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STRATTON PARISH COUNCIL: Details of the Annual Village Meeting and the Annual General Meeting which will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 6th May in Stratton Village Hall can be read HERE
 
   
DOGS & LAMBS: An incident took place in a Stratton field on Tuesday 22nd April involving a dog and a lamb. An account of the event can be found HERE
 
   
CIRCULAR WALKING ROUTE No. 4: A new walking route has been added to the website and can be found • HEREThe walk takes in Jackman's Cross, the Sydling valley, Frampton, Southover, Muckleford and Grimstone.
 

 
DORSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP: From the end of April, Dorset Waste Partnership will be sending out information about the new household rubbish and recycling collections. If you would like to contact DWP about these revised arrangements, call 01305 221040 or visit its website by clicking HERE
 
   
SKITTLES & PLOUGHMAN'S SUPPER: The Stratton Summer Fayre Committee are hosting a skittles evening in Stratton Village Hall on Saturday 3rd May. Full details can be found HERE
 
   
ST MARY'S NEW NOTICEBOARD: A new noticeboard has been erected at St Mary's Church. Our photo • HERE • shows the work party during installation on Saturday 12th April.
 
 
SUPERFAST DORSET BROADBAND PROJECT: The aim of the project is to provide superfast broadband internet connectivity across Dorset. For the purpose of this project 24Mbps (Megabits per second) is the definition of 'superfast'. Sign up to receive an email newsletter about the progress of the project HERE
 
   
BUS SERVICE CUT: The 212 service that operates between Dorchester and Yeovil became a Monday to Friday only service from Monday 7th April. Full timetables can be found • HERE • The latest edition of 'Your Dorset', the newspaper of Dorset County Council says "A host of bus services have been retained to support local economies and give people access to work, training and shopping opportunities."
 
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STRATTON SIGN RESTORATION: Stratton Parish Council has arranged for the village name sign at the western end of the village (seen above) to be restored and repainted. The work was carried out by a Stratton resident who prefers to remain anonymous. The sign looks considerably better and the restoration will help preserve it for a good few years. Thanks to all concerned.
 
   
TENNIS COURT NETS: The nets are in place on the playing field tennis court. They will stay up until the autumn. If you need to raise or lower them please call Tracy on 01305 257290.
 
   
EXERCISE TO MUSIC FOR OVER 50's: Sally Cunningham's classes start on Tuesday 29th April at 10am in Stratton Village Hall. There will be eight hour-long classes on consecutive Tuesdays at £5.00 per session. If you would like to join Sally or if you have any questions, please email tc.cunningham@btinternet.com or call 01300 341092 and leave a message. She will get back to you.
 
   
STRATTON WEBSITE: Please help to keep these pages up-to-date by sending any information or photographs that could be used to strattondorset@btinternet.com
 
   
STRATTONACTIVE: Pamela Clark-Simpson distributes community newsletter emails listing information and notices. Topics include Coffee Mornings, Lost & Found, For Sale & Wanted, Lifts Given & Required, Hobbies Shared, etc. To be included on her circulation list please email strattonactive@gmail.com
 
   
100 YEARS AGO IN STRATTON: A series of 100-year-old newspaper reports mentioning Stratton, transcribed by Chris Boulton from documents held at the Dorset History Centre, can be found • HERE All reports will be posted exactly 100 years to the day.
 
   
SKITTLE ALLEY FOR HIRE: For details of the cost of hiring the Stratton Summer Fayre's portable skittle alley call 01305 267480.
 

 
STRATTON VILLAGE HALL: The Hall Management Committee have issued an update document detailing all aspects of the facility. It can be found • HERE • Full details of all that is taking place in the Village Hall on a daily basis can be found • HERE