Firework Display A Sparkling Success

An estimated two to three hundred people showed up at Broadwindsor’s Cricket ground this evening.

A set of air pods in a case were found and can be retrieved from the Knapp Inn – please contact Lesley on 01308 862408.

Entry was free but volunteers rattled their collection buckets enthusiastically.  Special thanks must go to the small group of children, who found a five pound note lying in the ground and added it to the donation bucket.

Huge thanks to the organisers, sponsors, volunteer helpers and of course to you, the public for showing up! 🙂 We look forward to this annual event at the Cricket Club next year.


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Fair Weather For Tonight’s Free Firework Display

Tonight is the village’s Free Firework Display at the Broadwindsor Cricket Club 🙂 With a BBQ and bar from 5.30pm, the fireworks begin at 7.00pm. CASH ONLY!

There is parking at the field for spectators with mobility issues, otherwise there is free parking at Redlands Yard and at The Comrades Hall (Village Hall) Broadwindsor.  Safety stewards will be in operation to help cross the road where the footpath ends from Redlands Lane for entrance via the top pedestrian gate.

Great weather today, so be sure not to miss this event. **Free entry.**

Please keep your pets indoors and enjoy the evening!


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Free Fireworks At Cricket Ground – Friday, 4th November

Thanks to sponsors: Cllr. Simon Christopher, Broadwindsor House, Symonds & Sampson and Clive Stafford-Smith, over £1,000 worth of Fireworks will explode at this year’s annual event on Friday, 4th November.

As last year, admission is FREE! A Barbecue and Bar will be open from 5.30pm and the firework display will begin at 7pm.
Any profits & donations made from collection buckets shall go towards the solar panels for the Cricket pavilion and a donation made to the Village Green Appeal for Bernards’ Place, who have now achieved their target 🙂

Club Captain Ade Phillips told Bridport News: “We are really pleased to be hosting this event again, as part of our collaboration with the village. We hope to raise a few pounds to help pay for the solar panels powering the pavilion, and also the play area for the kids.”

Disabled parking is available near the ground. In case of bad weather, it may be held on the Saturday or Sunday.

Please keep your pets indoors and enjoy the evening!


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An Incredible Evening

Approximately 500 people flocked to Broadwindsor’s Cricket Club Pavilion last night to watch Broadwindsor Fun Group’s organised Firework display led by village resident & member of Broadwindsor Fun GroupAndrew Hookings.

Stewards were in place and worked ‘flat out’ for 3 hours, continually guiding people and their families safely in and out of the grounds.

The Fun Group’s Food stall had some people queuing for 50 minutes before completely selling out of burgers and hot dogs, almost exclusively cooked by Vice-chairman, Martin Burt with his trusty meat thermomenter! Delicious hot soups and mulled wine also sold very well.
The Cricket Club’s bar sold out too, with a quick trip to the Co-op required to stock up!

All those involved under estimated the crowd who attended and this has been attributed to local advertising; no other local organised displays taking place; the forecast of dry weather and admission was free 🙂

Special thanks must go to Margery Hookings who raised an astonishing  £743.07 in her special family collection bucket!

Incredible. I can’t recall ever seeing that many people in the village” was one local comment made.  David Leader, who worked with the BFG Core group on the food stall stated “I don’t think I have ever been involved in catering for so many people in such a short period of time.” Cars parking on the verges at Cross Keys and on the grass area at the front of Redlands Lane was not appreciated but thankfully were there for just one hour.

Broadwindsor House have posted lovely videos on their Facebook page – Click HERE & HERE.

A huge thank you to all involved and all who came along to support the event!

Following the success of this event, Broadwindsor Fun Group and Broadwindsor Cricket Club will have a debrief meeting with a view to holding the event next year.

Don’t forget…

This Tuesday evening at 7.30pm – Broadwindsor Fun Group are holding their Open Planning meeting to discuss 2022’s Jubilee’s celebrations and more fundraising dates.
All are welcome.  For more information and the Agenda – Click HERE.

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Calming Spooked Pets On Fireworks Night

Loud bangs, explosions, unexpected noises and darker nights can all contribute to making your pet dog or cat feel extremely stressed and anxious.  The RSPCA estimate that 45% of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks.

This year Broadwindsor Fun Group are holding a firework display at Broadwindsor’s Cricket Ground at 7pm on Friday, 5th November. Both Councillor Simon Christopher and Broadwindsor House have sponsored this event.

You may already know that your pet is scared of fireworks from previous years or you may have a new pet and this could be their first experience of fireworks.

Tips to calm dogs:

  • Walk them during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.
  • Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks.
  • Put on some music or tv to mask the firework sounds.
  • Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control.
  • Create some hiding places around your home.

Cats:

  • Provide hiding places in your home.
  • Cats can become more stressed if they’re outside during fireworks.
  • Make sure your cats are microchipped in case they’re startled and escape outside.

There are medications (Pheromone diffusers, sprays and collars ) that can be prescribed and purchased, but they don’t have an immediate effect. Talk to your vet as far in advance of Fireworks Night as you can.

The morning after a nearby fireworks display, check your garden for any fallout or shrapnel which may pose a risk. Fireworks contain highly toxic ingredients that can be fatal to your pet if accidentally eaten, so remember to stay extra vigilant during fireworks season.

It’s not just animals in the home that can be scared of fireworks – horses can be too.

  • For top tips on keeping your horse safe and secure during the firework season – please follow the advice from the British Horse Society – Click HERE.

Please don’t let off fireworks in your garden – go to an organised display 🙂

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Local Employment: Housekeeper At Broadwindsor House

A full time position is available at Broadwindsor House as their Housekeeper.  Broadwindsor House is a residential care Home providing a full range of luxury and quality care for our elderly.

The role involves all aspects of keeping the house clean as well as managing infection control.

Telephone: 01308 868353 or
Apply via their Facebook page HERE.

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Local Employment: Care Staff At Broadwindsor House

Our lovely Broadwindsor House are seeking Full time and Part time Care Staff for their elderly residents.  All aspects of caring for the elderly are necessary and required.  Covid-19 regulations are in place.

There are 3 different shift times:

  • 8am – 2pm
  • 2pm – 8 pm
  • 8pm – 8am Night shift
  • ALL shifts include every other weekend.

Telephone: 01308 868353 or
Apply via their Facebook advert HERE.

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Happy Hallowe’en From Broadwindsor House

The residents and staff at Broadwindsor House have had lots of fun this week baking cupcakes ready to decorate for today’s spooky festivities.


BW House - Halloween

There has been a lot of laughter and today they have already been dancing using photo props and winning prizes with a ‘Pass the Pumpkin’ game.

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Local Employment: Broadwindsor House Seek Care Staff

Our lovely Broadwindsor House are seeking Full time and Part time Care Staff for their elderly residents.  All aspects of care are necessary and required.  Covid-19 regulations are in place.

There are 3 different shift times:

  • 8am – 2pm
  • 2pm – 8 pm
  • 8pm – 8am
  • ALL shifts include every other weekend.

Telephone: 01308 868353 or
Apply via their Facebook advert HERE.

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