Make A Valentine Heart – Saturday, 5th February

At the Gallery Of Makers in Redlands Yard on Saturday, 5th February 2022 from 10am-1pm (Other times are now available) – Make your own driftwood heart for VALENTINE’S DAY.

You are welcome as an individual or with a partner or friend.

The cost of the workshop is £50 – to produce one individual (wall hanging) heart, approximately 55cm square in size.

During the workshop you will be using hand/air tools, to nail/screw wood/materials to each other. Using templates to help shape, then picking/sorting your own choice of wood/or other materials to make your own driftwood art.

Please be aware – Participants will be standing at a workbench (set at approximately kitchen counter height. should you require a stool or chair, please inform us at point of booking.

Please note: The end time of workshop stated, is an estimation depending on how many participants attend. Each participant’s payment is for one driftwood item to be made.

Book your tickets HERE.

Please direct any queries to Clare Colby: hello@galleryofmakers.co.uk.

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Does Your Horse Cough?

Clare MacLeod MSc RNutr Independent Equine Nutritionist has issued this warning to TAKE ACTION if your horse is coughing:
If your horse has a cough – even if it’s just a couple as you start trotting – take action.
Horses can have significant lung inflammation before they cough, so once they actually cough, there is a problem.
Any persistent cough needs veterinary attention, since its cause needs to be determined. If the cough is due to a dust/forage allergy, your horse may need medication as well as an environment change, and nowadays more effective inhaled medication is available, compared to the oral medication used in the past.
If your horse has dust/forage allergies (RAO, or recurrent airway obstruction, which used to be called COPD):
  • 🐴 Consider the amount of turnout (ideally maximise) and ventilation in the stable
  • 🐴 Ensure dust-free stable bedding and clean out the stable (including any banks) daily (no deep litter). Clean the walls and ceiling of the stable regularly
  • 🐴 Consider the forage both in the stable and outside in the pasture. Soak hay for at least 10 minutes, totally submerged, or feed haylage
  • 🐴 Add water to dampen dust in bucket feed
  • 🐴 Consider an antioxidant-rich respiratory supporting supplement

Never ignore a cough!

Photo: ‘Enzo‘, Natalie Frampton.

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Broadwindsor… What’s Your Slogan?

T-shirts are to be printed for sale to villagers and visitors in Broadwindsor.  The logo of The White Lion will be printed on the back and a slogan will be printed on the front.  What slogan? You suggest and you decide!

“Broadwindsor… ” using no more than four words.

Please submit your slogans to info@broadwindsor.org or you may leave them in the What’s Your Slogan box at Broadwindsor Community Stores.

Closing date for suggestions is Saturday, 12th February. 

Design for the back of the T-shirts

Broadwindsor.org will launch a poll featuring the short listed slogans for you to vote for your favourite representation.
T-shirts will then be printed with the most popular slogan as voted for by you.
The winning designer will receive a free T-shirt.
Profits from the sale of the T-shirts will go to the Save the White Lion funds.

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Local Employment: Manager At Broadwindsor Community Stores

Well loved shop manager, Kevin Madder-Smith is moving on with life and leaves his position vacant at our award winning Broadwindsor Community Stores. We all wish Kevin well! Meanwhile…

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the store, managing and working alongside two part-time assistants and a team of volunteers.
  • You will be computer literate and possess excellent inter-personal skills.
  • You will be expected to demonstrate initiative, imagination and leadership to implement strategies to increase customer spend and shop profitability.
  • Relevant retail experience would be beneficial as would a liquor licence.
  • As manager you will work a 32 hour week, with early starts, weekend and Bank Holiday work involved.
  • If appointed, you will be expected to attend Committee Management meetings outside these hours.

A full job description, including remuneration, can be obtained by e-mailing Chairman of the Management Committee, Andrew Hookings at: andrewhookings@yahoo.co.uk or telephoning him on: 01308 867638.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 2nd February 2022.

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Girl Guides Plant Over 600 Trees

At the weekend, along with girls & leaders from Bothenhampton Guides, Charmouth Guides & West Dorset Rangers, the Broadwindsor Guides planted over 600 trees as part of the Queens canopy, by kind permission of the landowners at Downbarn Farm in Mosterton.
This also reinstated a county boundary (Dorset/Somerset) Hedgerow that was removed by previous land owners in the 1930’s.
They first learnt about the different types of trees and the benefits of planting new trees/hedges.

They worked really well, met new friends and thoroughly enjoyed hot chocolate and cake to warm them up!

Well done to all involved!

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Tuesday’s Save The White Lion Meeting Also On Zoom

David Leader, Chairman of the newly formed Broadwindsor Community Pub Limited (BCP Ltd.) and of the Steering Group of the Save The White Lion campaign is inviting one and all to their Public Meeting on Tuesday evening.

The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor but anyone unable to attend may observe and/or participate as the meeting will also be shared LIVE using the Zoom platform.

Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

  • Once downloaded, open Zoom on your device.
  • Select ‘Join a Meeting‘ (Top, right)
  • Enter Meeting ID: 875 8965 0598
  • Enter Password: 545860

They will present their vision of the future, the plan they have drawn together and how you may help.

This is an important meeting to determine the future of our village pub!

Please! Attend in person or online. Thank you 🙂

Please click on the links below to read how the campaign has progressed:
Each link will open in a new tab.

SaveTheWhiteLion.Org

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Save The White Lion NEWS UPDATE #6

The White Lion Steering Group met by video call on Monday 3rd January to discuss preparations for the public meeting at Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor, on Tuesday 11th January at 7pm.

This is the meeting at which members of the public will be asked to support the fundraising campaign to raise the £30,000 needed for the village to take over the White Lion as a tenant and operate it as a community pub.

The deal negotiated with Palmers Brewery represents the best chance the village has for the pub to be refurbished and reopened in spring 2022. The Steering Group believe that community management is the only way the pub can survive. A village pub at the heart of the community benefits everyone, not just pub goers. It helps to keep the community together, provides a social hub and impacts on property prices.

The Steering Group comprises:

  • David Leader (Chair)
  • Elaine Leader
  • Susanna Newall
  • Chris Newall
  • Sandra Burrows
  • Charles Ouin
  • Luke Pickering
  • Andrew Hookings
  • Margery Hookings
  • Fraser Hughes
  • Chris Edgerley
  • Rick Dyke.

The following is a summary of the meeting on 3rd January, excluding commercially sensitive or personal information:

  • A flyer will be delivered to Broadwindsor households, with supporting information on the websites: SaveTheWhiteLion.org, Broadwindsor.org and Broadwindsor Group Parish Council at broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk
  • The steering group will deliver meeting invitations to households by the end of this weekend (8th-9th January). This will be followed up by personal visits to households to those not at the meeting on 11th January.
  • Supporting information will comprise a summary of the project and its history, the steering group vision and the benefits to the community, securing the White Lion’s future and Business Plan forecast, a membership form, legal structure and explanation of funding sources – which could include Crowdfunding if match funding is available.
  • It is hoped a video link can be set up and publicised for those who can’t get to the meeting in person or if Covid regulations prevent large numbers attending.
  • It was agreed that membership of Broadwindsor Community Pub, which gives members a right to the attend the AGM and vote and to ask questions of the management team, will be £5. This is the same as Broadwindsor Community Stores. However, the community needs to raise a minimum of £30,000 through donations to enable the steering group to sign the tenancy with Palmers.
  • The fundraising campaign will take place over a four-week period from Jan 11th – Feb 8th 2022. The Steering group will sign the tenancy with Palmers Brewery on 17th February only if the necessary target has been reached. Then refurbishment can take place and a manager appointed. Discussions about potential manager are ongoing.
  • Local businesses are being approached to support the community pub project. The Comrades Arms has already raised £3,000 for the project. A banner will be put up on the hedge at Bernards’ Place to highlight the fundraising campaign, alongside a Yard of Ale ‘thermometer’ so everyone can see how much we still need to raise.
  • Hard copies of the Business Plan will be available at The Comrades Arms / shop / post office and be available online. A limited number will be available for inspection at the public meeting on 11th January.

SaveTheWhiteLion.Org

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Save The White Lion NEWS Update #5

From David Leader, White Lion Steering Group Chairman:

We are very pleased to say that the Broadwindsor Community Pub is now a legal business. The articles of the business make it clear that this is a community pub run for the benefit of the community and is a not-for-profit organisation.

No business can start without funds and we need to raise about £30,000 quickly to carry out essential refurbishment, buy equipment mainly for the kitchen, purchase stock and pay the wages of employees.

Opening the White Lion is going to be a challenge for us all but we believe that we can make it happen. Those wonderful evenings where the community comes together in convivial surroundings with conversation and laughter can happen again.

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday 11 January at 7pm where we can explain our plans, answer questions and listen to suggestions.

We hope to hold this meeting at the Comrades Hall but if this is not allowed because of the Covid situation we will try to hold it on Zoom. We hope that as many people as possible will attend. Please look out for updated information.

The Steering Group would like to thank all those who have shown such an enthusiastic interest in saving the White Lion.

– David Leader, White Lion Steering Group Chairman

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Save Our Pub Gig Postponed & New Rules At Comrades Hall

The Steering Group had organised a FUNdraising gig for The White Lion, Broadwindsor on Saturday, 15th January, 2022

Below is the content of an email sent out to all hirers of the Comrades Hall. Consequentially, the event has been postponed.

QUOTE:

This is a general email to all hirers to give you information regarding the latest changes in Covid regulations as announced by the government on Wednesday, and how it may affect your use of Comrades Hall.
At the present time, Comrades Hall remains open for use.

From FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER:

Comrades Hall is considered an ‘indoor public space’ and therefore mask wearing should be mandatory inside the premises. This applies to any users of Comrades Hall over the age of 11, except for those who are exempt, or where a separate risk assessment/ group association policy is in place for youth organisations.

However, where hirers and their users are sitting down to eat or drink, or carrying out exercise, then masks do not need to be worn. In these circumstances, participants should put their masks back on once they are able to do so, and when moving around within the premises. Please ensure you as the hirer explain this to your participants should your use of the hall include this option.
More information can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54373904

Due to the small capacity of Comrades Hall events, currently no covid vaccine passport would need to be shown for any event or hire, but it would be good practice to ask your participants to take an LFT before attending an event at the hall.

All other information remains as per my previous email and according to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

UNQUOTE

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Save The White Lion NEWS Update #4

A summary of the latest minutes from the Steering Group’s meeting on 30th November, provided by Margery Hookings:

Work is going on behind the scenes to re-open the White Lion in Broadwindsor as a community pub. The community needs to raise at least £30,000 to make it happen.

The Steering Group comprises:

  • David Leader (Chair)
  • Elaine Leader
  • Susanna Newall
  • Chris Newall
  • Sandra Burrows
  • Charles Ouin
  • Luke Pickering
  • Andrew Hookings
  • Margery Hookings
  • Fraser Hughes
  • Chris Edgerley
  • Rick Dyke.

 The following is a summary of the latest meeting, excluding commercially sensitive or personal information.

Save the White Lion, summary of meeting 30/11/21

Company structure:
Work ongoing. A set of articles has been drafted for a new company limited by guarantee with Community Interest objects. If acceptable this entity will shortly be registered at Companies House.
Business plan and application for membership almost ready for publication for circulation to donors. 

Bank account:
Once the new company is established, a bank account can be set up.

Timescale:
The earliest for us to be ready to go to the public would be the first week of January.
Looking at four weeks for refurb so maybe opening in March.

Call for action:
Public meeting, possibly mid-January, followed by door-to-door around the village, coupled with social media campaign. Unanimously agreed that company membership to cost £30. Like a supporter’s club, people can donate any amount to the appeal (less or more than membership costs). By buying membership, members can attend an annual meeting.

Grant funding streams in addition to public donation:
Ongoing research and submission at any time.

Staff:
Ongoing discussions with applicants.

John Heys:
John is standing down from the steering group because of other commitments. He was thanked for his hard work. He still wants to be involved in practical side of refurb.
Chris E will help with in overseeing quotes etc.

Next meeting:
Date to be confirmed.

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