Purbeck Archers

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Venue: Outdoors (March - Sept) at Purbeck Shooting Ground on Sundays 1000-1300, Wednesday 1830-2100

Venue: Indoors (Oct - Apr), Piddlehinton Gym on Sundays 1000-1300

Contact: Kenn Duffield (07976 588582)

Website: www.purbeckarchers.co.uk


Hardy Country Bowmen

Meets: Piddlehinton Gym, Sunday afternoons

Contact: John Harvey, 01935 873005

Badminton Club

Meets: Mondays at Piddlehinton Gym. 20.00-21.45

Contact: Alan & Christine Wiseman 01258 817512.

Meets: Tuesdays afternoons at Piddlehinton Gym 14.00-16.00

Contact: Hilary French 01305 848501

Meets: Tuesdays evenings at Piddlehinton Gym 20.00-21.45

Contact: Pauline Adams, 01300 345459

Cerne Sheep Group

Members and friends of Cerne Sheep Group are having an active summer of farm walks (including a trip to the rare breeds Cotswold farm of Joe and Adam Henson of BBC's Countryfile). The 1st July meeting is a visit to Ford Farm, Litton Cheney (on the Ashley Chase Estate), famous for its award winning Cheddar.

Non-members very welcome but booking (for all) is required - 01300 320007 or text 07976 968195. August is BBQ time, date to be fixed (contact the secretary, same numbers as above). Monday, 4th November, we will be back at The Piddle Inn for the first of our winter meetings. There will be further details in the next issue or you can check with the secretary to discover the speaker.

Contact:Celia Messer (chair), Grenville, Fairmile, Blandford DT11 0LU 01258 459599 / 07816 291103

Contact: Susan Wreford (secretary) susanwreford@gmail.com 01300 320007

Contact: Steve Tanner, 24 Cattistock Rd, Maiden Newton DT2 0AG 07974 814751

Piddle Valley Children's Centre

The Piddle Valley Children's Centre is managed by Barnardo's on behalf of Dorset County Council, funded through the government's Early Years and Child Care Service and forms part of the Mid-Dorset Cluster which also covers Broadmayne and Sherborne.

The Piddle Valley Children's Centre aims to support all children and their Parents/Carers to reach their full potential through fun and educational play opportunities. Training courses, financial, employment and benefit advice is also available.

Do you have or care for a child aged 0-5yrs? At present within the Piddle Valley the Children's Centre are providing free of charge (unless otherwise stated) a range of activities.

For more information on wide venues (or to book your place) please phone Broadmayne Children's Centre on 01305 852843 or contact your local Children's Centre Community Contact Point at your local First School.

Jo Holdsworth- Barnardo's Administrator.

Contact: 01305 852843

Plush Cricket Club

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Welcome to Plush CC. Set in the picturesque setting of Plush, we offer both competetive and sociable cricket to any one of any age or ability.

We are always looking for new people to come and join our very friendly and welcoming club. If you're looking for a sociable Sunday game of cricket, or a competitive evening league game please contact either Declan or Graeme for further information.

Chairman & Club Captain: Declan Chubb 07780 690774

Secretary: Graeme Stephens 07899 663773

Plush Youth Cricket Club

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Calling all 8-11 year old boys and girls! Plush Cricket Club are running U9 and U11 teams to compete in the West Dorset League.

Coaching will commence on Friday 23rd March 2013 at Plush Cricket Club at 17.30 to 18.30 initially, with times changing after Easter when the clocks have changed. The sessions will then run from 17.30 to 19.00.

Contact: Tim Gillett PCC Youth Development Officer. 07722 074048

email: plushyouthcricket1@yahoo.co.uk

Piddle Valley Country Dancing Group.

Meets at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall on Mondays

The Group was started in 2001. We are always keen to recruit more members - men are especially welcome - and the intention is to acheive regular attendance of at least 16 dancers. Absolutely no experience is necessary as every dance is walked through first and the emphasis is on enjoyment anad keeping fit. At only £1.50 per meeting, which includes tea/coffee/squash & biscuits during the break, this must be one of the cheapest forms of entertainment in the Piddle Valley. Come along and join us at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, you will be made most welcome. Sessions are 2.15-4.15pm. New recruits welcome.

Contact: Jane Preston 01300 348545

Piddle Valley Gardens Club

Meets at Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall and other venues

The Gardens Club has its own pages on this website, access either from the Home Page Index menu, or via this link.

Chairman: Neil Herbert 01300 348479

Secretary: Ros Charlton 07774 988 980

Show Secretary: Ian Condon 01300 348250


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Unfortunately there are no Guide or Rainbow Groups in the Piddle Valley at present.

Contact: Meriel Dunham, District Commissioner, for further details 01305 268551

Brownies (Girls age 7-9)

Meets weekly in the Piddle Valley

Contact: Shelley Poole; 07796 690211

Contact: Meriel Dunham; 01305 268551

Piddletrenthide United Football Club (PUFC)

In 2011, the Football Club won promotion to the Dorset Senior League.

Unfortunately, due to Dorset Football Association regulations for the Senior League, the Club will now be unable to play Home Matches on the Piddletrenthide Playing Field. So, for the season 2011-12, PUFC will play "Home" matches at St Osmonds School, Dorchester.

It is hoped to continue links with the Village, despite this imposed relocation and the Club look forward to continuing holding events in the Village.

It is also hoped that a Reserve Team can be re-established, which would be able to play matches on the Playing Filed on Saturday afternoons.

Anyone with an interest in being involved in or playing for a future Reserve Team, please contact the Club.

Contact: Phil Carter 01300 348 241

Contact: Jason Browne 07980 645 998

Piddletrenthide Lunch Club

Meets: Piddltrenthide Memorial Hall, Last Friday of the month (See events page) 12.30-2.00pm

New members always welcome. There is no membership fee or age limit, just come along and enjoy a 2 course meal and coffee, along with an enjoyable social get-together, for only £5.00

Awarded 5star for Food Safety & Hygiene

If you would like to join us for lunch, volunteer to help, or provide a raffle prize, please ring Anne Hawker on 01300 348329

Contact: Sue Jennings 01300 348076

Contact: Janet Keen 01300 348851

Piddlehinton Millennium Green

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This was created in 2000, after it was realised that there was about to become nowhere in the Village where children and parents could enjoy the benefits of an open field, with the added benefit of the shallow River Piddle passing through.

The Millennium Green is owned and managed by The Piddlehinton Millennium Green Trust (a Registered Charity) on behalf of all the residents of Piddlehinton. Whether you live in the Piddle Valley or visit from beyond anyone can freely enjoy this beautiful open space that is carefully managed to combine the facilities for play and informal recreation with promotion of biodiversity and wildlife interest.

An area has been planted as a wildflower meadow, with an interpretation board nearby. There is a stepped access to the River Piddle and a dipping platform and another interpretation board. There are also 2 Play Structures, picnic tables, 2 permanent barbeques, several bench seats, willow play structures and the "Millennium Belle" - a former RNLI boat that now stands alongside the river.

The Millennium Green has its own pages on this website, access either from the Home Page Index menu, or via this link.


Chair: Alan Phillips 01300 348220

Secretary: Linda Bellini 01300 348117

Friends of the Millennium Green: Susan Dredge 01300 348120

Over 60's Club

Meets: Winter - Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall. Summer - various venues

Membership is open to those over 60 and resident in the Piddle Valley and surrounding area. We are always pleased to welcome new members.

During the Winter the group arranges speakers to give presentations in the Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall. Topics covered are varied and have included "My life as a Vet", "Swimming the Channel", "Healthy Food" and "The Dorset Steam Fair". During the Summer there are outings and a garden party. At the end of the year a Christmas Dinner is held. Membership is £10.00 per year.

Non members are welcome to the talks at a cost of £3.00 which includes refreshments, or on outings as long as there is space on the coach.The cost of outings is subsidised, so the non-member cost will be a little more than to Members.

See the Events Diary for outings.

If you wish to join, go on an outing or would like information about the club:-

Contact: Hilary French 01305 848501

Dorchester Drama

Contact: Ann Ottaway, 01305 772187

Piddle Valley Players

If you would like to join the Piddle Valley Players Amateur Dramatic group, for which willingness to be part of a team, have fun and work hard are the only requirements, please ring Rachel as soon as possible. Casting for the production of Carousel, in 2016 - started September 2015.

We would like people with a bit of spark and an 'I'll give it a go' attitude, rather than any other requirement.. We love putting on the shows for the community by the community but new members are always needed to keep the company thriving! We rehearse Thursdays (Sep-Feb) and Sunday afternoons after Chrsitmas..Hope you can help

The Players have thier own pages on this website, access either from the Home Page Index menu, or via this link.

Contact: Rachel Olley: 01300 348758 or 07810 406470


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Unfortunately there is no Scout Group in the valley at present.

for further details of Groups in the locality,

Contact: Ruth Young. 01305 268208

Casterbridge Indoor Bowls

Come and join us for our friendly, informal, weekly sessions of full length, indoor bowls. We meet ever Monday morning at 10.00 for two hours in the Piddlehinton Gym on the Enterprise Park.

Everybody will be welcome to join us whether experienced or novice. There are bowls available for you to try and see if you can cope with the fun and gentle competition.

If you would like to join us for an introductory go, please ring one of the numbers below or come along on a Monday morning.

Contact: Gordon - 01305 753521

Short Mat Bowls

Meets: Thursdays at Piddlehinton Village Hall 7.30-9.30

Contact: Sheila Hornyak 01300 348264

Table Tennis

Meets Monday evenings at Piddlehinton Village Hall 7.15-9.00

Contact: Beryl Ellis 01305 267394

Piddle Valley Tennis Club

Meets: Piddletrenthide tennis Courts (by the School)

Also, indoor Junior Tennis at Piddlehinton Gym, Various times.

Welcomes new & old members:

Family £30pa

Single Adult £20pa

Single Junior £10pa

For details visit www.piddlevalleytennis.googlepages.com

Contact: Caroline Gossage - 01300 348277 or 07887 856462

Piddle Valley Tiddlers

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Meets: every Tuesday morning during term time at Piddle Valley First School

A forum for up to the minute sharing of best parenting and gives you and your little one opportunities to socialise and have fun. All for £1.00. More information available here.

Contact: Alicia Eysenck 01300 348932

Fiddlesticks - Parents & Toddlers Group

Run by Kathy Kelly, a fully qualified child care worker who has been working with families for 12 years, providing a nurturing and creative space to play.

Fiddlesticks has its roots in celebrating the Seasons and Festivals of the year. Using baking , crafts , music and story telling, Fiddlesticks operates currently on a Thursday from Piddlehinton Village Hall. First session free, then £8 (£6 concession) per session; payment by the term when settled in.

Contact: Kathy Kelly 07776141824

Piddlhinton Gym - sports venue

If you are looking for premises to run a Club, this may be a suitable venue. A More detail and list of existing users is here.

Contact : Paul Hayes on 07930 337459 or email piddlehintongym@gmail.com

Twinning Association

Piddlehinton is twinned with the town of Longueville, Normandy. There are regular exchange visits and social events. The next visit to Longueville is 1st-4th September.

Contact: Jo Thornton 01300 348670

Weymouth Radio Control Club

Radio controlled model car racing

Meets: Piddlehinton Gym, Bourne Business Park, Piddlehinton

Race on Friday nights, doors open just after 6pm ready for practice.

Booking in closes 7.30pm with racing starting promptly. Finish normally 10pm

Contact: AL Mailer, Chairman, Weymouth Radio Control Club, 07787 380541

Email: info@weymouthrc.co.uk

Website: www.weymouthrc.co.uk


Meets: Tuesdays at Piddlehinton Village Hall, 10.00-11.15

Contact: Jane Evans, 01305 259754. Email: om/shanti@btinternet.co.uk


Meets: Piddlehinton Gym, Thursday evenings

Contact: Janice Sloyan, 07920 841107