Thank You For Your Hard Work

“A massive thank you to Chris Edgerley, John Hayes, Ruth Stevens, Jamie Dawson, Morgan Napier, and George Calverly for all their fantastic work in painting Comrades Hall with 3 coats of Sandtex paint.
The paint was donated by Bridport Building Supplies for which we are incredibly grateful.
This work took a week of hard graft and would have cost thousands of pounds if we had to pay for it. Many people have commented on how good the finish looks and it seems like a different building. I cannot thank all the volunteers who have given so much in scorching heat to improve Comrades Hall, one of the most important community buildings in our village. Thank you.
David Leader

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Invasive Plants Cleared At Hursey

The weather was glorious and a lot was accomplished on Saturday when volunteers helped clear invasive plants from the wildflower meadow at Hursey…

Sheila Hawkins.

Many thanks to volunteers from Dorset Wildlife Trust.


Read the original post from Nick Gray, West Dorset Conservation Officer HERE.

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Conservation Volunteers Meet At Hursey Common – Thursday, 15th July

Very recently confirmed, Nick Gray, Conservation Officer for West Dorset’s Wildlife Trust will be at Hursey Common tomorrow (St. Swithin’s Day), July 15th and is calling out for local volunteers to join in…

“Dear All,
I hope this finds you well and relishing sunny prospects. We meet this week on St Swithin’s Day, July 15th, a day steeped in folklore and hay-making tradition… appropriately enough, as it turns out, because we’ll be swinging scythes and raking up arisings from a couple of species-rich patches at Hursey Common, near Broadwindsor.
You might think it’s a bit early to be cutting wildflowers off at the knees but I don’t have to tell you guys there’s always a balance with the more boisterous species, and cutting some areas slightly earlier will prevent weed species seeding and, as our aim is only to cut between a third and half of the target areas, begin a rotational cutting pattern that will tempt the flowering season to continue well into the autumn. Justification enough, I hope, and I’ll look forward to seeing you for a bit of mowing or raking or both.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you can make it so I can keep an eye on numbers as there may be a few local volunteers along to join us too. And, with apologies for another truncated day, we’ll be finishing around lunchtime again this week. But, in the sunshine’s honour, some of us can start a bit earlier too…

Please meet at Hursey Common – as on the map, or grid ref ST434026. There is a parking area on Hursey Common where there’s plenty of room. There are two patches to tackle, one next to the car park and one down the road, so if anyone who’s keen to do some mowing can arrive a bit earlier than usual at 9am, we can get a head start before rakers arrive at normal time of 10am… When you reply, if you could let me know your preference, I can manage tools too. If anyone has a rake or pitchfork they can bring along, that would be brilliant. And don’t forget gloves for the attendant nettles and thistles.

Also below is the Coronavirus Consent form that you may know about by now. Anyone who hasn’t already done so, please fill it in and email back to me, or if that’s tricky, I’ll bring along some paper copies. But please do have a look at it before the day. (Anyone who HAS already filled one in, I’ll bring your form along so you can just sign and date for this week…)

Don’t forget your drinks and snacks as I fear we still can’t share just yet.

Very many thanks as always, I’ll look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,
Nick”

Nick Gray
West Dorset Conservation Officer

The Kingcombe Centre
Toller Porcorum
Dorchester
DT2 0EQ

Tel: 07824 438974

*If you would like to be involved with the limited volunteer activities going ahead – please download and complete the Coronavirus Consent form HERE.

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Decoration Starts At Comrades Hall

Taking time out for a well deserved cuppa, David Leader and a group of volunteers started painting the outside of the Comrades Hall this week.

Our thanks go out to David, Chris, Jamie, John & Morgan and to Ruth who did the crazy pave sealant work!

Excellent work – Thank you all!

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Classic Cars Display at Broadwindsor’s Fun Day

There will be a display of Classic Cars in the Comrades Hall car park on the morning of Broadwindsor’s Fun Day, Saturday, 14th August. Again a scaled down version from what we’ve had in previous years but certainly more than we had last year!  The cars will be on display from 10am until 12.30pm.
Anyone interested (specifically in the classic cars) is asked to contact: bwfundaycars@gmail.com.

Help!Help is needed with setting up for the day’s events (setting out tables & chairs etc.) and with putting everything back as it was at the end of the day. If you can volunteer a couple of hours of your time that day – at your earliest convenience, please contact: bwfunday20@gmail.com.

Broadwindsor’s Fun Day, Saturday, 14th August.

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Comrades Hall AGM – Monday 26th April

Broadwindsor Comrades Hall AGM will be held on Monday 26 April, starting at 7 pm sharp, via Zoom. The first CHMC (Comrades Hall Management Committee) meeting will follow straight after, also via Zoom.

Membership of CHMC is open to all persons 16yrs and over. No previous experience is necessary just a desire to get involved with the Community to ensure that the village hall is there for all, for a long time to come.

We are currently exploring several major projects in the Hall and in the playground area Bernards’ Place. We have seen local people already start on these projects. More work will be necessary in the coming months so more Volunteers would be very welcome. Who knows, maybe your idea or expertise could be the one to help make these happen.

If you are interested in joining us please contact me for an application form.

I look forward to welcoming you onto the CHMC.

Dave Chumbley, Secretary
Comrades Hall Management Committee

Contact: 01308 868286  // 07805 421 888  // drchumbley@yahoo.com

Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

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Bernards’ Place Update

As always, Cllr. David Leader sends a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who turned up to help at Bernards’ place on Sunday morning. 

A very productive morning. The main photograph shows Chris, Jamie and John ready for action.  The volunteers also managed to plant wildflower seed in prepared ground alongside the footpath by The Old George and clean the fingerpost sign in the square.

Clive and Dorothy planting wildflower seeds by the side of The Old George, Broadwindsor.
Clive, Bob and Izzie. At the back of The Old George, Broadwindsor.
Sally and Dave, clearing at the Comrades Hall car park, Broadwindsor.
Terry and Brian, Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor.

Thank you everybody involved!

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Local Scout Groups Need Adult Helpers

Scout Groups welcome boys and girls from the ages of 5 ¾ to 14 years old.  Lockdown has made everyone realise how important fun, activities and being part of a community is to us and to children. Both the local Scout groups that serve our parish are in need of Adult Helpers ready for when the groups restart.  Active help.  Committee help.  General help. Assistant Leaders.  All offers of help are appreciated.

The 1st Beaminster Scout Group:

Beaminster’s Groups meet:

  • Beavers: Age 6-8 on Mondays 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Cubs: Age 8-10½ on Mondays 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Scouts: Age 10½ – 14 on Mondays 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Are you, or someone you know, over 18 and wanting to give something back to our local young people by becoming a helper at the weekly sessions? Perhaps you are ready to take on some new adventures yourself!
Be prepared” to have some fun, they have several positions which need filled.  Read more HERE or send a message for further information to kirstyamoore@outlook.com.

The 1st Mosterton Scout Group:

Mosterton’s Groups meet:

  • Beavers: aged 5 ¾ to 8 years inclusive – normally meet 4.45pm to 6.00pm.
  • Cubs: aged 8 to 10 ½ years inclusive – normally meet 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
  • Scouts: aged 10 ½ to 14 years old inclusive – normally meet 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

The 1st Mosterton group are also looking for Adult helpers for their group, please email: Chris at emmerson1@googlemail.com

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Work Party Needed At Bernards’ Place This Sunday

Outside brushes and shovels will be the order of the day. Help is needed this Sunday, 28th March at 9am at Bernards’ Place in Broadwindsor. The plan is to tidy up the area and make it all look good for Easter!

AmmoniteChris Edgerley has almost completed his feature wall.  Flowers are already appearing in the trough planted by Ruth Stevens at the end of October last year. This Sunday, there will be some wildflower planting alongside the Old George as well.  With preparation of the verges at Crosskeys now underway, Broadwindsor is set to look very pretty indeed.

Please telephone David Leader on: 01308 868275 or 07867 608652

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Volunteer Ride-on Mower Driver Needed

There is a shortage of volunteers to cut the sports field at Hursey Common.  Some volunteers have moved away and they need to be replaced.
It takes about an hour and a quarter to cut the field, the mower is a ride on and easy to use for men or women.
It is a delightful short period of time admiring the view from what must be one of the most scenic sports fields around whilst doing a huge public service.
The sports field is very well used by residents and requires mowing once a week. One person is NOT expected to do this every week.

Please contact David Leader:

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