The September 2019 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 Firrell, Tel: 01308 482313 email:
It seems highly possible that the C2 school bus service that has up until now been serviced by single-decker buses will morph into a double-decker bus at the start of the school year in September despite numerous protestations from several Bride Valley Parish Councils and affected local residents. Should this indeed come to be, please pass on to your parish council any information regarding incidents and service related issues so this in turn can be passed to Dorset Council and the bus company.
Double - Decker Bus on C2 School Bus Route
Want to contribute to the well-being of Litton? Why not join the Premier Crew, a group of well-intentioned citizens of our village who clean and tidy up areas when they need a little bit of care and attention. Your ability to help will undoubtedly depend on your availability and you are not expected to turn up everytime there is a call to arms. Gender equality is alive and well, as is the bonhomie or bonfemme on offer whenever we meet. With enough volunteers we could even become the Grand Crew! If you would like to join us, please contact John Firrell on 01308 482313.
Premier Crew – Come & Join Us
We have had a brilliant summer and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Now the autumn is well underway, we are pleased to announce we have a takeaway menu available (see village website) in addition to our regular menu and specials during food service times. We look forward to welcoming you all soon.
The White Horse – A New Beginning
If your organisation or community group are looking for fund-raising opportunities, why not hold a village cafe event. You get to use the community hall rent-free on a Saturday, and you decide how best to maximise your fund-raising efforts to make the best of the opportunity. If you think this might be just what you are looking for, why not contact Wendy Firrell on 01308 482532 and check out some dates?
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Bride Valley Harvest Day
Looking for something new and different to do this autumn? Why not come along to Bride Valley Harvest Day this October and help harvest the grapes at Bride Valley Vineyard in Litton Cheney. As in previous years BVV are encouraging residents and their friends and families to come along and pick grapes as part of the 2019 harvest. So if you’ve ever wondered what grape picking is really like and are keen to find out more; fancy meeting local people or purely want to come along and enjoy a day at the vineyard whilst being paid for your efforts then sign up to be part of this year’s Harvest Day and we’ll let you have all the details as they are confirmed. We are still unsure as to the exact date but we plan to run this day in the week commencing 14 October, preferably on the Saturday. As with previous years, earnings can be donated to a local charity or worthy cause if you wish…the choice is yours! We look forward to welcoming you to the vineyard for a great day and a bountiful harvest! To register your interest please email
Bride Valley Dial-a-Bus Service
Sadly this service has been discontinued supposedly through lack of use and because it is partly duplicated by other services on offer. The Axe Valley & West Dorset Ring & Ride service is not affected and can be contacted on 01404 46520.
Scouting helps provide #skillsforlife to over 800 young people across the Dorchester and West Dorset area. Bride Valley Scout Group meets on a Monday evening at LATCH in Litton Cheney. We are currently looking for adults to join our active leader team delivering scouting to young people. Do you have the skills to support our youngsters? This could be in a supportive role on our committee, or attending meetings to pass on your knowledge. Whatever walk of life you are from, your life experiences and skills would be of interest to us and the youngsters we support. Scouting offers a comprehensive support package to our leaders, with the ability for you to learn new skills such as camping and fire lighting, to climbing and power boating! We also have spaces currently available for youngsters to join us on a Monday night, so if you are aged 6 to 106 and would like to join the adventure please contact the district / group team on
Burton Bradstock Marathon – Sunday 13 th October Despite its name the event will start and finish in Litton Cheney at the Community Hall, and we are led to believe that parking will be provided at Litton Lake. Needless to say the village will be awash with people and runners so please be aware if and when you venture out.
Bride Valley Scout Group - Can you inspire?