The August 2017 edition of the Bride Valley News can be read HERE 
The deadline for copy for any month’s issue is mid-day of the second Thursday of the preceding month. All material for publication must be sent to the Village Correspondent.  For Litton Cheney this is: John Yates, 2, Sunnyside Cottage. Tel: 01308482392  email: 
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NHS Consultation Result
The result of the recent CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) - NHS consultation can be found by clicking on this link. Whilst no decisions have been taken yet as a result of the survey/consultation, it may give an indication of what might happen in due course. 
Church Fete
Despite ideal fete weather, the Litton Fete on 15th July saw a drop in visitor numbers following its experimental change of date. Those who did come were entertained by Steel The Show, a very proficient steel band from the Blackdown Hills Music Group, and there were the usual barbecue lunches, teas, stalls and games, plus the chance to sample and win Bride Valley wine. A big thank-you from the PCC to everyone who helped before and on the day - setting up and taking down as well as running the stalls, games and catering – and to all those who donated cakes and bottles. The day raised £1600 for the St Mary’s Church fabric fund – thank you, everybody. Richard Jones Churchwarden
It’s a Dog’s Life in Litton Cheney
Those attending the Village Assembly in May will not need reminding that the subject of loose dogs and dog poo once more took centre stage, as it probably did in many other communities throughout this green and pleasant land. If this problem is ever to have a reasonable chance of being solved, it is highly likely the Parish Council will have to take a hard line with those dog owners who offend either by allowing their dogs to run loose, or by not picking up after their dogs. Options available to the council include fines and bringing in dog wardens to remove dogs left wandering the village, and naming and shaming offending dog owners, none of which is ideal or conducive to a cohesive contented community. Suggested Solution – No loose dogs + responsible dog owners = no fines or dog wardens – Simple!
Maintaining Our Village
We live in a delightful village in the beautiful Bride Valley. For things to remain delightful and beautiful, nature often especially with the changing seasons needs our help. Litton Cheney is no different from hundreds of other villages and from time to time we need villagers to roll up their sleeves and assist in keeping Litton looking pristine and up together. If you would be prepared to join a jolly working party periodically to assist in maintaining our village please contact John Firrell on 482313. Many thanks in anticipation.
Wessex Water Work
Wessex Water will shortly begin to update their water treatment plant on land almost adjacent to Whiteway about a third of the way up the hill. It will be quite extensive and will involve construction work and movement of heavy transport over a period of three to four months. Those properties in the near vicinity will shortly receive a letter from Wessex Water informing them in greater detail of the work involved but it is highly possible that other local residents will experience Wessex Water's presence in some shape or form hence this BVN message.
The sun shone, the tickets sold out and those that attended enjoyed a lovely evening. We were delighted to see so many Litton  Cheneyians ( and a small Burton contingent) get together for food and music. It was a pleasure to organise the event. We are delighted to report that we raised £1080 which will be equally divided between Weldmar Hospicecare and Litton Cheney Playground Project.  We have a few “Thank you’s” Thanks to the set up team - John, Nick x2, JK and Woody Thanks again to Morrish and Banham, Mr and Mrs Spurrier, CG Frys, Crown Inn Puncknowle, Rachel's @ West Bay, and Raspberry and Rhubarb for the raffle prizes. Jan and Jess were impressive ticket sellers! Finally we are grateful to our suppliers, Raspberry and Rhubarb, Rachel's @West Bay, Spyway Inn, June Clewlow, Morrish and Banham and AJ Supplies.  Without them it would have not have been possible. Next Year …. Is a possibility? Tess, Rachel and Hannah
Village Supper Update
Killer Dog(s) on Loose Again
Dorset County Show
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