Month: August 2013

Bernards’ Place

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A plaque is being dedicated at Bernards’ Place in the centre of Broadwindsor on Tuesday 24 September at 9.30am. 

It commemorates the gift of the land by Lady Pinney.

Leading the ceremony will be the vicar will lead the ceremony.  Broadwindsor School pupils will also be attending.

All are welcome.


Blackdown Educational Trust

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Have you just left secondary school and are starting further education such as college, university, an apprenticeship or other technical training?

If so, you could be eligible for a small grant from the Blackdown Educational Trust.  Your main family home must be in either Broadwindsor, Blackdown, Burstock or Thorncombe.  All applications should be received by 1 October 2013.

You must apply in writing, giving your home address, stating which school you attended, what course you are following and the purpose for which you would like the grant. For example tools, books etc.

If you think you are eligible, the trustees will be pleased to hear from you.  Please apply to The Secretary,  Blackdown Trust, Oldcotes Hursey, Broadwindsor, Beaminster,  Dorset DT8 3LN.

What’s on in and around Broadwindsor in September

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CH – Comrades Hall     DVH Drimpton Village Hall   Bl. VH – Blackdown Village Hall


1  Sunday

8pm Quiz Royal Oak Drimpton

3 Tuesday

2.30pm Country dancing CH

7.30m  Broadwindsor PCC CH

9pm  Folk night Royal Oak

4 Wednesday

6.30pm   Lincoln DVH

5 Thursday

7.30pm Whist drive Bl. VH

7 Saturday

10.30am-noon Coffee morning DVH

9 Monday

7.30pm Parish council CH

12 Thursday

7.30pm Skittles CH

15 Sunday

12.30pm Burstock Harvest lunch Manor Farm

17 Tuesday

2.30pm Country dancing CH

18 Wednesday

7.30pm Garden club meet DVH

19 Thursday

7.30pm Whist drive Bl. VH

21 Saturday

Evening of Poetry Netherhay chapel

22 Sunday

6.30pm Harvest Festival St. Marys

23 Monday

12 for 12.30pm Harvest lunch DVH

27 Friday

10.30am-noon Macmillan Coffee Morning CH

10.30am Macmillan Coffee Morning Pin Hs Drimpton

6.30pm Youth club Film  DVH

7.30pm Quiz and Puds  Bl. VH

29 Sunday

7pm TeamService Bl.Church

Future Events



10.30am  Blackdown Trust meet at Oldcotes


7.30pm  Skittles CH


7.30pm  Quiz night CH


7.30pm  Broadwindsor Harvest Supper CH


2  7.30pm  Big Band Night with  Rex Trevett Big Band in  aid of Poppy Appeal

Broadwindsor Show

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Broadwindsor and District Horticultural Society

Annual Show

  Monday 26th August 2013

 At The Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor

 Official  opening at 2pm by Mr Ron Wright

 Entry to show 50p. Under 16s free

 Raffle and Refreshments

 Schedules available from Angela Frampton on 868596

Or Broadwindsor Community Stores

 Closing date for entries   

Friday 23rd August 2013

Your village needs YOU!

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Residents will soon be shortly receiving their Parish Plan Bulletin which gives an update on what has happened since the plan was published.

Progress has been made on many issues, but certain goals won’t be achieved unless more people volunteer to get involved. It is not too late to volunteer so if you feel you can offer in some way please contact 

The parish plan committee hopes to put together a directory of organisations in the parish by the end of the year . If you would like your club etc to be included, please send details of your group, including name of organisation, who to contact, telephone number and email address, to the email above. The directory will cover a wide range of organisations including churches, shops, tourist attractions etc and should prove a useful reference for existing and new households in the parish.

The shop continues to prosper with the holiday trade helping boost turnover. If you have a holiday cottage to rent and would like to have a leaflet to go in your compendium please call in at the shop and get one. What is quite remarkable is that it now stocks more than 1,600 items. No wonder people refer to it as a tardis.

The shop committee is making a real effort to buy local where possible, so if you know a local firm which has something to offer pop in and tell Sue and she will follow it up. It seems the shop is drawing customers from further afield and it is widely talked about in official circles as what a community can achieve.

Apart from customers, the shop’s most valuable asset is the volunteers and it can always do with more. If you have a few hours to spare, are new to the village, or would like to get more involved in village life why not become one? Either drop in to find out more, or call Mandy on 868684. Most shifts are of a manageable two hours and you will be properly trained.

Hursey charity stall

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Sales of jam and marmalade on the charity stall raised £500. The following causes will be receiving £100 each: Julia’s House, Marie Curie, Help for Heroes, Royal National Institute for the Deaf and Cats Protection.

Free Art Friday

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ImageThere’s a Free Art Friday in the village tomorrow, 2 August.

FAF Broadwindsor comprises artwork of any type being placed on the street or in indoor locations for members of the public to enjoy. If people like it, they can take it home.

At the moment, there is small number of artists joining in so if you would like to join in please feel free.

If you are looking for some art then take a walk around the village.

For more information, visit the Free Art Friday Facebook page or take a look at the blog.