Dorset’s Family Information Service

Dorset’s Family Information Service, part of Dorset County Council, offer free advice and assistance for parents, carers and young people. We provide information on childcare funding and how to apply, groups and activities, family services, special educational needs and disability support and much more! We also can provide advice and support with finding childcare to suit your family.

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Volunteers Shave The Giant

Thank-you to the kind volunteers who recently trimmed and tidied the Cerne Abbas Giant (“manscaping?”).

A full write up is available on the Nation Trust website (click here)


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Christmas Messages For The Newsletter

It is not too late if you would like to make an entry in to this year’s Newsletter, with donations going to The Cerne Valley Young Peoples Trust.

If interested, please put your message and donation through the door of Helen Smith, 7 The Maltings, Acreman St., Cerne Abbas.

The message should be approximately 20 words and should be submitted before the 25th November. Since the council have this year removed all funding of the Youth groups your donations will be greatly appreciated.

John Hartley Chairman, CVYPT

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Tractor stolen and car smashed by thieves in middle of the night in Leigh

A TRACTOR was stolen in the early hours of Friday morning after thieves snapped padlocks to gain access to a property in Leigh, north of Cerne Abbas.


Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 21:0014.

Full details via Dorset Echo

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Thursday October 27th Cerne Valley Community Landscape Project

Thursday October 27th Cerne Valley Community Landscape Project

Today the Cerne Valley Landscape Conservation group will be working on Black Hill above Cerne Abbas. A fantastic site for butterflies, it regularly needs attention to stop the scrub spreading out over the valuable downland. We will be cutting and burning scrub and also brushcutting the regrowth from last year’s work.

Meet at the parking area off Piddle Lane at 8.30 or else phone 07981 776767 to find us if you arrive later. Bring lunch, a mug for hot drinks and your working gloves.

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