Stableyard Restaurant Now Open

After closing due to Covid issues in the kitchen, Linda Paget and her team are pleased to announce they are open again from today 🙂

We are back open today. Our outside area is looking beautiful with the sweet peas and fuchsias all out. Lovely selection of cakes, slices and freshly baked scones.  Open for lunches too. Looking forward to seeing you all.”

 

Who can resist those cakes?

If you would like to make a booking please call 01308 868362 and leave a message, message them via Facebook or send an email to hello@stableyardrestaurant.co.uk

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Invasive Plants Cleared At Hursey

The weather was glorious and a lot was accomplished on Saturday when volunteers helped clear invasive plants from the wildflower meadow at Hursey…

Sheila Hawkins.

Many thanks to volunteers from Dorset Wildlife Trust.


Read the original post from Nick Gray, West Dorset Conservation Officer HERE.

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Conservation Volunteers Meet At Hursey Common – Thursday, 15th July

Very recently confirmed, Nick Gray, Conservation Officer for West Dorset’s Wildlife Trust will be at Hursey Common tomorrow (St. Swithin’s Day), July 15th and is calling out for local volunteers to join in…

“Dear All,
I hope this finds you well and relishing sunny prospects. We meet this week on St Swithin’s Day, July 15th, a day steeped in folklore and hay-making tradition… appropriately enough, as it turns out, because we’ll be swinging scythes and raking up arisings from a couple of species-rich patches at Hursey Common, near Broadwindsor.
You might think it’s a bit early to be cutting wildflowers off at the knees but I don’t have to tell you guys there’s always a balance with the more boisterous species, and cutting some areas slightly earlier will prevent weed species seeding and, as our aim is only to cut between a third and half of the target areas, begin a rotational cutting pattern that will tempt the flowering season to continue well into the autumn. Justification enough, I hope, and I’ll look forward to seeing you for a bit of mowing or raking or both.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you can make it so I can keep an eye on numbers as there may be a few local volunteers along to join us too. And, with apologies for another truncated day, we’ll be finishing around lunchtime again this week. But, in the sunshine’s honour, some of us can start a bit earlier too…

Please meet at Hursey Common – as on the map, or grid ref ST434026. There is a parking area on Hursey Common where there’s plenty of room. There are two patches to tackle, one next to the car park and one down the road, so if anyone who’s keen to do some mowing can arrive a bit earlier than usual at 9am, we can get a head start before rakers arrive at normal time of 10am… When you reply, if you could let me know your preference, I can manage tools too. If anyone has a rake or pitchfork they can bring along, that would be brilliant. And don’t forget gloves for the attendant nettles and thistles.

Also below is the Coronavirus Consent form that you may know about by now. Anyone who hasn’t already done so, please fill it in and email back to me, or if that’s tricky, I’ll bring along some paper copies. But please do have a look at it before the day. (Anyone who HAS already filled one in, I’ll bring your form along so you can just sign and date for this week…)

Don’t forget your drinks and snacks as I fear we still can’t share just yet.

Very many thanks as always, I’ll look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,
Nick”

Nick Gray
West Dorset Conservation Officer

The Kingcombe Centre
Toller Porcorum
Dorchester
DT2 0EQ

Tel: 07824 438974

*If you would like to be involved with the limited volunteer activities going ahead – please download and complete the Coronavirus Consent form HERE.

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Happy Solstice – Vernal Equinox

Today celebrated the Vernal (Spring) Equinox – the first day of Spring which occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere.

The North Pole begins to lean toward the sun again. Day and night have approximately the same length and the days will become longer.

The clocks will go forward next weekend on March 28th signifying Summer is definitely on its way!

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Sunshine In The Snow

Many enjoyed their exercise today by walking outside in the sunshine following the flurry of snow we had in the early hours of this morning.  Sledges were pulled out, snowballs thrown and some snowmen condemned to a short existence were built. Rain has already arrived and more rain is forecast for the forthcoming week so enjoy the slideshow of pictures captured today by some villagers. Stay safe.

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