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.
Dorset Council Highways Department have just published the latest newsletter.
You can view the newsletter here
Click on the road sign for a map of roadworks in Dorset
The Giant slide from the old playpark is up for sale as it can’t be moved to the new site.
The slide will be available from Mid November and will be dismantled but the buyer must arrange transport.
If you are interested, then submit a bid to Julia Jepson on 01935 873 824 or by post to Julia at The Old Stores, Leigh, Dorset, DT9 6HW
Closing date for bids is Friday 20th Oct. Proceeds from the sale will of course go to the new playpark.
We received an e-mail last week from Ken McGregor who was delighted to be helped out by a Leigh resident. He kindly wrote to us asking to convey his thanks.
Myself and a friend were doing a circular walk in the area which meant we were in Leigh for our picnic lunch, when I discovered that my two water bottles were contaminated. With another 4 miles to walk I needed to replace the water.
A mature lady happened to be passing, walking her two dogs and I asked her if there was a local shop where I could buy some water. She advised me of the local garage shop, but it was about to close. Before I could start scratching my head for a solution she offered to take my bottles to her house and fill them up for me.
I gratefully accepted her offer and it meant carrying on the walk with two full bottles of water on what was a very warm day.
I just thought that such an act of kindness was worthy of a mention. We see so much miserable news on the media and I feel it is important to recognise that in actuality a lot of good things are occurring all the time but so often go unnoticed.
The Draft minutes of the Annual Parish meeting are now available here
The Independent Local Government Boundary Commision fir England is asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for Dorset Council.
Full details and interactive maps can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk
You can read the review leaflet here
You can read the full press release here
A number of people have attempted to contact me using the ku.gr1558247632o.ega1558247632llivh1558247632giel@1558247632sutca1558247632tnoc 1558247632 address and had problems with the e-mail being rejected. This was due to the hosting service changing some e-mail settings and not informing me.
I have made changes to the e-mail settings and all seems to be well again. thank you for letting me know.
Just a reminder that there will be a Family Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church on Christmas Eve. This will start at 6:00 pm and will feature a nativity play starring many of the village children. Everyone is welcome to join us.
There will also be a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass (Common Worship). This will start at 11:30 pm.
Ladies Table Tennis.
Have fun and get fit.
Open to Leigh and Chetnole Residents
Wednesday 2 – 4 Leigh Village Hall
All Standards welcome.
Call Karen Spencer 01935 873471 for further details.