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LATEST  
SUPERFAST BROADBAND: Some Internet Service Providers are now offering superfast broadband in some ares of Stratton. Abby Gordon-Farleigh of Superfast Dorset says that BT and Plusnet are among the first to offer the service. Her advice is to contact your chosen provider and encourage them to provide the service.
 
   
STRATTON SCHOOL: What did children wear to school in Stratton in 1920? Check out the photographs HERE • for the answer.
 
   
BOULES: The first Sunday afternoon boules 'get-together' took place on 14th September. Karen Boulton writes "Huge thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event. It was great fun! Next meeting is on Sunday 12th October at 2.30pm. No need to book, just turn up and play."
 
   
CAR COLLIDES WITH BUILDING: A car has struck the old Bull Inn building. Photos available HERE •
 
   
AUTUMN: Images of local natural colours can be viewed HERE • What's in your garden? Please email your photographic contributions to strattondorset@btinternet.com
 
   
BYGONE DAYS: Four photographs of bygone days in Stratton can be seen HERE • showing men at work in the fields, prizes at the Horticultural Show and a Christmas party for the children. Can you help with identifying anyone in the photographs?
 
   
PARISH PLAN REVIEW: The Parish Plan Review Working Group has now delivered its questionnaire to homes throughout the parish. Be sure to complete yours. Opportunities to have your say and know that someone is actually going to read your opinion don't come along too often.
 
   
LIST OF CONTENTS : Have you tried the 'Contents' link on the left of this page to find what you're looking for?
 
   
AUTUMN CONCERT: The annual autumn concert arranged by The Friends of St Mary's Church and performed by students of the Hardye School, Dorchester will take place on Wednesday 1st October.
 
   
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ: Stratton Village Hall Committee are hosting a General Knowledgw Quiz on Saturday 18th October 2014. Full details can be found HERE •
 
   

 
2014 SUMMER EVENTS REVIEWED
 
   
STRATTON SUMMER FAYRE: Over sixty photos of the 2014 Summer Fayre are available HERE
 
   
HOME & GARDEN CLUB SUMMER SHOW: The Summer Show was held on Saturday 9th August. Results can be found HERE • Photographs of the exhibits: flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, handicrafts, cookery and photography and be seen HERE
 
   
STRATTON BOULES COMPETITION: Photographs of the 2014 Boules Competition can be seen HERE •
 
   
ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE OLD MANOR: Photographs of a fantastic display of artefacts unearthed whilst excavating a C13th building in the garden of The Old Manor, Stratton are available HERE • and a Dorset Echo article is available HERE •
 
   
WESSEX MORRIS MEN: Photographs of Wessex Morris Men at the Saxon Arms on Monday 1st September are availableHERE
 
   
   
WEBSITE ITEMS
 
   
BIRDS: You'll find a list of birds seen in and around Stratton, Grimstone, Wrackleford & Ash Hill HERE Please send your sightings to strattondorset@btinternet.com The date and location would be handy and if you can get photos please send those too.
 
   
GRIMSTONE RESERVOIR: A few facts and figures about the recently completed second Grimstone Reservoir can be found HERE  
   
STRATTON WAR MEMORIAL: Details of the lives and deaths of each of the men whose names appear on Stratton War Memorial can be accessed HERE  
   
100 YEARS AGO IN STRATTON: 100-year-old newspaper reports mentioning Stratton can be viewed HERE They've been transcribed by Chris Boulton from documents held at the Dorset History Centre.
 
 
CIRCULAR WALKING ROUTES: Check out one or more of these local walks. Full details of the routes can be found HERE
 
   
STRATTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: Official Minutes of the Council meeting held on Tuesday 15th July 2014 are available HERE The website's view of proceedings can be found HERE
 
   
RUBBISH & REFUSE BINS: The arrival of the new Dorset Waste Partnership bins was photographed by Jan Grocott. Deane Parr provides an illustrated account of their appearance on the streets HERE •
 
   
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
   
STRATTON CALENDAR 2015: It's never too early to think about a calendar for next year! The Stratton 2015 calendar is now on sale. Details can be found HERE
 
   
FUN FITNESS CLASSES: Fun Fitness to music classes for over (and under!) 50s starting on Tuesday 9th September for 7 sessions till 21st October. The cost of all 7 classes is £30 payable at your first class. Please ring Sally Cunningham on 01300 341092 or email tc.cunningham@btinternet.com by 29th August if you would like to sign up or for more information.
 
   
BOUNCE & PLAY: Every Monday (except Bank & School Holidays) in Stratton Village Hall there is a chance for pre-school children to play on bouncy castles. Full details can be found HERE
 
   
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.
 
   
SKITTLE ALLEY FOR HIRE: For details of the cost of hiring the Stratton Summer Fayre's portable skittle alley call 01305 267480.
 
   
DORSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP: Details of the revised recycling and rubbish collections that begin in October are available HERE
 
   
SUPERFAST BROADBAND: Stratton, Grimstone, Wrackleford & Ash Hill are within the Phase Two area listed as being in line to receive Superfast Broadband between October and December this year. Further information can be found HERE
 
   
   
INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION
 
   
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
 
   
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