We hope you enjoy reading about the village’s happenings in this newsletter for October which is slightly early for various reasons.
On 8th October there is the folk concert with The New Scorpion Band at the village hall. It is not too late to buy tickets for this gig. Bring your friends for a great evening.
The day before this gig, on Friday 7th, the village hall plays host to the National Blood Transfusion service where you can donate blood.
The Church will be holding its Harvest Supper on 1st October.
These are occasional events, but the ongoing clubs and societies are no less worthy of your attention. The Friends of Milborne Port Library report on a very successful summer reading challenge for the children.
The WI are as usual very active and this coming Friday morning 30th will be their Macmillan cancer coffee morning to raise funds for this outstanding charity. They report on their upcoming events and on the diary, you will see an invitation to their craft afternoons, open to all.
Summer may be over but the gardening club are keen to hear about weeds in their next talk on the 11th October.
The heritage group will be holding their next meeting at Church House on 17th October where the theme will be The Battle of the Somme. Before that on Sunday 2nd October, another of the fallen of that battle, private Read will be remembered with a half muffled ringing of the bells at the Church.
More activity at the village Hall later in the month with the welcome return on Sunday Screen Bites, where local food purveyors will be displaying their wares in a market setting. This will be followed by the film “East Side Sushi”.
The following Saturday will be the chance to see the film “Our kind of traitor” as part of the Moviola series.
You can visit the Parish Council pages to read about their activities and don’t forget, the full council meeting will be on 4th October, with committee meetings two weeks later.
The relocated Post Office is now in operation at Crackmore Garage. For many, it will be a longer walk to get there, but good for the cardiovascular system no doubt!
During October, there will be a series of road closures on the internal roads in the village. Look here for more details.
The Spirit of Milborne Port report on the financial outcome of the village fete and introduce this year’s Christmas lights switch on.
As usual, if you know of more going on or if some details have changes, please drop an e-mail to the administrator to get corrections in place.