Images from around the Parish
Winter 2013 Kingston Road
After consultation with the parishioners, the Parish Council commissioned a statue from Mary Spencer-Watson to commemorate the Millennium. The statue,entitled ‘Mason’,depicts a stonemason, marking a thousand years of quarrying and stone-working in Purbeck. It is in the grounds of the parish church, St. George’s, in the centre of the village. Mary Spencer-Watson died aged 92 in March 2006.
Rainbow over Langton Matravers
The Parish Council provides and maintains a cemetery in Crack Lane. Part of the interrment fees are set aside in a special savings account to care for the cemetery once it is full.
The upper entrance has been widened and improved to enable hearses more easily to access the cemetery.
The bench at Steps was recently restored by the Parish Council.
A wooden seat provided by the Council, beneath the village sign.
Langton Matravers sign
Village in winter
Sheep in Winter
Winter Dancing Ledge
Storm at Dancing Ledge
Langton Matravers Village from the Southeast
The initiative for the erection of swings in St Georges School playing field was from a group of parents whose children were at the Langton playgroup. The play area has recently been enhanced with new climbing and other adventure equipment. Responsibility for their care and maintainence is with the Parish Council. They are available for use by the public when the school is not in session.
Previous Council enhancement schemes included the replacement of asphalt pavements with local stone slabs, and having electric and telephone wiring run underground to restore an uncluttered skyline to the High Street. Street lighting was installed several years ago at the Council’s instigation.
The Parish Council hopes to provide bus shelters at either end of the village in addition to that recently erected in the village centre.
St George’s Church
A noticecase in the village centre is used to display minutes of Council meetings, to give notice of and agendas for future meetings and for other information, such as notices of elections. There is a similar noticecase in Acton.
The Parish Council office is next to the Public Toilets at Putlake farm. Both were built by the Parish Council. The running costs of the toilets are partially funded by the Council.
In 2009 the Parish Council with financial help from the Common Aggregates Fund (COMMA) provided Allotment Gardens on land leased from the National Trust at Cole’s Ground.
Winter 2013 Acton
Scouts and Guides
The National Trust together with the Council renewed the gates and erected stone gateposts at the entrances to the cemetery in Crack Lane.