Broadwindsor Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

The group have spaces available from January 2021.
  • Rainbows age 5-7
  • Brownies age 7-10
  • Guides age 10-14
  • West Dorset Rangers age 14-18
Leader, Emma House had this update on what they have all been up to:
We have been meeting via Zoom rather than doing what we do best but that’s not a bad thing! We have had so much fun! (There is a lot less clearing up for us leaders that’s for sure 😉).
We have been making indoor rockets, clay creatures, edible Houses of Parliament, completed Taskmaster challenges, chatted and laughed – laughed a lot!!
The laughing 😂 is what’s making the difference, everything is so strange for the children at the moment. The social life they are used to is hugely restricted so if we can as leaders continue to try and offer a piece of normality in the best way we can then we have done our job well.
The smiles say it all!” – Emma House.

Girl Guides

You can contact Emma at
Learn more at the GirlGuiding website HERE.


NIck Tett’s 12 Days of Christmas

There are many businesses doing December/Festive competitions and raffles this year and Nick Tett Butchers in Beaminster has joined the festive sleigh with not one but twelve opportunities to win via their Facebook promotion.

Running from Tuesday, 1st – Saturday 12th December 2020, here’s what you have to do:

  • You have to be a user of Facebook
  • You have to go to Nick Tett Butchers Ltd. Facebook page HERE.
  • You then have to ‘Like‘ and ‘Follow‘ their page.
  • When the competition opens on December 1st, there will be a daily post on their page on Facebook.
    You have to both ‘Like‘ and ‘Share‘ that post on that day.

Entries are limited to one per day!

The winners will be drawn daily and drawn at random.  Prize value will be between £10 – £50. Good Luck!



Thursday 19th is International Men’s Day – in Movember

Observed by 44 countries, International Men’s Day has been celebrated on 19th November since 1992.
It gives the opportunity for people everywhere of goodwill to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to society for the greater good of all.

The 2020 theme is “Better Health for Men and Boys” with the aim to make practical improvements to the health and wellbeing of the male population.  It is also a special time to make mention of the brave men who protect our communities in the defence force and emergency services such as: Police, Fire Fighters, Ambulance Officers and Hospital Emergency Departments.  Key people in Charities, Religion, Government, Business and Academia that help create a fair and safe society for others.

Sign up to receive their newsletter HERE.

Movember November is also the month of Movember! The leading charity changing the face of men’s health: addressing mental health and suicide issues, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Movember first started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 when two friends (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) talked 30 of  their friends into growing a ‘Mo’ (moustache). They had been inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they decided to make the campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer.
By 2007, the campaign had grown internationally including the UK campaign with The Prostate Cancer Charity. There are now official campaigns in 21 countries around the world.


Little Boutique in a Box – December Re-Opening!

Helen Atkins will be re-opening her Little Boutique in a Box at Redlands Yard on Thursday 3rd December.

During December she will be helping you catch up with lost shopping time by opening extra hours. And there’ll be fizz to celebrate!

From 3rd December, Government legislation permitting, Helen will have her lovely boutique open:

  • Monday to Saturday – 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday – 11am – 4pm

Plus 2 Late Night Shopping evenings until 9pm
(complete with Fizz!):

  • Saturday 12th December
  • Friday 18th December

In the meantime . . .  All stock is online and during November, you can enjoy 10% off everything and Free Shipping!
Visit HERE.

Any enquiries, please email:




The Stableyard Restaurant’s Christmas Menu



Festive goodies, mince pies, Christmas lunches and two evenings for celebrations. Also after re- opening the restaurant, we will be open the three Mondays as well before Christmas, so please make sure that you pop in. Please see the Christmas menu, or if you would like a copy please phone or email us. Christmas lunches and dinner will need to be booked in advance.
We just need the go ahead now, so the team can greet you all again.
Looking forward to better times.”
– Linda




Dorset Council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy Survey

Dorset Council are asking for your help and opinion with their Climate and Ecological Strategy Survey 2020.  The 71 page document has the following contents:

Climate Change Survey Contents

You can download the full pdf document HERE.

You can complete the survey by clicking HERE.


Petition Against Extended Car Park Charges

Most will be aware that Dorset Council has a series of proposals to raise extra money from local car parks. This includes charging between 6pm and 8pm from Monday to Saturday and daytime on Sundays. The daily rate for some car parks, including those in Bridport and Lyme Regis, is proposed to double.

There are many who are concerned that these new charges will increase parking in nearby residential streets where parking is currently free.  There is an online petition calling on Dorset Council to withdraw their plans to extend these car parking charges.

The petition has been launched by the Liberal Democrat Party.  However, you are able to sign the petition and state whether or not you want to be updated by email about their campaigns.

Sign the petition HERE.


Michael Frampton’s Funeral Arrangements

Stalwart of our local farming community, Mike Frampton, 82yrs, died peacefully last Friday morning at Dorset County Hospital following a short period of illness.

The patriarch of the Frampton family leaves behind his wife Jean, with whom he recently celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary, their three children: Gillian, Tim and Andrew, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family have farmed in the parish for 108 years and Michael could often been seen leading his sheep through the village or driving cattle from the fields of Lewesdon back to Burstock.  One of the other things some villagers will miss is his spontaneous piano playing at the Comrades Hall where he made everyone smile with his unique Les Dawsonesque style.

Our Deepest CondolencesOur condolences go out to them all.

Mike Frampton’s funeral will be a private service at St John the Baptist Church, Broadwindsor on Friday 27th November at 12noon in accordance with current pandemic legislation.

The Cortège will arrive at the church around 11.45am into the village square from where some may stand and watch, socially distanced and wearing masks.  There will be speakers allowing the service to be carried outside.

Donations on the day to the Stroke Association please, c/o A J Wakely & Sons Bridport.




Requests Please! The Sound Of Music Through The Square Window

There was Something in the Air by Thunderclap Newman for The Sound of Music Through The Square Window at 1pm today. Village resident and writer, Margery Hookings has been keeping the faith throughout the stormy weather we’ve had this past week and lifting spirits with tunes every day at 1pm in Broadwindsor Square since this second Lockdown began.

Attendance hasn’t been great this time around, more than likely because of the weather and more people are working but please support Margery sending out her musical joy at 1pm each day in this Lockdown and send in your requests!  Here’s what you’ve missed so far….

  • Singing in the Rain by Gene Kelly. (yesterday)
  • Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.(13th)
  • Make It With You by Bread for Linda Trobe. (12th)
  • Heroes by David Bowie for Tanya Bruce-Lockhart (11th, Remembrance Day)
  • You’re Still The One by Shania Twain for Vikki and Luke Pickering (10th)
  • You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls (9th)
  • Remembrance Day by Mark Knopfler (Sunday 8th)
  • Shame, Shame, Shame by Shirley & Company for Emilie Kennedy Watson (7th)
  • I Love My Dog by Yusuf/Cat Stevens for Susanne Slater (6th)
  • Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton (5th)

Please send your upbeat requests to Margery: either through her Maddie Grigg Facebook page or by email to


Cliff Fall Near West Bay

Many in our parish visit West Bay and Lyme Regis to see the sea.  As expected, a large section of Highlands Park cliff near West Bay fell last night.
  • Dorset Council reported an alternative path that takes people away from the fall has been kindly provided by Highlands End Holiday Park.
  • Walkers must read the on-site information, not climb over the barriers and follow this path.
  • The cliff is still falling and unstable.
All feedback/photos courtesy of the landowner.