A handy guide to when your Stalbridge recycling and rubbish bins will be collected over the Christmas Period running from 24th December to 13th January. Did you know? Dorset Council will collect up to two extra sacks of rubbish placed beside your bin on your first rubbish collection after Boxing Day. They will also collect extra recycling that doesn't fit in your recycling bin if it is placed in your own boxes. Please keep glass in a seperate box. Please note that the council do not collect Christmas trees anymore, either as rubbish or recycling, but Sherborne recycling centre is open from 10am to 4pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Father Christmas will be visiting Stalbridge in his sleigh in the days before Christmas 2019. On Saturday 21st December from 5.30pm until 8.30pm he will be visiting The West Side of Stalbridge and on Monday 23rd December from 5.30pm until 8.30pm he will be visiting The East Side of Stalbridge. Have a look at our map below to show you which side of Stalbridge you live in!
This is all thanks to the Blackmore Vale Lions, who know Santa very well, and will be helping him on the night. So don't forget to get that tin of coins out and make a donation to the very worthy causes that the Lions support!
If you're stuck for things to do outdoors with your children over the summer holidays then this info might come heaven sent...
Yeovil Recreation Centre have a Mini Golf course! Just turn up and play at their 9 hole mini golf challenge. A great time outside for all the family. Kids can also let their imaginations run wild at the Flagship Playspace. The free adventure themed playspace was designed with the input of local school children and gives young people the chance to explore a range of exciting equipment including:
Binge watch all 4 episodes of this "One to watch" road resurfacing series, set in Stalbridge during June 2019. With a running time of 7 hours for each episode this one is really only for die hard fans. Episode One starts on Wednesday 12th June, with the series finale on Tuesday 18th June. For more details see the poster below, from Dorset Council...
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 2019/20 are: Family £40 Single £20 Junior (Under 18) £10
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
AT STALBRIDGE TENNIS CLUB
- CONTACT -
ANN MOORE (Chairman): 01963 362159
J. CHALLONER (Secretary): 01963 363810
A. FLAVELL (Treasurer): 01963 362451
After a turnout of nearly 40% the results of the Stalbridge Town Council Election for 11 councillors have been published. Here they are below... You can also view the results for other towns and the results of the Dorset Council Election by visiting the DorsetForYou website. Click on the button below...
New yoga classes will be starting this coming week in Wincanton, Gillingham and Henstridge. Take a look at the Dorset Yoga Facebook page to find out times and prices and to find a class that's right for you.
On Thursday 2nd May 2019 there will be an election to decide who will be the 11 town councillors for Stalbridge. Click on the button below to visit the Town Council website election page. Find out who the nominees are, read their biographies and election addresses.
Stalbridge Scout Hall (next to the Main Stalbridge Hall off Lower Road) is host to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of Stalbridge. Beavers runs on Tuesday from 6.15PM - 7.15PM, Cubs runs on Thursdays from 6.30PM - 8.00PM and Scouts is on Fridays from 7.00PM - 9.00PM. If you are interested in your child joining in then please contact the Stalbridge Scouts by messaging them through their facebook page, as their email address doesn't seem to work. Just click on the button below to visit them and possibly join the group.
Stalbridge Library will be closed for a time over the Easter period from 6.00pm ON THURSDAY 18th APRIL UNTIL 10.00am ON TUESDAY 23rd APRIL. Normal opening times apply up to and after the Easter Weekend. For more information about Stalbridge Library why not visit their website by clicking on the button below...
It's easy to join Stalbridge Library
Membership of the library is FREE. All you have to do is call in at the Library, just off Station Road in Stalbridge, where the duty librarian will help you fill in a form and instantly give you a Dorset Library Card. New members joining at the Community Library will be issued with a Library Card and pin number to use with it. This entitles you to use the Stalbridge Community Library as well as all Dorset Libraries and Libraries West Libraries. You can join the library at any age. Adults are required to fill in a registration form and provide proof of name, address and signature such as a driving licence. If you are under 16 your parent or guardian will need to sign your registration form and provide proof of their identity.
SATURDAY 30th MARCH 2019
Stalbridge Toddler Group are holding a Baby and Children Sale at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 30th March 2019 from 10.00am till 12 noon. DeClutter and sell outgrown items. Book a table for £5. Come along and grab a bargain. Tea, Coffee and Cake available. All proceeds to Stalbridge Toddler Group.
For More information or to book a table please contact Amy by phone or text on 07811 159743 or by phone on 01963 365727
Stalbridge Town Council seek your views on the possibility of building a new multi fitness track at Jarvis Field. You can fill in a short survey on the council website by clicking on the button below. The idea is being proposed at the Town Council Meeting in March, so you have some time to air your thoughts on the subject.
Introducing RAM CARS private hire service in Henstridge - smart five-seater saloon car with full leather interior. Fully checked & licensed friendly local driver. Local, long distance and all sea/airports covered. With prior notice we can also customise our vehicle for your WEDDING or PROM event! For pre-bookings call 0783 0482200 or message us on FB, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Carr-Jones from Stalbridge Town Council informs us that the planned Appeal Meeting for Barrow Hill, which was due to take place tomorrow (29th January) at 10.00am in Stalbridge Hall has had to be cancelled due to the inspector having taken ill.
A new date with a different inspector has been offered for 12th February and the hall has been provisionally booked while all necessary steps are taken to inform interested parties.
If you know of anyone who was planning to be there but may have not seen this message can you please let thm know.
Stalbridge Primary School have come up with a Rubbish Idea and need your help to make it work! They are going to recycle some of your rubbish for you and make money for the school at the same!
All you have to do to help is collect some of your rubbish items from the lists below, bring them to the school and pop them in their special recycling facility, just inside the main school gates.
Have a look at the slideshow below to see what you can give them or scroll down the page to see the individual posters.
You can always come back to Stalbridge Info to get a reminder of what you can give by clicking on the logo above.
The Blackmore Vale Lions have been friends of Santa Claus for years, so who better to ask if your children want to meet him at Christmas in Stalbridge? Yes, The great man himself will be driving through the Streets of Stalbridge in the next few days! On Saturday 22nd December Santa will be in the East side of Stalbridge from 4.30pm onwards and on Sunday 23rd December he will be visiting the West side of Stalbridge. Now, if you're not sure which side is East and which is West then have a look at our handy map below. And don't forget to get your change jar out! Santa needs donations to buy the carrots for his reindeer and to give money to very worthy causes that Santa and his friends from the Blackmore Vale Lions love to support. Merry Christmas!
Stalbridge commemorates Armistice day every year and, in order to guarantee the safety of participants in the parade we have to close the high street to traffic for two 15 minute periods on Sunday 11th November as the procession makes its way to and from The Church of St. Mary, both before and after the service of Remembrance. We have received notice of the closure from Dorset County Council, which we illustrate below, together with a map of the area affected.
Station Road is still being dug up in late September, but it now appears to be not the whole road but a smaller section from Jarvis Way down. We are not sure yet, but this hopefully means that the buses will not have to be diverted...fingers crossed! The fun runs from 17th to 28th September, 24 hours a day, except for weekends.
There's a bit of Barrow Hill that needs digging up (again?) to do more pipework. The fun starts on 8th October and runs in theory till 12th October. The small section affected is from Grove Lane to the Royal British Legion, but you won't be able to join the high street or proceed up Barrow Hill at all. The diversion takes you round Park Grove and Gold Street, which is not going to be fun, either for the residents or for drivers. As usual, if you have any concerns about this please contact Tom
Faulkner (email@example.com) by the 24th September 2018.
We contacted Dorset Highways and First Bus about the planned closure of Station road in Stalbridge and what was happening to the routes of the X10 and 58a buses, and here's what happened...
Dorset Highways told us that they had informed First bus of the planned road closure and that we should contact them to find out their diversion plans, so we managed (after an hour) to get someone on the phone, who kindly went off to enquire. The result....they haven't formulated a diversion route yet but should have that sorted in the next few weeks, when they hope it will be posted on their website. So we will keep an eye out for this and let you know when we know. Fingers Crossed!