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Telephone 0800 652 837

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Telephone 01305 262636

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Telephone 0798 407 3185
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Telephone 01308 861100
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Telephone 01963 363870

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GR Sweeps - Chimney Sweep Service http://www.grsweeps.co.uk/
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Groves Nurseries
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Humberts Estate Agents
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Telephone 01935 891092 or 07774 272690

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Symonds & Sampson Estate Agents
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Corscombe Roll of Honour

Bryan Harvey has produced an excellent document that gives detailed information regarding those from Corscombe killed in action in the First World War

Go to the History page to downoad the docuemnt, or click this link


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Calendar of Events

Thursday
19 April
Tuesday Club

The exciting sound of the steel band


Come and have a go!

Because the first Tuesday in April is so close to Easter, we have organised something different. On Thursday April 19th, anyone who wants to have a go at making music out of steel drums is invited to South Perrott Village Hall between 4 pm and 5 pm.

We will receive instruction from Mike Hayes at a cost of £6 per person, and it should be fun!
For further details please contact me.
Jane Allen (891684)
Visit South Perrott Steel BAnd 4pm 
to 5pm
Friday
20 April
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
21 April
Halstock Village Cinema

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (12A)

Stranded on a mountain after an air crash, two strangers
must work together to cross hundreds of miles of
wilderness. Kate Winslet and Idris Elba on top form.

Tickets £6 each from Halstock Shop or on the door
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Saturday
21 April
Italian pop-up restaurant
'

Buongiorno !!

INTRODUCING THE POP UP ITALIAN RESTAURANT !!



Varied three course meal
from £12 to £17

Come and enjoy good food good company and a bar

Tickets in advance from
Rosemary Lovegrove 01935 891415 - rosemary.lovegr@btinternet.com
Paul Rendell 07540 489517 paulrendell@icloud.com

There are limited numbers so avoid disappointment and reserve your ticket before 14 April

Proceeds towards Village Hall up keep

Arrivederci !!


Corscombe Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Sunday
22 April
Breakfast Church


in Halstock Village Hall
 

Next Meeting Sunday 22 April and every fourth Sunday


Come and share croissants, bacon rolls, good coffee, and explore the Christian faith in an easy, relaxed style of worship that is ideal for the family

Part of the Melbury Team Ministry
Church - but not as we know it!

Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Sunday
22 April
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The meeting will be followed by a service of Compline

All welcome

If you wish to vote on any issues raised, please ensure you are registered on the Electoral Role

(Contact The Churchwarden, David Clegg, on 892488)
St Mary's and St Juthware, Halstock 5pm 
Monday
23 April
Halstock WI
AGM and celebration of our 52nd year since the foundation of Halstock WI

We always welcome new members
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
27 April
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
28 April
Local Farmers' Market
Sowing Seeds Farmer's Market will bring local farmers and producers together in support of Ezo Farmers
Maiden Newton Village Hall 10qm 
to 2pm
Sunday
29 April
Joly Communion
Maiden Newton 8am 
Tuesday
1 May
Garden Waste collection
Corscombe   
Tuesday
1 May
Tuesday Club
We are going to welcome Julie Hammon from Dorset AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Getting out and about and walking in the Dorset countryside is good for our health. Julie will tell us about places to visit; And about a project called 'Stepping into Nature' that is looking to support older people accessing the countryside - including those living with memory problems and their carers.

There will be lots of pictures of fantastic landscapes to see, and free publications on where to go.

We look forward to seeing many friends and neighbours

£1 for Members / £2 for non-members

Liz North

Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 4pm
Wednesday
2 May
Maiden Newton Art Group
Half Day Workshop enitled Chairman's Challenge
Maiden Newton Village Hall 1.30pm 
to 4.30pm
Friday
4 May
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Sunday
6 May
Rogation Service

Corscombe Court - DT2 0NS 10.30am 
Wednesday
9 May
Coffee Morning
Iain and Chris Watson's home

Please bring £1 and also a raffle prize to the value of about £1
Proceeds in support of Village Hall upkeep
3 Yew Tree Farm 10.30am 
to 12 noon
Friday
11 May
Rubbish and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Friday
11 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
   
Tuesday
15 May
Garden Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Thursday
17 May
Annual Parish Meeting
This is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss what has been going on in the village over the last year and raise topics of concern. In the light of the March snows I intend to have a discussion under AOB about drawing up a 'Community Resilience Plan'. This is about how we cope and support each other in crises like snow, floods or power cuts.

Organisations that meet inn the village will give short presentations on their activities, so it should be a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues

Everyone is invited to attend


Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
18 May
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
19 May
Melbury Men's Breakfast
TBA
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30qm 
to 9.45am
Monday
21 May
Halstock & District Gardening Club
Talk
TBA
Corsocmbe Village Hall   
Friday
25 May
Maiden Newton Art Grop
Art Group summer term starts today
Why not consider joining - you would be made welcome
Maiden Newton Village Hall 2pm 
to 4.30pm
Friday
25 May
Rubbish and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
26 May
Halstock Village Cinema

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (15)


Full details of all films - look under Halstock Village Pages

Tickets from Halstock Shop or at the door
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Sunday
27 May
Breakfast Church


in Halstock Village Hall
 

Next Meeting Sunday 27 May and every fourth Sunday


Come and share croissants, bacon rolls, good coffee, and explore the Christian faith in an easy, relaxed style of worship that is ideal for the family

Part of the Melbury Team Ministry
Church - but not as we know it!

Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Tuesday
29 May
Garden Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Tuesday
29 May
Annual Parish Council Meeting
Go to Parish Council Site
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
1 June
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Tuesday
5 June
Tuesday Club
Tony Burgess will talk about:

The Jurassic Coast



Tea / Coffee and biscuits provided
Members £1 / Non-members £2
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 4pm
Wednesday
6 June
A Quiet Day in the Garden

Sounding the Silence
with R. S. Thomas

Will be led by The Reverend John Summers
Assistant Curate of the Three Valleys Benefice

All Welcome

Please bring a picnic lunch, bible and notebook
Tea, coffee, soft drinks will be provided

Places may be booked and directions to the garden obtained at Sherborne Abbey Parish Office - 01935 812452

Bembury Farm, Bembury Lane, Thornford DT99 6QF   
Friday
8 June
Rampisham Open Gardens
Rampisham   
Friday
8 June
Rampisham Open Gardens
To support the village hall

Rampisham Manor, Pugin Hall, Broomhill, Broomhill Cottage, The Old Rectory Cottage, The Curatege and Thatchers Rest provide a variety of garden styles

The village hall will provide tea, coffee and cakes as well as a plant stall

All proceeds from the refreshments will be donated to the Village Hall and Church, with garden entry fees going to the NGS

The NGS supports nursing and caring charities and rasies over £3m a year for people suffering at the end of their life

Please contact Ali Wright (01935 83652) for more information
Rampisham   
Friday
8 June
Maiden Newton Art Group
Art and Craft Exhibition
Maiden Newton Village Hall 6pm 
to 9pm
Saturday
9 June
Corscombe Fest

Please make a note in your diary for this great Corscombe Village event - come along and enjoy the day, and encourage family and friends to visit and sample our unique and welcoming Village

An offer to help on the day would be most welcome, as it is villagers' help and support that makes it such a success

The Fest details are as follows:

Date:Saturday 9 June 2018

Venue:Corscombe Court (opposite The Fox Inn)
The home of Venetia and John Peake

Timing:12 noon until 8pm

Theme:Music and dance, starting with traditional folk, and ending with rock and roll!

Traditional games / spectacular Dog Show / Model Airplane Display / Classic Cars / Licensed Bar / BBQ and Hog Roast / Ice Creams / Tea
Corscombe Court Courtyard - home of Venetia and John Peake 12 noon 
to 8pm
Saturday
9 June
Maiden Newton Art Group
Art and Craft Exhibition
Maiden Newton Village Hall 10am 
to 4pm
Saturday
16 June
Halstock Village Cinema

Edie (U)


Full details of all films - look under Halstock Village Pages

Tickets from Halstock Shop or at the door
Halstock Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
Monday
18 June
Halstock & District Gardening Club
TBA
Coach Trip to Rosemoor   
Wednesday
27 June
Maiden Newton Art Group
Half Day Workshop with Philippa Young
Painting Hints and Tips
Maiden Newton Village Hall 1.30pm 
to 4.30pm
Friday
29 June
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
30 June
Halstock Village Cinema

The Greatest Showman (PG)


Full details of all films - look under Halstock Village Pages

Tickets from Halstock Shop or at the door
Halstock Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
Tuesday
3 July
Tuesday Club

A walk around Sherborne with Cindy Chant

Sherborne tba 
Sunday
8 July
Party In The Park!!


Singing, dancing, theatricals, music, refreshments,
All in aid of fundraising for the church and village hall

Details to follow

Millton Brook Garden, home of Celia and Andrew |Tomkins 5pm 
Wednesday
11 July
Maiden Newton Art Group
Half Day Workshop with Antonia Phillips

'Outdoors' - learning to sketch outside and turn these into a painting back at the studio - we will spend some time outside if the weather permits
Maiden Newton Village Hall 1.30pm 
to 4.30pm
Saturday
14 July
Pop Up Reataurant
TBA
Corscombe Village Hall   
Sunday
15 July
Broomhill Open Garden
TBA
Rampisham   
Monday
16 July
Halstock
On transport
Visit to Midney Farm
TBA
Visit to Midney Farm   
Wednesday
18 July
Maiden Newton Art Group
Club Outing

TBC
Maiden Newton Village Hall   
Saturday
21 July
Halstock Village Cinema

Darkest House (PG)


Full details of all films - look under Halstock Village Pages

Tickets from Halstock Shop or at the door
Halstock Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
Saturday
21 July
Melbury Men's Breakfast
TBA
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30qm 
to 9.45am
Sunday
5 August
Thatcher's Rest Tea Party
TBA
Halstock and District Gardeing Club   
Tuesday
7 August
Tuesday Club

Cream Teas


Details to follow
Milton Brook, home of Andrew and Celia Tomkins   
Sunday
12 August
Broomhill Garden Open
Rampisham   
Saturday
18 August
Halstock Village Cinema

Walk Like a Panther (12A)


Full details of all films - look under Halstock Village Pages

Tickets from Halstock Shop or at the door
Halstock Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
Saturday
25 August
Halstock and District Gardening Club
Photography classes titles:

Foot Prints (black an White)
Seen in Commerce Lane
A Worm's eye view
King of the Castle
A Prickly Customer
Rainbow
   
Saturday
25 August
Summer Fete
Flower Show and Fete
Halstock   
Tuesday
4 September
Tuesday Club

Boat trip on the Exe on the Topham to Turf ferry.
Lunch at The Turf Lock Inn (optional)

Topham tba 
Friday
7 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
   
Monday
17 September
Halstock & District Gardening Club
Talk
TBA
Halstock and District Gardeing Club   
Tuesday
2 October
Tuesday Club

Visit to the Deer Park, Acion


(It is rutting time!!)
Deer Park Acion tba 
Monday
15 October
Halstock & District Gardening Club
TBA
Halstock Village Hall   
Friday
19 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
   
Saturday
3 November
Fete de la Soupe
Provisional date
It was fabulous in 2017 - we aim to make it better in 2018 because of your support!
Corscombe Village Hall 4pm 
to 8pm
Tuesday
6 November
TuesdayClub

Skittles Evening

Details to follow
Fleet Club Beaminster evening 
Monday
19 November
Halstock & District Gardening Club
Gardening Club AGM
TBA
Halstock Village Hall   
Friday
23 November
COGS oil order day
Christmas Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Tuesday
11 December
Tuesday Club

Christmas Lunch

Venue tba   
Saturday
15 December
Christmas Op-up Restaurant
TBA
Corscombe Village Hall   
Thursday
7 March
Friends of Corscombe and Halstock Community First Responders
AGM followed by an excellent cheese and wine supper

Why not come along and help shape what we do
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9.30pm
 


 

 

Halstock Second Friday of the Month
The Fox Inn Corscombe - 6pm to 8pm

A number of villagers feel it would be a great idea to gather at The Fox in Corscombe on teh second Friday of the month in order for the Vilage to meet up and get to know each other better.

This is open to everyone who lives in the village, male or female, as long as they are over 18

One rule: everyone to buy their own drinks. We do not want people getting involved in huge 'rounds'

You do not have to spend the whole two hours at the pub - just come and go as you please. Also, you can have supper there afterwards

We can use the bar on the left of the entrance as usually quiet

Contact John Bright, Russell House, for more information

Royal British Legion: Halstock and District Branch
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 7.30ppm

Meeting place determined on a monthly basis - call Peter Brinck on 01935 891822 for details

Hilfield Monthly Clubs

Monthly Craft Days

10am to 4pm monthly - no need to book, simply come along

Monthly Lunch Club

12 noon to 2.30pm monthly - numbers are limited so please book in advance (and let us know of any food allergies)
If interested, call Suzi on 01300 341741 (leave a message if I am not available and I will get back to you)

From Yeovil: Take A37 Yeovil to Dorchester road. After approximately 8 miles turn left at Wardon Hill (Signposted Batcombe, Minterne Magna). At the T Junction turn right. Travel approximately 2.5 miles take second turn on the left. The Friary is at the bottom of the lane.

From Dorchester: Take the A 37 Dorchester to Yeovil Road After approximately 9 miles at Wardon Hill turn right (signposted Batcombe, Minterne Magna). At the T junction turn right. Travel approximately 2.5 miles take the second turn on the left. The Friary is at the bottom of the lane.

Click here to download a leaflet

The leaflet refers to 2017 - it would be wise to telephone before attending, to ensure activities are running.

Supporteas - Supporting you in your grief

First Monday of the month

Community Room, The Fire Station, Bull Lane, Maiden Newton 2pm to 4pm

Come and join Nicky Butler and others

In a comfortable environment over tea, coffee and cakes, you will have an opportunity to talk, to be supported, and to be with others who are also experiencing grief and loss

There is no charge, it will be completely confidential, and all are welcome.

If you would like to have more information please contact Nicky Butler on 01300 320 671 or email nicolabutler48@yahoo.com

Midweek Holy Communion
Celebrated as usual in the Community Room behind the Halstock Shop on the second Wednesday of the month, at 11am - 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

For more information contact Liz or Tony (891898) - the second Wednesday rule may vary

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

It takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month in Halstock Village Hall, starting at 9.30am

Church - but not as we know it!

For more information contact Paul rendell paulrendell@me.com

St Mary's Church Bell Ringer
We are always looking for new members so why not give it a try!

For more information contact Charles Gaskell on 01935 891127 / email henrylovegrove@btinternet.com

300 Club
The 300 Club runs for Corscombe residents. Each member pays a monthly (or annual) fee - then 50% of the funds raised are distributed as prize money through a monthly draw. The remaining 50% goes to support the village hall.

Results of the draw are published in The Chimes and on tis website (on the News page)

This is a great way of supporting your local community!

For more information contact Henry Lovegrove on 01935 891415 / email henrylovegrove@btinternet.com

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 7pm 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

Indoor short mat bowls
Meets every Friday in Halstock Village Hall, 3pm.
Why not come along to find out more - check with Peter Brinck that it is running (01935 891822)

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

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 - now called Craft and Chat
Craft and Chat sessions are now held every Thursday, an informal get together that will keep you up-to-date with village news and will help you finally complete that half finished craft project
2.30pm to 4,30pm every Thursday 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