Month: July 2013

Our community donation to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

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On behalf of the local community, shop manager Sue Williams, Broadwindsor and District Community Enterprise member Mandy Crane and shop volunteer Chris Edgerley presented a cheque for £70.70 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s fundraising co-ordinator for the Dorset area, Annette Plaistow-Trapaud.

The money was collected in the Stores’ charity box.

Pictured, from left, are Mandy Crane, Chris Edgerley, Annette Plaistow-Trapaud and Sue Williams.  Photo by John Heys

Parish Plan update

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It is a year ago that the Parish Plan was published and later this month you will receive through your letterbox an update on progress on the action points. Remembering that the timescale for a number of the actions was over three years significant progress has been made, as you will read.

Amongst the successes to date are, progress on speed limits, saving Common Water Lane from destruction, a working group on broadband and mobile communications, recycling of plastic and garden waste (2014), the saving of First Responders, and of course the opening of the village shop. These have been achieved because residents have come forward to help as individuals or groups. If we can extend this to other projects we can achieve even more.

 The Community Shop goes from strength to strength and sales targets are being exceeded. New products are being introduced all the time and customers are commenting that they are able to find items that they cannot find in the more illustrious supermarkets!

Sue and Jane are proving wonderful staff and volunteers are seemingly enjoying their role. Thank you to everyone who is shopping with us and making the venture so successful. 

Fraser Hughes

Garden open

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Oldcotes, Hursey

 Summer Garden Open

and Coffee Morning

Tuesday July 9th

10.30 – 12.30

 Plant and cake stalls

Inclusive entry £2

 In aid of maintaining Broadwindsor Churchyard

  • Some 149 people came along, enjoyed the morning and spent £1,071.


Summer Dance

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Summer Dance
with ’One Night Stand’
Drimpton Village Hall
Saturday 20th July 7.30pm
£10 to include buffet dinner
£5 for admission to dance only

Tickets from Mike 01308 868325
from the Royal Oak or Coffee Morning 6th July

Flower Festival

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St. Mary’s Church, Drimpton

 Flower Festival

Theme: Ninety years of Drimpton Village Hall

Saturday July 27th

Sunday July 28th

10am to 5pm

Festival Songs of Praise

Sunday July 28th at 6.30pm

All Welcome

Blackdown recycling sale

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Come along and Bag a Bargain

at the

Blackdown Recycling Sale

Pipe House, Kittwhistle


Saturday 20th July


From 9.30am – 1pm

Teas, Coffees & Bacon Butties

Cake Stall, Plants & Goods

Please pass any items to Philip or Alison

01460 30661/30517 or 01935 83086