Happy New Year

Wishing everyone good health and prosperity for 2024.

Thank you to all businesses and valued supporters of the Broadwindsor.Org website 🙂

Wendy Shields

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‘Twenty Years With Hot Fingers’ – Friday 26th January, 7.30pm

At 7.30pm on Friday 26th January 2024,  Artsreach and The Comrades Hall present –

Spats Langham’s Hot Fingers with ‘Twenty Years With Hot Fingers

Hot Fingers invite you on a musical journey, weaving together the history of the songs in their repertoire with tales of 20 years on the road together. Expect an eclectic mix of vintage acoustic music, from the redhot jazz of 1920’s New York and sophisticated 1930’s Swing, to the king of gypsy swing Django Reinhardt, the blues guitars of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, and the syncopated Latin rhythms of Argentinean Oscar Aleman.

  • Tom ‘Spats’ Langham (tenor/banjo, guitar/ukulele/vocals) is joined by
  • Malcolm Sked (tuba/double bass),
  • Danny Blyth (clarinets/guitar/mandolin/harmonica) and
  • Emily Campbell (vocals) for this special Dorset tour, delivered in partnership with Artsreach.

Tickets in advance:

Available from Margaret Wing – tel. 07796 454203 or email margaretmwing@gmail.com

A bar and refreshments will be available – cash only please.

Early booking is strongly advised for this special anniversary tour with Artsreach,

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Broadwindsor Community Film Club – This Friday, 7.30pm

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall this Friday, 15th December, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…

Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One  (12)

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Haley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg.
Running time 2 hrs. 43 mins.

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands.  With the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins.  Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.

  • Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4 (cash please)
  • Refreshments available, including a cash bar.
  • Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma Myersbroadwindsorem@gmail.com or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

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ightAtTheMovies #OffToTheFlicks #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

Community Carol Service – Tues. 19th, 6pm

Do go along to our lovely village church and join in the Christmas carols service – the more voices – the merrier 🙂

The Broadwindsor Carol service will take place in church at 6pm on Tuesday 19th December. Come and join in this community event, back in church for the first time since Covid. Hear the story, sing familiar carols and put the Nativity figures in the crib.
There is no midnight mass in Broadwindsor this year, we don’t have the volunteers to host the event late in the evening. However, you are welcome to join in with a service at Stoke Abbott at 10pm on Christmas Eve or 11.30pm at Beaminster. Broadwindsor will host a Christmas Day Family service with communion at 10.30am on Christmas Day.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, every blessing, Jo.

Rev Jo Neary
Pioneer Priest
Beaminster Area Team
01308  867816

(N.B.: Rev. Jo’s usual parish working days are Saturday – Tuesday.)

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Pizzas At The White Lion

Our Community Pub, The White Lion now have PIZZAS available for dine in or collection to take away Wednesday through to Saturday.

Call 01308 867070 to order your takeaway or to book a table.

Pop in and enjoy a pint while they prepare your order 🙂

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting – Monday, 11th December

Monday’s meeting of Broadwindsor Group Parish Council will be held at The Comrades Hall at 7.30pm.  All are invited to attend.
(Festive nibbles from 7pm.)

The full agenda may be viewed HERE which includes….

Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.
a. Report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council
b. Report from Dorset Police

a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation
P/HOU/2023/04430, Hollis Hill Cottage, Hollis Hill, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QS
P/LBC/2023/04431, Hollis Hill Cottage, Hollis Hill, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QS



a. Proposed 40 mph Speed Limit on the B3163
b. Footpaths in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Charging Ahead: Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
d. Fingerpost Restoration Programme

a. New Defibrillator for Seaborough

Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

The full agenda may be downloaded HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend. Under the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behaviour that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted. Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes. A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

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Hatha Yoga With Leon Lord

Ha means sun and tha moon, stick them together and they imply that we are trying to balance the two energies with in us.

On Tuesdays, 10.45am to 12pm Leon Lord is holding Hatha Yoga classes at The Comrades Hall for only £8.50/session 🙂

My sessions start with 10 min Pranayama – breath work, where we focus on Yogic breathing practices to help cleanse and balance ourselves.
Then it is around 50 min of Asana – postures, stretching and strengthening the body to release toxins and emotions.
Last of all comes 15 min of Yoga Nidra – Yoga of sleep, we lie on the mat and focus internally using our breath and visualisations to bring peace and deep relaxation.

Book your place HERE.

Leon also teaches:


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The Broad Palate – Dec ’23

Two of our family favourites – also great for dinner guests. Wishing you health and happiness for the festive season. 🎄 x” – Ann Shaw

Salmon in Filo (serves 4)

Great with new potatoes and green beans or tender stem broccoli. Serve with tartare sauce (or a bowl of shop-bought sour cream and chive dip!). For a vegetarian version, use mounds of cooled, roasted vegetables (without too much moisture) instead of the fish.

  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 125g/4.5 oz butter, melted
  • 4 skinless, boneless salmon fillets
  • 250g/8 oz plain/garlic & herb cream cheese
  • 4 handfuls watercress, coarsely chopped + 4 sprigs to garnish
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • Salt and pepper


Heat oven to 190°C/170°C fan/Gas 5.
Lay a sheet of filo on your board, brush with butter and fold so that the two short sides meet. Brush with butter.
On a short side, place a salmon fillet around 1.5 ins from the edge and season. Add a quarter of the cream cheese along the top of the fillet, then watercress to taste.
Roll up carefully, buttering and folding in the sides as you go, making a parcel. Repeat with the other 3 fillets. Place on a buttered baking tray, ensuring that the salmon is on the bottom. Brush parcels with butter, sprinkle with sesame seeds if using, and bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Garnish with saved watercress.

Easy Chocolate Mousse (makes 6)

My version of a cracking Delia recipe from the 1960s. Use 200g dark chocolate if you prefer. I add coffee powder to bring out the taste of the chocolate – it won’t add any coffee flavour.
Ring the changes by adding the zest of a large orange, or a crushed-up chocolate honeycomb bar, or a couple of tablespoons of your favourite liqueur. Can be made a day ahead.

  • 100g/3.5 oz dark chocolate (min 75% solids)
  • 100g/3.5 oz good quality milk chocolate
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 120ml/4fl. oz warm water with 1 heaped tsp instant espresso /coffee powder*
  • 40g/1.5 oz caster sugar
  • (*if using liqueur, use 30ml, and reduce coffee + water to 90ml)
  • Raspberries and double cream to serve (optional)


Place chocolate and coffee water (+ liqueur if using) in a heatproof bowl, melt gently over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted.
Allow to cool until tepid then add egg yolks and quickly stir until smooth and shiny.
Whisk egg whites to soft peaks with a pinch of salt to stabilise, then gradually add the sugar and whisk until glossy.
Using a large metal spoon, mix a dollop of egg white into the chocolate mixture to loosen it up, then add the rest of the egg white, gently folding and cutting, until there are no more visible clumps of egg white.
Spoon into ramekins or dessert glasses and refrigerate for 5-6 hours.
Serve with cream and raspberries if liked.

Many thanks to Ann 🙂

Bon Appetit!

Nov ’23Squash & Sausage Pasta / Pear & Apple Sponge

To revisit the Bishops’ Kitchen recipes provided by Richard Childs – please click HERE 🙂

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