From Script To Screen

Thursday 27 November 7pm at All Saints Church

Sue Butterworth will talk about her career as a free-lance television drama producer and director. Question time will follow.

Admission on the door £4, to include glass of wine and tapas.

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Save The Children events

Save the Children Fund were absolutely delighted to hear we had got to the figure of £586.15 through our Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Coffee morning in the Church fund-raising endeavours recently.
The girl I spoke to at SCF said that she had never heard of a “Pyjama Breakfast” (her words) before…and I suspect my describing (with a generous amount of poetic licence) folk walking through the village in dressing gowns for the occasion prompted her  “We think you’re all great” comment…mind you she was mightily impressed by the sums raised..

So, perhaps we are great!

Many thanks, Paul Speakman

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Best Kept Small Village 2014 – Previous Winner Runner Up Award

DCA Best Village 2014 Small Village Previous Winner Runner Up
Our village was awarded the runner-up prize for previous winners of the Best Kept Small Village in the 2014 competition. At the award ceremony, on behalf of TM&L PC, Councillor Wayne Wills was presented with the above framed picture and a cheque for £50. This picture will be stored in the Village Hall, alongside all the many other such awards.

Well done everyone for keeping our village neat and tidy. Apparently, the judges look out for weeds and unkempt hedgerows, so keep them tidy, please.
And they look at notice-boards to see if they are kept up-to-date. We now have a nice new notice-board at Launceston Farm, to complement those already at the telephone kiosk and the Village Hall. So the Parish Clerk, the Neighbourhood Watch and the Village Hall Committee are under no pressure!

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Cream Teas 2014

Cream Teas organiser June Davey posted the accounts yesterday and said:

” Thanks to every-one. We made £1656.10, this year, and we made £135 plus Gift Aid for Save the Children.  Altogether this amounts to £1791.10. “

Over the last 12 years, since 2003, the Cream Teas have raised a grand total of £16,207.27  Well done everyone!

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All Saints Church events in September

September 2014:

13th 10.00am Church Coffee Morning
This will be held in All Saints Church on the same day as the Historic Churches cycle ride. There will be a Bring and Buy Produce Stall and any money taken will be put towards the framing of the Stoneleys altar frontal. Please join us if you can.

28th 10.30am Worship for all Harvest Festival Celebration
Donations of food would be gratefully received at this Harvest Thanksgiving. All will be given to the Blandford Food Bank. They are unable to accept fresh produce, but dry or tinned goods are very welcome, as well as fruit juices and UHT milk. If you are unable to attend the service, feel free to leave your gifts in the church.

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Splash Footbridge Refurbished

At long last, the footbridge over the River Tarrant has been refurbished by Dorset CC Highways. The centre vertical rails were replaced and the whole bridge given a fresh coat of paint. All we need to do now is do the same with the sign-post!

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Local wins Della Jones Mile

As reported in the September 2014 Forum Focus:

“THE Blandford School held the annual Della Jones Mile and again
it was a great success with a total of 280 participants.
The winning boy was Year 12 student Ryan Walbridge with a time
of 4 minutes 56, who is pictured receiving his award from Mrs
Jones, watched by fellow governor John Paulley. The winning girl
was Amy Robbins from Year 9 finishing in 6 minutes 50.
The top two teachers were Mr Spry running the mile in 5.44, and
Mrs Minchella in 9 minutes 09. Mrs Jones kindly offered to fund
certificates for all the students who completed the mile.”Della Jones Mile - Ryan Walbridge

Ryan, who lives in Tarrant Launceston, also did very well in the Tarrant 10.

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