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Welcome to the web site for the village of Leigh in Dorset.

If you would like to notify me of an event, then please use the form in the ‘whats on’ section.

All other comments or requests can be sent to

If you wish to enquire about the village hall or make a hall booking, please do not email me, but contact the village hall booking secratary. details can be found here

Russell Jepson

Covid Vaccination Update

Please see the message below produced by Dr Rob Childs.

Circulated by the Grove Patient Participation Group.

We held a walk in clinic in the Digby Hall yesterday and we gave another 240 vaccines in a couple of hours. People are still coming forward for their vaccine, whether it is their first, second or booster. Numbers of Covid cases are on the rise locally now as Omicron becomes dominant. Hospital numbers are increasing too. The most striking statistic is that over 70% of Covid patients in Intensive Care Units are unvaccinated against Covid. So please get your vaccination whether it be your first, second or booster.

Locally we have had great uptake of vaccine and yesterday saw us give our 50,000th dose in the Digby Hall since we started on January 4th 2021.

High uptake of vaccine should reduce our risks considerably. Thanks to you if you have had your vaccines and thanks again to all those who have made it possible.

The vaccination clinic in the Digby Hall will now be closed until early in the New Year. For those of you who missed us yesterday or earlier and wish to be vaccinated there are other walk in opportunities locally

The Gateway Community Church Thurs 23 Dec 2021 09.00 – 19.45 Addlewell Ln, Yeovil BA20 1QN.

The Gateway Community Church Fri 24 Dec 2021 09.00 – 12.00 Addlewell Ln, Yeovil BA20 1QN.

Tesco Upper Level Fri 24 Dec 2021 14.00 – 17.00 Queensway Pl, Yeovil BA20 1DL.

Haynes Motor Museum Mon 27 Dec – Tues 28 Dec 2021 08:30 – 19:30 Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH.

Haynes Motor Museum Wed 29 Dec – Thurs 30 Dec 2021 08:30 – 18:00 Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH.

We hope you all have a happy and safe Xmas

Dr Rob Childs

Latest Covid update

Dear Parish Council Clerks,
The following Covid update has been issued by Dr Rob Childs, 13 December
2021, can you please publicise it within your local communities:
“Most of you will have seen or heard the announcement last night about
boosting the Covid booster programme.
We are doing well with our local campaign. Last week alone we gave over
3200 vaccines. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who yet again turn out
in their own time to ensure our community is protected.
We do still have some availability left for our Saturday 18th December clinic at
the Digby Hall. Please come forward and book your vaccination (either 1st,
2nd, or booster dose – 12 weeks between doses) via the text link you’ve been
sent if possible. If you don’t use a smartphone, please contact your surgery to
book, preferably in the afternoon when we are less busy.
We had planned to finish boosting all over 18s by the 7th January 2022 but we
are now looking to see if we can add capacity and vaccinate you before Xmas
if possible.
This extra work may mean that we cannot provide you with our full range of
services until the campaign is finished. So please bear with us whilst we try to
sort the logistics of this now urgent booster programme.
Dr Rob Childs
Distributed by Roger Marsh
Chair – Patient Participation Group
The Grove Medical Centre

Road Closures

There are a number of proposed road closures which will effect the village in the coming weeks.

Click in the images below to see the full details

13th December near Batcombe. Full details here 





5th Jan 2022 in Yetminster. Full details here





6th Jan 2022 in Hermitage. Full details here


Gathering evidence to support the extension of the 40mph limit beyond Totnell to Three Gates

You can help strengthen the case for the 40mph zone to be extended from Totnell to Three Gates by noting any traffic incident, or near miss, and informing Dorset Police (phone is best – but try https://www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/ if you cannot get through) . Be sure to get an incident number.  Once (but not before please) you have successfully registered the issue with Dorset Police, please also inform Alan Bennett , Leigh Parish Council and Dave Whiteoak , High Stoy Parish Council.

We need to demonstrate to Dorset Council there’s a problem presented by the increased volume of traffic traveling at higher speeds on a stretch of road which has a blind corner, more houses, an increasing numbers of pedestrians (on a road with no footway), a busy dairy farm, an active equestrian centre where horse and riders use the road and a registered educational centre at Pogles Wood. Serious incidents have happened in the past and we are keen to reduce the speed limit to avoid accidents in the future.

A message from Brenda & Steve at bridge Stores and Garage.

We can’t believe it’s almost 32 years since we came to Leigh and we have much enjoyed serving all of you.

The last 18months have certainly been crazy,fun and quite exhausting. After much consideration we have decided to have a break from being so busy & maybe do some exploring with the camper van Steve has spent many hours restoring.

I am happy to carry on with the shop & post office until 31st October. If there is a group of energetic people with lots of enthusiasm to organise a community shop at a suitable venue, they would be welcome to the shop fittings and freezers from Bridge Garage and any remaining stock we may have left. If anyone is willing to take on the Post Office that could be transferred.

Best wishes

Brenda & Steve