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Around the Village

There’s plenty to do around the village, from clubs and groups, regular and one-off events to Keep Fit and Pilates classes and scheduled walks.  Whatever your interest, you are almost certain to find activities or groups to suit.  We have a fine Village Hall, a well-stocked village shop (The Old Chapel Stores), Primary School, Pre-school and Toddler group and an historic parish church.  The Gaggle of Geese pub has now re-opened after refurbishment.   Use the buttons below to find out about other activities and facilities in and around the village:

General Information

Coronavirus

As there is a fair number of Coronavirus  information items coming in, there is now a separate Buckland Newton Coronavirus page on this website.  You can use this new page to find new announcements relating to the village.  Please also check the ‘Dates for Your Diary’ entries below for cancellations or postponement of events - organisers please e-mail Webmaster to let us know of changes, thank you. More from the Village… Below is a list of regular events and events taking place over the next few weeks.  If you want your local event publicised here, please e-mail Webmaster ; also please e-mail if you have to cancel your event so that the events diary can be kept up to date.

Proposed Road Closure

Proposed Road Closure, The Manor Buckland Newton to Church View Buckland Newton, 27th July to 8th August.  Wessex Water is proposing to close this stretch of road to carry out water mains work.  Click here for full details and a map, including diversion route.  

Bonfires - please consider your Neighbours

With the current good weather and the chance to catch up with jobs in the garden, please be considerate if you wish to have a bonfire.  Smoke from bonfires can be a real nuisance if neighbours have washing out to dry.  Particularly with the current coronavirus outbreak, smoke can also cause extra difficulties for those with breathing problems, such as asthma sufferers - please think before lighting a bonfire.  For more advice from Dorset Council on bonfires please see: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/environmental-health/bonfires.aspx

Facebook page for Buckland Newton

Join in and share your love for where we live. The Buckland Newton Community Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bucklandnewton/  is a Facebook group for residents of Buckland Newton and its surroundings to celebrate our beautiful village and all that goes on in our community. The page will seek to: •            share & promote positive news relating to our village & its surroundings.  •            support our thriving local groups, societies, committees & businesses. •            buy, sell, swap pre-loved possessions. •            enable the village community to advertise their skills, to promote their events, ask for trader recommendations or get advice on a local issue. Anyone can join the community page, and once you do you can post your event or views.  A team of moderators will oversee the site and make sure that all those posting respect the rules of the community page. At present your moderators are Amanda McKenna, Keith Darbyshire and Simon Colquhoun.

Defibrillator

The village has its own defibrillator, housed in an unlocked cupboard on an outside wall of the Village Hall by the kitchen door, under the veranda.  In an emergency, ring 999, then click here for list of runners who will bring the defibrillator to you.

Weather Forecast

The nearest Met Office Weather Forecast location is Minterne Gardens. Click for a 7- day weather forecast.

Recycling and Refuse Collection and Calendar

https://www.bucklandnewtonparishcouncil.org.uk/refuse_and_recycling.htm Garden Rubbish Collections:  if you subscribe to the Garden Rubbish Collection service, this restarted on 27th April.  From Monday 11th May, limited re-opening of Council ‘tips’.  Sherborne Tip now re-opening, but with new arrangements.  See link: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2020/05/27/sherborne-household-recycling-centre-to- re-open-but-your-visit-may-be-very-different/ Please find a link to a news release about the re-opening of most of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs, or “the tip”) for waste that poses a risk of injury, health or harm.  You can also find responses to frequently asked questions around HRCs re-opening and restrictions online which will likely help with answering any enquiries

The Gaggle of Geese (currently closed during the Covid-19

lockdown)

Simon and Sarah at the Gaggle of Geese welcome bookings from those looking for a venue for special occasions - such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, children’s parties, fundraisers etc. Just get in touch for a chat about how we can help you celebrate at the Gaggle. We have expanded the Gaggle takeaway options! Thursdays are Gaggle Curry Nights! Pick from a range of curries & sides. Fridays the Gaggle turns in to the Village Chippy. Choice of classic chip shop options all served with our hand-cut double-cooked chips! Saturdays means Pizzas! Made in our wood-fired pizza oven. Booking early is advisable! Sundays must mean Gaggle Roasts - treat yourself & pick from three sizes. Call 01300 345249 any time to pre-order. Leave a name & number if we don't answer! We will allocate you a timeslot for collection or delivery. Menus available through our website   Our current project - a double-decker bus that has been converted to soft play.  We are currently doing the bus up and it will be ready in the spring for young visitors and kids’ parties. How to contact us: Aside from popping in to the pub, you can also reach us or leave a message on 01300 345249 or e-mail on hartandhops@gmail.com  Latest news and details of events can be found on our Facebook page -  https://www.facebook.com/gaggleofgeesepub/  - website at https://gaggleofgeese.co.uk/ . 

Old Chapel Stores

Sue, Pete and their family welcome you to their village shop.  Opening Hours:  Monday to Saturday 7.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.  Pop along for more information on what is available and support your local shop.  Meats from Butchers Roger Else (Stalbridge) and R & O Ball, (Puddletown). Plus all sorts of tempting bakery goodies from Evershot Bakery as well. Pop along for more information on what is available and support your local shop. Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheOldChapelStores and don’t forget upstairs with Carol at The Buckland Gallery where there are beautifully crafted, original presents to suit all pockets.   An eclectic mix of crafts and art designed and made by local artisans including Crafts by Hare Styles, Peter Thomas (woodturning and stick making) and Gyllawood Pens, Art by Carole Barnett.  Wednesday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  Tel 07870 642443. www.bucklandgallery.co.uk

Outreach Post Office

The outreach Post Office is open in the Village Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.  The Outreach Post Office has re-opened.

Lydden Vale News

The local printed Newsletter, the Lydden Vale News, is delivered free to every household in the village.  Editorial: lyddenvalley@gmail.com  Advertising: lyddenvaleadverts@gmail.com  There is an online version of the newsletter; for current (May 2020) issue, click on Lydden Vale News to view page-by-page or Lydden Vale News (pdf file) if you have a fast internet connection, to download the whole issue. There is also a rolling 12-month Lydden Vale News Archive, so that you can refer back to earlier issues. Superfast Fibre Broadband Fibre broadband is available to most residents in Buckland Newton.  You will need to contact your broadband supplier (ISP) to change over to fibre; this is not automatic and will usually cost more than a non-fibre connection.  Houses served by Cabinet 2 (by the church) still cannot get fibre and there do not appear to be any plans to change this situation.

Flood Warden

The village Flood Warden (01300 345707) or e-mail floodwarden@sky.com    In case of flooding, the village now has a supply of sandbags. If you are unlucky enough to require use of these at some time in the future please contact the Flood Warden to find out how to obtain sandbags.

Regular Events

The Fish and Chip Van visits Buckland Newton, usually on the last Tuesday of the month at the old bus shelter opposite Buckland Newton School from 5.00 pm with last orders at 7.00 pm.  If you want to read about the van and see the menu go to www.mobilefishnchipsdorset.co.uk Future dates are: Tuesday 30th June Tuesday 28th July No visit in August Tuesday 29th September Tuesday 27th October Tuesday 24th November No visit in December Buckland Newton Pre-School.  This operates 8.45 am to 3.15 pm, Monday to Friday in term time.  Breakfast Club available from  8.00 am.  All at Buckland Newton School during term time.  It caters for children aged from 2 years, if space available.  For further information, contact the school office on 01300 345393 during school hours or e-mail the School Office.   Lunch Club.  A 2-course meal with tea/coffee on the second Friday of each month, at Buckland Newton Village Hall or a Pub. Over 90 or 80? Maybe in your seventies?  Living alone and no longer driving, except to potter around the village?  You have a disability or long-term health problem, and would love to get out to meet old friends or make new ones?  If so, we would be delighted to see you.  Following advice to avoid community activities, the Lunch Club is presently suspended. Village Cafe.  10.30 am to 12.00 noon, every last Friday in the month (except August and December) in Buckland Newton Village Hall.  A great opportunity to meet people in the village if you are new to the area or just meet your friends for an hour to catch up with them.  £1.20 buys you cake and coffee/tea. Following restrictions on community activities, the Village Cafe is currently cancelled - reviewing in June. Wessex Morris MenJoin us at our energetic and enjoyable practice sessions (Morris Dancing optional !!!)  Every Monday, 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm.  Pulham Village Hall (opposite The Halsey Arms) Followed by, at 10ish, crossing the road for drinks, chats, music and songs at The Halsey Arms  www.wessexmorrismen.co.uk 

Dates for your Diary

Please note that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many events have been cancelled or postponed at short notice.  Please contact the event organisers if you need more information or are travelling a long way to attend.  The ‘Dates for your Diary’ section will, so far as possible, still publicise events.   Organisers: if your event is cancelled, please e-mail Webmaster - mind-reading is not my strong point! From 7th May, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Gaggle of Geese.  Expanded Take-away Service -  see The Gaggle Facebook page  or Gaggle News  above for details. Monday 11th May.  Limited re-opening of Council ‘tips’. Please find a link to a news release about the re-opening of most of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs, or “the tip”) for waste that poses a risk of injury, health or harm.  Sherborne Tip now re-opening, but with new arrangements.  See link: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2020/05/27/sherborne-household-recycling-centre-to- re-open-but-your-visit-may-be-very-different/ You can also find responses to frequently asked questions around HRCs re-opening and restrictions online which will likely help with answering any enquiries. Saturday 6th June, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Church farm, Glanvilles Wootton DT9 5QE.  Glanvilles Wootton Village Fete.  Flower Festival and Cookery Competition (Open to all) in the Church, Fun Dog Show, Children’s Races, Barbecue, Pimms Tent and Teas, games for all, a ceilidh band and lots of stalls.  For more information and/or donations, please look on our website www.glanvilleswootton.org  or contact Annie on 01300 345450, Georgina on 01963 210857 or Louise on 01963 210256. Friday 26th June, 10.30 am to 12.00 noonish, Village Hall.  Village Cafe.  (Covid-19 advice permitting).  Coffee, Tea and as much homemade cake as you’d like.  The café operates in the Village Hall, Buckland Newton from 10.30 to noonish every last Friday in the month.  £1.20 per person.  It’s very friendly and no one will ask you to buy a raffle ticket or join anything - perfect if you just want to meet a few of the locals on a very informal basis and chat!  For more information please ring Fizz Lewis 345521. Tuesday 30th June, 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm (last orders).  The Fish and Chip Van will be at the old bus shelter opposite Buckland Newton School from 5.00 pm with last orders at 7.00 pm.  If you want to read about the van and see the menu go to www.mobilefishnchipsdorset.co.uk
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