There is serious damage in the Lady Chapel (Childrens’ area) of our Cattistock church. See here for further details of the damage and the plans to rectify it,
Store Manager required. Think you’ve got what we are looking for? For all information and to apply check out our requirements here
Please click here for a summary of the August winners of the Cattistock 200 Club draw.
Inevitably the lockdown did interrupt the creation of our latest Who’s Who, but now it’s back to provide you with the opportunity to learn a little bit more about another person in our community, namely Herbie Allen
If you saw the notice a few weeks ago appealing for interested people to join the website project team, well we are very pleased to welcome Beth Smith to the team, and she is settling in very nicely.
We would now like to recruit someone who will be involved in the integration of Instagram into the site. If you have any previous knowledge and/or experience of Instagram, then that is a great help, but more important is enthusiasm and a desire to further your and our knowledge. This may suit a student studying a related subject.
If you are interested, click here to send us a message, or speak to anyone on the team. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks to the continued support from the Fete committee, the Cattistock Community library has completed its initial makeover. The library is now in place in the Oak Room of the Fox & Hounds. Please see images and more details here.
We are so pleased to share that group walks of up to 30 people have now restarted. This means that the Maiden Newton and Cattistock ‘Walking for Health’ walks have already recommenced. Walks now alternate between Cattistock and Maiden Newton every Tuesday with a new start time of 11.30am. See calendar for more details.
There are some things that we do differently to make sure our walks are safe for everyone. There is no need to pre-book, just turn up!. Guidance will be given at the start of each walk (or available to be sent to you if needed). Please contact the Scheme Co-ordinator to receive guidance details before joining a walk or speak directly to one of the Walk Leads. Details can also be found on the Walking for Health Website and our Tollerford Walking Group Facebook Page.
Barbara Evans, Scheme Co-ordinator. Tel: 07810 153012.
Would anyone be able to shed light on past cider making and orcharding activities in the Cattistock area? Does anyone know who planted the pink blossomed cider apple in the churchyard? Is there anyone who is currently making cider in Cattistock? Why am I asking these questions? Click here to find out more.
Our Police Community Support Officer, Sarah Pilcher 5410, has asked for this communications message to be added to our News and Notices page.
This a little hard to read, so a larger version can be found here
Liz and Scott are looking forward to welcoming you all back to the Fox and Hounds. For an update on the August opening hours, please enter here
On Friday the 31st July, Eve officially switched on Cattistock’s Street Lamp, following a great deal of hard work by the Lamp Crew. A good turn out from across the community celebrated a successful end to the project.
Read here to see the full story
Last week I attended a ‘Dorset Together Communities Forum’. There were many voluntary groups who attended the call, representing differing areas of Dorset and the main message was that Dorset had stood out across the country with so many volunteers helping others during lockdown.
To find out more click here
Unfortunately, owing to the pandemic, our Cattistock WI has not met in Savill Hall since the beginning of March. However, we decided to start using Zoom for our meetings and we had our first one this month. It worked very well and we had a most interesting speaker from Medical Detection Dogs who told us all about their ground breaking research to improve early diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. They are now investigating whether medical detection dogs can to be trained to detect COVID-19.
We plan to use Zoom for our meetings from now on until such time as we can meet up in person again. If anyone would like to join our WI and attend our Zoom talks please do get in touch with us. See our web page for more details of our WI and a contact address.
Please click here to read the latest guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak, on the Government Website.
If you, or someone you know, need any level of help, please select the required service from the attached links.
These are non-emergency phone numbers for Police, Medical and Fire services:
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue: 0306 799 0019
In addition, click here for a range of useful contact phone numbers provided on the Dorset Council Emergency contacts website:
Our excellent village store is open and has a superb range of produce available. For more about opening hours and details of what there is to purchase, click here.
We continue to have a group of very willing helpers for shopping, fetching prescriptions, dog walking, running errands or just being a friendly voice – please make contact by :
1) Leaving a ‘contact me’ message on the Cattistock Website by clicking here.
2) Leaving a comment on the Cattistock and surrounding villages Facebook Page
3) Telephoning Barbara on 01300 320875.
The group has 40+ members who want to help anyone self-isolating, or with essential needs. Any requests for help will be shared with the group and the most appropriate person will follow up directly.
This continues to be a very difficult time for all of us, however it is comforting to know that there is a very active voluntary group ready to help anyone.
Cattistock Voluntary Help Group