Full Moon on Monday, 30th November

This month’s Full Moon is known as the Beaver Moon. So called as this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes referred to as the Frosty Moon – no explanation required there!


This Weekend’s Specials At The White Lion

On the last weekend of the second Lockdown, treat yourself to a Takeaway from The White Lion, Broadwindsor!

Vikki’s Special additions to their usual takeaway menu (see below) this week are:

  • Homemade Salmon and Broccoli Pie with Chips or Mash, Peas and Carrots
  • Homemade Cottage Pie topped with Cheese and Onion Mash, Peas and Carrots
  • Haddock and Mozzarella Fishcakes with Chips

All at £8.50

Also available for Takeaway puddings at £4.50, you can choose from:

  • Homemade Apple Crumble with Custard
  • Lemon Meringue Roulade with Cream

For this weekend’s Sunday Lunch Takeaway, you have a choice of Beef or Turkey.

Raffle TicketsRemember!

Every order (not item!) gets you an entry into the pub’s Lockdown Raffle, which will be drawn when the pub re-opens 🙂


Tel: 01308 867070
Email: info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk or message them through Facebook.

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This Weekend’s Specials At The White Lion

Vikki’s added extras this weekend are….

  • Homemade Beef Stew with a Dumpling and hot Baguette
  • Homemade Chicken and Mushroom Tagliatelle with Garlic Bread
  • Homemade Lamb and Mint Pie with Mash or Chips
  • Homemade Chicken Balti with Basmati Rice

All @ £8.50

Also available for Takeaway puddings, you can choose from:

  • Baileys Cheesecake with Cream
  • Blackberry and Apple Pie with Custard

And don’t forget Sunday Lunch! This Sunday, there is the choice of Beef, Pork or Turkey.

Every order (not item!) gets you an entry into the pub’s Lockdown Raffle, to be drawn when the pub re-opens.


Tel: 01308 867070
Email: info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk or message them through Facebook.


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!



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.


Leaves Cleared

In today’s stormy weather, a massive thank you to Jamie Dawson who helped Cllr. David Leader clear all the leaves from the pavement and car parking area from our Community Stores down to the school entrance.

This considerate, community action is what makes our village Community great – whatever the weather! 🙂


Congratulations to Fruit ‘n’ Two Veg

Anthony at Fruit and Two Veg in Beaminster has won Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer in this year’s Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards.

Beaminster’s local fruit & veg shop, throughout Lockdown has been providing home deliveries or shop collection. The team’s health is Anthony’s top priority, because of this customers are not allowed into the shop.
beat Frampton’s of Bridport who received a Highly Commended.  Other local winners include:

  • The Half Moon, Melplash won Best Dining Experience To Go with
  • Brassica, Beaminster receiving a Highly Commended.
  • Baboo Gelato, Bridport received a Highly Commended for Food Producer of the Year.
  • Bothen Hill & Furleigh Estate, Bacchus and Asparagus, Bridport won the Business Collaboration Award.
  • DarkBear, Bridport won Best Local Food/Drink Delivery Experience.

The Awards are held by Dorset Magazine and nominations are submitted by their readers. Due to Coronavirus restrictions they have been unable to celebrate this prestigious event with their usual glittering awards dinner for all their finalists and sponsors. Winners will have their trophy delivered by Helen Stiles, the Dorset magazine editor, when it’s safe to do so.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.





The White Lion’s Lockdown Raffle

During the month of November, have a takeaway from the White Lion and you will automatically be entered into their Lockdown Raffle.  You will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes including a Sunday Lunch for 2 (eat in or takeaway) when they reopen.

The Raffle will be held on their reopening night.

You can view the White Lion’s Takeaway menus HERE.

In addition, this weekend’s Specials, provided by Vikki will be:

  • Homemade Game pie with chips or mash
  • Homemade Chicken and vegetable pie with chips or mash
  • Cod Florentine fishcakes with salad
  • Prawn and Smoked Salmon salad

All @ £8.50

  • Sunday 15th…… a choice of Beef/Turkey/Lamb will be available.


Tel: 01308 867070
Email: info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk or message them through Facebook.


Operation Snap

With more people using dash cams in their vehicles and taking recordings on their mobile ‘phones, Dorset Police, with the support of the Department of Transport have launched Operation SNAP.   It is the police response to the ever increasing submissions of video and photographic evidence from members of the public in relation to witnessed driving offences.
You must be able to provide the registration number of the offending vehicle.

Operation SnapThe secure form is for traffic offences, it is NOT for submitting footage of road traffic collisions or any other offences.

They can only accept a statement for Operation Snap from persons aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 the incident should be reported by email to 101.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that the original footage is saved in its original format dependant on how it is stored on the device.

Do NOT publish the footage on any social media sites.  If you’ve done so – remove it immediately. Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advice is that your footage should not be in the public domain as this may adversely affect any subsequent proceedings.

As part of the Criminal Justice process, and in order to allow the police to deal with the offender in an appropriate manner, you will be required to provide a statement. However this can be completed on line and the majority of the statement will be completed as a result of you answering some simple pre-formatted questions.  On average only 1 to 2% of all offences reported through Operation Snap result in requiring you to make a court appearance.

Read through all their Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

Complete the online report HERE.