Stalbridge Town Council hosted the Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm in Stalbridge Hall. This was a meeting for the Town rather than a Parish Council meeting, in order to allow people to come together and celebrate activities that are going on and to discuss matters which effect the Parish. Items which appeared on the Agenda are listed below...
1. To approve the minutes of the last Annual Meeting on 18th May 2016
2. PC / PCSO’s
3. Town Council Chairmans report
4. Town Council Transport Representatives report
5. Stalbridge Hall Committee Report
6. Playing Fields Committee Report
7. Allotments Society report
8. Stalbright report
9. Rights of Way liason Officer’s Report
10. Library management Group
11. St Mary’s PCC report
12. Scout Group Report
13. Information Office Report
14. Reports from other organisation / Groups
15. To receive a report on the future provision of GP service in
16. Open forum / questions to organisations present
To view the draft minutes of the meeting please click on the button below
To view the individual reports mentioned in the minutes of the meeting please click on the buttons below
SCARS (Stalbridge Cancer and Recovery Support) are hosting a fun day of crafts stalls and pampering on Sunday 24th June from 11.00am to 5.00pm in Stalbridge Hall. A fun day for all, to include Jewellery, Handmade Cards, Pampering Area offering Nails and Treatments, Raffle, Face Painting plus much more including Lady B with her fabulous clothing on the Boutique in a Bus....not to mention a Cafe area where you can relax over a drink and a selection of lovely cakes. SCARS look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your continued support of this wonderful local cancer support group.
SCARS (Stalbridge Cancer & Recovery Support) is a local organisation set up by Tracy White in September 2014. As a cancer survivor herself, Tracy decided to set up SCARS with the sole aim of offering a safe and confidential environment to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is a survivor, carer friend or family so that they could feel supported and not alone. The group meet on the last Friday of every month at The Hub, Station Road, Stalbridge (free car park to the right of the building) from 2pm - 4pm. We welcome people of all ages and you do not need to reside in Stalbridge to attend. Members provide advice, emotional and practical support where needed along with other information on benefits, other support groups or general details and can provide leaflets and information from many cancer charities free of charge.
Stalbridge Garden Society have been running their Annual Flower, Produce and Craft Show since 1892. Come and join them for their 126th show on Saturday 18th August at Stalbridge Hall. Catalogues for the show will be available from Friday 1st June at the following locations: Stalbridge Post Office, The Hub@Stalbridge, Dike & Son Supermarket, Stalbridge Pharmacy, Williams' Florist and Forge Fabrics.
Cash prizes to be won!
STALBRIDGE COMEDY NIGHT Like your live comedy to be TV quality? Well you're in luck. On Sat 30 June Comedy Hotspot are bringing four professional comedians to Stalbridge Village Hall with the following TV credits; Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, The Rob Brydon Show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, C4's The Last Leg and Shooting Stars - all this for £12 at Stalbridge Village Hall!! You no longer have to travel long distances to see the best comedians on the UK Comedy Circuit as Comedy Hotspot brings them to you. Tickets are available from Williams Florists in Station Road, Stalbridge or online from our website: www.comedyhotspot.nutickets.com
There will be an ANNUAL TOWN MEETING for Stalbridge at The Stalbridge Hall on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, commencing at 7.30pm.
Every English Parish must have a meeting annually.
This is not a Town Council meeting, although it is the duty of the Town Council to
organise and fund the meeting. 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 Council endeavour to ensure that all groups that we are aware of are invited
to the Annual Town meeting. To view the agenda for this year's meeting please click on the button below.
Love live comedy? Missed the Stalbridge Comedy Night on 28th April? Well you're in luck. Comedy Hotspot are returning to Stalbridge Hall with four fantastically funny comedians on Sat 30TH JUNE, doors open at 7.00pm and the laughter starts at 8.00pm. What standard are our comedians? They regularly play at the very best comedy clubs in the UK, - and we're bringing them to Stalbridge Hall. We're also helping to raise funds for BooBs - Breast Cancer Awareness, please spread the word, please come along and make this a fantastic night. Tickets cost £12(£15 on the door) and are available from Williams Florists, Station Road, Stalbridge. (Please Note: This evening is for over 18's due to some adult content).
For line up and more info go to the Stalbridge Info Events Timeline by clicking on the button below.
Comedy Hotspot uses the best acts in the UK to create the finest line ups anywhere and we bring them to your local communtiy. You no longer have to travel long distances to see the best live comedy available, it's on your doorstep. Thank you for supporting live comedy.
However you pronounce 'scones' The Stalbridge Friday Morning Coffee Group will be serving them at their Afternoon 'Cream Tea' Tea Party on Saturday 5th May, along with Jam and cream, delicious sandwiches and cakes. The party runs from 2pm till 4.30pm at Stalbridge Youth Club and costs £4.50. There will be a raffle at this event and Everyone is most welcome.
Stalbridge Garden Society are holding a Plant and Jumble Sale on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Stalbridge Village Hall from 10.30am. – 12.30pm.
Plants, Books, Cakes, Bric-a-Brac & Jumble
ENTRY 50p Tea & Coffee available
Donations needed. Please deliver your donations of plants, jumble, bric-a-brac, books, cakes etc. to the hall between 9.00am and 9.30am on the morning of the Jumble Sale.
SCARS (Stalbridge Cancer and Recovery Support) are hosting a fun day of crafts stalls and pampering on Sunday 18th March from 11.00am to 5.00pm in Stalbridge Hall. A fun day for all, to include Jewellery, Handmade Cards, Pampering Area offering Nails and Treatments, Tombola, Face Painting plus much more including Lady B with her fabulous clothing on the Boutique in a Bus....not to mention a Tea Room where you can relax over a drink and a selection of lovely cakes. SCARS look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your continued support of this wonderful local cancer support group.
Stalbridge Toddler Group are having a sale...of CAKES! The sale will run during their normal session at Stalbridge Community Hall from 9.30 till 11.30 on Tuesday 20th March. Come along and buy some yummy cakes and help up raise some vital funds for our little toddler group for new play equipment. Any cake donations would be gratefully received.
Stalbridge Players present their 2018 panto Puss in Boots, with evening performances at Stalbridge Hall on Thursday 22nd March, Friday 23rd March and Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm. There will also be a Matinee performance on Saturday 24th March, starting at 2.30pm.
Tickets @ £8.00 adult, £5.00 u16
Available from Gray's gift shop in Stalbridge.
Grays of Stalbridge, High Street, Stalbridge DT10 2LJ
Mon-Closed, Tues-9am-5pm, Wed-9am-1pm, Thurs-9am-5pm, Fri-9am-5pm, Sat-9am-1pm, Sun-Closed
This version of Puss in Boots was scripted by Ben Crocker. Last year Ben's panto scripts were performed all over the UK and Ireland - and in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Greece, Belgium and France. The quality and sheer sense of fun know no boundaries! Ben writes modern pantomime scripts which feel fresh, funny and new - yet retain all the traditions which make pantomime such a winner with all audiences from 3 to 103!
"The wittiest and most original writer working in pantomime today."
Love live comedy? Well you're in luck. Comedy Hotspot are bringing four fantastically funny comedians to Stalbridge Village Hall on Sat 28 Apr, doors open at 6.30pm and the laughter starts at 8.00pm. What standard are our comedians? They regularly play at the very best comedy clubs in the UK, Julian Deane has recently played to 10,000 people at Wembley Arena and appeared on The Russell Howard Hour and Nick Page won the 2017 English Comedian of the Year competition - and we're bringing them to Stalbridge Village Hall. We're helping to raise funds for BooBs - Breast Cancer Awareness, please spread the word, please come along and make this a fantastic night. Tickets cost £12(£14 on the door) and are available from Williams Florists, Station Road, Stalbridge or online by clicking on the button below:
Sturminster Newton Amateur Boxing Club presents A Night of Amateur Boxing at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 24th February. This Annual event brings the best young local boxers together to face opponents from near and far. Doors open at 7.00pm. Tickets on the door only - £12.50 (£6.00 concessions). Bar and Hot Food available on the night. Come and join the great atmosphere and witness this excellent sport.
The Sturminster Newton Boxing and Fitness Club was set up in 2001 by Shaun Weeks. So far the boxing club has produced 26 Western Counties Champions, 10 National semi-finalists, 4 National Finalists & 1 national minors champion.
We endeavour through the Olympic sport of amateur boxing to promote fitness, discipline, friendship, fair play, respect and confidence, increasing quality of life by providing a constructive alternative to anti-social behaviour such as drug and alcohol abuse for the local youth living in Dorset. We also provide positive role models and social inclusion through interaction with our coaching staff and other young boxers.
We have a full committee and currently have four qualified coaches at the club all of whom have to attend certification courses every three years to maintain the highest degree of competency at every level. They all have to be qualified in first aid and CPR and of course, CRB cleared.
We operate child safety policies and have our own child welfare officer.
The club has recently moved to a dedicated business unit split over two floors. We rely purely on grants and donations from the public, keeping the membership fees and weekly cost to a minimum. Please get in touch through the contact us page on our website if you would like to make a donation or have any fundraising suggestions.
Stalbridge Cancer and Recovery Support (SCARS) present a "once in a blue moon opportunity" to be part of their Charity Evening of Mediumship with Mitch Garlington at Stalbridge Hall on Sunday 18th March 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are £7 to include a glass of Prosecco. Available by emailing email@example.com. This evening is in aid of the SCARS organisation. SCARS is a local organisation set up by Tracy White in September 2014. As a cancer survivor herself, Tracy decided to set up SCARS with the sole aim of offering a safe and confidential environment to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is a survivor, carer, friend or family so that they could feel supported and not alone. Please click on the button below for more information about this worthy cause.
Mitch is a Spiritual Medium Tarot Reader who uses his gifts to connect the two worlds together. Mitch’s readings leave people feeling at peace knowing their loved ones are still with them. Mitch works in love & light. He also works with Tarot as a way to give insight on areas that need guidance. Past, Present and Future. Please click on the button below for more information about Mitch Garlington.
STALBRIDGE GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW
SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST 2018
ADVANCE NOTICE – GET SNAPPING!
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES FOR 2018
A BUTTERFLY ON A FLOWER
SUNRISE OR SUNSET
A SPIDER’S WEB
entry forms will be in the show programme which will be in outlets around the town in the summer. In the meantime...Get Snapping!
Sat 17th Feb 2018
Charity Valentines Masked Ball
Stalbridge Village hall
£30 per ticket all proceeds to Cancer research UK and POTTS Syndrome.
Black Tie and Masks
Ticket price includes 2 course meal with bubbly on arrival. Band, casino tables.
Tickets £30, to include a glass of bubbly on arrival, hot fork buffet supper, casino and photo booth, with music from Hashtag.
Call or tx Sue on 07984 546170 to reserve your tickets.
All money made will be given to Cancer Research and Pots Syndrome Research .
ArtsReach Dorset present: Snow White: The Return of Little Things
Thurs 15 February, 3:30pm. Stalbridge Village Hall. 01963 362355. £6, £5 u18s, £20 fam
Far, far away there lies a curiously mechanical kingdom in which everything ticks but nothing laughs. It is ruled by The Queen Who Never Smiles and she is determined to control everyone and everything, even Time itself. Snow White knows what it is like to live in such an unhappy land, and our tale begins when she must flee for her life to escape the Queen's terrible jealousy. Seeking refuge in the mysterious Wild Wood, Snow White discovers she is not the only one who refuses to live in a world without laughter. Under the trees, little steps are being taken to bring about big changes. Angel Heart have been engaging and enriching hearts of all ages with their performances since 2007. They celebrate their tenth anniversary by breathing new life into this timeless fairy tale, with a visually striking Steam Punk style. Suitable 4+
The Puppetorium Pre-Show Workshop (1.15pm)
Inspired by the 'Steam-Punk' look to be found in the show 'Snow White: The Return of Little Things', this accompanying workshop offers a unique chance to join James and Dave in 'The Puppetorium'. Here, marvellously quirky, makeshift (and take-away!) puppets will be created from a variety of found, re-cycled and scrap materials. Everything is provided and safe guidance given. This creatively buzzing workshop is led by two highly skilled makers, with over 60 years experience between them! Places limited. Cost £3. Suitable for ages 7+ Contact each venue for details
It's 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent. As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to Investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet earth.
What ancient evil lurks inside the crater?
What is the dark secret of the slimy fungus?
And what is the horrifying fate of those who encounter the parasitic space worms?
Inspired by the movies of the 1950's, 'The Thing That Came From Over There’ is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. Join three daring actors as they play over 15 roles in a show packed with shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror. With comedy and thrills galore, expect visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry, and even a little live music!
Artsreach Touring theatre proudly presents...
Gonzo Moose - The Thing that came from Over There
STALBRIDGE HALL. SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY. 7.30PM
TICKET PRICES - ADULTS £9. CHILDREN £6. FAMILY £25.
TICKETS ON SALE IN JANUARY. We will keep you informed...
The Friday Morning Coffee Group in Stalbridge invites you to join them for
A Special Christmas Lunch
on Wednesday 11th December in Stalbridge Hall at 12.30pm.
Roast Beef, Pork or Turkey with Traditional Vegetables
Glass of Wine,
Tea or Coffee
Price - £19.50 per person
To Book Please Contact Ann - 01963 364622
or Jo - 01963 362997
They've left it a bit late to advertise it properly but the Stalbridge Friday Morning Coffee Group are having a bazaar tomorrow (Saturday 28th) in Stalbridge Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Lots of stalls, tombola, raffle, cake stall, teas and lots more. 50p entry.
So who are the "Coffee Groupies"?
The group was formed in 1971 by the late Liz Basset with the intention of mixing the “natives” of Stalbridge with the “foreigners” that had moved into the then NEW estate of Westacres. It seems to have worked because 44 years later and some years after the death of Liz we are getting stronger.
New faces are always welcome.
We meet for coffee each Friday Morning, in the HALL It is a non-denominational group, and you do not have to be a member in fact we do not have a membership. The idea is that any one can drop in for Coffee or tea & Biscuits and a natter.
Age is no barrier and we do have a number men who congregate on one table, and leave us women to talk amongst ourselves. All very civilised.
Any profit that is made during the year both from our bazaars, cream teas, BBQs and monthly raffles etc. Goes to local charities & deserving causes
Chairman: ANN TURNBULL
An Important Reminder to Members of Stalbridge Garden Society
Please note that the October meeting will now be held in the Congregational Church Room. The November and December meetings will be in the Village Hall as usual - Wendy Bailey
The Society, established in 1892, meets on the second Thursday of each month in (usually) Stalbridge Hall at 7.30.pm
Why not come and join us?
We would love to see you.
Annual subscription £10.00
or just come as a visitor for £2 per evening.
Each month we have a talk by an expert
on an aspect of gardening or garden related topic.
This year’s programme included:
NATURE IN THE GARDEN
PLOT TO PLATE
BEES & BUTTERFLIES TO ATTRACT TO YOUR GARDEN
SPRING PLANT & JUMBLE SALE
ANNUAL PRODUCE & FLOWER SHOW
ALL ABOUT GRASSES
KINGCOMBE MEADOWS WILDLIFE
HERBS, MUCH MORE THAN COOKING
Alongside some of these talks we hold
season-related informal competitions.
Just come along,
or for more information please telephone:
Brian 01963 362115
or Anne 01963 362670.
SCREEN Bites, the food and film festival that started in Dorset in 2005, celebrates its Baker’s Dozen this year with 13 events.
On Thursday 19th October, the festival returns to Stalbridge Village Hall with a screening of Papadopoulos and Sons. Stephen Dillane plays the thrusting executive whose success has allowed him to turn his back on his family background. But his ambition comes to a painful halt with the banking crash, and he and his spoiled children have to rethink, with the help of Uncle Spiros (George Corraface). It’s out with the Essex mansion and in with the run down south London chippie in this delightful film.
The evening is sponsored by Dorset Blue Vinny. As usual at Screen Bites, local food producers will be offering tastings and selling their wares. They will include Nether Cerne Herbs, not listed in the programme, and Dike and Son, Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Chocolate Arthouse, Something Else Fishy, Dowdings Cider, Eggardon Rare Breeds, Feltham’s Farm Cheese, Hotch Potch Pies, Lavender Blue, Mere Fish Farm, The Real Cure and Oxfords Bakery.
SB’s regular food producers this year are Chococo, Thomas J Fudge, Hall and Woodhouse, Honeybuns, Olives Et Al, Palmers Ginger Beer and Purbeck Ice Cream.
Audiences are asked to book in advance, to ensure that the food producers have enough tastings on the night. To find out more visit the website or telephone 01963 32525.