Euro 2021 & Five-A-Side Football On Thursdays

David Leader’s 5-a-side free football for an hour on Thursday evenings is proving very popular…. could that be because the English football team have their first Euro match this Sunday v. Croatia? Perhaps…. all the Euro fixtures are listed below 🙂

No need to book, just show up at the MUGA next to Broadwindsor school at 6.30pm on Thursdays.
No boots please
, trainers are adequate.

Any queries, please contact David on: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652

England Euro 2021 Fixtures
(on TV):

The info below tells you what channel the England football matches are on with the complete listings of England’s football fixtures on TV including their UEFA Euro 2020 games on BBC and ITV and their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers and friendly matches on ITV.

  • Sunday 13th June 2021 – England v Croatia
    (UEFA EURO 2020 Group D)
    14:00 BBC One / BBC iPlayer.
  • Friday 18th June 2021 – England v Scotland
    (UEFA EURO 2020 Group D)
    20:00 ITV / ITV Hub.
  • Tuesday 22nd June 2021 –  Czech Republic v England
    (UEFA EURO 2020 Group D)
    20:00 ITV / ITV2 / ITV Hub
  • Thursday 2nd September 2021 –  Hungary v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Sunday 5th September 2021 – England v Andorra
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier )
    17:00 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Wednesday 8th September 2021Poland v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Saturday 9th October 2021Andorra v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Tuesday 12th October 2021 –  England v Hungary
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Friday 12th November 2021 – England v Albania
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub
  • Monday 15th November 2021San Marino v England
    (FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier)
    19:45 ITV / ITV Hub

Good Luck England!


Gladis’s Law

Cameron Farquharson is gathering a wealth of support for Gladis’s Law, Protecting livestock, informing dog owners: a campaign for a change in law to make it mandatory to keep dogs on a lead when walking near livestock. “We want to educate dog owners about the importance of using a lead.

Yesterday Cameron received the 2021 Sheep worrying by dogs survey from The National Sheep Association.  He shared the following on social media:

I am currently sat reading through it and the causes of the livestock incidents jumped out at me. People could select multiple answers.
  • 70% selected that the cause was not putting their dog(s)on a lead.
  • 66% believed that their dog(s) won’t attack livestock or won’t do damage if they do.
  • 49% Was down to a lack of regard or concern on the issue.
  • 39% had assumed their dog(s) would respond to commands off the lead.
  • 47% was down to allowing dog(s) to roam unaccompanied or escaped from gardens or kennels.
  • 5% Worrying on purpose/linked to poaching.
The NSA then asked farmers what was the outcome of them asking people to put their dogs on lead. Again people could select multiple answers.
  • 51% reported receiving Verbal abuse.
  • 48% were ignored by the dog owner.
  • 21% received Intimidation by the dog owner.
  • 16% Other (no understanding, land ownership).
  • 15% Polite refusal to use a lead.
  • 8% Retribution (vandalism).
  • 3% received physical abuse.

I will post more once I’ve read and understood. But I think we can all agree that the statistics from this survey are shocking. We need to change things for the better.”

Gladis’s Law, Protecting livestock, informing dog owners.

To keep up to date on the Gladis’s Law Facebook page – Click HERE.

Recycling in Dorset

Whether you have a permit or not, Dorset Council like to know more about how you use your local Household Recycling Centre (HRC, or “the tip”) and your views on the current permit system.

The Recycling Centre Vehicle Access Policy was last amended in 2009. Usage patterns and demands on Dorset Council recycling centres have changed since then.

Some vehicles need a permit to access Dorset Council’s Household Recycling Centres, and some are not allowed on site at all. This is mainly to prevent abuse by traders who illegally deposit commercial waste at the household recycling centres. These permits are currently free.

To apply for, update or cancel a permit (only one permitted vehicle per household) – please click HERE.

To give your views on the current system – please complete their short survey HERE.


A Community Pub In Broadwindsor?

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council has been approached by Palmers Brewery to see if the Community is interested in opening a Community Pub.

The issue is on the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on the 21st June. In the meantime a small group of residents, including Parish Councillors, are undertaking some initial investigative work to assess the feasibility of such a project.  At the appropriate time a public meeting will be held to report the findings and canvas the views of residents.

Initial responses to the Council’s announcement on Facebook think it is a good idea.  However, being restricted to Palmer‘s products has quickly been highlighted as a cause for concern.  So much so that a Community Pub could be sited at the Comrades Hall.  This happened previously when the pub was closed and worked very well.

The Council have yet to name anyone in their investigative group, therefore please address your comments to Helen Cudmore, The Town Clerk:


Internet Crash

There is a widespread platform crash – many of world’s biggest websites are crashing, including Amazon, the UK government, Reddit, the Financial Times, Emojis and many more.  At the time of publishing – the reasons are unknown.

Nice that is still up and running, thanks to our servers with 🙂



Carer’s Week: Mon 7th – Sun 13th June 2021

Carer’s Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify themselves as carers and access much-needed support.

New research shows 72% of carers have not had any breaks from their caring role since the start of the pandemic.  They have lost, on average, 25 hours of support a month they previously had from services or family and friends before the pandemic.

This year Carers Week is shining a spotlight on the lack of breaks that carers have been able to take in the past year, and the worrying impact this is having on their health and wellbeing, as well as their ability to work and live a meaningful life beyond caring.

To address this situation, they are calling on the government to urgently increase funding for carers’ breaks by an additional £1.2 billion, so all carers providing significant hours of care can take a break.  They are asking you to write to your MP by clicking the link HEREand that you please forward any response you receive from your MP to, so that they can follow up with them, if you are happy to do so.


For Carer’s Support in Dorset – Click HERE.

Carer’s Allowance:

Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. Carer’s Allowance is currently ÂŁ67.60 a week (2021-22) and is taxable income.
The Government has also confirmed that providing emotional support counts towards the Carer’s Allowance threshold of 35 hours of care a week across the UK. These measures have been extended until August 2021.
To make a claim for Carer’s Allowance – Click HERE.


Farmers! Please Submit Your Evidence

Cameron Farquharson’s cow Gladis made the national news last week, sadly for tragic reasons.  Her death has highlighted the need for farmers to have more say in taking care of their livestock in dealing with dogs off their leads.

When Cameron announced the very sad news on Facebook the following day, he begged, as all our local farmers repeatedly do to “please please please adhere to the notice on the gate and KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD!” He added ” We cannot afford in financial terms and for mine and my children’s mental well-being to continuously deal with these distressing losses.”  His post was shared over 10,000 times and made the BBC news.

Cameron and his family, who run Redlands Coppice, are now working with a group of farmers, farming related businesses and an MP to bring about a change in the law to give livestock more protection which they are calling Gladis’s Law.  They are trying to make contact with as many local farmers, smallholders holders and general livestock owners who have experienced dog attacks or worrying on their livestock in order to collate as much evidence of the problem as possible. Gladis’s Law would make it an offence for dogs to be off lead on farm land or land with animals grazing.

Sign up to be kept up to date of their progress on Gladis’s Law HERE.

Please message/submit your evidence through Facebook to: Cameron Farquharson HERE or Rachel Hayball HERE at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

Cameron’s family were “overwhelmed by the kindness shown” to them, as a family…. “so many we are not able to respond personally to each individual person as we would like. We have made this short video to introduce you to our hairy coos and say a personal thank you.


Gladis died on 27th May on Eggardon Hill when dogs (reportedly Labradors) chased her to death killing both her and her full term unborn calf. R.I.P. Gladis x

Dorset Police Rural Crime Team also released a two and a half minute video on Facebook on Saturday about putting dogs on a lead which you can view HERE.

If you are a farmer needing livestock worrying signage, please send their team an email: with the best name and address to send to and the quantity that’s required. Maximum of 4 signs per address.

Cameron has now launched a special Facebook page HERE to gather support.


Witness Appeal: Broadwindsor Community Stores

Any witnesses to a vehicle, most probably a medium van turning around in front of shop and colliding with the canopy of the village shop are asked to please step forward.

The incident happened on the morning of Wednesday 2nd June. It is presumed that it happened before opening as the noise most certainly would have alerted staff and/or customers. Volunteer, Philip Coltart noticed the damage when coming in on duty. The vehicle involved cannot have escaped without damage to the rear of their vehicle as the 6×2 inch timber has been broken. Broadwindsor Community Stores to date, have found no witnesses to the incident.

Chris Edgerley, who will be reparing it in the next couple of weeks commented “It is going to be complex to fix without taking the whole structure down but that is my problem. I have done a temporary repair to pull the whole structure together.

Anyone with any information is asked to please let shop manager, Kevin Madder-Smith, or a senior member of the staff know, either in person, telephoning 01308 867922 or by email to


Summer Bus Timetable

Wessex Transport have produced their summer brochure with the bus timetables for Weymouth and the Jurassic coast.

Below are the timetables for our local service: you can get a bus from the White Lion in Broadwindsor to Yeovil at 10.09hrs or 13.29hrs.

There are three buses to take you to Bridport from the Old Bakery at 09.42hrs., 13.40hrs. and 17.27hrs.

Click HERE to read and download their Summer timetable for all routes.

Please remember to wear your mask on public transport.  Safe travelling.


Drimpton FC – Annual Awards

Drimpton Football Club held their Annual Awards last weekend at The Royal Oak in Drimpton.
Manager Andy Loudon and Chairman David Symonds both thanked the players and officials for all their efforts this season. The sponsors St Michael’s Trading Estate in Bridport were also thanked for their generosity in sponsoring the kit and training jackets.
The award winners were as follows :
  • Clubman : Rory Dodge
  • Young Player : Frankie Symonds
  • Chairman’s Player : Tom Franklin
  • Manager’s Player : Pawel Ciereszko
  • Player’s Player : Ryan Gay
  • Leading Goalscorer : Tim Hussey
  • Special Achievement Award for scoring his 500th Goal also went to Tim Hussey ( 516 goals )

Manager, Andy Loudon commented “Many thanks to everyone involved at this great club. Looking forward to next season for what we hope will bring continued success.

Drimpton F.C.To contact Drimpton FC:
Telephone: 07376 890052 or
Message through their
Facebook page HERE.