Martinstown are Winners of Dorset Best Village 2018 - Large Village, Previous Winners category
At the presentation evening this week for Dorset Best Village 2018 organised by Dorset Community Action, sponsored by Magna Housing and supported by Dorset Echo, Martinstown was the winner in the category of Large Village - Previous Winner (i.e. there is a category for villages that have been previous winners so that the same village can’t win every time).
The Dorset Echo reports that: “Judges travelled more than 900 miles across Dorset this summer as they inspected villages taking part. While looking out for well-kept greens and finger posts, tidy churchyards and rubbish-free playgrounds, they also note the work going on in communities behind the scenes to look after their villages.”
NEW VIDEOS • NEW VIDEOS • NEW VIDEOS
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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Any interested volunteers please contact Jan on 01305 889738
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 www.dorset.police.uk/askNED. 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.