Lots of news about happenings on our news pages and as ever, I am grateful to the editor of the Milborne Port magazine for helping to ensure that we miss as little news as possible for those who prefer electronic media. If you have any news that you would like reported electronically, please get in touch with the administrator.
The second Parish Council meeting of this new year, operating to the new schedule of first Tuesday in the month, will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd February at the new time of 7pm. As ever this is a public meeting with the first 30 minutes reserved for questions from the public. The agenda and minutes can be found on the Parish Council pages. Also on these pages is an update from our district councillor, Sarah Dyke-Bracher and an informal look at last month’s council meeting in our regular “News from the Council Chambers”.
Saturday 6th November is designated National Library Day and during the preceding week, several of the classes from the Primary School will visit the library to be regaled with stories from Sue Spencer. You can read all about this and the news of success in the challenge to the County Council proposed opening hours in the Friends of Milborne Port library monthly blog.
The WI report on the first meeting of the year in their newly decorated room. It sounds as if it was a very noisy occasion.
January's Moviola attraction at the Village Hall will be on the 18th January when "X+Y" will be shown. This is another gem of a film which as with all Moviola productions can be enjoyed whilst quaffing a glass of wine or coffee during the show.
Although only February, Spirit of Milborne Port have already been discussing the preparation for this year’s Fete in June. Their next meeting is on 10th February. If you want to become involved, it is very informal and every willing helper is welcome.
Towards the end of January, the first meeting of the history/heritage group was held and the library was packed in the evening to hear a talk by Naomi Thorp on the research that she has been undertaking in to the fallen of WWI. This as part of the bell ringer’s efforts to commemorate those souls lost by muffled ringing of the bells on the anniversary of individual soldier’s deaths. The next such commemoration will be on 26th of February when Edward John Cooper will be remembered.
On the same day, but on a much lighter note, the “swing your Partners” dance club will be having fun at their gathering in Church House.
Peeking over the fence into March sees the appeal hearing regarding the Gainsborough housing development. This will take place in the village hall.