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:

WSG Round Robin – January 2018

Happy New Year!

Village Hall Coffee Morning
Happy New Year!  The next coffee morning will be on Saturday, 6 January – from 10.30 to 11.45. Catch up with COFFEE, CAKE AND CHAT. We hope to see you there.

The tea season will soon be upon us – in fact it starts earlier this year, on 4 March with the ‘Cranborne Crumpets’ WI.  The first Village Hall tea will be Mothering Sunday – 11th March.  Eileen and I are about to put the rota together (on Wednesday morning – 3 January!) so, if you are involved in another charity that holds a tea, could you let me know your date preference as soon as possible.  We have four more new charities on the waiting list.
I will also be emailing everyone who helped with teas last year, hoping for a similar response in 2018!  Once I have all the Village Hall tea dates I will let you know.
Many thanks – in advance!

Church Services in January 
January 7th         11am        High Mass
January 14th        8am         Holy Communion
January 21st        6pm         Evensong
January 28th        9.30am    Parish Communion
For details of other services please visit :

Church Diaries
We have some small, bright red 2018 Church Diaries for sale at the back of church. Minimum donation £1. All proceeds in aid of church funds.

Wimborne St Giles Church Fete.
We have received some valuable comments about this years Church fete—to be held on SATURDAY JUNE 2nd 2018.
We meet again on  Thursday 11th January to ‘put some flesh on the bones’ and finalise the arena events. Join us if you can at 1, Harriet Cottages at 1pm. We shall hold a full meeting in the Village hall ,probably the first one will be in March. Any comments/suggestions always welcome to Averil, Lissie, Sandra or Caroline. Meanwhile please put the date in your diaries!! Thank you.

Anyone for Whist?
Are there any whist players out there who would like to get together for a session of 12/24 hands? Please let me know and I will try to organise something in the Village Hall. Card playing has deminished somewhat, probably with the arrival of TV and computers, and it would be a shame to  loose it completely.  If you only have the basic knowledge then please include yourselves. My old Grandad always said that you only get better by playing it!! phone or email Caroline Barnes: 551258 or

All Hallows Farmhouse Cookery School – Autumn and Winter Events
We are excited to share the news that our bespoke cookery classes won GOLD at the Dorset Tourism Awards in November.  This was following a mystery visit from judges who booked a full day AGA cookery class.

For full details of our courses please visit the website or email

Cranborne Manor Garden
January Opening Hours
We will be closed between 1st and 5th January inclusive & re-open at 9am on Saturday 6th January.

Knowlton Parish Council
Rubbish & Recycling Collections
For those of you on the ‘Thursday 2’ collection round who put out recycling and food on Thursday 28th Dec, the collection was moved to Saturday 30th Dec.  Dorset Waste Partnership have been publishing their Christmas/New Year schedule for some time.  The rubbish and food collection which would normally be collected on Thursday 4th Jan will be collected instead on Saturday 6th Jan.  Attached is a copy of the 2018 schedule.  If you have a neighbour who is not a frequenter of the internet, could you print off a copy for them, please?

Future Needs Survey
The draft survey report has now been presented to us by East Dorset District Council’s Housing Enabling Team.  This needs to be proof-read and any queries or corrections processed with them before the report is published.  The analysis has been very thorough and the presentation is easy to interpret.

Jerry Laker
Knowlton Parish Council
01725 517697

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