Covid-19 updates from Public Health Dorset

For the latest news from Public Health Dorset, please click on this link Latest updates

And to view news from the NHS, click on NHS Covid-19


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Langton Arms Open

The Langton Arms re-opened for business on Wednesday 8th July.

Opening times have changed, with Monday/Tuesday staying closed.

For more information on times and take-aways, see their web-site:

Langton Arms


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Church open

A message from Vicky …

As from today Monday 15th June All Saints Church is open for private prayer
Please use the pews marked and the hand sanitiser.
 Cleaning will be carried out each day
Any enquiries ring Vicky Gumm 830240
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Flower Show – Cancelled


The Committee have reluctantly decided to cancel the Flower & Produce Show scheduled for 1st August due to the Coronavirus.
At least one of the advantages of the lockdown has been that we have been able to spend more time in our gardens.  Hopefully next year we will have a bumper Show with lots of entries!
In the meantime – happy gardening and stay safe.
Tarrant Monkton & Launceston Flower & Produce Show Committee
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Coronavirus – Government Advice

Dear Villager,

As we continue to be in some form of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it could be useful to refresh your understanding of what measures the Government is taking and how it affects us. Please look at the Government website – Coronavirus – Govt. advice

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Giant Sunflower Challenge

The Giant Sunflower Challenge
To add a splash of yellow (or red)  to the valley join in with the Sunflower Competition.  Packets containing at least 5 seeds will be on sale at the Plant Sale at Bay Farm from 10.30am on Friday 8 May.
The blue packets contain Russian Giants and the red packets contain Red Sun Giants. Each packet is £1.  Buy as many as you like and send them to friends and relatives.  They can enter too.
If anyone is unable to make it to the Plant Sale to collect their packet of seeds you can collect them after Friday from Higher Dairy Farmhouse.  There will be an honesty box and collection point set up.
Plant the seeds before the end of May, nurture and encourage them over the coming weeks to achieve the tallest and/or largest flower and to have a chance to be awarded the Sunflower Champion and chocolates!
If possible, grow the sunflowers where everyone can see them.  When your sunflower has reached it’s tallest or largest, please send photographs which show the height and/or width measurement of your sunflower to Lisa at  Entries close at 5pm on 20 September 2020.
Winning entries will be posted on the village website.
Good luck everyone.  Can’t wait to see sunflowers all through the valley.
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Betty’s Tree Blooming

Dear Villagers, Mavis took these photos of the blooms now showing on Betty Crisfield’s tree, planted to celebrate her 100th birthday in January.

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Easter Pictures

Dear Villagers, please see some Easter photos

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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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