A hotel, a fun park, a museum, campsite and bigger shop were among ideas by children from Marshwood primary school about what the village needs for the future.
Pupils of all ages took part in the Neighbourhood Plan (NP) consultation and added their thoughts to the process.… Read more
At the annual general meeting of Marshwood Community Land Trust, David Hitchcock, the chairman, summed up their successful campaign to bring affordable homes to the community with a list of problems solved and faults found. Only one problem remained – what to do with the CLT’s ground rent.… Read more
A brief meeting where the main topic was funding for repair of fingerpost signs. David Hitchcock, chairman of the Marshwood Community Land Trust, outlined the costs and approach. As this meeting was held before the CLT AGM, Mr Hitchcock said he would come back to the council and seek members’ support if the CLT board agreed to spend some of its funds on fingerposts.… Read more
Teasel the tawny owl was one of the stars at an open day in Little Giant Wood in Stoke Abbott. Xtrme Falconry brought along four of their owls as part of an event organised with Dorset Wildlife Trust and the Dorset AONB.… Read more
The Bottle Inn at Marshwood has been declared Wessex Regional Pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale. The unpretentious hostelry has been judged one of the 16 best pubs for real ale in the whole of Britain.
The photo shows landlords Nigel and Chrissy Blake receiving their award from Rich Gabe of CAMRA’s West Dorset branch.… Read more
More than 30 people gave up their Saturday morning to attend an open meeting to discuss the future of St Mary’s in Stoke Abbott.
Team Rector of the benefice, the Rev. David Baldwin, set the scenario clearly enough: almost all rural churches nationwide are suffering a loss of their congregations as the young desert their villages. … Read more
Lacking in first aid know-how or confidence? Let the CLT help you brush up those skills and leave you confident that you could help in an accident or emergency situation.
We would like to train members of our community to be able to manage a situation at least until help arrives.… Read more
We’re lucky to live in an area with so many footpaths and bridleways. Our rights of way are a treasure enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It’s to our advantage to keep them in good shape.
With this in mind, the parish council has appointed Cllr Cassian Gray as rights of way liaison officer.… Read more
Are you interested in buying your heating oil at a discount price? Did you know that Minster Fuels (Watsons) run community buying schemes.
Households across a parish get together and bulk buy their heating oil. The exact price varies, but Minster say it is ‘at least 5p a litre’ different from the standard price.… Read more
Routes 688 and 14 Thorncombe/Marshwood to Chard/Axminster, every Thursday
Once again, passenger numbers on these routes continue to be good to very good. Most weeks we are normally seeing between 75% and 90% loading, (and on occasion even 100%).
There has, however been the odd week where passenger numbers have been at 50%-60%, but then they recover back to normal levels the following week. … Read more