Our MP, Simon Hoare, writes …

Dear all,

I hope this email finds you well? `
I have written an article for the Blackmore Vale magazine, detailing advice, guidance and personal reflections regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is also an advert which has appeared on the front page. Both the advert and article are attached for you to view. See below. You are more than welcome to print copies of the advert to use on village notice boards, distribute locally or publish on your websites.
These are extremely challenging times for all of us and I thank you for all you do. 

Yours ever, Simon 

Simon Hoare MP, Member of Parliament for North Dorset

House of Commons   London SW1A 0AA

0207 219 5697

blackmore vale advert 24-3-20

simon hoare editorial

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Church and Hall closed

Due to the Government restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, both the Church and the Village Hall are closed until further notice.

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Take Away from Langton & Farm Shop

Barbara has offered a take-away service from the Langton Arms and the Rawston Farm Butchery & Farm Shop: see –

Langton Arms Message
Butchery & Farm Shop
Langton Takeaway Menu

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NHS Coronavirus Advice

Dear Villager,
you have probably seen all this advice via your TV and newspaper, but here it is again

NHS advice 22 March

Please heed this advice but don’t stop being neighbourly – just 2 metres apart!

Take care,

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Winter Warmer 27 February 6pm

Dear Villager,
A reminder of the next Winter Warmer ..

Just to remind anyone who hasn’t yet reserved tickets for the Winter Warmer this coming Thursday, 27 February, starting at 6pm. Please note the earlier start time and that there will be no tickets on the door on this occasion.  Tickets are £8 to include a glass of wine and nibbles.

Jonathan Aitken, journalist, author and Cabinet Minister before becoming a Prisoner In Belmarsh Prison will be speaking about his life.  He was ordained into the Church of England last year, and is now Prison Chaplain at Pentonville Prison.
The very few remaining tickets are available from Fiona MacEwen; please leave a message on 830560

Many thanks

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CPR Training

At the recent refresher CPR training sessions, the following advice was issued
cpr training 2020

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Village Celebrates Betty’s 100th

At 12 noon on Saturday 18th January, over 40 villagers met to celebrate Betty Crisfield’s 100th birthday. Alas, Betty was in Blandford Hospital recovering from a broken leg, but we all wished her well. Mavis had organised the village celebration and Tim planted the Cherry tree that Betty asked for. Here are some photos of the event …




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Snowing in Tarrant Monkton

There was a surprise snow shower on Boxing Day, thanks to Norma & Barbara Frampton. Also, a celebrity turned up – see if you can spot him!

Snow on Boxing Day

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Desert Island Ditties

Another successful evening saw an interesting selection of tunes with associated reminiscences from David, Bethan, Paul and Ray. Many thanks to them for stepping up to the plate. And to Sue and John for running the evening show. The Village Hall Committee served a lovely light supper whilst we played a Name That Tune quiz. Minnie The Moocher by Cab Calloway foxed many. The evening produced £150 for the Village Hall fund. Who wants to have a go in 2020?    JG

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Winter Warmers

Another season of Winter Warmers is coming this Winter, beginning in November, and a further two in January and February.   For your diaries the dates are as follows:

Thursday 28 November 
By popular demand Richard Kay Auctioneer with Lawrence’s, Crewkerne is returning to give us a talk entitled “Discretion is the Better Part of Value”.

All Saints Church, 7.00 pm for wine and nibbles, talk prompt 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00

Thursday.  30th January 7.00 Our speaker is Stewart Timbrell, “Discovering Dorset Part 1”.  This talk unfortunately had to be cancelled last year due to snow, hopefully history won’t repeat itself!  All Sai yours sincerely Church, 7.00 pm for wine and nibbles, talk prompt at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5.00

Thursday 27th February. We are very fortunate that The Rev’d Jonathan Aitken has agreed to come from London for the evening to speak to us about his life and experience.  On this occasion the talk will be a little earlier, time to be decided dependent on train timetable yet to be published, and on this occasion bookings will be taken.  Fiona MacEwen 830560 or f.macewen@btinternet.com
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