Pauline Batstone shares her monthly round up of what’s happening among the town’s collection of community enterprises and events [adv]
The team at 1855 will be inviting you to come and meet the traders and taste some of their wares on the morning of Saturday 3rd Feb – more than 80 traders, makers, crafters and producers are now operating from within the old bank.
The SturActions shops – The Emporium, Furniture Store, Art Gallery, Dapper Chaps and The Boutique – continue to welcome donations and shoppers to raise funds to make Stur a good place to live, work and play – including paying for free parking on the first Saturday of each month.
SturAction is also supporting the third annual Wedding Festival, including a Wedding Fair in The Exchange on Saturday 3rd and a Vintage Wedding Dress Display in St. Mary’s Church on 2nd and 3rd February.
The Car and Bike enthusiasts morning of Saturday 3rd Feb –including some serious Wedding Cars, naturally!
- Pancake Races
SturBiz will be organising Pancake Races for William Barnes and Yewstock School pupils on The Rec. at Stur on Tuesday 20th Feb. 2 to 3 pm. (As usual teams from local businesses and parents will also have a go, and then the children will be showing everyone how it really should be done)
- SturBiz, the Sturminster Newton and Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 21st Feb. Members are welcome to attend at 5.30pm in the Baxters Room, upstairs in The John Roman’s Building.
Sturminster Newton will be giving its first Business Awards on 23rd May this year, with Marketing West operating in partnership with SturBiz. The aim is to celebrate our range of successful businesses and
• This year the 6th June is the 80th Anniversary of D Day and the Stur Literary Festival is appealing for local people to share the stories of D Day that have been handed down – feel free to write them up and drop them into the town council offices or email them to email@example.com – please keep to under 500
words and include copies of any photos you may have.