Happy Summer Solstice!

When Sarah Hunt and Dominic Withington first moved to Broadwindsor in 2021 , they were keen to make a little positive mark on the village.


At the side of North Cottage, the small patch adjacent to the allotment entrance was in need of a touch of TLC….

As Parish land but under the Allotment group. Sarah and Dominic cleared the scrub and planted 400 bulbs for the Spring 2023 season and seeded with poppies and of course the abundant oxeye daisy seed…


As you can see, the poppies are coming into glorious bloom now and the oxide daisies on the other side are looking smashing too.

Hopefully all who pass will take some joy from these beautiful plants and look forward to spring bloooms in 2023 before more poppies 🙂

Thank you Sarah & Dominic!
They do indeed look beautful.

Happy Summer Solstice!

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The Wagon House Is At Bridport Food Festival

The increasingly popular Wagon House is in attendance at this year’s Bridport Food Festival.

They recently received full permission from their EHO to bottle their own milk and milkshakes for local establishments! If anyone knows anywhere that would like supplied with fresh milk and milkshakes then get in touch and they will add you to their growing list!

The Wagon House

Contact Louise on: 07943 782498

Email: thewagonhouse@hotmail.com
or Message through their Facebook page HERE.

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Tikka Trak In Village Tonight 4-8pm

Visiting Broadwindsor village tonight and parking in the bay outside the primary school, Tikka Trak‘s mobile Indian Street Food van will be there!

Pre-orders can be made up until 3pm on 07843 199 781

Please note: there is a slight price increase due to rising fuel costs.

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‘Belfast’ (12) – Drimpton 8th June, Broadwindsor 17th June

Both Community Film Clubs are showing ‘Belfast’ this month.  It is rated 12 and lasts 94 minutes.

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Kenneth Branagh, starring Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Jude Hill, Dame Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds & Colin Morgan.

Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Buddy’s family lives in a largely Protestant district with a few Catholic families, but one day his community and everything he thought he understood about life is suddenly turned upside down.  Buddy’s family gets caught in the mayhem and must decide to stay or leave the only place they have ever called home.  Through it all, his passionate parents (Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan) and quick-witted grandparents (Academy Award winner Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds) keep the joy alive through music and the magic of movies in this feel good story that reminds us that no matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.

At Drimpton – Wednesday, 8th June:

  • Drimpton Film Club Members – Free entry.
  • Guests – £4
  • Refreshments available: Wine, Beer, Tea & Coffee.

For any queries, information etc. please contact Diana Leake on 01308 867172.

At Broadwindsor – Friday, 17th June:

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

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Meet Stewart Cochrane – Plasterer

Stewart is new to Broadwindsor, looking to relocate from Poole to be with his partner.

Stewart started in the trade when he left school 31 years ago, and has 27 years of plastering experience.

STC Plastering is a proud member of both Check A Trade, and the Buy With Confidence scheme which is run by Trading Standards. He also has a full CRB clearance.

I am happy to come out and give free estimates, and will always advise customers on what their options are and will always try to help them to save money where possible. I always give very clear cut estimates, and there are never any hidden extras.

  • I cover all aspects of plastering; from skimming, to overboarding, dry-lining, coving, rendering and floor screeding.
  • I work on large projects such as refurbishments and extensions; and smaller projects too…..no job is too small!
  • I will always try and give customers a fair price for their work, which is always carried out to my highest standard.
  • I pride myself on always being punctual, reliable, and tidy…and my feedback shows my customers agree!”

You can contact Stewart on:

As the photograph tells you, Stewart has already visited (and is impressed with) our community funded pub – the White Lion 🙂

Welcome to the village Stewart & Good Luck for your future!

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White Lion Community Pub Update – May 22

A message from Chairman, Rick Dyke:

The White Lion reopened its doors nearly 3 weeks ago and it is difficult to imagine how it could have been more successful without offering food. We have already expressed our appreciation of the contributions from many that enabled us to get to this point but it is also important to acknowledge the support from the community since we reopened.
Not all pubs in the area are able to open 6 days a week and receive enough custom for that to be viable. Our aim is to keep it that way and with this in mind will be arranging regular events in the future which we hope will not only maintain current levels of support but hopefully attract new custom too. Watch this space.

However, it has not all been plain sailing and with the benefit of hindsight, some things would have been done differently. Without wishing to make any excuses and for reasons which need no further explanation, responsibilities on the Management Committee changed dramatically in March and with those changes came some necessary decisions as to where our priorities lay.
Consequently, some aspects were given a lower priority, for example membership certificates. We received over 200 requests for membership which is a testament to the support there is within the community. However, it is also a significant undertaking in both preparing and issuing the certificates. You should have received an update sooner but we can advise that the production of those certificates will be completed within the next few days and then the process of issuing the 200+ individual emails with the certificate as an attachment will start. We expect all certificates to have been issued before the end of the month and will provide an update to that effect.

Another aspect that could have been handled better was the offer of skilled help from various tradespeople within the community. Ultimately, there were more offers of assistance than were needed but this should have been communicated. If you offered your support but did not hear further, hopefully you can accept our sincere apologies.

To finish on a positive note, work is progressing well in getting our kitchen ready. We are not ready to give precise details as there are still some aspects that are out of our control but we hope that we will be ready to add to the Fun Group‘s food offering over the Jubilee weekend. An announcement will follow once details have been finalised. You may also be pleased to know that in addition to our food service, coffee will be available too!

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Local Employment: P/T Bar Work – The White Lion

The White Lion community pub needs help during busy times and are looking to employ a part-time person to support the Staff team.
Help will be needed during the busiest times, which are expected to be Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday lunchtime and occasionally other times such as Bank Holidays and special events.
The role will include table and bar service, working under the direction of the manager, Kate.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Salary will be in line with the national minimum wage.
If you’d like to be considered for an interview, please contact Kate, in person at the pub or by phone or text on 07513 326388.

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Leave No One At Home For Jubilee Picnic – Sunday, 5th June

As part of Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, they have launched a campaign ‘Leave No One At Home’ for their Great Jubilee Picnic on Sunday, 5th June, starting at 1pm.

Weather permitting and inside the Comrades Hall if wet, there will be tables and chairs outside and live entertainment will be provided by The Silver Lining band, playing your favourites from the 1950s and 60s. 

Prizes for the Best Scarecrows and best in the Children’s Royal parade will be awarded.

You are invited to take your own food along or take advantage of the Stableyard’s Jubilee picnic boxes which contain enough to share and can be pre-ordered now.

More importantly, Broadwindsor Fun Group are about inclusion and are asking you to consider your neighbour or someone you know who may be unable to get to Bernards’ Place or who may not be able to prepare a picnic for themselves –

  • Would you be able to help them get there?
  • Do you have enough food to share to prepare a picnic for them or share a picnic box with?
  • Could they join your table for conversation and company?

If there is anyone who needs assistance in attending or would require an easily accessible table for the afternoon – please contact BFG’s Chairman, Adrian Gray on 07917 660650.

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Get Your Curry Orders In By This Sunday, 15th

Have you ordered your delicious curry for Saturday, 21st May yet?

* Last orders will be accepted at 23.59 hrs.
this Sunday, 15th May *

Our village chefs will be Brian, Peter, Michele and Malcolm. Choose from three sumptious curries…

  • Red Thai Chicken curry (Gluten Free, medium)
  • Roasted Vegetable curry (medium)
  • Chicken curry (medium/hot)

Your order includes:

  • Dhall
  • Rice
  • Naan bread
  • Poppadoms
  • Chutneys

The Comrades Hall – £15 – all inclusivejust bring your own refreshments 🙂

All Profits go towards the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next month.

Contact: bwfunday20@gmail.com

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BFG Curry Night – Saturday, 21st May

You’re advised to book in for Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Curry Night which is happening on Saturday 21st May at the Comrades Hall. Looks set to be deliciously good fun, with profits going towards the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next month. Our village chefs will be Brian, Peter, Michele and Malcolm.

Choose one of three different curries:

  • Red Thai Chicken curry (Gluten Free, medium)
  • Roasted Vegetable curry (medium)
  • Chicken curry (medium/hot)

All the following are included:

  • Dhall
  • Rice
  • Naan bread
  • Poppadoms
  • Chutneys

Bring your own refreshments!

Cost is £15 and Pre-order only to bwfunday20@gmail.com or let a Committee member know directly.
Last orders accepted on Sunday, 15th May

These evenings do prove to be very popular so book now to avoid any disappointment.

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