The Prout Bridge Project In Broadwindsor

Beaminster’s Prout Bridge Project do regular outreach services in Broadwindsor, with Gilbert, their outreach van, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month 10am -12noon in the Comrades Hall car park.

For more information, please contact the Prout Bridge Project:
by email: info@proutbridgeproject.com.
Telephone: 07802 514171

Click HERE to visit their website 🙂

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Today Is World Mental Health Day

Barton House Surgery promotes Mental Health Awareness:

Staying mentally well is just as important as staying physically well. The last 18 months have been a challenging and disruptive time for all.
One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. We’re getting better at talking about our mental health, and there are loads of services out there to help if you’re having a hard time, or just want someone to talk to.

We are all different and what works for one, may not work for others – below is a list of links of different services available to you that offer advice on symptoms, conditions, and how you can look after your mental health.

▪️Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CAMHS Dorset – https://camhsdorset.org/
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Today Is International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day is an annual day to celebrate and bring visibility to lesbians in the LGBT+ community.  First beginning in the late 1980’s/ early 1990’s in New Zealand and then Australia – the exact foundation of International Lesbian Day is uncertain. The first Australian event was held at the Collingwood Town Hall in Melbourne on October 13, 1990.

There are two lesbian flags:

1. The standard lesbian flag consists of six shades of red and pink colours and a white bar in the centre.
Sometimes it has a lipstick mark in the corner indicating that the holder is a “lipstick lesbian” (slang for a lesbian who exhibits a greater amount of feminine gender attributes, such as wearing make-up).  Some lesbians also oppose use of any flag revised from the lipstick original because its designer Natalie McCray reportedly wrote racist, biphobic and transphobic comments on a since-deleted blog.

2. The Labrys flag, features a battle-axe on a dark purple background.  The colour purple, or lavender is long associated with lesbianism as is the colour of violets – a flower historically used by lesbians to indicate themselves to other lesbians.
It represents the strength and feminism of homosexual women and was adopted into the lesbian community in the 1970’s. The labrys is also featured within Greek and Roman mythology, associated with the festival  LaphriaArtemis, Goddess of wild animals, the hunt, and vegetation and of chastity and childbirth and Determis, Goddess of Fertility & Agriculture.

See all 30 LGBTQ+ flags HERE.

Monday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day, which has been recognised sonce 1980. It supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to “come out of the closet“.  It is a great opportunity for employers to demonstrate that everyone is accepted by giving visibility to this day at the workplace, making employees feel less anxious about sharing other aspects of their personality and their identity.

Stonewall is now the biggest LGBTQ+ rights organisation in Europe. Describing themselves as “a team of bold, passionate people fighting for the freedom, equity and potential of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.”
Email them at info@stonewall.org.uk.
Write to them at: Stonewall, 192 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4JY.

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Broadwindsor Cricket Club’s Celebrations Cancelled

A press release on the Club’s Twitter account read:

Due to COVID 19 cases from the away team this Saturday’s all star game at Broadwindsor CC has been cancelled. We hope everyone involved is ok and makes a speedy recovery. Thank you all for continuing to support us and we will see you all in the new season.

This was quickly responded to by the opposing team, Heaven Help Us Cricket Club: “We shall play next season !

Earlier in the week, Broadwindsor.org published details of the proposed celebration. Read more HERE.
A speedy recovery to Heaven Help Us Cricket Club is reiterated by Broadwindsor.org.

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Factor In The Tractor

In Dorsetshire we’ve got it all
The landscape and attractions
For adults to children small
We have the best distractions

Our little lanes and scenic views
Are the best beyond reproach
But satnavs driving time it skews
When you’re stuck behind a coach

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

If you live life at the speed of light
Then Dorset’s not for you
But if you feel our pace is right
Then here’s what you should do

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

Peter Roe, 2017

Back British Farmers!

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Back British Farming Day – Wednesday, 15th September

Today is Back British Farming Day and MPs are being encouraged to show their support for British farming as part of an annual initiative which aims to celebrate agriculture and its importance to the UK economy.

Now in it’s sixth year, the NFU’s Back British Farming Day shines a spotlight on the work that our farmers do.
The initiative gives producers an opportunity to promote their commitment to high production and environmental standards.  It also aims to highlight the importance of the industry to the UK economy, contributing over £120bn each year and employing four million people. Prominent farming accounts on social media have started to encourage farmers, the public and MPs to join in. Read more HERE.


Village resident & poet, Peter Roe wrote the following poem in 2017.

Factor in the Tractor

In Dorsetshire we’ve got it all
The landscape and attractions
For adults to children small
We have the best distractions

Our little lanes and scenic views
Are the best beyond reproach
But satnavs driving time it skews
When you’re stuck behind a coach

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

If you live life at the speed of light
Then Dorset’s not for you
But if you feel our pace is right
Then here’s what you should do

Factor in the Tractor
If you’re on the road, on your way
Factor in the Tractor
Because we don’t have motorway

Thank you to all our Farmers!

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Broadwindsor Cricket Club Celebrates On Saturday, 18th

Broadwindsor Cricket Club are having a party at 1pm on Saturday, 18th September. With drinks and a BBQ – all are invited. The Club announced their party on Twitter earlier today…

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SEND Support For Back To School

Dorset Council’s Local Offer for children and young people from 0 to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provides information, advice and support for children and their families.

They offer information and how to access:

  • Early years & Childcare.
  • Education & Learning.
  • Activities & Short Breaks.
  • Social Care.
  • Preparing For Adulthood.
  • Transport.
  • Health Services.
  • Money

 

Contact West Dorset’s SEND team:

Email: westlocality@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01308 425241

There is also a Family Information Directory helping you to access local services:

  • Starting School – Click HERE
  • SEND Support in Schools – Click HERE.
  • Moving to Secondary School – Click HERE

Read the full latest newsletter HERE.

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Pride Month

Happy Pride Month to all LGBTQIA+ supporters.

LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer or Questioning.
More recently, I and A have been added to the acronym to represent Intersex and Asexual.
The + represents those not included in the original acronym, in terms of gender identity or sexual orientation e.g. Pan and Nonbinary.

Pride is not to be confused with LGBTQ+ History Month which is in February to coincide with the abolition of section 28 in 2003.

Section 28 was a law that prohibited the “promotion of homosexuality” and hindered education about homosexuality in schools. Introduced by Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative government in 1988 and then repealed by Tony Blair’s Labour in 2003 (this was after an earlier, unsuccessful attempt in 2000).

PRIDE

Pride is held in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a series of protests that happened in New York city after police attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar, in the early hours of June 28, 1969.
The confrontation sparked a gay rights uprising that grew year on year – including in other American cities and abroad – with each passing anniversary.
The Stonewall Inn is now a designated US national monument, and New York City Police issued an apology 50 years later in June 2019 for its officers’ actions back in 1969.

In the UK, inspired by this movement and founded in 1989 to lobby for equal rights for LGBT people, Stonewall is now the biggest LGBTQ+ rights organisation in Europe. Describing themselves as “a team of bold, passionate people fighting for the freedom, equity and potential of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.”

They stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full.

Please view their list of organisations that can provide support and help HERE.
You can also ring the LGBT Switchboard every day 10am-10pm on 0300 330 0630 if you would like to talk to someone.
Contact them on FREEPHONE 0800 0502020, lines are open 9:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (an answerphone is available outside these hours).
Email them at info@stonewall.org.uk.
Write to them at: Stonewall, 192 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4JY.


This is the 1st Pride Flag designed by Gilbert Baker, which appeared in 1977. Commissioned by a gay politician, he was inspired by Judy Garland’s ‘Over The Rainbow and the colours symbolised the following: Hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for magic/art, indigo for serenity, and violet for spirit.
Click HERE to read an article published last month in Marie Claire showing the 30 Different Pride Flags and stating what each one represents.

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Dorset Mind’s Tour de Dorset Fundraiser

The Tour de Dorset Fundraiser is super simple and open to all ages and abilities. All you need to do is cycle as far as you can between 26th June and 18th July and track your progress on Strava group. This year Beryl, the bike share provider across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, is running their annual fundraiser coinciding with the Tour de France. They have nominated Dorset Mind as its official fundraising partner in BCP, so help us raise as much money as we can!
Sign up to the Tour de Dorset Fundraiser and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes!

🏁  Furthest distance Adults 17+:

1st place: Beryl Laserlight light
2nd prize: Beryl Pixel light
3rd prize: Beryl 100 minute bundle

🏁 Furthest distance Ages 13 – 16:

  • 1st place: 1 hour session at Tunnel Tree Tops + A Giant Compel ARX Youth Helmet
  • 2nd place: 1 hour session at Tunnel Tree Tops + A Giant Compel ARX Youth Helmet
  • 3rd place: 1 hour session at Tunnel Tree Tops + A Wakey Wakey ART’s bundle

🏆 Bonus prizes for:

  • The ‘Biggest fundraiser’ – Beryl Laserlight light worth £125
  • The ‘Best view from Strava photos’ – Beryl Pixel light worth £19.99

Sign Up HERE.

Adults £5, Ages 13-16 £2.50 and free for under 13’s.
There is an optional Beryl merchandise bag available for £5, all proceeds going to Dorset Mind.

Visit their newly launched Just Giving page HERE.

Once registered you will receive an invite to join Beryl’s Strava Challenge. (Please note that logging your rides is optional, and will allow you to win prizes, in order to use Strava you must be 13 years of age and above to register for an account).

Dorset MIND’s services are available for all Dorset adults and young people aged 11+, and they offer targeted support to minority communities to ensure they are supported. They offer specialist services for BAME and LGBTQ+ people; and provide support for women-only and carers. #Broadwindsor,#Drimpton,#Burstock,#Blackdown,#Hursey,#Kittwhistle,#Seaborough,#Dorset,#TourDeDorset,#MHAW,#Beryl,#FightForMH,#Lewesdon,#WestDorset,#MIND,#Cycle,#PedalPower,#ReThink,#LGBTQ,#Crisis,#Help,#Support,#BeKind,#BeSafe,#StaySafe