Update from Broadwindsor Fun Group

Broadwindsor Fun Day 2021 will be Saturday, June 12th.

Dear fellow Broadwindsor residents and friends,

I write in my role as the Chair of the Broadwindsor Fun Group and hope that this update finds you safe and well.

At the time of putting this piece together the virus is still ever present and the ease of restrictions has been halted with regional lockdowns being put in place. Despite this the Broadwindsor Fun Group have started to look forward to happier times in effort to plan events. The toll on fundraising towards the Fun day to be held on 12th June 2021 has been heavy. I am grateful for the work carried out by committee members to reduce any losses regarding the cancellation of these.

On the positive side we are already negotiating with entertainers to appear at the Fun day in 2021. You may have seen a request for ideas for a theme. Some really good ones have been put forward including something around the Olympics and the European football and a more generic idea of  ‘Your Hero’.
More ideas are very welcome (please submit your ideas to:  bwfunday20@gmail.com).

Whilst we do feel able to start planning for the Fun day next year, we have had to make the difficult decision to not hold a fireworks event this year. The main reasons for this revolve around the virus and fears that even if the situation eased, many may not attend. I have looked at this matter carefully and would seek to inform you that I do not believe that the running of a fireworks evening is viable. Traditionally this event is a loss maker but nevertheless held for the community to enjoy. Should it be held this year, it is projected that we would make a loss of circ. £450. That is assuming that people would attend and still put money in the buckets etc. I have considered approaches to local companies for sponsorship but decided against this as they are most likely struggling to restart after the lockdown and I feel it would be wrong to ask for financial backing. This is not to say that approaches will not be made at a later date as we do need sponsorship for the Fun day itself!

This all said, we do hope to be in a position to run fundraising events such as a Christmas Fayre and Big Breakfast so that the Fun Day 2021 can go ahead bigger and better than ever.

Anyone seeking to hold any such events are asked to communicate with the Fun group so that we can avoid duplication etc. and support each other.


Adrian Gray
Chair, Broadwindsor Fun Group



#Broadwindsor #BroadwindsorFunGroup #FunDay2021 #WestDorset #Village #12/06/21 #Fundraising #Covid-19 #BeResponsible #SocialDistancing #StaySafe



2020 Skate And Ride Opens Saturday, August 1st at Gore Cross

They officially open next Saturday but the premises is open today from 12 noon – 5pm for viewings.
There will be selected people testing the place throughout the afternoon & others (including co-owner Rob Ridge) doing more finishing off work. Next weekend they’ll open at 10am. Their August timetable is:

  • Monday – Closed all day.
  • Tuesday – 9am – 12noon (Under 12’s) & 5pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday – 5pm – 9pm
  • Thursday – 5pm – 9pm
  • Friday – 3pm – 9pm
  • Saturday – 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday – 11am – 6pm

Mondays and other closed times may be used for private hire but this will be subject to staffing.
There are numbered zones on the ramps which will help with social distancing and make users feel safe. Rob said: “If we get busy or we have youngsters we can say, ‘stay in that zone’ and people can keep in their zones, not just because of the virus, but if they are learning, hopefully it will stop a collision or two.

Don’t want to take part but watch?
Skate And Ride - viewngThen relax on one of their comfortable stools in the viewing gallery.

Rob Ridge and Dom Brown, known for The Trick Factory indoor skate park which closed in St Michael’s, Bridport in 2016 got the thumbs up from Dorset Council to change the use of unit 2A from a general industrial unit, to a skate park, with support by Bradpole parish council.  They and their team would like to thank all those who donated to the facility’s Crowdfunder and all the local businesses that donated money or equipment.
They are still seeking volunteers to supervise and businesses to advertise at the skate park.  Keep up to date and communicate with them through their Facebook page HERE.
Photo credit: Steve Guthrie.

#Broadwindsor #Bridport #2020SkateAndRide #Exciting #August2020 #Fun #SocialDistancing

Flash Garage Sale – Sunday, 26th at 10.30am

Alistair Boyd’s family are going through the painful process of clearing his house and will be holding a garage sale of goods from the house from the stock room entrance of the old shop at the bottom of Back Lane.
There will be furniture: tables, chairs, dressers as well as white goods available.

Doors open at 10.30am.

Please be responsible regarding social distancing.
You are asked to wear a face covering if entering to browse.

#Broadwindsor #Village #Dorset #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #GarageSale #Bereavement #Community


MUGA Now Open For General Use

MUGAThe Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) next to the school is now open 🙂
Naturally, because of Covid-19 there are rules to be adhered to:

  • All use the facility at their own risk.
  • No more than 6 people at a time to use the facility.
  • Maintain Social Distancing.
  • Users are responsible for their own hygiene – Sanitiser will be provided at the gate.
  • No food allowed.

Cllr. David Leader commented: “These rules will change fairly shortly as the Government has announced that contact sports will be allowed  but we will change the rules when we have read them in detail.

On the subject of the children’s play area in Bernards’ Place, Cllr. Leader said: “I will be in touch soon about the play equipment at Bernard’s Place, all of the equipment needs repair work done to make it fit for purpose. We are going to have a work party very soon to get the stuff done and then it can be opened.

The MUGA can be booked to reserve a time slot – by email: mugabroadwindsor@gmail.com or by text message to: 07867 608652.

#Broadwindsor #WestDorset #MUGA #Multi-UseGamesArea #SocialDistancing #StaySafe #BeResponsible #Play #Fun #Exercise #Community

Specials at The White Lion This Weekend

The White Lion, BroadwindsorThis weekend, you have the option to dine in at The White Lion as well as a takeaway.

Friday: 6 – 8.30pm
Saturday: 6 – 8.30pm
Sunday: 12 – 3pm

The Specials on the menu this weekend are:

  • Homemade Steak & Stilton Pie with Mash  £8.50

  • Homemade Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni  £8.50

  • Homemade Chicken & Chorizo Pasta Salad  £5.50

Then on Sunday 19th, you have the choice of Roast Beef or Roast Turkey with all the trimmings of course!  £8.50

All takeaway food MUST be ordered the day before collection!

White Lion Takeaway May 2020

#Broadwindsor #TheWhiteLion #Food #Takeaway #Drinks #SupportYourLocal

Dark Bear Cocktails Delivered To Your Door This Weekend

Dak Bear Cocktails

Dark Bear, based in East Street, Bridport had to close their doors due to Covid-19 in March 2020 as did everyone else.
They are currently offering canned cocktails to be delivered at your doorstep contact free.
There is no delivery squad – they are delivering themselves so delivery is limited. If you are outside our areas please email them for information .
You must be 18 to purchase alcohol in the UK.
Please drink responsibly

David Smith & Lloyd Brown set up DarkBear in March 2018.
With over 20 years Bar Experience between them it was time to make their own stamp on the industry. DarkBear is a dedicated rum bar with a range of over 100 different bottles of rum! A two time runner up best bar in the Observer Awards – they are certainly worth exploring.
Their cocktails start at £5 ranging up to £95 for a Large Party Pack with Gift Cards starting at £25

Delivering to Bridport, Beaminster and surrounding villages every Friday early evening (Dorchester and surrounding villages Saturday morning).

Order before 2pm on Thursday for Weekend Delivery or Collection

DarkBear Cocktails

#DarkBear #Cocktails #Rum #FreeDelivery #WestDorset #Broadwindsor #Bridport #Covid-19 #SocialDistancing #Party #Weekend #BeResponsible


”Eat Out to Help Out’ aka “Dosh for Nosh”

Eat Out to Help Out - Rishi SunakAs well as cutting the VAT rate to 5% for hospitality and tourism sectors from July 15 until January 12, 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said everyone in the country will get the discount in an effort to get customers back into restaurants, cafes and pubs.
There will be a ‘simple website’ for those participating businesses to register on Monday, 13th July.

Meals eaten at any participating business from Monday to Wednesday during August will be 50% cheaper, up to a maximum discount of £10 per head for everyone (Adults & Children).

  • It covers any eat-in meal at any participating restaurant, cafe, pub or other eligible food service establishment across the UK during the month of August.
  • It can be used for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • It can be used “unlimited times”

This is only one scheme the Government have introduced to help improve the economy as part of their #PlanForJobs recovery plan.  They are also offering to pay businesses to hire young apprentices, with a payment of £2,000 and introducing a brand-new bonus to hire apprentices aged 25 and over, with a payment of £1,500.

#Broadwindsor #WestDorset #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Government #PlanForJobs #EatOutToHelpOut #DoshForNosh  #TheWhiteLion

Direct Message from Angry Farmer

Framptons CowsLocal farmer, Andrew Frampton is angry, frustrated and exasperated having to repeatedly deal with the carelessness of walkers leaving gates open and dog owners not picking up after their dogs.
A big f’ing thank you to the dog walkers/walkers who decided to leave open a hapsed and chained gate this morning (Saturday 4th) on the route to Lewesdon hill. 50 heifers and Bull then got into grass laid up for silage and a spring barley field. This is the third time this year. All gates swing freely and have simple dog clip and chain attachments to make it easier for you lot. We put up with you letting your dogs shit and not picking it up and even slinging it in the hedges when you do not to mention a lot of you who roam around the fields and through the woods which are miles away from the 1 m path leading to the hill.
Is it really that difficult to shut a gate behind you?
”  🤬

Frampton's Field#StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Farming #Broadwindsor #Lewesdon #Community #BeResponsible #Moo

Warning re: BBQs

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and RescueThe relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions and the marvellous weather may tempt some of us to meet up with family, gather (maximum of 6) & enjoy a barbecue.  Dorset Fire & Rescue have issued this warning:

We are heading into ‘extreme’ wildfire risk this weekend and we are asking you, please don’t have a BBQ anywhere other than your garden and please don’t have bonfire as these can easily get out of control #EnjoyItDontDestroyIt #StaySafe #BeResponsible #StayAtHome #BinItDontBurnIt

This film shows the loss and devastation caused by the fire in Wareham Forest last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSHFi4eteUA

Please note: Some viewers may find these images upsetting.