Month: March 2017

Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust

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Update, March 2017

Site feasibility surveys of the proposed site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton, were completed during February.

Trewin Design will submit a revised layout plan to Dorset County Partnerships for pre-application discussion with planners. This meeting is expected to take place around the end of March.

The CLT’s preferred option would be to install an on-site sewerage system for this development. This would not impact on the mains sewer in view of the problems currently experienced in Marksmead and Oxhayes in Drimpton.

Dorset Council Partnerships’ housing need information indicates that there are currently 14 households registered within the Broadwindsor Group Parish area. A draft allocation plan specific to this site is being developed by the CLT and Yarlington Housing Group. This will be for properties to rent and shared ownership properties and will outline priorities and provide definitions of ‘local connections’.

A quarterly newsletter – BGP CLT  News is now available on our website (see link below) as well as on the parish council, Broadwindsor and Drimpton websites. Copies are also available from Broadwindsor Community Stores, the pubs and village halls in Broadwindsor and Drimpton and Kittwhistle Garage.

Members of BGP CLT will be providing a presentation on the project at the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Annual meeting on 15 May at Drimpton Village Hall.

More information is available on the BGP CLT website at

For the March 2017 Newsletter please download the following pdf: Newsletter_1 March2017 F

Bike ride in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance 14 May

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Dear Residents

On Sunday 14th May Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will be holding our seventh annual Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge, starting at 11am in Watchet and ending in West Bay.

In 2016, 539 supporters took part in this event to help raise funds to keep Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance flying and, in doing so, collaboratively rode just over 28,500 miles (that’s approximately 41 journeys from London to Paris and back!) and raised more than £78,000 – that’s  enough to fund approximately 31 missions by the air ambulance.

This event is not a race and involves cycling along some of Dorset and Somerset’s glorious countryside, riding through picturesque villages, with a mix of quiet back roads and busier main roads, interspersed with some demanding climbs and hairy descents this challenge definitely offers something for everyone!

We are aware that this event may cause you and your neighbours some slight disruption and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

If you would be willing to help marshal this event in your neighbourhood and help us keep everyone safe, we would love to hear from you.

With best wishes and many thanks for your support.

Tina Viksna, Fundraising Manager

Tel: 01823 669604