Our parishes` magazine

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THE BRIDGE
THE MAGAZINE FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF
STURMINSTER MARSHALL
KINGSTON LACY & SHAPWICK
This year is on March 15th
March 2015
You can read The Bridge on line at
www.angelfire.com/nb/the-bridge-parishes
Doctors David Craigmyle, Anne Elder and Kate Evans
Main surgery located at:
Knobcrook Road
WIMBORNE
BH21 1NL
Walford Mill Medical Centre is a long established Wimborne practice and our aim
is to provide a high standard of service for our patients, based on traditional
values of family medicine. Our main surgery is situated in a picturesque part of
Wimborne adjacent to Walford Mill and the River Allen. There is an adjoining
pharmacy and ample car parking at the Medical Centre and in the adjacent
Walford Mill Craft Centre public car park.
Branch surgery located at:
The Memorial Hall
Churchill Close
STURMINSTER MARSHALL
For the convenience of our patients living in Sturminster Marshall and the
surrounding area we offer some satellite services in the Memorial Hall:
Thursday Mornings 9.00am to 10.45am
Pre-booked GP appointments with Dr Kate Evans and pre-booked appointments
with our Nursing Assistant for blood tests.
Also
Every THIRD Wednesday of each month 10.00 am to 10.30am
A Child Health Clinic with the Health Visitor and Nursery Nurse as part of the
“Stay and Play” session.
For more information about our services please visit our website:
www.wimbornegp.co.uk
For all appointments and all other enquiries (including new registrations) please
contact the main surgery:
01202 886999
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THE BRIDGE MAGAZINE
Bridge Publications is an agency of the benefice which includes the parishes of
Sturminster Marshall, Shapwick and Kingston Lacy. It is financially independent of
the sponsoring parishes: its revenue comes from advertising fees and fund raising
activities. The Chairman is Julian Owen, the Editor is Tony Cross and the
Advertising Manager is Liz York.
Articles:
Contributions are welcome from all sectors of the community served by the
parishes. Please email your article, which should be prepared on A5 (NOT A4 OR
Letter PLEASE) size pages, in MS Word (.doc) or Works (.wps), or it can
be a jpg file or pdf file, to the Editor at [email protected] You will receive
a reply. If you do not receive a reply, please make enquiries. If you have no email
then please put your copy on a floppy disk or CD and send it to Court House,
Cowgrove, BH21 4EL, making it clear on the envelope that this is for the Editor of
The Bridge.
The deadline for articles for the next issue is the 15th of the month so that
the finished magazine can be sent to the printers on the 18 th.
Advertisements:
If you would like to place a commercial advertisement then please submit it by email
to [email protected] Hard copy or disk may be
sent to Liz York, 7 Parkelea, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4DG (marking the envelope
Bridge Advertising). Please do not send any advertisements to the Editor.
We will then be in touch. Please call 01258 857528 if you do not get an
acknowledgement, and ask for Liz. This is the contact number for all advertising
enquiries.
The deadline for adverts to Liz for the next issue is the 12th of the month.
Inserts:
Your loose leaf inserts or flyers can also be delivered with The Bridge for a charge
of £30. Please provide 1040 copies of your leaflet, folded to A5 size, if larger, to our
Distribution Manager, Julian Owen. Julian’s telephone number is 01202 842367.
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If you follow up any advertisement could you please
mention that you saw it in The Bridge.
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The Bridge is printed by CMP UK, www.cmp-uk.com, tel: 01202 739993.
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From the Vicarage
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of
heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be
no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one
equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor
beginnings, but one equal eternity: in the habitations of thy majesty and glory,
world without end.
A Prayer of John Donne
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a
part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as
well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John Donne Meditation XVII
I have l been a fan of the poetry of John Donne (1572-1631) for many years, indeed I
used to carry a copy of his poems in my rucksack when out climbing. He was an
interesting character: he trained as a lawyer and then was banished from London and
forced to live in poverty for a number of years after his legal career was ruined by his
powerful in laws who disapproved of his marriage (indeed he was forced to spend time
in prison as they investigated it for any irregularities); however, he eventually he
returned to London and was ordained into the Church of England rising finally to be
Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
His early poetry often dealt with life, sometimes in a highly erotic form such as Elegy XIX
To his Mistress going to Bed. But as the tragedies of life took their toll so his outlook
became more sombre.
These two passages above speak volumes about the nature of human life. In the first
Donne looks forward to a re-union with God after death and, I believe comes up with a
wonderfully perceptive image of heaven that chimes with current scientific views of
creation. His phrase No ends, nor beginnings, but one equal eternity can be interpreted
today as conveying a sense that whatever heaven may be there will not be time as we
experience it here on earth. The New Testament uses two words for time: Chronos
human time and Kairos God’s time which is beyond human understanding.
Modern physics has shown us that space and time are inextricably bound up, so that one
cannot exist without the other; so when talking of the singularity of the Big Bang it is
impossible, however hard it may seem, to talk of before the Big Bang. Whatever God’s
time (Kairos) and therefore space might be might be, as with before or outside the Big
Bang, it is beyond our understanding. If God is the Ground of my Being, the Source of all
Life, then, for me personally, dwelling on the nature of heaven proves to be of little
value: one equal light, music, possession and eternity satisfies me as a poetic representation
of the complete mystery that follows death. All that matters is to be fully grounded and
conscious that this faith imposes patterns of behaviour on me. Throughout history
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religions and humanism as encouraged a belief in the adage: Love your neighbour as yourself
must lie at the heart of all human endeavour.
Christians believe that God is understood in the Trinity, Three in one and One in Three,
again another mathematical conundrum. The to the Trinity and as seen in artistic
representations such as Duccio’s Maesta or Rublev’s icon is the relationship between the
Creator, the Redeemer and the Sustainer. If the ground of our being can only be
understood through relationship: those between the Trinity and ours with God then we
can only become fully human through our own relationships.
Truly then No man is an island. If this is so it is the quality of these relationships, of
whatever nature, that will define us, enrich us and ultimately allow us to be remembered.
How do you want to be remembered?
From the registers:
Holy Matrimony:
Jack Lewis & Theresa Royles
Those whom God has joined together let nobody divide
Funeral Office
Bernard Hobby
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord
Always available on request:
 Sacramental penance
 Communion to the housebound
 Laying on of hands and anointing the sick
 The prayers of the church
 Pastoral visits at home or in hospital
Contact: Revd Joe Edwards
Phone: 01258 857620
Mobile: 07809617056
Email: [email protected]
STURMINSTER MARSHALL PARISH CHURCH PRESERVATION TRUST
The Annual General Meeting is to be held in The Old School Hall
on Friday 20th March,2015, at 7.30p.m. Everyone Welcome.
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St Mary’s Church, Sturminster Marshall
100 Club Lottery
The February 2015 winners were:
No. 137 £50
No. 123 £30
No. 167 £20
Nicola Whitmarsh
Bridget Chissell
M & P Trenchard
Congratulations to all the winners!
Thank you to everyone for your continuing support.
Thank you to our regular members for your continuing support and welcome to
our new members. We started the New Year with 158 members and so there
will be Bonus draws in the second half of the year. Good Luck to everyone!
New member are very welcome and it only costs £2 a month!
If you would like to join please contact:
Liz Jones, 49 Railway Drive, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4DQ. 01258 857076,
Ernie Turner, 14 Kings Street, Sturminster Marshall BH21 4BN. 01258 857018,
Joanna Edwards, The Vicarage, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4BT. 01258 857620.
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EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE BRIDGE PARISHES
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MARCH
Computer Class, 9.45am
Messy Toddler Church, 9.30am
Art Class, 1pm
Mackrell Charity AGM, 7.30pm
Senior Lunch, noon
Lent Course, 7pm
Computer Class 9.45am
Computer Class, 9.45am
Art Class, 1pm
Family History Group, 10.30am
Lent Course, 7pm
Computer Class, 9.45am-noon
T-Shop Franchisee Lunch noon
Computer Class, 9.45am
Art Class, 1pm
Coffee Morning, 9.45-11.30am
Lent Course, 7pm
Computer Class, 9.45am
Lent Lunch, noon
Science Café, 7.30pm
AGM-Church Preservation Trust, 7.30pm
Computer Class, 9.45am-noo
Family History Group, 10.30am
Teapot Club
Lent Course, 7pm
Computer Class, 9.45am
Computer Class 9.45am
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
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Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
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Old School, Stur.
Pamphill Parish Hall
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Old School, Stur.
Mobile Library: 6th and 20th of March 2015
Sturminster Marshall PO: 2.40 -3.00 pm; Zena's: 3.05 -3.25 pm;
Village Green: 3.30-3.50 pm. Shapwick Old Shop: 4.00 -4.15 pm.
EASTER LILIES
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO
THE EASTER LILY FUND AT ST MARY’S CHURCH
PLEASE CONTACT
JEAN TURNER ON 01258 857018
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED
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TIVOLI Theatre
BOX OFFICE & ENQUIRIES 01202 885566
www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk
MARCH FILMS Tickets can be purchased in advance.
1st
Treasure Island (Encore)
3pm, tickets £13, concs £11,
A National Theatre recorded screening.
2nd, 3rd, 5th Into the Woods (PG)
7.30pm,
4th
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2.00pm, matinee.
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Love’s Labour’s Won
7.00pm, tickets £15, concs £12.50.
A Royal Shakespeare live screening.
9th, 10th
Foxcatcher (15)
7.30pm,
10th
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2.30pm, matinee.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (15)
2.30pm, matinee.
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English National Opera: La Traviata (live) 7.30pm, tickets £15, concs £12.50.
18th
Birdman (15)
7.30pm.
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Hamlet (15)
7.00pm, tickets £13,
26th
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2pm, tickets £13,
From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.
24th, 25th
Testament of Youth (12A)
7.30pm,
23rd, 24th
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2.30pm, matinee.
26th
A View from the Bridge
7.00pm, tickets £15, concs £12.50.
An Arthur Miller National Theatre live screening.
MARCH SHOWS
6th
Secret Love
7.30pm, tickets £18.50.
7th
Purple Zeppelin
7.30pm, tickets £16.50.
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Talon – The Acoustic Collection
8.00pm, tickets £15.
13th
80’s Mania
8.00pm, tickets £18.50.
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The Agency – 30 Anniversary Concert7.30pm, tickets £11.
16th
Gretchen Peters
7.30pm, tickets £20.
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Lee Hurst
7.30pm, tickets £16.
20th
Nights on Broadway
7.30pm, tickets £17.50.
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An evening of dirty Dancing – the tribute show 7.30pm, tickets £20.
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The Thrill of love
7.30pm, tickets £12, concs £10.
27th
Toyah
7.30pm, tickets £20.
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Fresh Cream
7.30pm, tickets £15.50.
29tth
An Evening with Gervase Phinn
4.00pm, tickets £17.50.
Watch out for more great films and acts coming next month.
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Please call 07731426097 for appointments on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only.
Special rate for senior citizens
Wedding and special occasion hair.
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LADIES
If you’re handy with a needle, be it knitting or to sew,
If your standard’s very high or even very low,
PLEASE come along and join us, we’re a very friendly crowd,
You can learn to do some crafty things of which you’d be so proud.
MONDAY at the Memorial Hall we’ll see you there at 2,
£1.50 with refreshments, there’s nothing nicer you could do.
For more information please ring Anne Weller - 01258 857046
Completely K9
Professional dog groomer with 20+ years experience
Hand-stripping, Scissor Styling, Clipping.
All breeds done to a HIGH STANDARD
De-flea ~ Glands ~ Bathing ~ Nail Trim ~ Ear Cleaning.
A personal caring service
For more information or to book your appointment
Please call Tracy on 01202 886844 / 07814 472383
Do you enjoy playing Badminton?
Would you like to play during the day with a
small group of friendly Badminton
enthusiasts?
Weds Morning Badminton Group,
The Memorial Hall,
10 am – 12 pm.
New players made very welcome!
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PAMPHILL CE VC FIRST SCHOOL
Pamphill Green
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 4EE
Dorset Education Partnership
The Best Film Ever!
By Molly Cheese
In their English lessons pupils in year 4 have been writing recounts on
a topic of their own choice, this is Molly's account of a trip to the
cinema to see 'Annie'. She has also drawn a picture.
On Sunday I went to the cinema to see ‘Annie’. I went with my Mum.
First we had to buy tickets, we bought ones on the end of the aisle.
We had to go up stairs. We sat down but we couldn’t see so Mum went
and changed our seats.
Mum came back and sat down. There were more than a million
adverts, it took a really long time for them to finish. Finally, the film
started. It was amazing! It was about a little girl called Annie, when
she was four her parents left her in a foster home. They left her
with a letter but I can’t remember what it said. I had some mini
chocolate eggs.
It was a really good film. There were a lot of songs in it and my Mum
said that they could have made a music CD for it. The songs were so
good we were singing them on the way home.
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Bridge in Sturminster Marshall
Every TUESDAY morning from 10 – 12.30
£1.50 to include Coffee & biscuits
Held in Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall
Just turn up, or contact NORMAN WELLER on 01258 857046
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Scrabble Club
Come and have a friendly game of Scrabble at 2pm on the 4th Wednesday of the
month in Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall. Ring 01258 857091 for details.
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WALKIE TALKIES AND THE ANGEL!
Nobody turned up to walk on 28th January and who could
blame them as the weather was cold and grey, but as
Judith and I walked the route the day before I can tell you
where we would have gone!
We parked in The Angel pub car park and walked across
to Angel Lane (you thought an angel was involved didn’t you?). The muddy track veers
left, crosses the main road from Canford Bottom to Longham and continues sort of......
you have to look quite hard to find the entrance to Longham reservoir. Such a surprise
if you’ve never been there before!
Formed in 2010 after gravel extraction the reservoir is an emergency supply in case of
catastrophe, the recorded site of over 150 species of birds and greatly appreciated by
fishermen who have permits. It’s quite a long stretch round and we eventually found
the exit near the vast Longham pumping station.
Crossing the road we continued to a small marked path between a house and an
industrial unit and came out by the river. There are paths which would have taken us
back to The Angel without walking on the road, but we had cheated by moving the car
.... and it was very welcome to hop back into the warmth.
My great sadness when describing this walk is reflecting on the amount of litter we
encountered. Particularly bad near the reservoir, it included a tall fridge, carpet and the
usual plastic bottles and crisp packets. By the industrial unit it was paper of all kinds
caught by the breeze and forced against a fence. If you have walked Straight Mile
recently you will have noticed that people go to Costa – and then throw their paper
cups on to the verge. Fly tipping in the little lane leading to the drover’s path is obvious.
Why should there be a printed ‘driver’s docket’ dated 2002 on the verge at all?
Anybody fancy joining me in a litter pick?
I have had several enquiries for a Saturday walk. Anybody interested?
Next walk is Thursday 26th February and I will report on that later.
After that it’s
Friday 27th March, Wednesday 29th April and Thursday 27th May. 10.00 a.m. start from
148 High Street, Sturminster Marshall.
[email protected]
01258-857534
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THANK YOU
TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE VALENTINE’S DAY T-SHOP AT THE OLD SCHOOL
ON SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY. IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL AFTERNOON
WITH A TOTAL OF £405 BEING MADE WHICH WILL GO TOWARDS PAYING
FOR THE STAGE TO BE TAKEN DOWN, MAKING IT EASIER FOR OUR USERS TO
ACCESS THE CHAIRS AND TABLES.
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Events in March at the Old School
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 Science Café- 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7.30pm
(for more information, contact John Garnish 01258 858684)
19th March 2015 – ‘The Story of Sunseeker’ by Matt Higham
Enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink on arrival
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 Mackrell Lecture – Saturday 21st March at 2pm.
‘Canford and People of Note’- Mark Rathbone MA (Oxon)
(for more information, contact Liz York 01258 857528)
Cost £5 to include tea or coffee and delicious home made cakes.
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Computer Learning -every Monday and Thursday morning 9.45 to
12.00. New recruits welcome. March topics will include SKYPE, Letters,
Templates and printing, tablet workshop. £3 per session. To register your
interest call Terry on 01258 857477
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 The Family History Group
10.30-12.00 noon 2 and 4th Wednesday mornings each month. Mar 11th NBno 4th Wednesday meeting this month. Come along- no booking necessary. £3
(For more information contact Jane Holden 01258 858884)
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Check out our website for all details www.mackrellcharity.org.uk
We now have a substantial Village Archive on the website- just click the ‘Village
History’ button on the top right of the home page to access photos, videos etc.
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Coffee Mornings- 3rd Wed each month
throughout the winter- 18th March, then 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Wednesdays after Easter
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Adult Dance Fitness
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Sturminster Marshall
Memorial Hall
Monday 7:30pm-8:30pm
01202 695462/07905 555412
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Inside Out at St. Mary’s
Candlemas (2nd February) is the end of the Christmas period, in the church’s calendar.
Many people enjoyed the annual Candlemas supper and thanks go to Liz Hodgson for
leading a dedicated team, who battled against some challenges to produce a superb meal
and great social occasion.
The Advent and Christmas festivities seem a distant memory, but it was fabulous to see
nearly 800 people visit the Church during this period. Early December was blessed with
the holding of our Christmas Tree Festival and Toy Service followed by our Carol
Service, Midnight Mass and the Christmas Day services. The Sturminster Marshall
Singers helped to prolong our Christmas celebrations with a well-attended concert in
January.
A group of Churchwardens and parish representatives met with the Reverend Joe
Edwards for an inaugural meeting in February, to begin to explore how the Lower Stour
and Bridge benefices might be able to work more closely. They were pleased to
welcome Canon David Durston who is going to act as a Facilitator. This is likely to be a
lengthy process as all the options and possibilities are explored and considered.
The Revitalisation of St. Mary’s is progressing slowly. The next stage is to apply for
planning permission from the EDDC for the proposed extension. If this is granted we
then need to apply for a “Faculty” from the Diocesan Advisory Committee. A “Faculty”
is the equivalent to planning permission for any alterations to the Church Building. We
will not be able to make any changes, however minor, without their agreement.
Representatives from English Heritage and the Victorian Society have visited the Church,
discussed our development ideas and presented their responses in written reports.
These will be used to help us and the Diocesan Advisory Committee decide what work
will be done.
The plan is to apply for all the possibilities for the Revitalisation project in a “Faculty”,
but this does not mean all will be approved or actioned. In fact we expect that there will
be agreement on perhaps only 75% of the requests. We have been advised that it is
better to cover every possibility at this stage and withdraw ideas later, rather than make
requests in a piecemeal fashion. Compromise and negotiation between all the interested
parties will be needed in the next stages of this project. It is intended that the “Faculty”
include the removal of the Pulpit and Screen, replacing and re-siting of the organ,
replacing the North Aisle pews with flexible seating, installing a new stone floor and
underfloor heating in the Nave and North Aisle, whilst retaining some of the Victorian
tiling, new pews in the Nave, improvements to the Chancel furniture, work to the Vestry
and outbuildings, new lighting, an audio system and redecoration. As we have seen with
the ideas for the extension, plans can change radically and just because we have included
something in the Faculty does not mean it will come to fruition. Lots of the changes are
interrelated and even if our requests are agreed we are dependent on external
organisations to provide the funds and that will be no easy task.
The Quinquennial report, highlighted problems of damp and water ingress, undersized
guttering and damaged down pipes. The Government have just opened a “Roof Repair
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Fund” and we have applied for a grant to cover the cost of £20,000 and now await their
decision.
Have you thought of being Confirmed? Want to know more about what this entails? If
you can answer yes to either of these questions, please contact the Reverend Joe
Edwards. There will be preparation sessions for confirmation for adults and young
people starting in March, with the Confirmation service later in the year.
A Lent course “”Praise Him – Songs of Praise in the New Testament“” will be running in
the Old School on Wednesday evenings and it will be repeated on a Thursday evening at
Charlton Marshall. Our “Lent Lunch” is on Thursday 19 March in the Old School. On
Palm Sunday there will be a procession on the old railway line from Charlton Marshall to
Spetisbury, with a donkey. Other events in Holy week will be listed in the Bridge. Do
join us.
Mothering Sunday is on 15th March and we hope lots of children will come as they will all
be given a posy of flowers for their mother or carer. After Easter, it is proposed that St.
Mary’s and St. Bartholomew’s at Shapwick combine on one Sunday per month to hold a
joint Parish Communion Service in Shapwick. The 8.00 am Holy Communion service
would continue to be held at St. Mary’s. Details of changes will be notified in The Bridge
and The Link.
On Easter Sunday, there will be a Dawn Holy Communion Service at Badbury Rings and
one at 9.30am at St. Mary’s.
In Christian churches, the act of Communion has always been the most
important religious ceremony. Traditionally, congregations wished to have
the very best communion vessels that they could afford. St. Mary’s has a 1536
silver chalice, which has been stored in the vaults at Salisbury but is currently on display
in the Museum in Dorchester. This piece of historic church silver will be used at the
9.30am Easter Day service. Just think of the stories this special piece of silver could tell,
if it could speak!
We wish you a very Happy Easter and hope we might see you at one of these special
events.
Liz Jones and Merrick Williams (Churchwardens)
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THANK YOU
NOTE: This item was scheduled to appear in February’s edition of The Bridge, but was omitted
in error.
The Benefice Choir would like to thank everyone who supported our Christmas
fundraising. We raised £200 for the Michael James Music Trust, a Wimborne-based
charity which awards grants to young people to further their musical education. Our
thanks go to all of you, especially Calum and Rachael of the Red Lion, who gave so
generously to this worthy cause.
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Remember the strange tree made from knitted squares in the Christmas Tree
festival? Well, this is what it was made into! Eleven dressing gowns and eight
blankets were delivered to Knit for Peace together with a cheque for over £50.
Thank you to everyone for supporting this project. Stour Valley Quilters and
Crafts Group.
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WIMBORNE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
As you may know, the Tourist Information Centre is now under the
management of the Priests House Museum Trustees, and is being manned by
volunteers. There is still a need for more volunteers to bolster the present
group, so if you are interested in joining, please contact Lindsay Lawrence on
01202 886116 for further information.
In the meantime, they still need your events information to pass on to both
locals and visitors through the year, so don’t hesitate to contact them about
YOUR events.
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Parkfield Cottage
Parkfield, Newton Road
Sturminster Marshall
Mike and Karen Royles
01258 857804
Holiday cottage for rent.
Parkfield Cottage is a fully furnished self-contained cosy cottage
on the edge of the village. The cottage sleeps 4 plus cot and
benefits from central heating, a wood-burning stove, TV and
fully fitted kitchen including microwave.
Own secluded garden and patio plus off road parking.
Weekly rates, short breaks or just overnight deals available.
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A Personal View - by Vera Ricketts
How time flies! It only seems a short time since we were celebrating Christmas and
now by the time you read this in March, we are well into Lent and Pancake day and
Ash Wednesday will be long gone, and also the Lent courses will be well on the way.
So what are you doing through Lent? Have you given anything up, or are you not
going to? I think Lent is a time for reflection on your church and life, so although I
am ready to take time out to meditate, I may go back to read a book I bought a few
years ago called ‘On the way to Calvary’ by Hilary McDowell. In it she takes an
annual journey through the stages of Christ’s road to Calvary, following in his
footsteps through events of both joy and pain – and who of us has not wished that
we could have alleviated some of the horrors of the cross or alerted him to the
dangers of his God directed path ? If only we could travel back in Time to his side,
we can imagine that perhaps we could help, with the wisdom of hindsight. I believe I
have read the book many times at other Lent times but I thought I may try again,
maybe with a new view. It is a very moving book, and looking at the page inside the
front cover, I read the notes I have made about it in the past and this time I will see
if I can add to these. If anyone else would like to read the book, I will let you have
it, but not this Lent, or maybe you could get it on line. Leading up to Easter most
probably I will still have a tear again.
Quiz Night
Where? The Anchor, Shapwick.
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When? Thursday 26 March 2015.
Cost? £10 per person including supper.
Teams? Up to eight in a team.
Tickets? From the Anchor or contact
Anne on 01258 858208
In aid of? The VOS and St. Bartholomew’s
Community Project.
Come and pit your wits against our question
master: prizes, raffle, FUN.
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Special days for precious little people
Children from 3 months to 6 years
The Old School Nursery (Shapwick) Ltd.
West Street, Shapwick, Blandford Forum, Dorset.
DT11 9LB
Proprietor: Ewa Praschma
Email: [email protected]
www.theoldschoolnursery.com
VILLAGE MARKET
FRESHLY COOKED PIES, PRESERVES, SCONES, QUICHES AND CAKES.
WOODEN TOYS AND PENS, JEWELLERY AND VARIOUS CRAFTS.
BRIC A BRAC, BOOKS AND TREASURE.
ADVICE ON NAIL CARE BY JEANA
AND BACON ROLLS, TEA, COFFEE AND CAKE
WH E R E
THE MEMORIAL HALL, CHURCHILL CLOSE, STURMINSTER MARSHALL
WH E N
SATURDAY 7TH MARCH 10 TIL 12.30
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BRING YOUR BICYCLE ALONG FOR A FREE HEALTH CHECK BY PHIL, (BIKE
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(SELLERS: CALL BARBARA BEAVES 01258 858404)
PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE USED FOR THE UPKEEP OF THE HALL
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STURMINSTER MARSHALL MARCH PARISH JOTTINGS
The Book Box has been a great success, and it is a lovely way to keep such a landmark
active in the village. Lately however, large quantities of books have been left causing
problems with access, and also a safety issue with shelves being stacked with more books
than is safe. This is not how the Book Box should be used, it was meant to be for
people to find a book to read or swap a book for a new read. Whilst we appreciate the
support please do not overload the Book Box, and save your excess books that are no
longer required for the Church Fete, or another charitable sale in the village but do not
leave them in large quantities in the Book Box.
The Verges in the village are becoming damaged and eroded due to people using them
for parking and large vehicles trying to pass parked vehicles. Please keep vehicles off the
verges to avoid such damage.
Dog Fouling is becoming quite a problem again in the village, especially at Millmoor which
currently does not have a Dog Waste Bin. This is due to the Dorset Waste Partnership
re-designing their Bins, so they are unable to replace it at the present time. If you
cannot find a Dog Waste Bin please take any Dog Waste bags home for disposal.
We have had some interesting comments, and information regarding our request for
people’s views on what you think should be done about the Pill Box. Our investigations
are ongoing and we will keep you posted.
The New Play Area fence should hopefully be put in place in March weather permitting.
The trees in Barton’s Ground are going to be thinned as part of planned management.
Any logs from this work will left by the entrance, please help yourself if you would like
them.
We have again entered the Best Kept Village Competition and hope to be able to do as
well if not better than we did last year as runners up in our section. Your help in
keeping the village attractive and tidy is much appreciated.
PLANNING APPLICATIONS
3/14/1231/HOU 20 Henbury House Gardens, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne
Mr A Dyer
To erect rear Conservatory
3/15/0003/HOU 65 High Street, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne
Ms H Anderson
Put a drop kerb on to High Street.
3/14/1219/FUL Rear of 11 -15 Station Road Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne
Mr. J. Teversham
Minor-material Amendment to Planning Permission 3/14/0123/FUL
(
Plots 1 and 2) to revise siting of dwellings.
3/14/1220/FUL Rear of 11 – 15 Station Road Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne
Mr. J. Teversham
Minor-Material Amendment to Planning Permission 3/13/1111/FUL
(Plots 3 and 4) to revise siting of dwellings.
3/14/1229/HOU Henbury Park, Dorchester Rd, Corfe Mullen
Mr K Hillman
Single storey rear extensions.
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Thanks from all the team.
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DAY BY DAY: OUR PARISHES AT PRAYER IN MARCH
Special Intention
Sun 1st
Baptisms and Confirmation
Mon 2nd
Tues 3rd
Weds 4th
Thurs 5th
Fri 6th
Sports Clubs
The Unemployed
Vets and Veterinary Services
Farms and Farm Workers
Pamphill Hall its Committee
and all who use it
Those preparing for Marriage
The Clergy who lead our
Services
Sat 7th
Sun 8th
Mon 9th
Tues 10th
Weds 11th
Thurs 12th
Fri 13th
Sat 14th
Sun 15th
Commonwealth Day
Messy Church
The Armed Forces
The Voice of Shapwick
Single Parents
Our Church Buildings
Mothering Sunday
Mon 16th
Our work with children and their
Parents
Tues 17th
Weds 18th
Thurs 19th
Our Shops and Public Houses
Pre School and Nursery
The Memorial Hall and all who
use it
The Season of Spring
The Old School, its Committee
and all who use it
The Organist and Choir
Our Village Schools
Those who mourn
All Health Workers and Carers
Those who work from Home
Those who work at Bailie Gate
Those who worship at our
Churches from outside the
Benefice
Palm Sunday
The Homeless
The Sick and the Dying
Fri 20th
Sat 21st
Sun 22nd
Mon 23rd
Tues 24th
Weds 25th
Thurs 26th
Fri 27th
Sat 28th
Sun 29th
Mon 30th
Tues 31st
Those who live at:
Kingston Lacy
Chilbridge, Houndhill and
Kingdown
Abbott Street
Barford and Cowgrove
Hillbutts and Stone Park
Kingston Lacy and Tadden
Pamphill Green and Little
Pamphill
Roman Way and Hern Cotts
The Broads
Shapwick
Church Street and Swan Lane
Crab Farm and Cottages
New Barn and Badbury Cotts
Piccadilly Lane
West Street and Bishops Court
Stewards Lane and White Mill
High Street
Sturminster Marshall
Haycock Way, Charborough
Way,
Front Lane and Back Lane
Townsend, Teal Place,
High Street and High Close
Kings Street and Millmoor
Newton Peverill and Newton
Road
Blandford Road and Poole Road
Duller Lane and Station Road
Dorchester Road and Henbury
Railway Drive and Parklea
Balls Lane and Reeves Orchard
Churchill Close
Tattersall Gardens, The Sidings
and Nursery Gardens
Sheridan Way and Moor Lane
Kents Lane
Stoney Cross
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Readings for March 2015
March 1st
Lent 2 (Purple)
Genesis 17.1-7,15-16
Romans 4.13-25
Mark 8.31-38
March 8th
Lent 3 (Purple)
Exodus 20.1-17
1 Corinthians 1.18-25
John 2.13-22
March 15th
Lent 3 (Purple)
Mothering Sunday
Exodus 2.1-10
2 Corinthians 1.3-7
Luke 2.33-35
March 22nd
Lent 5 (Purple)
Passion Sunday
Jeremiah 31.31-34
Hebrews 5.5-10
John 12.20-33
March 29th
Palm Sunday (Red)
Mark 11: 1-11
April 5th
Easter Day (White)
Acts 10.34-43
1 Corinthians 15.1-11
John 20.1-18
Mark 14.1-15.47
N.B. Readings are for the main parish Eucharist and are correct at date of
Publication – any changes will be notified.
Note: All readings will be read from The New Revised Standard Version with
the exception of Matins and Evensong where the readings will be taken from
the King James Bible.
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+ STURMINSTER MARSHALL DAYTIME W.I.
Thanks to a band of WI Members (with help from male relatives) our
village Hall on January 28th looked attractive with drapery and
green/white bunting made by the Craft Group and was buzzing with activity.
Problems with the hall's equipment and heating caused some concern, however the soup.
sweets, tea or coffee were hot and we enjoyed them while awaiting the arrival of the
W.I. 100th Anniversary Baton and although it was an exceptionally cold day outside the
temperature in the hall was not too bad. We dressed up in Edwardian fashion and a
splendidly clad Chris Brown, Wimborne's Town Crier belled in the baton which was
brought from Highcliffe Branch by their president, Chris gave a speech on the occasion
and many photographs were taken. The following day the Baton was taken by
Barbara Beaves and driven by Vicky Wood to Gillingham Branch on its journey round
the country.
Birthday Flowers were presented to Ethel and Vicky and the Annual Competition Cup to
Ruth Crumpler, President Table flowers were given by Mimi South. We were told our
Christmas Tree Festival entry at St. Mary’s had enabled us to donate £56 to the Lewis
Manning Trust. Other Branch business dealt with Barbara introduced speaker Christine
Shaw who had come to tell us of her Christmas in Russia.
Moscow has some wonderful buildings and Churches dating back before the Communist
Revolution with various Tsars building themselves some very grand palaces. Most of us
have heard of Red Square and its communist connections but its was once called the
Beautiful Square( Russian translation impossible) and alongside it the Kremlin has had a
varied history and only opened its doors to the general public in 1955. There was only a
light dusting of snow when Christine visited the Duomo and saw the wonderful designer
goods on sale to wealthy Russians. The exceptionally deep and beautiful underground
impressed her and was told there was another underground w hich was a secret. Some
were surprised that the attractive onion-domed churches had survived and still
widely used. Christine then moved to St. Petersburg built for Peter the Great and a
group of islands where he insisted that all buildings were built in brick and painted in
bright colours to lighten the long winter days. There are 300 bridges. Here the
artefacts in the museums were so vast she was only able to see the art works. Our
Speaker ended her Russian visit with a memorable performance of the Nutcracker Ballet
at the Kirov which in her words was 'wonderful'
Suitably the competition was 'Decorate an Egg' and a display of 'Faberge Eggs' showed
how crafty members are. Won by Peggy, second Vicky and third Barbara.
Our next meeting is on March 11th with Speaker Kevin Patience on the 'True story of
the African Queen' (No Humphrey Bogart!) and an exhibition of African Memorabilia.
Rita Coomer – Sturminster Marshall Women's Institute.
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50+ Dance Fitness Class
Every Monday 7:30 till 8:30
Sturminster Marshall
Memorial Hall
Keep fit
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Friendly and professional
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Call Robin Evans
on 07778 057167
or e-mail
[email protected]
Beginners Welcome!
Call Jean on:
01202695462 / 07905555412
Parkstone
Grammar School
Car Share
From September 2015
Please call 07876 234174
(experienced drivers only)
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STURMINSTER MARSHALL SHORT MAT BOWLS AND SOCIAL CLUB
We are currently looking for new members, no experience necessary We pride
ourselves as being a very sociable, friendly and non-League Club; our aim is to have
fun and enjoy our game.
The Club plays on the following days:Monday and Thursday afternoons 2.00pm – 5.00pm,
Thursday evenings
6.15pm – 9.15pm,
All sessions are held in the Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall.
It is a great sport for all ages and we would welcome some younger players, so do
come along. The club owns several sets of bowls and these can be lent to players
who do not have their own, but they must remain on the premises. Completely flat
shoes must be worn on the mats.
We are a mixed club and we do not compete in leagues, so the emphasis is on
pleasure and not pressure. We do join other local clubs for just friendly matches.
INTERESTED ! – come along, your first three sessions will be free, so give it a
try.
For information telephone:- John on 01202 690718 or Jean on 01258 857308.
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FARMERS MARKET RE-LAUNCH AND SPRING CRAFT FAIR
IN THE CORN EXCHANGE, BLANDFORD
Because we love to see our market place bustling with people and produce and
following the success of last year’s Craft Markets, the Corn Exchange Challenge
will be holding a SPRING CRAFT FAIR on Friday 13th March in the Corn
Exchange in conjunction with a RELAUNCH of the Farmers Market.
With the growing interest in food and the quality of ingredients, a search is now
underway to seek out more producers and grow the farmers market. Blandford
is, after all, a market town. So check out the Market Place, Shambles and Corn
Exchange on Friday 13th March and every 2nd Friday of the month thereafter.
Join Us
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Minutes of Meeting of Pamphill and Shapwick Parish Council
held on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at the Parish Hall, Pamphill
Parish Clerk
At its January meeting the Parish Council welcomed Lindsay Hole as the new
Parish Clerk. The Chairman thanked the previous Parish Clerk Ray Hunt for his
service to the Parish Council over many years and wished him an enjoyable
retirement.
Setting the 2015/16 Precept
Members voted unanimously to increase the precept, making the total precept
for next year £4,000.
Overall the Council expects demands on its budget to be greater in the coming
year as a result of increased costs as a result of less maintenance being carried
out by County and District Councils and its ongoing signage improvement
programme.
Governance Review
EDDC have confirmed that the number of Parish Councillors for Shapwick will
be reduced from 5 to 3. The Parish Council voted to object to the decision.
Shapwick Polling Station
It has been agreed that a room will be used at The Anchor Inn this year as the
polling station. If and when toilet facilities are available at the Church it will be
reconsidered as a venue in the future.
ST MARY’S CHURCH STURMINSTER
MARSHALL
LENT LUNCH
THURSDAY 19th MARCH
12.30pm
THE OLD SCHOOL
DO JOIN US
DONATIONS IN AID OF LEWIS MANNING
HOSPICE
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Notes from your District Councillor
At the time of writing the final resolutions have yet to be passed but it seems fairly
certain that the East Dorset District Council Tax increase will be limited to 1.95% to
sit alongside an increase in the Count component of 1.98%.
This will have been achieved against an ever greater withdrawal of central
government support grant matched by increasing economies and efficiencies at local
level so that now 70% percent of the cost of services delivered by the District will
have been funded by monies raised locally against 30% from London, almost the
reverse of the position but a few years ago. This change coupled with much
enlarged powers to pursue local initiatives really does spell a healthy increase in local
autonomy and accountability.
We have just had a month in which there was no crime to report in our Ward. The
causes are many but this is a result to be welcomed on any view.
Bad weather has struck the central heating systems of both the Memorial Hall and
the Old School Hall and it was good to find that the newly instituted Ward Members
Budget could be applied to assist in defraying these emergency repair cost.
The use of a room at the Anchor has been approved as a polling Station for the
elections in this coming May which is a welcome response to the understandable
concerns that voters had expressed about the need otherwise to travel to Pamphill.
The Parish Council's project to repair and renew rural finger post signs is much to
be applauded.
Paul Bennett -10th February 2015
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Dorset Adult Sitting Services delivers respite care on a short-term regular or
one-off basis.
Please contact Emily Beaves for more information on 07792 809321 or email
[email protected]
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SOUTH COAST DEMOLITION
THE ONLY THING LEFT STANDING IS THE COMPETITION!
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Sturminster Marshall Evening WI
At our meeting in January we celebrated our first anniversary and in keeping with
tradition we had a birthday cake that was kindly provided by Heather, to mark the
occasion. A bouquet was also presented to Karen, who has heroically attended every
meeting since our inception.
To kick start our year we had a baking demonstration. Heather wowed us with her
spectacular sponges, Karen showed us a perfect recipe for scrumptious scones and Anne
tempted the taste buds with delicious desserts and foolproof flaky pastry. We all learnt
a lot and many useful tips were discussed and passed on – which will all come in very
handy when we undertake the WI centenary cream teas in September along with our
Afternoon WI sisters.
Some of our members attended the WI 100th Anniversary Baton event at the Memorial
Hall on 28 January, which was wonderfully hosted by our Afternoon WI. A lunch of
soup was served, followed by an array of fabulous desserts – some of us may have gone
back for seconds! The addition of Sally playing some old tunes on the piano really made
the whole occasion one to remember. Several ladies had dressed in outfits reminiscent
of 100 years ago and looked as though they had stepped out of a costume drama.
Personally, I prefer being able to dress in trousers or shorter skirts, rather than the
cumbersome long skirts our predecessors had to endure!
In a similar vein we move on to our March meeting, when Nicola Whitmarsh will be
guiding us on ‘What to Wear and What Not to Wear’ – which should be very
entertaining as well as enlightening. This meeting will take place on the 19th at 7.30 p.m.
in the Memorial Hall. Please come along and join us. We are a friendly bunch so you
can be assured of a warm welcome.
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BRIDGE DRIVE AND LUNCHEON
In aid of
CROHN’S & COLITIS UK
THURSDAY 12th MARCH
11 am
The Old School, Sturminster Marshall
Ticket: £12.50
to include coffee, lunch with wine and bridge
available from Katy Norman 01258 857081
To the dog owners and walkers of Sturminster Marshall.
I am a resident and dog owner who regularly walks our dog around the many paths and
byways that our wonderful village enjoys. Unfortunately, there is now a trend forming
that is very frustrating, disgusting and spoiling the very walks that us dog owners enjoy!
Why is it that dog owners can expend the energy to bend down to collect their dog’s
waste and then are too lazy to dispose of the plastic bag they use to collect the dog poo.
Why do certain dog owners feel it necessary to hang these plastic bags from fence posts
and hedge rows as if decorating their Christmas tree? It is a disgraceful habit that needs
attention?
I walk up Mill Moor and the amount of bags now hanging from the hedges and fences is
disgusting. I appreciate that the council supplied a waste box that has fallen into disrepair
and now been taken away. But if you are too lazy to take the bag home to dispose of
the waste, then don’t bother yourself in the first place. It is just downright blatant
laziness!
As I understand it, dog poo will bio-degrade within 6 months but plastic bags will take 20
years so why not just kick the poo in to the verge or hedge and have done!
I, for one, do not accept the argument regarding parasites and worms in the dog poo.
The Wareham Forestry Commission actively asks that you leave the dog poo to nourish
the foliage in the area. All our pets have a healthy diet and medication. We live in a
rural habitat so there are a good population of Foxes, Badgers and Rats all excreting
nasties and there is nothing we can do about that. We just have to be more vigilant with
our children when walking these paths.
So come on dog owners please reconsider this disgusting habit and dispose of your
plastic bag at home or kick the poo in to a safe area if you are that lazy.
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Austen Smith. Maggs Bridge Cottage, Newton Rd, Sturminster Marshall.
Got NO CARES?
or
Do you feel that NOBODY CARES?
Well, WE DO!
Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 in the Memorial Hall
for a friendly, no frills service and meet ordinary people just like you.
We’d like to get to know you.
New Life Bible Church
Sturminster Marshall
07919 808210
NLBC is a member of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC).
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Late Spring Jobs in the Garden - by Lys de Bray
Over the years I have planted many different kinds of daffs, (Narcissus) in the
grassed areas here where they looked wonderful when in flower. But the clumps
are not doing as well now, plenty of leaves but fewer or no flowers because the
central bulbs in the groups are being starved. It is time to sort them out, a mighty
task. Firstly, the clumps should have a last dead-heading and be watered with either
a foliar feed or a low-nitrogen high potash fertilizer. Allow the leaves to die down
naturally which will take about 6 weeks. Dig up the clumps, separate the bulbs and
replant in enriched* soil in small, loose groups of 3 - 5 bulbs, taking care to plant to
the same depth, deeper if grown in grass. Water in if it doesn't rain within a few
days and delay mowing until after the leaves have yellowed. Lift the various clumps
separately and take time to do this without hurrying. (A garden robin will appear as
if by magic the minute you start).
The snowdrops are over now and are looking congested. The popular and vigorous
Galanthus nivalis is a very good untemperamental 'doer' and can be relied on to
increase quickly over the year. Unless you are a `galanthophile' don't start collecting
them, some of the rarer, fussier bulbs can cost a fortune and truly don't look much
different one from another. Don't dead-head snowdrops, you want more and as
quickly as possible and they will oblige by self-sowing. When the flowers are over,
lift the largest clump on a nice day when the birds are singing and divide them into
small bunches of three to five bulbs if you want to see new small groups forming
quite quickly. (leave the ripening seed-heads dangling). If you are blessed with
patience and have only a few groups of snowdrops, divide them into ones and twos
but plant them near each other for company and early pollinators. Feed the leaves
before you lift as with the daffs, and plant to the same depth in similar enriched soil.
The leaves die quite quickly, if they are to be grown in grass don't mow until they
are yellowed and blowing away. They don't seem to mind where they grow, sun or
semi-shade, but they don't like dry, sandy soil. There has been a fashion in recent
years of getting and planting 'in the green' but looked at logically this has never made
good gardening sense.
Primroses are very easy to increase, just wait for the flowers to finish and then split
the clumps with the point of a sharp knife, making sure there's a good bit of root to
each division. Put them into separate pots or back into the ground, but pots are
best because you can keep a closer eye on them. If you put the divisions into the
ground, give them a helping hand with a spoonful of the enriched soil mix in the
planting hole and water in. Don't dead-head these either, they self-sow quickly.
They thrive in dampish, sunny positions and look best in grass, or try a potful of
early daffs, snowdrops, the first primroses and one of the tiny-leaved ivies such as
Hedera helix `Spetchley'.
* My spring potting mix is sieved leaf-mould, a little sieved compost and a little
sand with a smidgen of bonemeal.
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PC PROBLEMS?
Is It Slowing down, Stopping
sometimes,
or just Not going?
Problems with Spyware,
Viruses, or the stuff the Kids
put on.
Do you need help loading or
configuring software or maybe
a little bit of tuition.
Call Badg @ Cadet
on 01258 858066.
I can often talk you through the
problem and save a visit.
£10 for the call.
Chiropodist
Jane Champion. M.Ch.P.
Telephone: 01258 858650
for an appointment in your own home.
H.P.C. Registered, No CH20506
CHIROPODIST
Josephine Leigh-Browne
MSSCh, MBChA
Registered Member of
British Chiropody Association
Visiting Practice
For appointment phone:
01202 657556
Gas Safe registered for Natural Gas
Boiler Service and Heating breakdowns
Adrian Lucas and son (est. 1983)
01202 603 357
HIRE
PAMPHILL PARISH HALL
FOR YOUR EVENT
Contact Marge Cherrett
on 01202 888260
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D.W CRANE
GENERAL BUILDER
Over 20 years experience
Specialising in brickwork, blockwork,
porches, driveways,
conservatories, patios
and decking.
Also: Internal & external decorating,
landscaping and
gardens.
Tel: 01258 454104 OR 07835 112802
Professional & Reliable service
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Halcyon Motors is a friendly, family run, local business. We buy all
cars, bikes campers, etc. for cash at a time to suit you. Trading in
elsewhere? We can usually offer more... And we will happily come
to you.
Buying? Visit www.halcyonmotors.co.uk for “warts and all”
descriptions & photos of the current stock. Part ex. welcome.
Warranties on all cars.
Call: Don MacLeod on 01258 839209 or 07782 189555
(Mon-Sun 8am - 9pm)
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Scott’s Private Hire
NEED A LIFT
AIRPORT – DOCKS –VISITING
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NEAR OR FAR, FRIENDLY RELIABLE COMPETITIVE SERVICE
CALL US FOR A QUOTATION. LADY DRIVER AVAILABLE.
Tel: 01258
858072 or 07886 825446
[email protected]
( Licensed by East Dorset District Council )
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Have you always wanted YOUR OWN fantastic
looking nails?
Not Acrylic, Not Gel …. But your own
I specialise in gel polish (cross between Gel nails and normal nail polish).
Which means it is brushed on like polish, but lasts like Gel.
It looks gorgeous for up to 15 days….Your friends won’t believe they
really are your nails.
Contact: Jeana 01258 857851
Bike Craft Dorset
- Mobile Bike Mechanic
- Free collection & delivery
- Custom Bike Builds
- Competitive rates for repairs and service of all types of bikes
- Cytech Level 2 Technician with fully equipped home and mobile workshop
- Free collection and delivery to any Dorset address.
- Bikes bought and sold.
Tel: Phil – 07582 645334
E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.bikecraftdorset.co.uk
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Parish Directory
The Bridge Parishes
Vicar: Rev’d Joe Edwards (See also the note on page5)
Director of Music: Dr Sally Plowright
Assistant organist: Mr Paul Martin
Clerk to the Benefice: Mrs Jan Standing
Office hours Tues, Wed, Thurs only, 10am – 5 pm
( Email: [email protected])
The Bridge:
Kingston Lacy Parish Church
Churchwarden: Mrs Sue Smith
Churchwarden: Mr Julian Owen
Deputy Churchwarden: Mrs Carola Street
PCC Secretary: Mrs Pam Francis
Treasurer: Mrs Sarah Bamber
Electoral Roll Officer: Miss K. Whitmore
Shapwick Parish Church
Churchwarden: Anne Tillin
Churchwarden: Vacant
Deputy Churchwarden: Janet Purchase
Treasurer: Christine Cosgrove
PCC Secretary: Alan Cosgrove
Verger: Vacant
Electoral Roll Officer: Anne Tillin
Sturminster Marshall Parish Church
Churchwarden: Mr Merrick Williams
Churchwarden: Mrs Liz Jones
Deputy Churchwarden: Mr Rob Langdown
PCC Secretary: Mrs Margaret Langdown
PCC Treasurer: Mr K. Shepherd
Verger: Vacant
Captain of the ringers: Mr M. Stickley
Electoral roll officer: Mrs J. Provan
Schools
Sturminster Marshall First School: Mrs R. Tomkins
Sturminster Marshall Pre-school: Mrs Patsy Barnes
Pamphill First School: Mr T. Davies
Pamphill Pre-School Nursery: Mrs. D. Gould
The Old School Shapwick Nursery: Ms E. Praschma
Police
Police station (non emergency number)
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01258 857620
01258 857528
07788 185048
07581 340014
See page 3
01202 888374
01202 842367
01202 848253
01202 888700
01202 842367
01202 883727
01258 858208
01258 857235
01258 858876
01258 858876
01258 858208
01258 857614
01258 857076
01202 841381
01202 841381
01258 857008
01202 021895
01258 858296
01258 857348
01258 858395
01202 883008
07415 473977
01258 857922
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Hall Bookings
Old School, Sturminster Marshall: Mrs Jan Standing
Memorial Hall, Sturminster Marshall: Mrs K. Kollberg
Pamphill Parish Hall: Mrs M. Cherrett
Councillors
County Councillor: Cllr Mr Robin Cook
District Councillor: Cllr Paul Bennett
Sturminster Marshall Parish Council Chair: Miss Hilary Palmer
Sturminster Marshall Parish Council Clerk: Mrs Val Curtis
email: [email protected]
Pamphill & Shapwick Parish Council Chair: Mrs Anthea Cross
Pamphill & Shapwick Parish Council Clerk: Mrs Lindsay Hole
For Sturminster Marshall
Sturminster Marshall FC: Mr D. Miller
Church Preservation Trust: Mrs E. House
School Society: Mrs P. Ross
Cricket Club: Mr Ross Humphrey
WI Secretary: Mrs Beryl Dewhurst
WI Evening Secretary: Mrs Ruth Shepherd
Sports Association: Mr R. Haysom
Gardening Club: Mrs S. Crowfoot
Mackrell Charity: Mr T. Standing
Stour Valley Quilters and Craft Club: Mrs Barbara Beaves
Scouts: Andy Thornton
Cubs: Mrs G. Spong
Beavers: Mrs B. Smith
Brownies: Miss J. Hayter
Guides: Mrs L. Seare
Rangers: Mrs C. Browning-Smith
Rainbows: Mrs C. Browning-Smith
Henbury Residents' Association: Mr M. Soper
Sturminster Marshall singers: Ms J. Carter
Homewatch Co-Ordinator: Mr Adrian Holden
Sturminster Marshall Short Mat Bowls & Social Club: Mr J.Case
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For Pamphill
Kingston Lacy Skittles Club: Mr R. Frost
Kingston Lacy Cricket Club: Mr S. Maine
Pamphill Pre-School: Mrs. D. Gould
S.C.T. (Village Green): Gail Birkin
For Shapwick
01258 857477
01258 858447
01202 888260
01202 889199
01258 857557
01258 857588
01202 620363
01202 848922
01258 857314
01258 857469
01258 857373
01202 829522
01258 857091
01258 857008
01258 857616
01258 857606
01258 857477
01258 858404
01202 625561
01258 857799
01258 857822
01202 885309
01929 459398
01202 888447
01202 888447
01258 857647
01202 989733
01258 858884
01202 690718
01202 883084
07969 883814
07415 473977
01258 858631
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