Free Fireworks Display At Cricket Ground – Friday, 3rd November

** Checks have been made by the organisers and the display will go ahead **

All are invited to Broadwindsor’s Firework Display on Friday, 3rd November which is being held for the third year at Broadwindsor’s Cricket Ground on the Beaminster Road.

Free car parking is available at Redlands Yard, the Comrades Hall and in front of the school on the Drimpton Road (so you will have to walk a short distance to the Cricket Ground).

Admission is FREE! ūüôā Please bring cash for the Barbecue and Bar which will be open from 5.30pm. The firework display will begin at 7pm.

All donations and proceeds will be shared with the Comrades Hall Management Committee and Broadwindsor Cricket Club.

** In case of bad weather, it may be held on the Saturday or Sunday – the organisers will post updates on Facebook.

Please keep your pets indoors and enjoy the evening!


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100 Club Winners

The first draw of the newly established  Comrades Hall 100 club took place on Tuesday, 6th September 2023 at The Comrades Hall.
The numbers were drawn by John, the Post Office Outreach Clerk.The winning numbers and names are as follows:

  • 1st ¬£75 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 92¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† Winner ¬† Jenny Frampton
  • 2nd ¬£50¬†¬† ¬†¬† No 80 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Winner¬†¬† Val Swan
  • 3rd ¬£25 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 94¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Winner¬†¬† Graham Small
  • 4th ¬£15 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 63¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† Winner¬†¬†¬† Margery Hookings
  • 5th ¬£10 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 68 ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Winner¬†¬† Keith Palmer
  • 6th ¬£5 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 5 ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬† Winner¬†¬† Cheryl Lim

The Christmas draw is due to take place on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at The Comrades Hall.

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Turf Required – Can You Help?

Volunteers from the Comrades Hall Committee have been working on levelling off the area around the shelter and would just like to let it be known locally that if anyone has any turf off cuts left over, or are likely to have in the near future – they would be gratefully received!

Please contact Chair, Megan Jones on 01308 868067 if you can help. Thank you.

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Over £700 Raised For Ukraine Appeal

Village resident Sally Sarling reports on Saturday’s sale for the Ukraine…

‘Well, we did it again!¬† Thank you all so very much for making our Coffee Morning on Saturday in Comrades Hall such a great success.¬† We made an amazing ¬£720.00¬† to date and it is possible that we might have a little more to add but I wanted to say to you all from Philip, Diana & myself a big thank you for your invaluable help and support on Saturday in making this amazing sum.

This amount is made up as follows:-
Donations       =   £180. 80
Cakes              =     122.  50
Pictures          =       30.  00
Plants              =      159.  80
Raffle              =      171.  00
Bric-à-brac    =       55.  90

Fantastic, thank you.

With best wishes and kind regards,’¬† – Sally Sarling

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Ukraine Fundraiser – Saturday, 1st July

Sally Sarling raised almost ¬£600 from her last Ukraine fundraiser in October ’22 and has now has arranged another for the people of the Ukraine this Saturday morning at The Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor.

There will be refreshments with biscuits, a raffle and stalls selling plants, bric-a-brac and of course, delicious home made cakes.

Sally and her volunteers would be very grateful for any donations that you have, they will be at the Hall from 9am on Saturday setting up or if you wish you can deliver them to Sally directly at Greystones in West Street, Broadwindsor. The front porch will be open each morning from 8am or if you let her know by calling either 01308 867672¬† or 07731¬† 630546 , Sally will come and collect anything from you. ūüôā

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting ‚Äď Tuesday, 9th May

Next Tuesday’s meeting of Broadwindsor Group Parish Council will be held at The Comrades Hall at 7.30pm.  All are invited to attend.

The full agenda may be viewed HERE which includes…

Item 1. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman.
a. Election and signing of the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

Item 6. 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, Broadwindsor Ward

Item 10. Appointment of Representatives.
a. Broadwindsor School

b. Comrades Hall, Blackdown Village Hall and Drimpton Village Hall Committees

c. Broadwindsor Allotment Group

d. Footpaths Officer

e. DAPTC Western Area Committee

f. Other Representations

Item 12. Planning Applications.
a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation

P/LBC/2023/01976, Cambridge House, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD

P/HOU/2023/02156, 21 Marksmead, Drimpton, DT8 3RZ

b. Other Applications

Review of WD/D/16/000836, Sikas Valley, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QR

The full agenda may be downloaded HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend. Under the Openness 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 behaviour 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.

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The Comrades Hall AGM This Evening, 7.30pm

Also being advertised as a ‘Volunteer Opportunity‘, tonight’s agenda reads:

  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Approval of Minutes of AGM 2022
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Approval of Constitution
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Resignation of current Committee
  7. Nominations and Election of new Committee
  8. Election and Appointment of CHMC Officers

What hasn’t been stated is that as The Comrades Hall is a charity, No. 311110, and members of the management committee are indeed Trustees with their names listed on the Charity Commission’s website. They are legally “responsible for controlling the work, management and administration of the charity on behalf of its beneficiaries. Generally trustees are treasurer, chair, board member etc.“.

We are extremely lucky to have this community building in our village for the many clubs and events to take place as well as being available for private hire.  It needs  a team of volunteers to make up the Comrades Hall Management Committee to make decisions for the smooth running and future improvements for the premises. The Comrades Hall celebrated its Platinum Jubilee last November.

Please attend if you are able ūüôā


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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting ‚Äď Tuesday, 11th April

Tuesday’s meeting of Broadwindsor Group Parish Council will be held at Blackdown Village Hall at 7.30pm.¬† All are invited to attend.

As Broadwindsor currently has a vacancy, there are currently 14 elected Councillors who represent the five wards of Blackdown, Broadwindsor, Burstock, Drimpton and Seaborough. Who are they? Click HERE.

The full agenda may be downloaded HERE which includes…

Item 7. Accounts:
a. To receive the Finance Report (Balance £84,612.89 as of 31 March 2023)

b. Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2022/2023

c. To approve payment of £8.76 for HMRC (NI)

d. To approve payment of £300.00 for Citizens Advice Bridport & District (Grant)

e. To approve payment of £2000.00 for Comrades Hall (Annual Grant)

f. To approve payment of £2000.00 for Drimpton Village Hall (Annual Grant)

g. To approve payment of £2000.00 for Blackdown Village Hall (Annual Grant)

h. To approve payment of £2000.00 for Broadwindsor Community Stores (Annual Grant)

i. To approve payment of £25.00 for J Small (Allotment Deposit)
j. To approve payment of £40.00 for D Wright (Allotment Deposit)
k. To approve payment of £40.00 for W Shields (Reimbursement Telephone and Dog Fouling Signs)

l. To approve payment of £677.04 for Prince William Pottery (Coronation Commemorative Mugs)

m. To approve payment of £60.00 for Universal Services (Sports Equipment) Limited (MUGA Safety
Inspection)

n. To approve payment of £55.14 for the Clerk (Expenses March and April 2023)

o. To approve payment of £1,159.56 for the Clerk (Salary Reimbursement January March 2023)

p. To approve payment of £535.30 for the Wallis Agency (War Memorial Plaque)

q. To approve payment of £45.00 for BAG (Reimbursement of Allotment Fees)

r. To approve payment of £584.42 for DAPTC (Annual Subscription)
s. To note payment of £172.80 for The Defib Shop (Replacement Defibrillator Pads, Drimpton)

t. To consider purchase of Kissing Gate for Broadwindsor Group CLT

u. Pension Options for Clerk

Item 8. Planning Applications:

a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation

P/FUL/2023/00071, Racedown Home Farm, Blackdown, DT6 5QQ

P/CLE/2023/01637, 32 Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3ST


c. Results

P/HOU/2023/01248, 32 Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3ST: Granted

P/TRC/2023/00714, Hayes Cottage Access Road To The Hayes, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QF: Tree Works,
No Objection

P/CLE/2023/00238, Liddels Cottage, Laymore, Winsham, TA20 4NT: Lawful Development Certificate,
Granted

P/FUL/2022/07731, North Dibberford Farm, North Dibberford Road, From A3066 Beaminster, DT8
3HD: Granted

P/FUL/2022/07174, Unit 14, Horn Park Quarry Business Park, Broadwindsor Road, Beaminster, DT8
3PT: Granted

Item 15. Highways:
a. Hursey Common Unauthorised Tree Works

b. War Memorial Project Update

c. Additional Bus Stop Request for Service SB5

Item 16. Affordable Housing:
a. Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust

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.

Following the Parish council meeting, there will be a closed meeting of the FMR Trust who will address the following –

Item 21. FMR Trust:
a. To receive the Finance Report (Balance £2,601.79 as of 31 March 2023)

b. To approve payment of £246.46 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (Trust Administration)

c. To consider grant application for £100.00 for 1st Broadwindsor Guides (Sleepover Activity)

d. To consider grant application for £100.00 for 1st Broadwindsor Rainbows (Sleepover Activity)

e. To consider grant application for Beaminster Young Farmers (Club Rugby Shirts)

f. To consider part reallocation of grant awarded to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council for the
Lewesdon Hill Memorial to support the cost of the new War Memorial in Broadwindsor.

The full agenda may be downloaded HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend. Under the Openness 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 behaviour 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.

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