The Blackdown Educational Trust

The Blackdown Trust is a village based fund set up over 50 years ago to contribute towards the expense of Further Education for individual local students.

The amount available depends on the number of applicants.  You are eligible to apply if:

  • you live in Broadwindsor, Burstock, Blackdown or Thorncombe.
  • you have attended local schools.
  • you are leaving school to further your education; you have qualified for and have been accepted as a student on a recognised course at university/college/college or apprenticeship/agricultural college.

Please send your own letter of application including details of the above, your postal address and any other information you consider relevant to: blackdowneducationaltrust@outlook.com before the 25 September 2020 deadline.

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Local Employment at Salon in the Square, Beaminster

Salon on the Square in Beaminster are looking for an experienced and passionate barber to join their team and manage Barber on the Square.

Self employed or employed position considered and flexible working hours.
Additional training provided
Please send your CV and cover letter by email to: mail@salononthesquare.co.uk
or by post to:
12 The Square DT8 3AX Beaminster.

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Thursday Meal Deal at The White Lion for August

Vikki at The White Lion is offering a Thursday evening EAT IN MEAL DEAL throughout the month of August 🙂
They are closed all day on Mondays and support L&F Catering with their Fish ‘n’ Chips van on Tuesday nights so Vikki decided to invite people to eat in and help out on a Thursday night which is not included in the Government’s national campaign but still helps out all involved.

From the limited menu (see below) if you buy one meal @ £9.95, you’ll get a second for only £5 😀

  • Thursday 6pm – 9pm
  • Maximum 4 people at a table from a maximum of 2 different households
  • Booking advisable – 01308 847070

The White Lion - Thursday Meal Deal

 

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Government Help for Small Businesses

The support will be fully funded by the government from the England European Regional Development Fund and distributed through Growth Hubs, embedded in local areas across England.

Further information

  • The support will be fully funded by the Government with no obligation for businesses to contribute financially.
  • The funding being provided to businesses is supported by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund in England.
    For more information visit HERE.
  • The funding has been allocated to Growth Hubs within each LEP area in line with the current ERDF Programme.

View Growth Hub funding: allocations for each LEP area (PDF, 228KB, 4 pages)

  • To establish a viable grant programme, they have set a minimum of £250,000 for all LEP areas. The allocation of resources will be reviewed as the grant fund is delivered.
  • Growth Hubs work across the country with local and national, public and private sector partners – such as Chambers of Commerce, FSB, universities, Enterprise Zones and banks, co-ordinating local business support and connecting businesses to the right help for their needs. They are locally driven, locally owned and at the heart of the government’s plan to ensure business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access.
  • Activities supported through the £20 million can include:
    • One-to-many events providing guidance to respond to coronavirus,
    • Grants (£1,000 – £5,000) to help businesses access specialist professional advice such as HR, accountants, legal, financial, IT and digital, and to purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify.

Office address and general enquiries:

2 Marsham Street
London

SW1P 4DF

or use their contact form HERE.

To read the full Government article – click HERE.

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Lammas on 1st & Full Moon on 3rd

Lammas is celebrated on August 1st and is the first of the three harvest festivals (the Autumnal Equinox and Samhain being the others). The first fruits of summer are enjoyed. There are many festivals and ceremonies but throughout, there is a custom of climbing hills and mountains – we have Lewesdon hill our our doorstep 🙂

August’s Full Moon is on Monday, 3rd and is known as the Sturgeon Moon.  So called because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain in North America were most readily caught during this part of summer. It is also referred to as Full Green Corn Moon, signalling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, Grain Moon, Fruit Moon, Barley Moon. Wheat Cut Moon, and Blueberry Moon.*

The word “sturgeon” means “the stirrer”, which is what this giant freshwater fish does when it is looking for food; it stirs up the mud and silt on river and lake bottoms.  The sturgeon is sometimes called a “living fossil,” as it belongs to a family of fish that has existed for more than 135 million years.
SturgeonIn ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern Gregorian calendar are based on.

*For millennia, people across Europe, as well as the Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.

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Local Employment: School Minibus Drivers in Dorset

The charity ECT are currently recruiting School Minibus Drivers to join their team in Dorset (DCT) – ready to start in September 2020.
Part-time, split-shift, term-time vacancies as well as casual or relief shifts are available.

No previous experience is required and comprehensive training will be provided.

Drivers are trained to the nationally-recognised and accredited MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard, which is administered by the Community Transport Association.

  • If you are interested, please check their Application Guide for Minibus Drivers HERE (the pdf file will download to your computer) for more detail on the position, including the kind of candidates they are looking for.
    Applicants should have D1 on their licence or PSV driving entitlement.
  • Please then download the Application Form for Minibus Driver HERE.
    If you are unable to download the forms, then telephone: 01258 287986.
  • Complete the form and email to: dorset@ectcharity.co.uk or snailmail to:
    Dorset Community Transport,
    25E Sunrise Business Park,
    Higher Shaftesbury Road,
    Blandford Forum,
    Dorset DT11 8ST.

Dorset Community Transport (also known as DCT) was launched in 2011 and has a fleet of approximately 50 vehicles, over half of which are wheelchair accessible.
DCT operate across the entire county, with their offices based in Blandford Forum.

ECT CharityECT Charity aims to provide safe, accessible and affordable community transport to people unable to use mainstream transport due to mobility or other difficulties, or because ordinary public transport is unavailable in their area.
ECT also provided accessible community transport solutions to one-off events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as Prince Harry’s Invictus Games 2014, and the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.
ECT Charity started as Ealing Community Transport in 1979.

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Chairman on BBC Radio Solent

Apologies for not giving fair warning – but you can listen to what the Chairman of Broadwindsor Community Stores, Andrew Hookings, had to say in a seven minute interview on BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast Show this morning.
Please click on the link below, fast forward it to 47mins, 15 seconds and you’ll hear Andrew being introduced by Steve Harris discussing the affect of Covid-19 has had on our community stores and how the shop was successful in securing a grant from the Dorset Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund.

Listen to Andrew’s interview HERE (at 47m 15s).

Dorset Community Foundation

To find out more about the Dorset Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund click HERE.

BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY STORES ARE LAUNCHING THEIR NEW CLICK AND COLLECT WEBSITE ON SATURDAY AUGUST, 1ST 2020 🙂

Click and Collect from Broadwindsor Community Stores

 

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Units At Redlands Yard

There will be news on the restaurant at Redlands Yard very soon – but here’s a look at the other units at Redlands Yard with what they’ve got and when they’re open.

  • THE WOBBLY COTTAGEThe Wobbly Cottage
    Open
    🙂 Tuesday – Friday 10am – 2.30pm and Saturday 10am – 1.30pm.
    Rich & Dani: “Having been open all the way through Lockdown and adjusting accordingly we are getting back to normal a bit more and generally have stock to sell from the counter with an ever changing selection of bread and baked goodies. Beewraps are back in stock and we are also back to making small batches of preserves. We can take orders to secure loaves etc.. and are still offering a delivery service to those that can’t get to us although we are asking that anyone that can come up to the bakery please do so.” flowers at The Wobbly Cottage
    On Fridays – they are also taking delivery of fresh flowers from Beaminster’s Lovette Farm.
    Contact Rich and Dani: 01308 867 748
    Message them through their Facebook page HERE.
    email: richanddan@thewobblycottage.co.uk

 

  • Earth DesignEARTH DESIGN
    Open
    🙂 Tuesday – Sunday, 10.30am – 4pm (Updated).
    Lisa and Paula will update their Facebook page when they get back to normal hours, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
    We have sanitizer at the door for everyone to use. Masks must be worn. We have a One way system and social distancing markings on the floor. A limit of how many customers are in the shop at the same time. A safety screen around the till area. All safety measures are working well and it’s been lovely seeing our customers again.”
    Contact 01308 868911
    Message
    Lisa & Paula through their Facebook page HERE.
    email: earthdesign1@outlook.com

 

  • Dimensions Hair StudioDIMENSIONS HAIR STUDIO
    Open 🙂 APPOINTMENT ONLY
    Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 3pm & Late night – 7pm on Thursdays.
    Saturday, 9am – 2pm.
    Steph
    and her team have been exceptionally busy since lockdown restrictions have been lifted.  They continue to cheerfully transform heads and share the ‘befores’ and ‘afters’ on their Facebook page HERE.
    Contact: 01308 867711
    Message Steph through Facebook, click HERE.

 

  • The Painted NailTHE PAINTED NAIL
    Open 🙂 APPOINTMENT ONLY.
    Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm & Late nights – 9pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
    Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Toni and her team are merrily flattering the fingertips and fluttering the eyelashes of many ladies since Lockdown restrictions have been eased.
    Contact: Book an appointment through their website HERE.
    Message Toni through their Facebook page HERE.
    Telephone: 07378 818 676

 

  • Beccas's Fabric LarderBECCA’S FABRIC LARDER
    Open 🙂 Wednesday & Thursdays 11am -4pm
    Saturdays 11am – 3pm
    Offering an incredible array of fabrics under one roof. Other days closed or reduced hours.
    Contact: 07486 062 343

 

  • The Painted PoochTHE PAINTED POOCH
    Open 🙂 APPOINTMENT ONLY
    Geri
    is bathing and blow drying a variety of your beloved four legged friends. 
    As well as bathing, cutting nails and general pampering, they also offer a microchipping and scanning service.
    Contact: 07539 551993
    Message
    through their Facebook page HERE.
    Book an appointment for your dog HERE.

 

  • GALLERY OF MAKERS
    Open 🙂 Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm
    Selling a range of original works handmade by a group of 20 or so dedicated local artists.
    A relieved Clare Colby commented “...nearly six weeks now of re-opened doors … good to see so many peeps visiting and returning ..“.
    Explore
    their new online shop HERE.
    Contact: In the first instance, please email: gallbcc@galleryofmakers.co.uk
    Their website and Facebook page are being developed by a marketing company and we can expect lots more news and photographs next month.

Spread the love!We wish you all well!

 

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