Jurassic Coast Primary Care Network Social Prescribing – Friday, 2nd February

Running alonside FareShare at Drimpton Village Hall this Friday from 9 – 11am,  a Care Coordinator from the Jurassic Coast Primary Care Network will be in attendance.
The following information is taken from their website:

>>> Social prescribing is when patients are referred to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Patients are connected to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

This service can help patients if:

  • They need linking to support for mental and physical health issues, such as smoking cessation and healthy eating
  • They are feeling isolated and want assistance in becoming more involved in your community
  • They are struggling with work, housing or money worries

Care Coordinators connect patients with the help, care and support they need to manage their long term conditions and to make decisions about their own care.

This service can help patients if they are:

  • Over 18
  • Need help finding their way around different health, social care and support services
  • Have one or more long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma, COPD, CVD, dementia, chronic pain)

A care coordinator can work with you to create a care and support plan that is centred around what matters to you. Work closely with your care givers and the important people in your life to make sure you receive the best possible care. Support you in navigating the health system and accessing local support and services.

A referral to this service is entirely voluntary. Nobody is obliged to use the service and we welcome all patients who need support who are engaged and happy to work with us.

The team work across Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis and attend each practice at least twice a week. The team can see patients at their medical surgery, at home or via a telephone or video call. <<<

This Friday, 2nd February at Drimpton Village Hall is an OutReach service running from 9 – 11am.

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Pour Decisions On Weekend TV

Local business Pour Decisions had one of their products featured on Channel 4’s Sunday morning programme, Sunday Brunch
“…the most delicious vintage of Galets Rouge. You may have tried the absolutely delicious ‘21 (it was a best seller), try the ‘22 and see the difference for yourselves!” – Yasemin

Congratulations Yasemin & Pete 🙂

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Broadwindsor Community Film Club – Friday, 16th February

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall Friday, 16th February, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…


The Miracle Club (12)

A 2023 comedy-drama directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan. Starring Laura Linney, Kathy Bates , Maggie Smith and Agnes O’Casey.
Running time 1 hr. 31 mins. 

Ballygar, Dublin, Ireland, 1967: close friends Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates) and Dolly (Agnes O’Casey) win the trip of a lifetime – a pilgrimage to Lourdes. With each woman desperately in need of a personal miracle, the trip seems like an answer to all their prayers. But when they are joined by Chrissie (Laura Linney), returning to Dublin after decades in America, deep wounds from their past are re-opened and bitter truths exposed. As they confront one another and embrace their shared past, the group reckon with revelations that will change them forever.


  • 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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Broadwindsor Community Film Club – Friday, 19th January

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall this Friday, 19th January, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…

A Haunting In Venice (12)

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Kenneth Branagh, Kelly Reilly, Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh and  Jamie Dornan.
Running time 1 hr. 43 mins.

Kenneth Branagh stars as celebrated sleuth Hercule Poirot.  Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo.  He soon gets thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets when one of the guests is murdered.

  • 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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The Broad Palate – Jan ’24

A couple of warming recipes to fend off the January chills…

Scouse (or Lobscouse) – serves 4-6

Derived from ‘lapskaus’, a traditional, one-pan stew said to have been introduced to Liverpool by Norwegian sailors, this is a great winter stand-by, using beef or lamb and January’s seasonal root vegetables. Leave out the meat if preferred. Typically served with pickled red cabbage and a doorstep of crusty fresh bread (a squeeze of HP not to be underestimated). Every household has its own version. No need to follow exact weights, go by eye.

  • 50g butter
  • 2 onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and roughly sliced
  • 1 medium swede, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup pearl barley or dried soup mix (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • 750g stewing beef or lamb, preferably in thick slices (I use beef as less fatty)
  • Marrowbone (optional)
  • 1.5 litres beef stock


Rinse and drain the barley/soup mix. In a large pan, melt the butter on a medium heat and seal the meat on all sides.
Add the onion and fry for 2 minutes, before adding the stock and barley/soup mix. Add marrowbone, if using.
Simmer until the meat is tender and the pulses cooked, then remove the meat onto a plate.
Season the broth with salt and pepper (plus an optional good dash of Worcestershire sauce), add the carrots and swede then after 20 mins add the potatoes and cook until everything is cooked.
Remove and discard marrowbone. Add the meat back in, check seasoning, and enjoy.

Ginger Cake

Best wrapped and kept for a few days before eating, but easier said than done. You will need a 2lb loaf tin, buttered and lined, and a hand whisk.

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 115g hard butter, cubed
  • 115g black treacle
  • 115g golden syrup (measure treacle and syrup straight into a saucepan)
  • 115g dark muscovado sugar
  • 275g milk (whole, preferably) (measure sugar and milk into another saucepan)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 balls stem ginger in syrup, chopped (Opies brand is good)


Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas mark 4.
Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl and rub in the butter (the colder your hands, the better).
Gently warm the treacle and syrup until runny but not hot. Do the same with the sugar and milk in the other pan, just enough to dissolve the sugar.
Add the treacle/syrup mixture to the dry ingredients, whisk, then add the milk/sugar mixture and the egg.
Whisk briefly until you have a smooth batter. Fold in the stem ginger pieces, ensuring they are fairly evenly dispersed.
Pour into the loaf tin, give the tin a sharp tap on the worktop and bake for around 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack.  Keeps well.

Many thanks to Ann 🙂

Bon Appetit!

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

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Thank You Yeo Valley From FareShare

At this morning’s FareShare in Drimpton, Yeo Valley donated a range of their fully organic soups made with natural and freshly sourced ingredients to be included for distribution – most welcome in this very cold weather.

33 members attended today – feeding a minimum of 65 individuals with in date produce which would otherwise be thrown away!

This is a weekly membership scheme* aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing food shopping bills.
You must register to become a member. To become a member, collect a form on a Friday morning or request by emailing: FSSouthernCentral@fareshare.org.uk. Once completed, proof of address/ID needs to be provided and you email the completed form to the same email address (or alternatively, bring along on a Friday morning 🙂 ).


Initially weekly membership fees can only be paid in cash and vary dependent on the size of your household:

  • Single person – £2.50 per week – for this you are entitled to 8 products per week, which may include some fruit
    and vegetables.
  • 2-person household – £3.50 per week – for this you are entitled to 12 products per week which may include some fruit and vegetables.
  • 4-person household – £5.00 per week – for this you are entitled to 20 products per week which may include some fruit and vegetables.

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Wettest Year Since 1872

Some 2023 facts and figures from the Met Office climate station at Providence Farm in Common Water Lane, Broadwindsor:

2023 has been the wettest calendar year (1561mm) since 1872 (1755mm).
1982-2023 mean for the year is 1141mm.

December 2023 was the wettest (292mm) since 1934 (351mm).
1982-2023 mean for December is 136mm.

Thank you to Mike Lowing for the information and we look forward to more reports for everybody’s information 🙂


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Recycling Update: No Blister Packs Please

Further to previous advice, empty blister packs for medication CANNOT be included with the foil in the bins at Comrades Hall. I was advised by an employee at Bridport recycling centre that they could be, but, it has recently come to light that this is incorrect. Any branch of Superdrug will accept them so please recycle them there.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts on 07840 128763 or saradyke60@gmail.com.

Many thanks,

Sara Dyke

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting – Monday, 8th January

This Monday’s meeting of Broadwindsor Group Parish Council will be held at Drimpton Village Hall at 7.30pm.  All are invited to attend.

There are 15 elected Councillors who represent the five wards of Blackdown, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Drimpton and Seaborough. They can be viewed HERE.

The full agenda may be viewed HERE which includes….

Broadwindsor Resident, Gates Left Open at Hursey Field

a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation
P/HOU/2023/06716, 11 Bridport Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RD
P/LBC/2023/07021, 1 Church Path, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QE


a. SIDs Update
b. Flooding
c. Charging Ahead: Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure


a. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Council
b. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Public

The full agenda may be viewed 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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Lot’s On…

With the Christmas season formerly coming to a close this Twelfth Night, you can join in singing 17th & 18th century Christmas Carols (words & music provided) at the White Lion at 8pm this evening.

Tomorrow, Pizza! Dine in or Takeaway, 6 – 8.30pm from The White Lion – call 01308 867070.

Lots of film too at The Comrades Hall with the Comrades Children’s Cinema Club, 2pm tomorrow (Sat 6th), showing The Call of the Wild (PG, 2020 version).

A matinee this Sunday (7th) at 2pm: ‘The Great Escaper’ (12), 2.30pm.

Broadwindsor Film Club on Friday, 19th showing ‘A Haunting In Venice’ (12), 7.30pm

Live music from Spats Langham’s Hot Fingers with ‘Twenty Years With Hot Fingers‘ on Friday, 26th

This and lots more – click HERE for all this month’s events.

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