After the success of their last Pancake Supper and Quiz Night The Stalbridge Congregational Church are doing it again on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm. Teams of up to 4 people. £5 per person, which includes your pancake supper! Tickets are available from Sandra on 01202 822133 | Pam on 01963 363106 | Maggie on 01963 364129 or any church member
Louise King Pilates is adding a new class, starting Tuesday 1st March at Stalbridge Hall, running from 2.00 - 3.00pm (The regular Wednesday morning 9.30am class will still be running) Physical activity is one of the most effective ways of influencing our health. PILATES increases our strength and mobility but most importantly improves our sense of well-being and helps us maintain independence. Worried you are too old, not fit or bendy enough? Get in touch to arrange an honest and friendly chat about how Pilates can help you.
Come and join this fun, sociable and nurturing exercise session, which is suitable for most abilities. We welcome new members regardless of experience. The cost is £8 per session for a block of four classes, or £10 for a drop in session. All classes need to be booked in advance.
Call me, Louise, for an honest and friendly chat about how Pilates can help you.
Mobile: 07779 712305
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or message Louise for more details by visiting her facebook page below.
INVITATION TO TENDER
Notice is hereby given inviting contractors to tender:
Contract Description: Grass cutting services in Stalbridge.
Tender : Stalbridge Town Council
Contract Duration: 3 years commencing April 2022
Expressions of Interest: Addressed to the Town Clerk by 1st March 2022
01963 364276 clerk@stalbridgetowncouncil,gov.uk
The Gugg at Stalbridge and St. Mary's Church in Stalbridge are teaming up to bring you a Grand Marmalade sale, which will take place at the Gugg in Stalbridge on Saturday 23rd April 2022. This annual event in support of The Church of St. Mary in Stalbridge is a celebration of Homemade marmalades. There's lots of time for you to make some before the event and bring your donation to the Gugg during setting up time on the day from 9am to 10. The sale runs from 10am to 12noon and includes Cakes, A raffle, Hot Drinks and biscuits. Entry fee is £1 (includes a tea or coffee).
Just in case you haven't seen the news or weather today the Met Office have issued a Red Warning for the South West for tomorrow (Friday 18th Feb 2022). It reads as follows:
Red warning of wind. Areas affected: South West England | Wales. Starts: 07:00 GMT on Fri 18 February Ends: 12:00 GMT on Fri 18 February. Storm Eunice causing significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds on Friday.
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees are likely
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
After a 15-month closure in 2020/21, Stalbridge Hall was slow to recover. Although we were free to open the doors in June of 2021 some of our regular groups did not want to return until September and then the uncertainty of winter meant we were continuously watching the changing restrictions. Unfortunately, one or two groups did not survive.
However, with life returning to somewhere near normal the hall is as busy as ever.
17 groups use the hall on a regular basis, with ages ranging between a few months old to 93 (a sharp Boules player). The hall is open for 63 hours a week, the kettle is boiled, lights and heating are switched on and off, countless times and on average chairs and tables are put out five times a week. Phew, Busy place.
There are 15 committee members that keep the hall running and one dedicated caretaker.
In the last six months Stalbridge hall has hosted some great events outside of weekly activities, from outdoor theatre to 16th Century Dorset Carols, plus music from Jazz to Ska.
This year brings all kinds of events, we are hopeful the regular Bingo will be reinstated from March onward, plus Car Boot, live Theatre, Music, including Opera later in the year, and this year we will be celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee in June.
We currently need a Treasurer and Secretary, the existing ones have been hoping to retire for the past couple of years now, but with the uncertainty of Covid have been persuaded to stay on. They now feel it is safe to hand over the reins. We are always grateful for volunteers and help at events or support of any kind.
To keep up to date with news, activities, events, plus how to hire the hall and how/who to contact for the various groups, please check out Stalbridge Hall’s shiny new website.