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U3A - University of the Third Age

U3A is a national organisation that offers activities organised locally - an opportunity to pursue an interest or learn something new. If you have an interest that is not covered, then the organisation gives you the opportunity to start your own group. A great opportunity to meet people and make new frienda.

Website addresses:
U3A Crewkerne -
U3A Yeovil -
U3A Beaminster (actually Bridport and District -
U3A Sherborne -
U3A Dorhester -


Meeting Up

Visit the website to learn more:
for information on groups that meet up within 25 miles of Beaminster

Visit he website for information more widely is useful to discover groups that meet up in your arae. Great for pursuing an interest and making new friends


The Ivy Club

The Ivy Club is based in Maiden Newton. It meets in Maiden Newton Village Hall, and organises one or two coach trips per month. It is open to anyone to join, and the coach picks up in Cattistock, Maiden Newton, and Frampton.

To find out more, call Diane on 01300 321779 or Nadine on 01300 321779


Furnicare - Furniture Reuse Scheme

Based in Yeovil, Furnicare was founded to provide low cost furniture to those most in need in the local community, while preventing unnecessary use of landfill.

Free collection service

for donated furniture and electrical goods in South Somerset and surrounding areas
If you would like to donate an item or are interested in becoming a member, please get in touch

Teephone 01935 433416 - Email: - click here

Fernicare is a subsidiary of Somerset Care and Repair Ltd, Charlton Estate, Shepton Mallet, BA4 1PS Reg 28896R Tel 01749 345375 - click here **This website not available in December 2017 - it is being re-formatted


Dorset POPP ... a service that builds resilience for people and their communities

POPP: Partnership for Older People Programm- - click here to visit site

How can a Wayfinder help you?

Dorset POPP and Early Help Wayfinders can find the information or service that can support you to live the life you would like to

Need information about support or activities for any of the following?

Feeling safe and secure - Facing discrimination - Being part of your community - Making a positive contribution - Having choice and control - Staying fit and healthy - Conisidering your housing options

Contact us for FREE , impartial and confidential information

Contact telephone numbers: 01202 946111 or 01305 548111
Email: (click here)
Or contact your local Wayfinder: Ellis Ford - 07825 264346


Oil Buying Group - COGS - Chimes Oil Buying Group

COGS is a non profit making group, set up purely for this part of Dorset

It cost £12 per year to join the group and this allows you to order oil as and when required. Oil is ordered by the group roughly every other month, and ordering deadlines appear on the home page of the Corscombe website.

Telephone me (Sally-Jane Emm) on 01297 444347 or Email b y clicking to find out more

COGS can generally save around 10p per litre because it is placing bulk orders and becaus eit is a not for profit group


Oil Buying Group - Newslogs

Newslogs can save members on the cost of domestic heating oil as well as Red & White Diesel.

Newslogs is able to save its members money by making a single large quantity oil order to one supplier which is made up from many small member orders. We regulary make orders for 100,000+ litres from our members. This reduces the price per litre for all of our members. Members can expect to save 2 - 5 pence per litre.

Membership is FREE and there is no obligation to purchase.

Join us now for your free weekly newsletter letting you know order dates and current prices of all orders.

Over 4000 members are already saving money! These members include domestic users, farms, schools, doctors, dentists, village halls and even a local beer company.

Click here - - to visit their website



A fifty plus forum offering an opportunity to meet regularly, aimed at those aged 50 or over.
Provides social events and opportunities to learn more about how to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.


With Mary George. Friday afternoons 2pm to 4pm Skyrm Room, Public Hall
Chair exercises to music - - £2.50 includes raffle and light refreshments.

Thursday Club

Third Thursday of the month 2pm to 4pm at St. Mary’s Gardens.
A social gathering with visiting speaker or various demonstrations. £2 includes raffle and refreshments.


Second Friday in March, June, September and December. 11am Beamister Public Hall.
Speakers, music, events and demonstrations.
coffee, tea and lunch. Fee varies.

Coach Trips

The Beaminster Seniors runs a couple of coach outings per year

Tuesday sing-a-long

Fortnightly 10am to 11.45 am at Abbeyfield House, Yarn Barton, Beaminster.
‘Music for Memories’ led by Hilary Foggo of Age Concern, Dorchester.
Hilary Foggo 01305-269444.

Mosterton Computer Club

Tuesday mornings 9-45am to 11-45am at The Admiral Hood, Mosterton.
For the over 50’s. Experienced P.C. handlers are available to assist, £1 including coffee.

People from 26 surrounding villages welcome to all these events.\

For more information contact Annemarie Bishop-Spangenberg - - 01308 488058 or Margaret Humphrey 01308 863005.


Dorchester AgeUK

Telephone 0344 2451291

This website contains a lot of information about the organisation and what it does, as well as a calendar of activities on it's front page

Click the link below to explore


Citzens Advice Bureau

Telephone 0344 2451291

If you need advice or informatioon about any problem, call Citizens Advice

If your problem is complex, an appointment can be made to see and adviser at Sherborune CAB, The Manor House, Newland, DT9 3JL

Alternatively visit:
The local site is:


Halstock Community Room for Hire

Only £5 per 3-hour session A light, comfortable and well-appointed meeting room located at the rear of Halstock Village Shop. Suitable for meetings of up to 12 people seated, or more standing.

Hire includes:

  • Tables and Chairs
  • Use of kitchen with kettle, cutlery and corckery
  • Heating and lighting
  • Separate entry and depsarture after shop closing hours
  • Computer / printer available at small extra cost
Contact Tony Hill, Secretary – 01935 892485


Yeovil District Swimming Club

Do you love swimming? Do you want to learn how to swim fast? Then why not join Yeovil District Swimming Club!

The club trains young athletes from the age of 8 to adulthood and various locations in the Yeovil and Sherborne area. The swimmers enjoy success at all levels from County to Regional through to National Competitions and beyond. New swimmers to the club between 8 and 11 years can enjoy their first month training free.

To find out more and to book your assessment, please contact or go to


Dorset Police

Do it online is a contact portal that can be found on the front page of our website www.Dorset.police.UK

You can do the following through the website:

  • Report a crime or Incident - that is not happening now
  • Request a call back
  • Leave a message for an officer
  • Make a complaint
  • Obtain information under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Leave Comments, compliments and suggestions
  • Make a general enquiry
  • Email the police -
  • Call the police on 101 for non-emergency issues
  • Check whether NED can asnwer your quesions: THIS IS A REALLY USEFUL RESOURCE
  • In an emergency call 999


New Emergency Number

A new national telephone number - 105 - from 6 September 2016

A new national number launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.
Key Points:

  • 105 will connect you to your local electricity network operators
  • 105 is a free service
  • Call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines or substations that could put anyone in danger

We welcome new Members and visitors to any meeting.

We are a friendly group of 25 – 30 people, who live in Beaminster and the surrounding area and who enjoy taking photographs.

No! Members range from total beginners to those who have a fair amount of experience. The object is to share our experience, to learn from each other and to help each other to produce better photo-graphs. New Season starts 15th September at The Museum in Beaminster at 7.30pm
To find out more please visit our web site:

NHS Dorset Website
Useful health information and links to other health-related information - '

The PCC is an elected official body responsible for the governance and oversight of Dorset Police as well as for working more widely with local partners, organisations and communities to improve community safety and criminal justice outcomes across the whole of Dorset. The PCC also acts as the 'public voice in policing' - representing the views of the public in determining the strategic priorities for policing locally during his term of office.

With that in mind we want to make it as easy as possible for people to find out information relating to the work of the PCC and to make contact if/when required. One important element of this is our website, detailed below.

Working Together to Keep Dorset Safe

Find us on Twitter (@PCCDorset) and Facebook (PCC Dorset)

Fish and Chips
The fish and chip van visits Halstock 5pm - 7pm each Thursday. This is a great resource so please use it to ensure we keep the service

If you have ideas regarding sites that should be linked to, then please contact Chris Chapman

First Dorset Credit Union - now called Wyvern Savings and Loans

The Fire Station, Bull Lane, Maiden Newton

Open every Tuesday evening 5pm to 7pm

Come and talk to us if you would like to discuss ethical loans and savings.

Local contact: Nicola Butler - 01300 320671 - Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Reg No 213628