Older residents will be saddened to hear of the passing of Yvonne Davies, aged 98, who lived with her husband Harold  on St. Juthware Close. Yvonne, who was active in the Women's Institute and Lunch Club, returned to  France after Harold's death in 1998. She said that her time in Halstock with Harold was the best of her long life.


This is the time of the year when we would normally be organising this year’s Fete but as we all know this year is not normal.  We have waited until now to decide whether we can safely have a Fete this year as we all live in hope that restrictions may be lifted before the summer.  I think that it is now obvious that restrictions may be eased a little but in no way are they going to be relaxed enough for us to hold an event which attracts over 400 people.  It is therefore with great regret that I have to let you know that there will be no Fete 2021.  We are working on the idea of having some tables set up in the hall where we would put out all the books that we have in store and possibly some bric-a-brac items, then a regulated number of people could have a rummage to see if there was anything they wanted.  We would aim to have the hall open all day and have one person to collect any donations.  I will give more detail when we know a little more about any restrictions being lifted. 

Peter Brinck 01935 891822



The Community Room is once more open and available for coffee, to buy or exchange books, or to check the notice boards. Still best to avoid Tuesdays though as a big order comes into the shop so the space is needed until it can all be put on the shelves.



Want Something new?


Challenge your spouse, or family (or bubble)


To A Pub QUIZ- (without the pub – Supplies in shop)


Check out the New Quiz page


And get started.  New quiz every Tuesday.



Craft & Chat

Sessions are held every Thursday in the Community Room. Bring your own craft projects or join in with knitting blankets for Township babies in South Africa. (Wool provided) Sessions are 2.30 - 4.30 & cost £1.




Enquire at the Village Shop for more details. Phone 01935891781

Peter Brinck 01935 891822 or



Treat others the way you want to be treated-Jesus.




Need a helping hand?


In light of the Corona virus outbreak it is important that we look out for each other.

Many people in our villages are already doing this. 

However, none of us know how things will develop in the coming weeks.

We don’t want anyone to unnecessarily risk their or others health, and we don’t want people to be at home in need, worrying or lonely.


Alongside many others we are trying to make sure anyone who needs support and practical help gets it in the coming months, whether that’s getting shopping or a regular chat on the phone.


  • If you or someone you know is in need of some help, let us know and we will see what we can do.


  • If you are able to volunteer to help in some way, could you contact us to tell us what you are willing to do.


If you find that you need something or just need a chat, just pick up the phone or drop us an email and let us know


Ask for Jenna 01935 891 858
Together we will help each other through.


Rev Daniel and Rev Tim are available as normal, although may not be able to visit in person in line with Government guidelines.



We are looking into the logistics of setting up a home delivery service for those people self-isolating. 

If you are self-isolating or know of someone who is and need this facility would you please call Tony Woodroffe on 01935 891312 or email him at with your name, address and phone number. 

We will keep you advised of our progress in setting up this service. If you would be able to volunteer to help with packing or delivering the groceries, please let Tony know.

Because the shop is very busy at this time, please do not call the shop to register for this service.

Village Fete

On 3rd February, 5 members of the committee met to start organising this year’s Fete.  Some of the attractions, like the Punch & Judy, need to be booked well in advance so these were booked after last year’s show.  There has been a very limited response to the request for more help and there was a suggestion that we run a much smaller event this year or even have no show at all.  I do not think we should have a smaller show as the regulars who come would be very disappointed, and I am sure they would make their feelings known, and if we cancel it this year I don’t think it would ever take place again.  So, do please give some serious thought about offering to help.  It doesn’t have to be a huge commitment, as they say every little helps, if you wish to join the committee you would be very welcome but if not there are lots of jobs that can be done before the event or on the day. 

Peter Brinck 01935 891822

Variation Notice

Notice is given that Peter Brinck has applied to Dorset Council for a variation of a premises licence in respect of Halstock Community Hall, Leigh Lane, Halstock, Yeovil, BA22 9SG for regulated entertainment and the provision of alcohol generally between the hours of 09.00am and 01.00am on Monday to Saturday and between 09.00am and Midnight on Sundays.

Any interested party or responsible authority may make representation to, The Licencing Section, Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ within 28 days from the date of this notice.  The licensing register and details of this application may be inspected during normal office hours at the above address.

It is an offence under section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (£5000)

1st March 2020


It’s too early to be doing much towards next year’s Fete but I can say that the Punch & Judy, model aircraft and the ice cream man have already been booked.  I had a phone call a few days ago asking if it was too early for me to receive donations for the Bric-a-Brac stall, I never like to turn items down so I said I would take them.  So my idea of being able to put the car in the garage if the weather is bad has gone out of the window, does anybody have a place where I could store items over the winter?

Peter Brinck 01935 891822   



Corscombe collect used postage stamps and I have been asked if we could also collect them.  The used stamps are sold in bulk to Stamp dealers.   The rules are that they are sold by weight regardless of original value or country of origin.  The dealers will accept up to a quarter inch / 5-6mm surround of paper,  so for best value cut the stamps off the envelopes leaving that much margin of paper.  So do not soak off (lost value) & leaving more is not productive as someone here or at the Hospice will need to trim the surplus or risk the dealers noticing & rejecting that entire batch of stamps.  There is a receptacle in the Community Room for them.

Celebrations as Halstock Footbal Club, were presented with the first division championship trophy and medals.
This is the third successive promotion since the club was reformed in 2015. Next season they will play in the Perry Street League Premiership division.
For pictures go to Football Club page.
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