Thank You For Your Hard Work

“A massive thank you to Chris Edgerley, John Hayes, Ruth Stevens, Jamie Dawson, Morgan Napier, and George Calverly for all their fantastic work in painting Comrades Hall with 3 coats of Sandtex paint.
The paint was donated by Bridport Building Supplies for which we are incredibly grateful.
This work took a week of hard graft and would have cost thousands of pounds if we had to pay for it. Many people have commented on how good the finish looks and it seems like a different building. I cannot thank all the volunteers who have given so much in scorching heat to improve Comrades Hall, one of the most important community buildings in our village. Thank you.
David Leader

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Broadwindsor Parish Group Council – Informal Online Meeting – Monday, 12 July 2021

The Broadwindsor Parish Group Council have published their agenda for their meeting on Monday evening. As the meeting is informal, any opinions expressed by the Council will seek approval through the Scheme of Delegation* after the meeting.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.  Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE.

The meeting will be held using the Zoom platform and all are welcome to attend.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 897 5277 5290
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

*Local authority decisions are made by elected members but for the Council to be able to function on a day to day basis the law enables the various executive and non-executive functions to be delegated to Officers. It is called the Scheme of Delegation.

First to be addressed in their correspondances is a Notice of Application for a Definitive Map Modification Order, Dorset Council. The effect of the application, if successful, will be to alter Dorset Council’s record of public rights of way by adding a Byway Open to All Traffic along Common Water Lane from the end of the public road in Broadwindsor near Providence Farm to the public road, east of the tunnel in the Beaminster Parish.

The investigation into this application has not yet begun but in the meantime parishioners if they so wish, can submit any relevant evidence which will be included in the Council’s report. Evidence can be submitted to the Clerk or sent directly to Dorset Council.

Included this month are 2 Planning Applications have been Received and Circulated for Consultation:

  • P/HOU/2021/01969, 6 Netherhay Lane, Drimpton, DT8 3RL
  • P/HOU/2021/01463, Wood Farm Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3LG

Broadwindsor’s Community Pub Proposal is item 10 on their agenda.

Item 12 addresses the BUS BACK BETTER scheme: A long-term strategy for buses in England.

The HIGHWAYS address the following:

a. Report from the Footpaths Officer
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Common Water Lane Update
d. Dog Fouling
e. B3164 RiskAssessment

Bumble Bee on flowerBees on the allotments?
A tenant’s request to put a beehive on his plot will be addressed at item 15.

After public participation and the date of the next council meeting is decided, the FMR Trust will convene:

a. To receive the Finance Report (Balance £4,357.27as of 5 July 2021)
b. To approve payment of £235.00 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (Trust Administration)
c. To consider grant of £750.00for Drimpton Hall & Recreational Ground (LED Floodlights)
d. To consider grant of £369.41for 1st Broadwindsor Rainbows/Guides & West Dorset Rangers (Outdoor Shelter)
e. To note payment of £711.75 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (MUGA Loan Repayment)

The meeting will then close.

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 currently 14 Elected Councillors (Burstock Ward vacant) – Click HERE to identify them.


The contents of this post are compiled by Wendy Shields, with information taken from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council’s website.
Download the full agenda HERE.

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Decoration Starts At Comrades Hall

Taking time out for a well deserved cuppa, David Leader and a group of volunteers started painting the outside of the Comrades Hall this week.

Our thanks go out to David, Chris, Jamie, John & Morgan and to Ruth who did the crazy pave sealant work!

Excellent work – Thank you all!

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Pilates On A Saturday Morning

A message from village resident, Leon Lord:

Lovely people of Broadwindsor.
I hold a Weekly Pilates class on Wednesdays, at Comrades Hall in Broadwindsor, which is full.  I nearly have enough interest to start a Saturday 9am class in Comrades Hall….
Would you like to come?
Please get in contact if you are interested.

Fitness and Wellbeing with Leon
www.westdorsetfitnessandwellbeing.com
breathfulmind@gmail.com

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Councillor Simon Christopher’s Report – June 2021

Prior to Cllr. Simon Christopher submitting the following report at last night’s meeting of the Group Parish Council, he requested the Town Clerk “put it on record” that Cllr. Rebecca Knox* (Beaminster Ward), Cabinet Member for Communities, Health & Wellbeing had been extremely helpful with her experience and knowledge of the Broadwindsor Ward.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of parish councillor Lloyd Curtis.  As Philip Hardwill has stated “We will miss him and the good he did for his local community”.
It is disappointing that we are not meeting face to face as I continue to believe that a face to face meeting is preferable to virtual meeting. However there is still justifiable concern about the spread of the Covid Virus and your caution is perfectly understandable. It will not have escaped the attention of many of you that I have been corresponding with the Highways team including Highway Lead Council member  Councillor Cherry  Brooks to press for resurfacing of local roads. This has been successful in some places but certainly not in relation to the B3165. I have the assurance of the lead member for highways responsible for road surfaces that this will be looked at further. That is to say every metre of the above road within Dorset from the Somerset Border down to the Devon  border. To remind you Councillor Ray Bryan is the Cabinet Member responsible for Highways . Councillor Cherry Brooks as stated is responsible for road surfaces.

Councillor Nocturin Lacey Clark is the lead member responsible for Hedgerows and verges. This leads us to the matter of Common Water Lane and the issues relating  to its use or mis use. Councillor Rebecca Knox also has interest here, as part of Common Water Lane is in her ward. Common Water Lane which appears to have been as issue for many years prior to me becoming a Dorset Councillor,  is the subject of continuing correspondence where we are waiting various responses from Dorset Council . I am not a solicitor or highways expert but I will be seeking a legal opinion at a face to face meeting this week with a specialist solicitor.

You will have noted my concerns over so many months about dogs not being on leads and disturbing and indeed harming livestock. This problem has been highlighted still further with the death of the cow at nearby Eggardon. It is useful to remind all that farmers have the right to shoot dogs in circumstances where dogs are deemed to be loose such that their livestock may be protected.

I have received on Friday 18 June , a lengthy e-mail about the damage to verges banks and road surfaces drains etc. by large vehicles .

I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the future and indeed speaking with you in the days ahead. Suffice it to say that the e-mail is written in what may be termed a legal way quoting the Highways Act and the responsibilities of Dorset Council and the police.

I will be looking to arrange a meeting with the concerned resident shortly.

I am corresponding in the first instance with the Highways Team about this for their view. Such damage to drains is seen as leading to eventual greater damage to road surfaces property etc. This has been a concern across the Marshwood Vale and obviously across the Country for many years.

I have also received a residents e mail expressing concern re the possibility of the creation of  a concrete ramp across Hursey Common amongst other concerns.

Last week Dorset Council received an update from the Cabinet Member for Planning Councillor, David Walsh.  In the update he stressed the amount of officer time being devoted to consideration of the responses  to the consultation to the first draft of the Dorset Local Plan. Councillor Walsh stressed his dedication to making sure that Dorset has a new adopted Local Plan by the end of 2023.

Clearly the Government has previously indicated it wanted to simplify planning within England. I am referring here to the Planning For the Future White Paper last August seen as the largest overhaul of the planning system since the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act. This may or may not ultimately be pursued. In the meanwhile the sensible and appropriate course of action is for the local plan to progress through its various stages.

You may have read that Dorset Council has called for more Government action to bring better broadband to more remote rural areas. Dorset Council is quoting that 96 per cent of Dorset can get super fast broadband. Dorset Council’s deputy leader Peter Wharf said “While we very much welcome the National Project Gigabit funding coming to Dorset we want to ensure that this and any future investments in improving connectivity  are directed at our hardest to reach areas first”.

The Council has also invested £1million to give our residents and businesses in rural areas an additional top up when they apply for government broadband vouchers.

  • “However we get no say on how or where that top is spent and we are urging the Government to enable councils to have more influence on where money is invested locally”.
  • “Crucially we would like to see the Government return to its original commitment of bringing gigabit capable broadband to 100 per cent of premises”.
  • “In this day and age where broadband is essential it is imperative that no home or business is left behind “.

In addition to more funding, Dorset Council would  like to see national subsidy offers improved so that anyone on sub super fast broadband speeds can apply. Currently the offer, called the Universal Service Obligation (USO) is for people whose internet speeds are less than 10 Mbps.

I am meeting the Council Leader Spencer Flower for a one  to one discussions on Wednesday (23rd June). Amongst the discussion topics will be the need to see improvements to bus services.

To remind you earlier this year Sue McGowan Head of Dorset Travel said “We are intending to refresh our public transport strategy in line with the new national strategy ( Bus Back Better). I will be looking for commitment to improve bus services.”

You may recall that only local transport authorities who commit to establishing an Enhanced Partnership across the whole of the LTA area by 30th June 2021 and to have published by 31st October 2021 a bus improvement plan will continue to receive the Covid 19 Bus Services Improvement Grant or any new sources of funding from Central Government.

I look forward to working with the new Police and Crime Commissioner Mr. David Sidwick. I have started to make him aware of issues within the Marshwood Vale Dorset Council Ward.

It is excellent to see the desire within the community to maintain the existence of a shop in Broadwindsor . It will also be interesting  to hear the thoughts of people on the viability having a community run pub at the heart of the village.

With the planned improvements to the Broadwindsor Comrades Hall  (including air source heat pumps and photovoltaic roof panels), the recent repairs to planned improvements to Bernards’ Place by way of installation of new equipment and the the continued progress of the Broadwindsor Cricket Club these are encouraging times.

Best regards

Simon
Councillor Simon Christopher.
Dorset Councillor Marshwood Vale
07798 833 715

Aristotle

*Cllr. Rebecca Knox:

Committee appointments:

Her other appointed positions include:

Contact:

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Proposed Development At Bernards’ Place

The first illustration details the planned development for Bernards’ Place play area in Broadwindsor. The application being made by the Comrades Hall Management Committee is a very large project involving installation of a new state of the art low carbon heating system in air source heating and installing solar panels onto the roof.
As well as this, an overhaul of the play equipment is planned as shown in the second illustration below.

All of this transformation is subject to getting funding, applications have been made to National Lottery and Low Carbon Dorset.

The full Planning Application, P/FUL/2021/01358 can be accessed by clicking HERE and is included in the Group Parish’s Agenda for their meeting on Monday evening.

Please direct any enquiries to Cllr. David Leader: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652.

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Becca’s Fabric Larder & Florry Every Monday

Today and for the foreseeable future, Becca and her Fabric Mobile shop, Florry will be at the Comrades Hall on Mondays. Her Patchwork course will be taking place in the morning and if you need any fabric, threads, etc. Florry will be open for business from 2.30pm in the Car park.

Becca’s Patchwork Course:

Beccas Fabric LarderCost is £70 for the course. You can secure your place with a £20 deposit HERE (the remainder payable minimum one week before course starts)
Note: time details are to be edited.
Contact Becca directly by text/WhatsApp or call: 07486 062 343.
Follow Becca‘s daily updates on Instagram HERE.

Becca and Florry are also at Bridport market every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Comrades Hall 100 Club

The Comrades Hall 100 Club held their Summer draw on Tuesday 1st June 2021 at the Comrades Hall Post Office. The numbers were drawn by John, the Post Office Outreach Clerk.

The winning numbers and names are as follows:

  • 1st £75         No 45    Winner  – Diana Stothard
  • 2nd £50       No 30    Winner –  Wendy Shields
  • 3rd £25        No 87     Winner  – Val Madder-Smith

Congratulations to all 🙂

The next draw will take place on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at Comrades Hall.

Joyce and Sally say thank you to all the Members for their continued support for the Comrades Hall.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 12th April 2021

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 12th April 2021All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 13 8477 8938
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

This month Councillors are called upon to update their Disclosures of personal and prejudical Interests and Dispensations prior to the last meeting’s minutes being approved.
Any matters arising will be addressed.
Residents are then invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda. This will be followed by:

a. Report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council
b. Report from Dorset Police

This month’s Correspondance and Notices include a Request for a Grant from Bridport & District’s Citizens Advice and Chris Loder MP presents his views on a Proposed Dorset National Park.

In the Parish Council’s response to the Coronavirus – there will be a Call for Evidence: Local Authority Remote Meetings.

Accounts present a timetable for Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/2021 and seek to approve payments of an Annual grant of £1,800 to each of the Village Halls in Broadwindsor, Drimpton and Blackdown and to Broadwindsor Community Stores.  The Town Clerk receives a 3 month Salary Adjustment of £930.06 and £53.63 is being requested by Cllr. Rowe for reimbursement of wildflower seeds. £1.80 is to be approved for HMRC (NI).

There is only one Planning Application for consultation:

  • WD/D/20/002187, Ellaway Cottage, Wood Farm, Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3HG

Updates and Reports will be delivered by Broadwindsor Cricket Club; Climate Change Emergency Working Group; Footpaths Officer; Common Water Lane and BWGP Community Land Trust.

There is a Grass Cutting contract at Hursey Common Sports Field, a ‘Scoop the Poop‘ poster and Ongoing Maintenance Considerations for a new Footpath in Drimpton to be discussed.

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 then be arranged.

The FRM Trust are then to approve a payment of £224 to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council for their Trust Administration.

The meeting will then close.

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 15 Elected Councillors – Click HERE to identify them.

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Comrades Hall AGM – Monday 26th April

Broadwindsor Comrades Hall AGM will be held on Monday 26 April, starting at 7 pm sharp, via Zoom. The first CHMC (Comrades Hall Management Committee) meeting will follow straight after, also via Zoom.

Membership of CHMC is open to all persons 16yrs and over. No previous experience is necessary just a desire to get involved with the Community to ensure that the village hall is there for all, for a long time to come.

We are currently exploring several major projects in the Hall and in the playground area Bernards’ Place. We have seen local people already start on these projects. More work will be necessary in the coming months so more Volunteers would be very welcome. Who knows, maybe your idea or expertise could be the one to help make these happen.

If you are interested in joining us please contact me for an application form.

I look forward to welcoming you onto the CHMC.

Dave Chumbley, Secretary
Comrades Hall Management Committee

Contact: 01308 868286  // 07805 421 888  // drchumbley@yahoo.com

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