Fete, Fete, Fete! In case it was passing you by, the Village Fete, organised by Spirit of Milborne Port takes place on Saturday 4th June from 1pm, followed in the evening by the Party @ the Port. All the usual fun to be had. There is also the opportunity to contribute to the update of the Milborne Port Parish Plan.
Before that, on 3rd Friday, the National Blood Transfusion service will be at the village hall for those wanting to give blood.
Once the busy weekend is over, a quieter time with the bridge for beginners club, which starts up on Monday 6th June at the Village Hall.
The next full Parish Council meeting will take place on 7th June at 7pm. The agenda is available here, and it is noted that on the agenda will be consideration of the planning application for a retail store on the site of the Gainsborough Arms.
The Council’s accounts are now available for inspection by contacting the Parish Clerk until 15th July. An informal report of items of significance discussed at the last Parish Council meeting is available and since that time, other significant improvements to the cemetery have been completed.
On 11th June, there will be a garden party to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen at Church House, whilst on 18th June, the School will hold its annual summer fayre, also with Royal overtones.
We note that the WI in Milborne Port reports on electing a new president, whilst librarian Sue Morse has retired. No doubt the Friends of Milborne Port Library will feel this loss but they continue to do sterling work in our library.
The History and Heritage group are not resting on their laurels, and following their festival leading up to the fete, whey will be holding their next meeting on 20th June, starting at the ball court.
The use of the village hall as a polling station has moved from the main hall to the Camelot room of the hall and will see its first use for the EU referendum on 23rd June. Whatever your views on this, the outcome will impact us all for decades to come and a high turnout is hoped for.
On 26th June, the last of the current round of open days will take place at the English Organ School.
Or course, this quick round up of specific activities within our village does not do justice to the wide range of social and sporting activities which take place every week, from badminton to bridge and Spanish conversation to Short mat bowls. Look at the diary to see the full range of what’s on. If we have missed anything that you would like to see included in the village diary or reported in the news pages, please do get in touch with the administrator.