This little Indian summer we are enjoying is very pleasant, especially after the poor showing of the sun in July and August. Those visiting our website will see that you can now track the weather forecasts on the home page and we have made other changes too; consolidating picture galleries as well as making the Council pages easier to navigate and bringing this newsletter to the home page. We hope you like the changes and would be happy to receive comments on this or anything else, including any content we have missed. You can do this by e-mailing the administrator here.
If you are quick, there is still time to join the barn dance this coming Saturday, 3rd October at the village hall. Proceeds in favour of the Church.
Further remembrance of those from Milborne Port who fell in the Great War will take place on 13th October with a muffled ring of the Church bells, which the anniversary of the passing of Frank Talbot.
The Great War had one very positive and long lasting outcome; the formation of the Women’s Institute. They report on their centenary celebrations here.
Milborne Port has a long history and Steve Underwood is trying to start a history group to continue to celebrate the village’s heritage. Anyone interested should contact Steve directly.
An inviting prospect on 15th October is the screening of “The 2nd Best Marigold Hotel” at the village hall as part of the Moviola Series.
The friends of Milborne Port library reports on the success of the children’s summer reading challenge and also the fact that free Wi-Fi has arrived at the library.
The gardening club report on their summer activities, including the visit to a stunning garden in Bruton, whilst the village’s combined efforts in horticulture have netted a silver gilt prize in the South West in Bloom competition.
Continuing the theme of nature’s bounty and of “all good things around us”, a school harvest service will take place on 22nd October at 10:30 am at the Parish Church.
Doing something good? Those involved with voluntary work may be interested in a community fair which will be held in Yeovil on 27th October.
We also look at some of the items that your Parish Council have been discussing, with our series “News from the Council Chamber”. This mentions the desire to form a community speedwatch group and there is also a call for volunteers here.
If we turn the page over and peek into November, the village hall will again host a quiz night on 1st November.