News and Notices
Yes, great news, our Fox & Hounds pub is opening again. For all the details you need in order to come down for a drink or a meal, please visit our website page.
Keith Gibbs was a lifelong member of the Cattistock community. A letter Keith wrote to Patrick Nelson recently surfaced and gives us all an opportunity to share in a moment of generosity, from Keith to Patrick, back 2016.
Easter Monday was a very special day in Cattistock. To celebrate the occasion the village volunteers baked cakes and savouries which were bagged up, with an Easter card, and were distributed to every household in the village. The bags were delivered by the children, who had also drawn the cards. Please click here for many lovely photos and a write up.
Do please visit the April update of the Nature Table, which describes some of the flora and fauna that can be found in the St Peter and St Paul’s churchyard.
With the approach of the Easter break, and the gradual emergence from Covid restrictions, click here and scroll down the page to see updated local travel information.
It’s Spring and it is not just nature that is stirring. Work is underway to further improve our Savill Hall, so why not read about the latest improvements and prepare for when we can visit the hall to see them for ourselves.
Our Cattistock WI has successfully held Zoom meetings throughout the winter and we have had many interesting speakers. We will be carrying on with these meetings until restrictions are lifted, but meanwhile we have some more fascinating talks to keep us going through the spring. Please click here for more details.
Exciting news – we now sell the fabulous Purbeck Ice Creams – do come and try one!
Our Tea Room is open for take away food and drink and our newly refurbished terrace will be open from 12 April when you can be served outside. Click here for more details.
The first instalment of the new Who’s Who article, written by Nigel Collins and covering the time his family ran a bus and coach business from the village was very well received. Building on that first instalment, covering the period up to the start of the 2nd World War, the second instalment of the article has now been added and can be read on the attached page: Instalment No. 2 The end of the Second World War and onwards.
February’s Cottage Pie has been followed up by Spaghetti Bolognese and Profiteroles, as Cattistock delivers 64 free, two course meals to people from across the community.
We are delighted to welcome Geoff, Debbie and Caitlyn to Cattistock. They are all born and bred in Dorset and have recently moved into Beech Tree Close, where they are already enjoying the beautiful views and peace and quiet. We wish you every happiness and look forward to meeting you.
All the superb work that was organised by Terry has now reached its conclusion, the result of which can be seen standing next to the Fox and Hounds. Read part 4 and the conclusion of the story of how Cattistock saw the welcome return of its original red Phone Box.
And now with a view of the installed Defibrillator.
We are delighted to welcome a new family to the village. Gareth, Ruth, Edward, Wilfred and Jasper have just moved into Fullers’ Earth. We wish you every happiness in your new home and look forward to meeting you in and around this lovely village.
Another year’s litter picking weekend, organised by Peter, was a great success. See photos of some those who took part in keeping the village how we would all like to see it.
For anyone experiencing difficulties at the moment and having to turn to our Food Bank for support, or for those generous people donating food and general provisions, please read the attached update on how to use the Food Bank.
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: