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 Fun Group Seek Officers

Broadwindsor Fun Group are holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday, October 1st 2020 at 7pm in the Comrades Hall. This is an Open meeting and interested parties from Broadwindsor and Hursey are invited to attend.

However, due to Government Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing, there will be a limit of 30 attendees.
Current members who are couples have been respectfully requested to send only one to represent them allowing space for others to attend.  On this occasion, anyone wishing to go along MUST register their interest to bwfunday20@gmail.com so that numbers can be monitored.
For those unable to, who have constructive comments and/or ideas are asked to please submit them to the Fun Group email so they can be addressed at the meeting.

The Broadwindsor Fun Group formed last year following the dissolution of what was known in the village as the Jubilee Group, to continue the annual Fun Day with its Scarecrow competition in June each year and hold fun, fundraising events throughout the year to make it all happen.  Although the entertainment and events for 2020 were all in place  – everything had to be cancelled.

Saturday, June 12th 2021 is the date planned for Broadwindsor Fun Day next year.

At the meeting on October 1st, the positions of Chairman and Vice-chairman are to be elected, who’s first duties will involve discussion and agreement to form a Constitution describing the Group’s purpose and to define the duties and responsibilities of the elected officers and members in a clear and concise manner. The template for next year’s events are in place and the accounts have been audited.

All annual events require planning, active support and participation to make it a success – Broadwindsor Fun Group is counting on you! Please contact: bwfunday20@gmail.com.

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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.

Regards,

Adrian Gray
Chair, Broadwindsor Fun Group

bwfunday20@gmail.com

 

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