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Martinstown village notices


Does anyone remember this - the day Martinstown was invaded, back in 2010!

Watch this, and look around the website (I'll give you a clue - click on Home, Our Village and St Martins Church pages) to see other videos of Martinstown and nearby!

...oh and check out the video of Martinstown church bells being rung - HERE!

...and check back for more in the future!

Graham Herbert - Editor

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Pop Up Opera’s Summer 2018 production is a Mozart double bill: Bastien & Bastienne and The Impresario.

Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other. These two lively and engaging stories showcase Mozart's gorgeous music and sense of playfulness, the first written in the last 5 years of his life and the second when he was just 12 years old! The production is directed by New British Music Theatre Award nominee, Anna Pool, critically acclaimed for her bold and fierily original directing style.

Performing in the stunning ballroom of Charlton Down’s Herrison Hall near Dorchester on Sunday 1 July, audiences can also enjoy refreshments from D’Urberville’s award-winning vineyard, and have the chance to win an overnight stay plus dinner and breakfast at La Fosse in Cranborne in a grand prize draw. Tickets for Pop Up Opera are available from 01305 269512 or online at

“explosion of beautiful music, top-class singing, and exceptional acting… I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved.” The Times

Sun 1 July, 7:30pm. Charlton Down Herrison Hall. 01305 269512. £18

For more information contact Kerry Bartlett: 01305 269512; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Hedgehogs Need our Help

In a recent survey the humble Hedgehog was voted Britain's favourite wild creature.  Sadly, they are in dire need of a helping hand as their numbers are declining at an alarming rate.  

Why Are Hedgehogs In Trouble

The cause of their decline is due in large part to us humans.  We take their natural habitat for our own uses, close off their access to food and nesting sites by building our fences, poison them by our use of insecticides, slug pellets and rat poisons.  We cause them harm by our use of strimmers and lawn mowers, and burn them in bonfires.  And of course they become road traffic fatalities all to frequently.  

Will You Be A Hedgehog Hero?

Well, here is your chance to lend a helping hand so some hedgehogs who have had a bit of a rough start and are now ready to go back to the wild.  They are languishing in Rescue Centres right now and only need a little help from you to get back to the wild life they were born to.  

Some of these hedgehogs were taken in by Wildlife Rescue groups last autumn as they were too underweight to survive the winter.  They will have been nursed back to full health, fattened up and now they are awake and ready to start their life in the wild.  Some may have been rescued and treated for wounds or injuries and are now deemed well enough to return to the wild.  

Find out more and how you can helpHedgehogs Need our Help

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“Help! We need more cooks for the Community Lunch! “
Any interested volunteers please contact Jan on 01305 889738

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Dorset Police ask; "could your
enquiry be answered by NED?"

Do you have issues with parking? Noisy neighbours? Concerned with an animal’s welfare? Not sure who to contact… Then AskNED – the non-emergency directory.

Dorset Police has launched a new online knowledgebase designed to help the public find answers to common enquiries and guide them to the right agencies.

AskNED offers help and advice around a whole host of topics such as civil matters including landlord and tenant disputes, as well as criminal matters including burglary and assault. AskNED provides advice and information about what you should do and who can help.

The online service is quick and easy to use. It is an alphabetical list of topics the police commonly receive enquiries about, along with details of the agencies who can help you.

Head of Contact Management for Dorset Police, Superintendent Steve Lyne said: “Ask NED is a useful resource for the public, providing information on topics we are most commonly asked about.

“It is an alphabetical list of topics that hold information and signposting details for that subject.
“Ultimately, I hope that AskNED will assist the public with questions they may have and divert people away from the 101 non-emergency number which will in turn provide further improvements to our service.”

To access the AskNED knowledgebase visit Remember, it is quicker and easier to report online, however the 101 non-emergency service is available should you wish to speak to someone. If a crime is in progress or life in danger always dial 999.

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Manor Grove
Communal Hall


10.30am - 12.00

Entrance: 50p
includes cake & biscuits


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*As at 25th March 2018.

Waste Watch Scheme
- operating in the village.

Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.

There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.

Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.

Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.


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Mondays and Fridays

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am

Visit the Aline Taxis website HERE

Saturday, 23 06 2018

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Winterbourne Valley
CE VA First School
click here

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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection


Collections take place

APRIL 2018
5 - rubbish and food
12 - recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26 - recycling and food

MAY 2018
3 - rubbish and food
10 - recycling and food
17  - rubbish and food
24 - recycling and food
31 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2018
7 - recycling and food
14 - rubbish and food
21 - recycling and food
28 - rubbish and food

JULY 2018
5 - recycling and food
12 - rubbish and food
19 - recycling and food
26 - rubbish and food

2 - recycling and food
9 - rubbish and food
16 - recycling and food
23 - rubbish and food
30 - recycling and food

6 - rubbish and food
13 - recycling and food
20 - rubbish and food
27 - recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

The next start date for the garden waste service is 1 December 2017.
Sign up by 31 October.

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