In response to my recent post on Broadwindsor.org, I am delighted to report that we now have a full rota of volunteers (including several on the reserve list!).
Firstly a massive thank you to those who are willing to continue to volunteer and to those who have stepped up to fill the gaps. Your help is hugely appreciated.
Secondly, as a community, it would be really helpful to continue to use this facility considerately and I would like to gently remind everyone that the volunteers are handling the recycling and transporting it in their own vehicles. If we could all follow the following guidelines it makes the job more pleasant. Please also see the photos as a reminder of what to recycle.
Please ensure the tetrapaks are CLEAN and FLATTENED to maximise bin space.
Please ensure the foil is CLEAN and FLATTENED for the same reason. If milk bottle lids can be put inside a larger foil tray if possible. This speeds up the process and prevents litter on windy days!
Crisp packets are NOT to be put in the foil recycling. Basically, if it doesn’t keep its shape when scrunched up, it cannot be included with the foil.
If you drive to shop at Morrison’s or visit Bridport Recycling Centre, you may want to consider taking your recycling there at the same time. There is also a foil recycling bin at Yarn Barton car park in Beaminster. This would free up space in the bins for those who don’t drive or who are unable to do their own.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts on 07840 128763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the bins are now to be located at the front of Comrades Hall in the car park area.
Thank you to Kate Staff and her daughters who worked their last shifts at the White Lion this weekend.
Now the Community Pub’s Management Committee have a posse of volunteers trained and ready to start tomorrow evening, fish ‘n’ chips night. Until new management staff have taken over, the volunteers will be keeping the pub open for all as follows:
Tuesdays 6-9pm (bring your fish and chips). 11pm on Folk Club nights
Saturdays 11am-11pm (Warm Hub until 5pm – free tea and coffee and the day’s papers)
Sundays 12 noon to 9pm
These hours will be reviewed regularly, subject to volunteer availability and how much the pub is used by customers. The aim is to resume a limited food service on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, as soon as they can.
Hursey resident, Sara Dyke is asking for your help:
As many of you are aware, the bins for the collection of foil and tetrapaks are now located in Comrades Hall car park. Historically this collection has been a great initiative, but, of late, a few issues have emerged which have severely threatened the continuation of this voluntary service.
I am very happy to coordinate this service going forward but before doing so would like to gauge the degree of will and engagement from our community for this to continue.
In order for this to run smoothly in the future we need to have a happy band of volunteers (ideally 11 plus me) so that the task of emptying the bins and taking the contents to either Morrison’s car park (which is easier as the receptacle for the tetrapak is larger) or Bridport recycling centre, becomes an annual event for many rather than an onerous task for a few.
As well as emptying the bins, the person whose “month” it is, needs to check that the bins are not overfilling. The rota has not always been filled, leaving gaps in collections which has contributed to unsightly litter. Unless I am able to populate a rota and reissue important guidelines for the community to follow, these bins will be withdrawn by the end of January.
Please could you let me know on either on 07840 128763 or email@example.com if you are willing to continue to help or would like to volunteer your help. Or, if you would like a chat before you commit to get a better understanding of what is involved I am happy to discuss.
It would be a shame if this service folds as until Dorset Council have sufficient funds to offer a kerbside service it is up to us to do our own recycling of foil and tetrapak. I do need responses by Monday 23rd January at the latest please!
As they did last year, with an extensive delivery list, the Scout Group are offering to post your Christmas cards for only 30p! A first class stamp is 95p and a second class, 68p.
Most households will have already received a leaflet through their letterbox. Going Green – they will be phasing them out gradually over the coming years in response to feedback.
Locally, there will be yellow post boxes in our lovely BroadwindsorCommunity Stores, The Royal Oak in Drimpton and Beaminster‘s Co-op. Running from 5th December – 12 noon, 17th December.
No stamp required!
Please check the address you are sending to is in one of their delivery areas.
Please ensure your card is correctly addressed and include the postcode if you know it.
Post your greetings cards in one of our many Yellow Post Boxes together with 30p for each card, they will do the rest
Deliveries are made by our small army of adult volunteers.
100% proceeds will go directly to Scout Funds.
PLEASE NOTE: There are changes to their delivery areas each year and they are unable to deliver outside of these areas or to overseas.
Can You Help?
They need willing volunteers who are able to spend four to five hours spread over a two week period at the beginning of December to sort or deliver Scout Post in our area. Volunteers provide a useful and popular community service as well as raising much needed funds to support your local Scout Groups. You will be making a real difference to local young people and be giving something back to the community. Don’t delay, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout Post is run by Dorchester & West Dorset District Scout Council
Charity registration no: 1039833
A list of cards they are unable to deliver will be held until the 12th of January and listed on the District Website – click HERE.
Enquiries to: email@example.com (01305) 852314
We all so appreciate our community village shop. It simply wouldn’t function without the marvellous management team now led by Jane and, just as importantly, the team of volunteers who smile and serve you when you go in 🙂
A healthy number of volunteers make it easier on all as individuals cover fewer shifts, or sometimes just the one.
It is an excellent way to learn new skills, feel productive and meet more people within the parish community. An opportunity for you to give back to this community enterprise – it is fun too!
The recycling bins for tetrapaks and aluminium foil items are moving from Redlands Yard to the Comrades Hall car park.
Pleasetake your recycling there from now on.
Pleasedon’t put any other items in these bins – it is very unpleasant for volunteers!!
…Talking of which they urgently need more. Recently, two volunteers have left and now there are slots for the upcoming months not covered.
If you are able, please help. It isn’t difficult or time consuming… a trip to Bridport. What it does mean is that this service, which is so important, can remain local. Contact Jackie Riley:01308 862632
Jacqui Sewell needs all bunting triangles back to the Comrades Hall tomorrow please. Although Jubilee isn’t until June 2nd, she needs to count how many have been made, sort them into colours – with Emma House & her Girl Guides who will be helping with this and who are assisting with the colour themes.
On Friday 7th May, there is the huge task of sewing the triangles on to the header tapes, of which there are many meters – if you can help with this, please go along at 10am on Friday, 7th. Jacqui will take a couple sewing machines with her to the Comrades Hall.
This will be a remarkable accomplishment and decorate our village at the beginning of June 2022.
Any queries, please contact Jacqui on 01308 867145.
Sixty tree saplings were planted at Broadwindsor Allotments on Sunday, 13th March 2022 by a very enthusiatic group of 1st Beaminster Beaver Scouts.
The trees were donated to the group by the Woodland Trust as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy project, where community groups were invited to plant trees in community spaces across the UK through the Jubilee year, to create a network of individual trees, hedgerows and woodlands in honour of the Queen’s service and the legacy she has built.
This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.
The planting was carried out in conjunction with the Broadwindsor Allotment Group and the Broadwindsor Eco-Group, (many thanks to Sheila and Bill of the BAG for their assistance), and also helps the Beavers complete part of their badge work for earning a Community Impact award.
The Beavers not only learned how to plant a tree correctly, but also why native species (dogwood, dog-rose, hawthorn, crab apple and hazel) are so important to local wildlife.
Some of the Beavers scouts live in Broadwindsor and/or attend Broadwindsor school, so it is lovely that they will be able to see the trees grow over time! 🙂
Even if you haven’t been involved in Scouting before, there is a warm welcome for those wishing to try Scouting for the first time in the 1st Beaminster Scout Group!