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.
Stalbridge Congregational Church will be flipping pancakes during their "Pancake Supper and Quiz" evening on Tuesday 5th March from 7pm at The Congregational Church Hall in Station Road, Stalbridge. Sweet and Savoury pancakes will be on offer and teams of four will make up the quiz, so come along with your team of 4 or pop down and join a team on the night. The £5 entry fee includes the pancake supper.
Connecting with your Angels
Give your questions to the Angels and by aid of a pendulum connect with your Angels to seek answers and as a guidance for decision making, also receive a personal and private insightful Angel card reading with Joan Chapman Reiki/Seichem practitioner.
Joan will be at Gray's of Stalbridge on Saturday 9th of March 2.30pm till 5.30pm . £20 per person to include refreshments. To book a time with Joan please text Gray's on 07494 620685 and secure your place with a £10 deposit
Stalbridge Community Volunteer Car Scheme are looking for more drivers.
The closure of Stalbridge surgery threatened to make life difficult for a significant number of people who now no longer have a GP within easy reach. To help solve this community problem, the Stalbridge Community Volunteer Car Scheme (SCVCS) was created, offering door-to-door transport to doctors and hospital appointments for anyone living in Stalbridge or its neighbouring villages (whether or not they are past patients of Stalbridge Surgery).
The SCVCS has been up and running since around last Christmas, and is proving a huge success, so much so that we could really use a few more drivers! This would lighten the load both for existing drivers (like me!) and also the poor administrators who are tasked with finding a driver to meet each request received. This is proving to be quite a challenge at times!
It is crucial for the success of the scheme that we are able to help most of those seeking a lift, most of the time. If we let people down too often they will naturally stop asking and the project would get a bad reputation and eventually wither. We really don't want that to happen - it's already a positive resource for the community and we want to improve and extend it further.
As a driver I get far more out of the scheme than I put in. I'd be surprised if you don't find the same. So why not phone our hotline and give it a try? I think you'll be glad you did! If you might be interested, please call this number and have a chat - 07152 489531. If it goes to message bank. please leave your name and a contact number, and (as passenger requests sometimes come to this number too) please mention that you're a potential driver. And - a really big Thank You!
- Tony Troughton-Smith
Stalbridge Short Mat Bowls Club invites you to try Indoor Bowls at Stalbridge Hall. Your first three sessions are FREE! The bowls club takes place on Mondays at 1.30pm and 6.30pm and on Fridays at 1.30pm. No experience necessary. Come along and give it a try. We will loan you some bowls!
For more information call Clyde on 01963 364646 or Rick on 01963 363218
A Warm Welcome for Everyone from Near or Far
St Marys Church and The Hub at Stalbridge are holding a Marmalade Sale on 23rd March. There's still time to join in with this Seville partnership by making your own for the church to sell.
The sale will take place between 10.00am and 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March in The Hub at Stalbridge, just off Station Road. All proceeds go to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
The word 'marmalade' comes from 'marmelo', which is Portuguese for 'quince'. The first marmalade consumed in Britain was a thick quince and rosewater paste, and was supposed to be eaten just after your meal to help with digestion.
Most European countries use "marmalade" as a generic term for jams of all flavours, simply adding the name of the fruit to the description. In Italy, for example, jam made from oranges is called 'marmellata di arancia'.
The earliest known British recipe for marmalade made from Seville oranges is "marmelet of oranges" in a recipe book written by Eliza Cholmondeley about 1677. But marmalade was not produced on a commercial scale until the beginning of the 18th century, when an offshore storm forced a Spanish ship packed with Seville oranges seek shelter in Dundee harbour. James Keiller, a local grocer at the time, purchased the entire cargo at a very keen price, only to discover that these oranges were not sweet but sour and he couldn't sell them to anyone.
His mother, Janet, came up with the idea of replacing the quinces she usually used to make marmalade with these oranges. She sold it in the family grocers shop and it proved so popular that she began to make it year in year out. Within 20 years the demand for orange marmalade in Scotland was so great that the world's first marmalade factory was opened in Dundee in 1797.
Grays of Stalbridge Creative writing workshop with Joan
Wednesday 13th February 6.45 - 8.15pm
Your thoughts can shape your experience
a series of 4 weekly workshops on solving problems through poetic expression.
EMPOWER YOURSELF in a fun and effective way, by releasing tension, stress and anxiety.
Gaining insight and understanding. No experience necessary. £12.50 per workshop refreshments included. To book please text Gray's on
07494620685 £12.50 in advance to secure your first session balance required prior to subsequent sessions. ( for further details please contact Joan on 07765449605 )
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
WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2019
Stalbridge Lunch Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Month at Stalbridge Hall. Lunchtime is 12 noon and costs £6.50 so why not come along for some good company and good food! And not forgetting the chance to win on our Monthly Raffle! For more information please contact Marigold Edwards on 01963 363875. Our next lunch is on Wednesday 20th March 2019.
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.
Stalbridge Archive Group presents an evening of "True or False", The Fun Quiz for teams of up to six people, taking place in The Hub at Stalbridge on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets at £5 each are available from The Vintage Tool Shop at the top of Station Road. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be available or you can bring your own drinks and nibbles! We're not sure from the poster below what format the quiz will take but it seems to involve identifying what Vintage tools are used for, and quite probably entails a bit of Bluffing going on...
Complete Our Local Team!
Are you interested in becoming a Stalbridge Town Councillor? Elections for posts are on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Find out more by clicking on the picture above or the button below. You will find a guide to what you can expect and how you can serve your community via this link to the Stalbridge Town Council website.
The Blackmore Vale Group of The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society present
An Artist’s View of 19th century Rural Britain, with speaker Felicity Herring
Wednesday February 13th, 2019
2.30 pm Doors open 2pm
The Hub, Station Road, Stalbridge
EVERYONE WELCOME Admission members £3.00
Enquires Tel 01258 472942
The Arts Society of The Blackmore Vale presents a Lecture by Ian Swankie about the remarkable range of art outside in the streets, ranging from huge and expensive commissions to unofficial graffiti, sometimes audacious and often playful. He looks at why art is there, how it has developed over the years and discover many hidden gems. The lecture runs from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 at Stalbridge Hall. For more information click on the button below to visit their website
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
Stalbridge Info Community Website reached a significant milestone at the end of December when the total page views topped the one million mark! We have nothing to compare it to, but one million page views from nearly a quarter of a million unique visitors seems like a pretty decent figure to us, considering we are the smallest town in Dorset and bearing in mind that this figure was achieved over the last two years. So we would like to thank everyone who has used Stalbridge Info and helped us make it a useful resource for the Community of Stalbridge.....all 244,508 of you!
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.