Take Part In An Advent Window Trail This Christmas

Our lovely Rev. Jo has had the most lovely, community spirited idea and needs your participation for the project to be a success. Here are her words:

Something I had been thinking about for Christmas was a community activity that wouldn’t be Covid 19 sensitive. It is unlikely, I think, that we will be singing carols in the pub this year for example and our community carol services in church would need to be different too. I wondered about an Advent Trail around the village with different window displays every evening in Advent.

If you have a little search around the internet you will find many different Advent calendar ideas from beach huts in Brighton to windows around villages in Nottinghamshire and everything in between. Perhaps if we choose a theme, maybe Christmas carols, make a list of 24 and then families volunteered to decorate a window according to the theme. Then every evening in Advent, perhaps as early as 4pm, the new window was lit up so we could come and look on our evening strolls.

You would need a window visible from the street, as we don’t want to encourage people to walk up drives, but I think we probably have lots of visible windows in Broadwindsor and Drimpton. The final window, 24, probably should be at the church.  I’m happy to coordinate the idea but need a bit of local interest to make it succeed. If you think you would like to be part of an Advent Window Trail this December in either Broadwindsor or Drimpton then send me an email to revneary@gmail.com and we can get planning.”

Rev Jo Neary
Pioneer Priest
Beaminster Area Team
01308 867816


Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 14th September

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 14 September 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 857 1410 9082
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There will be Reports from the Village Hall Committees of Broadwindsor (Comrades Hall Committee), Drimpton (Drimpton Village Hall and Recreational Trust) and Blackdown (Blackdown Village Hall Committee).  Reports are also expected from Councillor Simon Christopher* (Dorset Council) and Dorset Police.

This month’s meeting also includes the following Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:

  • WD/D/20/001756, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PX
  • WD/D/20/001880, Notification of Adoption of Telephone Kiosk, The Square, Broadwindsor
  • WD/D/20/000052, Blackbird Cottage, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD
  • WD/D/20/000053, Blackbird Cottage, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD
  • WD/D/20/001912, Potwell Farm, Potwell Farm Road, Mosterton, DT8 3HG

together with the following Application Results:

  • WD/D/19/002200, Land Adjacent to Hayes Barn, Broadwindsor: Refused
  • WD/D/20/000157, Glebe Cottage, Church Path, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QE: Request for confirmation of compliance with conditions 3 (Complied), 4 (Partially Complied) & 5 (Partially Complied) of listed building consent WD/D/19/002473)
  • WD/D/20/001499, Cambridge House, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD: Approved

Following the approval of development at Netherhay last month – there will also be a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust.

Cllr_SC*Councillor Simon Christopher gave up his role as Chair of the Area Planning Committee at the end of last month to concentrate on problems locally arising from the A35. He will also no longer sit as a member of the Dorset Council Audit and Governance Committee, although he still remains a Dorset Councillor.
A separate post on Cllr. Simon Christopher, with reference to his interview with Trevor Bevins at the Dorset Echo on 31st August 2020 and his interaction with Broadwindsor residents will be published sometime next week.


Road Closure at Drimpton – 7th September 2020

DORSET COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14 [2] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along BURSTOCK LANE & WOOD LANE, DRIMPTON.  Only one road will be closed at any one time.  The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to highway users.

It will come into operation on Burstock Lane, 7th September until 8th September between 9.30am & 3.30pm; Wood Lane, 9th September until 10th September between 9.30am & 3.30pm. This will remain in force for five days, however it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 10th September 2020.

This notice will enable BT safe access to overhead network to provide new customer connection.

The alternative route, which will be sign posted is as follows:

Burstock Lane; Wood Lane – School Lane – B3165 – B3162
Wood Lane; School Lane – B3165 – B3162 – Burstock Lane

For further information: about the work being undertaken call BT on behalf of BT on 03700 500 7992, concerning this Notice call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 or email trafficteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk. Find this information online: dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/roadworks-events
26th August 2020
JOHN SELLGREN, Executive Director of Place, Dorset Council, South Walks House, Dorchester DT1 1UZ. Any person who uses or permits the use of a vehicle in contravention of the Notice will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.

#Broadwindsor #WestDorset #DorsetCouncil #Roadworks #BT #Diversion #Drimpton #Burstock #WoodLane #SocialDistancing #StaySafe

15 New Homes Approved in Netherhay, Drimpton

With unanimous support from the Planning Committee, the application WD/D/19/001343 – Land North of 6 Netherhay Lane, Drimpton was approved this afternoon.

All of the proposed homes will be two storey apart from a semi-detached pair of bungalows to the south. All are planned to be fitted with solar panels and/or an air source heat pump. Bird and bat boxes are proposed across the site with a landscaping scheme which should encourage nature.
The site will have two 1-bed properties for two people; four 1 bed 2 person flats; five 2 bed 4 person houses; three 3 bed 5 person units and one 3 bed 6 person unit.
Parking will be off-road either alongside the relevant dwelling or off the road frontage.
The four flats would each have a private outside space, as well as a communal space.

The Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust were congratulated for their hard work and patience.  The principal aim of the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT is to provide a small development of affordable housing for rent to people with a direct connection to the villages within this Parish:

  • Blackdown
  • Broadwindsor
  • Burstock
  • Drimpton
  • Hursey
  • Kittwhistle
  • Seaborough

Find out more about the Broadwindsor Group CLT by visiting their website HERE or
Message them through Facebook HERE.

#Broadwindsor #WestDorset #BroadwindsorGroupParishCommunityLandTrust #Netherhay #Drimpton #DorsetCouncil #NewHomes #StaySafe

Catch Of The Day – Every Wednesday

Catch Of The Day are in Broadwindsor every Wednesday morning at 11.30am until about 12.15pm.

Tom, Tina and Daisy park in the square near The White Lion with their fresh fish for sale.
Naturally, social distancing will be practised.

Catch Of The Day Shellfish

Contact: 07851 649939 or
Message them through Facebook HERE or
Just appear on the day to buy!
They will be very pleased to see you!

They usually continue on to –

  • 12.30 – 1pm Mosterton outside the shop
  • 1 – 1.30pm Beaminster square
  • 2 – 2.30pm Drimpton
  • 3 – 3.30pm Salwayash in the village hall car park

#Broadwindsor #FreshFish #Delivery #Mosterton #Beaminster #Drimpton #Salwayash #StaySafe #StayAtHome #EatFish

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 13th July

BW Parish CouncilBroadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform later this month .  All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE together with earlier agendas from previous meetings.

The meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday, July 13th 2020 and can be accessed HERE.
he Meeting ID is: 898 4869 2637.
Zoom is Free! –
Sign Up and get it HERE

As well as their normal issues: Planning Applications and Payments; Highways and Housing – there will be Community Updates from Councillors regarding the issue of the Coronavirus.

After Matters Arising, residents are invited to participate to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues relating to this Agenda.  Also at this point, there will be a report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council and a report from Dorset Police.
The public are invited a second time (which can be a 90 minute wait) to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

#StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Community #Broadwindsor #Burstock #Seaborough #Blackdown #Drimpton #ParishCouncil #Zoom