Broadwindsor Tree Lights Switch On – Thursday, 30th Nov

All are invited to come along to Bernards’ Place in the Square at 6.30pm on Thursday, 30th November to see the village’s Christmas tree lights be switched on for the festive season 🙂

This will be followed by carol singing, minced pies and mulled wine served at The White Lion.

Get into the Christmas spirit and join in!

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An Incredible Evening

Approximately 500 people flocked to Broadwindsor’s Cricket Club Pavilion last night to watch Broadwindsor Fun Group’s organised Firework display led by village resident & member of Broadwindsor Fun GroupAndrew Hookings.

Stewards were in place and worked ‘flat out’ for 3 hours, continually guiding people and their families safely in and out of the grounds.

The Fun Group’s Food stall had some people queuing for 50 minutes before completely selling out of burgers and hot dogs, almost exclusively cooked by Vice-chairman, Martin Burt with his trusty meat thermomenter! Delicious hot soups and mulled wine also sold very well.
The Cricket Club’s bar sold out too, with a quick trip to the Co-op required to stock up!

All those involved under estimated the crowd who attended and this has been attributed to local advertising; no other local organised displays taking place; the forecast of dry weather and admission was free 🙂

Special thanks must go to Margery Hookings who raised an astonishing  £743.07 in her special family collection bucket!

Incredible. I can’t recall ever seeing that many people in the village” was one local comment made.  David Leader, who worked with the BFG Core group on the food stall stated “I don’t think I have ever been involved in catering for so many people in such a short period of time.” Cars parking on the verges at Cross Keys and on the grass area at the front of Redlands Lane was not appreciated but thankfully were there for just one hour.

Broadwindsor House have posted lovely videos on their Facebook page – Click HERE & HERE.

A huge thank you to all involved and all who came along to support the event!

Following the success of this event, Broadwindsor Fun Group and Broadwindsor Cricket Club will have a debrief meeting with a view to holding the event next year.

Don’t forget…

This Tuesday evening at 7.30pm – Broadwindsor Fun Group are holding their Open Planning meeting to discuss 2022’s Jubilee’s celebrations and more fundraising dates.
All are welcome.  For more information and the Agenda – Click HERE.


Broadwindsor Fun Group Planning Meeting – 7.30pm Tuesday, 9th November

Fireworks this Friday – please come along!
Redlands Yard
have made their car park available and there will be stewards on the road to guide you to the Cricket Ground. Hot soup, burgers, hot dogs, mulled wine and a bar too! Sorry no sparklers allowed but Glow Sticks will be on sale: 2 for 50p.


Please also come along to the Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Open Planning Meeting next week.

7.30pm Tuesday, 9th November – Comrades Hall

We would like to crystalise plans for the Jubilee weekend and have also started pencilling in dates for some fund raisers to enable a fun and varied selection of events to be held next year.

The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Welcome by Chairman.
  2. Fireworks event debrief. (Held in conjunction with Broadwindsor Cricket Club)
  3. Christmas Party nightSaturday, 18th December.
    A festive night of Christmas music classics to dance to from The Silver Lining Band. £8 for adults & £5 for under 18s (Price includes a plate of nibbles). Numbers are strictly limited for this fun festive event – so get your tickets, which will be available after this meeting at Broadwindsor Community Stores or ordered online via
  4. Jubilee weekend 2022
  • Thursday evening – Beacon lighting at the allotments.
  • Friday – free.
  • Saturday – Family fun day & of music & children’s activities in Bernard’s Place until late.
  • Sunday – Reuse Bernard’s place for a lunchtime BYO picnic & early evening band, culminating with the announcement of scarecrow prizes & a big raffle draw.
  1. Potential fundraisers in Comrades Hall– thoughts on events/dates & volunteers please to help us run so many events.
  • Beetle drive afternoon – Saturday, 29th January.
  • Bingo night – Saturday, 19th February, first weekend of half term.
  • Quiz night – Saturday, 26th March
  • Easter buns/ afternoon event – Saturday 16th April
  • Big breakfast – Saturday, 7th May
  • Curry night – Saturday, 21st May – combined mini fundraiser & final planning session for everyone involved in the Jubilee Weekend.
  • Any other suggestions
  1. Other events
  • Classic Cars Display – August 2022
  • Any other suggestions
  1. Risk assessments & insurances
  2. Any other business
  3. Date of Next Full Meeting. Early March 2022? – afternoon or evening?

Please come along and bring your ideas
and say what you can do to help!

7.30pm Tuesday, 9th November – Comrades Hall

Broadwindsor Fun Group