Our monthly collation of news and events around the village. We hope you find this useful. If you have any other events or news that we have missed, please contact the administrator, and it you are sending information about the village for publication in the magazine, why not send to the website as well?
Easter is around the corner, but until then, John Perkins continues with his Lent lunches at Church House.
There is a good return of completed Parish Plan questionnaires, both in paper and electronic form. If you have not already completed yours, do not forget that the deadline is this coming Friday. It will take some time to analyse the results fully, but the Parish Plan group hope to have some basic information from the survey to present at the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 11th April.
The Parish Council meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month, with full minutes being available on the web shortly after and a summary of main items of interest being reported in our “News from the Council Chamber” within a day or two of the meeting. If you want to be part of the Parish Council team, there is an outstanding casual vacancy which will be filled by co-option at the May meeting. Deadline for application is 25th April.
One of the things that the Parish Council has been doing of late is to help equip the cemetery chapel with power to make its use as a heritage museum viable for the History and Heritage group. They will start opening the museum on a regular basis and the first such opening is on Easter Monday 17th April.
The Friends of Milborne Port Library report on spending issues in the library service and will be having their annual general meeting on 14th April at the library.
The WI will be holding their April meeting on 13th April when they will discuss herbs in women’s health.
Of course April is the month that sees the culmination of all the hard work of the Milborne Port Opera with its performances of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” Performances will take place between 19-22nd of the month. Tickets available from the box office http://milborneportopera.co.uk/home or telephone 07926 983 585.
The week after the opera performances, the village hall will once again be converted to a movie theatre for the showing of “A United Kingdom” as part of the Moviola series.
All of the above, of course in addition to the regular badminton, short mat bowls, bridge club etc. etc. meetings that fill the lives of many in the village. See the diary for more details. You may also see an addition to the diary. The Milborne Port Primary School now has a new website which has a live calendar. This is being fed for information to the calendar on this website and school events will be shown in red.
Finally, a peek over the month end into May will inform that on 4th May will be elections for the position of county Councillors for the region, with our village being part of Blackmore Vale.