Shop Local, Shop Online At Broadwindsor Community Stores!

  • Monday is the day to order your groceries from our Community Stores.
  • Fresh produce is ordered for you on the Tuesday
  • You collect it on Wednesday 🙂

Register with your email address before ordering otherwise you’ll lose what’s in your basket! Click HERE to see their fantastic range and shop.

If you want to know how their Click and Collect service works – please watch the short video below which guides you through the process, step by step.

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Have You Lost Your Bank Card In Broadwindsor?

It’s a horrible realisation when you discover you have lost your Bank Credit/Debit card.  A Lloyds Bank card was found just outside Broadwindsor Community Stores by a young man yesterday morning.  The name on the card is not a local one so please make sure any visitors are made aware too.

The bank card is currently being held at the shop.  If the owner goes in and can match the details on the card, it will be returned to them. Obviously they cannot hold it indefinitely, so it will be returned to the Bank if no one steps forward.

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Our Shop Needs More Volunteers!

Our marvellous Community Stores is in desperate need as new volunteers are needed to cover staff and other volunteers being on holiday. The large white board to the right of the counter in the shop displays the names of people who have put their name down and volunteered to man the shop for a 2 hour shift next week – could YOU fill in any of the blanks to cover a 2 hour shift?  Once a shift has been agreed it is then the volunteer’s responsibility to arrange a relief should that be necessary.

You can be reassured that all the necessary measures are in place to keep you Covid-19 safe in the shop environment.
There is also a panic alarm fitted to ensure your safety.

Ready? Download an application form to volunteer HERE. Email your completed form to Volunteer Co-ordinator, Teri Small (her email address is on the form) or call into the shop and leave it there and speak to Kevin (Shop Manager) or if you prefer, phone him: 01308 867922.

Haven’t helped in the shop before?  Not confident in operating the till or debit card machines? This is NOT a problem. 🙂

Broadwindsor Community StoresAll new volunteers are supported by another experienced team member or a member of staff (Kevin, Jane & Margaret) – a “Buddy”.  You are given training and support to carry out the everyday tasks: either on the till, serving customers, or if that’s not for you, then help with administration, cleaning, or stock replenishment.
You can read and download their policies HERE which includes the Staff and Volunteer Handbook which outlines all the duties that must be undertaken in the successful daily running of the shop.

What do you get out of it?  Working as part of the team, you can:

‣ Participate in an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
‣ Increase your connection to the community.
‣ Feel productive.
‣ Use your skills and share your experience, interests and knowledge.
‣ Learn new skills.
‣ Make new friends.

Our award winning Broadwindsor Community Stores can only continue with your help.
Please don’t assume that because it’s only two hours, that there will be someone else to fill it because there isn’t!  Please help if you can.  Thank you.

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Learn Zoom for Meetings at 2pm on September 14th

The Plunkett Foundation gave a huge amount of encouragement and advice to get our community shop, Broadwindsor Community Stores up and running. Tomorrow (Monday 14th September) they are holding a free webinar at 2pm to guide you through the process of holding your AMM/AGM online using Zoom.

Zoom is free to use.  Download it HERE.

The webinar is aimed at community businesses who may have been planning to hold their meetings face-to-face, but with new government guidelines restricting group sizes, are having to make the move to online.  Plunkett’s Community Business Manager, Alison Macklin, will provide a step-by-step guide to basic online meeting protocols, including:

  • Setting up and advertising the AGM/AMM
  • Registration
  • Basic settings on Zoom
  • Sharing screens
  • Managing AGM entry (waiting room)
  • Managing Q & A
  • Voting online
  • Motions online
  • Chat box on Zoom
  • Recording
  • Making it available at a later date for those who couldn’t attend

Get the Meeting Link HERE

Meeting ID: 91222499634

This webinar will be recorded and will be available to watch back on the The Plunkett Foundation website.
If you’re unable to join in on the day, please call on 01993 810 730. They have a friendly team who are happy to talk through your ideas, whatever stage you’re at.
Their helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can email: info@plunkett.co.uk.

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Village Meetings Cancelled

Due to the new restrictions of social distancing in effect from Monday, 14th September 2020, two village meetings have been cancelled.  Up until the weekend, gatherings of 30 people are permitted.  This reduces drastically to only six people from Monday.

Broadwindsor Community StoresBroadwindsor Community Stores was due to have their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 24th at the Comrades Hall. The Shop’s Committee will be in touch with members in due course about the business matters that were due to have been covered at this Meeting.  Notices will appear on the noticeboard outside the shop.

Broadwindsor Fun GroupBroadwindsor’s Fun Group was due to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday, October 1st, also at the Comrades Hall – this too has been cancelled.  Members have been contacted.  However, if anyone not yet a member has creative ideas or suggestions and would like to be involved for the proposed Fun Day next year (Saturday 12th June 2021) – you are invited to contact bwfunday20@gmail.com.

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Broadwindsor Community Stores Serves You Online

Our wonderful Community shop now have their Click and Collect operation up and running  successfully with orders from in and around the village.  For those less familiar with shopping online, they have produced a marvellous step by step guide on how to use their facility.

Look out for their special promotion later next month 👀

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Chairman on BBC Radio Solent

Apologies for not giving fair warning – but you can listen to what the Chairman of Broadwindsor Community Stores, Andrew Hookings, had to say in a seven minute interview on BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast Show this morning.
Please click on the link below, fast forward it to 47mins, 15 seconds and you’ll hear Andrew being introduced by Steve Harris discussing the affect of Covid-19 has had on our community stores and how the shop was successful in securing a grant from the Dorset Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund.

Listen to Andrew’s interview HERE (Interview no longer available) (at 47m 15s).

Dorset Community Foundation

To find out more about the Dorset Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund click HERE.

BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY STORES ARE LAUNCHING THEIR NEW CLICK AND COLLECT WEBSITE ON SATURDAY AUGUST, 1ST 2020 🙂

Click and Collect from Broadwindsor Community Stores

 

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