Recycling Bins Now In Situ

The Recycling bins have now been moved from Redlands Yard to the Comrades Hall Car Park.

They’re now at the back of the Hall by the ‘turning area’.

Thank you to Adrian & Dave for walking them down the road 🙂

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Village Recycling Update

The recycling bins for tetrapaks and aluminium foil items are moving from Redlands Yard to the Comrades Hall car park.

  • Please take your recycling there from now on.
  • Please don’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

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Thank you so much 🙂

 

Cleaners Needed At The White Lion

We’re all impressed with how Kate, Chloe and Louise are running the White Lion 🙂

At the very first meeting in the Hall, it was stated that volunteers would be required – now is your opportunity to help…

They need as many as possible to create a fortnightly rota. Six people have signed up so far at the time of publishing.

The job entails general cleaning as required:

  • Bar & Hall floors
  • Ladies & Gents toilets

It takes two people two hours. Helpers are needed:

  • Tuesday – Friday, before 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, before 11am

If you feel that you can help – please leave your details with Lynne or John Staff – 01308 868584.

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Last Jubilee Bunting Workshop – Friday, 1st April

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, 7thJacqui 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.

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Tree Planting At Broadwindsor Allotments

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!

Contact: Group Scout Leader, Joy Edwards at gsl_dwdscouts@scouts.org.uk

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Ukraine Colours To Be Included In Village Bunting

Village resident Jacqualyne Sewell has now gathered nearly a blanket box full of Bunting Triangles for the village’s Jubilee Fun Day celebrations.

As much bunting as possible is being made to decorate the village for Broadwindsor Fun Group‘s Jubilee celebrations at the start of June.

However with what’s going on in Ukraine, she is asking if anyone has any Blue / Yellow fabric that they could donate for them to make Bunting Triangles to show our support – please contact Jacqui if you can help – 01308 867145

There are two workshops remaining:

  • Friday, 1st April
  • Friday, 6th May

All the workshops take place at the Comrades Hall during Post Office hours, 10am – 12.30pm.

If you can help by donating fabric (cotton or poly cotton) cutting out, sewing or even just turning the triangles the right way out & ironing them please contact Jacqui on 01308 867145.

 

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Can You Help At The White Lion This Afternoon From 2pm?

On behalf of the White Lion Management Committee, Chairman David Leader has put a shout out, albeit at short notice, for some hands on help please.

This is to do some pre-painting preparation which is mainly sanding wood.

If you could spare a couple of hours this would be most appreciated.  Please just come to The White Lion from 2pm onwards, Wednesday 2nd March.

Thank You!

 

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Telephone Box Library Open

The Telephone Box Lending Library in the village square is open 🙂  You may now borrow and/or exchange your books there.  Although monitored, users are asked to please help keep it tidy and enjoy it!

Chris Edgerley, who restored and refurbished the box with the help of Malcolm Heaver, has provided the following facts and information, which it is hoped to have displayed inside the box in the future…

GPO Telephone Box model K6
1935 – 1970

  • The fabric of the kiosk is mostly cast metal but the door is teak wood.
  • The total number produced = 162,000 units.
  • It is 8’3″ (2.51m) tall.
  • It weighs 13.5 cwt (686Kg).
  • Most were painted red but a limited number were painted grey.
  • Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
  • Bought for £1 from British Telecom by Broadwindsor Group Parish Council.
  • Sympathetically refurbished for the Residents and visitors to Broadwindsor.
  • Etched glass effect by Karen and Godfrey at Bridport Banners.

Please Use & Enjoy.

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All Change At Beaminster Scouts

1st Beaminster Scouts now meet on Tuesdays from 6.30pm til 8.00pm at their new District Scout Hut in Beaminster.
If you’re aged between 11 and 14 years old, come along, meet new people and join the adventure!
Contact Louise Hutchinson on: 07805 225408

1st Beaminster Scout Group meet at the new District facility at Scoutland in Beaminster and feel priviledged to be able to host 5 Sections of Scouting:

  • Squirrels (4-6yrs),
  • Beavers (6-8)
  • Cubs (8-10)
  • Scouts (11-14).

It is in the eldest section that the Scouts build on what they have learned in the previous sections and pursue more adventurous challenges. They prepare Scouts for being ready to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, when they become 13/14 years of age.
They also continue to work for badges and awards,the highest being the Queens’ Scout Award. 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!

Contact Louise Hutchinson on: 07805 225408 or join their Facebook page HERE.

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Bunting Workshop – Friday, 4th February – 10am

Continuing this February, on Friday 4th from 10am are the Bunting Workshops run by Jacqui Sewell.

As much bunting as possible is being made to decorate the village for Broadwindsor Fun Group‘s Jubilee celebrations at the start of June.

There are four workshops remaining:

  • Friday, 4th February
  • Friday, 4th March
  • Friday, 1st April
  • Friday, 6th May

All the workshops take place at the Comrades Hall during Post Office hours, 10am – 12.30pm.

If you can help by donating fabric (cotton or poly cotton) cutting out, sewing or even just turning the triangles the right way out & ironing them please contact Jacqui on 01308 867145.

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