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CorscombeFest Major Sponsors


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


JN Fell are a local firm that provides all your building services. Plastering & Rendering; Kitchen & Bathroom installation, Carpentry & Roofing, Interior & exterior decorating, flooring & tiling, maintenance, renovations & general building work.

Telephone 07533 904868 or email: enquiries@jnfell.co.uk


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: www.foresttothefire.co.uk Or call 01308 868378

Other major sponsors of CorscombeFest:

Battens Solicitors  http://www.battens.co.uk


Better Choice Cleaning  http://betterchoicecleaning.co.uk
Telephone 07977 003056

Bryan G Paulleys
Oil Tank Services
  http://www.bgp-oiltanks.co.uk
Telephone 01963 363870

CMS Builders  http://cmsbuilderssomerset.co.uk/
01935 509 479 / 07803 187 871

Elder and Froy
Estate Agents
  http://www.mayfairproperties.net/
Tel 01308 862606

Girling & Bowditch
Veterinary Surgeons
  http://www.beaminstervets.co.uk/
Telephone 01308 862312

GR Sweeps
Chimney Sweep Service
  http://www.grsweeps.co.uk/
Tel 01460 241 440

Groves Nurseries  https://grovesnurseries.co.uk/
Tel 01460 241 440

Humberts Estate Agents  http://www.humberts.com/
Tel 01460 241 440

Kennedys Estate Agents  http://www.kennedysestateagents.co.uk/
Bridport. Telephone 01308 421091

Kitson & Trotman Solicitors  http://kitsonandtrotman.co.uk/
Bridport. Telephone 01308 862313

Newslogs Oil Buying Syndicate  http://www.newslogs.co.uk/
Telephone 01823 698 470

Paul Howard Landscaping  http://pjhlandscapes.vpweb.co.uk/
Telephone 01935 891092
or 07774 272690

PR Elford Ltd Plumbing & Heating  http://prelford.co.uk/
Telephone 01305 751594

Stone Pits Construction Ltd  07966 216090
Email: stonepit14@btinternet.com

Symonds & Sampson
Estate Agents
  http://www.symondsandsampson.co.uk/
Beaminster: Tel: 01308 863100

Wakely & Sons
Funeral Directors
  http://www.ajwakely.com/
Bridport: Tel: 01308 423 726

Winyards Gap
Inn
  http://www.winyardsgap.com/
Chedington: Tel: 01935 891 244

Yeovil Radio Cabs
Inn
  http://www.yeovilradiocabs.co.uk/
Yeovil: Tel: 01935 426666
or 01935 431711

 

Corscombe Fete and Fest Sponsors

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

Tuesday
24 January
Garden Waste collection
Corscombe   
Thursday
26 January
Grave Talk
There will be tea and cake / there will be talk / there will be questions!

The truth is we are all going to die, but nobody wants to say anything. Grave Talk is a chance to talk about death, think about your funeral, ask questions, air your thoughts.
For people of all faiths and doubts

RSVP (for numbers) - 01300 320671
- email nicolabutler48@btinternet.com
No 64 Coffee Shop Maiden Newton 7.15pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
26 January
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall  7pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
26 January
Corscombe Fete and Fest Planning Meeting
If you would like to be involved in the planning for tis event, please come along to the meeting. The meetings are fast and fun!
Tagra Farm Corscombe 7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
27 January
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Sunday
29 January
Team Worship
Farewell Service to David and Vicky Harknett
St Mary's Corscombe    
Sunday
29 January
Holy Communion
Maiden Newton 8am 
Sunday
29 January
Melbury Messy Church
Sunday afternoons have never been so much fun!
A new way of doing church for all the family, involving craft activities, songs, story telling, family friendly worship, all themes around a Bible story and followed by a yummy Sunday tea.

For more information 01300 321306
messyMelbury@aol.co.uk
facebook: Messy Church at Melbury
Maiden Newton Village Hall 3pm 
to 5pm
Monday
30 January
Compton Valence Snow Drops
Walk / Drive through the village to see the stunning display of snow drops

From 30 January until 10 February - make a note in your diary

Village Hall open for lunches and teas - weather permitting

Telephone Tessa Russell (01308 482 227) or email Tessa@cvfarms.co.uk.
rebooked guests will take priority as the hall is small

In bad / icy weather we may not be open
Compton Valence 10.30am 
to 3,30pm
Monday
30 January
CORSCOMBE, HALSTOCK AND DISTRICT PARISH COUNCIL
Final budget decisions and bimonthly business. Public and press welcome.
Halstock Community Hall 7.30pm 
Tuesday
31 January
Compton Valence Snow Drops
Daily until 10 February
Compton Valence 10.30am 
to 3,30pm
Thursday
2 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
3 February
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
4 February
Big Breakfast
As well as a cooked breakfast we will be offering continental and vegetarian options.

Price £5 or £4 for continental. £3 for children
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Sunday
5 February
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
the players will rehearse and perform two short gems: Elgar's Serenade in E minor and Mozart's Magic Flute Overture. Each composer was in his mid-thirties when devising his particular work. For Elgar, the Serenade in E minor was to be his first work to become well known (and his favourite work), whereas for Mozart, it was to be one of his last as he died the very year that it was composed


11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance

For more information: info@pendomer.org.uk or call 01935 891328
Pendomer Church 11.30am 
to 6pm
Tuesday
7 February
Tuesday Club
We have what is going to be a very interesting talk by Andy Whitchurch on his Police Diving experiences including the tsunami in Thailand - one not to be missed.
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
Tuesday
7 February
Garden Waste collection
Corscombe   
Tuesday
7 February
Singing for Fun ,Health & Enjoyment
I want to sing but I'm shy
I want to sing but I have been told I'm tone deaf
I want to sing but I have been told I can't sing
I want to sing but..
We are a small singing group which is ideal for non singers to build confidence by learning short songs and rounds, progressing on to more challenging songs. If you would like to give it a try with a friendly group come along and have a go. You will leave feeling uplifted. Bring a friend. Tel:891113 Hazel for more information.
Venue to be confirmed 10.30am 
Wednesday
8 February
Coffee Morning
All Corscombe residents welcome
Malbrook, Church Farm - home of Dot and Charles Gaskell 10.30am 
to 12 noon
Thursday
9 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
9 February
Artsreach presents Spitz and Co with 'Glorilla'
Tickets Available From: Deborah Childs 01935891744 and village shop. Adults £9.00, U18 £7.00, Family £28.
Bar, Tea, Coffee/ Light Refreshments Available

Glorilla


Acclaimed French Actress and International Animal Communicator Gloria Delaneuf returns to the UK to talk about her life-changing experience with the gorillas of the Kungalunga Jungle. Assisted by her UK tour manager she is determined to show that man and gorilla can live "sans frontieres". Part lecture, part dramatic reconstruction, part live- demonstration, it will be an evening that will stay with you forever. Following on from the award- winning " Gloriator", "Glorilla" is the hilarious new show from French/English comedy duo Spitz and Co. www.spitzandco.com
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
10 February
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
10 February
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
11 February
Chetnole Jazz Club
Mike Denham and the Sunset Café Stompers

Tickets from Shirley Madgwick (01935 872838) or John Head (01935 873555) - £10 each
Chetnole   
Tuesday
14 February
Halstock and District Royal British Legion
We would like more members - please consider attending to find out more, or give me a ring

Peter Brinnck - 01935 891822
Rest and Welcome Inn 7.30pm 
Wednesday
15 February
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN STEERING GROUP
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Wednesday
15 February
Neighbourhood Development Plan meeting
This is the plan steering group.
You will be consulted during the process of formulating the plan.
If you would like to be involved in its development, do come along to the meeting
Corsocmbe Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
16 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
17 February
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
18 February
Halstock Village Cinema

BRIDGET JONES’ BABY



Saturday February 18. The latest in the series of the hapless Bridget and her romantic entanglements. Rennee Zellwegger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Monday
20 February
Halstock and District Gardening Club
David Usher will present The Restoration of Hestercombe Gardens with reference to Gertrude Jekyll and her plants and design

For more information http://www.halstock-village.co.uk/clubs-and-organisations/gardening-club/
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Tuesday
21 February
Garden Waste collection
Corscombe   
Thursday
23 February
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall  7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
24 February
Recycling and Food Waste Collection
Corscombe   
Saturday
25 February
An Evening with Julie Dunn

Ladies of Jazz


Julie Dunn- musician and singer extraordinaire-
returns to Corscombe with a programme of well-known songs popularised by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone et al

Tickets £10 from Celia Tomkins (01935 891083)
(Includes glass of wine and refreshments)
Fundraising for church refurbishment
Corscombe Village Hall 7pm 
Sunday
26 February
Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast
Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing
church. A relaxed new event in Halstock
Village Hall that just might have answers
to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls
and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk,
and we’ll search for answers as we travel
through life together

Church – but not as we know it!
Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Thursday
2 March
Shakespeare Out Loud
Returning for 8 sessions beginning on January 12, at 7.00 – 9.00 in the village Hall.

The theme for these sessions is ‘Fathers and Daughters’, and we will begin with King Lear.

Bring copies of the play (or complete works)

NEW members very welcome – no previous experience necessary – Just interest and enthusiasm. Come along on the night, or contact Bardy Griffiths if you would like more info. 01935 891736
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
3 March
Rubbish and Food Waste collection
Corscombe   
Sunday
5 March
Snowdrop Sercice
A quiet service to remember and give thanks for our loved ones, family and friends who have died

Reflection by Rev Tim Greensade
St Mary's Corscombe  5pm 
Sunday
5 March
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
MOZART Serenade in B flat for Thirteen Instruments

11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance
Pendomer Church   
Tuesday
7 March
Tuesday Club
Speaker is Lydie Gardner, who is a puppet maker

All welcome to attend
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 4pm
Thursday
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
Friday
10 March
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
11 March
Chetnole Jazz Cafe
Ted Draper and the band Just Misbehavin

Tickets from Shirley Madgwick (01935 872838) or John Head (01935 873555) - £10 each
Chetnole   
Friday
17 March
Salaam
Sonia Sabri Co

TBA
   
Saturday
18 March
Melbury Men's Breakfast
tba
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
Saturday
18 March
Halstock Village Cinema

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB



The feel-good true story of a busker whose life is transformed by a street-wise ginger cat. Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Bob the cat himself
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Monday
20 March
Gardeing Club
Discount visit to Castle Gardens
Sherborne 6.45pm for 7pm 
Sunday
26 March
Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast
Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing
church. A relaxed new event in Halstock
Village Hall that just might have answers
to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls
and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk,
and we’ll search for answers as we travel
through life together

Church – but not as we know it!
Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
Sunday
2 April
Practice Makes Perfect - Wind Instrument Ensembles
GABRIELI Sonata Pian e' Forte arranged Waterhouse for Eight Bassoons!

11.30 - 1pm rehearsal
1.45 - 3pm rehearsal
3.15 - 4.30pm - rehearsal
5 - 5.30pm - Performance
5.50pm - Tipple and Nibbles for all

Free entry (although a donation for the church would be welcome)

Why not look in at the rehearsal (any time), then enjoy a lovely walk before returning for the performance
Pendomer Church   
Tuesday
4 April
Tuesday Club
This will be a fascinating visit
Travel arrangements to be arranged
Town Mill, Lyme Regis   
Friday
7 April
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Monday
24 April
Halstock and District Gardening Club
Alternative Plans in Alternative PLaces
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Saturday
29 April
Chetnole Jazz Cafe
Philip Clouts Jazz Quartet

Tickets from Shirley Madgwick (01935 872838) or John Head (01935 873555) - £10 each
Chetnole   
Saturday
29 April
Halstock Village Cinema

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS


Stirring story of a couple’s dilemma over a baby found adrift in a rowing boat. Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz
Halstock Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm 
Tuesday
2 May
Tuesday Club
Speaker is Santa Checkley and the event is a cookery demonstration
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 4pm
Monday
15 May
Halstock & District Gardening Club
David Hitchcock - Fifty years of flower shows, and some funny things that have happened
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
19 May
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
20 May
Melbury Men's Breakfast
TBA
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
Saturday
3 June
Halstock Gardening Club
Includes Melbury Osmond Garden Club
Coach trip to Dunster Castle tba 
Tuesday
6 June
Tuesday Club
A visit to the shoe museum in Street
Travel arrangements to be decided
Street   
Saturday
17 June
Corscombe Fete and Fest
This is a whole village event that brings everyone together to support the Corscombe Community. Please put the date in your diary and invite family and friends to attend
The Court, Corscombe 12 noon 
to 11pm
Monday
3 July
Halstock Gardening Club
TBA
Own transport trip   
Tuesday
4 July
Tuesday Club
Lynne Hargrave, an actor and golfer, will speak on:
Treading the Boards
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 4pm
Friday
14 July
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
15 July
Melbury Men's Breakfast
TBA
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
Saturday
5 August
Tuesday Club
Cream Teas
Milton Brook, home of Andrew and Celia Tomkins tba 
Saturday
26 August
Halstock Gardening Club
TBA
Flower Show   
Monday
28 August
Summer Fete
TBA
Halstock   
Tuesday
5 September
Tuesday Club
Topic: Willows and Wetlands

Details to follow
Visit   
Friday
8 September
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Monday
18 September
Halstock and District Gardening Club
Lady Skelmersdale - Where did your garden grow?<./b>
Halstock Village Hall  7.30pm 
Saturday
30 September
Melbury Men's Breakfast
TBA
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
Tuesday
3 October
Tuesday Club

The Cake Lady


Presented by Heather
An opportunity to decorate your own cakes (cakes provided)
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 4pm
Monday
16 October
Halstock and District Gardening Club
TBA
   
Friday
20 October
COGS oil order day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Tuesday
7 November
Tuesday Club
Skittles evening
TBA   
Saturday
18 November
Melbury Men's Breakfast
TBA
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37)) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
Monday
20 November
Halstock and District Gardening Club
AGM and Quiz
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
24 November
COGS oil order day
This is the Christmas oil order date

Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Tuesday
12 December
Tuesday Club
Christmas Lunch
Cricket St Thomas Golf Club TBA 
 


 

 

Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing church. A relaxed new event in Halstock Village Hall that just might have answers to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk, and we’ll search for answers as we travel through life together

It takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month in Halstock Village Hall, starting at 9.30am

Church - but not as we know it!

For more information contact Paul rendell paulrendell@me.com

St Mary's Church Bell Ringer
We are always looking for new members so why not give it a try!

For more information contact Charles Gaskell on 01935 891127 / email henrylovegrove@btinternet.com

300 Club
The 300 Club runs for Corscombe residents. Each member pays a monthly (or annual) fee - then 50% of the funds raised are distributed as prize money through a monthly draw. The remaining 50% goes to support the village hall.

Results of the draw are published in The Chimes and on tis website (on the News page)

This is a great way of supporting your local community!

For more information contact Henry Lovegrove on 01935 891415 / email henrylovegrove@btinternet.com

Melbury Team Choir
Meets on the first and third Friday of each month
6.30pm to 7.30pm at Saint Mary's Church, Maiden Newton
Attendance / membership of the choir is free and no audition is required.
We sing at a few of the major church festivals (e.g. Easter, Christmas), occasional team services and at weddings on request, but there is no obligation to attend any of these events if you are not able to.

We will be singing for the most part sacred music from printed scores, but do please feel free to come along even if you have only limited music reading ability.

Please do come along and give it a try!!
It is really a very small time commitment and a lot of fun!

For more information and rehearsal dates please contact Jen Muggleton on 01300 32147 / email jmm@isvr.soton.ac.ukor John Perris on 01935 891515 / email john.perris1@btinternet.com

Weekly Yoga Classes
Starting on Thursday 8th September 2016 Esther Benwell from Crewkerne will be holding weekly yoga classes in Halstock village hall.
Classes start at 7.30 pm until 9.00pm.
If you are interested or want more information please get in touch with me or just come along on 8th. Also please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested
Conact Deborah Childs - 01935 891744 - Email: mrcgchilds@btinternet.com

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:

http://www.premierchristianradio.com/shows/sunday/shedtalk

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: messyelbury@aol.co.uk
Contacts:
sheelaghrennie@gmail.com 01935 83003
justine.hart@mac.com 01935 83150
kimvsibley@gmail.com 01300 321306
Website: Click here
Facebook: Messy Church Melbury

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)
Opening times may vary - contact the school - Tel 01935 83287 for details

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 letitia.costello@btinternet.com

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 - Cancelled due to fall in membership - telephone for up to date information

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
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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 occasional Wednesday evenings in Corscombe Village Hall, 8pm. All welcome.
Visit teh website below to find out more
Website www.babylon.org.uk

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)

Corscombe and Halstock Youth Club 8-17 years
Corscombe 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 halstockyouthclub2012@gmail.com

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.

Children's Actiities
Corscombe Village Hall
Wednesday Mornings - mother and toddler group - themed series of events learning about chosen topics
Monday 10am to 2pm and Tuesdays 10am to 2pm - Mother and toddler craft activities, with an outdoor programme in the summer months

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.

Zumba
Wednesday evenings 7.30pm at Halstock Village Hall - all welcome

Kettlebell
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
Enquire at Halstock Village Shop for details

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