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All Saints parish church, Hilton and the parish church of St Andrew, Melcombe Horsey are part of the Benefice of the Piddle Valley, Hilton, Cheselbourne and Melcombe Horsey. Further information about the Piddle Valley Benefice can be found here
CHESELBOURNE AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
Cheselbourne and District Garden Club draws members from local villages and welcomes new members. We have monthly meetings with speakers, two garden club shows each year and other various events and outings. If you are interested to learn more, please contact either Stephen Sanders (Chair) on 01258 881775 or Marie Wyatt (Secretary) on 01258 880863.
Coffee Morning 'get together' on the first Thursday of every month. Meet at the Brewery Village Hall in Ansty from 10.30am to noon for tea, coffee, biscuits and home made cake—all for just £1. It's a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new neighbours. Open to everyone (wheelchair accessible) and if you need a lift please just telephone Roy or Anna the day before on 01258 880699. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Hilton Neighbours Get Together. Second Saturday every month 10am-12noon in the village church. An opportunity for all villagers to share delicious cake and coffee as well as good conversation. Meet new neighbours and old, catch up on all the news. If you can help in any way, all offers gratefully received by Hilda on 01258 880020.
HEART OF DORSET ENVIRONMENT GROUP (HoDEG)
The Heart of Dorset Environment Group (HoDEG) is open to everyone living in the Parish of Hilton and surrounding villages who is interested in their local environment. HoDEG has organised a very successful public meeting on renewable energy options, worked to improve local Rights of Way and led expert guided walks. The group published The Natural World of Hilton Parish [available for £4.95] and funds raised from sales bought gates to replace awkward stiles on the Jubilee Trail in Ansty, which is a popular walk for both locals and visitors to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For more information on the group please telephone 01258 880699 or email email@example.com.
MILTON ABBAS ART GROUP
Milton Abbas Art Group aims to bring together local amateur artists who are interested in sketching, drawing and painting. The group meets weekly on Mondays at 7.00pm in the Reading Room to work on individual projects, try out new ideas and occasionally watch a demonstration by a local professional artist. We also hold an annual exhibition of current work in July. New members are always welcome; please contact Elizabeth Walker 01258 837424 or Janet Maughan 01258 881210.
MILTON ABBAS SPORTS CLUB
Sports of all sorts for all ages: running, cycling, swimming and water exercise, cricket, 5-a side football, tennis, squash, badminton. Interested in getting involved, taking part or setting up a different sport? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or find the club page on Facebook, Milton Abbas Sports Club.
ABBEY SWIMMING CLUB
Private club sessions for swimmers of all ages and abilities, ASC hires the 25 metre pool at Milton Abbey School for club sessions throughout the week. All sessions are covered by a lifeguard. For membership details and other information contact email@example.com and see the club Facebook page
ABBEY SWIMMING CLUB SWIM SCHOOL
Swimming lessons for all ages from your local and friendly community leisure swimming club. Great value lessons from age 4 to adult. Beginners, stroke improvers, sport training. For details and other information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the club Facebook page
POPP (DORSET PARTNERSHIP FOR OLDER PEOPLE PARTNERSHIP)
Information about Bus2Go Blandford, serving Blandford, Milborne St Andrew, Milton Abbas Okeford Fitzpaine, Shaftesbury and Tarrant Hinton, is available here