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2018 Events and Meetings

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7th August 2018

Various locations

The latest 2018 meeting dates for our District Groups, AGMs and Events. 

Countryside Forum - Fridays

The meeting dates are 26th January, 16th March, 22nd June, 21st September and 7th December. The venue is booked closer to the date when we have confirmed the guest speaker.

Trustees Committee Meetings - Fridays
9th March (2nd March postponed due to weather), 25th May, 7th September and 14th December
 
Annual Branch AGM
17th November, Cerne Abbas Village Hall, 11am
 
House Tour and Garden
5th July, Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, meet at 10.45 am.  
 

Induction Day at CPRE National Office for new volunteers

Three times a year. Tuesday 30th January, 22nd May and 11th September
 
The Sherborne and District Society
AGM: Friday 9th March. 7.30 start in the Rayleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 
The speaker is a member of the committee. Roger White is an eminent Architectural Historian who specialises in the Georgian period and is a past Secretary of the Georgian Group. He has recently had published a book on Cottages Ornés (The Charms of a Simple Life) and it is on this topic that he will speak.
 
Sherborne Castle Country Fair 28th May
Please come and visit the Sherborne and District Society stand and chat with our volunteers.
 
Farm Visit 30th May
We are very pleased that Neville and Sue Loder have agreed to host a visit to The Dairy Farm at Oborne (DT9 4LB).They were awarded the Farmers’ Weekly ‘Dairy Farm of the Year’ title in 2017. This is very much a working dairy farm and it is good of Neville and Sue to fit us into their busy schedule. Booking form will be sent to members with the Spring Review magazine - due out second week of May.
 
Society Dinner 
2nd November – Dinner at Sherborne GolF Club 7.30pm. Guest Speaker (theatre Work permitting) Edward Fox.
 
Committee Meetings: Meetings all in the Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne at 4.00 – 6.00 pm first Tuesday every other month from Feb:
6th Feb, 3rd April, 5th June, 7th Aug, 2nd Oct and 4th December.
 
North Dorset Group
AGM: Wednesday 28th March, 5 pm at Clayesmore School.
 
Spring Party: 4th April, The Manor, Fifehead Neville, through the courtesy of Nicholas van Eek.
 
Summer Party: Thursday 6th September, from 6pm, The Manor, Winterborne Tomson, Blandford, DT11 9HA, through the courtesy of Mr and Mrs Rupert Hardy.
 
Planning Monitoring Group, first meeting on the 3rd September. 

 
Purbeck & Poole Group
Committee Meetings: Methodist Church, North Street, Wareham. 22nd January, 26th February, 11th June, 24th September & 26th November.
 
AGM in October, date and venue to be confirmed.
 
West Dorset Group
AGM: Saturday 17th March, 11.45 am tea/coffee for 12 noon start, at Charlton Down Village Hall. Guest Speaker: Penny Mills, Branch Director, CPRE Devon. 
 
 

 

 

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