Looking to write poetry but just need some encouragement? The village poetry group, started by Annie Freud, meets to support one another to write poems to a publishable standard. Each meeting is tutor-led and explores not only your own work, but discussions of poems by recognizable authors. The group meets at the Fox & Hounds every Tuesday at 7:30 in the evening. For more information, read on here.
The Unthinkable has happened!
Michelle is leaving the Village Stores on 22nd February after 7 fabulous years of reviving the Shop with Andy and Donna. She has been involved in the Village for over 20 years and is now moving to Wellington to begin a new chapter in her life and to be nearer to her daughters and grandchildren.
Michelle is going to be sorely missed and we would like to thank her for her hard work, loyalty and dedication to the Shop and Village and wish her all the best for the future.
These are hard shoes to fill, but if you know of anyone who might wish to manage/ help manage or help part time in the Shop, please contact Andy on 01300 320250 (or call in)
There is a new FREE service that supports people with long term health conditions and carers. It is a CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) service delivered in a five year contract by Help & Care in partnership with the Dorset Mental Health Forum and DHUFT (Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust). To read more click here.
Your local Ramblers Walking for Health Scheme needs your help to lead/assist with walks throughout our beautiful countryside and if you have some hidden routes we want to hear from you too.
So come on out and volunteer for a great cause! Just contact Barbara Evans at Barbara_evans@hotmail.co.uk or at 07810153012.
The recently formed Cattistock Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) is pleased to announce its inaugural production which will be ‘Allo ‘Allo! Click here for further details!
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.
To read more about this momentous news, click here!
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.
The recent Cheese and Wine Party, hosted by Charlie and Ariane Bladon, raised an excellent £420.02 in support of the SS Peter and Paul Church.