Playpark – Date for the diary!!

A date for your diary…… Saturday June 4th

We are having a village party to celebrate the queens 90th birthday – 2pm til late.  A day to remember, live music, live acts, bouncy castle, face painting, magic, pony rides and much much more. Please do support this very worthy cause. More details coming shortly!

March Parish Council Meeting

There is no meeting in February.

The agenda for the March Parish Council meeting will be added to the Meetings page as soon as available. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.

Update on Milton Abbas Playpark

A magnificent £4000 was made on the evening of the promises auction and Halloween event.

The playpark committee would like to say a huge thank you to all who helped in setting up the event, donating promises for the auction, writing the catalogue, helping on the evening and cleaning up after the event. It was just wonderful to see so many local people enjoying the evening and supporting a much needed amenity for the village.
The playpark committee have a teaching session planned from Dorset Community Action in February on project planning and getting ourselves ‘fit for funding’ enabling us to apply for larger grants and funding. We will be seeking the views and opinions from the local community on what amenities parishioners would like to see in the park so do please get involved. We have been extremely fortunate to secure a £1200 grant from village SOS to kick start the project.
You may have noticed some work being carried out in the playpark already. This is to make the park safe from a healthy and safety point and to comply with child protection legislation. Rotten stiles and fencing have been removed, and the hedge facing the surgery. This will hopefully help with reducing vandalism and making the park a safer place to be as it is less enclosed.
We are looking for volunteers to join our grass cutting rota and maintenance days in the playpark. This will provide the opportunity to save a lot of money on maintenance contractors, that can be put towards the playpark amenities. If you are able to volunteer a couple of hours on an occasional basis please contact Milton Abbas Parish Clerk.

December Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the December Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.

Play Park Halloween Party & Promises Auction

playpark_logoThe Milton Abbas Playpark Committee is holding a Halloween party, hog roast and auction of promises in the reading rooms / marquee on 31st October from 6pm onwards.

There will be music, games, spooky story telling, a fancy dress competition for the children, alcoholic and soft drinks and a raffle.

All proceeds towards a much needed new playpark.

At 7:30pm there will an auction of promises. With 55 promises so far ranging from delicious food to riding lessons to a car service to a holiday cottage stay in Cornwall for a week there is something for everyone. The full catalogue can be found here. You can also place written bids if you are unable to be there on the night.

Tickets are £1 for adults  (which includes entry into he raffle) and 50p for children and are available from Milton Abbas Post Office, Steepton Bill Farm Shop and committee members Gill Fitzpatrick, Jacqui Cooper, Gavin Bridle, Tom Ives and Corrine Wakeman.

Please come and join us for what should be a lovely evening.

October Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the October Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.

Additional September Planning Meeting

The Parish Council will be holding an additional meeting on Tuesday 22nd September at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. At the meeting the PC will consider 3 regularisation of works planning applications for 3 Little Pigs (39 The Street), a conservation area tree notice and urgent business only. The full agenda can be found on the meetings page and as usual members of the public are very welcome to attend.

September Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the September Parish Council meeting is now online on the Meetings page. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th at 7:30pm in the Reading Rooms. The open forum will be held prior to the parish council meeting and commence at 7.30 pm. We would particularly invite comments and queries ref agenda items but other issues can be addressed. The open forum will last for up to 25 minutes and the chair will ensure that the time allocated to people is fair.