Please support our young farmer, Matt Frampton.

#MattsFightAs Vikki and Spike from the White Lion will tell you – any Young Farmers fundraising always involves an obviously good party and a healthy amount of alcohol, but in these difficult times the Dorset YFC members have decided to hold a Quiz fundraiser for Matt’s chosen charity “Orchid” who research and raise awareness of all male cancers.

In late December 2019 Matt Frampton was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and had surgery on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately in March 2020 a CT scan confirmed that it had spread and have 3 secondary tumours rapidly growing on his lung and he started 9 weeks of chemotherapy, under the care of the oncology team at Southampton.

The YFC are raising funds to show support for their Dorset Federation of Young Farmers County Chairman, Matt Frampton.

Donate HERE.


Village Shop opening times

Broadwindsor Community StoresThere seems to have been some confusion over when our Community Stores is open and when it is closed.  Here are the updated times taken from the shop this morning.

Monday: 7.30am – 6pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 6pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 3pm*
Thursday: 7.30am – 6pm
Friday: 7.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 7.30am – 2pm*
Sunday 8am – 12 noon.

*Delivering to self-isolating customers.

#StayAtHome #StaySafe


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.

Please note: Some viewers may find these images upsetting.

The Sound of Music Through The Square Window comes to an end next Sunday, 7 June

Julie AndrewsThe last Sound of Music Through The Square Window will be at 1pm on Sunday 7th June.  The weekend would have been the village’s Fun weekend, so the date does seem appropriate.

If you’re socially distancing dancing in the Square, please wear a hat so if feels special, like some kind of celebration of us all gradually coming out of lockdown.

Margery has been interviewed for a special Desert Island Discs programme on Radio 4 at 9am on Friday 5 June featuring people from all over the country and the music that has helped them through lockdown.

BBC Radio 4 are currently doing a Desert Islands Disc Challenge. Pick your favourite eight tracks, one book and a luxury item that you’d want with you on a desert island. Share your list on social media with the hashtag #DesertIslandDiscsChallenge and nominate eight of your friends to do the same. What would you choose?

Find out more HERE


Bank Holiday Indian Takeaway tonight?

The Sundorbon, BridportThey deliver to Broadwindsor!

They are open with normal opening hours today – deliveries/collections from 5pm to 11pm.

Treat yourself to a Bank Holiday Indian Takeaway tonight

They have already started receiving online pre-orders!

Order online:
Phone us anytime: 01308 425266

#Broadwindsor #StayAtHome #EatIndian #Takeaway #StaySafe

Eco Group need more volunteers.

Eco GroupBeaminster Area Eco Group  need four more volunteers to empty the recycling bins at the Craft Centre and then take it to Bridport Recycling Centre.  Each volunteer will have two dates allocated.  All that is required are three black bin bags: one for aluminium and two for tetrapaks.

A message from Jackie RileyPlease, please wash your tetrapaks and squash them prior to popping them in the bin.  Squashing means we can fit so much more in and makes it easier for the volunteer to collect.
My first volunteer was 80 and managed it perfectly.  The recycling team were apparently very helpful.  Many thanks.  Jackie01308 868949

#Recycle #Broadwindsor #StaySafe

Penumbral Lunar & Solar Eclipse in June

Strawberry Moon in JuneThe new lunar cycle begins this evening around 6.30pm.  This June, we will get a chance to see both a solar and lunar eclipse. The first will be the Lunar Eclipse, which will happen on June 5th, then will come the Solar Eclipse, on June 21st.

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, which totally or partly blocks out the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

A Lunar Eclipse can occur only on the night of a Full Moon.
It occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy), with Earth between the other two.
In a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the Moon moves through a portion of the Earth’s outer shadow. The Earth restricts or obstructs the sunlight from reaching the Moon.
The eclipse starts at 18.45 hrs. but won’t be visible until the Moon rises above the horizon around 21.15 hrs. Look South East. The eclipse ends at 10:04 pm.
The next Penumbral Lunar Eclipse that we’ll be able to see is on 30th November.

June’s Full Moon on the 5th is also known as the Strawberry Moon., being the time of year for ripening strawberries.  June was traditionally the month for marriages – it is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Following marriage comes the “honeymoon,” which give may give credence to this Full Moon’s name.

#LookUp #StaySafe