95% Say YES – Keep Our Pub!

All the Pub Questionnaires have now been analysed and 95% of those returned want the White Lion pub to remain open and active in our community.

In account of the local Covid-19 status, Thursday’s meeting will start at 7.30pm outside the Comrades Hall building by the side entrance.  (If raining, there will be no other option but to move inside.)

The full results of the survey will be announced and there will be an open discussion with the opportunity for Q&As. Even if you have completed a questionnaire, you are encouraged to come along, listen and have your voice and your opinions discussed.

  • No decisions have been made yet.
  • Negotiations are still ongoing.
  • If you have any interest in the future of the White Lion pub in Broadwindsor – please attend!
  • Please let others know who may not use the internet or social media.

Thank you.


Last Call For Pub Questionnaires – 6pm Saturday 17th July

By now, most of the Community Pub Questionnaires distributed have been collected.  However, some haven’t due to illness, weather or a change of circumstances for the volunteers collecting.

It is clear at this early stage that the White Lion pub is both an asset and very much wanted by the community so don’t let your voice go unheard.

Anyone who hasn’t had their form collected is kindly asked to leave it at Broadwindsor Community Stores no later than 6pm tomorrow (Saturday, 17th July) for it to be included.

The results of the survey will be announced at the Public Meeting on 29th July at 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall when the proposal will be discussed further.

Any other queries, please contact info@broadwindsor.org



Have Your Say Re: The White Lion

Residents of Broadwindsor, Hursey and Littlewindsor can expect a hand delivered questionnaire through their letterboxes within the next week seeking their feedback on the future of Palmers’ White Lion pub in the village square.  The questionnaire will not be available online.  Residents are urged to complete the questionnaire – even if they only use the pub once a month for a meal – you can help shape the outcome.

The questionnaire is on a double sided sheet of A4 paper and consists mainly of tick box answers. You can remain anonymous if you want to.  Questionnaires will also be hand collected by arrangement (from your doorstep if you don’t wish to be distrurbed) to ensure as many responses from local residents as possible. are gathered.

Negotiations with Palmers Brewery are ongoing and people are working hard in continued discussions re: the future of the White Lion in Broadwindsor.  Cllr. Leader stated the situation is “not hopeless“.  Although the pub will always remain tied to Palmers Brewery, they have offered some manoeuvrability on a sustainable rent and all involved are trying to reach a deal that will work.

Following collection of the questionnaire, there will be a Public Meeting at the Comrades Hall on Thursday, 29th July at 7.30pm (tbc).

If you can help with form distribution/collection – please contact David Leader: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652.


Get Your Ideas Included in the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

The Government is running a public consultation, which is actually a fairly short and friendly questionnaire. No expert knowledge is needed, and you’re not expected to write an essay – the spaces for answers are just few lines long, though they can expand if you have more to say.
The closing date to have your say is Monday, 31st August 2020. Your views will assist in drafting the plan, and deciding on the steps the Government take to decarbonise transport.

The current policies to decarbonise transport don’t go far enough.  Specifically, electric cars – while important – aren’t a silver bullet: we also need to be making fewer journeys by car and more by public transport, on foot and by bike.
At Campaign for Better Transport, they hope that as many people as possible will take this opportunity to speak up for sustainable transport. To show how much we care about buses, trains and trams, walking and cycling, car-sharing and zero-emission vehicles.   You can also remind the Government too that sometimes we’d like to travel less!  You can suggest whatever you want.

Take the Government survey HERE.

Carbon Footprint

Please confirm to Campaign For Better Transport that you have completed the survey HERE.

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