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.
Bring & Buy plants at the Village Hall 10.30am. Tea/coffee available.
The Village Hall Committee is pleased to announce another mid-summer event.
This year it will be on Saturday 22nd June. Please put it in your diaries.
All details are in this poster … summer mayhem 22 june 2019
Come and enjoy an evening of music and conversation at the Hall, chosen by your neighbours in a copy of the popular BBC programme. And pit your wits in a Name that Tune quiz.
Tickets £5 from John Goode, 830527 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments provided, BYO drink. All in aid of the Village Hall. £75 raised.