Round Robin

Every month we publish a ‘Round Robin’ newsletter to keep the community up to date with what’s going on in the village. Here is the latest edition:

Wimborne St Giles Round Robin – March 2019

Village Hall Coffee Morning
The next coffee morning, on Saturday, 2 March- from 10.30am to 11.45am.
Catch up with coffee and a chat. We hope to see you there. All are welcome. If you are new to the village, please introduce yourselves!
Teas in March are as follows:
– Sunday 24th March – Village Hall
– Sunday, 31st March – Friends of Guiding

Many thanks to all of you who have offered to help with the Village Hall teas this year. We can always do with extra help and, of course, with cakes! If you have not been in touch with me and would like to help, please give me a ring (01725 517694) or email me:
01725 517694

Church Services in March
March 3rd 11am High Mass & Holy Baptism
March 6th – Ash Wednesday Holy Communion 10am at Woodlands & 7pm at Edmondsham
March 10th 8am Holy Communion
March 12th – Tuesday 7pm Holy Communion
March 17th 6pm Lent Evensong with visiting speaker
March 19th – Tuesday 7pm Holy Communion
March 24th 9.30am Parish Communion
March 26th – Tuesday 7pm Holy Communion
March 31st – Mothering Sunday 8am Holy Communion 9.30am Quintet Mothering Sunday Parish Communion with “Open the Book”

Church Electoral Roll
2019 is the year for the revision of the Church Electoral Roll: Every 6 years a completely new Church Electoral Roll (ER) has to be drawn up and everyone who wishes to be on the ER of one of our churches will need to complete a form. These will be available in church, from your ER Officer, John Radford (Church Lodge) or they can be downloaded
The revision period begins on Thursday, March 28th and all forms must be returned by Wednesday, April 10th so that the new ERs can be compiled in time for the Quintet AGM on April 25th.

Lent Lunch
Lent Lunch – Saturday, March 23rd 12 noon-1.30pm in the Village Hall. A simple meal of homemade soup, bread & cheese. Donations for charity. All welcome.
Wimborne St Giles Church Fete
Plans for this years fete on SATURDAY JUNE 1ST are starting to take shape.
We are pleased with the response for helpers so far – although we still need a few more!!
This year we are pleased to welcome The Adams Axemen coming to entertain you with their many lumberjack skills.
Liberty’s Falcons static and flying display was so popular last year, we have invited them to return.
Local band ‘524’ will be entertaining you with music from the ’60’s onwards—something for the whole family in musical entertainment
The hog roast, beer tent and ‘teas on the green’ will once again be happening and, of course, our various stalls and sideshows.
More information next month when a few more things will be finalised.
One date for your diaries is Tuesday April 9th . We invite you all to the ‘open meeting’ for those signed up and more details. This will be in the Village hall at 7pm and include tea/coffee and CAKE!
Any books or bric-a-brac can be left in the back of the Church of please bring it with you April 9th. We can collect if needed.
As always please track down any of us if you have any ideas/thoughts to make this another successful day!!
Lissie Ashton, Caroline Barnes, Martyn/Averil Cubitt, Sandra Eyres.

Wimborne St Giles Flower Festival 2019
The Flower FestivalCommittee will be meeting on FRIDAY MARCH 8TH in the Village Hall at 7pm.Please come with ideas/suggestions for a title!!
The date for this years annual celebration with flowers takes p[lace on 20th, 21st,22nd JULY. More details will follow next month!

Nick Rymer’s Charity Tractor Rally – Sunday 26th May 2019
By kind permission of Lord Shaftesbury, we are very excited to be collaborating with Frank and Penny at Snow’s Barn to host Nick’s vintage tractor rally at All Hallows.
More details of the nominated charities will follow next month but if you would like to enter a tractor then please contact as soon as possible. If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle then please contact on behalf of Immy Robinson.
We would also love to hear from anyone who could lend a hand during the weekend. We promise there will be plenty of tea and cake so please do let us know if you can spare a few hours. Thank you.

In Jolly Good Company – Update
‘In Jolly Good Company’ are hugely grateful to Martyn Cubitt who is giving very generously of his time to help us apply for funding.
It is early days, but the signs are promising and we hope to be able to launch this summer if the search for funding is fruitful! This month, we have had interest from and several meetings with Aster Housing Association. They are very excited about ‘Our Village Hall’ days and may be able to help us by getting the message out to their tenants living in locally who would love to come and benefit from our social activity days. They might be able to provide some transport and they also have members of staff willing to support the running of our services by volunteering with us.
I had a long chat with our Rector Robert Simpson about how the church can help us reach out in to our community and find the people who will benefit from ‘Our Village Hall’ days and also support them to come along.
I am reading a book at the moment by Amanda Palmer called ‘The Art of Asking’ or ‘how I learned to stop worrying and let people help’, which is hugely pertinent to In Jolly Good Company and the progress made to date. So thanks once again to all of you who have said ‘yes’ and have given so freely of your time, skills and knowledge – it is massively appreciated.
Everyone who has come to meet and talk to me about the project has been totally ‘blown away’ by our beautiful village and our magnificent hall, of which we should all feel justly proud.
Any questions, comments or offers of help: Please call me on 01725 517005 or email me
This is a community project and all are welcome to be involved.

Cranborne Garden Centre
Cranborne Manor Garden re-opens from Wednesday 6th March (and then open every Wednesday until mid-October)
Talk in The Garden Room – Tuesday 26th March 2.30pm – ‘Spring in Japan – travelling around Japan to see the exquisite gardens and fascinating culture’ by Rosemary Legrand (this is a brand new talk for 2019) Tickets £10 (includes coffee/tea and homemade cake) – book in The Gift Shop or 01725 517248
Boutique in a Bus at The Garden Centre on Sunday 30th March 10am – 4pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March
Special set lunch and afternoon tea in The Garden Room – See our website for details of the menu – booking essential
Brunch menu in The Café
Cranborne Manor Garden open 10am – 5pm on Mother’s Day.

Knowlton Parish Council
Somerley Household Recycling Centre
The Somerley Household Recycling Centre is on the B3081 between Verwood and Ringwood. Well used by people in this corner of East Dorset, it is actually in Hampshire. Hampshire County Council have decided to charge Dorset folk an extra £5 per visit, starting on 1st January 2020. Happy New Year, Hampshire.
The folk at Dorset Waste Partnership think this a Jolly Bad Show, even for Hampshire, and are asking Dorset residents to fill in a questionnaire below to express their feelings and to help DWP sort out how things might be managed.
The computerate could save a tiny corner of the planet by using the online version:
As always, please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for the e-mail and let anyone you know has an e-mail and would be interested in receiving the WSG Round Robin to let me have their address and I will add them to the list for the next edition.

Kate Payne
M: 07831 116260

As always, please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for the e-mail and let anyone you know has an e-mail and would be interested in receiving the WSG Round Robin to let me have their address and I will add them to the list for the next edition.

Kate Payne
M: 07831 116260