3 In Community Stores + Cashback

Broadwindsor Community Stores announced this morning that they are now allowing 3 customers at a time into the shop.  They do have a one way system in operation.   Please follow this without bumping into each other: the social distancing rules are there to protect everyone.

Cashback:

The store has also reintroduced their Cashback facility: up to £30 cashback with a minimum spend of £5.

They issued their thanks “to our wonderful customers for helping our dedicated volunteers make sure we’re all as safe as can be. 🙂

Follow them on Facebook HERE.

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Volunteers Needed To Paint The Telephone Box

Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council now own the red telephone box by Bernards’ Place 🙂 With all the formalities complete, they are now in need of volunteers able to assist with getting it painted.

The telephone box continues to be used as a Book Exchange.

Anyone able to help, please contact Cllr. David Leader:

  • 01308 868275
  • 07867 608652
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Update From Broadwindsor Fun Group

A letter from Adrian Gray, Chair of Broadwindsor Fun Group:

 Dear All,

The sun is shining and this has led me to reflect on how our plans for the event planned for Broadwindsor’s Fun Day on Saturday, 14th August are progressing.

I am very pleased to announce great progress and even more importantly that we now have a new treasurer appointed after David Taylor decided, after years of service, to stand down. I am grateful for his guidance and work to keep the finances healthy.  Similarly I am very pleased to welcome Michele Williams aboard. Michele’s association with the village dates back to 1968 when her family purchased the Old Schoolhouse. She will be moving into the village as soon as maintenance work is complete but Michele is already working hard to make sure a transfer of funds and authorisations with the bank are sorted.

As for the day itself,

  • Strawberry Jam the Children’s entertainer has confirmed that she will be there.
  • We can also confirm that Nina Garcia (originally booked for last year’s cancelled Fun Day) will be performing.
  • Sadly Shelby’s Elbows were unable to reconfirm their booking so after a lot of research and negotiation, we have booked Bill & Ben from the Leggomen to perform to close the day.
    Both performers have YouTube videos should you wish to listen to them before the day.
  • We are pleased to announce that not only will the local Girl Guides will be leading a Trail event open to all but also
  • That the Broadwindsor W.I. have agreed to do the refreshments on the day.
  • There will be some Classic Cars in attendance.
    Interested parties should address their enquiries to: bwfundaycars@gmail.com.
  • Molly reports that bookings for stalls are selling well so if you should want a stall, which is not restricted to art & craft, please do not delay in contacting her at: handcraftedbymolls@gmail.com.
  • We have arranged for those running the BBQ this year to undergo a Food Safety course, particularly important given the current environment, so we can be confident that everyone is safe.
  • Our pub, The White Lion too has confirmed their support. We sincerely hope that Vikki & Spike are still here with us to share the day.
  • There will be a small raffle on the day with Hampers as prizes.
    This has been intentionally kept small to not take too much time and more importantly, it was felt the one of the aims of the event was to support local businesses and thus they should not be asked for prize donations. They have all had a hard time lately and we wanted to show support and provide a platform for them to display their wares.

Whilst there is still much work to be done to ensure that the day runs as well as possible, it is good to have a day to look forward to so please ensure that it is firmly in your diary. Saturday, 14th August 2021.

Adrian Gray,
Chair, Broadwindsor Fun Group
bwfunday20@gmail.com
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Bernards’ Place Update

As always, Cllr. David Leader sends a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who turned up to help at Bernards’ place on Sunday morning. 

A very productive morning. The main photograph shows Chris, Jamie and John ready for action.  The volunteers also managed to plant wildflower seed in prepared ground alongside the footpath by The Old George and clean the fingerpost sign in the square.

Clive and Dorothy planting wildflower seeds by the side of The Old George, Broadwindsor.
Clive, Bob and Izzie. At the back of The Old George, Broadwindsor.
Sally and Dave, clearing at the Comrades Hall car park, Broadwindsor.
Terry and Brian, Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor.

Thank you everybody involved!

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The Final Midweek Motivator Quiz – Wednesday 24th March

This week is the final online gathering for Margery’s Midweek Motivator Quiz.  It has been running every Wednesday for the last 10 weeks with Margery facing 15-18 squares on her screen each week, most containing two or more faces.  Margery is hoping that “…the next time we do a quiz together will be in the pub or Comrades Hall“.  We all hope so!

On Wednesday, Margery will present 3 rounds of 5 questions and one picture round of 10 questions. Time is limited as Margery is using the free version of Zoom.

Zoom is Free for everyone! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

To Join the Zoom Meeting (the Quiz) – Click HERE.
Meeting ID: 754 7100 3869
Passcode: u6y5qr

No prizes! it’s simply a bit of time out, seeing familiar faces and breaking the monotony of Lockdown. 🙂

  • Put it in your diary!
  • Set an alarm to remind yourself 15 mins beforehand!
  • Refreshments at the ready.
  • Wednesday, 24th at 8pm.
  • Have a laugh!

Thank you for the fun Margery!

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Wall At Bernards’ Place Almost Complete

 As the wall in Bernards’ Place nears completion, Chris Edgerly had some help at the weekend from Matthew and James Pickering of Broadwindsor. The boys each placed an ammonite into the wall as part of the montage Chris has created from the smaller ammonites donated.
Photo: Luke Pickering
The ammonite montage itself is now complete and Chris hopes to complete the whole wall by the end of this week, fair weather permitting.
Photo: Luke Pickering


Matthew & James
’ enthusiasm and involvement prompted a memory for Chris – he recalled from a young age when he was led up a ladder by a bricklayer to cement and lay his first brick. We hope that Matthew and James enjoy their memory and showing their friends with a sense of pride.

Well done all & Thank you.

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Excellent Progress At Bernards’ Place

The photo shows Chris Edgerley standing next to the beautiful ammonite which has been donated for the wall.  Something else is still required to balance the wall out at the other end.  If anyone has anything appropriate they could donate – please contact David Leader or Chris as soon as possible.

It wasn’t just Chris working this morning – there were many busy and active people working in the sunshine and cold at Bernards’ Place. Lots of digging and more clearing of the guttering and hedges.  They made excellent progress.

Massive thanks to Jamie, Margaret, John, Stefan, Terry and Chris for all their hard work.


There will be another work party in a couple of weeks and David will let everyone know.

Well done everybody!Scroll

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A Request Re: Bernards’ Place

Chris Edgerley is making excellent progress building the wall by the play area in Bernards’ Place.  He is asking if anyone has a large ammonite or anything that could go into the wall as a feature, you will see the picture of the stone carved horse’s head which was donated and has been placed in the wall and is very impressive.

Also. . .

The Treasurer of the Comrades Hall Committee has need of a smart phone to allow him to do his online banking.  If anyone has a redundant one they no longer need and could donate – please get in touch asap. Telephone David Leader on: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652.  Thank you.

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Help With Green Waste Needed

Chris Edgerley is making good progress working on the wall at Bernards’ Place.

There is some green waste that needs to be disposed of and they are appealing to anyone in the village community with green waste bins, which have space in them to bring them to Bernards’ Place so they can get rid of some of the waste.

Please telephone David Leader on: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652

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Bernards’ Place Wall Prepared

Parish Councillor David Leader, Chairperson of the Comrades Hall committee led a work party yesterday afternoon and issued the following statement together with the photographs:

I have just got back from today’s work party at Bernard’s Place. We started working in freezing temperatures but it did warm up to minus 1. Today we were preparing the wall for renovation. This challenging project is being undertaken by Chris Edgerley who is providing all his time free of charge saving the hall committee many hundreds of pounds. We simply can not thank him enough.

Wall at Bernards PlaceToday we cut the overgrown hedge on the top of the wall back, cleared built up soil and removed loads of ivy. The wall is falling down and we have had to cordon the wall off to prevent any accidents. Please do not go inside the cordon. It is clearly marked with cones and tape.

All the essential work was carried out by Chris, Stefan, Amanda, Daren, Margaret, Sally, Bob, John and myself. To these intrepid volunteers I extend a massive thank you, community spirit at its best.

All the work was carried out with rigid social distancing. Hope everyone has a good weekend and stays safe in these difficult times.

With kind regards

David Leader
Chairperson, Comrades Hall

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