Communion This Sunday

Rev. Jo - Pioneer PriestA message from Rev. Jo 🙂
“There will be a communion service at Broadwindsor Church this Sunday, 19 July, at the unusual time of 9.30am. Do please join us if you would like.
The church is socially distanced, with strict hygiene protocols in place. You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entry and exit, we will keep contact details for track and trace and the doors will be open to promote good air flow. So dress for a chilly church, even in July.
We would love to see you for worship at 9.30am.
Many thanks  Jo”

Rev. Jo is the Pioneer Priest for the Beaminster Area Team
and can be contacted on: 01308 867816

#Broadwindsor #BeaminsterTeamChurches #Communion #SundayWorship #BeKind #SocialDistancing #StaySafe

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.

#Broadwindsor #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #FreshEggs #CheerfulChickens


Rail to Refuge for those Fleeing Domestic Abuse

Rail To RefugeIn April, posted that since Lockdown, calls re: domestic abuse had increased by 50%.  There has been a huge increase in demand for Women’s Aid services and in March the Rail Delivery Group were quick to respond to women’s needs and launched a temporary, nationwide scheme, ‘Rail to Refuge’.
Women escaping domestic abuse are usually advised to seek refuge services far away from their perpetrator. However, for many women, raising the cash to pay for a train ticket can be very difficult. This is especially true for women experiencing economic abuse, who may have no access to cash.

It’s certainly worth mentioning:
“Covid-19 does not cause domestic abuse, only abusers are responsible for their actions.”

How does the scheme work?

  1. A survivor reaches out for support to Women’s Aid*.
  2. Once a refuge vacancy has been confirmed, the survivor will be informed.
  3. Now that the survivor has a confirmed refuge space, the refuge can book a ticket for the survivor so they can travel for free.
  4. After booking the ticket, the refuge can send the ticket and collection details to the survivor via a mobile phone. The survivor can then pick the ticket up from the station using any debit or credit card; they can travel like normal, on a normal ticket, without having to declare the ticket was free or that they are fleeing from domestic abuse.
  5. After Lockdown, Rail to Refuge will continue on Southeastern and Great Western Rail networks.

    *Their LIVE CHAT operates:
    Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm,
    Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm

    or you can email them on: (They say they will respond to your email within 5 working days).

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical, but it is always abuse and just as high risk as physical violence. To read more on what constitutes Domestic Abuse – Click HERE.

If you need to talk to someone – the following support is available by telephone:

National Domestic Abuse Helpline0808 2000 (run by Refuge)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect)
The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123

Samaritans - 116 123

#StaySafe #SocialDistancing #RailToRefuge #WomensAid #DomesticAbuse



The Change in TV Licences for those aged over 75yrs.

TV LicencesThere are approximately 4.5 million people in the UK benefit from free TV licences by being over the age of 75.  This has been in place since Nov. 2000.  Now, changes to the over 75 TV licence will come into effect from 1st August 2020.

** No one will be expected to pay for a new licence until they have been contacted by a letter from TV Licensing and either claimed a free licence or agreed a payment plan. For now, if you are over 75 ignore any emails or letters you receive asking you to pay your TV licence as they may be a scam. **

Under the new scheme, anyone aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit will be eligible to apply for a free TV Licence, paid for by the BBC. Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they are a couple living at the same address.
If Pension Credit is not received – either in the licence holder’s name or their partner’s name if they are a couple – the TV Licence will need to be paid for.

If you already have a free over 75 licence you will be covered until 31 July 2020. You don’t need to do anything just yet. They will be writing to all free over 75 licence holders from early August to let you know how you may be affected and what you will need to do next.

Applying now (if your birthday is before 1 August 2020).

To apply for a free over 75 TV Licence to cover you until 31 July 2020, please have the following details ready:

  • Your date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Current TV Licence number

You will get a short-term licence to cover you until your 75th birthday. This lets you pay for the months you have left until you turn 75. You’ll then receive a free over 75 licence to cover you until 31 July 2020.

If you’re already 75, or will turn 75 before 1 August 2020, you can apply for a free TV Licence to cover you up until 31 July 2020 using the form HERE.
You don’t automatically get a free over 75 TV Licence when you turn 75 – you must apply for one.

You can apply for a free over 75 TV Licence if you:

  • are the current licence holder,
  • want to transfer the licence into your name,
  • want to apply on behalf of a friend or relative

If there is more than one person aged 75 living at your address, one licence covers your household, regardless of who lives there. So only one of you needs to apply.

If you turn 75 on or after 1 August 2020 and you are not receiving Pension Credit, they will not be able to issue you a free licence under the new policy. Therefore, it is recommended that you continue paying for the licence you currently have, rather than getting a short-term licence.

AgeUK handed in 634.334 signatures in their petition to save free TV licences.  You can still object by writing to West Dorset’s MP, Chris Loder at or messaging him through his Facebook page HERE or Tweet him a message on Twitter HERE

#StaySafe #SocialDistancing #WestDorset #TVLicence #Over75 #ChrisLoderMP


July 13th – Get Your Nails Done!

Fantastic News for our girls at The Painted Nail in Redlands Yard and other beauty businesses.

Toni at The Painted Nail has asked:

Please bear with us we will be re booking all of the appointments we couldn’t do last week!
💫Anyone with an appointment from Monday, these are still booked!
💫The booking system will remain closed until our regular clients are booked in.

If you’d like like a facial treatment of any sort we can add you to a waiting list.

💫Pre booked appointments ONLY

We look forward to seeing you……

Lots of love

#Broadwindsor #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #NailSalon #StayPretty

What Should Be Included In The Fantasy Dorset Map?

Fantasy Dorset Map
Fantasy World Maps are saying that it’s time for a new Lord of the Rings style county map! This time it’s the ancient and truly beautiful DORSET!

What else would you like to see added on here? They’ve got most of the main settlements included and now need to fill it with hidden gems – cairns, barrows, anything ancient and wondrous! Any ruins? Places of interest? Even just a beautiful village you think they’ve missed off.
Just let them know and they’ll do their best to get it in 😃 Thank you!

Contact them through their Facebook page HERE or Visit their Etsy online shop HERE.

#Broadwindsor #Dorset #WestDorset #Map #Cartography #Fantasy #StaySafe #SocialDistancing

Specials at the White Lion This Weekend

In addition to their takeaway menu this weekend, Vikki is offering

  • Homemade Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken with Rice  £8.50
  • Homemade Beef Curry (medium) with Rice   £8.50
  • Homemade Prawn Pasta Salad  £5.50

On Sunday, you can book a table to eat in or have your Sunday roast as a takeaway.
This week’s selections are: Beef, Turkey or Pork.

All takeaways must be ordered the day before – call 01308 867070 or message them through Facebook.White Lion Takeaway May 2020

Please observe the rules:

White Lion Reopening 4 July#Broadwindsor #WhiteLion #SupportYourLocal #Takeaway #SundayRoast #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #EatAndEnjoy

Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2020

Dorset Food Awards 2020

Dorset Magazine have opened their nominations for this year’s Food, Drink & Farming Awards.  There are 30 days remaining to vote.
Dorset Magazine’s Editor Helen Styles said “The Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards will celebrate the extraordinary men and women – farmers, chefs, bakers, butchers, tea shop owners to name but a few – who work so hard to put Dorset on the culinary map. Show your support for your local food, drink and farming heroes and nominate now!
They are calling on their readers and businesses alike to nominate in these new-look awards, with new categories highlighting the current struggles and how businesses have adapted to the changes to the industry due to Covid-19.

The categories are:

  • Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer
  • Best Farm Shop
  • Food Producer of the Year
  • Drinks Producer of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Community Food/Drink Initiative Award
  • Business Collaboration Award
  • Best Local Food/Drink Delivery Experience
  • Best Dining Experience to go
  • Chef of the Year
Understandably, they have had to adapt how they champion and highlight the region’s food and drink sector but they still want to celebrate the fantastic businesses on our doorstep serving us throughout Lockdown.
However, they have had to reassess their awards evening. For 2020, instead of their ceremony in September, they will be holding a winners’ celebration when it is safe to do so, post the announcement of their 2020 winners’ in the December issue of Dorset Magazine. They hope to come back bigger and better next year! As do we all!
Submit your nominations HERE
#StayAlert #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Broadwindsor #Dorset #FoodAwards #DorsetMagazine #Drink #Farming