around the site and find out all the local information, history
and news about our Village...
the Image above to see Photographs from the Village Beacon lighting
ceremony, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day, on 8th
congratualtions to our new MP, Michael Tomlinson. You can see the
General Election Results for our Constituency by clicking the photograph
to 30 young people from our village benefit from being a member
of ‘Banter’, socialising and having fun on Friday evenings.
years ago Banter was created to provide a venue and an opportunity
for some of our youngsters to get together in a relaxed atmosphere.
With 35 members on the books it has proved popular and is clearly
meeting a need amongst our 11 to 18 year olds. Its success is entirely
down to the enthusiasm, hard work and commitment of the adult team
behind it. Sadly, with a number of people having to give it up,
that team is at crisis point, and unless more helpers are recruited
in the next few weeks, Banter will be forced to close permanently.
please note that it is already closing for the next 2 or 3 weeks
because the adult rota cannot be filled. To enable a 1 in 6 week
rota, Banter needs to share out the supervision to a team of about
20 adults. 7 or 8 of the present team are very happy to continue
if more adults volunteer to share the work. New committee members
will need to be appointed, too, to bring fresh thinking and enthusiasm.
or more of our young people really need Banter to continue.
is the challenge; are there 10 or 12 adults out there who will sign
up to a one in six week rota, and perhaps give a little more time
as a committee member too? The deadline is Sunday 10th May when
the Banter Committee will meet to make a final decision to close
or to continue.
VOLUNTEER. IT’S ONLY 3 HOURS EVERY 6 WEEKS
volunteer, or for more information, contact Hannah Mills on email
here, or on 07865083896,
or Kate Morris, 13 Stanbarrow Close BH20 7BE, 01929472787 or 07881823139,
or email her here
District Council is consulting on Issues and Options for the Partial
Review of the Purbeck Local Plan. They will be looking for potential
locations for new homes, new shopping space and employment across
Purbeck. This is an improtant consultation for Purbeck and they
are trying to get this message to as many people as possible. Please
see more details, by clicking the Photograph above. Many thanks.
Bemand, Senior Neighbourhood Planner
material for a new book "Bere Regis a step back in Time",
to be sold in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society
I am in the early phases of sourcing material for a book I plan
to publish “Bere Regis a step back in Time". The content
will be of the Bere Regis of yesteryear, the villagers memories
of a time gone by captured in their own words and featuring the
amazing collection of old photographs and unseen images that we
would like to share.
The only chance I have of making this a success is to appeal to
the villagers to come forward with their stories and photographs,
anything you feel would be of interest to others to go in this publication.
Example if you worked at Bem’s the bakers or cut or bunched
the watercress, have memories of the Dances at the Drax Hall. The
old Church harvest suppers and Church fetes. If you can remember
Johnny fortnight ( Mr. Wellstead ) who used to come door to door
selling towels and dusters etc. Do you remember when there was nearly
more fuel stations in the village than cars? Arthur Janes on the
street corner? When the Bere Regis Football team during the 1950’s
won the Bankes Charity Shield. Do you recall the whirlwind that
devastated some of West Street.
am interested in absolutely any memory that you have of the village
in years gone by. You can contact me on 01929 472023 or email me
here, call in at the Pop
In Place on Friday Morning or send me your memories and photos to
3 Rye Hill Close Bere Regis.
do come forward and in doing so you will have a dual positive effect
to preserve a local memory and image in print for prosperity , secondly
to help to raise funds for a devastating disease that without much
more funding and research will without doubt be the final experience
of so many people.
part of the community Bere 14-18 Commemorations, a small team is
researching the lives of the men of our three
local parishes (Bere Regis, Winterborne Kingston & Affpuddle/Turnerspuddle)
who served in the forces in the Great War. Their names are listed
if you click the Picture above. If you think you are a descendent
of any of the men listed and may have some family or service history
or mementoes (Photos, medals, service papers, cuttings, etc ) about
them, could you kindly contact Philip Ventham on 01929 471 215 or
would be very pleased to speak with you. Any information, however
insignificant, is of interest as very often, family recollections
can fill gaps in the official records. All contributions will be
acknowledged and mementoes recorded and returned.
are many things that people in the Village can do to help the environment.
Click the Photograph above for some ideas. There are also some general
everyday living tips that may help make your life a little bit more
simple and successful...
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a 2 minute online survey that we would really appreciate if you could
complete. Click the image above to see it...
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