Mapperton House Plant Fair – Sunday, 19th September

The Autumn Plant Fair at Mapperton has been an outstanding event for many years, and is one of the largest and most popular specialist plant fairs in Dorset. A great day out for plant lovers in the area with a a large number of stalls of specialist plantsmen from all over the region.
Open at 10am until 4pm, fill your garden with late season herbaceous perennials and grasses, and bulbs for autumn planting are always popular. There are bound to be Salvias in flower and more unusual pitcher plants catching end of summer flies. Also available will be metal plant supports and structures, plus a range of Acers and shrubs. as well a trip for those who want a ‘Gardeners Day Out’ in fantastic surroundings. Access to their gardens (winner of the Garden of the Year 2020 Historic Houses award) is included in the entry price. Please note – Mapperton House will be closed on the day.

  • Tickets are now available – Click HERE
  • Admission is £5 per person,
  • Free tickets available for under 5’s.
  • Your ticket includes FREE entry to the award-winning gardens.
  • The Coach House café will be open serving hot drinks and snacks.

All proceeds go to  Save The Children.

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6/6A Bus Timetable Now Gets Yeovil Students Home

Parish Councillor, Jacqui Sewell has continued to campaign and lobby for rural transport ever since she was an elected West Dorset Council member and was WDDC’s representative on WATAG (West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group).
Today, still with WATAG, she was pleased to see that, at last – “the No. 6A bus WILL pick up the students from Yeovil College at 16.45pm for homeward travel to Broadwindsor – now to get Dorset Council to get Rural Access to Public Transport.
Children from Broadwindsor will still have to travel to Beaminster in the morning.

The bus is being operated by Somerset Council. The timetable shown below.

The Dorset Council Cabinet member with responsibility for transport is East Dorset Councillor, Ray Bryan who is Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment. His contact details are:

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Download the full timetable pdf document HERE.

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Beaminster Tunnel Closed 8am -5pm – Thursday, 26th August

Beaminster Tunnel (A3066) will be closed for works tomorrow, to enable Upton Tree Services Ltd safe access to carry out urgent tree works on behalf of Dorset Council to remove a dead tree.

Tunnel Road will be closed at both entrances to the tunnel from 8am until 5pm. There is a 43 mile diversion route which will be signposted in both Dorset and Somerset: A3066 – A356 – A37 – A35 – A30. It is estimated the diversion journey will take just over 70 minutes.

The reason for the length of the diversion is because the closure is on an A-road and therefore any official alternative route must use the same class of road.

Locals will be aware that there are a number of shorter, unofficial routes that can be taken to avoid the road closure. Please note: these are not suitable for HGVs and should be avoided if using larger machinery or towing caravans. Drive safe!

The road closure notice will remain in force for five days, but it is anticipated that the works will be completed on the day.

For further information about the work being undertaken, call:
Upton Tree Services Ltd on 07384548283.
To discuss this Notice, call:

Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 or email trafficteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.
Anyone with any concerns or wish to discuss any issues regarding the roadworks can contact Dorset Council HERE.

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Buses – Closing Date 15th August

Only one week remains to submit your comments to ensure Dorset Council provide Rural Areas with a bus service.

Read/download the West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) newsletter HERE

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE to help to shape the future vision and priorities for the bus network in Dorset.

Comments, suggestions, and ideas can also be emailed to busbackbetter@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

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Bus Back Better

Dorset Council would like to know how they can improve local bus services and what would make you use local buses more. They would like to hear from both people who already use buses, and from those who currently do not and why. They also want to hear from public, private and voluntary organisations who have an interest in making our bus services work better.

Please complete the survey by clicking HERE to help to shape the future vision and priorities for the bus network in Dorset.

Comments, suggestions, and ideas can also be emailed to busbackbetter@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

The Bus Service Improvement Plan will be published by 31st October. It will be further developed and updated annually.

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The Knapp Inn – Open At 12 Noon, Monday 17th May

Opening their doors at 12 noon on Monday, 17th May, Lel can’t wait until Monday to welcome customers back to The Knapp in Beaminster.

Landlady, Lesley Waring posted on social media: “It’s been far too long and a tough time for everyone. We have done a few improvements that we hope you all like. Cellar is fully stocked and we are ready to go (I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but time will tell 😂)

Some restrictions do remain:
  • There will be no entry without a face mask (until your seated).
  • Everyone must sign the book or use the NHS app to register.
  • Table service is still in place.
  • The Rule of 6 still applies.

It is hoped that these restrictions will only be for a month and we can get back to normal drinking.”

Happy Hour!

They are bringing back their Happy Hour (which is infact 2 hours) from 5pm – 7pm,
Monday to Friday.

  • £3.00 a pint
  • San Miguel and Guinness £3.50 a pint
  • Medium wine, £3.00
  • Large wine, £4.00

 

Lel added, “Please stick to the rules coz none of us want to go through this again. On the final countdown and feeling fab. See you on Monday xxxx 😘 🍺

We look forward to your door’s opening too Lel – Good Luck!

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The Prout Project Successfully Reach Their Target

Together we did it!

🚌🌈👏 TOGETHER WE DID IT!!! 👏🌈🚌

We are speechless with excitement and overwhelmed with thanks to all of our supporters!

We just now found out we’ve reached our target thanks to a contribution from the Power of Change Community Business Crowdmatch fund providing us with an additional £4,000 in funding pushing us over the line. We can now buy and kit out an outreach vehicle and make this happen at last!!

We wouldn’t have got here without all of you, our super crowd – you’ve showed compassion towards our community, dedication to sharing our message and an abundance of encouragement and heart – THANK YOU!

Our campaign remains open until next Friday and any additional donations will be used directly to fund additional staffing so that we can extend our reach and offer a wider programme to our community.

Thank you so many times. We can’t wait to celebrate with you soon! 🙏👏🙏👏

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Posted on Facebook by Prout Bridge Project on Thursday, 22 April 2021

Congratulations!

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Local Scout Groups Need Adult Helpers

Scout Groups welcome boys and girls from the ages of 5 ¾ to 14 years old.  Lockdown has made everyone realise how important fun, activities and being part of a community is to us and to children. Both the local Scout groups that serve our parish are in need of Adult Helpers ready for when the groups restart.  Active help.  Committee help.  General help. Assistant Leaders.  All offers of help are appreciated.

The 1st Beaminster Scout Group:

Beaminster’s Groups meet:

  • Beavers: Age 6-8 on Mondays 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Cubs: Age 8-10½ on Mondays 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Scouts: Age 10½ – 14 on Mondays 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Are you, or someone you know, over 18 and wanting to give something back to our local young people by becoming a helper at the weekly sessions? Perhaps you are ready to take on some new adventures yourself!
Be prepared” to have some fun, they have several positions which need filled.  Read more HERE or send a message for further information to kirstyamoore@outlook.com.

The 1st Mosterton Scout Group:

Mosterton’s Groups meet:

  • Beavers: aged 5 ¾ to 8 years inclusive – normally meet 4.45pm to 6.00pm.
  • Cubs: aged 8 to 10 ½ years inclusive – normally meet 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
  • Scouts: aged 10 ½ to 14 years old inclusive – normally meet 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

The 1st Mosterton group are also looking for Adult helpers for their group, please email: Chris at emmerson1@googlemail.com

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The Ollerod Reopens For Takeaways

The award winning restaurant in Beaminster reopened its kitchen for takeaways last Sunday, 7th February having been closed for the month of January.

The Ollerod will be open for takeaways every week on Tuesday & Saturday, 4pm-7.30pm
Please note that they are trialling opening on a Tuesday – if there isn’t enough demand then they will change days.

For £50 per person, they offer an amazing 5 course Valentines Menu available on both Sat 13th and Sun 14th Feb. ** Be Quick as orders for this culinary event must be in by 12 noon today, Thursday, 10th February. **
Telephone: 01308 862200
Email: enquiries@theollerod.co.uk

Sunday Lunch ll be available every other Sunday, the next being on 21st February.
Collect between 12.30pm and 4pm.
Pre-order by 3pm on Friday.
(Sunday Lunch Dates: Feb: 21st, March: 7th & 21st)

Other edible promotions planned are:

  • SUSHI NIGHT: Friday 19th February (order by Wed 17th)
  • VIETNAMESE NIGHT: Friday 5th March (order by Wed 3rd)
  • MOTHERS DAY MENU: Sunday 14th March
  • MEXICAN NIGHT: Friday 26th March (order by Wed 24th)

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Overnight Parking Restrictions & Road Closures Next Week

**The road closure on Chard Road, Drimpton will be lifted after 3.30 pm today but will be closed again on Monday 14 December between 9.30 and 3.30. The reason for the extra day is due to engineering difficulties with the fibre cable.**

Overnight Parking Restrictions at Hogshill – 14th Dec.

At 9pm on Monday, 14th December the A3066 road, Hogshill Street in Beaminster will be closed until 6am.  This is to allow BT safe access to arrange cabling for a new customer connection.

Although in force for five days, it is anticipated that the work will be completed by the 16th December.

There will be parking restriction imposed overnight as indicated on the map below.  Download the full information HERE.

No Overnight ParkingAny unauthorised Person who uses or permits the use of the road(s) indicated in contravention of the Notice will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000.

Temporary Closure of Potwell Lane, Littlewindsor – 16th Dec.

At 9am on Wednesday, 16th December, the road will be closed until 15.30hrs. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding between the access road to Potwell Farm and its junction with the access road to Potwell Gorse.
This is to allow BT to safely install 6 new telegraph poles.
The alternative route will be signposted – A3066 – A3164 – Mosterton

Although in force for five days, it is anticipated that the work will be completed by the 17th December.

Roadworks_Dec20 at PotwellMore Information:

For more information on any Roadworks or Closures, please contact:
Dorset Highways Traffic Team01305 221020 or email: trafficteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.
For more information on the Work being undertaken, please contact:
BT01234 773833

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