Our Community Pub, The White Lion opens tomorrow (Friday,29th) at 6pm 🙂
If you are up early enough in the morning, please tune in to Radio Solent at 7.05am – Click HERE for the link – and you will hear Chairman Rick Dyke being interviewed. If you missed it – listen below.
Later at 8.05am, village resident, Izzy Masey will be giving views from the community’s perspective and our resident poet, Peter Roe will recite his poem, written specifically for this occasion ‘Heart of a Lion‘ which is added below…
We have learned
from ages past
That hope and heart
and courage lasts
This beating heart
of wood and stone
A redoubt of place
for our village soul
A bastion of community
A centre for connection
and joyous celebration
Shelter from the storm
Take time to think
By our hearth
take food and drink
Reflect on the journey
Those that led and fell
Those valiant hearts
whose tales we’ll tell
On this small spot
of England’s ground
As long as people
About the Lionheart…
that lives in England still
This beating pulse
of a communities will
This White Lion…
This lions heart…
Peter Roe – April 2022
The pub will be open from:
Tuesday to Friday, from 6pm-11pm,
Saturdays, 11am- 11pm
Sundays, 12 noon – 10.30pm.
On Tuesday nights, the pub will not be serving food but customers are welcome to take in their fish and chips from Nat’s van that comes to the village every week.
Village resident, Parish Councillor and former Booking Clerk, Jacqui Sewell is now Chairperson of the Management Committee at Broadwindsor’s Comrades Hall. Jacqui is supported by Dave Chumbley, Secretary (pictured right) and Brian Stone, Treasurer.
Hiring Charges were reviewed and rates will be increased from 1st June 2022 and will be published at a later date. Local users will be eligible for a 20% discount on the standard rates. Those who have booked the Hall prior to the price increase will have their agreed rates honoured.
It was also agreed to offer new users wishing to run a weekly event a 20% introductory discount for their first 2 weeks to assist them starting up.
Mick Massey from Broadwindsor Fun Group is in charge of the new audio system to be installed. The audio equipment will be purchased with funds received by the BFG as part of their Jubilee celebrations and will lead to workshops later in the year, training younger people how to use the equipment.
The Comrades Hall has received its own funding to upgrade the play equipment in Bernards’ Place – another project spear headed by David Leader, and this is timetabled for later in the year.
If you wish to book the Comrades Hall for your event, please contact:
Anyone interested in sewing, knitting, quilting or anything fabric related should take their project along to Fullers Community Room at 10am – 1pm.
Starting on Friday 6th May and continuing fortnightly on alternate Fridays, Stitchers can meet to chat and share their knowledge. The kitchen available for tea and coffee.
Any queries, please contact Annette Nunn on 07867 926688.
Raising funds for new and improved outdoor adventure play equipment, the pupils of Broadwindsor School are walking to the highest point in Dorset – Lewesdon Hill by way of a Sponsored Walk on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May. The children will be meeting on the MUGA at 10am on Monday, 2nd May, there will be squash and cake for all to share at the top.
Organised by the school’s PTA, Chairman Martin Burt commented “We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep and we hope that even the littlest legs can reach the top! For the past two years our sponsored walks were during lockdowns, so it will be lovely to enjoy a walk together this year! The play equipment is chosen with the help of the children through the school council.
If anyone would like to sponsor the children they can do so here:
Bob died peacefully at Weldmar Hospice on 13th April with his daughter, Kate at his side. Kate has requested the following:
“You are warmly invited to join us afterwards at Broadwindsor Comrades Hall. We are aiming to put together some photos, memories and anecdotes about Dad and how he touched our lives. We would welcome any thoughts or recollections you would like to share. If you can let us know if you will be able to attend that would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks,”
There will be NO Charge for admission or your tea/coffee with biscuits at the Comrades Hall on Saturday, 7th May, from 10am to 12 noon.
There will be a large container/box for your voluntary money contributions.
There will also be:
Plant stall and …
A “nearly new” clothes stall (They do mean nearly new – they’re are not doing a jumble sale).
If anyone would like to give any contributions they can be delivered and left in the front porch at the address below
This will be open every morning (only) from Monday next 25th April, until Friday 6th May.
Villager Sally Sarling said “Many local people feel so very strongly about what’s going on in Europe at the moment. I do hope we can help in our very small way.” Sally and her friend, Diana Coltart are raising funds for the Ukranian Appeal.
Sally’s address is : Greystones, West Street, Broadwindsor.
If anyone wants anything collected could they please call Sally: 01308 867 672 or 07731 630 546 and she will organise.
On St. George’s Day 2022 Broadwindsor.org celebrates it’s first successful year. Since this January,2022, through Facebook alone, the site has reached 23,983 people!
Businesses who supported the site last year will be shortly be receiving their renewal requests.
Cost remains at £15/yr ‘til April 2023.
Other businesses and Artists renew in October, still at £15/yr.
Donations are always welcome.
New businesses – payment by BACS preferred, using your name as reference.
Account Name: Broadwindsor.org
Sort code: 30-98-97
Account No.: 34903363
Operating as a not-for-profit organisation, thanks goes to the Broadwindsor Fun Group who recently paid for a (desperately needed) replacement printer. It is already being put to good use 🙂
Funds and kind donations received cover internet fees and administration costs. Additionally this year, Broadwindsor.org made a £25 donation to The White Lion’s fundraiser. There are no staff costs as the Editor’s work remains voluntary.
David Leader, a valued family friend, confidant, colleague and strong supporter of Broadwindsor.org, was the first to include his holiday accommodation to launch the organisation. He will continue to be sorely missed for his friendship, diplomacy skills, humour, advice, encouragement and his inspiring ability to make people want to help him with whatever endeavour he was dealing with – and they were many.
For those looking for information on St. George’s Day – Click HERE.
Bridport Arts Club Restaurant is looking for a dedicated and dynamic restaurant manager , Full or Part-time , guaranteed Sundays and Mondays off!
With an elegant restaurant, sunny courtyard garden, and terrace al fresco dining to the front of the building , this is a wonderful opportunity for someone to be at the helm of the site.
Please send a CV and application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They welcome applications from trainees and well as seasoned professionals, if you are looking for a better work life balance in a stunning venue working with one of the best chefs in the area then this could be the place for you!