FiverFest in Broadwindsor

Our Post Office Outreach Service comes from Crewkerne, Dailyz to be precise. Dailyz Buy, Sell & Exchange: Games, IPods, Satnavs, Laptops, Digital cameras & much more. They Repair Consoles and Phones, Unlock & Repair all Mobile Phones. They provide a professional Disc Cleaning Service, they cut your Sims & Top them up. They can also Transfer your VHS to DVD, along with many other services and goods that they provide. Next Tuesday and Friday, between 10am & 12.30pm at the Comrades Hall they will bring the following products – all at only £5 each.

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Earth Design at Redlands Yard

Lisa has a selection of offers at £5

  • Window crystals.
  • Tisserand energy roller ball.
  • Tisserand sweet orange and cinnamon oil.
  • A selection of sterling silver studs, pearl and sterling silver studs.
  • Indian soapstone decorative pot.

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Little Boutique in a Box at Redlands Yard

Helen has some printed scarves which she is reducing to £5 until the 24th.

Boutique In A Box - FiverFestAristotleThe Stableyard Restaurant at Redlands Yard

Your £5 can get you a coffee with a delicious slice of Linda’s sponge cake!

AristotleFiverFest ends on Saturday 24th October.

Anyone who would like to be added to this list, please contact: info@broadwindsor.org 

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Comrades Hall 100 Club Results

The Autumn draw took place earlier today, Tuesday 1st September 2020 at the Comrades Hall Post Office. The numbers were drawn by John, the Post Office Outreach Clerk.

The winning numbers and names are as follows:

  •  1st – £75         No 74         Winner    Maureen Butcher
  • 2nd – £50        No 91         Winner    Dorothy Rowe
  • 3rd – £25         No 88        Winner    Liz Palmer
  • 4th – £15         No 35         Winner    Jackie Riley
  • 5th – £10         No 60        Winner    Bob Link
  • 6th – £5           No 76         Winner    Annette Nunn

The next draw will take place on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at Comrades Hall. This will be the first draw of the new season with a first prize of £100. Just in time for Christmas!

Joyce will be collecting renewal subscriptions at the Comrades Hall on the following dates in November, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 13th, between 10am and 12 noon and thanks all the Members for their continued support for the Comrades Hall.

Some numbers may be available for new members. £15 secures your number.

Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Please contact Joyce Chumbley (01308) 868286 or Sally Sarling (01308) 867672 for details.

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Post Office today 10am – 12.30

Post Office

Just a reminder that the Post Office Outreach service is at the Comrades Hall today(Tuesday) as well as Fridays now.

10am – 12.30pm. Peter or John (from Crewkerne Post Office) will be pleased to help you 🙂

Please use the hand sanitiser and register your name at the entrance.

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Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh EggsLiving where we do, many of us know where farmers and others leave their fresh eggs out on a daily basis.  There’s Chris Sewell at Manor Farm up Common Water Lane,  there’s the Curtis’ Moorelands Farm down at Hursey and Alison Curtis brings her eggs into the Comrades Hall when the Post Office services are there.
Now we also have Tina Samways at Little Court in Broadwindsor who offers:

  • Chicken eggs various colours and sizes, laid daily by our ladies who are very well loved and looked after.
  • £1 per half dozen
  • Please note we do sell out quite fast so it will be on a first come first served basis.

Message Tina through her Facebook Page HERE to place an order.

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Comrades Hall 100 Club

The Broadwindsor 100 Club draw that was due to take place on the 2nd June will now take place at the Comrades Hall on Tuesday 21st July at 11am.
Joyce thanks you for your patience.

The Post Office Outreach service will also be there 10am – 12 noon.

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Post Office Returns to Twice Weekly Service – Volunteers Needed

Post OfficeWith the restrictions on Covid-19 eased from 4th July, the Post Office Outreach services at The Comrades Hall will now operate on Tuesday mornings, from 10am as well as Friday mornings from next week.
There is hand sanitiser in the lobby when entering the Hall & due to the Track & Trace requirement there is a book for you to write in your name, post code & contact number.
Although no teas and coffees are being served, a volunteer for each session is required to ensure Social Distancing guidelines are in place and maintained.
This job has been done over the last few months by Jacqui Sewell with the help of village resident, Martin Burt and his wife Becky, who is now returning to work.  We thank them for the time they committed and now call out for others to please fill their shoes!
If you are available for 2 hours on a Tuesday or Friday morning, please contact Jacqui Sewell on: 01308 867145 or email: jacquisewell@me.com

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Broadwindsor News Back In Publication

Broadwindsor News July 2020The Broadwindsor News is now out – being delivered to households who subscribe and there should be some available in the shop.
Containing lots of updates from village organisations, this edition also includes Margery Hooking’s ‘Broadwindsor in Lockdown 2020′ poem.

You can download the poem to your computer in PDF format: BROADWINDSOR IN LOCKDOWN 2020
or you can read it below . . .

BROADWINDSOR IN LOCKDOWN 2020 

Nature, you were never lovelier,

when the world stopped, but the Earth kept spinning.

And then the world turned upside down, freedom could not be found

We all became experts at social distancing – no grandparents would be visiting.

Sunshine, birdsong, a much quieter life but life still went on.

Thursday night clapping for our hard-pressed carers,

a ripple of applause from one end of the village to the other.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

Business booms at the community shop

as sales of fruit, veg and alcohol go pop.

Takeout drinks from the pub

and Vikki’s quiche and coleslaw in the shop.

The Tuesday night chip van at Comrades Hall,

Friday morning Post Office, chairs six feet apart.

Anxiety calmed by WhatsApp and Zoom, meeting family and friends by the touch of a button.

People chatting with new friends while standing next to bollards in the shop queue.

Heart attacks, cancelled operations, masks, gloves and Perspex screens.

Food deliveries for the vulnerable.

Our church went blue for the NHS.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

And we had time to just be with the one we love without duty or obligation stealing the day.

Doing all that we can to keep a company viable,

sorting wages and furlough staff, all reliable.

Farmers cut the fields for silage and tractors trundled through the village.

Up on Lewesdon Hill, bluebells didn’t know about coronavirus.

VE Day flags and afternoon tea outside our homes.

Socially distanced wildflower planting – digging, sowing and watering.

A beautiful sight to welcome visitors to our village when all this has passed.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

Lock down with the family – fantastic at the start, learning through the struggles, stresses and worries, tears, laughter and love.

Dusting flour from my hands, I pick up my book;

to bake or read, my lockdown dilemma.

There’s only one village in the west for me, Broadwindsor is the place I love to be.

It’s music at one and clapping at eight to rid us of the virus we love to hate.

Virtual Bananagrams, with gin, on Skype; virtual birthday parties on Zoom; virtual running – for medals – on Strava.

Virtual life.

The village roads, now used much less, speeds traffic onward faster;

too fast for the slowworm outside the shop, who is now not just slow, but flatter.

The sun beckons and mocks. Enjoy what you have, count your blessings.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

The church buildings are silent, dusty, locked, empty, paused.

God is active, loud, renewing, unrestricted, present, recreating and filling us every day.

Time to listen to the birds, watch the flowers grow, to smell the air, walk up the hill and to be still.

The warmth, love and friendship uncovered and blossoming as we all work together through this strange, uncertain  time.

House quiet, headphones on, five laptops glowing, each immersed in our own virtual business and learning,

waiting for the next punctuation point in days we can’t name.

Then kettle on, frisbee out, meals prepared, conversation flows, reconnected again.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

Free loo rolls from the village shop. The kindness of strangers.

And then a huge blue ball hurtles down the road, like the ever-present Rover bubble in The Prisoner.

A small army of tireless volunteers, stacking, selling, delivering.

Painting, writing, reading, decorating – my furniture has never been so upcycled.

The village phone box becomes a book exchange, tales of a community bound up on donated shelves.

Take-outs from the pub, food and drink, got to keep it going.

The call of rooks from their satellite rookery at the Old George,

while the parish councillors discuss village affairs over Zoom.

The space station goes over, the sun’s fading light makes it glow for all to see.

Endless sunshine, we will never see this blue a sky again.

The Sound of Music on the World Service and Desert Island Discs.

Slippers or flip flops worn all day.

The garden glorious in all this sun.

A tank of petrol lasts for months.

A time of reflection for the things that really matter. The birdsong and beautiful countryside.

Teaching the children, online bitesize that doesn’t bite back.

A fish van arrives in the Square at half past eleven, a shoal of customers in single file down the road.

Gardens and allotments provide solace and colour.

The Sound of Music at one o’clock

Afternoon briefing, highlight of the day.

What day is it, by the way?

– Margery Hookings, June 2020