Farewell Peal to Lydia

The bells rang out on Sunday to say farewell to our erstwhile vicar , Lydia Cook. Bob Crighton has let me know the following. Ancient Society of College Youths On Sunday, 19 September 2021 in 2h 46 Child Okeford, Dorset St Nicholas Tenor: 10–2–27 in G 5040 Surprise Minor (7m)…

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Vaccine Fraud – A Warning

Forwarded by Blandford Group Practice As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, had received 57 reports in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine. Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said: “The vaccine is a crucial tool in fighting the coronavirus and keeping…

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Comet Neowise

One of the joys in living in an undeveloped village is the lack of light pollution. Jo Gardner reports seeing Comet Neowise she says “It is appearing now in the NE night sky just to the right of the Big Dipper (saucepan!) and slightly below.  We saw it last night…

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Keep up to date about Corona Virus.

It is difficult to know where to go for information about the virus but the official government page may be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response NHS Advice can be found here, https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Dorset council also produces regular updates which can be found here https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-advice.aspx

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Our new old website !

As many potential visitors to the website in recent months will have discovered we had a problem with our new security certificate which meant that you had a scary warning each time you visited the website, saying it was hacked. Of course it wasn’t it was just one of those…

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St George and the Dragon

Watched by a large audience, enjoying refreshments provided at the church and by James and Desi at the Baker Arms the Child Okeford Mummers presented their St Georges day play on Saturday 20th April. It was a glorious spring day and great fun was had by all. Congratulations to all…

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Commemorative Peal

On Sunday 11th November , Armistice day was marked by the countries church bells being rung. Child Okeford did its bit with the bellringers scoring the peal, thereby bringing the Bell project to a successful conclusion.  Bob and his team rang 5040 changes of London and Cambridge Surprise Minor in…

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Do it Yourself

Dorset County Council have a whole range of services [over 50] which the public can report on line. From “abandoned cars” to “Traffic regulation orders comments” via  blue badge applications ,dropped kerbs,  requesting garden waste collection and so much more  they can all be accessed here.

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