Telephone Box Book Exchange Update #4

Our telephone box is looking magnificent having been completely renovated by village resident Chris Edgerley and his helpers. A magnificent achievement – our sincere thanks to Chris.

The etched glass effect was done by Karen and Godfrey at Bridport Banners.

 

 

 

Purpose made shelves have been constructed by Malcolm Heaver – our sincere thanks to Malcolm.

Wendy Shields & Ruth Stevens will be managing the books on an ongoing basis – NO MAGAZINES PLEASE!!

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Bunting!

Bunting triangles are well underway to decorate our village for the Jubilee weekend celebrations in June. Jacqui’s ambitious goal is to have enough bunting to go all around Bernards’ Place, up the High Street and down Back Lane with cotton flags – no flapping plastic!

Regardless of age or gender, if you can help by:

  • donating fabric (cotton or poly cotton)
  • cutting out,
  • sewing or
  • turning the triangles the right way out & ironing them

Please contact Jacqui Sewell on 01308 867145. Jacqui is also holding Bunting Workshops at the Post Office on2nd Friday of every month – there’s fabric to take away to cut out the triangles (template provided, cut out triangles etc …..

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Telephone Box Book Exchange Update #3

Once again the village is indebted to Chris Edgerley and his helpers who are restoring the historic phone box in the centre of the village.


They are doing a wonderful job and it will become a great library and book exchange for the use of all residents. Malcolm Heaver will make a purpose built shelving system using all his carpentry skills.

Our again sincere thanks to all the people who have brought this important landmark back to life.

Wendy Shields will manage the library on an ongoing basis.

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Last Few Days To Use Scout Post!

Many thanks to everyone in the village who has been using the Scout Post Christmas 2021 service so far which helps raise money for local scout groups.
Kevin and his team at the Broadwindsor Community Stores have been kindly hosting the yellow scout post box, and you now only have a few days left to post your cards. More HERE.

Final collections is on Saturday December 18th at 12 noon.

If you are interested to find out more about Scout Post, or to look at some of the statistics about cards being sent this year, please click HERE

If you are someone who regularly walks around the village anyway, perhaps you may be interested in volunteering to help out with some of the delivery of the Broadwindsor cards for Scout Post 2022?
Some local villages e.g. Stoke Abbott, Netherbury, Burstock didn’t have anyone to deliver cards there this year, so they were not included on the delivery schedule. Perhaps you might be able to volunteer to carry out scout post in those villages next year?
To find out more information about volunteering please get in touch with kirstyamoore@outlook.com.

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: scoutpost@dwdscouts.org.uk (01305) 852314

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Beaminster Area ECO Group Need Assistance This Weekend

Broadwindsor Co-ordinators of Beaminster Area ECO Group, Sheila Hawkins & June Ruffle have a request:

We are contacting you to ask if you would like to take part in a hedge-planting session at Burstock Grange just outside Broadwindsor. The Beaminster Area ECO Group has been invited to help plant 1,500 mixed tree whips to create a double hedge.

This will take place over the weekend of 4th/5th December, between 10.00am-3.00pm on Saturday and continuing, if necessary, on Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm.

Refreshments and instructions will be provided. The weekend of 11th/12th December will be held in reserve should the weather on 4th be too awful. If possible, please bring a spade and gardening gloves, and wear wind /waterproof clothing and wellies/boots.

Please let us know if you will be available to help, even for part of the time. Once we know how many of us there will be, we will send out further details, parking arrangements, etc.

We hope you can join in this community effort to benefit nature, and look forward to hearing from you.

Sheila Hawkins & June Ruffle
Broadwindsor Co-ordinators
Beaminster Area ECO Group

Please contact Sheila: 01308 868806 or June: 01308 867055

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Bunting For Jubilee 2022

Can you help make the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Weekend really special for Broadwindsor?

Village resident, Parish Councillor and member of Broadwindsor Fun Group, Jacqui Sewell is at the helm of our village’s Bunting Project for our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June.

Jacqui, who is known to be proficient with her sewing machine skills through her work at local craft fairs and with Dawn Newberry at Dorset Designers on Facebook, has this request:

Will you help me make fabric bunting as it would have been in the 1950’s, not noisy plastic flags flapping in the breeze? I want to recycle – repurpose – reuse as much as possible!

  • Do you have any cotton fabric (flowers, abstract, plain) that you could donate?
  • Are you able to cut out triangles (template provided)?
  • Or could you fix the triangles onto the tape ready for sewing?
  • Perhaps you could sew up the triangles?

If you can help in any way please telephone me on 01308 867145. I’m also starting monthly Bunting Workshops at the Post Office on 2nd Friday of every month beginning on 14th January 2022

– Jacqui Sewell

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Use Scout Post For Cards This Christmas

With an extensive delivery list, the Scout group are offering to post your Christmas cards for only 30p! Locally, there will be yellow post boxes in Broadwindsor Community Stores, The Royal Oak in Drimpton and Beaminster‘s Co-op. Running from 4th December – 18th 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, we will do the rest 🙂
  • Deliveries are made by our small army of adult volunteers.
  • All proceeds will go directly to Scout Funds.

Delivery Areas:

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: scoutpost@dwdscouts.org.uk

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: scoutpost@dwdscouts.org.uk (01305) 852314

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Telephone Box Book Exchange Update #2

The old telephone box in the village is being renovated.  Chris Edgerly is leading on this and has already started to repair the door which is in poor condition.

Like all projects there is much more to it than would at first be imagined. The project will take until the end of this year and then we will have a wonderfully restored piece of architectural history.

Afterwards, it will continue to operate as a library for the use of all the community.
As always considerable thanks goes to Chris for his hard work and expertise.

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Telephone Box Book Exchange Update

Broadwindsor’s Telephone Box, which has been operating as a Book & DVD Exchange, was recently formerly adopted by our Parish Council.  Sadly, people continue to leave bags and piles of magazines on the floor of the telephone box – they are not suitable at all: creating mouldy paper and an unpleasant experience for anyone entering the telephone box.  Please show our Telephone Book Exchange some respect.

Chris Edgerley – March 2021

This week, all the mouldy magazines were removed and the books boxed up as work begins on fitting proper shelves inside and painting the exterior.

The work is being carried out on a voluntary basis by village resident Chris Edgerley, who rebuilt the ammonite wall in Bernards’ Place in the Spring of this year.

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Today Is World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year on 10th September since 2003, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

In the UK, men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. In the Republic of Ireland, the rate is four times higher among men than women.  While there has been a reduction in the number of people completing suicide over the last ten years, the numbers are still worryingly high.

One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.

Suicidal thoughts are complex. The factors and causes that lead to suicide are complex and many. No single approach works for everyone. The COVID-19 Pandemic has contributed to increased feelings of isolation and vulnerability.

You can help give someone hope by showing that you care. All of us can play a role, no matter how small. We may never know what we do that makes a difference. We all can reach in and ask somebody. You do not need to tell them what to do or have solutions, but simply making the time and space to listen to someone about their experiences of distress or suicidal thoughts can help. Small talk can save lives and create a sense of connection and hope in somebody who may be struggling.

To prevent suicide requires us to become a beacon of light to those in pain. You can be the light.

Please support @samaritans this  World Suicide Prevention Day.

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day – call 116 123 or Text SHOUT to 85258.

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