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Local Directory

Local Organisations / Groups


For information contact John Simpson 01300 345401

Art Class

Expert watercolour tuition on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30-4.00pm in the Village Hall during

term time; this is a very friendly, relaxed and popular class for all levels.  Please ring Lynda

Connolly on 01305 871178 for more details.

Artsreach Mobile Theatre

See Lydden Vale News and posters or Artsreach page for forthcoming productions. 

BAPS Buckland Amateur Players

If you are interested in being involved with next production, contact Fizz Lewis 01300 345521

Bell Ringers

Wednesday practice night.  For information contact Nick Baker 01300 345186


Church of the Holy Rood – Rev Jonathan Still 01300 341 251 (see Holy Rood Church page)

Cerne Abbas Village Cinema

Mobile Cinema in Cerne Abbas V. Hall; for dates and to book see ‘Around the Village’ page

Cricket Club

New members welcome.  For information contact Paddy Needham 07899 924545


Held on August Bank Holiday Monday.  Volunteer helpers please contact bnfete@gmail.com

Fitness & Dance

Piddletrenthide Village Hall Tues 10.30 to 11.30am Pulham Village Hall Wed 6.30 to 7.30pm

Contact Sarah Mitchell 01258 817288

Friends of Buckland Newton School (FBNS) Parent/Teacher


Contact Emma Carroll (Chair) via School Office (01300 345393)

Gardening Club

Meetings held monthly in Village Hall.  Contact Vivianne Bernhard 01300 345111or see

Gardening Club page

Gardens open to Public

Domineys Gardens 01300 345295 (see ‘Around the Village’ page for dates

Minterne Gardens 01300 341370 (see website & posters for dates)

Lent Lunches

Held in Village Hall and other venues (see Lydden Vale News in February/March or ‘Around the

Village’ page)

Little Adventurers (see Pre-Schools)

Little Goslings (see Pre-Schools)

Lunch Club

Second Friday Lunch Club held monthly.  For information contact Jan Burnett 01300 345356 or

see Lunch Club page

Lydden Ladies

Meet on 2nd Wednesday in month, usually in Village Hall.  New members welcome, please

come along to one of our meetings (see ‘Around the Village’ page for details of the next meeting)

to find out more or see Lydden Ladies page

Lydden Vale News

Articles or advertisements by 14th of the month to Editor Mandy Jarvis (01300 345264)

lyddenvaleadverts@btinternet.com , Advertising Manager Alan Simmons (01300 345688);  email

copy preferred lyddenvaleadverts@btinternet.com

Nursery Schools (see Pre-Schools)

Parish Magazine (See Lydden Vale News)

Parish Room Bookings

For small groups/meetings (DT2 7DP).  Contact Sarah Mitchell – Parish Clerk 01258 817288

Piddle Valley Players

The Piddle Valley Players is a very friendly group and always welcomes new members. We

rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7pm and some Sunday afternoons, from September to

February at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall.  For further information, please contact our Director,

Holly Royle on 07775 436075 or holl-yr@hotmail.com

Pilates Class

Buckland Newton Village Hall.  9.30 am and 10.30 am on a Thursday, term time only. Classes

are £8.00 with discount for block bookings.  E-mail info@4everpilates.co.uk or call 07807 090


Plant Sale

Held in April in Village Hall.  See Around the Village page for date.  Proceeds to Joseph Weld; for

information contact Fizz Lewis 01300 345521 or Jan Marpole 01300 345560

Playgroup (see Pre-Schools)


“Little Adventurers” at BN Primary School 01300 345393;  8.45 am to 3.15 pm, Monday,

Wednesday and Friday, 8.45 am to 12.45 pm Tuesday and Thursday.

“Little Goslings” Mothers & Toddlers 01300 345216; Wednesdays 9.30 -11.30am in Village Hall

07805 171205

Holwell Nursery School 01963 23368


Buckland Newton Church of England Primary School.  Head Teacher Mrs Nicola Ralph 01300


Village Café

In the Village Hall on the last Friday in the month (except August and December).  Everyone

welcome - Fizz Lewis 01300 345521

Village Hall Bookings

Bookings Secretary Sue Sulkin 01300 345251; Chair Nicki Barker 01300 345238.  Postcode

DT2 7BZ.  The Village Hall is located on the B3143 approximately 150 yards south (towards

Dorchester) of the recreation ground / primary school crossroads, and 300 yards north (towards

Pulham and Sturminster Newton) of the Old Chapel Stores. To view regular bookings/availability

see Village Hall Bookings Diary

Walking Group

Organised walks, usually on 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday in the month.  New members

welcome; for information contact Bridget Hodges 01300 345493


Monthly informal discussion group.  Contact Helen Simpson 01300 345401

Yoga Classes

Buckland Newton Village Hall.  Mondays (term time only), 2.00 pm - over 60’s; 5.45 pm - mixed

ability; 7.30 pm - mixed ability.  Contact Suzanne Stringer (British Wheel of Yoga trained, with

over 20 years’ experience) 01935 873594.

Youth Club

Meetings in Village Hall (term time); Tuesdays 6.30 to 8pm.  See Youth Club page

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