Opening Tomorrow: Stableyard Restaurant

The restaurant at Redland’s Yard opens at 9.30am tomorrow morning as the Stableyard Restaurant.

A new name, but the same great food that you’ve come to expect!
The team has been hard at work, and are so delighted to be able to throw open their doors again and welcome you back! They’re kicking off with a lighter menu tomorrow, but serving some fantastic meal options and a selection of teas and cakes and treats! They are open on:

  • Tuesday – Friday from 09:30am4:30pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00am4:00pm

The restaurant has been taken over and is being launched by Linda Paget. Having been in the catering world for many years, Linda’s knowledge of flavours and her extensive experience in the food production industry means that they are able to prepare exquisite meals for their patrons; whether they’re there for a 3-course Christmas meal, popping in for a quick lunch, or just in the mood for something sweet from the cake counter. Enjoy!

Book your table: (01308) 868362
Message them through their Facebook page HERE.
Visit their website HERE.

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The Blackdown Educational Trust

The Blackdown Trust is a village based fund set up over 50 years ago to contribute towards the expense of Further Education for individual local students.

The amount available depends on the number of applicants.  You are eligible to apply if:

  • you live in Broadwindsor, Burstock, Blackdown or Thorncombe.
  • you have attended local schools.
  • you are leaving school to further your education; you have qualified for and have been accepted as a student on a recognised course at university/college/college or apprenticeship/agricultural college.

Please send your own letter of application including details of the above, your postal address and any other information you consider relevant to: before the 25 September 2020 deadline.

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Chairman on BBC Radio Solent

Apologies for not giving fair warning – but you can listen to what the Chairman of Broadwindsor Community Stores, Andrew Hookings, had to say in a seven minute interview on BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast Show this morning.
Please click on the link below, fast forward it to 47mins, 15 seconds and you’ll hear Andrew being introduced by Steve Harris discussing the affect of Covid-19 has had on our community stores and how the shop was successful in securing a grant from the Dorset Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund.

Listen to Andrew’s interview HERE (at 47m 15s).

Dorset Community Foundation

To find out more about the Dorset Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund click HERE.


Click and Collect from Broadwindsor Community Stores


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A Great Big Thank You!

A great big thank you to all the wonderful people who gave up their Sunday morning to make a start on the tidy up of Bernards’ Place and the areas around the Comrades Hall. We thought we would end up with a few dumpy bags of waste but ended up with a skip load. It was a fantastic community effort. There are too many hardy soles to name everyone individually, a sincere thank you to you all.
All the play equipment is now open apart from the large swing which needs some further attention.
The baby swing has got to be removed as it does not meet current standards.
All the other equipment has had the work done to it rectify faults identified in the recent RoSPA report 🙂
There are lots of plans for Bernards’ Place and for the Comrades Hall being considered, as these plans develop we will share them with all of you for your thoughts.
With my sincere thanks

David Leader

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Elaine - Tidying & Fixing Bernards'Place 2020

Well Done Everybody!

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Flash Garage Sale – Sunday, 26th at 10.30am

Alistair Boyd’s family are going through the painful process of clearing his house and will be holding a garage sale of goods from the house from the stock room entrance of the old shop at the bottom of Back Lane.
There will be furniture: tables, chairs, dressers as well as white goods available.

Doors open at 10.30am.

Please be responsible regarding social distancing.
You are asked to wear a face covering if entering to browse.

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MUGA Now Open For General Use

MUGAThe Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) next to the school is now open 🙂
Naturally, because of Covid-19 there are rules to be adhered to:

  • All use the facility at their own risk.
  • No more than 6 people at a time to use the facility.
  • Maintain Social Distancing.
  • Users are responsible for their own hygiene – Sanitiser will be provided at the gate.
  • No food allowed.

Cllr. David Leader commented: “These rules will change fairly shortly as the Government has announced that contact sports will be allowed  but we will change the rules when we have read them in detail.

On the subject of the children’s play area in Bernards’ Place, Cllr. Leader said: “I will be in touch soon about the play equipment at Bernard’s Place, all of the equipment needs repair work done to make it fit for purpose. We are going to have a work party very soon to get the stuff done and then it can be opened.

The MUGA can be booked to reserve a time slot – by email: or by text message to: 07867 608652.

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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:

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 13th July

BW Parish CouncilBroadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform later this month .  All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE together with earlier agendas from previous meetings.

The meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday, July 13th 2020 and can be accessed HERE.
he Meeting ID is: 898 4869 2637.
Zoom is Free! –
Sign Up and get it HERE

As well as their normal issues: Planning Applications and Payments; Highways and Housing – there will be Community Updates from Councillors regarding the issue of the Coronavirus.

After Matters Arising, residents are invited to participate to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues relating to this Agenda.  Also at this point, there will be a report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council and a report from Dorset Police.
The public are invited a second time (which can be a 90 minute wait) to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

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Full Moon on Sunday, 5th July

July's Buck MoonJuly’s Full Moon is known as the Buck Moon named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck’s forehead around this time of the year.
Another name for July’s Full Moon is Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunderstorms in the summer. The Anglo-Saxon name is either Hay Moon, after the hay harvest that takes place in July, or Wort Moon, indicating that July is the time to gather herbs (worts) to dry and use as spices and remedies.
For Hindus this is the Guru Full Moon (Guru Purnima) and is celebrated as a time for clearing the mind and honouring the guru or spiritual master. For Buddhists, this full Moon is Dharma Day, also known as Asalha Puha or Esala Poya.

There will be a partial penumbral lunar eclipse in the early hours of Sunday morning which the tabloids are promoting – but don’t expect to see much!

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