February 2024 – Sydling Big Breakfast

This year’s Big Breakfast 2024 will be held in the Village Hall on 3rd February. £12 / person includes a full luxury breakfast. To book a table please contact Penny Cordy. NB all tables now fully booked.

July 2023 – Farm Tour

Dollens Farm will be hosting a Farm Tour and Ploughman’s Lunch on 15th July (weather permitting). The tour will be on 2 trailers pulled by tractors. Gather in the farm yard from 10.30, leaving by 11.00. Cost £12.00 per adult , £6 per child. Contact 01300 341780 to book a place. For a more detailed […]

September 2023 – Sydling Safari Supper

Saturday 30th September (in aid of Winston’s Wish and DCH Robert White Center) Be a host or a guest Cost per person if presenting a …. Starter £12 Main £10 Dessert £12 Cost per person if a guest £20 Contact Helen 341791, Shirley 341104, Anne 341832, Liz 341191 Or email Anne – annepaulsydling@gmail.com

May 2023 – Open Gardens

Sydling Open Gardens Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May 2pm to 6pm £5/person (children free, sorry no dogs) Refreshments available at the Village Hall Plant Stall

April 2023 – Charity Duck Race

Sydling Charity Duck Race April 30th 14.30 between Ham Farm and the Old School House £2 /duck or £5 for three. Five prizes: £20, £10 & three of £5 Tea & Coffee at the Village Hall

February 2023 – Big Breakfast

This year’s Big Breakfast (in aid of charity) is on February 4th. Contact Penny for tickets. ALL TICKET SLOTS NOW SOLD OUT

August 2022 – Greyhound BBQ

On Sunday 28th August 2022 the Sydling Greyhound Pub will be having an outside BBQ with the Black Dog Blues Band playing live during the afternoon. Bookings to the pub (01300 341303) https://www.dorsetgreyhound.co.uk/

July 2022 – Summer Fete

This year (2022) the Summer Fete is back to normal and will take place on 9th July on the Village Green.

June 2022 – Safari Supper

The next Safari Supper is scheduled for Saturday 11th June 2022. To participate contact Helen Pegram, Shirley Guy, Anne Brown, Liz Adams

March 2022 – Sydling Craft Fair

The next Sydling Craft Fair will take place on Saturday 2nd April (10am – 2pm) in the village hall. NB. All stalls are now fully booked

February 2022 – Big Breakfast

After a very long wait, SHARP’s Big Breakfast was back this year on 5th February. Due to Covid concerns it was decided that the location would be the village hall rather than the traditional gathering at Penny and Charles house. A rota of distanced tables meant that breakfast slots could take place throughout the morning […]

January 2022 – Pop-up pub

Prompted by the temporary closure of Sydling’s pub due to a Covid infection, locals gathered in the village hall for an impromptu pop-up “bring your own booze” pub. It was well attended and although the décor didn’t stretch to that of the real thing, the enthusiastic gathering more than made up for it! [Pleased to […]

October 2021 – Safari Supper

Safari supper is back after such a long period of absence! This year the evening event will take place on 2nd October. To participate contact Helen Pegram, Shirley Guy, Anne Brown, Liz Adams

September 2021 – Jazz Evening

Sydling Jazz Evening in aid of the church funds. The talented jazz duo, Ian Millar (saxophone) and Dominic Spencer (piano) entertained us with a mixture of classics and delightful numbers composed by Ian himself. Together with the beautifully laid out hall and a supper/bar, it was a very enjoyable, well attended evening. Thanks to Wendy […]

August 2021 – Church Fete

Due to Covid restrictions the 2021 Church Fete has been much reduced. The White Elephant, Girls Accessories and Book stalls only will take place inside or outside the village hall on 21st August between 10.00 – 12.00. Refreshments will be available. 

January 2021 – Art History Course

Art History Course online in February: 6 Week course starts Monday 15th February OR on Friday Feb 19th 2021 ‘Cubism and its Contexts’: this course is about the evolution of Cubism as a style of art, artists discussed are Braque, Picasso, Fernand Leger’s version of Cubism, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp captures movement in painting and Sonia […]

October 2020 – Chalk Stream Magazine

This month’s edition of the Chalk Stream magazine is a cut-down version designed to support local businesses. In the past, their advertising has enabled the free distribution of the magazine and it is important that they survive the difficult times of the pandemic and continue to advertise in the magazine thus enabling future editions of […]

September 2020 – Greyhound Inn nominated for national award

Sydling’s Greyhound Inn has been nominated for a national lockdown business transformation award and has reached the final 6 shortlist! We are encouraging everyone to vote for the Greyhound online BEFORE 22nd September at: https://www.hrc.co.uk/best-business-transformation-shortlist Lockdown meant that the pub had to close, but Ed and Eniko at the Greyhound gave us a lifeline immediately […]

13th August 2020 – “Sydling St Nicholas During Lockdown” book launched

During the Covid-19 pandemic Wendy Jefferson made a photographic record of Sydling St Nicholas village residents along with some of their thoughts about how the lockdown has affected their lives. She has compiled a book of photographs and accompanying texts. This beautiful publication was launched on Thursday 13th August. The price is £10 and all […]

June 2020 – Giant’s Head Marathon charity walk

When the 2020 Sydling/Giant’s Head marathon was cancelled, Di Tucker and Jane Ohnstad decided to walk the same marathon route in aid of Marie Curie charity and in memory of Sydling villager, Herbie Tucker who very sadly passed away this year. As of 3/7/2020 their efforts have raised over £2000. Their Just Giving page is: […]

31 May 2020 – Russell, Daisy and Poppy finish their 100k challenge

When their Mum, Ellie, sadly passed away due to cancer, her young daughters, Daisy and Poppy decided to thank the Weldmar Hospice for looking after their mother. So throughout May they undertook the 100k challenge. Their goal was to walk/run 100km. In the end they completed 209km (70km running / 139km walking) during 48 activities […]

May 2020 – Open Gardens Cancelled

Regretfully this year’s Open Gardens event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. However, if you would like your garden to be involved in the Virtual Gardens Tour project then please contact Shirley Guy for more details.

May 2020 – Thanks from Dorset County Hospital Charity

After receiving the amazingly generous donations from Sydling residents, the following message of thanks was received from the DCH Charity Fund Raising Manager, Kitz Clifford ……. To all the residents and fundraisers of Sydling St Nicholas, Thank you for your continued support and incredible generosity. We have noticed  the village has made various donations to […]

April 2020 – Village Hall Virtual Quizzes start

The annual village hall quiz has been cancelled due to CV19 but the committee have decided to replace it temporarily with a series of virtual quizzes. Watch out for downloading details of the questions (and eventually answers) via the Village Hall website or the Informer network.