Welcome to the web site for the village of Leigh in Dorset.

If you would like to notify me of an event, then please use the form in the ‘whats on’ section.

All other comments or requests can be sent to ku.gr1537283391o.ega1537283391llivh1537283391giel@1537283391sutca1537283391tnoc1537283391

Russell Jepson

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A Leigh Samaritan

We received an e-mail last week from Ken McGregor who was delighted to be helped out by a Leigh resident. He kindly wrote to us asking to convey his thanks.


Myself and a friend were doing a circular walk in the area which meant we were in Leigh for our picnic lunch, when I discovered that my two water bottles were contaminated. With another 4 miles to walk I needed to replace the water.

A mature lady happened to be passing, walking her two dogs and I asked her if there was a local shop where I could buy some water. She advised me of the local garage shop, but it was about to close.  Before I could start scratching my head for a solution she offered to take my bottles to her house and fill them up for me.

I gratefully accepted her offer and it meant carrying on the walk with two full bottles of water on what was a very warm day.

I just thought that such an act of kindness was worthy of a mention. We see so much miserable news on the media and I feel it is important to recognise that in actuality a lot of good things are occurring all the time but so often go unnoticed.

Many Thanks

Ken McGregor

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Leigh Lottery – September winners

1st    No 40    Dave Vincent             £40
2nd   No143   Karen Hardy               £20
3rd    No  85    Plaxy  Arthur             £10
4th    No 163   Keith Cranstone        £  5

August results (not previously published)

1st    No 140     Sylvia Bryon                £40
2nd   No  81     Mrs  Fry                      £20
3rd    No 166    Mel Price                    £10
4th    No   29    Abdon Karim Zadeh    £ 5


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Annual Parish Meeting

The Draft minutes of the Annual Parish meeting are now available here

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Message of thanks from TOVIC

Here at The Old Vicarage care home in Leigh, near Sherborne, we take great pride in the close relationship we have formed with the neighbouring communities over the years.

This weekend we held our grand summer fete and it was truly a fabulous event – both for our residents and also for those from Leigh and Sherborne who came along and took part.

The event featured vintage cars, stalls, a dog show, a puppet show and musical entertainment, all planned by our home’s activity coordinator, Gill, and with grateful help from staff, relatives and a team of volunteers.

I am grateful to everyone who made the event possible, including our neighbours Jossie and Carrie who allowed us to use their garden for the dog show and our residents who managed stalls and also judged the dog show.

I would like to send a special message of thanks to Peter and David from the neighbouring community for helping us both prior and during the party with setting-up. Thanks too to the many local businesses who kindly contributed prizes to our raffle.

This includes Mountain Warehouse Sherborne, Melbury Gallery, Hi Ho Silver Sherborne, Olivers Sherborne, The Three Wishes, The Chetnole Inn, Leigh Post Office, Parsons Butchers, Present Company, White Stuff, Forever England, Bailey Ridge, Ecco Gelato, WHSmith, Hunts Food Service and Longman Cheese Sales Yeovil.

In total, we were delighted to raise £730, which will be donated to two charities – as chosen by our residents – CLIC Sargent and Cancer Care Dorset.
Events such as these play a key part of the varied programme of activities here at The Old Vicarage and are a great way of bringing residents together with the community.

I would therefore like to extend my warm thanks and sincere wishes to everyone who took part and we look forward to welcoming you to more events at our home soon.

Yours faithfully,
Louise Turner
Manager – The Old Vicarage

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Dorset Council Electoral Review

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commision fir England is asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for Dorset Council.

Full details and interactive maps can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk

You can read the review leaflet here 

You can read the full press release here

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Problems with e-mail

A number of people have attempted to contact me using the ku.gr1537283391o.ega1537283391llivh1537283391giel@1537283391sutca1537283391tnoc 1537283391 address and had problems with the e-mail being rejected. This was due to the hosting service changing some e-mail settings and not informing me.

I have made changes to the e-mail settings and all seems to be well again. thank you for letting me know.


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Leigh Lottery Results for July

The results of the July draw are as follows:

1st        £  40    Bill Jolliffe
2nd      £  20    Gordon Morris
3rd        £  10    Ron Carter
4th        £    5    Tim Rand

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Car Boot Sale


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Leigh Flower Show 2018 Schedule

The Schedule for the 82nd Leigh Flower Show is out now. You can download a copy here


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Further Education Grants Available

If you are a resident of Leigh and are starting a course of further education (including apprenticeships) this year, then you may be eligible for a grant from the Boyle’s Education Trust. The grant is offered to assist with the purchase of books and materials required for the course and is available to any resident who qualifies. For further information see below.


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