Villager’s Allotment Takes First Prize

Bob Link, from Orchard Mead, Broadwindsor, took home first prize in the allotment category of the Melplash Show’s Annual Garden & Allotment competition.  The competition was cancelled last year.

Bob was praised by the judges who said it was ‘an excellent allotment‘ and ‘a lot of hard work has clearly gone into it‘ – they also praised his range of fruit and vegetables and a good use of companion planting. 🙂

The event was judged by the Mayor of Bridport, Ian Bark, his wife Anne and former society chairman Jo Sage. They were accompanied by society president Nigel Jones and society chairman James Vickery.

The winners received a voucher from Bridport-based William James & Co – manufacturers and suppliers of fruit cages, netting and garden equipment – and compost from Chedington Estate.

To view all the other Garden & Allotment competition results – Click HERE.

Well done Bob – Congratulations!

Photo Credit: Tim Russ


Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online A.G.M. Thursday, 6th May 2021

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding their Annual General Meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Thursday, 6th May 2021All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

The A.G.M. can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 93 9228 7205
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

The meeting begins with the election of the Chairman, currently Rowland Hibbard and the Vice Chairman, currently David Leader. The election is then followed by the signing of the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

There will be an update of Councillor’s Disclosures of personal and prejudical Interests and Dispensations prior to the last meeting’s minutes being approved.  Any matters arising will then be addressed.

Public Participation is item 6. and parishoners are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.  The next Public Participation is item 21. at the end of the meeting where 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.

Item 7. Correspondance: there is a Message from the High Sheriff of Dorset, Michael Dooley.

Item 11. is when Representatives are appointed for the following:

  1. Broadwindsor School.
  2. Blackdown, Comrades Hall and Drimpton Village Hall Committees.
  3. Broadwindsor Community Sports Field.
  4. Broadwindsor Allotment Group.
  5. Footpaths Officer (Rights Of Way and Liaison Officer).
  6. Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) Western Area Committee.
  7. Other Representation.

Item 13. indicates there are no Planning Applications received.

Item 18. addresses our Highways:

  • Report from the Footpaths Officer.
  • Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area.
  • Common Water Lane Updated.
  • Results of Traffic Surveys for the Installation of Speed Indicator Devices.
  • Request from Resident, Seeking Permission to Install New Field Gateway between Shepherds Meadow and Bridge.

Item 22. closes the meeting.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess 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 behavious 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.

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will convene on Monday, 21st June 2021.

There are 15 Elected Councillors to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Click HERE to identify them.

Thursday, 6th May is also the Election day for Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Read more HERE.