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:
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SaveTheWhiteLion.Org

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Beetle Drive Afternoon – 2pm Saturday, 29th January

Broadwindsor Fun Group are holding a Beetle Drive afternoon at the Comrades Hall at 2pm on Saturday, 29th January to raise funds for the Jubilee Fun Day in June.

Great fun for all the family – the aim of the game is to be the first player to draw a complete beetle and shout ‘Beetle!’. In teams of four…

Each part of the beetle’s body has a number that matches a number on the dice:

Once ‘Beetle!’ has been called the game will end. Each member of the group works out their score; 1 point for each part of the beetle that you have drawn. The person with the highest score on your table has won your game and now would move to the next table (in an anticlockwise direction). If 2 people on the table have the same highest score, then the youngest person would move.  Because of the pandemic, the Group will not have people moving onto different tables so you will stay with your group throughout the afternoon.

12 games will be played.

There will be a short interval halfway through with light refreshments on sale.

Prizes will be awarded for those with the highest overall point score and for the best drawn beetle by a junior 🙂

Tickets on sale now: £2.00 in advance at Broadwindsor Community Stores or £3.00 at the door.

🙂 An affordable afternoon’s fun in a somewhat dreary January!

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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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Thank You From Zoe Raymond

You may remember 11yr old Zoe Raymond from Blackdown putting out a request at the end of September for your used stamps in memory of her Grandad Lloyd Curtis (You can read the original post HERE).

A happy Zoe delivered her first donation to Weldmar Hospice yesterday.

The total weight of the used stamps collected was 72 oz (just over 2 kg) which converted into a £40 donation to the Weldmar Hospice.

Zoe continues to collect used stamps for her second donation. If you have any stamps (please leave at least 1cm of envelope around the stamp) please contact Zoe and her Mum, Sonia on 01460 30471 who will arrange their collection.

Thank you again for your support & well done Zoe!

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Comrades Arms – Closed ‘Til 30th October

Due to the outbreak of Covid that has hit Broadwindsor, and surrounding villages, Andrew Hookings has decided to close The Comrades Arms this Friday (22nd) evening and to keep it closed until he opens again on Saturday 30th October at 6pm.

The Post Office Outreach service will continue to be in the downstairs Hall next Tuesday & Friday as usual. They will still ask people to wear face masks, keep doors open for ventilation and always ask everyone to maintain social distancing.

https://SaveTheWhiteLion.org

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Comrades Arms Pool Competition – Sunday, 7th November

On Sunday 7th November from 12 noon a KNOCKOUT POOL COMPETITION will take place upstairs in the Lewesdon room at the Comrades Hall… in the Comrades Arms.

Entry is £5 with all profits going to the SavetheWhiteLion fund.

Closing dates for entries 10.00pm Friday 31st October

Matches to start from 12.15pm on Sunday 7th Nov.

Rules –

  • Matches best of three frames.
  • Foul on black loses the game.
  • Must nominate pocket on black.

First round matches will be posted on the evening of Saturday 6th Nov., in the bar. Names will be drawn from a hat to decide the matches.

Organised by Andrew Hookings, a prize and trophy will be awarded to winner 🙂

https://SaveTheWhiteLion.org

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Cards Now Accepted At The Comrades Arms

https://SaveTheWhiteLion.org

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The Comrades Arms Opens At 6pm Tomorrow

Opening it’s door tomorrow (Friday 1st Oct) at 6pm is The Comrades Arms in the Lewesdon Room, upstairs at the Comrades Hall in Broadwindsor.

Recently returned from France, village resident Andrew Hookings will be running the Comrades Arms as an individual, along with the support of volunteers.  He did this several years ago, for a period of 4 weeks inbetween landlords Rich & Kate Moulsdale and Spike & Vikki who had the tenancy at The White Lion.  It proved very successful and the proceeds, almost £2,000, went to the village hall.

Andrew commented: “The Comrades Arms will provide a venue in the heart of the community for people to get together socially and enjoy a drink, whilst the White Lion is closed.
With the “Save The White Lion” campaign getting off the ground soon, it seems appropriate for the proceeds from The Comrades Arms to go to such a worthy cause.”

As well as being open at the weekend, the Comrades Arms will be open on a Tuesday evening for those who’d like to eat their fish ‘n’ chips from Nat’s van with a drink.

Andrew with Terry Clarke & Trish Messer stocking up yesterday.

With some stock and supplies, £400 worth this week, being sourced through Broadwindsor Community Stores, our village shop should benefit too 🙂
Other ales and ciders have also been sourced locally.

It is hoped that you will be able to use your debit card tomorrow night but bring cash – just in case!

https://SaveTheWhiteLion.org

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Collect Your Postage Stamps For Weldmar Hospice

This is 11 year old Zoe Raymond from Blackdown and she is collecting postage stamps to raise funds for the Weldmar Hospice.  The stamps need to have at least 1cm of envelope around them.

She is collecting them in memory of her grandad Lloyd Curtis, who died earlier this year.  If anyone has any, then please call 01460 30471 and Zoe’s mum can collect them.

Thank you for your support!

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The Comrades Arms – Open Friday 1st October

Photo credit: Richard Moulsdale.

Village residents Andrew & Margery Hookings are expected back from France mid-month.  Already getting things in place, Andrew Hookings will be re-opening the Comrades Arms in the Lewesdon Room, upstairs at the Comrades Hall on Friday, 1st October at 6pm.

Andrew, who was landlord of the Half Moon in Melplash from ’97-2000, will be offering local ales and ciders on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm and on Sunday afternoons from midday.  He hopes to include Tuesday evenings to go alongside Nat’s Fish & Chip van.  His other ideas include:

  • running Quiz nights on Tuesdays,
  • running a pool competition on Sundays,
  • organise some food evenings a couple of times a month with local ‘chefs’ producing some simple meals.

Andrew, who is Chairman of the Broadwindsor Community Stores Committee, a member of the Comrades Hall committee, a member of the Broadwindsor Fun Group and more recently, a member of the Steering group negotiating with Palmers re: the future of the White Lion stated that all profits will go the Save The White Lion fund.  Previously, the Comrades Arms was open for 4 weeks prior to Rich and Kate taking on the White Lion and almost £2k was raised for the Comrades Hall.

Margery is running an Art Exhibition and Sale at Comrades Hall on Saturday, 16th October – Read more HERE.

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