Every year the Parish Council enters our village into Dorset Best Village competition, run by Magna Housing. There are prizes for Best Large Village and Best Small Village.
This year, Pimperne won Best Large Village. We were placed 3rd in the Best Small Village category. Well done everyone. Let’s go for 1st place in 2020!
The quiz night is on 02 November, with teams of six or we can make teams up with individuals.
Food and Raffle, BYO Drink, £10 a ticket
From Mavis 830474 Little Launceston
You are warmly invited to attend a Remembrance Sunday curry lunch in Tarrant Monkton Village Hall on Sunday 10 November 2019, starting at 12.30 pm.
All proceeds from the lunch will be donated to SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association). Tickets are £12 per head and available by email from the
undersigned. Please bring your own drinks.
At the end of lunch there will be a 20 minute talk by Brigadier Andrew Freemantle CBE, entitled: “11 Months at War in Vietnam – some reflections”.
Please also note that earlier in the morning a Commemoration Service will be held in Tarrant Monkton Church at 10.30 am; followed by a short ceremony at the village War Memorial from 10.50 am. All welcome.
The 51st Steam Fair will be open to the public Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th August.
In order to help control traffic, a 30mph temporary speed restriction order will be applied to the valley road from Tarrant Hinton cross-roads to Guppys Cottage at the southern end of our village. This order will take effect on Friday 16th August and remain through to and including Tuesday 27th August.
The distribution of the free Steam Fair tickets (worth £20 each) will take place at the Village Hall from 12 noon to 1pm on Saturday 17th August. Donations to the Royal British Legion, for tickets obtained, will be appreciated. For any queries on the day, please contact Councillors M Carden and K Daly. See the notice-boards for details.
Another blooming success! All the Results and Photos can be found in the Flower Show section of the village web-site. Here are some photos:-
The Tarrant Valley 10K race was held on Sunday 7th July with 242 finishers in the 10K and 27 in the 1 mile Children’s race. Well done to Fiona Forbes, the organiser, and all the helpers who made it a great success. The results can be seen at TV10 Web site
The children’s race
The main race
DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to prohibit the use of Village Street and part of Valley Road to south of Tarrant Monkton by cyclists, horse riders and all mechanically propelled vehicles, except those taking part in the event and emergency vehicles –
On Sunday 7th July 2019 between 10:25 and 11:00.
There will be no specified alternative route for diverted traffic on this occasion.
Marshals will be stationed at each end of the closure to ensure only those taking part in the Race have access.
If you would like further information about the event, please contact the organiser: Fiona Forbes on 07799360261 The road map is shown below :-
public notice-road closure 2019
At 08.30am Monday 13 May, a low loader lorry, carrying a forklift, crossed Monkton ford, slid and hit the bridgework. Witnesses said the driver entered the ford too fast and at an angle. The lorry sustained damage which made it immobile for some 3 hours before it could move away. The bridgework is scuffed and one of the handrail supports is now loose. Highways have been informed.
News from the AONB:-
We are thrilled to announce today (Friday 10 May) that the Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership project has been awarded a £1.68million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Made possible by National Lottery players, the five-year project which totals £2.7million thanks to additional match-funding from partners, aims to unlock the secrets of Cranborne Chase and the Chalke Valley.
If you wish to register any interest, please click here:- Register Interest
Wednesday 29th May 10.30am Tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, raffles etc East Farm.