News & Notices

If you have any items for News & Notices, please email Karol Caballero, or text 07958 199882.

Cider Apples

Cider Apples

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.

Dorset Alert

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

 

The Fox and Hounds update

The Fox and Hounds update

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

Table Tennis returns

Table Tennis returns

Table Tennis is recommencing on Friday 7th August from 5.30 until 7.00.  Pre booking is essential, so please text Neil Rowland on 07501 387581.

Lamp Post opening ceremony

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

Cattistock Community Volunteers – Dorset Together Communities Forum

Cattistock Community Volunteers – Dorset Together Communities Forum

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

 

Swarm of Bees in Meadow Close

Swarm of Bees in Meadow Close

A swarm of Honey Bees settled in a tree at the top of Meadow View, opposite Sheila and Terry’s house. Georgina was contacted and soon moved them safely to a beehive. Details of the operation can be seen here.

Food Bank Still Going

Food Bank Still Going

 

The Food Bank continues to remain open.  Usage has tailed off a lot to an extent (as expected and is very good news), but we still have families truly relying on it.   However, we know the economic situation will actually get worse for a lot of people, so please do use it – it is completely confidential; and if you are in a position to, please donate to it.  We will keep going as long as there is a demand for it.   Just remember people are happy to help those in need as you will read below.
Roly’s Fudge, Weymouth very kindly donated a large quantity of boxes of their fudge to the Food Bank.  One of the recipients enquired who had been so generous.   Upon hearing who it came from this recipient wrote and thanked them.  She then received a lovely reply from Roly’s “receiving messages like yours makes these times a little easier and means an awful lot to us all. I am so glad to hear how the Cattistock Food Bank is helping you and I wish you and your family all the best in these challenging times”.

Village Community Space Open July 4th

The Community Space is owned and operated by Frome Valley Parish Council (FVPC).

Following announcements by the Government regarding the reopening of playgrounds from 4th July 2020, FVPC has decided to reopen the Community Space on a trial basis.

FAAOS Open Spaces 6

The following guidelines must be observed and FVPC reserves the right to close the Community Space without notice at any time.

  • Please protect yourself and others by carrying hand sanitiser & encouraging your children to use it before & after playing in this park;
  • Please observe social distancing (2 metres) at all times;
  • A maximum of four family groups in the Community Space at any one time;
  • Users are asked to be considerate of those waiting to access the space;
  • The boules court remains CLOSED at present. Please contact the Clerk with any issues: Fromevalley@dorset-aptc.gov.uk 07841 116986
Village Library update

Village Library update

 

To read an update on the availability of the Cattistock Community Library, please view the Library page of the Church for All section here.

Cattistock WI Update

I’m sure you all are missing meeting up with friends and developing new skills with your WI group.  Don’t worry, The Cattistock WI is looking to the future and although no meetings can take place now, read on to see what’s in store when it’s safe to meet up once again.

AFAWI Inspiring Women 1

AFAWI Inspiring Women 1

Village Church Partially Open

The Church is now open for private prayer and reflection. There are a few simple measures in place which are highlighted on arrival and visitors should please take note of these.

FAASP Inside the St Peter and St Paul Church

Would you like to help shape and influence the direction of your village website?

Would you like to help shape and influence the direction of your village website?

If so, you may wish to consider joining the village website project team. We meet once a month to discuss how the website is performing, particularly with regard to its relevance to village life, and how well we are communicating the matters which effect, or are of interest to, its villagers.

The present members are Peter Farmer (taking the photograph) Ian Vine, Liz Flight, Karol Caballero and Barbara Evans. If you would like to know more, click here to send us a message, or speak to anyone on the team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compost Heap Competition Winners!

The Compost Heap Competition, in association with the Virtual Open Gardens weekend, has been judged by the Midden Maiden, and the prizewinners announced. Click here to see who won.

They will receive a 2ft square piece of old carpet as a slow-worm nursery, and a bottle of Champagne. Congratulations to them!

Village Tearoom Cattistock

Village Tearoom Cattistock

Monique is now very busy with her new transformed Tearoom, a facility that has been so popular with villagers and visitors alike.  She has given it a bit of a facelift from a new kitchen to entirely new outdoor seating.  As the ease of lockdown continues, she hopes to open the teashop to dine in very soon.  For now it is take away only with a  limited menu being served from baguettes to scones to cakes, all HOMEMADE.  If you haven’t had the chance, please drop by her window behind the shop outside and have a try of one of her delicious treats, including her best selling apple pie and sausage rolls.  For the Gluten Free lover, she has a range of selections as well including Gluten Free scones. Need a whole cake or pie to celebrate, just call in for a  special order for your next event or family gathering. The TeaRoom is open everyday from 9-2, but please check in for any change in hours as the lockdown eases.  If you are self isolating and need a delivery, please don’t hesitate to contact a Cattistock volunteer or Monique directly at 447885435988.

The Tearoom’s Facebook page is also taking shape and you can check there for updates as well.

Do read here what Monique has to say about her new venture.

Village Fete Cancelled

2020 Village Fete Cancelled

Regrettably with the current situation as it is, the Fete Committee have no option but to cancel this year’s Village Fete and its associated events, this follows almost every event planned for this summer throughout the UK. 

However, the Fete will be back next year with the weeks events starting on Monday 5th July and Fete Day being Sunday 11th July 2021.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.

Tennis Club Now Open!

Good news!  The Tennis Club is officially open to fully paid members.  Take a break from lockdown and enjoy a game of tennis with family or friends. Please be sure to follow the safe protocols.  For more details just read on here.

Non Emergency Phone numbers

Non Emergency Phone numbers

These are non-emergency phone numbers for Police, Medical and Fire services:

Police: 101

Medical: 111

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 Village Store

Our Village Store

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.

Cattistock Food Bank update

Cattistock Food Bank update

The Food Bank is up and running, providing a service to those who need it during difficult times.

For further details of the service and how to use it, please go to the Church website page here

Coronavirus – Help In Our Community

 

FAASP Inside the St Peter and St Paul Church

We now 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 either:

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.

Nearly 300 flyers have been issued to every household around Cattistock and surrounding villages.  There were also details of a FOOD BANK set up in Cattistock Church, which has already brought a magnificent response of food and financial donations, so much so that we will be opening up on Monday.  There will be a box of provisions left in the church every day (and obviously also for ongoing donations).  People can opt to simply choose goods from what is out each day or ring one of the contacts (on the flyer and by the box) to organise a better response to meet the needs of the individual.

The group has around 30 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

Kind regards
Barbara