Walking in the Countryside

Walking has many benefits. New research suggests that light physical activity such as walking may safeguard mobility in older age. It has also been found to reduce arthritis related pain and walking several miles a week can even prevent arthritis from forming in the first place. It protects the joints, especially the knees and hips, […]

Film Nights Update

With the gradual easing of the lockdown, we were able to resume our monthly Film Nights at the Village Hall on 24th May.  As that screening was late in the month, there is no film in June – to get back on track with performances on an early Monday in the month, here’s advance notice […]

December Hawkchurch Film Night

Last month’s screenings of ‘1917’ fell victim to the announcement of the second lockdown.  Although the lockdown was not due to start until three days afterwards, we felt that it was not advisable under the circumstances to proceed.  We’re sorry to have disappointed those of you who had booked tickets and hope to reschedule this […]

November Hawkchurch Film Nights – 1917

Very many thanks to those of you who attended the matinee and evening performances of ‘Emma’ last month – we ‘sold’ 25 tickets in all and were pleased overall with how things went.  Obviously the situation was far from ideal, with obligatory face coverings, social interaction not permitted outside individual groups of ticket-holders and lack […]

Hawkchurch Film Nights

Huge thanks to those of you who responded to the Covid-19 consultation last month.  Of the 38 people who responded, 28 said that they were happy for the film nights to resume as soon as Hawkchurch Village Hall reopens, provided the appropriate Covid-19 counter-measures were in place – 73% of the total votes cast is […]

A Good Read


Thank you to the resident who has suggested some online reading for those of us who like to stay in touch with what is going on in the surrounding areas. You can read all the following online: Midweek Herald Dorset Echo Lyme Online Devon Live Marshwood Vale Magazine If you know of others let us […]

Bird Survey


With time on our hands, now is an opportunity to get to know our garden birds better. If you have not already looked at it, the RSPB website has lots of activities for adults and children to help identify birds and their songs. We thought it would be interesting to do a survey of the […]

Tennis Club Fees Reduced

We have reduced the tennis club fees to encourage any of you who might want to have a game of tennis to join the club and have some fun. The newly refurbished court is in a quiet and sheltered spot.  The latest Government guidance allows two players from different households to play or group from […]

Connecting with the Grandchildren

Social distancing is difficult at the best of times but when it means you can’t hug your grandchildren it is even harder. There are some innovative ways emerging for grandparents to keep in touch with children and have some fun. Take some familiar toys or objects and place them in your garden partially hidden. Take […]

Alternative Ways to Watch

Dear Friends of Hawkchurch Film Nights I hope that you are well and bearing up despite the strictures of the Coronavirus lockdown.  As you know, we are currently unable to bring you any screenings at the village hall and this situation is unlikely to change for some time.  We are hoping to resume in September […]