National Young Farmers’ Week 2020

Voting for the Heart of YFC Award will open on 26 October 2020 and the winners for all of the awards will be revealed throughout National Young Farmers Week. We’re voting for Matt Frampton! Good luck everyone!

Find out if you know any more of the finalists – and read more about them HERE.

Read more about Dorset Young Farmers HERE.

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In 2020, Age Is Just A Number

Our whole world is of the same age! This random and remarkable fact remains unexplained by experts but it only occurs once every Millennium.

Your Age + The Year of your Birth = 2020

Try it out – it’s a thousand years until it next comes around.*

  • Edit – It works every year. Not every thousand years. It’s not a trick or a quirk of maths, it’s just how date of birth and age work. Your age is the time between your DOB and the current year. – Thank You Harry Neary.



Have you got what it takes to beat a Chaser?

ITV’s popular tea time TV programme, The Chase are seeking new contestants for Series 14 of the show.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.
  • You must be a legal resident of and currently live in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.
  • You are not nor have previously been employed by them, the Broadcaster or any of the ITV group of companies during the past 10 (ten) years.
  • You are not a partner or relative of an employee of them, the Broadcaster or any of the ITV group of companies.

How to Apply for the show:

Visit HERE to complete an online application form.

The Chasers

The Chase is on!

Good luck!



Remember To Shop Local, Shop Online – Orders In Today

Becoming increasingly popular, our Community Stores’ Click and Collect service.

  • Today (Monday) is the day to order your groceries from our Community Stores.
  • Fresh produce is ordered for you on the Tuesday.
  • You collect it on Wednesday at a time that’s convenient to you.

Click HERE to Register your email today.

Already Registered? Click HERE to Log in and start your shop.


Join in with Advent Windows

Last month Rev. Jo put out her idea for having Advent Windows for the month of December.  Beaminster Team Churches are now promoting the event.  Read everything you need to know HERE.

If you live in Drimpton or Broadwindsor please email Rev. Jo Neary, to register your interest. If you live in another village then you will need to get a group of people together to organise your own event but please let her know if you are joining in so you can be included and publicised.

Please sign up for your carol by Friday 23rd October allowing time to fill in any gaps. Spread the idea far and wide as some more people need to be recruited.
On Monday 2nd November the list will be confirmed, giving everyone four weeks at least to prepare their window. If there are fewer than 24 houses taking part then the Advent trail will start later in the month so that the last window is still lit on day 24.





1st Mosterton Scout Group

A message from Group Scout Leader, Susanna Newall –

I recently read an article about people who make ‘apps’ for mobile phones, I-pads and other modern paraphernalia that apparently we all can’t do without.
The most successful ‘app’ builders aim their product very cleverly at their target audiences – not by extolling the virtues of what the app can do – but by how the app makes the user feel.
When I was asked to write about what we do in 1st Mosterton Scouts, I made a big long list of all the amazing activities that we do as a Group every week. After the second page of A4, I thought you’d all be a bit bored by the time you got to the bottom and then I remembered the article I read.
If I was an ‘app’ builder (and as much as part of me knows that would give me massive street cred. with my children, the other part is very relieved I’m not!) I would tell all the children that by joining Scouts at 1st Mosterton Scout Group – this is what you will feel and experience and learn:
Laughter, fear, bravery, awe, tiredness, reflection, curiosity, fright, confidence, concentration, camaraderie, independence, socialising, apprehension, close and long-lasting friendships, courage, tenacity, perseverance, enchantment, accomplishment, love, pride and empathy. Oh – and more laughter –much, much more laughter!
So as much as plate-spinning, light aircraft flying (really!) kayaking, cooking on an open fire, archery, bouldering, tightrope walking and hosting a local radio show won’t help a child pass the next level on a computer game, we can help equip a child with the other important life skills like those above.
We can help them get the most out of the world around them and have the belief in themselves so that they are happy children growing into happy young adults.
That’s what Scouting is all about and I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team of volunteer leaders and supporters at 1st Mosterton Scout Group who give their time freely to teach the children these skills.

We meet every Monday normally and are open to both boys and girls in three different sections:

Beavers: aged 5 ¾ to 8 years inclusive – normally meet 4.45pm to 6.00pm.
Please call Gill on 01308 868419

Cubs: aged 8 to 10 ½ years inclusive – normally meet 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
Please email Cathy on

Scouts: aged 10 ½ to 14 years old inclusive – normally meet 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Please email Chris at

In these current times, we need fresh air, friends and fun – come and join us in 1st Mosterton for all these!

Susanna Newall, Group Scout Leader. 1st Mosterton Scout Group.


Local Police Report

At Monday’s Group Parish Council meeting, PC Alex Bishop submitted a report giving much cause for concern and reiterates the necessity of staying alert.

  • Around the 8th September some building materials were stolen from the side of the road by a farm near Broadwindsor.  The remaining items were then moved to a shed, but then subsequently stolen from the shed a little while later.
  • Around the same time a quad bike was stolen from a premises in Drimpton.  The quad was parked on a driveway in view and not secured.  This is the fourth quad stolen from Bridport area over the last few months.
  • At some time between the 14th and 19th September, an isolated building at Broadwindsor Cricket Club was broken into and a mower and scarifier were stolen.
  • In the early hours of the 24th September, a person was seen on a gravel driveway in Seaborough.  When the resident opened the door they heard the person run off and a car drive away.
  • There was a report made on October 8th of a scam call from a person purporting to work for BT.  They attempted to get the recipient to grant them access to their iPad.  BT do not cold call and if there is any issue with your line, they would put it in writing.

PC Bishop stated “Please be vigilant with calls, especially cold calls, even if they say they work for a company such as BT.” PC Bishop had not yet been cleared to get back to face to face engagements at this time but reassured that he would let the relevant people know when he can start coming back to the Post Office/Coffee mornings.

More recently, Dorset Police say an ‘old-style’ cream coloured Mitsubishi was seen around the buildings at a farm in the Nettlecombe area near Bridport at 3.30am on Wednesday (October 14).

Dorset PoliceAs ever, please be vigilant and continue to report any suspicious activity to them on 101, or online at

If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 999.

Dorset Police are conducting a survey: Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View. Hidden Specialisms which looks into how much you know about Dorset Police’s work to prevent vulnerability and hidden harm.  There are 14 questions.
Complete the survey HERE.


FiverFest in Broadwindsor

Our Post Office Outreach Service comes from Crewkerne, Dailyz to be precise. Dailyz Buy, Sell & Exchange: Games, IPods, Satnavs, Laptops, Digital cameras & much more. They Repair Consoles and Phones, Unlock & Repair all Mobile Phones. They provide a professional Disc Cleaning Service, they cut your Sims & Top them up. They can also Transfer your VHS to DVD, along with many other services and goods that they provide. Next Tuesday and Friday, between 10am & 12.30pm at the Comrades Hall they will bring the following products – all at only £5 each.

Dailyz FiverFest OffersAristotle

Earth Design at Redlands Yard

Lisa has a selection of offers at £5

  • Window crystals.
  • Tisserand energy roller ball.
  • Tisserand sweet orange and cinnamon oil.
  • A selection of sterling silver studs, pearl and sterling silver studs.
  • Indian soapstone decorative pot.

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Little Boutique in a Box at Redlands Yard

Helen has some printed scarves which she is reducing to £5 until the 24th.

Boutique In A Box - FiverFestAristotleThe Stableyard Restaurant at Redlands Yard

Your £5 can get you a coffee with a delicious slice of Linda’s sponge cake!

AristotleFiverFest ends on Saturday 24th October.

Anyone who would like to be added to this list, please contact: 



Local Employment: Boiler Engineer & Plumber/Heating Engineer With Guy Crabb

Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd need recruits to join their team in Bridport.

They have vacancies within their friendly, professional team for a Boiler Service Engineer and a Plumber/Heating Engineer.
Both posts are Full time.
Please contact them on 01308 420464 or email them on if you are interested.

Guy Crabb Plumbing & Heating Ltd


Bombay Spice, Beaminster Start Takeaway Delivery Service

Bombay Spice Indian Cuisine in Beaminster’s Hogshill Street are now offering a midweek takeaway delivery service to the area.

For a £3 charge they are offering delivery within a five mile radius which includes delivery to Broadwindsor, Stoke Abbott, Drimpton, Mosterton, Cheddington and South Perrott.   🙂
In their other directions, they also deliver to Netherbury, Hooke and Melplash. Please note: Cash Only payments!

Bombay Spice Menu


Deliveries are being offered for the winter season, October 2020 – March 2021, and only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6pm and 9pm.

Call them on 01308 861024 to order.
Remember – cash only.