Remember To Decorate Your Windows With Pumpkin Drawings

Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020 is Half Term week. Keep yourself and children occupied and get involved to help produce a colourful display of Pumpkin drawings in your windows for the week leading up to Saturday 31st October around the parish.

As Trick or Treating is to be discouraged, go out on Hallowe’en and see how many Pumpkin drawings in windows you can spot!

🎃 If you do have a real pumpkin outside your door for Hallowe’en – please remember pumpkins are food, especially to lots of the wildlife! Deer, squirrels, raccoons, possums, badgers, mice, rats, chipmunks, birds, bugs and more. Sticking them outside somewhere where wildlife can access them but do not bleach your pumpkins to make them last longer – you can try using vinegar. 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water will work just as well. We really DO NOT want our wildlife eating bleached pumpkins!  🎃

Halloween SuncatchersOther cheerful ideas like these Hallowe’en Suncatchers by #playathomemama_g, black cardboard cut out spooky shapes or white draped cloth can all add atmosphere to your windows!
Have Fun! Be Spooky! Be Safe!

 

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Local Police Report

At Monday’s Group Parish Council meeting, PC Alex Bishop submitted a report giving much cause for concern and reiterates the necessity of staying alert.

  • Around the 8th September some building materials were stolen from the side of the road by a farm near Broadwindsor.  The remaining items were then moved to a shed, but then subsequently stolen from the shed a little while later.
  • Around the same time a quad bike was stolen from a premises in Drimpton.  The quad was parked on a driveway in view and not secured.  This is the fourth quad stolen from Bridport area over the last few months.
  • At some time between the 14th and 19th September, an isolated building at Broadwindsor Cricket Club was broken into and a mower and scarifier were stolen.
  • In the early hours of the 24th September, a person was seen on a gravel driveway in Seaborough.  When the resident opened the door they heard the person run off and a car drive away.
  • There was a report made on October 8th of a scam call from a person purporting to work for BT.  They attempted to get the recipient to grant them access to their iPad.  BT do not cold call and if there is any issue with your line, they would put it in writing.

PC Bishop stated “Please be vigilant with calls, especially cold calls, even if they say they work for a company such as BT.” PC Bishop had not yet been cleared to get back to face to face engagements at this time but reassured that he would let the relevant people know when he can start coming back to the Post Office/Coffee mornings.

More recently, Dorset Police say an ‘old-style’ cream coloured Mitsubishi was seen around the buildings at a farm in the Nettlecombe area near Bridport at 3.30am on Wednesday (October 14).

Dorset PoliceAs ever, please be vigilant and continue to report any suspicious activity to them on 101, or online at Dorset.Police.uk.

If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 999.

Dorset Police are conducting a survey: Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View. Hidden Specialisms which looks into how much you know about Dorset Police’s work to prevent vulnerability and hidden harm.  There are 14 questions.
Complete the survey HERE.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 12th October

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 12 October 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 820 9569 3135
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

There is a vacancy for Burstock Ward.

Residents are then invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda. (There is the opportunity for Public Participation towards the end of the meeting)
Reports are to be expected from Councillor Simon Christopher (Dorset Council) and Dorset PoliceBroadwindsor.org will be making a presentation too.

Councillors will deliver their updates on their response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) and how they are supporting our vulnerable residents.

Following the Correspondence (our Community Stores are requesting support to purchase an Outdoor Customer Shelter) and Accounts, there are no new Planning Applications received this month but there are two results:

  • WD/D/20/001368, 16 Trusthams, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QB: Approved
  • WD/D/20/000706, Blackdown House, Coombe Water Lane, Blackdown, DT8 3LE: Approved

There will be Reports from Blackdown Village Hall Committee and from Broadwindsor Cricket Club.  Support is to be confirmed for the future development of Comrades Hall and Bernards’ Place.

Several issues are addressed with the Highways Department:
a. Report from the Footpaths Officer
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Installation of Kissing Gates Update
d. Speed Indicator Device Update (SID)
e. Winter Salt Bins and Dumpy Bags
f. Hedgerow Removal Notice – Land North of B3162, Laymore, Winsham, Chard, TA20 4NT

After a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust on the topic of Affordable Housing and after any Matters of Interest and Information that may arise, there is the Public Participation, 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.

At the very end of the meeting the FMR Trust will address the following:

  • To receive the Finance Report (Balance £3,672.07 as of 30 September 2020)
  • To approve payment of £226.00 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (Trust Administration)
  • To consider a grant for Broadwindsor Cricket Club (Support Purchase Cost of Site)

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Win A Dumpy Bag of Logs From Groves Nurseries

Groves Nurseries are doing a Facebook promotion and offering a FREE dumpy bag of logs (worth £115) as a prize. 

Opening today, the competition will run until Monday, 19th October.

So how can you win?

  • Logon to Facebook
  • Visit their Facebook page HERE
  • Click LIKE at the top of their page.
  • SHARE the post advertising the competition which is pinned to the top of their page. 

They will randomly pick a winner to receive this great big bag of logs delivered to your doorstep within 25 miles of their garden centre in Bridport.

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Be Alert To Suspicious Behaviour

There have been at least three episodes of suspicious behaviour in our area recently.  The theft at Broadwindsor Cricket club, Thorncombe reported two men and a van allegedly enquiring about garden work but looking into sheds and a resident in the Seaborough area was alerted to movement on their driveway at 2.30am last Thursday, a security light came on and footsteps were heard on their gravel. After opening their door, two people were seen to run to a car which then drove off.

According to new research from home security retailer safe.co.uk, only one in five invest in CCTV and, despite the increased sophistication and methods used by burglars, just 13% boost their defences with smart security devices and cameras.  Currently, only 41% of people use a safe to protect important documents, money, jewellery, or keys. A worrying one in five respondents still leave their car keys on display in a porch or hallway by the front door. A surprising 14% even hang them on a keyring in the front door lock at night.

Dorset PoliceDorset Police ask you to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to them on 101, or online at Dorset.Police.uk.
If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 999.

Stay Safe!

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Draw A Pumpkin for Your Window in Half Term Holiday

The following idea is becoming increasing popular through the social media platform Facebook – there is no indication of who first posted the idea but perhaps they had inspiration from Rev. Jo with her Advent Window Trail.

Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020 is scheduled to be Half Term Holiday week with Hallowe’en on the Saturday.  With Covid-19, Government restrictions and common sense – Trick or Treating is not an activity to do this year.

Draw a Pumpkin!

Draw a pumpkin for Hallowe'enThere appears to be a lot of enthusiasm generated already – let’s have our parishioners, young and old join in and put a Pumpkin drawing in your window this October.  A reminder will be published a few days before 🙂

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 14th September

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 14 September 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 857 1410 9082
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

There will be Reports from the Village Hall Committees of Broadwindsor (Comrades Hall Committee), Drimpton (Drimpton Village Hall and Recreational Trust) and Blackdown (Blackdown Village Hall Committee).  Reports are also expected from Councillor Simon Christopher* (Dorset Council) and Dorset Police.

This month’s meeting also includes the following Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:

  • WD/D/20/001756, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PX
  • WD/D/20/001880, Notification of Adoption of Telephone Kiosk, The Square, Broadwindsor
  • WD/D/20/000052, Blackbird Cottage, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD
  • WD/D/20/000053, Blackbird Cottage, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD
  • WD/D/20/001912, Potwell Farm, Potwell Farm Road, Mosterton, DT8 3HG

together with the following Application Results:

  • WD/D/19/002200, Land Adjacent to Hayes Barn, Broadwindsor: Refused
  • WD/D/20/000157, Glebe Cottage, Church Path, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QE: Request for confirmation of compliance with conditions 3 (Complied), 4 (Partially Complied) & 5 (Partially Complied) of listed building consent WD/D/19/002473)
  • WD/D/20/001499, Cambridge House, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD: Approved

Following the approval of development at Netherhay last month – there will also be a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust.

Cllr_SC*Councillor Simon Christopher gave up his role as Chair of the Area Planning Committee at the end of last month to concentrate on problems locally arising from the A35. He will also no longer sit as a member of the Dorset Council Audit and Governance Committee, although he still remains a Dorset Councillor.
A separate post on Cllr. Simon Christopher, with reference to his interview with Trevor Bevins at the Dorset Echo on 31st August 2020 and his interaction with Broadwindsor residents will be published sometime next week.

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The Blackdown Educational Trust

The Blackdown Trust is a village based fund set up over 50 years ago to contribute towards the expense of Further Education for individual local students.

The amount available depends on the number of applicants.  You are eligible to apply if:

  • you live in Broadwindsor, Burstock, Blackdown or Thorncombe.
  • you have attended local schools.
  • you are leaving school to further your education; you have qualified for and have been accepted as a student on a recognised course at university/college/college or apprenticeship/agricultural college.

Please send your own letter of application including details of the above, your postal address and any other information you consider relevant to: blackdowneducationaltrust@outlook.com before the 25 September 2020 deadline.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 13th July

BW Parish CouncilBroadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform later this month .  All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE together with earlier agendas from previous meetings.

The meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday, July 13th 2020 and can be accessed HERE.
T
he Meeting ID is: 898 4869 2637.
Zoom is Free! –
Sign Up and get it HERE

As well as their normal issues: Planning Applications and Payments; Highways and Housing – there will be Community Updates from Councillors regarding the issue of the Coronavirus.

After Matters Arising, residents are invited to participate to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues relating to this Agenda.  Also at this point, there will be a report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council and a report from Dorset Police.
The public are invited a second time (which can be a 90 minute wait) to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

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