Opening it’s door tomorrow (Friday 1st Oct) at 6pm is The Comrades Arms in the Lewesdon Room, upstairs at the Comrades Hall in Broadwindsor.
Recently returned from France, village resident Andrew Hookings will be running the Comrades Arms as an individual, along with the support of volunteers. He did this several years ago, for a period of 4 weeks inbetween landlords Rich & Kate Moulsdale and Spike & Vikki who had the tenancy at The White Lion. It proved very successful and the proceeds, almost £2,000, went to the village hall.
Andrew commented: “The Comrades Arms will provide a venue in the heart of the community for people to get together socially and enjoy a drink, whilst the White Lion is closed. With the “Save The White Lion” campaign getting off the ground soon, it seems appropriate for the proceeds from The Comrades Arms to go to such a worthy cause.”
As well as being open at the weekend, the Comrades Arms will be open on a Tuesday evening for those who’d like to eat their fish ‘n’ chips from Nat’s van with a drink.
With some stock and supplies, £400 worth this week, being sourced through Broadwindsor Community Stores, our village shop should benefit too 🙂
Other ales and ciders have also been sourced locally.
It is hoped that you will be able to use your debit card tomorrow night but bring cash – just in case!
Dorset Council has received an application to modify the definitive map and statement of rights of way. The effect of the application, if successful, will be to alter Dorset Council’s record of public rights of way by adding a Byway Open to All Traffic along Lewesdon. A register of Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO) applications is kept to help increase knowledge among landowners, users of rights of way and the general public about applications which could result or have resulted in changes to the definitive map and/or statement.
Hill Lane from the eastern end of Bridleway W26/16, eastwards to the public road at Stoke Knapp in Stoke Abbott Parish.
The applicant has based the claim entirely on historic documentary evidence but in due course user evidence will also be considered. Although the investigation into this application has not yet begun, parishioners can submit any relevant evidence that can be included in the Council’s report, after investigation by officers. Please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for the DMMO Register where you can find more details about the application using the reference T650.
Information advising on what evidence is relevant & irrelevant are:
Standing on Pilsdon Pen
the last twits of nighttime hunters
share the lightening sky
with the strident call of cockerels
who sense rather than see the day
A thick blanket of mist
sits across the low-lying land
A silver veil that muffles the senses
Somewhere a tractor and trailer
cross a rutted field
a rhythmic banging bass
behind the sweet notes of a wren
the first bird of the morning chorus
A Plover and a Crow add voices
to the waking auditorium
Spectral trees emerge slowly
from the cloying blanket of mist
Languid shanks of cable
span the gaps
in a line of skeletal poles
to the mist locked valleys below
A pale peach accent to the sky
hints at the possibility of dawn
poke like islands
from the waters
of a silent silver estuary
cling to the fields and trees
This gradual unveiling
This restoration of colour
to a silvered landscape
Is another extra ordinary day
for Marshwood Vale
– Peter Roe – September 2021
Peter moved to Broadwindsor earlier this year – you can read more about him HERE.
This is Kirsty who opened her Unit, Wooly Wonders at Redlands Yard in June earlier this year.
Having Linda Paget‘s marvellous Stableyard restaurant outside provides the perfect setting for Kirsty’s weekly Knit & Natter afternoon sessions. An official Style Craft stockist, there is a fantastic array of beautiful yarns and either Kirsty or her knowledgeable staff are there to help.
Kirsty has recently brought in some new ranges of yarn that customers have been asking for, all with pattern support:
Sirdar Cashmere Merino Silk (£6.00 per 50g ball) 75% extra fine merino wool 20% silk 5% cashmere.
The Steering Group of the Save The White Lion campaign released a job advertisement this morning. We are assured that negotiations with Palmers continue to move forward positively. The Steering Group have applied to the regulatory authorities to have the Community Pub set up as a not-for-profit legal entity and this will take 4 weeks.
The Group need to go through this process to “search for a talented couple or individual to take control of the day-to-day operations, likely to be around December ‘21 or January ‘22“.
What they want:
“We’re seeking a couple or an individual who can bring both aspects. You’ll be experienced, with a proven track-record of building great food-led businesses, and of course running a bar with well-kept ales and a wide variety of wines and cocktails. You’ll define and shape the menu, source local ingredients, and build a reputation for quality. And always a warm welcome and excellent service.”
What they are offering the potential candidate(s):
A competitive salary (amount undisclosed).
Live-in status in a spacious, self-contained, four bedroom flat set over two floors in a beautiful grade II listed building in the heart of Dorset.
The chance to shape the direction of the pub and build a business you can be proud of.
The Countryside Alliance is a campaigning organisation that promotes the rural way of life in Parliament, in the media and on the ground. They campaign for the countryside, for rural communities and for hunting and shooting.
Their mission is to promote understanding and acceptance of the rural way of life and activities such as hunting and shooting in a managed landscape, protecting them from bias, misinformation and over regulation.
They also run The Great Annual Gun Draw with Longthorne Gunmakers. This year there is the opportunity to win a…
Trigger plate Acanthus 3003 Shotgun from Longthorne Gunmakersworth over £17,500!
The Trigger Plate Acanthus Model 3003 is known as the ultimate shotgun, 100% made in Great Britain and available in either12g, 16g, 20g or 28g. Precision made using the company’s patented barrel technology manufactured from one piece of steel with no soldered joints, the gun is proofed for steel, and has a low recoil and reduced muzzle flip, as well as an ultra-low-profile action. The winner will also receive a gun fitting worth £1,200 at the Longthorne workshop in Northampton and their brand-new gun will be supplied in an ABS leather trimmed case – ready to go.
All proceeds from the Longthorne Gun Draw will go to the Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Shooting. The Campaign is at the forefront of promoting and protecting shooting. With your support they can continue to challenge misinformation and bias and promote the true value of shooting; and positively influence policy.
Each ticket costs £50 and the draw closes on Thursday, 7th October 2021 so make sure to buy your tickets before that date. The winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, 12th October 2021.