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Whether you are buying, selling or letting, speak to us. Beaminster Office 01308 862606

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Telephone 07533 904868 or email:

The Log Store Group provide kiln-dried logs that are delivered right to your door. We provide free delivery to Corscombe and the local areas. 100% sustainable hardwood all sourced from local woodland. Buy online now: Or call 01308 868378

Other major sponsors of CorscombeFest:

Battens Solicitors

Better Choice Cleaning
Telephone 07977 003056

Bryan G Paulleys
Oil Tank Services
Telephone 01963 363870

CMS Builders
01935 509 479 / 07803 187 871

Elder and Froy
Estate Agents
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Girling & Bowditch
Veterinary Surgeons
Telephone 01308 862312

GR Sweeps
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Groves Nurseries
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Humberts Estate Agents
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Kennedys Estate Agents
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Kitson & Trotman Solicitors
Bridport. Telephone 01308 862313

Newslogs Oil Buying Syndicate
Telephone 01823 698 470

Paul Howard Landscaping
Telephone 01935 891092
or 07774 272690

PR Elford Ltd Plumbing & Heating
Telephone 01305 751594

Stone Pits Construction Ltd  07966 216090

Symonds & Sampson
Estate Agents
Beaminster: Tel: 01308 863100

Wakely & Sons
Funeral Directors
Bridport: Tel: 01308 423 726

Winyards Gap
Chedington: Tel: 01935 891 244

Yeovil Radio Cabs
Yeovil: Tel: 01935 426666
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25 June 2016:
The column to the left of this one lists all the companies that supported us. If you are looking for goods or services, why not check the list for a supplier that supports our local community.

Local Walks!!

6 February 2016
Click the Local Attractions menu item on the left. This will take you to a page that details 13 local walks.
Click any one of the walks to open detailed instructions and a map for the selected walk.You have the option to print the details so that you have a guide to take out with you.
Thanks to Deborah Childs for providing this valuable resource.

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Calendar of Events

1 July
Recycling and food waste collection
1 July
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
1 July
Has Melbury Got Talent?
Raise money for Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Panto season has come and one. Unfortunately this year there
were no performances in the Melbury Team from either The
Corscombe and District Players or the Cattistock Players. This
is something, I think you will all agree, that we do not want to lose completely.
The question is:

Has Melbury Got Talent?

Answer: Enter your talent and find out. If you can sing, dance, act, read/write poetry, play a musical instrument or have another talent or would just like to try for the first time, now is your chance in the spotlight.

The evening will be made up of performances that YOU provide,
- however young or old now is the time to enter.

Cash Bar

Please send your entries to M Rendell: email or 07796452719 by 17th June 2016. Please give your name, number, E-mail address and the act that
you wish to enter.

Entries £5 per act
Corscombe (venue tbc) 7pm 
1 July
Rubbish and food waste collection
5 July
Tuesday Club
Liz North will speak on her recent visit to India
Corscmbe Village Hall 2.30pm 
8 July
Juthware Festival
Please note that Ann Widdecombe has cancelled her appearance at the St Juthware Festival as she has accepted a two week filming with the B.B.C.Anyone who has paid for tickets will be reimbursed.
Halstock Village Hall 12 for 12.30p.m 
8 July
Art in the church
Local artists will be displaying and selling their art inside the Church
St Juthware and ST Mary's Church Halstock Church opening hours 
to Church closing time
9 July
Art in the church
Local Artists will be displaying and selling their art inside the Church
St Juthware and ST Mary's Church Halstock Church opening hours 
to Church closing time
9 July
Cream Teas
After earlier event. The Romans in Halstock Payable at the hall
Halstock Village Hall   
9 July
Juthware Festival
Steve Wallis . Chief Archeologist Dorset talking about the Romans in Halstock and area. £2.00 admission charge
Halstock Village Hall  Hall open 2.30p.m 
10 July
Juthware Festival
St Juthware Service
Service will be held by Mrs Janet Danks Lay Reader
Halstock Church  11 a. m.  
10 July
Lunch With Ann Widdecombe
Charity speakers lunch followed by book signing.
Tickets £20.00 from Halstock shop/ E Armour 01935 891998
Halstock Village Hall 12.30 for 12.45p.m 
10 July
Art in the church
Local artists will be displaying and selling their art
St Juthware and ST Mary's Church Halstock Church opening hours 
to Church closing time
11 July
Halstock Community Hall Annual General Meeting
All inhabitants of the parish of Halstock aged 18 years and over are entitled to attend and vote
Halstock Community Hall 7.30pm 
14 July
Impact Ladies' Lunch
Either today or 21st - Details to follow
15 July
Art and Craft Exhibition
Wine and Nibbles
Tombola and Raffle
Items for Sale
Demonstrations and Refreshments
Children's Art Competition

Session on Saturday also
Maiden Newton Village Hall 6pm 
to 9pm
16 July
Art and Craft Exhibition
Wine and Nibbles
Tombola and Raffle
Items for Sale
Demonstrations and Refreshments
Children's Art Competition
Maiden Newton Village Hall 10am 
to 4pm
16 July
Jazz with the Sunset Cafe Stompers
Sunset Cafe Stompers return to play at the Juthware Festival. Ploughmans, Raffle, Bar. tickets £15.00
Halstock Village Hall Doors open 7p/m 
to Late
16 July
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Details to follow
21 July
Laudemus Choir
Choral Evensong .Collection to the choir
refreshments afterwards
Halstock Church  6.p.m 
21 July
Impact Ladies' Lunch
Either today or 14th July - Details to follow
25 July
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council meeting
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
25 July
Halstock W.I
This and That
Halstock Village Hall 7.30 p.m 
12 August
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
27 August
Halstock Village Fete and Flower Show
Traditional Flower Show & Fete.
The fete will include Beer Tent, Book stall, bric a brac, BBQ, Model Railway Exhibits, Silent Auction,Tea and homemade cakes, Ice Cream Music"Chill" & Ukelele Orch.
to 4.30pm
10 September
Annual Ride and Stride
Annual fund raising event for the Melbury Churches.

More information to follow
16 September
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
26 September
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council meeting
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
29 September
Impact Ladies' Lunch
Details to follow
1 October
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Details to follow
14 October
Corscombe Village Hall AGM
The village hall is run by a committee that meets several times a year and makes decisions about the hall and how it should be run.
This meeting is your opportunity to hear first hand what is being planned and to make your views known.

The meeting will be followed by a wine and cheese supper
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9pm
21 October
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
19 November
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Details to follow
24 November
Impact Ladies' Lunch
Details to follow
25 November
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - in advance
Christmas Order   
28 November
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council
Halstock Community Hall 7.30pm 
9 March
Friends of First Responders AGM
The Friends Group supports the First Responders, monitoring the accounts and setting development targets

The meeting is open to anyone in the area to attend, so why not come along for an interesting evening -

topped off with a Wine & Cheese reception

Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9pm

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Exercise with Phoenix Phsique
Wednesdays in Haltsock Village Hall

Ladies: 7pm to 8pm

Men: 8.15pm - 9.15pm

Halstock and District Gardening Club
Meets monthly - ask in the shop for details
Details will be placed here once known

Halstock Football Club
The team is meeting and playing matches.

When more details emerge they will be placed here (ask in the shop for details)

Shed Talk
Sharing food ...... talking together ..... learning Jesus

Shed Talk is a group of men who meet weekly on
Wednesdays at 7.15pm at the Fox Inn, Corscombe.

We discuss various issues of the day over a pint and a light meal. The topics are varied and range from male characters in the bible to current issues, such as the problems faced with re-housing the influx of migrants. There is no fixed agenda and any item is up for discussion.

Whether you are a regular church- goer, or just on the fringe or merely interested, you are more than welcome to come along and join us. If you would like more information or to book a place, contact Andrew Tomkins - 01935 891083

In part the name dervies from a radio programme. ShedTalk is a series of devotional thoughts and discussion programmes by men for men. Hosted by Carl Beech and friends, their aim is to help men get to know Jesus better and bring their friends to faith. Sunday at 9pm on Premier Christian Radio.

(Carl is an Elim minister and heads up Christian Vision for Men (CVM), a movementfocussed on evangelising to men)

Click the link:

Corscombe's No 2 Book Club
A new book club (as of 30 April 2016) is being set up by Sarah Cooke as the existing group is over-subscribed. If you would like to know more, contact Sara Cooke on 01935 892399 / 07710 506785, or email by clicking here. Or visit the club's facebook page called Corscombe Book Club

Melbury Messy Church
Second Sunday of the month 3pm - 5pm - venue changes for each session
Making Sunday afternoons fun! A new way of doing church for all the family, involving craft activities, songs, story telling, family friendly worship all themed around a Bible story and followed by a yummy tea.

For more information:
Contacts: 01935 83003 01935 83150 01300 321306
Website: Click here
Facebook: Messy Church Melbury

Melbury Team Choir
Meets first and third Friday of the month 6.30pm - 7.30pm
St Mar's Church, Maiden Newton Jen Muggleton runs the choir, and there is no charge to join and no audition!

The choir will sing at a few major church services, for example Easter and Christmas - as well as at occcasional services and at weddings on request.
There is no oblication to attend any of these events should you not wish to.
The choir sings mainly sacred music from printed scores, but please feel free to come along even if you have no or limited music reading ability
John Perris - telephone 01935 891515 - email

Halstock WI (Womens' Institute)
Meets on the 4th Monday of the month
All meetings start at 2.30pm in the winter months and Halstock W.I. welcomes any ladies who would like to come along

Badminton in Halstock Village Hall
At 7.30pm on most Tuesdays a small group of people gather at the Hall to play badminton. The skill level ranges from learner to pretty good so if you have never played, why not come along and give it a try, don’t worry if you don’t have a racket as we have spares. There is also a wide range of ages from 10 to nearly 80 so as you can see everybody would be welcome. Peter Brinck 01935 891822

Paper Loading at Corscombe Village Hall
At 8.30am on the second Saturday of every odd month, intrepid Corscombe residents gather in the car park to transfer paper from the paper shed to a steel container - all done to raise money for the village hall. With half a dozen helpers, it takes less than 30 minutes - and is good gentle excercise. Why not come along and help?!

Community Swim at Stickland's School
FOSSA (Friends of Stickland's School Association) are delighted to announce the following openening times:
Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm - term time
Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm - school holidays
All Saturdays 10am to 12 noon
£1 per child / swimmer
All children need to be accompanied (at the pool side or in the water if appropriate)

Halstock Reading Group welcomes new members.
If you enjoy reading books and meeting up with like minded people why not come and join us. We meet once a month in each others’ houses to discuss the book that we have all just read, courtesy of Beaminster Library, enjoy a glass of wine and have a good chat.
For more information contact Letitia (Tish) Costello on 01935 891441 / 07979 204 087 or email

Weekly Bus Times
To receive particulars from 'Nordcat' ring 01258 472164. You will have to fill in a registration form; there are some in the Information Exchange (The red Telephone Kiosk). You need to book your seat by ringing the above number on a Thursday before 4pm and ask what time to expect the bus. The bus comes to your address, always on a Friday, but timing may vary. The return times from Tesco's also may vary, but you should be informed about the expected time of pickup.

This company is partly assisted by charity. You can use your bus pass, but will have to pay full fare if you have not got one. The cost to register is £5 per year. No other costs involved, but it would help the bus to continue running if you put at least £1 in the box on the bus, this is optional.

There is also a bus to Dorchester Market on a Wednesday, so you would have to book before 4pm on a Tuesday.

Tea/Coffee and Cakes are served in the Halstock Community Room every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 11.30am. Please come along and support and meet friends

Sequence Dancing Classes are held at Halstock Village Hall on the first Monday of every month, 8pm to 10.20pm. All welcome and enquiries to Richard (Dick) and Heather Haines 01935 426371

Bridge Nights are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7.30pm in Halstock Community Room. Enquiries 01935 891249

Pot Luck Lunches
Held every Wednesday in Halstock Village Hall
Contact details not known currently - visit Halstock Village Hall on a Wednesday lunchtime to find out more
Read more by clicking here

Line Dancing
Classes held every Monday afternoon (term term) in Corscombe Village Hall
Contact Daphne Davis for details - 891647

Maiden Newton Art Group
Meets every Wednesday in Maiden Newton Village Hall, 2pm to 4.30pm. All standards from beginner upwards
Details from Jane on 01300 321405 or from Lesley on 891015

Babylon Morris side
Meets every Wednesday evening in Corscombe Village Hall, 8pm. All welcome.
Call Ian or Laura Cox for details (891964)

Indoor short mat bowls
Meets every Friday in Corscombe Village Hall, 2pm.
Why not come along to find out more

Corscombe Book Club
A vibrant group that meets regularly
Call Paula (01935 892461) for more details

South Perrott Short Mat Bowls club
Have you just moved into the area? Would you be interested in taking up a relaxing gamne with a very sociable club?
Even if you have no experience we would have you bowling within hours.
We meet (September to May) on Monday evenings (7.30pm to 9.45pm) and Tuesday afternoons (2pm to 4.45pm) in the South Perrott Village Hall
More infrmation from Peter Hinton (891292), Bob Buckland (891404) or Jane Allen (Corscombe - 891684)

Halstock Youth Club 8-17 years
Halstock Village Hall Friday 7pm - 9pm
Activities include badminton, team sports, nerf wars, guest activities and events. Trips include kayaking and theatre
£1 members and £2 non-members per session
Membership £12 per year
Enquiries to

Halstock Botanical Art Group
Halstock Village Community Room, Wednesday mornings from 9am

Halstock Art Group
Halstock Village Community room, Friday evenings from 6pm

The Parish Walks Group
For all parishes in The Chimes area.
This is an open walking group; anyone may come along but each person takes responsibility for her/himself.
All the dates for 2011 or on this page, and details of each walk appear one month before in The Chimes. Dogs are allowed (on leads). Walks start at 10.15am for 10.30am (to allow for lunch orders) and walks generally end with a pub lunch. Lengths vary from walk to walk and also long/short options are generally available for each walk.
Contact Margaruite Pring for details (01935 872 485)

St Mary's Church, Corscombe - open for prayer
Monday's at 9.30am and Fridays 6pm to 8pm
All welcome.

Silence in Corscombe
The last Monday of each month (apart from August when there is no meeting)
Takes place at Gatcombe, the home of Helen and John Perris, and starts at 5pm.
All welcome

Halstock Book Club
Calling all bookworms
The book group meets monthly at members’ houses to discuss the “book of the month”.
Discussions aided by a glass of wine or two!
Books have included latest best sellers as well as prize winners.
New members are welcome, so if you love reading come and join us.
Contacts for details: 891744; 891449.

Community Singing
St Mary's Church, Halstock
10am to 11.30am

Community singing sessions every Tuesday morning . All welcome, no singing experience necessary, just a sense of humour. Wide variety of songs. £1 per session Tel Hazel for more information 891113

Corscombe & Halstock Community First Responders
We provide emergency medical support to cover the gap between calling 999 and an ambulance arriving. We work with the South West Ambulance Service Trust. We are a team of volunteers trained by the ambulance service.

We meet the first Thurday of each month for training - at 7.30pm in Corscombe Village Hall.
Why not come along to find out more - we are always looking for volunteers to join our strong team
Call Chris 01935 891015 or Dick on 01935 891847 to find out more.

Ladybirds Playgroup and Forest School
Corscombe Village Hall. Tuesday - Friday 9.15am - 1.15pm
A secure and fun experience for pre-school children, with a good Ofsted report.
Why not come and find out more - at any time when we are in session. Please ring Nikki Dulwich on 07748 859357.

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group
Tuesdays 10am - 12pm.
Please come along for an informal and fun session for children adn their parent / carer
All welcome. Please ring Nikki Dulwich on 07848 859357.

Sunday Club
Generally the 4th Sunday of the month in St Mary's Church Halstock
Activities, stories and songs based on the Bible. Everyone (from anywhere in the Team) welcome. Current ages range from 1 to 7(ish), but if older children wish to join in, it would be great to have their help.
Call Liz on 891898 for more information

Badminton Group
Badminton is played most Tuesday evenings in Halstock Village Hall. If you would like to join, you would be most welcome.

Wednesday evenings 7.30pm at Halstock Village Hall - all welcome

Tuesday evenings at Halstock Village Hall - 6.30pm

Meet our Local Police Community Support Officer
Sarah runs a session on the last Tuesday of the month, in The Maiden Newton Coffee Shop.
Come along to raise any issues or to find out more about what she does. Telephone 01305 226815 / 07500 816292

Classic Cars at The Fox
Every second Thursday evening of the month, classic cars meet at The Fox.
Worth a look in and a pint or a meal!

Corscombe Walking Group
A group of Corscombe Ladies do a weekly Corscombe & Surroundings walk. The group meets at 9.30am on Thursday mornings (weather and availability permitting), for a very enjoyable two or three hour walk. If you would like to join then please call Daphne on 891647

Knit and Natter
Knit and Natter sessions are now held on the first Thursday of every month, an informal get together that will keep you up-to-date with village news and will help you finally complete that half-finished cardigan that your husband, son, daughter, grandchild has been waiting for

Community Speedwatch
A team of volunteers that measures vehicle speeds through the villages of Corscombe and Halstock. They work in teams of three and are easily spotted in their yellow jackets. More volunteers welcome. Contact Stuart Turner for Corscombe (891765) or Tony Hill for Halstcok (892485)

Friends of Common Lane
Common Lane runs from Halstock to Corscombe and is a popular walkway and bridal path. A group of local volunteers work to improve and maintain the lane so all may enjoy it. If you would like to help or would lke to support by becoming a 'friend' please contact Freda Hennessy on 01935 891448