Work Continues In Bernards’ Place

Taking advantage of this week’s dry weather, Chris Edgerley, Malcolm Heaver and Sophie Sinton are working hard to complete the new oak framed shelter construction in Bernards’ Place.

The Crowdfunder for the play equipment has just tipped the £3,000 mark and has been extended to Saturday, 15th October following the death of our monarch.

Please help them raise the money they need to get this project completed – donate HERE.

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Bernards’ Place Crowdfunder Extended To 15th October

At the time of publishing, the Comrades Hall Management Committee have reached just under £3,000 of their £20,000 Crowdfunder target.  However, if they are able to attain just £5,000, a hopefully more achievable target, they will receive a further £8,000 from Sport England.

The Crowdfunder is now extended to Saturday, 15th October.

It didn’t seem right to publicise the campaign following the death on Thursday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the period of national mourning that continues until the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, 19 September.
Our thoughts are with the Queen’s family and all those who are in mourning.”

You can still claim rewards for your donation 🙂 Click HERE.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far- please help continue to spread the word to all those in the village and further afield…

The Comrades Hall was gifted to the village in 1952, in the same year the Queen acceded to the throne. It will be celebrating its own platinum jubilee in November 2022 so expect some more celebrations 🙂

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Eco Info & Crafts – Saturday, 1st October, 2-4pm.

As part of Dorset Greener Homes Week (1st-8th October), the Comrades Hall is opening its doors for all to enjoy an eco, nature, craft and activity afternoon on Saturday, 1st October from 2-4pm
All, including kids (of all ages) are welcome to have a go. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations are very welcome for taking part in the craft activities (suggested donation is £2.50 per child & £1.50 per additional child).

There will be drop-in info and displays about local community ‘green’ initiatives, while you have a coffee and a chat.
You can view the Comrades Hall new air source heat pump and solar panel installations – find out more about how they work and the benefits of these installations.
From 1st – 8th October: three Broadwindsor residents are opening their homes to visitors to show green and sustainable changes they have put in place – Click HERE to find out more and book a viewing.
They are looking for volunteers to help on Oct 1st
  • are you artsy-crafty and would like to supervise an activity station?
  • Do you have a local green/nature/wildlife project you would like to represent at the hall on the day?
  • Are you a local business with a sustainable product and would like to showcase your ideas?

Please get in touch with Kirsty via the Comrades Hall Facebook page, or email kirstyamoore@outlook.com
As stated earlier, donations are most welcome on the day – any income generated through the afternoon will support the fundraising for the new play equipment for Bernard’s place.  View the Crowdfunder campaign HERE.

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More Donations Needed Please For Bernards’ Place Project

Villagers will have noticed the scaffolding erected at the weekend as the shelter in Bernards’ Place begins to take shape.

Village residents, Chris Edgerley, Malcolm Heaver, Sophie Sinton, Ian Studley and Graham Paget are to be thanked for all their voluntary labour.

The Broadwindsor Village Green Appeal Crowdfunder has another 15 days to run.  At the time of publishing, £2,528 has been raised so far of their £20,000 target. If they manage to get to £5,000, Sport England will pledge a further £8,000.

Thanks to those who have already donated. More pledges are needed! It doesn’t have to be a huge donation (two children donated their pocket money), because it all adds up, and the more supporters they have, the better 🙂  If you know of family, friends or businesses who might donate, please send them the link. Thank you!

For more information on the Crowdfunder – please click HERE.

To Donate – please click HERE.

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Bernards’ Place Crowdfunder Launched Today

A Crowdfunder campaign is being launched in Broadwindsor at noon today, Tuesday 23rd August to raise the £20,000 needed to transform the village green at Bernards’ Place.

The project will provide community open space, challenging and inclusive play equipment and physical exercise for all, right in the heart of the village.

The plan has almost three years in the making but we’re determined to make it happen,’ said Sheila Hawkins, who worked with the late David Leader to put the project together for the Comrades Hall, which owns the land.

It will be a fitting tribute to David, who died suddenly earlier this year. He made such a difference to community and sporting life in the village and brought everyone together.’

The village green scheme forms part of a successful bid to The National Lottery Community Fund. That secured grant funding of £84,000 in total, (including funding, from Low Carbon Dorset) and £45,000 has been allocated to the village green upgrade.  The remainder has funded improvements to make Comrades Hall more environmentally friendly, with the installation of 36 solar panels and an air source heat pump central heating system, which replaced the old oil-fired one, plus improved insulation.

Planning permission has been granted for exciting new play equipment for the upper section of the green (Read more HERE.).  At the lower end, the existing old swings will be removed and a new oak-framed shelter is being installed. The idea is to make the most of the opened-up space for community events and outdoor exercise.

Since the project was first mooted two years ago, costs have risen by around £20,000.

Margery Hookings, who is leading the Crowdfunder appeal on behalf of Comrades Hall Management Committee, said: ‘Fundraising events are planned but we really hope people and local businesses will support our appeal to meet the shortfall.

During the pandemic, when we could only go out to exercise, our village green became even more important to us as a community.

Bernards’ Place is something we all treasure. By reconfiguring the space, adding new, inclusive and challenging play and activity equipment, introducing exercise sessions and equipment for all ages, as well as staging community events, there will be something for all of us to enjoy, bringing together people of all ages and abilities, and helping to improve health and well-being.

It will provide an enhanced facility to keep our community physically active and encourage others, who don’t necessarily see themselves as ‘sporty’, to join in.

Local artist Donna Heys has again kindly created a “thermometer” to chart the appeal’s progress. As donations are received, the illustration will be coloured in, in stages, until we reach our target.

Sport England has pledged £8,000 towards the appeal once the £5,000 mark has been reached. Payment of the grant relies on there being at least 100 unique supporters and reaching the £20,000 target.

The village has a strong track record of raising money through Crowdfunder. In 2020, Broadwindsor Cricket Club raised £35,785 to buy its ground, with 191 supporters in 27 days. Then, in February this year, campaigners raised £34,760, with 337 supporters in 28 days, to reopen The White Lion as a community pub.

Margery said: ‘We appreciate that money is tight and this new appeal might be a tall order after the successful campaign to save The White Lion.

However, through crowdfunding we have an opportunity to unlock potential extra funding, so any donation, big or small, will help the Comrades Hall enormously to replenish diminishing resources.

It is important to the village to get this project done. We all know, particularly after the pandemic, how vital outside space is to everyone’s health and well-being. This will make such a difference to young and old and all those in between, for generations to come.

To support the appeal, please visit:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/broadwindsorvillagegreenappeal

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Thank You From Broadwindsor PTA

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday’s walk and to all those who have sponsored. The total raised so far is £1000! 

It was quite a climb…


Around 50 of us from Broadwindsor Primary School gathered to climb to the top of Lewesdon Hill.
We enjoyed lots of cake when we got there and some Pygmy goats even joined us to say hello!

It was wonderful to have  the school community come together and we hope to make it annual event.

Broadwindsor Primary School

If you would like to, you can still sponsor the children here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/broadwindsorschoolsponsoredwalk

Many thanks indeed,

Martin Burt, Chair PTA.

 

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Broadwindsor School Sponsored Walk – Monday, 2nd May 

Raising funds for new and improved outdoor adventure play equipment, the pupils of Broadwindsor School are walking to the highest point in Dorset – Lewesdon Hill by way of a Sponsored Walk on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May.
The children will be meeting on the MUGA at 10am on Monday, 2nd May, there will be squash and cake for all to share at the top.

Organised by the school’s PTA, Chairman Martin Burt commented “We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep and we hope that even the littlest legs can reach the top! For the past two years our sponsored walks were during lockdowns, so it will be lovely to enjoy a walk together this year!
The play equipment is chosen with the help of the children through the school council.
Broadwindsor Primary School

If anyone would like to sponsor the children they can do so here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/broadwindsorschoolsponsoredwalk

 For those that can’t join the group walk, we ask pupils to enjoy a walk with friends or family. As always, if you have any queries please do get in touch at pta@broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk.

Many thanks,

Martin Burt
Chair, The PTA

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The White Lion Is Saved – Thank You!

A massive thank you! Not only have we smashed our Crowdfunder target of £30,000 but, with your generous donations by cheque, cash and BACs – together with funding from the parish council, Palmers and takings from The Comrades Arms – we now have nearly £50,000.

It’s an incredible achievement, and demonstrates how important a roaring White Lion is to this community. Once we have signed the tenancy agreement, which is imminent, work will start on refurbishing the inside of the pub and kitting out the kitchen.

We hope to have more news to tell you very soon. In the meantime, stand proud, Lions, you’ve done brilliantly. 🙂

– White Lion Management Committee

 

Click HERE to read Chairman David Leader‘s statement on 3rd February.
Click HERE to see the campaign appear on BBC Spotlight on 25th January.

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Save The White Lion Features On BBC Spotlight

Once reaching the target of £30,000, The Save The White Lion campaign has hit the media the past few days, featuring in the Dorset Echo, the Bridport News and on Dorset Live.  Today, they featured on BBC‘s lunchtime edition of Spotlight…it is hoped that it may get more air time in this evening’s edition at 6.30pm.


…and it did…

 

The Crowdfunder campaign runs until 9th February.
Please click HERE to donate.

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Success With Save The White Lion!

We’ve done it!

The Save the White Lion Crowdfunding campaign has achieved it’s target of £30,000.

The following statement was released:

“This is a real testament to the power of a close-knit, caring community in which good things happen.
Thanks to you, we can now sign a tenanacy agreement with the brewery and get the refurbishment done.  If all goes according to plan, we hope to open the doors of The White Lion well in time for Easter.
Additional money raised above the £30,000 target will help woth additional working capital and give us a good start on sprucing up the courtyard garden in time for the summer season.

In the meantime, take a collective bow. Thank you to all of you. you’re phenomenal!”

Well done everybody!

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