News and Notices

Keith Gibbs

Keith Gibbs

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 Treats Bags

Easter Treats Bags

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.

Nature Table update

Nature Table update

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. 

Updated Local Travel Information

Updated Local Travel Information

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.

Savill Hall spring clean

Savill Hall spring clean

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.

The Cattistock WI Spring Meetings

The Cattistock WI Spring Meetings

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.

Cattistock Tea Room

Cattistock Tea Room

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. 

 

Who’s Who: Nigel and Shelley Collins Instalment No. 2

Who’s Who: Nigel and Shelley Collins Instalment No. 2

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.

Welcome to our latest new residents

Welcome to our latest new residents

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.

The Cattistock Phone Box

The Cattistock Phone Box

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.

A Warm Welcome to our new Residents

A Warm Welcome to our new Residents

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.

Litter picking

Litter picking

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.

Cattistock Food Bank

Cattistock Food Bank

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.

Latest News on “Walking for Health” Walks

Latest News on “Walking for Health” Walks

When active, our walks alternate between Cattistock and Maiden Newton.  For current information please see the latest COVID19 update from Walking for Health HERE and CALENDAR for walk dates.

To find out more or check for status please contact Barbara Evans, Scheme Co-Ordinator Tel: 07810 153012

Non Emergency Phone numbers

Non Emergency Phone numbers

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: