Month: July 2013
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
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.
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.
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
St. Mary’s Church, Drimpton
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
Come along and Bag a Bargain
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