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Dear all
For those who have not popped in, this is how it’s looking on 25th Feb .
Extension for storage and kitchen coming along nicely and new side entrance door to
avoid caterers etc having to walk through the hall to get to the kitchen .

Helen Baird


We raised £300 at SHARP’s Coffee Morning.  A great result!

Thank you to all those who contributed in any way to make this such a success within the limited space we could use.


Please be aware that there has been a spate of Dog thefts in the area. Apparently a dog was found abandoned near Wardon Hill. The thieves are only interested in the bitches for breeding purposes and any male dogs are left abandoned.
Also, a white transit van been seen in several locations in the village, appearing to act suspiciously.  Might be perfectly innocent (and there are a lot of them about!) but please be vigilant and report any unusual activity to the police.
If you think something is not quite right,  a message out on The Sydling Informer would not go amiss either.


Sir Christopher Lees, Chairman of the South Dorset Local Action Group for LEADER presented trustees of Sydling St Nicholas Village Hall with a cheque for £97,071 to kickstart a refurbishment programme which has been a year in the planning.

The work will include an extension to, and refitting of, the kitchen and serving area, the creation of new storage facilities for hall furniture, refurbishment of the area to the rear of the stage and a new heating system.

Chairman of the Village Hall Trustees Laura Cheney said: “This award is the culmination of 12 months of hard work by the trustees.  “We are very excited about being able to turn our ideas into reality by early next year and by so doing provide a first rate facility for the benefit of the whole community”.

LEADER funding is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers. LEADER is a French acronym which roughly translates as ‘Liaison among Actors in Rural Economic Development’.


Please Note:

Although the main hall (including the stage) and kitchen are not available for use during refurbishment, the Committee Room is still available to hire.  Please phone 01300 341777 or 01300 341620 for details.

The refurbishment is planned to be completed by the spring 2019.

Gallery Photos

cows phone_box dec-jan-05-more-152 Signs of spring