A Print demonstration at The Gugg in Station Road Stalbridge takes place tomorrow (31st May 2021) given by Barbara Wagner from 12 noon to 2pm in advance of the new print workshop at Guggleton Farm Arts. "Really looking forward to this tomorrow @ #thegugg when #barbarawagnerprintmaker will be here demonstrating some of the techniques she will be teaching once our new #printworkshop is set up in June.....if you are interested in signing up, or just watching her ply her craft, then she will be here from 12-2. While you are here you can check out our #dorsetartweeks exhibitions, local arts and crafts shop #asthecrowflies and our new #byrebrocante or have a cuppa in our #popupcafe #theteashed .....#thegugg #guggletonfarmarts #guggletongallery #guggletonartsfarm #guggletonfarmartscic #printmaking #dorsetartweeks2021 #themilkingparlourgallery
Williams Floristry and Garden Centre in Stalbridge will be open on Monday May 31ST 2021 from 10am to 4pm, for bedding and basket plants, Geraniums, Osteospernum and Veg plants, as well as their usual and unusual plants, gifts and garden sundries and with the warmer weather and warmer nights now with us it is an opportunity to start planting your summer gardens. [ Normal opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturdays 9am to 1pm.] Phone 01963 362355. To visit their Website and online flowers store click below.
Stone Baked Pizza Night and Live Open Mic Music at the Guggleton Farm Arts Project in Station Road, Stalbridge THIS COMING THURSDAY 3rd JUNE) from 6-9pm and from now on until later in the year when the weather (or a national emergency) bring it to a close again....(I know which one we’d rather it was)....we will, as always, have a fantastic line up of acts, please remember to book a table in advance 01963 363456...bring your own drinks, make a donation to the gallery for your table and be prepared to take your recycling home with you...."
Oakleigh Lodge is a new Holiday Home currently nearing completion and situated in Stalbridge in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Finishing touches are nearly done in time for the Late Spring and Summer, so if you are visiting in the area and need accommodation or you have friends and family visiting you and you don't quite have enough space then this is the holiday let for you! There is an en-suite shower room , WiFi , TV and the lodge can sleep four people, with 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed. For any enquiries please message Oakleigh Lodge on their Facebook Page by clicking on the button below.
Stalbridge Community Shop is a new venture coming to the town, with plans to distribute proceeds to various organisations within Stalbridge. The plan is to open their doors on Saturday 26th June from 9am to 12 noon and then to the following opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 12 noon.
In order to achieve their aims they do need a team of volunteers and so are looking for people who might be able to help by doing a shift or two. Shifts would be 9am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 4pm on weekdays and the Saturday shift would be from 9am to 12 noon. If you are interested in helping then please call Jackie Pitman on 01963 364068.
Jackie and Joan also need the help of DIYers to sort out shelving and other jobs needed before opening day so please call Jackie if you have some free time to help out.
Guggleton Farm Arts will be exhibiting as Venue 71 during Dorset Art Weeks, which runs from Saturday 22nd May to Sunday 6th June 2021. The Guggleton venue will be open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays to Sundays during this period. They will have three exhibition spaces open, artist studios, workshops, entertainment and more featuring the work of Deanne Tremlett, Frankie Toomey, Sasha Constable, Carolyn Finch Corlett , the gugg’s own artbarn painters and our shop 'as the crow flies‘s regulars.... so Venue 71 is definitely worth hi-lighting in your programme! Come in and pick one up from guggletonfarmarts in Station Road, Stalbridge.
Established in Stalbridge, North Dorset, in 1990, Four County Services Ltd have been supplying IT systems and services to individuals and businesses throughout the South West since the very early days of the personal computer. As their comprehensive website states, The Stalbridge based company can supply "everything from a single computer to a multi-server network including all ancillary and peripheral equipment. As well as standard off-the shelf systems we have a purpose-built workshop where we assemble a wide range of desktop, floor-standing and rack mounted systems to suit all requirements. Each system is designed to match the customer's specific requirements which ensures that we deliver maximum value for money every time." To find out more visit their website by clicking on the button below
The Stalbridge Arms will be opening once again on Tuesday 18th May, but for drinks only. The restaurant will be opening on Tuesday 25th May. Opening times for this week and next week are as follows: For drinks only (Tues 18th to Sunday 23rd) - Tues 5pm, Wed 5pm, Thursday 5pm, Friday 12pm, Saturday 12pm, Sunday 1pm. From Tuesday 25th The Restaurant will be open and times are: Tues 5pm, Weds 5pm, Thurs 12pm, Fri 12pm, Saturday 12pm, Sunday 12pm.
Come rain or shine Stalbridge Garden Society Outdoor Plant sale is going ahead on Saturday 29th May in the grounds at Stalbridge Hall, but in case it is raining on the day it will then be indoors. The Car park is closed on the day so please queue on foot, on the drive. Maximum of 30 people in the sale at any one time: One-way system operating. Entry is free. Cash donations only please. Plant donations between 9 and 10 am please. Categories: Vegetables, Flowers, Shrubs, Indoor. The sale runs from 10am to 12 noon.
Thyme after Time Café in Stalbridge is excited to be playing host for Dorset Art Weeks to "A Monkey and 3 Photographers"- a group of local artists and photographers who will be exhibiting at the café from Saturday 22nd May to Sunday 6th June.
Why not book a table to sit in (yes inside-yay!) our cafe (or of course outside under our heated marquees) and view all the wonderful works of art which of course coincidentally will be for sale!! Never has there been a better time to eat, view and buy local in just one humble Dorset Cafe!!! As well as our normal opening times as part of the Art Weeks fortnight we will be open on a special Sunday (23rd May) from 10am to 4pm for coffees, teas, cold drinks and cake...
“A Monkey and 3 Photographers” is a collaboration of three Sturminster Newton Photographers, Caroline and David Pass and Adie Ray and a mixed media artist Lindsay Buck from Durweston. We formed the group originally to exhibit from home in the 2020 Dorset Art weeks, but for obvious reason this was postponed until this year when it has taken on a slightly different form with a lot more people selling online but also many galleries will be opening their doors to the public.
@dorsetartweeks is creeping up on us even faster than before it seems and we have been very busy here with lots of news to share.
We are now going to be exhibiting for the two weeks in collaboration with the lovely Thyme after time Cafe and Catering The café will be open Monday to Saturday 8am til 2pm with breakfasts, brunches, lunches, coffee and teas being served from the Café kitchen. We will also be having a special Sunday opening on the 23rd May, 10am til 4pm, with the Café open for coffees, teas, cold drinks, cakes and scones!
Aide Ray of Perfect Printz will also be coming back into the group as the 3rd photographer
News on local business window displays to follow...
#dorsetartweeks2021 #supportlocalartists Slumbermonkey Designs
Caroline and David Pass Photography #DAW2021 #supportlocalbusiness #shoplocal #eatlocal
Caroline and David Pass Photography love landscapes, food, and nature and will be selling a range of mounted and framed photographic prints of their work, with greetings cards and a wide range of notebooks too.
Adie of Perfect Printz, loves to walk and explore the Dorset countryside and will be selling framed and mounted prints and greetings cards from his photographic images.
Lindsay of Slumbermonkey Designs, creates a diverse, colourful eclectic range of prints, jewellery, mugs, coasters, cushions and more from her own original designs.
The Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils has presented Stalbridge Town Council with an award for Councillor Development. The Council achieved 82% participation of Councillors at events to strengthen and update Council knowledge and was presented with its Double Star Award by Chief Executive of The Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils, Neil Wedge. You can find out more on the work of the DAPTC by visiting their website.
Game of Cones Season 21....New episodes of this Seasonal Traffic Drama will be essential viewing from 17th May till 21st May 2021 in Stalbridge. The action will take place in Gold Street, Wood Lane and Thornhill Road. Here is the official press release for the forthcoming episodes...and a low resolution map of the affected area...
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NOTICE, VARIOUS ROADS, STALBRIDGE
DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended.
The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to highway users. The Notice comes in to operation between 07:00 until 17:00 on 17th May 2021 and will remain in force for 5 days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 21st May 2021.
This Order will enable Dorset Council to carry out carriageway maintenance and resurfacing works.
The effect of this Notice is as follows:
 To impose temporary road closure on Various Roads as stated; [i] Jarvis Street from the junction with Station Road to the junction with Lower Road [ii] Gold Street from the junction with A357 High Street to Grove Lane [iii] Wood Lane from the junction with A357 Thornhill Road to the junction with Barrow Hill. Locally signed diversion routes will be put in place to enable traffic to travel around the closed section.
 To impose clearway and parking suspension as indicated by signs on site to prevent waiting or parking on the highway Various Roads as stated; [i] Jarvis Street from the junction with Station Road to the junction with Lower Road [ii] Gold Street from the junction with A357 High Street to Grove Lane [iii] Wood Lane from the junction with A357 Thornhill Road to the junction with Barrow Hill. Any vehicle waiting in contravention of any restriction imposed by this Notice may be removed under the provisions of the Removal and Disposal of Vehicles Regulations 1986.
For further information about the work being undertaken, call Dorset Highways Operations on 01305 228100. To discuss this Notice, call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find this information online at dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks-events
30th April 2021
JOHN SELLGREN, Executive Director of Place, Dorset Council, South Walks House, Dorchester DT1 1UZ. Any unauthorised Person who uses or permits the use of the road(s) indicated in contravention of the Notice will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
Spring has arrived, lockdown is easing and perhaps you’re starting to think about making some time for you.
Some time for your body and mind whereby you can feel better and more comfortable in yourself.
Pilates is back in Stourton Caundle Village Hall on Wednesday mornings – a great opportunity to take an hour for you. I combine years of Pilates experience with the Franklin Method to guide you through an hour of movement. We’ll feel and experience our function, we’ll explore our balance, build our strength and lengthen and release.
If you’d like to make an hour for you then please get in touch and you’ll be very welcome to come and give Pilates a try.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Louise King will be starting her new Pilates classes on Wednesday 26th May at 10.00am in Stalbridge Hall. "Come and join me! Build strength, flexibility and increase mobility in a friendly, safe and supportive environment. Small, gentle classes adaptable to your own fitness level, I will provide modifications, adaptations and progressions suitable for your individual ability. Spaces are very limited, please message me for further details, arrange to have a chat, or to book a place."
(You can message Louise on her facebook page)
The New Stalbridge Community Shop is accepting donations on Wed 5 May and Fri 7 May between 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm.
They need donations of, for example, nearly new clothes, shoes, toys, soft toys with CE labels attached, CDs, DVDs, paper back books etc.
The Stalbridge Community Shop will be based in the old Candys Newsagents on the other side of the road from Stalbridge Pharmacy in the High Street. They are looking forward to opening their doors in June! If you would like to donate some items to the shop but cannot make the two drop off days then please call the number below to make alternative arrangements.