Martinstown Village Hall Covid-19 Update
Our Village Hall is owned by a charitable trust and run by a small group of very hard working trustees, all of whom are volunteers.
It has been closed since the lockdown started, but we've taken the opportunity to get some maintenance jobs done and some of our stalwart volunteers have been doing some re-decorating.
Now we are working through all the measures needed to make the hall Covid-secure so that when we re-open, all of the appropriate recommendations have been followed. We're in contact with all our regular users and look forward to welcoming them back as soon as we can safely do so.
The playground, which is owned by the same charitable trust and managed by the same small group of volunteers, has been re-opened. We have followed the appropriate guidelines and used the same principles as other local playground providers. Among other things, this means that the play equipment is not regularly cleaned.
Users need to read the notices which have been posted and follow the measures outlined to keep themselves and others safe.
REGULAR HALL USERS
Baby & Toddler Group
10.00am - 12.00 noon
Contact: Louisa Shephard - Tel: 07585 662699 or Lauren Whittall - Tel: 07733 362798
We are a friendly and local group operating every Monday (10.00-12.00) at Martinstown Village Hall, where we will be offering arts & crafts, song time & have plenty of toys to keep your little ones occupied. We also offer healthy snacks for the children & refreshments for the grownups. Our fee is only £3.50 per session. We are really excited to be up and running again & look forward to seeing you all there.
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Contact: Anne Tate - Tel: 01305 889506
WI Gardening Club (1st Monday in month)
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Contact: Anne Tate - Tel: 01305 889506
The Valley Club was formed in 2005 and is managed by a Committee which consists of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and several additional Committee members. The Committee meets about four times a year to discuss and arrange future events. We currently have a membership of around 50 and membership costs £7 per year.
We aim to appeal to a wide range of interests and have presentations from a variety of speakers during the year which take place on the third Monday evening of the month in Martinstown Village Hall. We also arrange outings and visits to houses, gardens and interesting locations in Dorset and further afield. Our AGM takes place in March when we produce a leaflet giving details of all the events taking place during the following year.
The Valley Club is also a Corporate Member of ‘The Gardens Group’ which entitles us to an annual visit to Poundbury Garden Centre, usually in early April, where we receive 25% off all purchases. As part of the membership we also receive a free gardening talk from one of the Gardening Group experts and discount vouchers to use at the Garden Centre.
We always welcome new members and non-members are also welcome to attend our presentations in the Village Hall at a cost of £3. Non-members are encouraged to join us on our trips and excursions too.
We are always looking for new ideas so if you would like to join our Committee please get in touch.
The Martinstown Botanical Art Group was formed in September 2006. We are a friendly group with varying standards in art and come from a wide area of Dorset. The aim of the group is to improve our skills and build confidence in a relaxed atmosphere.
We have experienced and qualified tutors who give us advice and guidance covering watercolour, acrylic, gouache etc. We welcome any newcomer and whatever your painting experience you are welcome to check us out for a morning, any Tuesday.
This is a purely social, non-competitive Badminton club. Both beginners and those with more experience are welcome to join us. There is one court and we play doubles and contend with the somewhat low ceiling in a generous and friendly way! All welcome.
Add up the years and we may not be as nimble as of days gone by, but we are a happy bunch who turn up regularly to exercise on the chair and then around the chair to move and loosen every part of our bodies. We work quite hard but always with the full instruction of our very able instructor Suzanne. She not only shows us how to do the exercises properly but always tells us the reason why. We have fun and do feel better for it – why don't you come and join us?
W.I. (2nd Wednesday in month)
6.45pm - 9.00pm
Contact: Rosie Duke - Tel: 01305 889555
We are a friendly group of enthusiastic artists, with painting experience ranging from beginners to semi-professionals. We work in a variety of mediums according to personal preference. There is no formal tuition but plenty of encouragement & advice can be given (if required) in a friendly and relaxed manner. We have regular demonstrations by semi-professional and professional artists from across the south west.
Annual membership: £20.00 + £4.00 per session. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. New members are always welcome, so do come along for a free taster session.
6.00pm - 7:30pm.
Keep Fit Cl45am
Contact: Suzanne Fellows-Joyce - Tel: 01308 281882
Our Friday morning class is friendly, fun and has the benefit of being good for our health and fitness. Suzanne is an excellent instructor who encourages everyone to listen to their own bodies and go at their own pace. She makes sure we work as hard as we can and always checks that we are performing our fitness moves in the correct way, so we do not injure ourselves and and so that we get the best from the class. We are very sociable and always have a laugh – so why not join us?
Eyes Down for Bingo! Fortnightly bingo on Fridays. Good prizes up for grabs! Money Snowball increasing every bingo until won. Come along and enjoy a friendly evening out with friends and neighbours. Tea and coffee in the half time interval.