A mammoth fundraising effort during 2016 raised sufficient funds to adopt the disused village telephone box, purchase and install a defibrillator for the village
Since the village shop closed in 2016 the Community Association has been exploring the possibility of running it as a community enterprise.
Maintained by community volunteers, the herb garden provides a free source of common and not so common herbs for culinary and medicinal uses.
Every year a dedicated group of volunteers plant and maintain plots and planters around the village, making it a beautiful place to stay or visit.
There's a lot goes on in the village despite its small size. Here are some of the regular and occasional events in the last year:
|Childrens' Christmas Party||Film Nights|
|Seniors' Christmas Lunch||Book Club|
|Seniors' Bus Trip||Keep Fit Classes|
|Village Fete||Dancing Classes|
|Lollipop Race||Gym Classes|
|Author Evenings||Coffee Club|
For full details about all of the above events, please click HERE
Look out for full details of upcoming events in the Village Noticeboard, here on the website Latest News and Upcoming Events sections.
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Six local residents have now been trained as Community Speedwatch volunteers in an attempt to tackle the growing problem of speeding through the village. The project will commence on 1st April, so please don't get caught speeding in your own village!!
The Dunshalt in Bloom team were praised for the involvement of village children in the project, via the Painting the Pots event. Looking to build on this the team are organising a Sunflower Competition for all village children. Seeds and pots can be collected from the Village Hall from 10.00 to 12.00 0n 24th March and planting out, in the Playpark, will take place on Sunday 9th June from 10.00am.
We've done it! Well done Dunshalt, and specially members of the Shop Committee. The final grant application to Leader was approved last week, and building work should begin within the next few weeks. Shop open for summer........
Family friendly and informal event. Childrens activities. Teas, coffees and refreshments. Informal seating. Everyone is invited to share in worship, praise and prayer.
Dog fouling is once again becoming a serious problem in the village. The Community Association has recieved numerous complaints of dog mess left on pavements around the village, and in particular in the play park. Whilst so many villagers give of their time to make and keep the village a clean and tidy place it is disappointing that a few irresponsible dog owners who refuse to pick up their dog's mess can do so much to undermine this. It is particularly disconcerting to see frequent fouling in the play park near the play equipment which is used regularly by children of all ages. Bags and bins are readily available in the village, so there is really no excuse for not clearing up.
The Association has invited the Community Dog Warden to attend a future meeting to discuss the issue, but the quickest answer is for anyone witnessing this behaviour to report the dog / owner directly (see details below) or indirectly through any member of the Community Association.
Dog owners have a legal duty to clean up every time their dog fouls in a public place. It is an offence if you do not clean up after your dog and may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80.
To report dog fouling
Click Report Dog Fouling and complete the relevant details.
Telephone - 03451 550022