As we mark one year since the beginning of the first coronavirus lockdown householders are encouraged to shine a light from their window, tonight, 23rd March in memory of those who have lost their lives to Covid-19. Today in Stalbridge the town flag on the Ring was flown at half mast to commemorate those who have lost their lives to covid.
The Guggleton Farm Arts Project in Stalbridge presents its
Poetry and Folk Festival
on Saturday the 26th of June from 2pm to 11pm.
Folk Music from all sorts, Food, Drink and Shenanigans
…with Poetry Competitions for all age groups*
tickets are as follows:
Children under 16 £5
Family ticket £25
Children under 5 FREE
*under 5s, 6-8, 9-11, 12-16, 16-18, 18+, over 60s!
If you, or anyone you know, likes to either perform the work of others or writes their own poetry and you would like more information then message The Gugg on their facebook site or visit the website to let them know all about it!
From 29th March 2021 Stalbridge Tennis Courts will re-open to its members in accordance with the new Government Guidelines.
Single and doubles play is permitted and the rule of 6 will apply.
For full details of the current national regulations see www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus
The Village of Stalbridge has 2 all-weather surface tennis courts, situated in the scenic surroundings of the Stalbridge Playing fields, just off Park Grove.
The Tennis Club is run by a committee which meets annually for the A.G.M., usually in April, and is open to all members of the public
The Club is actively recruiting new members and would especially welcome any members who wish to serve on the committee.
The tennis season runs for 12 months from May 1st.
Notices are placed around the village and on the Tennis Club notice board (adjacent to the courts), advising when subscriptions are due and the cost of annual membership.
Upon joining a security key is issued, which unlocks the gate
Members can play at any time, although certain 'On Court' rules apply.
The tennis club does not run a booking system.
Membership fees for 2021/22 are: Family £30 Single £20 Junior (Under 18) £10
All players must be members of Stalbridge Tennis Club.
New subscriptions are due on 1st May.
Anyone who is not a member who wishes to play from 29th March can do so by joining.
The Government has outlined a 4 step Roadmap for easing the current lockdown. Their plan is to allow people to gradually spend more time outside and mixing with people.
They plan to do this in 4 steps. With each step you will be able to do more things and meet more people. They will only move from one step to the next if fewer people are catching COVID-19. Have a look at the infographic below to familiarise yourself with the proposed timeline.
A combined Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilet facility at Station Road Car Park in Stalbridge will open to the public on Monday 8th March. This facility, refurbished by Stalbridge Town Council, has been fitted with a number of features for your safety and health, including a touchless hand sanitiser, touchless soap dispenser, touchless sink tap and touchless flush mechanism, all controlled by sensors. The new 'Blue Loo' will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please read and observe the rules on the signs posted at this facility for your own safety and health. A 'One-way' system is in operation for the ramp leading up to and down from the WC facility, enabling everyone to maintain appropriate social distancing.
Mother's Day is fast approaching. Here are three ideas from Stalbridge that might help. Firstly, Williams Nursery in Station Road, Stalbridge are now taking orders for free delivery in the local area on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th March, so call today to brighten your Mums day! Click on the poster below to visit their website, where you can order online.
Dike & Son supermarket in Stalbridge are offering a Mother's Day Tea for Two with locally made sandwiches, cakes and savoury pastries to pre-order for Mother's Day weekend (There is a vegetarian version available) Simply call them on 01963 362204 by lunchtime next Tuesday 9th March to reserve yours, price £16 for Tea for Two. Add some Freixenet Italian Fizz on offer for £10 to complete the feast. Each Mother's Day Tea for Two is made freshly to order by Dike's Kitchen, using local ingredients where possible. You can collect your Tea for Two from the shop any time from Saturday 13th lunchtime until Sunday 14th at 4pm. Have a look at a lovely photo of this offer by visiting their facebook page, where you'll find what's in the box and more details...
Thyme after Thyme Cafe in Stalbridge presents the perfect treat for mum on Mothering Sunday - Margot's Mother's Day Treat! A selection of the finest hand made sweet and savoury tastes for the ultimate afternoon tea! Feast your eyes on our Mother's Day photo and Menu below. They are offering a collection service or free delivery to Stalbridge, Marnhull and Sturminster Newton on the Saturday 13th.
It seems like we're a hungry bunch in Stalbridge, what with all the new catering offerings turning up on a regular basis. I'ts almost like a food festival week! Tuesday morning we have "Catch of the Day" at Stalbridge Hall car park from 11am to 12.30. They come from West Bay. Have a look at their facebook page for more info.
Wednesdays from 5-8pm its LoadedDogsNFries from Dorchester, also at Stalbridge Hall Car Park. They sell burgers sometimes and hot dogs other times. Have a look at their facebook page for menus and more info.
Thursdays from 5-8pm its Bakerman Dan at The Guggleton in Station Road Stalbridge serving stonebaked sourdough pizza. Have a look at his facebook page for more info.
Don't forget though that this Saturday 6th March from 5-8pm its Else Event Catering of Stalbridge, hosting a Hog Roast £5, their Delicious Homemade Gourmet Burgers £4.50 & Skin on Fries -£2.50
at the Stalbridge Village Hall car park from 5pm. SOCIAL DISTANCE applies. Any enquiries email
firstname.lastname@example.org . Have a look at their facebook page for more info.
Joining Else's on the Saturday night will be Arctic Cow, serving fresh homemade rolled ice cream.
At the Stalbridge Village Hall car park from 5pm. SOCIAL DISTANCE applies. Have a look at their facebook page for more info.
As part of their Saturday Night takeaway evenings Thyme after Time Cafe in Stalbridge often have special takeaway offers with a guest dish available to pre-order. For this coming Saturday 6th March, 6-8pm it's the "McTHYMERS GOURMET CHICKEN BURGER with their super onion rings and special new style dirty fries.
Their family meal deal (see below) celebrates hitting March and still trading after a whole year of lockdown. They decided they would offer up a spontaneous Saturday night supper and a special family deal! Their very popular gourmet chicken breast burger with Dorset chorizo, smoked Applewood cheese and some new style dirty fries (created with Dorset sour cream and chives) is back! Plus their irresistible homemade beer battered onion rings!
You can ring and place your order any time Monday to Saturday 8-12 noon on 01963 362202
The sooner you book you meal, then you can choose your ideal time slot for collection.
Payment can all be taken in advance so when you arrive, all you need to do is collect your delicious hot food and get home quick! See the menu below and further down for the other Saturday Takeaway Menu options.
Available Saturday Evenings from 6pm to 8pm
No need to be locked up in lockdown. Get in your Getaway vehicle and escape to Thyme after Time Cafe for a Saturday Night Drive Thru Takeaway! No need to wait until Saturday evening to ring through your order either, because you can ring us on any day prior, between 8am-12noon and we can take your booking, then you can choose your prime time slot to eat! You can even pay over the phone in advance then all you need to do is sit back, relax and know we are taking care of things. All of our meals come as a complete meal so you know exactly what you are paying for per person. Enjoy browsing through our 'Doing Thyme' LockDown Takeaway Menu, then call us to book your Saturday night Feast on 01963 362202. (Collections only).