3 In Community Stores + Cashback

Broadwindsor Community Stores announced this morning that they are now allowing 3 customers at a time into the shop.  They do have a one way system in operation.   Please follow this without bumping into each other: the social distancing rules are there to protect everyone.


The store has also reintroduced their Cashback facility: up to £30 cashback with a minimum spend of £5.

They issued their thanks “to our wonderful customers for helping our dedicated volunteers make sure we’re all as safe as can be. 🙂

Follow them on Facebook HERE.


Witness Appeal: Broadwindsor Community Stores

Any witnesses to a vehicle, most probably a medium van turning around in front of shop and colliding with the canopy of the village shop are asked to please step forward.

The incident happened on the morning of Wednesday 2nd June. It is presumed that it happened before opening as the noise most certainly would have alerted staff and/or customers. Volunteer, Philip Coltart noticed the damage when coming in on duty. The vehicle involved cannot have escaped without damage to the rear of their vehicle as the 6×2 inch timber has been broken. Broadwindsor Community Stores to date, have found no witnesses to the incident.

Chris Edgerley, who will be reparing it in the next couple of weeks commented “It is going to be complex to fix without taking the whole structure down but that is my problem. I have done a temporary repair to pull the whole structure together.

Anyone with any information is asked to please let shop manager, Kevin Madder-Smith, or a senior member of the staff know, either in person, telephoning 01308 867922 or by email to kevinmaddersmith@badce.plus.com.


Happy St. David’s Day

St.David WindowThe only Welsh saint to be canonized by the Western Catholic Church, the feast of St. David is celebrated on 1st March each year.  Born on the Pembrokeshire cliffs into an aristocratic family, during a fierce storm approximately 1,500 yars ago, his date of birth is unknown but he died on 1st March 589 AD at 90-100 yrs old. He became a monk at a young age and is said to have founded a monastery close to where he was born. This area is now known as St Davids. Two pilgrimages to St David’s Cathedral are said to be akin to one pilgrimage to Rome. Allegedly, his last words were “Gwnewch y pethau bychain” – Do the little things.

The Feast of St. David is an opportunity to celebrate their traditional foods:

  • Welsh Rarebit – a hot cheese-based sauce served over slices of toasted bread.
  • Taffies – gingerbread shaped like a Welshman on a goat!
  • Cawl – an undefined soup usually containing lamb and leeks.
  • Welsh cakes – flatbreads sweetened with sugar & dried fruit, baked on a griddle.  Sometimes seen on sale in Broadwindsor Community Stores too!
  • Welsh lamb.
  • Bara Britha rich fruit tea loaf.

It used to be that the children of Wales were given a half day holiday on St David’s Day. It’s not a national holiday in the UK and in 2007, former PM Tony Blair rejected calls for it to become a public holiday.

DaffodilsThe wild daffodil is thought to have been a symbol of Wales since the 19th century. as a replacement for the humble leek which was introduced by the Romans during their invasion. It is interesting that the Welsh word for Leek (Cennin) and Daffodil (Cennin Pedr) are very similar.  A symbol of spring and symbolising new beginnings and rebirth, daffodils are a positive, life-affirming symbol, with a bright and joyful yellow colour. Daffodils are strong, resilient flowers that pop up year after year.

Welsh flag - DragonThe dragon appeared on the battle flags of various British soldiers on their way to Rome in the 4th century. It was later adopted by 5th century Welsh kings who were keen to show their authority following the Roman withdrawal.

Welsh Flag - St. DavidThe Flag of Saint David has been used as a flag representing Wales (as an alternative to the Red Dragon flag), in the same sense that the crosses of Saint George, Saint Andrewand Saint Patrick are used to represent England, Scotland and Ireland (of which they are respectively patron saints). It is also similar to the arms of the Diocese of St David’s.

There will be extra celebrations this year as Wales won the Triple Crown with victory over England in a dramatic Six Nations rugby match at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.#Broadwindsor,#Burstock,#Blackdown,#Drimpton,#Hursey,#Kittwhistle,#Seaborough,#WestDorset,#Village,#StDavidsDay,#Wales,#Tradition,#Daffodil,#Leek,#Food,#TripleCrown,#BroadwindsorCommunityStores,#Flags,#2021,#BeSafe,#StaySafe

Bake At Home From Our Community Stores

Broadwindsor Community Stores can now offer their lovely pasties, pastries & pain au chocolat on their online shop.  Buy and collect frozen and bake at home ready for your breakfast or lunch.

Broadwindsor Community Stores

  • Monday – last day to order your groceries online.
  • Tuesday – Fresh produce is ordered for you.
  • Wednesday – You collect it at a time that’s convenient to you.

Click HERE to Register your email for their Click & Collect.

Go directly to their online shop HERE.

Note: All collections are now from the Comrades Hall, except a 4pm collection from the shop reserved for working customers who cannot get to the hall before 1pm.

Croissant, half baked.As more people are using the service, to provide a safer environment and to maintain a steady flow of customers, collection slots are at fifteen minute intervals starting at 11:30am and finishing at 1pm.

Please pick up from the side door where they will hand over your order at the entrance. Some customers’ orders are quite large and they will need to take several bags to their car, so please can all customers wait until the previous customer has finished their collection before entering the porch by the side entrance. Please wait in the doorway rather than go into the hall while they get your order ready.

Our thanks to all the team who have not only maintained this essential village service since the first Lockdown, almost a year a go – they have improved upon it!


Collecting From Broadwindsor Community Stores

A message from the three wonderful ladies who organise our village shop’s Click and Collect service:

As we go into lockdown again, we want to reassure you that we are continuing to do our best to ensure our customers, staff and volunteers are safe, as we have done at Broadwindsor Community Stores since March 2020.

We will continue to offer our Wednesday Click & Collect service via broadwindsorcommunitystores.co.uk.

However, all collections will now be from Comrades Hall, except a 4pm collection from the shop reserved for working customers who cannot get to the hall before 1pm.

We anticipate that more people will want to use the service, so to provide a safer environment and to maintain a steady flow of customers, collection slots will be at fifteen minute intervals starting at 11:30am and finishing at 1pm.

Please pick up from the side door where we will hand over your order at the entrance. Some customers’ orders are quite large and they will need to take several bags to their car, so can we please ask all customers to wait until the previous customer has finished their collection before entering the porch by the side entrance. May we also ask you to wait in the doorway rather than come into the hall while we get your order ready? 

As the Click & Collect service is as safe as can be and meets the needs of the vast majority of people we are not offering a full delivery service as we did in the Spring. However, if you are clinically vulnerable and have been advised to stay in your home,  please get in touch with us so we can arrange a delivery. The easiest way to do this is simply email: bwshop.orders@gmail.com

Let’s get through this together best we can. Stay safe.

– Nat, Sandra & Teri


Bowls & Post Office

A couple of reminders for you:

Starting in approximately one hour, the Bowling Championship at Fullers followed by presentation.

Read more HERE.

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Post OfficeThe Post Office will be open on Tuesday morning at the Comrades Hall, 10am – 12.30pm

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Please Shop Local at our Community Stores and up at Redlands Yard!



Christmas Opening Hours At Broadwindsor Community Stores

Our wonderful village shop will be closed only on Christmas Day.  The staff and volunteers have been busy today preparing orders of fresh meat and veg to be collected tomorrow.  We are exceptionally lucky to have all the volunteers that do their 2 hour shift to keep our shop open – they are always looking for more – why not volunteer* in 2021?

Christmas GarlandPlease see the hours for the rest of the festive period below.

  • Christmas Eve: 7.30am – 4pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day: 10am – 12 noon
  • Sunday 27th: 8am – 12 noon
  • Monday 28th: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Tuesday 29th: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Wednesday 30th:7.30am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 7.30pm – 4pm
  • New Year’s Day: 10am – 12 noon
  • Saturday 2nd: 7.30am – 6pm

The shop then resumes normal hours.

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Thank you to all the staff and volunteers!

* Want to know more about volunteering?

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.

You can 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. Full training is given and you will always have a trained co-worker alongside you.

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

  • Get out your home for 2 hours and talk to people!
  • Participate in an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • Make new friends
  • Use your skills and share your experience, interests and knowledge.
  • Learn new skills
  • Increase your connection to the community.
  • Feel productive.

Please don’t assume that because it’s only two hours, that there will be someone else to fill it because often there isn’t! 

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Shelter At Broadwindsor Community Stores

Extending the thanks to the squad who worked in the wind and rain over the weekend so that customers can be better protected from the weather when queuing this winter.

Thank You!

From left to right. Terry Clarke, Phillip Coltart,  Andrew Hookings (Chairman of BADCE), Kevin Madder-Smith (Shop Manager), Chris Edgerley, Ryan Smith, Jamie Dawson and John Heys.



Order Your Festive Meat From Our Community Stores

If you can’t get a Christmas slot with any supermarkets and you don’t want to venture out to the shops, then order your festive meat from Broadwindsor Community Stores and support a local business.

View all their Christmas Meats HERE.

Orders MUST be in by Tuesday 15th December.

All local grass fed produce from local suppliers, they ‘order to order’ so no there is no waste.

From MDS Meats in Bridport & Colin Clark & Sons’ Little Angus Butchers at Grimstone, near Dorchester:

Turkey breast - bonelessAs well as fresh whole Turkeys starting at £8.50/kilo and Turkey Crowns at £9.50/kilo you may prefer a Boneless Rolled Turkey Breast?
At £11.25/kilo,  enjoy with 500g of Sausagemeat stuffing (chestnut or cranberry) at £5.00 and a tray of Pigs in Blankets, also at £5.00.

Hauunch of venisonPerhaps you’d like a haunch of Venison for your festive table.
At £14.30/kilo, you can order between 1 and 5 kilos online.
Gammon, Pork, Fillet Steak – all of it is available as well as your veggies and other items to make your Christmas meal complete.

Order HERE.

Collect your meat order on Wednesday 23rd December (together with any other online orders of vegetables, fresh, baked or Christmas items you may make by Monday 21st December).  Once ordered, your order cannot be amended.Christmas GarlandOur Community Stores has really excelled itself this year with their offerings of Christmas treats: alcohol, biscuits, shortbread, chocolates, cheeses as well as all your usual sundries and your daily newspaper!
They’ve remained open every day throughout the year and throughout Lockdown, supporting our community and delivering to those isolated and/or vulnerable.  And . . .  the workers are volunteers!
A huge festive thank you to all!

Please support your local shop!
Stay safe and enjoy a wonderful Christmas!Christmas Garland




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.