Clothes Banks By School Empty & Ready For More

The two big clothes banks located just outside the school gates have just been emptied after being full for over a week.  The P.T.A. did receive lots of messages and thanks to everyone for their patience.
Village resident, Hazel Catton stated that they usually are emptied every two weeks and as she lives around the corner, usually notices if they should fill up before then.  Any queries, please message her through Facebook.
Deposits can be made at any time.  All of the clothes donated raise vital funds to help support our village school.

Thank you for all donations so far – please keep them coming!

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The Bishops’ Kitchen – Sept 20

This month you have two Chutney Recipes to help use up this seasons’ apples.  Both these chutneys will be great with cold cuts at Christmas.


1 garlic bulb, thumb-sized piece fresh root ginger,  2 large onions, 1kg Bramley apples, 3 star anise, 1tsp cumin seed, 1 cinnamon stick, 500ml bottle cider vinegar, 1tbsp salt, 1kg plums, 450g golden caster sugar. 4-5 sterilised jars.

Prepare the ingredients. Peel the garlic cloves & cut into slivers. Peel & thinly shred the ginger. Halve & thinly slice the onions, then put them in a large pan with the garlic & ginger. Peel, core & chop the apples, then add to the pan with the spices, vinegar & salt. Bring the pan to the boil over a gentle heat, give everything a good stir, then turn down the heat & cover. Simmer for 30 mins until the apples are cooked & pulpy. Stone & quarter the plums, then add to the cooked apples with the sugar. Stir well & leave to simmer uncovered for 40 mins stirring often until the plums are cooked but still retain some of their shape. Ladle into the sterilised jars, seal & label. This chutney is best kept for a month before eating as the vinegar needs time to mellow.


450g cooking apples, peeled & chopped, 50g salt, 580 ml malt vinegar, 450g soft brown sugar, 225g sultanas, 110g raisins, 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 1tbsp chopped fresh red chilli or tsp chilli powder, 1tsp mustard powder,  ½ tsp ground ginger, 1tsp curry powder.

Place chopped apple into a large bowl, sprinkle with salt between the layers & cover. Leave to stand in a cool place overnight. Drain thoroughly. Place apples in pan with 140 ml vinegar. Bring to the boil, reduce heat & simmer for 10 minutes. Pour remaining vinegar into another pan with sugar & gently heat until dissolved. Bring to boil & boil for 5 mins. Add to the apple mixture, stir in sultanas & raisins & cook for 10 minutes. Mix garlic, chillies, mustard, ginger & curry powder with  little water .Stir into the apple mixture. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat & simmer for 30 mins or until thick. Pour into warm jars  & seal.

All recipes are from village resident, Richard Childs.

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Plan Your Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday, September 25th

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event in partnership with M&S and sponsored by Zalando, Nescafe and Betty Crocker.
The official date for Coffee Morning is Friday 25 September, but you can hold yours whenever you like. Small or big, tea or coffee, socially distanced or virtual – Coffee Morning is what you make it. Last year the amount raised was £27,461,814.00.

Once you’ve signed up, they’ll send you a free fundraising kit with a ‘How to’ guide, Bunting, Recipes, Cake Flags, a Tablecloth, Balloons and more!

Sign Up to Host your socially distanced Coffee Morning HERE.

At Macmillan, they speak to people with cancer every day. They have heard loud and clear how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting them. People aren’t getting the timely support they need, and vital appointments are being postponed, cancelled or changed. They are aware of the emotional impact of the outbreak is taking its toll on people who are already struggling.
You can join their campaign HERE to stop cancer becoming The Forgotten ‘C’?

Please address any enquiries to:
or telephone: 0330 102 7810

(Macmillan Cancer Support is a registered charity in England & Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). A company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales company number 2400969. Isle of Man company number 4694F.)

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Full Moon on Wednesday, September 2nd

September’s Full Moon is the Corn Moon,  also known as the Barley Moon.
This year’s Harvest Moon will occur in October, on the 1st and will be the first of two full Moons: the other on the 31st (the Hunter’s Moon and a Blue Moon, too)!
The full Moon that happens nearest to the Autumnal equinox (September 22 or 23) always takes on the name “Harvest Moon”.

Most of the names for the Moons come from the Native Americans and colonial times and tracked the seasons.  Other Indian tribes would refer to this moon as

  • Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet” by the Lakota Sioux.
  • Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth” by the Omaha.
  • Moon When the Calves Grow Hair” by the Sioux.

September’s Full Moon is also a Micromoon – this is when a New Moon or a Full Moon coincide with the point in the Moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth.

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Improved Y6 Bus Timetable Starts Next Week

Somerset Buses have improved their Y6, Yeovil to Bridport service and it comes into effect next week until further notice.

Travelling to Bridport:

You can now leave Broadwindsor village at 9.42am and at 5.27pm to travel to Bridport.
There is only one bus returning from Bridport at 12.50pm from the Hospital or at 12.56pm from West Street (Nationwide) which gets you back into Broadwindsor for 1.29pm and continues onto Crewkerne and Yeovil.

Travelling to Crewkerne and Yeovil:

Alternatively, you can leave Broadwindsor at 1.29pm to travel to Crewkerne (arr. 1.50pm) or Yeovil (arr. 2.15pm).
The return journey departs Yeovil at 4.35pm, Crewkerne at 5.05pm and arrives into Broadwindsor at 5.27pm.

Bus Y6 - Sept20Bus Y6 - Sept20

Broadwindsor Community Stores Serves You Online

Our wonderful Community shop now have their Click and Collect operation up and running  successfully with orders from in and around the village.  For those less familiar with shopping online, they have produced a marvellous step by step guide on how to use their facility.

Look out for their special promotion later next month 👀

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Isaac Cider at The Knapp Inn

In time for the Bank Holiday weekend, the Knapp Inn in Beaminster is promoting locally brewed Isaac cider by selling a pint for just £3.00! The Knapp Inn will be open at 12 noon until 11pm/midnight.
Isaac Cider promote themselves as “Proud descendants of Sir Isaac Newton, our Dorset cider is picked by friends, brewed by family, best drunk with both.”  It is run by the Giles Wood and his family: wife Fran and sons, Rollo (25) and Bertie (28).
All live, work and make cider at the family’s home, Coombe Down Farm, DT8 3LZ Beaminster.  As you leave Beaminster on the A3066, they are the cider farm on the left hand side as you head towards Bridport.

Isaac Cider ApplesThey are currently developing their website and social media accounts but you can keep up to date with them HERE on Facebook or alternatively,
Contact them directly: or telephone: 07767 318322

Don’t forget to call into the Knapp Inn to try it.

Good luck Isaac cider!

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Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park

Dorset Falconry Park is run by Martin Ballam and his family and provides a base camp for Xtreme Falconry,

From being open every day in August, they are open Wednesday – Sunday throughout September and October 10am to 5pm with Flying displays at 11am & 3.30pm.

Xtreme Falconry is a falconry bird of prey display team based in Dorset. They offer falconry courses in Dorset with access to some of Dorset’s finest estates. Bird of prey displays are currently offered in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London, Hampshire, Dorset and further afield. Their falconry experiences range from a one hour owl experience to a five day falconry course.

For more information, you can visit their website HERE or email your enquiry to:

The Dorset Falconry Park is located at Lewell Mill Lane, Lewell, Dorchester, DT2 8AN

Dorset Falconry Park

Watch their astounding resident Sea Eagle, Atlas being trained in August 2020.

On Saturday 12th June 2021 there will be a Conservation Day for ‘Project Lugger’ a charity they support whose aims are exceedingly simple in their aim and extremely difficult in their execution. Project Lugger is a charity organisation created to stop/prevent the cruel killing of the lugger falcon.

Lugger FalconPopular methods used to kill these innocent birds consist of using deadly traps out in the desert or using them as ‘lure birds’, to catch more ‘impressive, substantial’ falcons. The campaign was set up in May 2017 by U.K. falconer – Bob Dalton.  The aim is to halt the decline of the species and where possible, when circumstances permit, help with repopulation by reintroduction and species management.   You can support/sponsor Project Lugger HERE.


Planning Application at Redlands Yard Under Consideration

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are considering planning application WD/D/20/001756 | Erect dwellings and alterations to retail unit (Demolish building to allow for parking areaat what was formerly known as Broadwindsor Craft Centre and is now Redlands Yard.

The full planning application with its accompanying documents can be viewed on Dorset Council’s website HERE (Select Current and either type in the planning number WD/D/20/001756 or Broadwindsor Craft Centre).

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Rainbow Darcy Gets Bronze, Silver and Gold

The 1st Broadwindsor Rainbows 🌈 had a wonderful outdoor meeting at Bernards’ Place.
They made masks out of leaves that have started to fall from the trees. Barn Owl, Emma House (photographed) presented many badges that had been achieved during Lockdown. However the most special of all was the Bronze, Silver and final Gold award – the hardest award to gain in each section and it all went to one very determined Rainbow.
The Rainbow photographed is young Darcy who has worked extremely hard to achieve this. Barn Owl Emma said “She completed all 12 interest badges, 6 skills builders, 180 minutes of unit meeting activities and 6 theme badges as well as 3 elements to be awarded her gold.  As a leader it was certainly a very proud moment.

Congratulations Darcy – Well done!

1st Broadwindsor Rainbows1st Broadwindsor Rainbows is for girls aged 5-7 yrs.
Please contact Emma at
You can support/donate by shopping via easyfundraising – please click HERE.

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