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2021/22 Events and Meetings

Tour of George and Dougal Hosford's farm in Durweston on the 11th June 2019 Tour of George and Dougal Hosford's farm in Durweston on the 11th June 2019 Rupert Hardy

29th November 2021

2021/22 Meeting dates Countryside Forum, Planning Group, Trustees, District Group and events

The Dorset CPRE is run from a home office. We are currently holding Countryside Forum & Trustees Meetings using Zoom. Our local groups are also holding committee meeting using Zoom where possible. Please email or phone as normal if you have queries. Thank you for your support.
Annual Branch AGM 20th November 2021, at 11am, via ZoomGuest speaker was, Crispin Truman OBE, CEO at CPRE.

Countryside Forum - Fridays

Five meeting dates:  22nd January, 26th March, 18th June, 17th September and 3rd December.

Monthly Planning Group Meetings 2021

We have held twelve meetings so far to discuss the Dorset Council and BCP Local Plans and planning related matters. Open to members. Next meeting is on Wednesday 12th January 2022, starting at 10am to 12 noon latest. The meeting is open to Dorset CPRE members. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom link if you would like to join the next meeting.

Trustees Committee Meetings - Fridays
19th February, 14th May, 3rd September & 10th December.
Summer Garden Party
We hope to hold our next garden party in July 2022.

Induction Day with National CPRE for new volunteers (currently online)

Three dates Tuesday 19th January, 9th March, 19th May or 20th July. To book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Star Count 2021 ran from 6-14th February 
The Sherborne and District Society
2021 Committee Meetings: Meetings via Zoom (until we can return to Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne) 4.00 – 6.00 pm first Tuesday every other month starting in February: 2nd February, 6th April, 1st June, 3rd August, 5th October and 7th December
AGM: Thursday 23rd September 2021, 6:00 for 6:30pm in the Rayleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 
Sherborne Castle Country Fair
Sunday 29th May 2022
Farm Visit: Castle Farm, Sherborne, 7th July starting at 2pm. Invitation has been sent by email to Sherborne & District Society Members. Numbers are limited.    
Society Christmas Dinner - Postponed was due to be held on 10th December. We hope that it may be possible to make another attempt in Spring 2022.
North Dorset Group
Committee Meetings: Meetings via Zoom
Milton Abbas Street Fair: Held every 2 years end of July. We hope to have a stand at the fair again in July 2022.

AGM: 5.30pm on Thursday 31st March 2022 at Clayesmore School. Guest Speaker Simon Hoare MP.

Oak Fair, Stock Gaylard 2021 28th and 29th August 2021
We had a stand at the 2021 fair which has a conservation and country activities bias for those who have not been before. Stock Gaylard Estate is a small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne.
Outing to Martin Green's Museum/Tour of Prehistoric Sites postponed

Purbeck & Poole Group
Committee Meetings:  Meetings normally take place in February, March, June, Septemer and November. Gerald Rigler has book a large church hall at Lytchett Minster for next meeting on 18th October 2021, 7pm. 
Planet Purbeck festival 25th September 2021 in Swanage
We will have a table in the Mowlem Theatre's large restaurant/bar room, with fine sea views, on the 1st floor. More details on the Planet Purbeck Festival and events. 
Open Evening and AGM: To be confirmed.
West Dorset Group
AGM: Date to be confirmed and hope to book again the new Charminster Community Hall near Dorchester. Guest speaker Dr Richard Miles, The British Astronomical Association, a CPRE Member now based in North Dorset, and operates the Golden Hill Observatory, which is in a nice dark-sky region of the UK.
'The Dorset Review' magazine
Deadlines for articles are 28th March (Spring edition) & 17th September (Autumn edition).

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