Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – AGM

Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council held their AGM earlier tonight, 9th May at Drimpton Village Hall.

Rowland Hibbard was re-elected as Chair & Jacqui Sewell was elected as Vice Chair.

Representatives were also appointed for:

  1. Broadwindsor School
  2. Blackdown, Comrades Hall and Drimpton Village Hall Committees
  3. Broadwindsor Community Sports Field
  4. Broadwindsor Allotment Group
  5. Footpaths Officer
  6. DAPTC Western Area Committee
  7. Other Representation?

Responsiblities were delegated for:

  1. MUGA
  2. Hursey Common
  3. Hursey Sports Field

Planning Applications submitted:

  • P/HOU/2022/00750, Hurst Farm Bungalow, School Lane, Blackdown, Dorset, DT8 3LE
  • PHOU/2022/02617, Island House, High Street, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QP (No link available)

Planning results:

  • P/TRC/2022/01701, 8 Kings Court, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QA (Tree Works): No Objection
  • P/HOU/2022/01638, Old Village Hall, Red Lane Junction to Junction at Seaborough Court, Seaborough, DT8 3QY: Granted
  • P/HOU/2022/00383, 6A Fullers, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PY: Refused

Broadwindsor Allotment Group received a £500.00 grant towards an Eco/Composting Toilet and Skip Hire.

Draft minutes of the meeting will be available soon HERE, together with previous Minutes of Meetings,


BWGPC Appointed Officers

At Thursday’s Annual General Meeting of our Group Parish Council, both Chairman, Rowland Hibbard and Vice Chairman, David Leader were re-elected unchallenged.  The councillors below adopted the following representative, liaison roles for the year 21/22:

  • Broadwindsor Primary School – David Leader.
  • Blackdown Village Hall – Peter Hardwill.
  • Drimpton Village Hall – Tim Bassett.
  • Comrades Hall – David Leader.
  • Hursey Sport Field – David Leader.
  • Broadwindsor Allotment Group: Kevin Madder-Smith.
  • Rights Of Way and Liaison Officer (Footpaths) – Dorothy Rowe.
  • Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) Western Area Committee – Jacqui Sewell & Rowland Hibbard.
  • Broadwindsor Cricket Club – Andrew Frampton.
  • Beaminster & Villages local area partnership (BAVLAP) – Jacqui Sewell.

The Council’s next meeting will be held at Drimpton Village Hall on Monday, 21st June, 2021.

There are 15 Elected Councillors to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Click HERE to identify them and the options to contact them.


Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online A.G.M. Thursday, 6th May 2021

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding their Annual General Meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Thursday, 6th May 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 A.G.M. can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 93 9228 7205
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The meeting begins with the election of the Chairman, currently Rowland Hibbard and the Vice Chairman, currently David Leader. The election is then followed by the signing of the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

There will be an update of Councillor’s Disclosures of personal and prejudical Interests and Dispensations prior to the last meeting’s minutes being approved.  Any matters arising will then be addressed.

Public Participation is item 6. and parishoners are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.  The next Public Participation is item 21. at the end of the meeting where 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.

Item 7. Correspondance: there is a Message from the High Sheriff of Dorset, Michael Dooley.

Item 11. is when Representatives are appointed for the following:

  1. Broadwindsor School.
  2. Blackdown, Comrades Hall and Drimpton Village Hall Committees.
  3. Broadwindsor Community Sports Field.
  4. Broadwindsor Allotment Group.
  5. Footpaths Officer (Rights Of Way and Liaison Officer).
  6. Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) Western Area Committee.
  7. Other Representation.

Item 13. indicates there are no Planning Applications received.

Item 18. addresses our Highways:

  • Report from the Footpaths Officer.
  • Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area.
  • Common Water Lane Updated.
  • Results of Traffic Surveys for the Installation of Speed Indicator Devices.
  • Request from Resident, Seeking Permission to Install New Field Gateway between Shepherds Meadow and Bridge.

Item 22. closes the meeting.

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.

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will convene on Monday, 21st June 2021.

There are 15 Elected Councillors to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Click HERE to identify them.

Thursday, 6th May is also the Election day for Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Read more HERE.