Spooked Horses Explore Fullers

Following last night’s loud and heavy thunderstorm and a couple of hours before this morning’s Full moon, two beautiful horses, normally resident up Common Water Lane were spooked and found themselves eating the grass at the end of Fullers.

A resident of Fullers was out at approximately 2.30am walking his dog, when he thought he’d heard a hedgehog – residents themselves too up at Fullers 🙂 – “Instead two horses came out of the darkness chewing the grass. They were friendly and obviously used to dogs. I stood there for awhile before deciding to ring Police, which I did at 02.48hrs.” The resident waited with the horses outside No. 20, with his dog and a torch ready to alert any drivers turning into Fullers, concerned the horses would be injured.


Sometime after 3am, two police officers appeared stating they had had reports about horses walking along the road and asked whether the resident knew who they belonged to. “Surely if I knew, then I would go to the owner!! ” The resident mentioned he was aware of horses up Common Water Lane and a riding stable in Littlewindsor.  The police were unable to contact the stable as they only had an ansaphone response.  The police decided to drive the 6 minutes to Littlewindsor. The resident’s infirm knee had begun to swell with him standing for so long, so he decided to return to his home in the cul-de-sac of FullersBoth horses followed him and began eating the grass there!

Mark Grinter from Common Water Lane who owns the horses, stopped the resident on his 2nd dog walk to discuss the incident.  He had found his horses up Hollis Hill, in a field with the gate shut – he would like to convey his thanks to whoever secured them and put them there. He also called into the village shop to thank villagers and residents for their forebearance and understanding, Thank you!

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Joint Crowdfunder For The Prout Bridge Project & Broadwindsor PTA

Jo and Dani have made the mad decision to take on the challenge of the Bantham Swoosh. 6km (3.75 miles) down a river in Devon on 16th July 2022.

Now, they love swimming outside and you‘ll often find them on a local beach however, 6km of swimming is an awful long way in what will still be pretty cold water. Before signing up to this swim the furthest neither of them had swum outside is about 1km so they are having to work hard for 6km to be achievable. They will whole heartedly appreciate any money you can give to help get them over the finish line. All money raised on their Crowdfunding page will be split between The Prout Bridge Project in Beaminster and Broadwindsor School PTA.

Broadwindsor PTA are currently raising money to go towards new outdoor play equipment that will be used by all of the children throughout the school.

The Prout Bridge Project is a small local charity that makes a big difference by delivering youth work, community activities and mental health support to people in West Dorset. Money raised will go towards supporting young people’s mental health and well-being in one-to-one and group sessions. The need for this is huge and they currently have a waiting list. They are fundraising to grow their team so they can help more young people who are struggling.

Please support both these worthy organisations & donate HERE. Thank you!

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Successful Sale For Ukraine

Village resident Sally Sarling reports on last Saturday’s sale for the Ukraine…

“Just wanted to give everyone the fantastic news that last Saturday’s Coffee Morning at Comrades Hall made an amazing  £1334. 85p to date.  It is possible that we may have a little more to add to that fantastic amount but I wanted to say to you from Philip, Diana & myself a big thank you for your invaluable help and support on Saturday in making this amazing sum.

This amount is made up as follows:

  • £405.00 – Donations including £150 from Broadwindsor stitchers
  • £356.45 – Plants (but hopefully a little more to come – thanks Val)
  • £251.00 – Raffle
  • £116.50 – Bric-a-brac  (hopefully a little more to come)
  • £116.40 – Nearly New clothes
  • £ 89.50 – Cakes

Thank you!”

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Bob Wills’ Family Say Thank You

Bob Wills’ family would like to express their deep gratitude to everyone who was able to attend his memorial on Friday 6th of May. To see so many of his local friends, and hear how loved he was, was a great comfort to us all. The day felt to be a genuine celebration of a life well-lived. ”

“We would like to give special thanks to Bridget and Katie for their beautiful violin and cello pieces at the funeral service, and to Brian for his wonderful organ music. Thank you to Liz and Megan for their beautiful floral decoration of the church, and to Lynne, Val and John for their splendid transformation of the village hall. Thank you to John also for his moving and fitting tribute – and for his shirt! ”

Bob will be greatly missed by us all, but his spirit will live on in Broadwindsor. Thank you.”

Kind regards,
Rob Wills

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Thank You From Broadwindsor PTA

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday’s walk and to all those who have sponsored. The total raised so far is £1000! 

It was quite a climb…


Around 50 of us from Broadwindsor Primary School gathered to climb to the top of Lewesdon Hill.
We enjoyed lots of cake when we got there and some Pygmy goats even joined us to say hello!

It was wonderful to have  the school community come together and we hope to make it annual event.

Broadwindsor Primary School

If you would like to, you can still sponsor the children here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/broadwindsorschoolsponsoredwalk

Many thanks indeed,

Martin Burt, Chair PTA.

 

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Broadwindsor.org Celebrates One Year – Thank You!

On St. George’s Day 2022 Broadwindsor.org celebrates it’s first successful year. Since this January, 2022, through Facebook alone, the site has reached 23,983 people!

  • Businesses who supported the site last year will be shortly be receiving their renewal requests.
  • Cost remains at £15/yr ‘til April 2023.
  • Other businesses and Artists renew in October, still at £15/yr.
  • Donations are always welcome.
  • New businesses – payment by BACS preferred, using your name as reference.
    Account Name: Broadwindsor.org
    Sort code: 30-98-97
    Account No.: 34903363

Operating as a not-for-profit organisation, thanks goes to the Broadwindsor Fun Group who recently paid for a (desperately needed) replacement printer.  It is already being put to good use 🙂
Funds and kind donations received cover internet fees and administration costs. Additionally this year, Broadwindsor.org made a £25 donation to The White Lion’s fundraiser. There are no staff costs as the Editor’s work remains voluntary.

David Leader, a valued family friend, confidant, colleague and strong supporter of Broadwindsor.org, was the first to include his holiday accommodation to launch the organisation.  He will continue to be sorely missed for his friendship, diplomacy skills, humour, advice, encouragement and his inspiring ability to make people want to help him with whatever endeavour he was dealing with – and they were many.

 

For those looking for information on St. George’s Day – Click HERE.

Thank you all for your continued support.

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Last Orders At The Comrades Arms – Tuesday, 19th April

A message from Andrew Hookings:

After six months since we re-opened The Comrades Arms, it is now time to call last orders. So, next Tuesday, 19th April will be our last night.
During that time a number of people from our community have volunteered to help behind the bar, and I thank them for all their time and help.
You, our customers have supported the bar and enabled us to raise almost £10,000 towards the refurbishment of The White Lion – so a BIG THANK YOU to all of you too.
I hope you will all give the newly furbished community pub – The White Lion at Broadwindsor, together with Kate, our manager along with her team of Chloe and Louise, all your support and I trust you will enjoy many happy times there.

Andrew.

Andrew leaves the village next weekend to spend the next few months in France with Margery. Margery will be providing an update on The White Lion next week, which is expected to include their opening date! Exciting times 🙂

We wish Andrew and Margery (& Edgar) safe travel and to them both…

A Great Big Thank You!

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Well Done Broadwindsor

Thank you and well done to those who dropped items off at the Comrades Hall this morning for the Ukranian Aid project being led by Tom Littledyke at the Shave Cross Inn.

All of the items were loaded into Tom’s van ready for sorting and distribution prior to his trip next Monday. Read more HERE.

More donations will be taken across this Friday, 11th in time for Monday.  Please bring your items to the Comrades Hall between 10am – 12 noon.

Donations can also be taken to Fullers Community Hall, Thursday, 10am to 12noon and also Friday 10am to 12noon.

Tom’s Group are founding a Charity. The Order of the Shave Cross. They’d like to organize it as a group you join and on reward you’d receive a Personalized glass, personalized clicker and a Jacket (with monk accessories). Keep an eye out and you will be told when it’s live.

Follow Tom’s updates on his Facebook page – Click HERE.

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Thank You From Zoe Raymond

You may remember 11yr old Zoe Raymond from Blackdown putting out a request at the end of September for your used stamps in memory of her Grandad Lloyd Curtis (You can read the original post HERE).

A happy Zoe delivered her first donation to Weldmar Hospice yesterday.

The total weight of the used stamps collected was 72 oz (just over 2 kg) which converted into a £40 donation to the Weldmar Hospice.

Zoe continues to collect used stamps for her second donation. If you have any stamps (please leave at least 1cm of envelope around the stamp) please contact Zoe and her Mum, Sonia on 01460 30471 who will arrange their collection.

Thank you again for your support & well done Zoe!

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Broadwindsor Community Stores Festive Opening Hours

A HUGE Shout Out and Merry Christmas to all the wonderful staff and volunteers at our marvellous community village shop 🙂

Here are the times the shop will be open over the Christmas period:

  • Friday 24th, Christmas Eve: 7.30am – 4pm
  • Saturday 25th, Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Sunday 26th, Boxing Day: 10am – 12noon
  • Monday 27th, Bank Holiday: 7.30am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 28th, Bank Holiday: 7.30am -4pm
  • Wednesday 29th, Normal hours: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Thursday 30th, Normal hours: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Friday 31st, New Year’s Eve/Hogmonay: 7.30am -4pm
  • Saturday 1st, New Year’s Day: 8am – 12noon
  • Sunday 2nd, Normal hours: 8am – 12noon
  • Monday 3rd, Bank Holiday: 8am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 4th: Return to normal hours.

Follow Broadwindsor Community Stores on Facebook HERE.

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