No Through Route to West Dean (Part One!)
The road to West Dean wil be closed by Pilgrims Croft for TWO WEEKS from 16th August whilst Hampshire CC repair the road by the bridge.
There will be pedestrian and equine access but all motor traffic will need to travel via Lockerley ... again!
The problem was caused by the flooding in late 2013 when the flood water scoured the bank away and undemring the road and the embankment around the bridge.
Then as soon as they finish, Network rail will start on the level crossing at Dean Station (from 4th September )and afterwards at East Dean (from 19th September)
There will be full closures, partial closures, closures to vehicles but not pedestirans and cyclists and everything in between. For full details please read the Network Rail letter by clicking here.
Your village shop is now open longer at the weekend, staffed by volunteers. We will extend opening hours midweek if possible.
SATURDAYS 8am TO 3am
SUNDAYS 8pm TO 2pm
Come along and see what we have to offer ...
Delicious bread and pastries cooked by a specialist baker in Andover. (Sales are increasing every week as more people discover how delicious it is!
You can now order to make sure you get it before it all goes.
Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repairs are once available. In on Tuesday; back on Friday. In on Friday; back on Tuesday.
Fruit & Veg is delivered Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost per person £17.50 ( £18.50 for non-members) – (ON THE DAY) entry fee for Brownsea Island (£5/free for NT members) and Dorset Wildlife Trust Reserve with hides £2.
Coach departs Winterslow Village Hall at 8.30 am (FREE parking Village Hall overflow car park) or optional coach pick up London Road Park and Ride at 8.45 am (FREE parking agreed at far end of car park).
Arrive Poole Quay 10.15 am for 10.30 am Ferry to Brownsea Island (takes approx. 20 min) – High Tide: 11.00 (perfect for the bird hides!)
Lunch in National Trust Villano Café or take your own picnic then self-guided 1-2 hour Walk on the Wild Side (optional) to see Red Squirrels (hopefully) and other wildlife.
Ferry leaves Brownsea at 3.50 pm (approx. 40 min - we’ll go past the islands). To visit Poole Pottery on the Quay take an earlier ferry.
Coach departs Poole Quay at 4.45 pm, arrives Winterslow Village Hall at approx. 6.30 pm.
Email Sue Walker for a Booking Form.
There is always wonderful music to be heard in Farley church. Click on the banner for details of forthcoming events.
Look out for posters round the village.
24 October - Barnstormers Comedy Night. Pop-up cafe and bar. Tickets £12.
14 November - Coll Hand Ukes. Ukelele band playing 60s and 70s. Sing along and dance.
24 December - Hansel and Gretel - a Christmas Show for all the family.
Register for tickets by calling Cynthia Sherlock on 342432 or email her by clicking here.
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