility for her/himself.
All the dates for 2011 or on this page, and details of each walk appear one month before in The Chimes. Dogs are allowed (on leads). Walks start at 10.15am for 10.30am (to allow for lunch orders) and walks generally end with a pub lunch. Lengths vary from walk to walk and also long/short options are generally available for each walk.
Contact Margaruite Pring for details (01935 872 485)

St Mary's Church, Corscombe - open for prayer
Monday's at 9.30am and Fridays 6pm to 8pm
All welcome.

Silence in Corscombe
The last Monday of each month (apart from August when there is no meeting)
Takes place at Gatcombe, the home of Helen and John Perris, and starts at 5pm.
All welcome

Halstock Book Club
Calling all bookworms
The book group meets monthly at members’ houses to discuss the “book of the month”.
Discussions aided by a glass of wine or two!
Books have included latest best sellers as well as prize winners.
New members are welcome, so if you love reading come and join us.
Contacts for details: 891744; 891449.

Community Singing
St Mary's Church, Halstock
10am to 11.30am

Community singing sessions every Tuesday morning . All welcome, no singing experience necessary, just a sense of humour. Wide variety of songs. £1 per session Tel Hazel for more information 891113

Corscombe & Halstock Community First Responders
We provide emergency medical support to cover the gap between calling 999 and an ambulance arriving. We work with the South West Ambulance Service Trust. We are a team of volunteers trained by the ambulance service.

We meet the first Thurday of each month for training - at 7.30pm in Corscombe Village Hall.
Why not come along to find out more - we are always looking for volunteers to join our strong team
Call Chris 01935 891015 or Dick on 01935 891847 to find out more.

Children's Actiities
Corscombe Village Hall
Wednesday Mornings - mother and toddler group - themed series of events learning about chosen topics
Monday 10am to 2pm and Tuesdays 10am to 2pm - Mother and toddler craft activities, with an outdoor programme in the summer months

Sunday Club
Generally the 4th Sunday of the month in St Mary's Church Halstock
Activities, stories and songs based on the Bible. Everyone (from anywhere in the Team) welcome. Current ages range from 1 to 7(ish), but if older children wish to join in, it would be great to have their help.
Call Liz on 891898 for more information

Badminton Group
Badminton is played most Tuesday evenings in Halstock Village Hall. If you would like to join, you would be most welcome.

Zumba
Wednesday evenings 7.30pm at Halstock Village Hall - all welcome

Kettlebell
Tuesday evenings at Halstock Village Hall - 6.30pm

Meet our Local Police Community Support Officer
Sarah runs a session on the last Tuesday of the month, in The Maiden Newton Coffee Shop.
Come along to raise any issues or to find out more about what she does. Telephone 01305 226815 / 07500 816292

Classic Cars at The Fox
Every second Thursday evening of the month, classic cars meet at The Fox.
Worth a look in and a pint or a meal!

Corscombe Walking Group
A group of Corscombe Ladies do a weekly Corscombe & Surroundings walk. The group meets at 9.30am on Thursday mornings (weather and availability permitting), for a very enjoyable two or three hour walk. If you would like to join then please call Daphne on 891647

Knit and Natter
Knit and Natter sessions are now held on the first Thursday of every month, an informal get together that will keep you up-to-date with village news and will help you finally complete that half-finished cardigan that your husband, son, daughter, grandchild has been waiting for
Enquire at Halstock Village Shop for details

Community Speedwatch
A team of volunteers that measures vehicle speeds through the villages of Corscombe and Halstock. They work in teams of three and are easily spotted in their yellow jackets. More volunteers welcome. Contact Stuart Turner for Corscombe (891765) or Tony Hill for Halstcok (892485)

Friends of Common Lane
Common Lane runs from Halstock to Corscombe and is a popular walkway and bridal path. A group of local volunteers work to improve and maintain the lane so all may enjoy it. If you would like to help or would lke to support by becoming a 'friend' please contact Freda Hennessy on 01935 891448