1st Mosterton Scout Group

A message from Group Scout Leader, Susanna Newall –

I recently read an article about people who make ‘apps’ for mobile phones, I-pads and other modern paraphernalia that apparently we all can’t do without.
The most successful ‘app’ builders aim their product very cleverly at their target audiences – not by extolling the virtues of what the app can do – but by how the app makes the user feel.
When I was asked to write about what we do in 1st Mosterton Scouts, I made a big long list of all the amazing activities that we do as a Group every week. After the second page of A4, I thought you’d all be a bit bored by the time you got to the bottom and then I remembered the article I read.
If I was an ‘app’ builder (and as much as part of me knows that would give me massive street cred. with my children, the other part is very relieved I’m not!) I would tell all the children that by joining Scouts at 1st Mosterton Scout Group – this is what you will feel and experience and learn:
Laughter, fear, bravery, awe, tiredness, reflection, curiosity, fright, confidence, concentration, camaraderie, independence, socialising, apprehension, close and long-lasting friendships, courage, tenacity, perseverance, enchantment, accomplishment, love, pride and empathy. Oh – and more laughter –much, much more laughter!
So as much as plate-spinning, light aircraft flying (really!) kayaking, cooking on an open fire, archery, bouldering, tightrope walking and hosting a local radio show won’t help a child pass the next level on a computer game, we can help equip a child with the other important life skills like those above.
We can help them get the most out of the world around them and have the belief in themselves so that they are happy children growing into happy young adults.
That’s what Scouting is all about and I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team of volunteer leaders and supporters at 1st Mosterton Scout Group who give their time freely to teach the children these skills.

We meet every Monday normally and are open to both boys and girls in three different sections:

Beavers: aged 5 ¾ to 8 years inclusive – normally meet 4.45pm to 6.00pm.
Please call Gill on 01308 868419

Cubs: aged 8 to 10 ½ years inclusive – normally meet 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
Please email Cathy on cathy.mostertoncubs@gmail.com

Scouts: aged 10 ½ to 14 years old inclusive – normally meet 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Please email Chris at emmerson1@googlemail.com

In these current times, we need fresh air, friends and fun – come and join us in 1st Mosterton for all these!

Susanna Newall, Group Scout Leader. 1st Mosterton Scout Group.

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Bombay Spice, Beaminster Start Takeaway Delivery Service

Bombay Spice Indian Cuisine in Beaminster’s Hogshill Street are now offering a midweek takeaway delivery service to the area.

For a £3 charge they are offering delivery within a five mile radius which includes delivery to Broadwindsor, Stoke Abbott, Drimpton, Mosterton, Cheddington and South Perrott.   🙂
In their other directions, they also deliver to Netherbury, Hooke and Melplash. Please note: Cash Only payments!

Bombay Spice Menu

 

Deliveries are being offered for the winter season, October 2020 – March 2021, and only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6pm and 9pm.

Call them on 01308 861024 to order.
Remember – cash only.

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1st Broadwindsor Girl Guides Eat Out Al Fresco

1st Broadwindsor Guides have had a wonderful evening last night developing their skills at outdoor cooking & whittling.

Girl Guiding1st Broadwindsor Guides have spaces available for girls aged 10-14 yrs.
Please contact Emma at emmahouse@btconnect.com.

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Catch Of The Day – Every Wednesday

Catch Of The Day are in Broadwindsor every Wednesday morning at 11.30am until about 12.15pm.

Tom, Tina and Daisy park in the square near The White Lion with their fresh fish for sale.
Naturally, social distancing will be practised.

Catch Of The Day Shellfish

Contact: 07851 649939 or
Message them through Facebook HERE or
Just appear on the day to buy!
They will be very pleased to see you!

They usually continue on to –

  • 12.30 – 1pm Mosterton outside the shop
  • 1 – 1.30pm Beaminster square
  • 2 – 2.30pm Drimpton
  • 3 – 3.30pm Salwayash in the village hall car park

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Procession for Harry Isaacs 7.30pm This Evening.

Harry Isaacs, the young farmer who tragically lost his life earlier this week, will be celebrated this evening by a tractor procession from Mosterton to Beaminster Square for a Memorial service and tributes from family and friends.

As you’d expect, things are subject to change but the plan is . . .

  • 6.45pm – Marshall meeting in Beaminster Square.
  • 7pm – Procession gathering in Mosterton.
  • 7.30pm – Procession departs Mosterton. Slow drive.
  • 8pm – Arrive in Beaminster Square
  • 8pm – Tributes and speeches
  • 8.30pm – Candles lit and one minute silence.
  • 9pm – Start to clear the Square

Please remember face coverings and social distancing where possible.
The Highways and Police are informed and are in full support of this but would respectfully ask that the town is cleared by 9.15pm.
You are invited to bring “Flags, flowers, photos, banners, candles, cheers and good vibes for this special young man and his family and all of us grieving at this very sad time.”
A true and fitting tribute to such a beautiful young man with the biggest smile of anyone we’ve ever known.
Hearts together.❤️

Harry’s Tribute Page is HERE.

The fundraising page for a Memorial Bench for Harry (with any surplus going to his parents) can be found HERE.

Memorial Bench Fund for Harry Isaacs

The young man who tragically lost his life was named as 20 year old Harry Isaacs.  Social media has been flooded with tributes to this hard working, popular, smiling farmer.
Jack Ruston has created a Fundraising page on behalf of Ollie Saloman-Carter, who had the brilliant idea of creating a memorial bench for him in Beaminster park.
At the time of publishing, they have achieved £635 of their £1,000 target.
If there are surplus donations – the money will be given to Harry’s parents to help towards funeral costs.
You can read more and donate HERE.

 

Churches Open With Services This Weekend

Rev David Having been forced to close in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown back in March, The Government’s Guidance now says gatherings of more than 30 people will be allowed for acts of communal worship in churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and meeting rooms in England. However, no more than 30 people will be allowed to attend weddings, funerals and other “life cycle events” such as bar mitzvahs or baptisms.
In his Rector’s update, Rev David stated: “I am very much using this Sunday as a test to look at how we can maintain the safety of those returning to worship, which is a central feature of the guidelines by maintaining a strict two metre spacing between seating. As you can imagine, in some of our smaller churches this reduces the capacity significantly and may make worship non-viable for the time being. I have asked four churches to work with Jo and me – a mix of large, medium, and smaller buildings – to see how this works out. There will be services this Sunday as follows:

Beaminster 
08:00 BCP Eucharist
09:30 CW Eucharist
11:00 – 12:00 Open for private prayer

Broadwindsor
11:00 BCP Eucharist

Stoke Abbott
09:30 BCP Eucharist

Mosterton
11:00 Morning Worship

There will be limited numbers of seats available,  especially in the smaller churches, but I would think there will be seats available at 8:00am in Beaminster.

I will be continuing to work with church wardens and key people over the next few days to assess which churches may be able to hold services next week and beyond. This will also be based on what staffing I have available to me, which in reality for July and August, will be three or four at very best.
I am now receiving requests for booked weddings to begin taking place and I again will be working closely with you all to see how this can be facilitated. I have also been asked to hold a funeral service in Beaminster in two weeks’ time and I am grateful to Simon Wakely for his full cooperation at this early stage in looking at how he and his team can support the required stewarding and clean down guidelines that will have to be followed.
I know that this is a testing and nervy time for us all but again, I thank you all for your help and support in what are challenges for us all.

David

Please click HERE where it explains the various safety rules which are in place for those visiting the churches.

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