Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – AGM

Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council held their AGM earlier tonight, 9th May at Drimpton Village Hall.

Rowland Hibbard was re-elected as Chair & Jacqui Sewell was elected as Vice Chair.

Representatives were also appointed for:

  1. Broadwindsor School
  2. Blackdown, Comrades Hall and Drimpton Village Hall Committees
  3. Broadwindsor Community Sports Field
  4. Broadwindsor Allotment Group
  5. Footpaths Officer
  6. DAPTC Western Area Committee
  7. Other Representation?

Responsiblities were delegated for:

  1. MUGA
  2. Hursey Common
  3. Hursey Sports Field

Planning Applications submitted:

  • P/HOU/2022/00750, Hurst Farm Bungalow, School Lane, Blackdown, Dorset, DT8 3LE
  • PHOU/2022/02617, Island House, High Street, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QP (No link available)

Planning results:

  • P/TRC/2022/01701, 8 Kings Court, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QA (Tree Works): No Objection
  • P/HOU/2022/01638, Old Village Hall, Red Lane Junction to Junction at Seaborough Court, Seaborough, DT8 3QY: Granted
  • P/HOU/2022/00383, 6A Fullers, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PY: Refused

Broadwindsor Allotment Group received a £500.00 grant towards an Eco/Composting Toilet and Skip Hire.

Draft minutes of the meeting will be available soon HERE, together with previous Minutes of Meetings,

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Thursday Football Restarts At MUGA This Week

On Thursday evening at 6.30pm, you are invited down to Broadwindsor’s MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) for a game of five-a-side football.

Brothers Kyle & Morgan Napier are restarting the Thursday night 5-a-side football, pioneered by David Leader last May.

All ages are welcome. Get fit! Keep fit! Have some fun!

Please wear trainers and do not wear or bring football boots.

Just show up at 6.30pm Thursday 12th May 🙂

MUGA

MUGA:

The Multi-Use Games Area opened in 2019 with funding from several sources including a Lottery Community Fund award.
Free to use, it offers a wide range of sporting options including tennis, basketball, hockey, netball, football, bowls and badminton.

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Fresh Farm Eggs At Broadwindsor P.O.

Broadwindsor’s Post Office Outreach service will be open at 10am today until 12.30pm.

You can stop and enjoy a tea or coffee now 🙂

Also on sale are fresh farm eggs… with beautiful golden yolks… just £1.35 per half dozen.

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Full Moon – Saturday, 16th April

The Full Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are aligned on opposite sides of Earth, and 100% of the Moon’s face is illuminated by the Sun.

This month’s Full Moon is at 19.56hrs. on Saturday, 16th April and is known as the ‘Pink Moon‘.

It is also the Paschal Full Moon. Simply speaking, the Paschal Full Moon is the first full Moon after the Spring Equinox. This Moon can sometimes occur in March and sometimes in April. The first Sunday after April’s full moon is celebrated as Easter Sunday. It’s possible that the reason why the Easter Bunny brings eggs is because April’s Full Moon is also known as the Egg Moon, given that animals such as geese begin mating and laying eggs in Spring.

This name is not because the Moon will be pink in colour. It comes from the pink moss, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the Spring in North America. Other names for this month’s Full Moon, all of which indicate the season, include:

  • Full Sprouting Grass Moon
  • Egg Moon
  • Full Fish Moon, among coastal tribes because this was the time that the fish swam upstream to spawn.

At the same time, April is a time when rivers and streams begin to fully thaw. Accordingly, April’s Full moon was:

  • Full Melting Moon, by the Shoshone tribe.
  • Moon Where Ice Breaks in the River, by the Arapaho tribe.
  • Sugar Maker Moon, by the Abenaki tribes
  • Sugarbush Moon, by the Ojibwe tribe. The Ojibwe tribe would journey north to their spring camps to tap maple syrup and engage in spear fishing. Maple syrup was integral to Ojibwe culture: not only was it a crucial method of seasoning all their foods (they did not have access to salt at that time), but it also symbolized harmony within the community and with the forces of nature around them.

In other religions:

In Islamic communities around the world, April’s full moon is celebrated as Bara’at Night, also known as the Night of Innocence. Muslims offer up prayers, asking their God to absolve dead ancestors of their sins. They also prepare sweet desserts such as halva or zarda and give it out to children, the needy, and other members of their community.


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Covid Booster Clinic – Sunday, 10th April

Mike Hewiston of Beaminster Pharmacy has issued the following information regarding his over 75’s clinic on Sunday 10th April…

**COVID Booster availability**

We will be running a booster clinic for over 75s at Beaminster Town Hall on Sunday 10th April.

We have initially set up a morning clinic 0900 – 1300 but will add an afternoon if all of these appointments are booked.
To book you can call 119 or use nhs.uk. Please do not call the pharmacy.

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COVID Vaccine Availability Update

An update from Mike Hewiston at Beaminster Pharmacy:
It’s been a while since I posted one of these. You may have noticed that the NHS has started offering bookings for over 75 COVID boosters for patients who don’t have a weakened immune system.
We intend to run some clinics at the town hall – dates to be confirmed.
At the moment there is not a large volume of vaccine in the system which means that appointments everywhere may be scarce during this initial period. Eventually vaccine supply will catch up, but please do not panic, everyone who is entitled will get their vaccine. Current target is to vaccinate people around 6 months after their last dose.
Please be patient, there are patients who still need 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses as well. Our team will make sure that you get what you need, but we can’t vaccinate everyone in a few days.
Thanks,
Mike & Team
Beaminster Pharmacy/Town Hall

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Tree Planting At Broadwindsor Allotments

Sixty tree saplings were planted at Broadwindsor Allotments on Sunday, 13th March 2022 by a very enthusiatic group of 1st Beaminster Beaver Scouts.

The trees were donated to the group by the Woodland Trust as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy project, where community groups were invited to plant trees in community spaces across the UK through the Jubilee year, to create a network of individual trees, hedgerows and woodlands in honour of the Queen’s service and the legacy she has built.
This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

The planting was carried out in conjunction with the Broadwindsor Allotment Group and the Broadwindsor Eco-Group, (many thanks to Sheila and Bill of the BAG for their assistance), and also helps the Beavers complete part of their badge work for earning a Community Impact award.

The Beavers not only learned how to plant a tree correctly, but also why native species (dogwood, dog-rose, hawthorn, crab apple and  hazel) are so important to local wildlife.
Some of the Beavers scouts live in Broadwindsor and/or attend Broadwindsor school, so it is lovely that they will be able to see the trees grow over time! 🙂

Even if you haven’t been involved in Scouting before, there is a warm welcome for those wishing to try Scouting for the first time in the 1st Beaminster Scout Group!

Contact: Group Scout Leader, Joy Edwards at gsl_dwdscouts@scouts.org.uk

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Rescheduled: Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting – Monday, 21st March 2022

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, next week’s Parish Council meeting has had to be rescheduled to Monday 21 March at Blackdown Village Hall. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about this change.

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding a face to face meeting in Blackdown Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, 14th March 2022All are welcome to attend. Only in person as there is no live streaming of this meeting at the time of publishing.

The full agenda is available to download & view HERE. The Draft Minutes of last month’s meeting and Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

Item 4.  Matters Arising:  This is currently blank on the agenda but one would expect some comment/discussion re: the war conflict happening presently in the Ukraine.

Item 8.  Annual Parish Meeting: The Date, Venue and Content will be agreed.

Item 10. Planning Applications:
a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:
P/HOU/2022/01177, Ashleigh, Chard Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RF
P/VOC/2022/01368, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Winsham, TA20 4NY

c. Results:
P/NMA/2022/01035, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Winsham, TA20 4N (Amendment to planning permission WD/D/18/000053): Refused
P/TRT/2022/00039, Chestnut Cottage, Chard Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RF: Consent (Tree Works)
P/LBC/2021/04144, Rose Cottage, B3165 School Lane, Blackdown, DT8 3LE: Granted
P/HOU/2021/01463, Wood Farm, Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3LG: Granted
WD/D/20/001756, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PX: Refused

Item 11. Broadwindsor Community Pub Update.
(Latest update on Broadwindsor.org is HERE.)

Item 12. Lewesdon Hill Project Update: from Cllr. Andrew Frampton.
(More HERE.)

Item 13. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Update: from BFG Chairman, Adrian Gray.
a. Broadwindsor Fun Group, Request to Plant Tree.
(Latest BFG news HERE.)

Item 15. Allotments: Renewals due.

Updates from other groups lead to –

Item 20. Matters of Interest and Information:
a. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Council
b. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Public

Item 21. Public Participation:
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

Item 22. The date of the next meeting will be agreed then the meeting will then close.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are 14 Elected Councillors (Blackdown Vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.
Your District Councillor is Simon Christopher (Read his February Report HERE.)
Your representative in the House of Commons is: Christopher Loder, MP.

To contact the Editor, please email info@broadwindsor.org.

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Covid Vaccines Available Locally

Beaminster pharmacist, Mike Hewitson has today published the latest availability of Covid vaccines

  • We are offering 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th doses from Beaminster Pharmacy on most days of the week.
    (By all means ring ahead – 01308 862288 to confirm availability, or book an appointment via 119 or nhs.uk). We have good availability and will be happy to help.
  • We are holding a clinic for 12-15 year olds at the Town Hall on Sunday, 27th February 0900-1200hrs, which can be booked via 119 or nhs.uk.

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Frank Smith’s Cortège – Tuesday,15th February At 10.30am

It has been confirmed that Frank Smiths Landrover hearse will come to the Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor, for villagers to pay their respects at 10.30am on Tuesday, 15th February.  It will then leave for Yeovil.

  • 12.00 noon – Yeovil Crematorium.
  • 1pm – Wake at Airfield Tavern (just around the corner).

The family have requested family flowers only please but donations, if desired to Hearing Dogs for deaf people or Young Lives Vs Cancer.

❤ Frank Smith  10.04.1934 – 17.01.2022 ❤

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