Community Land Trust: latest update

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust

Update June 2017

After a long delay,  a meeting took place on 25 May with Dorset County Partnerships planning department in Dorchester to discuss the pre-application proposal that BGP CLT submitted for the Drimpton site in March.

This meeting was attended by members of the BGP CLT committee, our advisors from Wessex CLT Projects, Yarlington Housing Group and architects Trewin Design. T

he senior planner was happy in principle with the site location, and the proposed development in general. The CLT was requested to submit additional  alternative design options for further discussion.  These are in the process of being drawn up and will be submitted shortly. The CLT will be meeting again with the landowners shortly.

Membership of BGP SLT is growing and we would very much encourage others living within the Broadwindsor Group Parish area who have an interest in affordable housing to join the CLT. Membership forms are available on our website  or from any committee member.

Village Picnic, Sunday 18 June

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Come along to Bernards’ Place, Broadwindsor, on Sunday 18 June. Bring a picnic and just enjoy each other’s company.

It’s part of the Great Get-Together, which is a great idea for the village. The Big Lunch event takes place annually and this year, the organisers have moved it to the weekend of 16-18 June to coincide with The Great Get-Together in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who was murdered last year.

In her first speech to parliament, Jo said: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

So come along to our village green from 3.30pm on Sunday 18 June – just bring your own food and drink and chairs and rugs to sit on.

Machine Embroidery Open Event

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The Machine Embroidery Group is now based at  Broadwindsor.

On Tuesday  20 June, there be an Open Day Event at the Comrades Hall from 10.30am to 3pm.

All are welcome to come along to meet the embroiderers and see the work they have produced over the last two years under the guidance of their tutor Lynn Horniblow.

Said Annette Hamilton, Machine Embroidery Group Organiser: “We are taking new members from September so this is an ideal opportunity to come along and find out more about this exciting and enjoyable class.”


Annual Parish Meeting

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15 May 2017

Drimpton Village Hall

7.00 pm – Refreshments Served

7.30 pm – Meeting

A selection of home-made refreshments will be available and there will be an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Parish, District and County Councils and from local groups and organisations and view the exhibition area. Please do come along!


With many thanks,

Over 60s’ activities

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Over 60s’ Club activities


Outing to Bath 10 May – phone Rita on 868729

Monthly meeting Thursday 25 May at 2.15pm – phone Annette on 868639

Craft Group at Fullers Hall, Thurs May 18 at 2pm – phone Annette on 868639