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CorscombeFest Major Sponsors

Since founding almost four decades ago, Radio Cabs have established a solid reputation as the Yeovil Taxi Firm you can rely on.

We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and strive to get you to your location as quickly as possible.

In addition to offering local Taxi services we offer great value airport transfers.

Our fleet includes a 16 seat mini bus, as well as 4, 6, 7 and 8 seater taxis for larger groups who wish to travel together.

We also have 14 wheelchair accessible cabs for hire to assist those with mobility issues.

Creative Legal Consultancy are your local solution for business related legal issues and are an alternative to costly legal firms.

We can handle litigation on your behalf and HR issues in a pragmatic way. We can be your in-house lawyer at a fraction of the cost.

Paul Randell, Creative Legal Consultancy, Lychett House, 13 Freeland Park, Wareham Road, Lychett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6FA

Telephone: 01935 891918 Email: (click here)

J.W. Holt Plumbing and Heating

J W Holt Plumbing & Heating is a locally based plumbing and heating firm

covering smaller tasks such as a dripping tap to complete bathroom, heating and oil tank installations, boiler servicing, etc.

Free estimates.

Telephone: Office: 07984 073185 or 01935 89100

Other CorscombeFest sponsors:

The Winyards Gap Inn is a traditional English pub restaurant, with local produce, fine wines, guest ciders and real ales.

Perfect for a family celebration, light lunch or a romantic evening meal

THE WINYARDS GAP INN, Chedington, Beaminster, DT8 3HY

Telephone: 01935 891244 Email:


PJ Howard Fencing and Landscaping was established in Surrey 25 years ago and relocated to the West of Dorset in 2006

It offers top quality workmanship at competitive prices around the West Dorset area, Contact paul Howard for advice, quotes and design ideas on a project of any shape or size

April Cottage, 6 Pine Close, Corscombe, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 OPF

Telephone: Mobile: 07774 272690 Website:


JN Fell are a local firm that provides all your building services

Plastering and Rendering - Kitchen and Bathroom installation - Carpentry and Roofing - Interior and exterior decorating, flooring & tiling - maintenance - renovations - general building work.
Telephone: 07533 904868


Whether you are buying, selling or letting, speak to Mayfair Town & Country.

Website: www.mayfairproperties.netTel: Beaminster Office 01308 862606


G.R Sweeps is run by husband and wife team, Graham and Bridget. Fully trained and professional in all aspects of sweeping, and members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps

Using traditional brush and HEPA filtered vac as well as state of the art sweeping technology depending on what your chimney requires

Free, friendly advice, and a reliable, quality service

We want you to ask us back year after year so we treat you exactly as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

1 Park View Cottages, Seavington, TA19 0QE

Telephone: 01460 241440 or 07799 866102

We provide legal advice and services to business and private clients throughout the South West, nationally and internationally

Our lawyers are highly experienced in their respective fields and remain personally involved at every stage

With offices in Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis clients can meet any of the team at any of the offices or if preferred meetings can take place at your local home or business premises.

Kitson & Trotman Solicitors, The Champions, Hogshill Street, Beaminster DT8 3AN

Telephone: 01308 862313 or 01308 427436


Darch Oil are suppliers of Domestic, Agricultural, Industrial & Automotive Fuels & Lubricants

Mini tanker for restricted access deliveries
Free quotes given for oil tank installations
Machine oils & lubricants supplied

Pen Mill Trading Estate, Yeovil, BA21 5HA

Telephone: 01935 473302


John Stark & Crickmay Partnership

The John Stark & Crickmay Partnership (JSCP) was founded in 1999 and are your local architects practice providing a highly professional and friendly service to guide you through your construction project.

Telephone:01305 262636


Symonds & Sampson Estate Agents

Symonds & Sampson has the most experienced sales team in the Beaminster area and have together well over 100 years estate agency knowledge

Unlike many of our competitors all of our properties are featured on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location and we can conduct viewings seven days a week

Why not call us now on 01308 863100 for your free valuation.

Symonds & Sampson, 36 Hogshill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AA

Telephone: 01308 863100


Bryan Paulley Oil Tank Installation

Bryan Paulley has been in the plumbing & heating industry for over 30 years

Bryan G Paulley Ltd is a member of OFTEC & a registered waste oil carrier

We offer oil tank supply, oil tank installation, de-commissioning, removal, 24 hour emergency for leaking tanks

BRYAN G PAULLEY LTD., Hallets Farm, DT10 2SN

Telephone: 01963 363870 Emergency 07836 502683

A J Wakely are a local independent funeral directors with chapels of rest in Beaminster, Bridport, Crewkerne and Yeovil providing a 24 hour service

A J Wakely & Sons, 7 North Street, Beaminster, DT8 3DZ

Telephone: 01308 862358

Tron Media Digital Marketing Agency

Tron Media Limited started out in 2007 and has now been a certified Premier Google partner and Bing accredited professional company for eight years

The company has grown into a full service online marketing solution company and is now part of One2One Digital Limited, with offices in London, Brighton and Chicago

We provide comprehensive digital solutions for SMEs, including website design, SEO, PPC, email marketing, and social media marketing

Tel: 0203 006 688


Corscombe Fete and Fest Sponsors

June 2018:

The column to the left of this one lists all the companies that supported us. If you are looking for goods or services, why not check the list for a supplier that supports our local community

Places to go / people to meet

Visit he resources page by clicking here or by using hte links on the left

Check opening times of Halstock Shop - click here

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

Corscombe Businesses

Visit the Businesses page to view businesses operating from in and around Corscombe

The latest business added is a legal consultancy run by Paul Rendell. Use the navigation bar on the left or Click this link to go to the Businesses Page

Number of visitors to the site since 1June 2017:


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Calendar of Events

23 September
Breakfast Church

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

Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
24 September
Halstock WI event
24 September
Corscombe, Halstock and District PArish Council Meeting
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
25 September
Alpha Course for Ladies
Taster Session
This is a taster session for any ladies, especially those who want to investigate the Christian Faith - for non-churchgoers as well as those who have been going to church for a long time but want answers to questions

The course itself consists of 10 morning sessions (10 am to 12 noon) on Tuesday mornings (but this can be movable). Each session starts with tea and cake, followed by an up-to-date video and an opportunity to ask questions.

It is very relaxed, low key, friendly and fun, where you can ask anything - no question is too simple or too challenging. It I supported by all the main Christian denominations and is a world-wide course

For more information conact Sheelagh Rennie (01935 83003) or Celia Tomkins (01935 891083)
Milton Brook, Corscombe 10 am 
to 12 am
28 September
Rubbish and Food Collection
29 September
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Gordon Brown (no, the other one!) will be speaking on the Boulby Mine on the northeast coast of the Yorkshire Moors

Cost of breakfast is £8 - there is a vegetarian option as well as a toast and cereal option - please indicate your preference when booking

If you would like to attend please let Paul Wilcock know no later than the Wednesday before the meeting

Tel 01300 321112
click here to send an email to
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
30 September
Holy Communion
Maiden Newton 8am 
30 September
Rampisham Harvest Supper

This year Harvest Supper will be a marquee-based event

Tickets available from Jan Brown, Lee Osbourne and Ali Wright
Please call 01935 83652

£8 per person (under 12's £4)

Cash bar throughout the evening snd Rsffle \(prizes needed please)

We are also welcoming volunteers to make puddings please

All tickets must be bought in advance to help us know how much wonderful food to prepare

Pugin Hall 7pm 
2 October
Tuesday Club
Following an introductory talk by Mike Gage (the deer whisperer) we will have a conducted tour lasting two hours - seeing Fallow, Axis, Sika, Red, and Muntjac deer amongst the 150 or so deer at the centre. With it being the rutting season perhaps we will see a little more.

The deer are rather partial to carrots and digestive/rich tea biscuits so if you want some good photos come well stocked.

The cost will be £5 per head as the centre runs on donations.

If you would like to attend please notify Jenny Thorne on 891847 so I can confirm numbers and don’t forget to wear sensible robust footwear

Meet at the centre

Dunsham Lane Wayford, Cewkerne. TA18 8QN 10.30am 
2 October
Garden Waste Collection
5 October
SAle of new-to-you and designer clothes
Coffee - Tea - CHat

To book special deal lunch at The Acorn Inn telephone 01935 832 28

In aid of Welmar Trust and Local Charities

Always room for more stock - call Diana - 01935 836 41
West Hill Farmhouse, Evershot - DT2 0LD 10am 
to 6pm
5 October
Recycling and Food Waste
5 October
Sale of New-To-You and Designer Clothes

Coffee - Tea - Chat

To book special deal lunch at The Acorn HIll - call 01935 83228

In aid of Welmar Trust and Local Charities

Always room for more stock! Call Diana on 01935 83641
West Hill Farmhouse Evershot DT2 0LD   
7 October
Arts Reach Performance

Owdyado Theatre return with their new production - Twisted Tales

Why have three strangers (a brash Bristolian, a Cockney wide-boy and an introverted blogger) been summoned to play a deadly locked-room mystery?

Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for her to return and the “thing I can’t say" to begin?

How will two childrens' TV presenters dispose of a corpse before time runs out?

All they have is their wits, their arts and crafts skills and a foul-mouthed, criminal genius glove puppet.

Inspired by cult TV series The Twilight Zone and Inside Number Nine, Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet.

Join us for an anarchic night of Twisted Tales and consider “how far would you go to get what you want?

Tickets available from Deb Childs (01935 891 744) and the village shop- Adults £9, Under
18s £6, Family £25

Suitable for age 12+

Bar/ Tea, Coffee and Light refreshments available

Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
7 October
Harvest Festival Service
Followed by refreshments

Donations of non-perishable foods (tinned or dry) for the Evershot Food Bank welcome
St Osmund's Church Evershot 10am 
7 October
Harvest Festival Service and Lunch
11.30am in Church
12.30pm in Savill Hall

Tickes for the lunch will go on sale at the end of September

There will be an auction of produce, the proceeds of whish will be donated to the Food Bank, Beaminster
SS Peter and Paul Church and Savill Hall 11am and 12.30pm 
7 October
Drama Workshop

Owdyado Theatre will be running a drama workshop prior to their evening Artsreach performance 'Twisted Tales

The workshop will focus on how to create characters using a range of physical and vocal methods

No experience necessary - if you love performing this is for you!

Places £5.00. Booking essential Telephone: 01935891744

Halstock Village Hall 2pm 
10 October
Corscombe Coffee Morning
Please bring a £1 for entry and a raffle prize worth around £1

A great way to meet informally
All Corscombe residents welcome
Hollis House, 3 Pine Close, home of Glynis and Kelvin Braithwaite 10.30am 
to 12 noon
12 October
Village Hall AGM
More people needed to help run the Village Hall and plan for its future.

If you think you might be able to help or would just like to find out more please come to the


With Free Wine and Cheese

If you would like more information on what is involved, contact Paul on 891741, or Rosemary on 891415 – we would love to hear from you
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
12 October
Rubbish and Food Collection
13 October
Harvest Supper
15 October
Halstock & District Gardening Club
Halstock Village Hall   
16 October
Garden Waste Collection
18 October
Giants of science

A night of theatre fun in the company of Living Spit and their scien-trific show

Expect a raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity

This hapless duo take us on a hilarious journey through the history of science. The dim-witted duo appear to know noting about science and try to inform us through jokes, puppetry and the silliest of scientific songs

Plus Bob's Brilliant Bar and Wain's World Refreshments

Adults £9 / Under 18s £6 |Family (2 adults 2 children) £25

Prebooked tickets available on 01935 83453

Book online at


Melbury Osmond Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
19 October
Friends of Common Lane Annual Party
The yearly get-together for all who love the Lane

There will be refreshments, gossip, and a slide show

All welcome!

Contact Freda on 01935 891448

* Meeting is combined with the Local History Group this year
Corscombe Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
19 October
Recycling and Food Waste
19 October
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
19 October
Corscombe Local History Groujp
I hope to arrange several meetings over the winter.

The first one is combined with the Common Lane Party

Lots to interest everyone and……….


It is hoped to arrange an event in November to
commemorate the end of WW1.

This will be an occasion in the church when there will be an opportunity to view the church records, which date back a long long way!

Contact: Freda 01935 891448
Corscombe Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
20 October
Halstock Village Cinema


For full details of all films look under Halstock Village pages

Tickets £6 from Halstock Shop or on the door.
Join your friends at 7.00 for 7.30 each month
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
22 October
Halstock WI
Speaker: Dr Fleet

Event may be local rather than at the museum??
Dorset Coounty Museum?   
26 October
Rubbish and Food Collection
27 October
Harvest Supper
Corscombe Village Hall   
28 October
Breakfast Church

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

Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
29 October
Oktober Fest
30 October
Garden Waste Collection
2 November
Recycling and Food Waste
3 November
Halstock Village Cinema


For full details of all films look under Halstock Village pages

Tickets £6 from Halstock Shop or on the door.
Join your friends at 7.00 for 7.30 each month

Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
6 November
Tuesday Club

Skittles Evening

Yes, it’s that time again!

Following last year’s very successful evening, we have once again booked the Fleet Club for our exclusive use.

So ......
Where:The Fleet Club, Beaminster
When:6 November 2018.
Time:7 pm for 7:30 pm
Cost: £9 per person - and very reasonably priced drinks available at their bar!

Menu: Choose from:
• Seafood Lasagne
• Chicken Curry
• Pork and Apple Casserole
• Vegetable lasagne

All come with your choice of rice, chips, jacket potatoes or garlic bread.

The caterer requires 10 days notice of menu choices, so please contact me with your choice as soon as possible.

PLACES ARE LIMITED, so please PHONE CHRIS ON 892394 as soon as possible with your menu choices.

Do come along for a really fun night!

Fleet Club Beaminster 7pm for 7.30pm 
16 November
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Speaker will be John Crossman
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
17 November
Halstock Village Cinema


For full details of all films look under Halstock Village pages

Tickets £6 from Halstock Shop or on the door.
Join your friends at 7.00 for 7.30 each month

Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
19 November
Halstock & District Gardening Club
Gardening Club AGM
Halstock Village Hall   
23 November
COGS oil order day
Christmas Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
26 November
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council Meeting
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
29 November
Impact Ladies Lunch
8 December
Halstock Village Cinema


For full details of all films look under Halstock Village pages

Tickets £6 from Halstock Shop or on the door.
Join your friends at 7.00 for 7.30 each month

Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
11 December
Tuesday Club

Christmas Lunch

Venue tba   
15 December
Christmas pop-up Restaurant
Corscombe Village Hall   
20 January
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Speaker will be Daniel Ingles
George Albert Hotel on Warden Hill (A37) 8.30qm 
to 9.45am
29 January
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council Meeting
Corscombe Village Hall   
1 March
Arts Reach Performance
Production entitled

Holy Moly and the Crackers

Details to follow
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start 
16 March
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Speaker will be John Simmons
George Albert Hotel on Warden Hill (A37) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
16 March
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
21 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
26 March
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council Meeting
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
13 May
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council Meeting
Annual Meeting
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
28 May
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council Meeting
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
8 June
Corscombe Fest
Keep the date free for this splendid village event!
Court Farm Corscombe, the home of John and Venitia Peake 1pm 
to 8pm
14 July
Cattistock Fete



A structured playgroup for young children

Meets for 10-week sessions various times of the year

Run by Rachelle who is a play practitioner

Call 01935 891661 for details

South Perrott short Mat Bowls Club
Every Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon - in South Perrott village hall

Everyone welcome

For more information call Jane Allen on 01935 891684

Savill Hall Cattistock Activities
Every Monday - Badminton

Every Friday - Table Tennis

Everyone welcome

Stay strong stay healthy
Rebuid muscle strength, improve your balance, reduce your risk of falls

Stay confident and maintain your independence

Tuesdays - walking for health - 12 noon - from Pound Piece Surgery, Maiden Newton

Once a month from Cattistock Tea Rooms

Everyone welcome

Contact Scheme Coordinator for more information - Barbara Evans - telephone 07810 153012 -

Cattistcok Short Mat Bowls Club
Every Wednesday, 7.30pm, at Savill Hall Cattistcock

Everyone welcome

For more information call Neil Bowerman (01300 321 163) / Mary Duff (01300 320 224) / Pauline Purdy (01300 320 233)

A variety of cakes served with coffee or tea in Melbury Osmond Village Hall
Every First Thursday of the month

Everyone welcome

9.30am to 12 noon

Every Tuesday on Melbury Osmond Rec at 4pm - weather permitting

Everyone welcome

Zen Yoga
Tuesday Evenings 6pm to 7pm

Evershot - contact Lin on 0788 494 7886 for details

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

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

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

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

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 John Perris on 01935 891515 / email

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:

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:

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:
Contacts: 01935 83003 01935 83150 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:
Fridays 3pm to 4.30pm
Saturdays 3pm to 4.30pm
Occasional Extra sessions in good weather £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 See our Facebook page for details at or contact Shelley Emm on 0783 5902 745

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

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

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

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

Wednesday evenings 7.30pm at Halstock Village Hall - all welcome

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