Euro 2021 & Five-A-Side Football On Thursdays

David Leader’s 5-a-side free football for an hour on Thursday evenings is proving very popular…. could that be because the English football team have their first Euro match this Sunday v. Croatia? Perhaps…. all the Euro fixtures are listed below 🙂

No need to book, just show up at the MUGA next to Broadwindsor school at 6.30pm on Thursdays.
No boots please
, trainers are adequate.

Any queries, please contact David on: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652

England Euro 2021 Fixtures
(on TV):

The info below tells you what channel the England football matches are on with the complete listings of England’s football fixtures on TV including their UEFA Euro 2020 games on BBC and ITV and their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers and friendly matches on ITV.

  • Sunday 13th June 2021 – England v Croatia
    (UEFA EURO 2020 Group D)
    14:00 BBC One / BBC iPlayer.
  • Friday 18th June 2021 – England v Scotland
    (UEFA EURO 2020 Group D)
    20:00 ITV / ITV Hub.
  • Tuesday 22nd June 2021 –  Czech Republic v England
    (UEFA EURO 2020 Group D)
    20:00 ITV / ITV2 / ITV Hub
  • Thursday 2nd September 2021 –  Hungary v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Sunday 5th September 2021 – England v Andorra
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier )
    17:00 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Wednesday 8th September 2021Poland v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Saturday 9th October 2021Andorra v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Tuesday 12th October 2021 –  England v Hungary
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Friday 12th November 2021 – England v Albania
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Monday 15th November 2021San Marino v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub

Good Luck England!


Gladis’s Law

Cameron Farquharson is gathering a wealth of support for Gladis’s Law, Protecting livestock, informing dog owners: a campaign for a change in law to make it mandatory to keep dogs on a lead when walking near livestock. “We want to educate dog owners about the importance of using a lead.

Yesterday Cameron received the 2021 Sheep worrying by dogs survey from The National Sheep Association.  He shared the following on social media:

I am currently sat reading through it and the causes of the livestock incidents jumped out at me. People could select multiple answers.
  • 70% selected that the cause was not putting their dog(s)on a lead.
  • 66% believed that their dog(s) won’t attack livestock or won’t do damage if they do.
  • 49% Was down to a lack of regard or concern on the issue.
  • 39% had assumed their dog(s) would respond to commands off the lead.
  • 47% was down to allowing dog(s) to roam unaccompanied or escaped from gardens or kennels.
  • 5% Worrying on purpose/linked to poaching.
The NSA then asked farmers what was the outcome of them asking people to put their dogs on lead. Again people could select multiple answers.
  • 51% reported receiving Verbal abuse.
  • 48% were ignored by the dog owner.
  • 21% received Intimidation by the dog owner.
  • 16% Other (no understanding, land ownership).
  • 15% Polite refusal to use a lead.
  • 8% Retribution (vandalism).
  • 3% received physical abuse.

I will post more once I’ve read and understood. But I think we can all agree that the statistics from this survey are shocking. We need to change things for the better.”

Gladis’s Law, Protecting livestock, informing dog owners.

To keep up to date on the Gladis’s Law Facebook page – Click HERE.

Farmers! Please Submit Your Evidence

Cameron Farquharson’s cow Gladis made the national news last week, sadly for tragic reasons.  Her death has highlighted the need for farmers to have more say in taking care of their livestock in dealing with dogs off their leads.

When Cameron announced the very sad news on Facebook the following day, he begged, as all our local farmers repeatedly do to “please please please adhere to the notice on the gate and KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD!” He added ” We cannot afford in financial terms and for mine and my children’s mental well-being to continuously deal with these distressing losses.”  His post was shared over 10,000 times and made the BBC news.

Cameron and his family, who run Redlands Coppice, are now working with a group of farmers, farming related businesses and an MP to bring about a change in the law to give livestock more protection which they are calling Gladis’s Law.  They are trying to make contact with as many local farmers, smallholders holders and general livestock owners who have experienced dog attacks or worrying on their livestock in order to collate as much evidence of the problem as possible. Gladis’s Law would make it an offence for dogs to be off lead on farm land or land with animals grazing.

Sign up to be kept up to date of their progress on Gladis’s Law HERE.

Please message/submit your evidence through Facebook to: Cameron Farquharson HERE or Rachel Hayball HERE at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

Cameron’s family were “overwhelmed by the kindness shown” to them, as a family…. “so many we are not able to respond personally to each individual person as we would like. We have made this short video to introduce you to our hairy coos and say a personal thank you.


Gladis died on 27th May on Eggardon Hill when dogs (reportedly Labradors) chased her to death killing both her and her full term unborn calf. R.I.P. Gladis x

Dorset Police Rural Crime Team also released a two and a half minute video on Facebook on Saturday about putting dogs on a lead which you can view HERE.

If you are a farmer needing livestock worrying signage, please send their team an email: with the best name and address to send to and the quantity that’s required. Maximum of 4 signs per address.

Cameron has now launched a special Facebook page HERE to gather support.


Dorset Boom! Updated

Just after 3pm today, a very loud ‘sonic boom’ was both and heard and felt by households in the county.

Social media sites are full of people enquiring and speculating what this noise was.  Broadwindsor, Mosterton, South Perrot, Eggardon, Salway Ash, Crewkerne, Yeovil, Chard, Exeter, Weymouth & Portland.

**Updated Sunday, 21st 14.50hrs**

The BBC confirmed the report that it was a meteorite.  Read their full report HERE.

**Updated @ 18.30hrs**

ITV are reporting it as a meteorite which was also spotted in Jersey – see their report HERE.

Earlier . . . It has made BBC News – but no answer yet.

In 2014 – “A controlled explosion was carried out by the Royal Navy EOD this afternoon on the beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth after a member of the public reported finding a suspicious looking item on the beach. The item was found to be a phosphorus flare.”

In December 2018 – a similar incident occured which took a couple of days to resolve.  It turned out to be, a US Royal Air Force public affairs spokesman at Lakenheath confirmed, an oversea exercise with F-15E Strike Eagles aircrafts, which were travelling at supersonic speed!

Typhoon aircraft were sighted earlier in the week.
A sonic boom occurs when an object – usually a jet – travels faster than the speed of sound and breaks the sound barrier.

Could it be an earthquake?

The cause will be here once officially confirmed.



Who’s Buying The First Round?

Monday May 17th?

Following the Government’s announcement of their 3 Step plan out of Lockdown,  The White Lion in Broadwindsor MAY be allowed to open its door on Monday, 17th May 2021 after being closed since forever it seems!

Landlords Spike & Vikki commented: We can’t post any days or times yet, we want to wait ’til nearer the time to see what the situation is. It will be good to bring the pub back to life as it should be.”

We are so used to seeing Spike, Vikki, Molly & Tabitha looking like this.
We do look forward to seeing their smiles when we walk in through their door again – smiling too!

To book at the White Lion:

Telephone: 01308 867070
Message through Facebook: HERE.

We all have our fingers crossed.

The BBC reports that the closure statistics highlight how the duration of economic support, as well as the vaccination timetable, could be crucial in determining how long doors stay closed.

The furlough wage support scheme is due to finish at the end of April 2021 – whilst business rates holidays for hospitality and leisure firms are due to end early in the same month in each of the UK nations.

The end of March will also see the application period close for Government-backed loans of up to ÂŁ50,000 to smaller businesses under the “bounce back” scheme.

There are grants available for Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure more of which will be published at a later date.  Click HERE for more information from the BBC.