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Parish Council Meeting (7th February) Planning Applications.

The planning applications due to be discussed at the next meeting of Child Okeford Parish Council are:

  • P/FUL/2022/00197 – The Stables, Long Mead, Melway Lane, Child Okeford, DT11 8EW. Proposal: Demolition of exisiting stables & erection of 1no dwelling.
  • P/FUL/2022/00221 – Fontmell Barns, Fontmell Parva, DT11 8HW. Proposal: Demolition of exisiting agricultural buildings (with Class Q approval for conversion to 3no. dwellings). Erection of 2no. dwellings & demolition of modern agricultural buildings.
  • P/FUL/2022/00061 – Agricultural buildings at Child Okeford Manor House, Child Okeford, DT11 8EE. Proposal: Conversion & extension/alterations of 2no. agricultural buildings to form 2no. units of residential accomodation to be ancillary to Manor House, including landscaping & associated works.
  • P/HOU/2021/0531 – Crispins, Rectory Lane, Child Okeford, DT11 8DT. Proposal: Erect single storey extension. Erect carport. Erect shed and greenhouse. Installation of solar panels.
  • P/HOU/2022/00380 – Gold Hill House, Child Okeford, DT11 8HF. Proposal: Erect single storey extension.

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Bell Ringers ; A commemorative tribute.

A terrible milestone was passed this week when the death toll of our fellow countrymen from Covid-19 passed one hundred thousand.
In commemoration a bell in St Nicholas church will be rung one hundred times, half muffled, on Sunday 31st January at noon.

Ringers world- VJ Commemoration.

 
Salisbury Diocesan Guild
On Saturday, 15 August 2020 at Child Okeford, Dorset St Nicholas the following was rung.
Tenor: 10–2–27 in G
72 Stedman Singles
1 Gaynor Cox
2 J Lynne Crighton
3 Robert D Crighton (C)
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

Virtual Bell Ringing- VE Day Commemoration

On 8 May, Bob Crighton rang and conducted  a Quarter Peal of Plain Bob Doubles on his I-Pad in 42 minutes, using the Mobel App to ring  all the other bells.  It was rung to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, and to remember Gunner Douglas Percy Arnold, a Child Okeford bellringer killed in action in WWII.  Rung during the Covid 19 lockdown when the Church was closed.