Fingerpost Sign Considered Dangerous

The more observant of you may have noticed part of the fingerpost directions has been removed.  Local councillor, Dave Chubb has issued the following statement:

“Seeing that the top finger post (Axminster / Marshvale) in the Square was only attached by two bolts and was swinging about I considered it a danger, so I have removed it.

These signs are now the responsibility of the Parish Council so I will progress through them for its fixing and refitting.”

Dave Chumbley
BGPC

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Telephone Box Library Open

The Telephone Box Lending Library in the village square is open 🙂  You may now borrow and/or exchange your books there.  Although monitored, users are asked to please help keep it tidy and enjoy it!

Chris Edgerley, who restored and refurbished the box with the help of Malcolm Heaver, has provided the following facts and information, which it is hoped to have displayed inside the box in the future…

GPO Telephone Box model K6
1935 – 1970

  • The fabric of the kiosk is mostly cast metal but the door is teak wood.
  • The total number produced = 162,000 units.
  • It is 8’3″ (2.51m) tall.
  • It weighs 13.5 cwt (686Kg).
  • Most were painted red but a limited number were painted grey.
  • Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
  • Bought for ÂŁ1 from British Telecom by Broadwindsor Group Parish Council.
  • Sympathetically refurbished for the Residents and visitors to Broadwindsor.
  • Etched glass effect by Karen and Godfrey at Bridport Banners.

Please Use & Enjoy.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 14th February 2022

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding an informal meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 14th February 2022.  All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. The Draft Minutes of last month’s meeting and Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 894 4360 7180
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

Item 5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.

  • a. Report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council
  • b. Report from Dorset Police
  • c. Cooption to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council, Blackdown Ward, Update

Item 6. CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTICES:

  • a. Dorset Council, Dorset’s Draft Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme
  • b. Lytchett Matravers Parish Council, Dorset Council Planning Department
  • c. Bridport and District Citizens Advice, Request for Grant
  • d. Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust, Request for Grant

9. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation

Item d. will address Dorset Council Planning Department Procedures.

There will be updates delivered on:

  • 10.BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY PUB
  • 11. LEWESDON HILL PROJECT
  • 12. QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
  • 13. CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY –  Working Group Update
  • 14. ALLOTMENTSReview of Contract for Renewals
  • 15. WELCOME PACKS.

Item 19. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

The date of the next meeting will be agreed then the meeting will then close.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are 14 Elected Councillors (Blackdown Vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.

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Telephone Box Book Exchange Update #4

Our telephone box is looking magnificent having been completely renovated by village resident Chris Edgerley and his helpers. A magnificent achievement – our sincere thanks to Chris.

The etched glass effect was done by Karen and Godfrey at Bridport Banners.

 

 

 

Purpose made shelves have been constructed by Malcolm Heaver – our sincere thanks to Malcolm.

Wendy Shields & Ruth Stevens will be managing the books on an ongoing basis – NO MAGAZINES PLEASE!!

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Temporary Speed Limit on Beaminster Road – January 8th

BT’s Openreach will be performing underground works from outside Wantsley Farm on the B3163 to Horn Park Farm on Saturday, January 8th.

A 40 mph temporary speed limit will be imposed in both directions. This will be from 8am on Saturday through to 4pm on Sunday 9th January when they expect their works to be completed.  Openreach will have boards and signage in place.

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2 Council Vacancies – Blackdown & Broadwindsor

Contact elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

The Parish Clerk, Helen Cudmore may be contacted at hello@broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk.

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Telephone Box Book Exchange Update #3

Once again the village is indebted to Chris Edgerley and his helpers who are restoring the historic phone box in the centre of the village.


They are doing a wonderful job and it will become a great library and book exchange for the use of all residents. Malcolm Heaver will make a purpose built shelving system using all his carpentry skills.

Our again sincere thanks to all the people who have brought this important landmark back to life.

Wendy Shields will manage the library on an ongoing basis.

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Save The White Lion NEWS Update #5

From David Leader, White Lion Steering Group Chairman:

We are very pleased to say that the Broadwindsor Community Pub is now a legal business. The articles of the business make it clear that this is a community pub run for the benefit of the community and is a not-for-profit organisation.

No business can start without funds and we need to raise about ÂŁ30,000 quickly to carry out essential refurbishment, buy equipment mainly for the kitchen, purchase stock and pay the wages of employees.

Opening the White Lion is going to be a challenge for us all but we believe that we can make it happen. Those wonderful evenings where the community comes together in convivial surroundings with conversation and laughter can happen again.

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday 11 January at 7pm where we can explain our plans, answer questions and listen to suggestions.

We hope to hold this meeting at the Comrades Hall but if this is not allowed because of the Covid situation we will try to hold it on Zoom. We hope that as many people as possible will attend. Please look out for updated information.

The Steering Group would like to thank all those who have shown such an enthusiastic interest in saving the White Lion.

– David Leader, White Lion Steering Group Chairman

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Save The White Lion NEWS Update #4

A summary of the latest minutes from the Steering Group’s meeting on 30th November, provided by Margery Hookings:

Work is going on behind the scenes to re-open the White Lion in Broadwindsor as a community pub. The community needs to raise at least ÂŁ30,000 to make it happen.

The Steering Group comprises:

  • David Leader (Chair)
  • Elaine Leader
  • Susanna Newall
  • Chris Newall
  • Sandra Burrows
  • Charles Ouin
  • Luke Pickering
  • Andrew Hookings
  • Margery Hookings
  • Fraser Hughes
  • Chris Edgerley
  • Rick Dyke.

 The following is a summary of the latest meeting, excluding commercially sensitive or personal information.

Save the White Lion, summary of meeting 30/11/21

Company structure:
Work ongoing. A set of articles has been drafted for a new company limited by guarantee with Community Interest objects. If acceptable this entity will shortly be registered at Companies House.
Business plan and application for membership almost ready for publication for circulation to donors. 

Bank account:
Once the new company is established, a bank account can be set up.

Timescale:
The earliest for us to be ready to go to the public would be the first week of January.
Looking at four weeks for refurb so maybe opening in March.

Call for action:
Public meeting, possibly mid-January, followed by door-to-door around the village, coupled with social media campaign. Unanimously agreed that company membership to cost £30. Like a supporter’s club, people can donate any amount to the appeal (less or more than membership costs). By buying membership, members can attend an annual meeting.

Grant funding streams in addition to public donation:
Ongoing research and submission at any time.

Staff:
Ongoing discussions with applicants.

John Heys:
John is standing down from the steering group because of other commitments. He was thanked for his hard work. He still wants to be involved in practical side of refurb.
Chris E will help with in overseeing quotes etc.

Next meeting:
Date to be confirmed.

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Buy Local Christmas Cards And Save The White Lion

The picture being used is adapted from an original painting by Hursey resident, John Iveson.

Cards are available in sets of 5 in compostable wraps at Broadwindsor Community Stores now, priced at ÂŁ2.50.

All profits to the Save the White Lion fund.

Why not use Scout Post too? More HERE.

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