Glanvilles Wootton is a small village of less than 200 people and around 100 houses located in north Dorset about 6 miles south of Sherborne. It is located in the beautiful Vale of the White Hart.
The coat of arms derives from Henry de Glanville who was granted lordship of Wootton Glanville in 1210. The parish was described having ‘nearly 1700 acres of rich land and the population of about 300.’ The family died out around 1790. Many people locally used both names to refer to our village until the name, Glanvilles Wootton, was formalised in 1985.
We now have a new village sign featuring the coat of arms derived from Henry de Glanville. Our village is named after him. This solid oak framework, jointed in the traditional manner for green oak, is the work of James House of Newlands Lane who generously gave of his skill and time in its construction.
We welcome any feedback good or bad! The idea behind the website is to tell new people about our wonderful village and to keep all residents up-to-date about what is happening in and around the local area. This is a community website so contributions are always welcomed. The White Hart Vale Magazine, which comes out bi-monthly and is delivered free to all households, also gives this sort of information but covers all the seven villages that make up the White Hart Vale (Bishops Caundle, Caundle Marsh, Folke, Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest, Holwell and Pulham).
During this difficult time, don’t forget there are a number of things you can have delivered direct to your door using local suppliers.
OXFORD BAKERY – based at Alweston are now offering delivery of boxes which include bread, butter, milk, eggs, cheese and perhaps a jam doughnut on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 01963 23214 between 9am-2pm.
HUNTER’S MOON PUB – Our local pub is doing a takeaway and a delivery service. 01963 210966.
THE GREEN MAN, KING’S STAG – offering a takeaway service. Telephone 01258 920022 from 2pm.
CERNE ABBAS STORES – offering a collect or delivery service. firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 01300341395. Text 07795057517.
REBECCA GREEN CATERING – Based in Piddletrenthide and now offering a home delivery service. Have a look on their website and see the meals they offer. 01300 348526 or 07979 357516.
NEWSPAPER DELIVERY SERVICE – Beckley News (Joe & Barbara Herbert) 01935 814287 or email@example.com
There are also the delivery services offered by the main supermarkets and
MILK & MORE – Our regular milkman, Roy, will deliver milk and other groceries straight to your door on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Church raises funds from your rubbish!
Last year we raised £100 for Glanvilles Wootton church by collecting biscuit wrappers and crisp packets. If anyone would like to help us in this way, please deliver to Louise Sandy or on the table beside the organ.
Below in red is the statement about which biscuit wrappers are acceptable:
We accept any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers such as digestives, rich tea etc. This includes the likes of Penguin’s etc but not chocolate bars like Mars, Snickers etc, or the inside plastic tray as they are made from a different material.
Below in green is the statement for acceptable waste for crisp packets:
Any brand of crisp packets are accepted in this scheme.
Please note that the following types of waste are not accepted in this scheme:
- Popcorn bags
- Crisp tubes
- Pretzel bags
- Meat snack bags
- Biscuit/cake wrappers with a shiny foil inside.
NO other plastic is acceptable, please put in your own rubbish bin!!
RECYCLING PRINTER CARTRIDGES FOR SHINE 21
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