BFG AGM Agenda – 2pm, Saturday, 18th Sept

All are welcome to attend Broadwindsor Fun Group’s AGM which starts at 2pm tomorrow, upstairs in the Lewesdon room at the Comrades Hall.  More members, commited to playing an active role at events are required.  The agenda is as follows:

  1. Welcome by Chairman.
  2. Nominations of Core Group positions:
    – Chairman
    – Vice-Chairman
    – Secretary/IT
    – Treasurer
    – Entertainment Manager
  3. Financial Report
  4. Fun Day Debrief
  5. Fireworks Event – Saturday, 6th November.
  6. Christmas Party – Saturday, 18th December.
  7. Planned events for 2022:
    – Chilli & Quiz
    – Curry Night
    – Easter event (16th April)
    – May – Big Breakfast
    Sat. 4th & Sun 5th June – Platinum Jubilee Fun Day.
  8. Donations
  9. Date of Next Meeting.
  10. Close


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Broadwindsor Cricket Club’s Celebrations Cancelled

A press release on the Club’s Twitter account read:

Due to COVID 19 cases from the away team this Saturday’s all star game at Broadwindsor CC has been cancelled. We hope everyone involved is ok and makes a speedy recovery. Thank you all for continuing to support us and we will see you all in the new season.

This was quickly responded to by the opposing team, Heaven Help Us Cricket Club: “We shall play next season !

Earlier in the week, Broadwindsor.org published details of the proposed celebration. Read more HERE.
A speedy recovery to Heaven Help Us Cricket Club is reiterated by Broadwindsor.org.

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Broadwindsor Fun Group Distributes Funds

Broadwindsor’s Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers received £50 for each of their units, a total of £200 from Chair of Broadwindsor’s Fun Group, Adrian Gray.

The Group who ran children’s events on the Fun Day expressed ‘a very big thank you‘ on their Facebook page – Click HERE.

Broadwindsor.org also received a donation of £200, for which the Editor is extremely grateful. Thank you!
Note:
Recipients of monies are kept confidential unless they choose to waive this.

Broadwindsor Fun GroupBroadwindsor Fun Group are holding their AGM this Saturday at 2pm in the Lewesdon room of the Comrades Hall. The agenda will be published tomorrow on this website. All are welcome to attend.

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Cllr. Simon Christopher’s Report On Common Water Lane – Sept 21

At Monday night’s Group Parish Council meeting, Cllr. Simon Christopher delivered 3 separate reports: a general one, one on Waste Management (Click HERE) and this one – on Common Water Lane:

Dear Councillors and Helen

I thought I would send you a separate report in respect of Common Water Lane for Helen to distribute please.

Earlier this Summer I met with a solicitor at a practice that I have worked with for almost 30 years. The solicitor in question is a specialist in public rights of way and access to land.

I took this decision as I am clearly not the font of all knowledge on these matters and would be beneficial in an attempt to move matters forward and the meeting and written advice to me would not involve a cost to the parish council. It was said of him in the Chambers UK solicitors guide that: “His knowledge on public rights of way is vast“.

His is also honorary adviser to the Green Lane Environmental Action Group  (Until April of this year Prince Philip was Patron of this organisation). Within the legal directory , the Legal 500 he is considered “an industry leader in his own area of expertise public and private rights of way and access to land and leaving no stone unturned”.

I was advised by the solicitor that the power to  a Traffic Regulation Order exists under the Road Traffic Act 1984 and Regulations made under Statutory Instrument 1996/2489.

The question arose as to whether it would be appropriate to make a TRO while allowing private access. The power exists to do so if Dorset Council accept that any one or mor of the of the specific powers listed in as 1(1) of the 1984 Act applies to the Lane. From the explanations that I gave he concluded that those powers or at least those first six powers listed in section 1(1) of the 1984 Act do apply there should it his opinion be no issue that a TRO would be appropriate.

I have to say at this point that as a Dorset Councillor I commented that the present position is in my opinion unsustainable and needs urgent control. We concluded that for the same reason that it is both appropriate and a priority there can be no doubt about necessity.  We then went on to discuss the physical possibility of installing barriers , which prevent unauthorised use but which allow private access to land and property served by the Lane but also public non vehicular use, principally on horseback and on foot.  The solicitor after considerable comment about the benefits to adjoining land owners and local residents, horse riders and walkers  then examined what the thoughts of more learned persons at Dorset Council might be if the struggle is continued!!!

His opinion was that Dorset Council would no doubt want/ need to make 3 specific assessments as to:

  1. What is precisely the current highway status of the Lane?
  2. As to what is its true legal width?
  3. What private rights can be shown to exists?

With respect to the first assessment it was the opinion of the solicitor that “the likely answer  was that the status of the Lane is an Unclassified Road (UCR) – probably no surprises for the reader there it may he said have been a RUPP (Road Used as a Public Path) in 1949, but others may be able shed light on this.

One of the more interesting points to observe is that the solicitor did point out that even if the Lane is a Unclassified Road there is, in his opinion , “no guarantee that public vehicular access exists in a UCR. It depends upon an assessment of all the available evidence of status , as to what the public status is.“  Further he added “One needs to be absolutely sure about this question of status before proceeding.

That research would need to include research of such things as The Object Names Book, The Finance Act 1910, map and book entries, the Handover Map 1929 , the list of streets and the Definitive Map and parish survey . It may also be necessary to go back further , to tithe records and inclosure records

With respect to the second assessment he added: “The width of a highway is  a notoriously difficult question to be sure of. Put simply , the width will encompass not only the metalled strip down the middle but also the verges wall to wall as it were, BUT the latter point is not certain and depends upon whether the boundary features in question which bound the Lane were put in by reference to the highway or for other purposes

With respect to the third assessment:  “Private rights will normally benefit all properties and fields having access off the Lane.  The rights will either be expressly contained in the deeds of the property or field and or have arisen by long use . If the latter the purposes will be only be for the purpose for which it was exercised during the long use period . Thus for houses the private right will normally be for residential purposes only; for agricultural property normally for  agricultural purposes only”.

He essentially finished his advice by adding that the spending of public money will be a key factor in Dorset Councils decision making process!

I look forward to meeting with, perhaps, a working party of parish councillors to discuss further if you decide this is appropriate.  Clearly to arrive at a satisfactory position in respect to the Lane is even more difficult than I might have thought!

Best regards

Simon

Simon Christopher
Dorset Councillor Marshwood Vale
077988 33715
cllrsimon.christopher@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Edited by: Wendy Shields.

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Cllr. Simon Christopher’s Report On Waste Management – Sept 21

Following Dorset Council‘s announcement last week about the difficulties they are having, mainly due to the national HGV driver shortage, Dorset Cllr. Simon Christopher issued this report at Monday night’s BWGPC meeting:

Dear Councillors

Having supplied  a report devoted to Common Water Lane, I now report separately on a most important matter. Central to the work of Dorset Council is the collection of waste.  The National lorry driver shortage is impacting on kerbside collections and litter bin emptying across Dorset.

Indeed the effects of the National HGV driver shortage added to the continuing impact of Covid are starting to be felt across Dorset Council’s waste services as collection rounds feel the strain.

As recently reported in the National  the impact of the driver shortage is being felt by councils across the county . In Dorset some crews are regularly having to work overtime and often at weekends, which is not sustainable. These pressures come on the back of a year of increased household waste amounts as more people have been working from home.

Dorset Council Senior officers recently briefed local MPs on the issues currently impacting Waste collections , street cleansing and bin deliveries in the hope that a long term solution can be found.

Recruitment of drivers in Dorset has always been challenging particularly due to high local housing costs but the current wide scale staff shortages across all depots are unprecedented. The Council currently has multiple vacancies and drivers and Loders across their waste team, along with some absence due to sickness and others on planned annual leave.

All employees across waste services  are working hard to ensure that key waste services continue to run throughout this challenging time.

Dorset Council are having to temporarily suspend or delay some garden waste collections so that crews can be ready deployed to support vital rubbish food and recycling collections.

If any garden waste collections have to be cancelled stood down Dorset Council will automatically apply a discount to next years subscription fee.

Litter bins are being emptied less frequently in some parts of the county and new bin deliveries are also being delayed.

Councillor Jill Haynes portfolio holder for Customer and Community Services has said  “We are proud to provide one of the best kerbside collection services in the Country under normal circumstances . Bit I’m afraid the current situation is both unprecedented and un sustainable”.

Council Haynes has added   “While we will continue to ensure that Dorset’s waste is dealt with as best as we can there and do whatever is necessary to address local concerns we need actions to be taken by central government to address the National drivers shortage and help to mitigate the continuing effects of the pandemic”.

I want to thank the hard working waste services crews and admin  staff , who are doing a brilliant job  under very different circumstances “.

I also want to thank the people of Dorset for their patience and understanding as we tackle the issues at hand, most of which are outside of our control “.

Rather than continuing the commentary I would ask that you please e mail if you have queries for me to answer. If I do not know the answer myself I will contact the portfolio holder, the excellent Councillor Jill Haynes!

Best regards

Simon

Councillor Simon Christopher
Dorset Councillor Marshwood Vale
077988 33715
cllrsimon.christopher@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Edited by: Wendy Shields.

Read Cllr. Simon Christopher’s Report on Common Water Lane by clicking HERE.

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Factor In The Tractor

In Dorsetshire we’ve got it all
The landscape and attractions
For adults to children small
We have the best distractions

Our little lanes and scenic views
Are the best beyond reproach
But satnavs driving time it skews
When you’re stuck behind a coach

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

If you live life at the speed of light
Then Dorset’s not for you
But if you feel our pace is right
Then here’s what you should do

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

Peter Roe, 2017

Back British Farmers!

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Back British Farming Day – Wednesday, 15th September

Today is Back British Farming Day and MPs are being encouraged to show their support for British farming as part of an annual initiative which aims to celebrate agriculture and its importance to the UK economy.

Now in it’s sixth year, the NFU’s Back British Farming Day shines a spotlight on the work that our farmers do.
The initiative gives producers an opportunity to promote their commitment to high production and environmental standards.  It also aims to highlight the importance of the industry to the UK economy, contributing over £120bn each year and employing four million people. Prominent farming accounts on social media have started to encourage farmers, the public and MPs to join in. Read more HERE.


Village resident & poet, Peter Roe wrote the following poem in 2017.

Factor in the Tractor

In Dorsetshire we’ve got it all
The landscape and attractions
For adults to children small
We have the best distractions

Our little lanes and scenic views
Are the best beyond reproach
But satnavs driving time it skews
When you’re stuck behind a coach

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

If you live life at the speed of light
Then Dorset’s not for you
But if you feel our pace is right
Then here’s what you should do

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

Thank you to all our Farmers!

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Neil Maya Quartet: 1959 Golden Year of Jazz – Sunday, 31st October

Broadwindsor Comrades Hall, together with Artsreach invite you to a 4pm Sunday matinee performance…

Let the fabulous Devon based Neil Maya Quarteret take you back to 1959 and the cool sounds of one of the greatest jazz bands in existence, the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Playing such classics as Blue Rondo Ala Turk, Unsquare Dance and Take Five, the quartet delivers its performance with a light, skilful touch and an air of frivolity.  Saxophonist Neil Maya is joined by some of the most exciting jazz musicians working in the South West today.  Expect an afternoon of Brubeck classics, interwoven with original compositions too. The quartet’s music is crisp, colourful, sassy, smooth, atmospheric, intricate, cool, very imaginative and always highly entertaining!

Electrifying performances from a band that has everything” – Teignmouth Jazz Festival.

Tickets, which must be booked in advance:

  • £10 Adult
  • £5 Under 18 yrs.

Available from: www.artsreach.co.uk or broadwindsorem@gmail.com or by calling 01308 867252.

A bar and refreshments will be available.

Please notealthough not mandatory, we encourage our audience to continue to wear masks, particularly when moving around the hall.  Hand sanitiser will be available and please be conscious of social distancing during your visit.

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Broadwindsor Cricket Club Celebrates On Saturday, 18th

Broadwindsor Cricket Club are having a party at 1pm on Saturday, 18th September. With drinks and a BBQ – all are invited. The Club announced their party on Twitter earlier today…

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Additional Volunteer Drivers Needed – Beaminster Country Cars

Beaminster Country Car Scheme is a voluntary driving organisation run by Dorset County Council, locally organised by Mike Bateman who lives in Beaminster. It’s non-profit making and mileage/driving expenses are covered.

Mainly, you would be taking elderly people to NHS medical appointments. Usually to local surgeries/hospitals. It can be further away but only if the driver is happy to do longer trips. The driver is paid cash by the passenger to cover the recorded mileage for fuel etc.

  • Drivers use their own vehicles.
  • The passenger pays: 45p per mile.
  • Days of operation: Monday to Friday (9am—5pm) – you choose your time.
  • Serving: Beaminster, Broadwindsor, Melplash, Mosterton, Seaborough, Netherbury, Drimpton, Waytown, Blackdown and Hooke.

Drivers can do it as often as they wish, there is no obligation or pressure to commit to any particular drives if it’s not convenient.  It’s really enjoyable, rewarding and you meet some lovely people who are always very grateful.


Mike
is currently short of drivers so it would be great if a few more drivers could help, especially with the Covid vaccine booster jabs being rolled out soon.

If you are interested or you would like further information, please contact Elaine Leader on 07796 981364.

Thank you very much.

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