The Stalbridge Jubilant Jubilee Parade on Sunday 5th June involves closing some roads to traffic. Essentially this is the route to and from the Hub@Stalbridge in Station Road to The Church of St. Mary and back. This road closure will last from approximately 10.30am till 11.00am for processing to the church and from 12.00 noon till 12.30pm for processing back to the hub from the church, after the Church Service. You can see below the Traffic order in place for this and the essential information this document contains. This is going to be a big parade, worthy of a queen celebrating her 70th year as monarch. Please do not park anywhere on the route for this very special day for Stalbridge.
Stalbridge Town Council have provided Union Flags for commemorating the Platinum Jubilee. The 70 flags - 1 for every year of the Queen's reign since 1952 - are now flying proudly up and down the main road through the town. The council would like to thank Stalbridge building supplies and all the helpers for putting flags in their holders, and also the residents and businesses who allowed us to fly them from their properties.
Andy's Appliance Repairs of Stalbridge can repair most types and brands of electrical domestic appliances, including cookers, washing machines, dryers, dish washers, hobs, ovens, vacuums etc. Andy Blandford provides a qualified, experienced and insured service with fixed labour charges and no VAT. To view prices visit the website or call Andy on 07484 861797 to arrange a repair.
The Dorset Dairy Co invite you to join them for a day on the farm at Crib House Farm, Stalbridge DT10 2RT. Meet the cows on a farm tour. Visit the fields on their tractor and trailer rides. Learn how they make their products and enjoy fresh milkshakes, cakes, burgers and ice cream. There will be games, educational activities and milking demonstrations in the afternoon. Book FREE tickets in advance by visiting their facebook page.
Generating some of your own electricity has never looked so appealing, so just to let everyone know that the Milborne Port and Sherborne (and surrounding villages) community solar panels scheme is still open.
- System prices have gone up by around 25%, driven by higher equipment wholesale prices and higher transport costs
- However from April 1st the VAT at 5% has been removed so that's taken it slightly the other way
- But energy prices have gone mad - the formal price capped prices have gone up by 54% from 1st April and look like they will go higher in October
- That has meant that the return on investment on Solar PV has improved dramatically, depending on which energy price you use you are probably looking at between 2 and 4 years less than the typical payback of 11 years last year - so down to between 7 and 9 depending on prices (though it's also worth looking at them as you would a holiday or a new kitchen - A Good Thing with the bonus of a return!)
- That has meant that IDDEA are inundated with enquiries so realistically any enquiry at the moment may take a couple of months before it turns into a quote rather than a couple of weeks
As part of Dorset Art Weeks "A Monkey and Three Photographers" is in residence at Venue47, Thyme after time Cafe and Catering, Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, DT10 2SG. They have photographic prints, cards and notebooks from Caroline and David Pass Photography, Perfect Printz and mixed media and jewellery from Slumbermonkey Designs. Open Monday to Friday 8am-2pm, Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm until 29th May. Visit the facebook page for more information.
New to Stalbridge, Dorset Dog Services offers walking, drop in and sitting services which are all centred around your dog and their individual needs. Contact Shannon by visiting her facebook page for more information.
Licensing of our new Rector. Our new Rector, Canon Richard Hancock will be licensed at 7.00pm on Wednesday 29 June in St Mary’s Church. We will be joined by the other churches in the Spire Hill Benefice (Stourton Caundle, Stock Gaylard, Purse Caundle and Kings Stag) as well as members of Richard’s congregations in the Sixpenny Handley benefice. We will have a full church to celebrate Richard’s arrival, three years after William left, and the service will be followed by refreshments in the School. Do come!
Bell Ringing. A quarter peal will be rung to celebrate the Jubilee. This will last about three quarters of an hour and involve continuously changing sequences. They have to start again from the beginning if anything goes wrong!
Home Group. As you can imagine, ringing a quarter peal takes practice - you can’t just turn up and ring. The same applies to most activities that we enjoy and want to improve at – it would be foolish to expect to play cricket without some practice in the nets, or to put on a concert without rehearsals. The same could be said for Church. Weekly attendance is good, but it would help to understand what is going on if we met to discuss any questions and the meaning of the bible texts etc, in a friendly environment. The Home Group meets for an hour and a half at 6.45pm for 7.00pm in 1 Anglesey Cottages (next to the Fabric Shop) on Tuesdays. Even if you think it is not for you, why not give Simon Witcomb a ring on 07 989 855 582 for more information? No prior knowledge or belief is expected, just an open mind.
The Jubilant Jubilee Parade. On Sunday 5 June the Jubilee Parade sets off from the Hub at 10.30am to arrive at St Mary’s Church at 11.00am for a Civic Service of Thanksgiving. This will be an opportunity for us all to thank God for our Queen and her 70 year reign. After the service, there will be a procession back to the Hub. This will be followed by The Big Platinum Picnic in the grounds of Stalbridge Church of England Primary School.
May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter: Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
May 22 – Sixth Sunday of Easter: Stock Gaylard 8am Holy Communion, Stourton Caundle 11am Matins
May 26 – Ascension Day: Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
May 29 – Seventh Sunday of Easter: St Barnabas Stock 11am Benefice Service
June 5 – Pentecost (Whit Sunday) – Platinum Jubilee Parade. The Hub, Station Rd 10.30am Parade leaves for the church. Stalbridge 11am Civic Service of Thanksgiving
June 12 – Trinity Sunday: Stourton Caundle 11am Holy Communion, Stalbridge 4pm Evensong
June 19 – First Sunday after Trinity: Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
June 23 – Thursday: Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
June 26 – Second Sunday after Trinity: Stock Gaylard 8am Holy Communion, Stourton Caundle 11am Matins
LLM: Judy Waite 01 963 362 945
Churchwarden: Stuart Waite 01 963 362 945
Churchwarden: Derek Bollen 01 963 362 771
During the vacancy, enquiries for weddings, baptisms, funerals, and pastoral should be made in the first instance to the churchwardens.
NOTICE TO ALL ELECTORS OF STALBRIDGE. THE TOWN MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE STALBRIDGE COMMUNITY HALL ON WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2022 AT 7-00 p.m under the Chairmanship of Cllr K Garland (Town Council Chairman). This is a meeting for the Town, in order to allow people to come together and celebrate activities and discuss matters which effect the town. Proposals can be put forward for inclusion on the agenda and voted on at the meeting. The Town’s Meeting may by law discuss all town affairs and pass resolutions about them. The Agenda will follow.
On 3rd May in advance of the June celebrations a free Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Indoor Street Lunch Party was held for forty members of The Blackmore Vale U3A free of charge. Women came in aprons, glamorous 1950s outfits, while the men sported braces, flat caps, and cravats. While listening to music of the era members feasted on coronation chicken, gammon, salads followed by wonderful trifles. A glass of bubbly was raised to toast her Majesty the Queen and our latest new members cut a celebratory cake. This good idea was fulfilled by happy volunteers and made a great start to the forthcoming June celebrations.
For more information on the talks or for details of groups contact Susan Kidd, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org or Gill Westall email@example.com
NEWS: The Revd Canon Richard Hancock will be the new Rector of Stalbridge. His licensing will be at 7pm on 29 June in St Mary’s Stalbridge. It would be good to welcome him with a full church! It would also be good for as many as possible to travel to St Barnabas on 29 May for the joint service, to meet with fellow Christians from other parishes in the benefice. Please let a churchwarden know if you would like a lift.
The Home Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm for 7.00pm at 1 Anglesey Cottages, DT10 2NE (next door to Forge Fabrics). Do ring Simon Witcomb on 07 989 855 582 for more information.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting is after the service on 1 May. This an opportunity to discuss any issues and appoint the churchwardens and PCC. Those on the electoral roll are entitled to vote.
May 1 – Third Sunday of Easter- Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
May 8 – Fourth Sunday of Easter- Stourton Caundle 11am Holy Communion. Stalbridge 4pm Evensong
May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter- Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
May 22 – Sixth Sunday of Easter- Stock Gaylard 8am Holy Communion. Stourton Caundle 11am Mattins
May 26 – Ascension Day- Stalbridge 10am Holy Communion
May 29 – Seventh Sunday of Easter- St Barnabas Stock 11am Benefice Service
June 5 – Pentecost (Whit Sunday) – Platinum Jubilee Stalbridge 10am Morning Worship
If you normally fill in an envelope with your collection, why not set up a standing order? Handling the envelopes and cash is time consuming, and the process is antediluvian. The bank details are:
Name: St Mary’s PCC
Sort Code: 55-61-09
Account No: 07103832
The annual marmalade sale on Saturday 23 April was an enormous success. Plenty of marmalade and cakes were sold and coffee and chat were dispensed.
More bell ringers are always welcome. Please contact Derek Bollen for more information.
Newsletters can be picked up from the Church, the Post Office, The Swan, The Gugg and Williams the Florist.
May 7 Quiz Night in Stalbridge Hall
May 12 Gardening Society meeting in Stalbridge Hall at 7.15pm
May 26 Bingo in Stalbridge Hall
Jun 4 Platinum Jubilee
Jun 29 Licensing of our new Rector at 7pm
Badminton Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell ringing email@example.com
Boules Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee morning email@example.com
Arts/Crafts workshops The Gugg 01 963 363 456
Drawing classes The Gugg 01 963 363 456
Stalbridge Singers facebook.com/The-Stalbridge-Singers
Table Tennis firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Institute stalbridgeWI@dorsetWI.org
Please let me know if you have any comments, news, events, or
reviews of activities that you would like to be included in the next
newsletter. Simon Witcomb - email@example.com
TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE
Opening times at the Hub: Mon to Wed 9am – 3pm
Tuesday 2.00 – 5.00pm
Wednesday 12.00 – 2.30pm
Thursday 3.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 9.30 – 12.30pm
The best place to find local bus times is on firstbus.co.uk/timetables.
LAST POST collection from the Post Office
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For those residents of Stalbridge who don't do facebook or the internet the large posters of the Stalbridge Platinum Jubilee Celebration Events are now on display at Dike and Son Supermarket in their outdoor display stands and in the Stalbridge Platinum Jubilee window display at the top of Station Road. Our grateful thanks go to Andy Miles at Dikes for making the large posters and displaying them for all to see as customers shop at Dikes and to Tony and Leslie Wood for allowing the display to be prominently positioned in the old Meaders shop windows at the top of Station Road. To keep up with updates visit Stalbridge.Info Community website, where you will be guided to all the latest news on the 2 week celebration of the Platinum Jubilee in Stalbridge. There is so much on offer and something for everyone to enjoy, so keep watching ! It's going to be an event fit for a queen! These events have been financially supported by The National Lottery Arts Council England, Nisa's "Making a difference locally" campaign, Stalbridge Town Council and Fieldhouse Graphic & Web Design of Stalbridge.
A 2 week Celebration of The Platinum Jubilee