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Christmas Card printmaking and Pottery workshops

As part of the Leigh Art Show, there will be 2 workshops running over the weekend 19th – 20th October. Both workshops are open to adults and older children. If you want to book a place on either workshop then contact Rachel Graham at moc.o1571148616ohay@1571148616mahar1571148616goor1571148616 Or tel: 01935 873 269

Full details of the Leigh Art Show can be found here

Christmas Card printmaking Workshop on Saturday 10 – 12am

Join us on Saturday 19th October to create bespoke Christmas cards using a printing method. We will be using very easy materials to create a range of designs .

The workshop provides all materials including printing equipment, printing ink, cards and envelopes (15 each). Cards will be A6 in size with envelopes.

More cards available upon request. You will be able to take your printing block home with you if you wish to create more after the workshop.

All abilities and ages welcome
10am – 12pm
£12

Come along. Get ahead of the Christmas Crazed Chaos.

Pottery Workshop with Plaxy Arthur on Sunday 10-12am

Make your own Christmas decorations. Tap into your creative side and
have some tactile fun with clay. Open for all ages from 6 Years old upwards

(Your decorations will first have to dry thoroughly. Then they will be taken
away, fired twice and glazed.  So it will be about a month before you
can collect them.)

Cost: £10 per head, to include up to four items.

Dorset Council review of polling stations

The council is consulting the public to seek their comments on the suitability of the polling station they used the last time they voted in person at an election. This review may change where you vote at future elections.

Around 320 buildings are used as polling stations by Dorset Council with most being village and church halls, schools and community centres.

This review aims to ensure that voting arrangements for future elections suit the needs of electors in each area, so that electors have access to reasonable facilities for voting.

If you wish to participate in this review, then please follow the link below.

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/councillors-committees-elections/elections-and-voting/polling-arrangements-review.aspx

Play Park Painting

The newly located play park now needs some  volunteers to give the equipment a paint and spruce up. This is a community run play park, so it is essential that users help out when possible.

All paint and equipment will be provided. You just need to donate a couple of hours of your time. Once we have a list of volunteers and times of availability, we can get a painting rota set up.

Contact Julia on 01935 873824 if you can help.

Return of the Pop Up Pub

After a fantastic response to the first pop up pub in the village hall, It will return on Friday 28th June

This is an opportunity to come along, have a drink, meet your friends and neighbours and have a chat. Best of all, you won’t have to drive home. Hopefully this will become a regular event, but will depend on volunteers to run the bar and of course, people need to use it. Hopefully this will prove to be a success and will be a regular event in the village

Purchase of land for a Village Green.

At its March 2019 meeting, the PC voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a 99 year lease on the 4.03 acre field adjacent to the Village Hall in order to create a Village Green for Leigh.  The associated application to borrow the necessary funding (£40k) has been approved, and the purchase is expected to be completed by the end of May.

A favourable response to a ‘pre-app’ consultation regarding the necessary ‘change of use’ has been received.  A formal planning application will now be made to convert about half of the field into a Village Green (the remainder will continue as agricultural land).  It is hoped that the conversion work will be completed before Spring 2020.  The Parish Council is considering forming a sub-committee of volunteers to help finalise the details and progress the transformation; if you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the Parish Clerk.

New pub opens in Leigh

One thing Leigh has been missing for many years is the local pub. Well someone has had the bright idea of having a pop up pub in the village hall.

This is an opportunity to come along, have a drink, meet your friends and neighbours and have a chat. Best of all, you won’t have to drive home. Hopefully this will become a regular event, but will depend on volunteers to run the bar and of course, people need to use it. Hopefully this will prove to be a success and will be a regular event in the village.