TV10 Success

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

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TV10 7th July – Road Closure

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

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Lorry hits bridge

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.

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Cranborne Chase AONB

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

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RDA Bring & Buy Coffee Morning

Wednesday 29th May 10.30am Tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, raffles etc East Farm.

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Plant Sale Sat.4th May

Bring & Buy plants at the Village Hall 10.30am. Tea/coffee available.

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Summer Mayhem – 22nd June

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

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Desert Island Ditties – 10 April

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 Refreshments provided, BYO drink. All in aid of the Village Hall. £75 raised.

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Fun Dog Show 13th April

Saturday 13th April at East Farm, High St, Tarrant Monkton.

Opens 2pm for first class at 2.30pm. In aid of repairs to the Church Organ.

For details ring Vicky Gumm 01258 830240, e:

For classes see. fun dog show 13 april 2019



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Coffee Morning in aid of Cyclone Idai in SE Africa

On Saturday 30th March from 10.30 until 12.30 there will be a ‘pop up ‘ coffee morning at Tarrant Monkton Village Hall with all proceeds going to the Disaster Emergency Appeal dealing with the catastrophic effects of Cyclone IDAI in South East Africa.
We are hoping to have a stall or two including books, cakes and produce, and bring and buy. Any contributions welcome. Please come along, enjoy coffee, tea and cake, peruse the books and take away a novel or two and gamble on the raffle!
For further info/offers of help and contributions please contact Bethan Speakman 830283,  Pat Malden 830247, or Christine Foley 830433 for further info.
See you there!

Bethan says – “A big thank you to everyone who contributed, supported and attended the Coffee Morning held at TM and TL Village Hall this morning. As a result an amazing total of  £758. 12 was raised with an additional sum of £52, from gift aid, to be added.
What a great community we live in. Thanks again.”

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