Please click here to read the latest guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak, on the Government Website.
Whilst The Chimes Magazine is temporarily withdrawn from publication, due to the Covid – 19 outbreak, we will be publishing the draw results on the website. Click here for a summary of the March winners.
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
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
A great opportunity to check out the wild flowers now showing themselves around Cattistock. Take your own photograph, have it published on the website and you stand a chance of winning a Nature Table competition. See here for details.
PERMISSIVE FOOTPATH to KEEP YOU AND OUR FARMERS SAFE SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO PRODUCE FOOD.
In these unprecedented times and due to COVID-19 we have created a permissive footpath in order to avoid touching gates in the farmyard.. PLEASE follow the red line and stay to the side of the field, with the fence on your right going up to the hill and the left on your way back to the village, with dogs on leads at all times. When you reach the end of this path the footpath goes around to the left of Middle Hill and the bridle path to the right.
PLEASE STICK TO THE FOOTPATH & SHUT ALL GATES
WE WILL SHORTLY BE LAMBING AND WHILST YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE THE FOOTPATH, THE SHEEP WOULD APPRECIATE AS LITTLE DISTURBANCE AS POSSIBLE.
THANK-YOU FROM THE NEWMAN FAMILY
CADS has decided to postpone the production of ‘Allo ‘Allo scheduled for the 26th/27th/28th March in the Savill Hall due to the daily developing situation regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak. This is a temporary postponement so please hang on to your tickets, and we will let everyone know the new dates as soon as possible. Thank you for your continuing support in these uncertain times – the cast welcome the opportunity of performing this production at a later date.
Cattistock Community Website is changing its advertising policy with regard to the Pub, Shop, Tea Rooms and Post Office. For more details click here.
Please pass this information on to relatives, friends and neighbours. Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to facilitate various types of fraud and cyber crime.
Since February 2020 the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £800,000. Ten of these reports were made by victims that attempted to purchase protective face masks from fraudulent sellers.
For more on this please click here.
Please check out the Cricket’s Club page to see the latest update for the coming season
Great turnout spruces village
Several bags of rubbish were collected by a great turnout of 14 volunteers on Saturday 7th. Miraculously the weather remained dry. Many thanks to Neil, Simon, Wayne, Cheryl, Lorri, Sheila, Merrily, Penny, Sally, Pauline, Steve, Helen and her dad, Tony. Read on about our wonderful community here.
Did you know that right here in Cattistock on Wallis Farm exists the largest colony of Blue Adonis Butterflies in Wessex? Thanks to Rupert Cake and his family, the Wallis Farm has been managing a nature reserve on the edge of Cattistock for years. Rupert Cake was born on Wallis Farm just over 61 years ago and still runs the farm to this day even offering tours of this fascinating Nature Reserve. Click here to read on about his family history and how this once upon a time dairy farm expanded into piece of natural wonder.