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.

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