Bob Link, from Orchard Mead, Broadwindsor, took home first prize in the allotment category of the Melplash Show’s Annual Garden & Allotment competition. The competition was cancelled last year.
Bob was praised by the judges who said it was ‘an excellent allotment‘ and ‘a lot of hard work has clearly gone into it‘ – they also praised his range of fruit and vegetables and a good use of companion planting. 🙂
The event was judged by the Mayor of Bridport, Ian Bark, his wife Anne and former society chairman Jo Sage. They were accompanied by society president Nigel Jones and society chairman James Vickery.
The winners received a voucher from Bridport-based William James & Co – manufacturers and suppliers of fruit cages, netting and garden equipment – and compost from Chedington Estate.
To view all the other Garden & Allotment competition results – Click HERE.
Drimpton Football Club held their Annual Awards last weekend at The Royal Oak in Drimpton.
Manager Andy Loudon and Chairman David Symonds both thanked the players and officials for all their efforts this season. The sponsors St Michael’s Trading Estate in Bridport were also thanked for their generosity in sponsoring the kit and training jackets.
The award winners were as follows :
Clubman : Rory Dodge
Young Player : Frankie Symonds
Chairman’s Player : Tom Franklin
Manager’s Player : Pawel Ciereszko
Player’s Player : Ryan Gay
Leading Goalscorer : Tim Hussey
Special Achievement Award for scoring his 500th Goal also went to Tim Hussey ( 516 goals )
Manager, Andy Loudon commented “Many thanks to everyone involved at this great club. Looking forward to next season for what we hope will bring continued success.”
To contact Drimpton FC: Telephone: 07376 890052 or
Message through their Facebook page HERE.
Announced earlier today, the New Inn at Stoke Abbott have won 1st place in the Pub category of Bridport Food Festival’sLocal Food Group, Food & Drink Lockdown Hero Awards 2021. Kirsty & Kevin shared their joy on social media “We are feeling so happy with the news…. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us, it means so much that you all appreciate what we do.”
Runner up was the Half Moon at Melplash. Both pubs are very popular venues with locals.
All were congratulated for “the service that you have given to the community during lockdown has been exceptional and made life for many much more bearable“.
Other winners included:
Washingpool Farm – Food/Drink Retail.
Dark Bear – Takeaway & Home Delivery.
Taj Mahal – Restaurant/Cafe
A special award for Outstanding Service went to The George at Chideock.
We are speechless with excitement and overwhelmed with thanks to all of our supporters!
We just now found out we’ve reached our target thanks to a contribution from the Power of Change Community Business Crowdmatch fund providing us with an additional £4,000 in funding pushing us over the line. We can now buy and kit out an outreach vehicle and make this happen at last!!
We wouldn’t have got here without all of you, our super crowd – you’ve showed compassion towards our community, dedication to sharing our message and an abundance of encouragement and heart – THANK YOU!
Our campaign remains open until next Friday and any additional donations will be used directly to fund additional staffing so that we can extend our reach and offer a wider programme to our community.
Thank you so many times. We can’t wait to celebrate with you soon! 🙏👏🙏👏
Toni Rodway, owner of The Painted Nail at Broadwindsor’s Redlands Yard scooped a HBA Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the UK Hair and Beauty awards earlier this week.
When asked, Toni commented:
“My aim at The Painted Nail is to provide clients with a warm, relaxed, friendly yet professional atmosphere providing a wide range of treatments. All staff are extremely experienced, some have owned their own salons before, worked in top spas or have been college lecturers, providing clients with the best treatments using their knowledge and professionalism. We have a wide range of treatments available from a simple file and paint to IPL hair removal. We use only the best professional, salon products including Dermalogica, OPI, CACI facials, Guinot facials, Uglyduckling, Skin base, OPI, HD brows and mink lashes. We are hoping to open again following government legislation on the 12th of April providing a safe, covid compliant atmosphere. Clients are welcome to book online from the 12th of April at ThePaintedNail.co.uk“
On news of the award, Toni posted on Social media:
This is a massive achievement for me in what has been such a tough year for business.
I am lucky to have such a supportive, hard working team at the salon, I can’t thank the girls enough for what they do.
Also a massive Thank you to all our clients for their continued support and love
We are all looking forward to getting back to what we love and seeing our lovely clients.
See you on the 12th
The Painted Nail is due to re open on Friday 12th April.
As well as being at the helm of Broadwindsor Rainbows and Guide groups, Girl Guide Leader Emma House has been appointed the County Leadership Team‘s representative for Growth & Retention in Girl Guiding.
With more than 4,500 members, Girlguiding Dorset gives girls and young women space where they can grow, develop, build brilliant friendships, and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. They may have been going for a long time but they continue to give girls and young women, of all backgrounds and faiths, an opportunity to make their voices heard so that they can realise their full potential to become dynamic members of the 21st century.
Girlguiding is split into four sections, depending on your daughter or the age of the girl.
For the 5th year in a row, village resident Chris Chapman and his Bespoke Kitchens & Furniture business has been awarded the Best of HOUZZ Service award.
He delivered this comment on his website and on social media:
“Once again we have been given the Best of HOUZZ Service award for the 5th year running. This is so important to us, happy clients are what it’s all about for us, we love what we do and we really want our customers to be happy with what we make for them. We work really hard to deliver the best we can and to be acknowledged for this is great! So this is a really big thank you to all our past clients who took the time and energy to review us, reviews are so important to small businesses. Thank you!“
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These lovely, brave, some may say crazy ladies confronted the New Year’s Day elements and undertook their planned swim at Lyme Regis beach earlier today.
When the event was planned early in December, our Rev. Jo Neary, Dani from The Wobbly Cottage and Jo Robins launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Prout Bridge Project. (You can learn more about the Prout Bridge project in the initial post HERE.)
At the time of publishing they have over doubled their goal of £300 and their total currently stands at £670. What marvellous news.
Broadwindsor Cricket Club has reached and gone beyond their target of £25,000 securing the funding for their development project 🙂
This will now enable them to purchase the land and place the freehold in a Trust.
£20,00 had to be pledged by 8pm Wednesday, 4th November 2020 and this evening they announced on Twitter “We are delighted to report that thanks to a massive last minute donation from Dorset County Council for £12,500 it gets us over the line to purchase our village cricket ground .Thank you sooooo much to all our supporters for your kind donations from all round the country.”
All donations continue to be gratefully received HERE,