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  • Allington Hill, Cooper's Wood and Field Community Group

    Conservation

    The Allington Hillbillies (the Allington Hill, Cooper’s Wood and Field Community Group) volunteer for the Woodland Trust (who own Allington Hill) and for Allington Parish Council (who lease Cooper’s Wood and Field from the Woodland Trust).

    All this land is open access for everyone and anyone to enjoy.

    The group aims to involve the community in looking after these areas for the benefit of the local wildlife and to provide a community space for all to enjoy. We welcome you to share your visits to the hill with others and to join in the conversations, events and other activities. We now have a dedicated forest school area which can be used for private use.

    Please email Cooper'sCircle@gmail.com for more information. Visit our public Facebook page “Allington Hillbillies” for weekly updates on the wildlife and community activities. Also visit our new web site www.allingtonhillbillies.org.uk

    01308 423202
    allingtonhill@gmail.com

    Hospital Lane
    North Allington, Bridport
    DT6 5DR

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  • Free

    Friends of Bridport Borough Gardens

    Conservation

    A friendly sociable group which garden together to maintian this lovely tranquil space near the centre of Bridport. Friends of the Borough Gardens meet every Wednesday 10-12 in the summer and every other week in winter. A friendly sociable group which garden together to maintian this lovely tranquil space near the centre of Bridport. For further information please contact Maggie Ray.


    magieray@aol.com

    Bridport Borough Gardens, Gundry Lane
    Bridport
    DT6 3RS

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  • Free

    Transition Town Dorchester

    Gardening

    This is our first major project and is open to anyone who is interested, not just TTD members. It's not all work, get to know like minded folk in between growing, sowing, weeding, watering and feeding the hens. Its a great opportunity to share ideas on providing a more sustainable future for our community and plan our future projects.


    info@transitiontowndorchester.org

    Under Lanche Community Farm, Parkway Farm
    Business Centre, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury
    DT1 3AR

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  • Free

    Natural Choices - General Gardening

    Gardening

    Gardening in General, weeding, pruning, lawn care, with the National Trust. Waterproofs, suitable footwear, snack/drink/lunch if staying all day. Tea and coffee provided. Steel Toe Cap boots provided if regular. Weekly. Wednesday: 10am-4pm.

    07826 890940
    enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Max Gate, Alington Avenue
    Dorchester
    DT1 2AB

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  • Free

    Natural Choices - Hardy's Cottage

    Gardening

    Gardening in General, weeding, pruning, lawn care with the National Trust. Waterproofs, suitable footwear, snack/drink/lunch if staying all day. Tea and coffee provided. Steel Toe Cap boots provided if regular. Weekly. Thursday: 10am-4pm.

    07826 890940
    enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Hardy's Cottage
    Higher Bockhampton, Near Dorchester
    DT2 8QJ

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  • Bridport Community Allotment

    Gardening

    Bridport Community Allotments are situated in South Street, behind St Mary's Church. The aim is to provide a facility for people to learn how to grow their own food, especially if they do not have a garden.

    All ages and abilities are welcome and there are experienced gardeners on hand to help and to answer any queries.

    We meet every Thursday afternoon from 2-4pm with a break for drinks, biscuits and a natter! There is no membership fee, just a 50p charge for refreshments. If you would like to come along please contact Jenn Baker by email - bcog.allotment@btinternet.com.

    The Community Allotment is part of the Bridport Community Orchard and for more details go to the website bridportcommunityorchard.org.uk


    bcog.allotment@btinternet.com

    Community Orchard behind St Mary's Church South Street
    Bridport
    DT6 3XB

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  • Free

    Love Lyme's Beaches Group

    Conservation

    Beach cleans: This group is an open group for people who love Lyme's beaches. The group meet once a month to carry out beach cleans in Lyme Regis and organise their own community campaigns to help keep the beach litter free and the local bathing water quality high.

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  • Free

    Natural Choices - Gardening for Goodness

    Gardening

    Gardening for Goodness: Dorset Wildlife Trust's Kingcombe Centre is set in a wonderful peaceful location, in the heart of the amazing nature reserve and wildflower meadows.

    These sociable gardening mornings are an opportunity to get outdoors and meet like-minded people, build your confidence, make new friends and improve your gardening skills working in the centre’s vegetable garden, poly tunnel and wildlife garden.

    It doesn't matter if you're not an experienced gardener. Although gardening knowledge is welcomed, the main thing is that you enjoy being outside and are happy to join in.

    There will be a variety of gardening tasks to take part in for all abilities. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Waterproofs, Suitable footwear, wellies, money for refreshments (café), or snack & drink. Weekly. Friday: 10am-1pm.

    01300 320684
    kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

    The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum
    Dorchester
    DT20EQ

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  • Squats and Tots

    Exercise

    Squats & Tots is a all round fun and exciting exercise class designed so parents do not need to worry about childcare.

    It is suitable for all levels of fitness and abilities focusing on regaining muscle and strength after pregnancy. The classes are fun, fresh and challenging and adapted to suit everyone's individual goals and needs from pregnancy, labour, fat loss, fitness or to just meet others.

    Child care and time to fit anything in can be difficult so we have taken this barrier away. Our classes allow little ones of all ages to come a long.
    Having two little ones myself I know first hand how important getting out, taking in the fresh air, meeting others and moving your body can be for both Mother and Baby. We have a few different class options to choose from. For more information on classes, prices and trial sessions feel free to message anytime.
    Classes:-
    Squats&Tots
    Monday 9:30am - Sherborne Oxley Sports Centre. Tuesday 10am - Yeovil Nine Springs.
    Wednesday 9:30am - Sherborne Leigh Village Hall.
    Wednesday 10am - Wincanton.
    Thursday 10:30am - Yeovil Nine Springs

    Core and Restore
    Newly postnatal, Beginners exercise course.
    Message for more details.

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  • Free

    The Tollerford Practice Walking Group

    Walking

    Walking group: The Tollerford Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) has set up a Walking for Health group at the Practices in Maiden Newton and Beaminster.

    There is a weekly walk from each surgery (Pound Piece Surgery,Maiden Newton on Tuesday and Tunnel Road Surgery, Beaminster on Wednesday).

    Every third week the walk leaves from Cattistock Tea Rooms and Beaminster Museum). There will be a choice of differing routes each week depending on attendees ability and weather conditions. The walk routes will be gentle and last less than an hour and in Beaminster the surgery has agreed to provide refreshments at the end of each walk. Refreshments are also available from the Cafe 64 in Maiden Newton, the Tea Rooms in Cattistock and from Beaminster Museum.

    Download our programme for details of when and where from or look at the scheme dates (hovver over the date to see where the walk is leaving from).

    07810 153012
    barbara_evans@hotmail.co.uk

    Pound Piece
    Maiden Newton, Dorchester
    DT2 0DB

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  • Free

    Maiden Newton Running Club

    Running

    We run Monday nights 7.00pm, meet out side the Chalk & Cheese in Maiden Newton. All are welcome, usually around 4 miles at a pace to suite all, no one will get left behind. Ideal for new runners or someone wishing to get back to running.
    Wednesday nights we meet at 7.00pm (please check our Webb site for location, as we have a different location each week). This is normally between 6 & 7 miles, again all are welcome.

    077424552
    tony_rimmer@btinternet.com

    53 Dorchester Road
    Maiden Newton, Dorchester
    DT2 0BD

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  • Free

    Bridport Health Walks

    Walking

    Bridport Health Walks: Gentle walks around the town centre with a friendly group.

    The walks are for 30 minutes with a shorter walk of less than 30 minutes on the 1st Tuesday of every month. The group meet outside the Citizen's Advice Bureau in South Street, Bridport on Tuesday and Thursdays at 10.30am every week.

    01305 252222
    sarah.davies@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

    45 South Street
    Bridport
    DT6 3NY

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  • Free

    Natural Choices - Hardy Hands

    Conservation

    Hardy Hands volunteers help the Dorset County Council Rangers with simple tasks which conserve the woodland, maintain the wildlife gardens and visitor centre, and provide the opportunity to learn new skills whilst socialising in the great outdoors. The sessions always end with a cuppa and a chat. Please contact Claire to book. Fortnightly. Wednesday 10.30am-12.00pm.

    01305 251228
    c.platten@ dorsetcc.gov.uk

    Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, Thorncombe Wood, Higher Bockhampton
    Dorchester
    DT2 8QH

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  • Burton Bradstock WI

    Walking

    Walks and Rambles take place every month. We go to a country pub for lunch.


    bburtonbradstock@gmail.com

    Burton Bradstock

    DT6

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  • Walking Netball Sherborne

    Walking Netball

    Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport and the memories as well as the love for the game never leave. Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level. From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone. Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.

    Thursdays from 12.00pm - 1.00pm - £3.50 per session (indoor court)

    01935 818270 / 07540 126594
    info@oxleysc.com; Karen.peaty@englandnetball.co.uk

    Oxley Sports Centre, Bradford Road
    Sherborne
    DT9 3DA

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