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Local Directory

Local Organisations / Groups


For information contact John Simpson 01300 345401

Amateur Dramatics

BAPS - Buckland Newton Amateur Players.  If you are interested in being involved, contact Fizz Lewis   01300 345521 Piddle Valley Players.  New members welcome, contact Holly Royle  07775 436075

Artsreach Mobile Theatre

Visiting professional arts performances.  See Lydden Vale News and posters or Artsreach page

for forthcoming productions, or contact Ian Scott 01300 345455. 


A group from Buckland Newton play in Piddlehinton Gym 8.00 pm Tuesdays.  Contact Pauline Adams  01300 345459

Bell Ringers

Wednesday practice night.  For information contact Nick Baker 07812 528170


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


Cerne Abbas Village Cinema

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

mail cerneabbasvillagecinema@gmail.com 

Cricket Club

New members welcome.  For information contact Paddy Needham 07899 924545 or Ian Scott

01300 345455


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Held on August Bank Holiday Monday.  Volunteer helpers please contact Kate Parish on 07860

582362 or 01300 345497 bnfete@gmail.com

Fitness & Dance

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

Seated Senior Fitness Tues  BN Village Hall 2.00 to 3.00 pm.  Contact Sarah Mitchell 01258


Friends of Buckland Newton School (FBNS) Parent/Teacher


Contact through School Office (01300 345393)

Gardening Club

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

Gardening Club page

Gardens open to Public

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

Good Neighbours Plan (Community Connections)

Contact Chris & Janey Hildred for more information.  01300 345850

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 Diana Wells 01300 345434 or

Susan Moring 01300 345760 or see Lunch Club page

Lydden Ladies (see Village People)

Lydden Vale News

Monthly magazine delivered FREE to every household.  Articles or advertisements by 14th of the

month to Editor at lyddenvalley@gmail.com , Advertising Manager Alan Simmons (01300

345688);  email copy preferred lyddenvaleadverts@gmail.com

Neighbourhood Car Scheme

Can’t get to the Surgery, shop, hospital or friends/  Then ring our number.  No journey too short1 

Please give sufficient notice.  Volunteer drivers always appreciated.  07733 849264

Nursery Schools (see Pre-Schools)

Parish Magazine (See Lydden Vale News)

Parish Pavilion 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

Two friendly Pilates classes run in the Village Hall on Thursdays. Power Pilates at 9.40 am 

and Posture Pilates at 10.45 am.   07807 090013.  Sammie Mcfarland 

www.sammiemcfarland.co.uk FB sammiemcfarlandpilatesandhealth Insta


Tuesdays - Gaggle Fit Weights & Resistance with Mel - 01300 345249. 

Plant Sale

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

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; Wednesdays 9.30 -11.30am in Village Hall; contact Kelly

Evans 01300 345753.

Holwell Nursery School 01963 23368


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


Skittles League

Village friendly skittles played at the Gaggle of Geese.  To enter or join a team, contact Simon or

Sarah - 01300 345249.

Tennis Courts

Glanvilles Wootton.  Book 1 hour slots via noticeboard situated near the Court.  For general

enquiries contact Sarah Wade  01963 210037.

Village Café

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

welcome for tea/coffee, delicious homemade cakes and a chat - Fizz Lewis 01300 345521.

Village Hall Bookings

The Village Hall is adjacent to the Piddletrenthide to Sturminster Newton road (B3143) and has

car parking.  Postcode DT2 7BZ.  The Village Hall is 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.  Bookings:  01300 345455 or e-mail

ian@knappshill.plus.com .   Chairman Nicki Barker  01300 345238.

Village People

Friendly group for all villagers, various activities.  Contact Amanda McKenna

amanda62@outlook.com or 01300 345367

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.  Leader Kate

Parish  07860 582362 or 01300 345497.

Youth Moves

Keep Fit for 4-10 year olds  3.30pm to 4.30 pm Fridays in BN Village Hall.  Contact Sara Mitchell  01258 817288.
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