Haiku Winners

From the entries submitted.. 1st prize is awarded to Izzy Masey who wrote:

Lovely Dorset gem .
Lewesdon Hill to Broad Welcome.
Happy place to be.

– Izzy Masey

The two Runners up were Katie Tiplady-Startin with:

Village life of peace.
Stone shining, green grass on show.
One way system joy.

and Helen Aldworth with:

I can see Dorset.
Pilsdon Pen is really high.
Is it the highest?

Each win a copy of Peter Roe’s ‘I’m in Love with My Barista‘ which retails at £6 and is available at Broadwindsor Community Stores for £5 🙂

Congratulations and thank you to all those who entered.

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Artreach Children’s Projects At Halstock

Not entirely local but Broadwindsor won’t have any Artsreach projects until the autumn.  However, Artsreach are back in Halstock Village Hall this summer with 2 exciting workshops for children.

Wednesday 28th July, 10am – 1pm (3 hrs):

A Wild Withy workshop led by Fran Quinlan.

Create giant structures inspired by seed pods, flowers, cones, vegetables and fruits.  Add to these organic forms – recycled paper, wool, threads, strips of fabric and tissue paper and take home a light and graceful sculpture which can be suspended or free standing.

Dress for mess!
Suitable for ages 8yrs +

Tickets: £8. To book visit www.artsreach.co.uk
Further information from Deborah Childs – 01935 891744

AristotleMonday 16 August from 10am – 3pm (5 hrs):

Aa Stop frame animation workshop led by Gary Jarman of Pageant Productions.

This is a fun and engaging stop-motion animation workshop for children who want to create their very own short film.  You will construct a small set, create scenes and use props to film your story on the effects of Climate Change.
This workshop is a great introduction into the world of animation.

Dress for mess!
Remember your lunch!
Suitable for ages 7 – 12yrs

Tickets: £10. To book visit www.artsreach.co.uk
Further information from Deborah Childs – 01935 891744

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One Day Remaining…

..to get your entry in.

On the topic of Broadwindsor or Dorset – write a Haiku.

Write 3 lines….

  • the first line must have 5 syllables.
  • the second line must have 7 syllables
  • the third and final line must have 5 syllables

All ages welcome to enter 🙂

email: info@broadwindsor.org or via Facebook Messenger HERE.

Winners announced on Saturday.

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Becca’s Mondays in Broadwindsor

In the Comrades Hall – Monday sessions… Come & Sew!

There is plenty of space to yourself, refreshments provided and help / tuition from Becca.

Finish a project or start something new. Becca will have some small patterns & projects to do each week.

  • A 2½  hour session £10
  • All Day £15 (9:30am- 2:30pm)

“It is really lovely to meet & see you all sewing!” – Becca

4 Monday dates available:

  • July 25th
  • August 9th
  • August 16th
  • August 23rd

Get in touch by email HERE of call Becca on 07486 062 343

Follow Becca‘s daily updates on Instagram HERE.
Becca and Florry (her lorry) are at Bridport market every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Villager’s Allotment Takes First Prize

Bob Link, from Orchard Mead, Broadwindsor, took home first prize in the allotment category of the Melplash Show’s Annual Garden & Allotment competition.  The competition was cancelled last year.

Bob was praised by the judges who said it was ‘an excellent allotment‘ and ‘a lot of hard work has clearly gone into it‘ – they also praised his range of fruit and vegetables and a good use of companion planting. 🙂

The event was judged by the Mayor of Bridport, Ian Bark, his wife Anne and former society chairman Jo Sage. They were accompanied by society president Nigel Jones and society chairman James Vickery.

The winners received a voucher from Bridport-based William James & Co – manufacturers and suppliers of fruit cages, netting and garden equipment – and compost from Chedington Estate.

To view all the other Garden & Allotment competition results – Click HERE.

Well done Bob – Congratulations!

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Stableyard Restaurant Now Open

After closing due to Covid issues in the kitchen, Linda Paget and her team are pleased to announce they are open again from today 🙂

We are back open today. Our outside area is looking beautiful with the sweet peas and fuchsias all out. Lovely selection of cakes, slices and freshly baked scones.  Open for lunches too. Looking forward to seeing you all.”

 

Who can resist those cakes?

If you would like to make a booking please call 01308 868362 and leave a message, message them via Facebook or send an email to hello@stableyardrestaurant.co.uk

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No Chippy Van Tonight

A message from L&F Catering a.k.a. The Chippy Van –
Nats van will NOT be in Drimpton & Broadwindsor tonight.
Temperatures reached 45 degrees last night, it made for a very uncomfortable work environment 🥵 Nats not feeling overly great today so has made the tough decision to give tonight a miss, not a decision made lightly and super sorry to have let you all down 🥺

With temperatures soaring as they are – we all understand Nat.
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Prevent Heat Stroke In Your Dog

Local temperatures today are forecast to reach up to 29 degrees and continue for the next few days. Bridport Neighbourhood Policing Team have issued a reminder to dog owners not to leave their dog in a car. Even with the windows partly wound down your dog can suffer from heatstroke and die.
Walk your dog in the morning or evening when it’s cooler to reduce the risk of heatstroke and burning their paws on the pavement.  The RSPCA suggests trying the ‘5 second test‘ – where if it’s too hot to place your hand on the pavement for five seconds, it’s too hot for paws to walk on.


The Warning signs of heatstroke are:

  • Is your dog panting heavily?
  • Is your dog drooling excessively?
  • Does the dog appear lethargic or drowsy?
  • Is the dog collapsed or vomiting?

Emergency First Aid for dogs:

For the best chance of survival, dogs suffering from heatstroke urgently need to have their body temperature lowered gradually:
  • Move him/her to a shaded/cool area.
  • Immediately douse the dog with cool (not cold) water, to avoid shock. If possible, you can also use wet towels or place him/her in the breeze of a fan.
  • Allow the dog to drink small amounts of cool water.
  • Continue to douse the dog with cool water until his/her breathing starts to settle but never so much that he/she begins to shiver.
  • Once the dog is cool, take him/her to your vet as a matter of urgency.

Signs of burned pads:

Look out for the following:

  • limping or refusing to walk
  • licking or chewing at the feet
  • pads darker in colour
  • missing part of pad
  • blisters or redness

Local Vets:

  • Girling & Bowditch, Tunnel Road, Beaminster: 01308 862312
  • Bredy Veterinary Centre, Bridport: 01308 4567771
  • Haydon Vets, Gore Cross, Bridport:013088 4568083
  • Kingfisher Veterinary Practice, Tower Hill Road, Crewkerne: 01460 72443

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Post Office 10 -12.30 Tuesdays & Fridays

Broadwindsor’s Post Office is open every Tuesday and Friday morning at the Comrades Hall. The clerks, John & Peter travel from Crewkerne’s Post Office to provide this invaluable service each week.  Please be sure to use the Post Office so we don’t lose it.
At this time, you are requested to continue to record your name and postcode upon entering for tracking purposes and to wear your mask.

The Post Office Users Group are holding a Coffee Morning, Plant & Craft sale this Saturday, 24th from 10.30am.  If you take your own coffee cup along – they’ll provide FREE REFILLS 🙂

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Full Moon – Saturday 24th July

The Moon will reach its full phase at 03:38am on Saturday, July 24th. The July Full Moon, commonly called the Buck Moon, is also known as the Thunder Moon, or Hay Moon.
The indigenous Ojibwe people of the Great Lakes region call this Moon the Halfway Summer Moon, or the Raspberry Moon. The Cherokees call it the Corn in Tassel Moon. The Cree Nation of central Canada calls the June Full Moon the Feather Moulting Moon  and the Mohawks call it the Fruits are Ripened Moon.

Because the Moon is full when it is opposite the sun in the sky, Full Moons always rise in the east as the sun is setting, and set in the west at sunrise. Since sunlight is striking the Moon vertically at that time, no shadows are cast; all of the variations in brightness you see arise from differences in the reflectivity of the lunar surface rocks.

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