News & Notices

If you have any items for the News & Notices section, please email Karol Caballero, or text 07958 199882. You may also email Beth Smith, or text 07557 809330.

Cattistock Village Stores

Cattistock Village Stores

Store Manager required. Think you’ve got what we are looking for? For all information and to apply check out our requirements here

Good luck!

Who’s Who

Who’s Who

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

Would you like to help integrate Instagram into your village website?

Would you like to help integrate Instagram into your village website?

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.

Cattistock Community Library

Cattistock Community Library

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.

Good News – ‘Walking for Health’ group walks in Maiden Newton & Cattistock have restarted

Good News – ‘Walking for Health’ group walks in Maiden Newton & Cattistock have restarted

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.

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

 

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 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

Cattistock WI Update

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.

 

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.

Coronavirus – Help In Our Community

Coronavirus – Help In Our Community

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

Kind regards

Barbara