2020 Skate And Ride Opens Saturday, August 1st at Gore Cross

They officially open next Saturday but the premises is open today from 12 noon – 5pm for viewings.
There will be selected people testing the place throughout the afternoon & others (including co-owner Rob Ridge) doing more finishing off work. Next weekend they’ll open at 10am. Their August timetable is:

  • Monday – Closed all day.
  • Tuesday – 9am – 12noon (Under 12’s) & 5pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday – 5pm – 9pm
  • Thursday – 5pm – 9pm
  • Friday – 3pm – 9pm
  • Saturday – 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday – 11am – 6pm

Mondays and other closed times may be used for private hire but this will be subject to staffing.
There are numbered zones on the ramps which will help with social distancing and make users feel safe. Rob said: “If we get busy or we have youngsters we can say, ‘stay in that zone’ and people can keep in their zones, not just because of the virus, but if they are learning, hopefully it will stop a collision or two.

Don’t want to take part but watch?
Skate And Ride - viewngThen relax on one of their comfortable stools in the viewing gallery.

Rob Ridge and Dom Brown, known for The Trick Factory indoor skate park which closed in St Michael’s, Bridport in 2016 got the thumbs up from Dorset Council to change the use of unit 2A from a general industrial unit, to a skate park, with support by Bradpole parish council.  They and their team would like to thank all those who donated to the facility’s Crowdfunder and all the local businesses that donated money or equipment.
They are still seeking volunteers to supervise and businesses to advertise at the skate park.  Keep up to date and communicate with them through their Facebook page HERE.
Photo credit: Steve Guthrie.

#Broadwindsor #Bridport #2020SkateAndRide #Exciting #August2020 #Fun #SocialDistancing

A Huge Thank You From Broadwindsor School!

Broadwindsor Primary SchoolFollowing the School’s Fun Run event on Saturday, they have managed to raise a whopping £1690 so far with the cash donations added on!

Victoria Saines from the PTA said: “ (The children) walked 3 times our target. The support from the community has been incredible 👏👏👏 thank you so much“.

Well done Everybody!

You can still donate to the School’s Fundraising page HERE.

Enter Your Dog In The Ham Hill Country Park Fun Dog Show Online

Ham Hill Dog Show OnlineHam Hill Fun Dog Show is a local community event, aimed at raising funds for local charities – Friends of Ham Hill and Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, the show is to be held online.  To enter the competition:

  • Choose from the 15 categories listed below.
  • It is £1 per photo to enter each class.
  • Send your photographs to them through Messenger HERE.
  • Pay via PayPal to hamhilldogshow@gmail.com (Bank details available on request).

Rosettes for 1st-6th, with specials being awarded as well as Gold Certificates plus Best In Show and Reserve from the 14 dog classes.

The categories are:

  1.  Gorgeous Guys
  2.  Loveliest Ladies
  3.  Puppy Perfection (puppies under 12 months in the picture-can be older now)
  4.  Golden Oldies (7 years plus – based on age in picture not age now)
  5.  Best Rescue/Rehome
  6.  Fancy Dress
  7.  Dozing Dogs (open to all males and females sleeping)
  8.  Groups (more than 1 dog, can include people)
  9.  Rainbow Bridge (dogs who are no longer with us)
  10.  Close Up
  11.  Ham Hill Mascot (pictures of your dog at Ham Hill)
  12.  Best Action Shot
  13.  Happy Hounds (smiling)
  14.  Wet or Muddy (wherever your dog is happiest – in the bath, a puddle or the sea or covering themselves in a mud pack!)
  15.  Children’s Art Class (draw a picture of a dog, open to children 13 years and under)

There will be a ‘Best in Show’ class at the end of the day for any dog that has placed first in a show class.
Rosettes for the top 2 dogs on the day.

The show closes on  August 5th, with the results being announced on August 9th.

#Broadwindsor #HamHill #HamHillCountryParkFunDogShow #Dogs #Photographs #Competition #Charity #FerneAnimalSanctuary

Summer Family Fun from Beaminster Team Churches

Beaminster Team Churches - Holiday FunAs an alternative to their usual summer activities which cannot proceed due to social distancing,  Beaminster Team churches are putting together activity packs for families to help ease some of the summer holiday boredom. Each pack contains suggestions and resources for crafts, science experiments, art projects and activities themed around four bible stories. There will be accompanying videos on their website.

Most activities are achievable by children on their own if they can read the instructions. Younger children might require more support and some activities are for the whole family to enjoy. There is a weekly challenge to complete and send in a photo to win a prize.

Free resource packs will be available from 27th July. You need to register to receive one of these. Please complete the form HERE.

They are also putting some suggestions in the pack for the family to pray together and talk about God together. If you are interested in growing faith at home do look at the links below which they believe might give you some suggestions. They are also happy to help support you.

#Broadwindsor #BeaminsterTeamChurches #Summer #StaySafe #HolidayTime #Children #MessyChurch #Fun #Family #Worship




DT8 3ST Postcode – Small Win On People’s Postcode Lottery.

People's Postcode LotteryResidents of Broadwindsor with the postcode DT8 3ST, who take part in the monthly People’s Postcode Lottery have won  £20 for every ticket that they play with.
Wins of £10 have been received in the past – just need a few more zeros 🙂

There are a few days remaining to take part in the August draw – Sign up HERE.

#Broadwindsor #PeoplesPostcodeLottery #Win #GambleResponsibly

Howzat? Broadwindsor’s Cricket Ground Re-opens This Week

BW CC - New Players Welcome


At last, Broadwindsor’s Cricket Club have the all clear to play some cricket.

Road side nets are up and site screens are about to be rolled out.
They have league fixtures in @MWLcricket and also they are running their evening league competition – under strict COVID protocol – starting this week.
To find out more – Message them through their Facebook page HERE or on Twitter HERE.
#Broadwindsor #CricketClub #BroadwindsorCC #Sport #SocialDistancing #MWLcricket #Fun

MUGA Now Open For General Use

MUGAThe Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) next to the school is now open 🙂
Naturally, because of Covid-19 there are rules to be adhered to:

  • All use the facility at their own risk.
  • No more than 6 people at a time to use the facility.
  • Maintain Social Distancing.
  • Users are responsible for their own hygiene – Sanitiser will be provided at the gate.
  • No food allowed.

Cllr. David Leader commented: “These rules will change fairly shortly as the Government has announced that contact sports will be allowed  but we will change the rules when we have read them in detail.

On the subject of the children’s play area in Bernards’ Place, Cllr. Leader said: “I will be in touch soon about the play equipment at Bernard’s Place, all of the equipment needs repair work done to make it fit for purpose. We are going to have a work party very soon to get the stuff done and then it can be opened.

The MUGA can be booked to reserve a time slot – by email: mugabroadwindsor@gmail.com or by text message to: 07867 608652.

#Broadwindsor #WestDorset #MUGA #Multi-UseGamesArea #SocialDistancing #StaySafe #BeResponsible #Play #Fun #Exercise #Community