New Bench At Cross Keys Donated By The Late Julie Steele

Today, Sunday 21st July would have been Julie Steele’s 59th birthday but sadly she left us, too soon, on 12th December 2022 following a long struggle with cancer and its treatments.

Julie sat on the old bench – 2022

Julie loved living in Broadwindsor and said this was where she said she belonged. Julie was enthusiastically involved with many activities in the village, of note was her role as President of the local W.I. group who described her as “a real leading light at our WI.
To read Julie’s full Eulogy presented by her friend, Cath Booth – click HERE.

The old bench at Cross Keys junction.

Julie frequently rested at the old bench at Cross Keys, which is across the road from the war memorial, en route to our village shop or visiting friends.
One of Julie’s final arrangements was to choose, purchase from her estate and donate a new bench which is now situated there.

The new bench at Cross Keys junction

Thank you to Martin Burt for putting it in place 🙂

Soon to be added is a memorial plaque which reads:

In Memory Of Julie Steele
1965 – 2022
A Much Loved Friend & Broadwindsor Resident
Greatly Missed, Never Forgotten

 

The next stage of the ‘facelift’ will happen once the wild flowers have died back. The grass will then be cut and a rose bed will be put in which, once in place, the W.I. have kindly agreed to maintain ❤

 

 

Julie was laid to rest in St. John the Baptist church graveyard
on 6th January 2023.

21.07.65 -12.12.22

❤ Happy Heavenly Birthday Julie
& Thank You! ❤


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Kimball Is Cycling 274 Miles in August 2024

Broadwindsor village resident, Kimball Garcia is saddling up and taking the ‘Cycle 274 Miles in August‘ to raise awareness and help fund the fight against brain tumours.

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I’m doing Cycle 274 Miles in August 2024 for Brain Tumour Research and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate £5 or £500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.” – Kimball Garcia

To donate, one must have a Facebook account – Login and click HERE.

Donations go to PayPal Giving Fund to distribute directly to this charity within 45 days.
(To donate privately, select “Only me” from the privacy menu in the donation form.)

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Christmas In July At The White Lion

Who says that you can’t enjoy a full Christmas dinner in the middle of the year?  And why not?

On Sunday, 28th July at The White Lion, Clive will be offering a 2 course Christmas menu for £26.00.  It will be necessary to pre-order and pay a deposit of £10 per person.

Choose from:

  • Roast Turkey
  • Roast Gammon
  • Roast Beef
  • Vegetable Wellington (V)

All accompanied with Pigs in blankets, Yorkshire pudding, Roast potatoes, Sage and onion stuffing balls, vegetables and gravy.

Desserts on offer are:

  • Christmas pudding with custard
  • Mince pie
  • Trifle (V)

Telephone: 01308 867070 to reserve your table 🙂 or
Email: info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk

Christmas Garland
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Reduced Speed Limit Finally Approved

The Parish Council has for many years petitioned Dorset Council to reduce the speed limit on the B3163 past Broadwindsor Cricket Club and to the base of Clan Hill, which is currently 60 mph, reducing abruptly to 20 mph and introduce a transitional limit of 40 mph to ensure greater safety for all road users.

Last night, the Parish Council were delighted to report that this request has now been approved by Dorset Council.

The poor state of our roads and signage was raised as a matter to be discussed at their next meeting and they will be reviewing signs across the Grouped Parish over the coming months.

If you do see a sign which is not in good working order or have concerns about a particular part of the highway, please do get in contact: hello@broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday, 9th September, 7.30pm at Drimpton Village Hall.  All are welcome.

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Liberal Democrats Win West Dorset Vote

The results of the general election in Dorset’s five constituencies have been confirmed.

The results were as follows:

  • South Dorset – Lloyd Hatton, Labour (gain)
  • West Dorset – Edward Morello, Liberal Democrat (gain)
  • North Dorset – Simon Hoare, Conservative (hold)
  • Mid Dorset & North Poole – Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat (gain)
  • Christchurch – Christopher Chope, Conservative (hold)

The overall turnout was 70.1% (53,228 ballots from electorate of 75,959)
(as reported on Dorset Council’s website)

For the first time ever, West Dorset is no longer a Conservative seat after the Liberal Democrats pulled off this historic win.

Pre-election, Edward Morello‘s promise read:
“West Dorset is everything that is great about Great Britain. Thriving market towns, historical monuments, beautiful beaches, and a beating agricultural heartland. We must stand up for our way of life if we want to protect it. We have been ignored and underfunded by a Conservative government in Westminster and a Conservative-run Dorset Council for years. They’ve taken our buses and NHS dentists; stopped picking up the litter and tidying the verges; cut services and raised taxes; and abandoned the elderly. If we want a better deal for West Dorset we need change. I promise to work every day to bring back services and protect those things that make West Dorset the wonderful place that it is.”

Edward Morello released a statement earlier today on social media:
A huge thank you to the voters of West Dorset for placing your trust in me, and to the many many people who worked incredibly hard to make this a reality.

Here’s hoping… for all of us! 🙂


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Richard’s Chip Van At The White Lion On Tuesdays

Following the awful news of Richard‘s traffic accident in L&F’s Catering van last weekend, Chairman of the White Lion Community pub, Rick Dyke and chef, Clive Dammert met to discuss how the community could help…

Happy to say Clive is opening his kitchen for Richard and his team to operate from on Tuesday evenings, serving from 6pm until their van is back on the road 🙂

Pre-orders would be preferred – 07942 467 656

To reserve a table at the White Lion – please telephone 01308 867070.

Wishing Richard and Charlotte the best wishes for their challenging future.

 


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Exmouth Coach Trip – Wednesday, 10th July

Broadwindsor Over 60’s Club invite you to join them for a day coach trip to Exmouth on Wednesday 10th July.
Cost: £22 per person.

This trip is open to all ages – not restricted to over 60s!
You can be picked up from:

  • Broadwindsor 9am,
  • Mosterton 9.10am,
  • Beaminster Square 9.20am,
  • Bridport Co-op 9.30am.

Please contact Rita on (01308) 868729 to book your seat and secure your place 🙂

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Drimpton Community Open Gardens – Saturday, 15th June

On Saturday, 15th June – we hope for sunshine and… You are invited to take a walk around Drimpton and venture into any garden which displays a sign outside and/or appears on the list which will be created nearer the time..

For any Drimpton residents wanting to take part –

You do not need a pristine garden but you must be happy to let people browse around and look at yours. They may get some ideas for their own garden! If you think that you would like to open your garden then please contact Diana and she will add you to the list 🙂

For more information and to contact Diana01308 867172 or email chestnutcottage217@gmail.com.

 

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More Parish Councillors Needed

From 7th May, our Parish Council will have six vacancies, two in the Broadwindsor ward, three in Drimpton and one in Blackdown.
Those stepping down include both the Chairman and the Vice Chair:
  • Fraser Hughes – Broadwindsor
  • Stefan Nikilov – Broadwindsor
  • Tim Bassett – Drimpton
  • Steve Chubb – Drimpton
  • Jacqui Sewell – Drimpton (Vice Chair)
  • Rowland Hibbard – Blackdown (Chairman)

For the Group Parish Council to operate at its best, these vacancies need filling with people who can represent their communities….
Village resident Garry Miller has put himself forward for the Broadwindsor Ward.

Being a Councillor can be extremely rewarding, you have the opportunity to make a huge difference to the quality of life for people in your local area.
If you have an interest in applying, the deadline to submit your CV has passed. For more information, please contact the Parish Clerk at hello@broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk.

 

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Funeral Arrangements For Paul Miller

The service for village resident Paul Miller will be held at Yeovil crematorium at 13.20 hrs. on Tuesday, 9th April.
Anyone who would like to come along and raise a glass in his memory, are welcome to join the family at The White Lion from 15.30 hrs. onwards.

“Thank you to everyone for all the kind thoughts, cards and flowers we have received, we are overwhelmed with kindness.”

– Chris and family x

Our Deepest Condolences
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris, Jo and all the family at this sad time.

❤ Paul Miller 04.09.1947 – 15.03.2024  ❤

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