Bus survey – what do you want?

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After the sudden loss of the Number 40 bus through Broadwindsor, the village is working hard to try to create a new service, although it won’t be every day.

Survey forms are being distributed and are available from the shop – we want to know who will use a bus service and when. Completed forms should be left in the shop.

The gist of the survey follows below – a PDF version is available here: Broadwindsor 40 bus poster and forms

We have lost the 40 bus

This bus has been taken way and we are told we will not get it back. We are working to try and create a new service although it won’t be every day. We need to know what you (the village) want.

Would you use a bus service to Bridport?

Yes              No          (circle one)

If yes, which days? (circle one or more if necessary)

Monday           Tuesday                Wednesday

Thursday            Friday                   Saturday

What times are best ? (Circle one or more if necessary)

7am               8am                  9am                 10am

11am            12pm

How long would you like to spend in Bridport?

Hours (Write number of hours you would like to spend in town).

Where else would you like a bus service to take you?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

It is unlikely that a replacement service will be able to accept concessionary bus passes.

Would you be prepared to pay between £3 and £5 return?

YES             NO

Please complete forms in the shop and leave the form there.

 

Thank you. 😊

 

This is a Broadwindsor Group Parish Council initiative.

Please speak to either     David Leader,  Dorothy Rowe,  Margery Hookings,   Rita Haggett  or phone  Lesley Tibballs  01308 867241.    Or  e-mail ltibballs@broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk   if you would like to discuss the provision of a bus service.

 

 

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Bus Route 40 and related services

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This was the press release issued by Dorset County Council at the tail end of last week:

Discussions are continuing about the service 40 supplied by First buses to provide a suitable service for residents in the west of the county and we will continue to gather the information that allows us to make informed decisions.

Dorset County Council have explored and our travel team continue to explore the options.

Cllr Daryl Turner, the council’s Cabinet member for built and rural environment, said:

“We need to balance the local needs of residents with the realities of the numbers of people using these services.

“The county council’s policy to remove bus subsidies means that a more flexible and community-driven solution is needed.  DCC have had excellent success working with communities using our Toolkit”

The toolkit can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/communitytransport

Following the release of First’s new timetable recently a number of issues have been highlighted:

There are a number of people in Broadwindsor, Gerrards Green and Netherbury who will not be serviced by the new timetable and a collectively-agreed community transport solution will be investigated to address this concern and we will be working with the communities to help them find solutions.

Students to Yeovil College and Sir John Colfox School are serviced by the current bus. However, the timings aren’t ideal. From Monday (today), the council will operate a 7.30am service from Bridport to Yeovil College. This is not a public service and there will be no fares as we are providing a service for the college. They will contribute to this and it will form a community college service.

Another issue that has been raised is the requirement for residents to attend Bridport Hospital. This connection is mostly used as a short hop from the town itself. Further discussions with the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group will look at support for this.

Over the next three months the council will continue to work with communities, companies providing community transport and the schools and colleges to iron out these issues.

Race Night – Sat 11 November

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Race Night
Saturday 11 November
7pm
There will be a tote, Symonds & Sampson‘s Jim Rowe as compere and each of the eight horses in each race will auctioned.

Tickets are £5 and this includes one free drink and Light Bites at the interval.

Tickets are available from Lesley Tibballs (Drimpton) 01308 867241, The Village Community Shop, Brenda Smith and Joyce Chumbley.

All proceeds to Comrades Hall maintenance and improvement fund.

Look forward to seeing you for a night of fun, hilarity and who knows, maybe some winnings!

Races kindly sponsored by Symonds & Sampson Kitson & Trotman Black Cow Vodka Broadwindsor Craft Centre Broadwindsor Community Stores P H Hardwill Linda Paget Lawrences Auctioneers

 In aid of Comrades Hall.

Soup and pudding lunch

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Broadwindsor WI
Soup and Pudding Lunch
Saturday 4th November
Comrades’ Hall
12 noon-2.oopm
Homemade Soup- Bread- Pudding- Tea or Coffee
£6 per head
To pre-book contact:  Brenda Smith 01308 868392  email  brendamsmith@btinternet.com  or Ann Slee 01308 867784  email mrshorseradish@gmail.com

Music at The Comrades Arms

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With the Curry Night, hosted by three local chefs – Brian Wing, Simon Emmerson and Valerie Madder-Smith – a sell out on Saturday 16 Sept, we now have Blues arranged for the end of the month.

Our very own Dave Shaw has arranged for his band, Blues Station, to play for us at The Comrades Arms in the main hall on Saturday 30 September at 7.30pm, with the bar open, as usual, from 6pm.  Entry to the ‘gig’ will be free, but we hope people will donate generously in the bucket provided.

The Blues Station have kindly agreed to support us with a free ‘gig’ and the money raised will go towards running the hall.

This may well be our last event in the current season at the Comrades Arms, if The White Lion opens again, so please come along and enjoy a great evening with drinks at unbelievable prices!

Their Finest

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BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY FILM CLUB PRESENTS

THEIR FINEST (12A)

DIRECTED BY LONE SCHERFIG, WRITTEN BY GABBY CHIAPPE and STARRING GEMMA ARTERTON, BILL NIGHY, SAM CLAFLIN, RICHARD E. GRANT

THE YEAR IS 1940, LONDON. WITH THE NATION BOWED BY WAR, THE MINISTRY TURNS TO PROPAGANDA FILMS TO BOOST MORALE AT HOME.

REALIZING THEIR FILMS COULD DO WITH A “WOMAN’S TOUCH”, CATRIN COLE IS HIRED AS A SCRIPTWRITER IN CHARGE OF WRITING THE FEMALE DIALOGUE. ALTHOUGH HER ARTIST HUSBAND LOOKS DOWN ON HER JOB, CATRIN’S NATURAL FLAIR QUICKLY GETS HER NOTICED BY CYNICAL, WITTY LEAD WRITER TOM BUCKLEY. CATRIN AND TOM SET OUT TO MAKE AN EPIC FEATURE FILM BASED ON THE DUNKIRK RESCUE STARRING THE GLORIOUSLY VAIN, FORMER MATINEE IDOL AMBROSE HILLIARD. AS BOMBS ARE DROPPING AROUND THEM, CATRIN, TOM, THEIR COLOURFUL CAST AND CREW WORK FURIOUSLY TO MAKE A FILM THAT WILL WARM THE HEARTS OF A NATION.

 7.30 PM

 FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2017

 FILM CLUB MEMBERS AND GUESTS ONLY

APPLY ON THE NIGHT OR FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:

 IAN BUTCHER 01308 867644

BRENDA SMITH 01308 868392

JOYCE CHUMBLEY 01308 868286

 WINE, BEER, FRUIT JUICE AND SOFT DRINKS AVAILABLE