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!”


‘Nearly New’ Raising Funds For The Ukraine – Saturday, 7th May

There will be NO Charge for admission or your tea/coffee with biscuits at the Comrades Hall on Saturday, 7th May, from 10am to 12 noon.

There will be a large container/box for your voluntary money contributions.

There will also be:

  • A raffle
  • Cake stall
  • Plant stall and …
  • A “nearly new” clothes stall (They do mean nearly new – they’re are not doing a jumble sale).
    If anyone would like to give any contributions they can be delivered and left in the front porch at the address below
    This will be open every morning (only) from Monday next 25th April, until Friday 6th May.

Villager Sally Sarling said “Many local people feel so very strongly about what’s going on in Europe at the moment. I do hope we can help in our very small way.”  Sally and her friend, Diana Coltart are raising funds for the Ukranian Appeal.

Sally’s address is : Greystones, West Street, Broadwindsor.

If anyone wants anything collected could they please call Sally:
01308 867 672 or
07731 630 546  and she will organise.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Ukrainian Flag by Setsiri Silapasuwanchai.


Expect Those Country Smells By Fullers & Trusthams

We live in the countryside, we are used to farm vehicles on our roads and we adapt to those ‘country smells’ that visitors gag at… Here is a polite message from local farmers, Andrew & Tim Frampton:

The war in Ukraine has meant that artificial fertiliser prices namely ammonium nitrate has increased four fold in price and is now very difficult to get hold of as well .We have just signed a contact to rent the fields behind Fullers and Trusthams for another year and the ground is in desperate need of fertiliser .We usually use artificial fertiliser but this year are forced to use 🐄 🚽 so it may smell for a couple days before being absorbed and we just wanted to warn residents and apologise for any smell but it will only linger for a couple days. We hope residents will understand. Thank you.

Photos: Andrew Frampton.


Rescheduled: Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting – Monday, 21st March 2022

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, next week’s Parish Council meeting has had to be rescheduled to Monday 21 March at Blackdown Village Hall. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about this change.

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding a face to face meeting in Blackdown Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, 14th March 2022All are welcome to attend. Only in person as there is no live streaming of this meeting at the time of publishing.

The full agenda is available to download & view HERE. The Draft Minutes of last month’s meeting and Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

Item 4.  Matters Arising:  This is currently blank on the agenda but one would expect some comment/discussion re: the war conflict happening presently in the Ukraine.

Item 8.  Annual Parish Meeting: The Date, Venue and Content will be agreed.

Item 10. Planning Applications:
a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:
P/HOU/2022/01177, Ashleigh, Chard Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RF
P/VOC/2022/01368, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Winsham, TA20 4NY

c. Results:
P/NMA/2022/01035, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Winsham, TA20 4N (Amendment to planning permission WD/D/18/000053): Refused
P/TRT/2022/00039, Chestnut Cottage, Chard Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RF: Consent (Tree Works)
P/LBC/2021/04144, Rose Cottage, B3165 School Lane, Blackdown, DT8 3LE: Granted
P/HOU/2021/01463, Wood Farm, Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3LG: Granted
WD/D/20/001756, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PX: Refused

Item 11. Broadwindsor Community Pub Update.
(Latest update on is HERE.)

Item 12. Lewesdon Hill Project Update: from Cllr. Andrew Frampton.
(More HERE.)

Item 13. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Update: from BFG Chairman, Adrian Gray.
a. Broadwindsor Fun Group, Request to Plant Tree.
(Latest BFG news HERE.)

Item 15. Allotments: Renewals due.

Updates from other groups lead to –

Item 20. Matters of Interest and Information:
a. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Council
b. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Public

Item 21. Public Participation:
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

Item 22. The date of the next meeting will be agreed then the meeting will then close.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are 14 Elected Councillors (Blackdown Vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.
Your District Councillor is Simon Christopher (Read his February Report HERE.)
Your representative in the House of Commons is: Christopher Loder, MP.

To contact the Editor, please email


Comrades Arms To Donate Profits To Ukranian Appeal This Weekend

The pop-up bar, affectionately known as The Comrades Arms will be donating all profits from their sales on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Tuesday, 15th March to The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The bar will be run on these nights by all members of the White Lion Management Committee.

Remember, you can take your items to donate to the Comrades Hall on Friday morning 10am – 12 noon.
Donations can also be taken to Fullers Community Hall, Thursday, 10am to 12noon and also Friday 10am to 12noon.



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.



Help Our International Community

The winning slogan to define Broadwindsor was “Where Community Matters”.   We are extending this to our International community to help those directly affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To protect people caught up in this crisis, in Ukraine and its bordering countries.

Villagers Jacqui Sewell and Wendy Shields are asking you to take your items down (see below what’s requested) to the Comrades Hall either on Tuesday, 8th or Friday, 11th – in the morning from 10am – 12noon.  They will then transport them to Tom Littledyke‘s cellar at the Shave Cross Inn where they are being sorted and ready to load up for transport to the Ukraine.

Please note – NO Clothes except those listed below as a military camp is on their next trip:

  • Thick army camo clothing
  • Boots
  • Armour
  • Helmets
  • A thermal imager
  • No weapons!!
  • Medical equipment – out of date is still welcome!
  • Medical kits – out of date is still welcome!
  • Medicines – out of date is still welcome!
  • Generators
  • Radios
  • Torches
  • Batteries


  • Neo natal supplies
  • Milk powder
  • Baby food
  • Baby clothes, smaller the better.
  • Soft, cuddly toys
  • Sanitary products
  • Toiletries: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Lip balm
  • Creams: Hand cream, Sudocrem, Germolene
  • Blankets
  • Thick socks
  • Sleeping bags

Tom Littledyke, landlord of the Shave Cross Inn made the headlines last week with his inspiring trip to help those caught up in the crisis. There is a meeting on Wednesday, 9th at 8pm at the Shave Cross Inn which will also be streamed live on Facebook. As well as discussing what’s happened and what their plan is, Tom is organising a convoy of vehicles to travel to the Ukraine on Monday, 14th March departing at midday from the pub., planning to be back home by Saturday, 19th March.  At the time of publishing, it is estimated ten vehicles will be involved. More are expected by Monday 14th

Tom welcomes more help but cautions people to talk to their loved ones and to remember that you will be entering a war zone. Anyone wishing to take part must be over 25 years old for minibus insurance purposes.

With the money donated, which includes a vast donation from an anonymous doner from Lyme Regis, they intend to purchase 2 x ambulance vehicles and 2 x 4×4 vehicles.  A large part of the group’s project is to ferry refugees from the train stations to the border.

The Ukranian chalk Flag background is a poster design by Setsiri Silapasuwanchai and can be purchased HERE.

Monetary donations can be made through the Red Cross – Click HERE
or to The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal



As Russia launches a three-pronged invasion of Ukraine, targeting Kyiv, attacking the second-largest city Kharkov, and bringing in troops from Crimea – our thoughts and prayers go out to all the innocent citizens involved.
As a humanitarian and to show some solidarity with the people of Ukraine, please could you share/retweet this image with the hashtag #NoWarPlease
Thank you.