Witness Appeal: Broadwindsor Community Stores

Any witnesses to a vehicle, most probably a medium van turning around in front of shop and colliding with the canopy of the village shop are asked to please step forward.

The incident happened on the morning of Wednesday 2nd June. It is presumed that it happened before opening as the noise most certainly would have alerted staff and/or customers. Volunteer, Philip Coltart noticed the damage when coming in on duty. The vehicle involved cannot have escaped without damage to the rear of their vehicle as the 6×2 inch timber has been broken. Broadwindsor Community Stores to date, have found no witnesses to the incident.

Chris Edgerley, who will be reparing it in the next couple of weeks commented “It is going to be complex to fix without taking the whole structure down but that is my problem. I have done a temporary repair to pull the whole structure together.

Anyone with any information is asked to please let shop manager, Kevin Madder-Smith, or a senior member of the staff know, either in person, telephoning 01308 867922 or by email to kevinmaddersmith@badce.plus.com.

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Volunteers Needed To Paint The Telephone Box

Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council now own the red telephone box by Bernards’ Place 🙂 With all the formalities complete, they are now in need of volunteers able to assist with getting it painted.

The telephone box continues to be used as a Book Exchange.

Anyone able to help, please contact Cllr. David Leader:

  • 01308 868275
  • 07867 608652
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Christmas Opening Hours At Broadwindsor Community Stores

Our wonderful village shop will be closed only on Christmas Day.  The staff and volunteers have been busy today preparing orders of fresh meat and veg to be collected tomorrow.  We are exceptionally lucky to have all the volunteers that do their 2 hour shift to keep our shop open – they are always looking for more – why not volunteer* in 2021?

Christmas GarlandPlease see the hours for the rest of the festive period below.

  • Christmas Eve: 7.30am – 4pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day: 10am – 12 noon
  • Sunday 27th: 8am – 12 noon
  • Monday 28th: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Tuesday 29th: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Wednesday 30th:7.30am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 7.30pm – 4pm
  • New Year’s Day: 10am – 12 noon
  • Saturday 2nd: 7.30am – 6pm

The shop then resumes normal hours.

Christmas Garland

Thank you to all the staff and volunteers!

* Want to know more about volunteering?

You can be reassured that all the necessary measures are in place to keep you Covid-19 safe in the shop environment. There is also a panic alarm fitted to ensure your safety.

You can download an application form to volunteer HERE. Email your completed form to Volunteer Co-ordinator, Teri Small (her email address is on the form) or call into the shop and leave it there and speak to Kevin (Shop Manager) or if you prefer, phone him: 01308 867922.

Haven’t helped in the shop before?  Not confident in operating the till or debit card machines? This is NOT a problem. Full training is given and you will always have a trained co-worker alongside you.

What do you get out of it?  Working as part of the team, you can:

  • Get out your home for 2 hours and talk to people!
  • Participate in an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • Make new friends
  • Use your skills and share your experience, interests and knowledge.
  • Learn new skills
  • Increase your connection to the community.
  • Feel productive.

Please don’t assume that because it’s only two hours, that there will be someone else to fill it because often there isn’t! 

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Shelter At Broadwindsor Community Stores

Extending the thanks to the squad who worked in the wind and rain over the weekend so that customers can be better protected from the weather when queuing this winter.

Thank You!

From left to right. Terry Clarke, Phillip Coltart,  Andrew Hookings (Chairman of BADCE), Kevin Madder-Smith (Shop Manager), Chris Edgerley, Ryan Smith, Jamie Dawson and John Heys.

 

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Hedge Cutting Complete

Earlier today, the voluntary work party cut back the very overgrown hedge between Comrades Hall and the church yard. On what was a very wet morning the task was completed thanks to the hard work and commitment from the volunteers saving the hall funds many hundreds of pounds.
David Leader, who took part and the photograph expressed a massive thank you to Bob, Stefan, Terry, Chris, Phillip, Andrew and Dave.

Well done all!

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Broadwindsor Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

The group have spaces available from January 2021.
  • Rainbows age 5-7
  • Brownies age 7-10
  • Guides age 10-14
  • West Dorset Rangers age 14-18
Leader, Emma House had this update on what they have all been up to:
We have been meeting via Zoom rather than doing what we do best but that’s not a bad thing! We have had so much fun! (There is a lot less clearing up for us leaders that’s for sure 😉).
We have been making indoor rockets, clay creatures, edible Houses of Parliament, completed Taskmaster challenges, chatted and laughed – laughed a lot!!
The laughing 😂 is what’s making the difference, everything is so strange for the children at the moment. The social life they are used to is hugely restricted so if we can as leaders continue to try and offer a piece of normality in the best way we can then we have done our job well.
The smiles say it all!” – Emma House.

Girl Guides

You can contact Emma at emmahouse@btconnect.com.
Learn more at the GirlGuiding website HERE.

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Our Shop Needs More Volunteers!

Our marvellous Community Stores is in desperate need as new volunteers are needed to cover staff and other volunteers being on holiday. The large white board to the right of the counter in the shop displays the names of people who have put their name down and volunteered to man the shop for a 2 hour shift next week – could YOU fill in any of the blanks to cover a 2 hour shift?  Once a shift has been agreed it is then the volunteer’s responsibility to arrange a relief should that be necessary.

You can be reassured that all the necessary measures are in place to keep you Covid-19 safe in the shop environment.
There is also a panic alarm fitted to ensure your safety.

Ready? Download an application form to volunteer HERE. Email your completed form to Volunteer Co-ordinator, Teri Small (her email address is on the form) or call into the shop and leave it there and speak to Kevin (Shop Manager) or if you prefer, phone him: 01308 867922.

Haven’t helped in the shop before?  Not confident in operating the till or debit card machines? This is NOT a problem. 🙂

Broadwindsor Community StoresAll new volunteers are supported by another experienced team member or a member of staff (Kevin, Jane & Margaret) – a “Buddy”.  You are given training and support to carry out the everyday tasks: either on the till, serving customers, or if that’s not for you, then help with administration, cleaning, or stock replenishment.
You can read and download their policies HERE which includes the Staff and Volunteer Handbook which outlines all the duties that must be undertaken in the successful daily running of the shop.

What do you get out of it?  Working as part of the team, you can:

‣ Participate in an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
‣ Increase your connection to the community.
‣ Feel productive.
‣ Use your skills and share your experience, interests and knowledge.
‣ Learn new skills.
‣ Make new friends.

Our award winning Broadwindsor Community Stores can only continue with your help.
Please don’t assume that because it’s only two hours, that there will be someone else to fill it because there isn’t!  Please help if you can.  Thank you.

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Yarn Barton Centre in Beaminster Open

The Yarn Barton Centre in Beaminster reopened today and will be operating 10am – 12.30pm Monday – Saturday.
It is totally manned by volunteers and provides a wide variety of services helping both residents and visitors to the area.

  • Collect Food & Recycling boxes.
  • Printing, photocopying & laminating: A3 and A4, Colour and B&W.
  • FREE drop-in computer access with Superfast Broadband & WiFi.
  • FREE Internet & computer help sessions on Wednesdays 10am – 12pm.
  • Local Transport information, bus and train timetables.
  • Food Bank collection point.
  • OS Maps & Beaminster Town map.
  • Purchase tickets for local events (when things are happening again!)
  • Operates as Beaminster Festival Box Office.
  • Purchase Car Parking permits.
  • Beaminster Clubs and Societies information.
  • Book Sale and/or Exchange
  • Local accommodation and self-catering information.
  • Tourist information.
  • Gallery of work by local artists.
  • Greeting card sales.
  • Poster Display: Events, charities and Community information.

The Citizens Advice Bureau no longer has their Thursday session but Bridport CAB can be contacted on: 01308 456594 or advice@bridport-cab.org.uk

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Broadwindsor Community Stores Serves You Online

Our wonderful Community shop now have their Click and Collect operation up and running  successfully with orders from in and around the village.  For those less familiar with shopping online, they have produced a marvellous step by step guide on how to use their facility.

Look out for their special promotion later next month 👀

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Trough Filled At Bernards’ Place

Earlier this afternoon, the large trough at Bernards’ Place was filled up with 4 tons of soil by village resident and Councillor, David Leader with the invaluable help of Daren and village residents Kyle, Morgan & Harry.  All the the soil was transferred from the top end of the park by the Comrades Hall where a big clearing project took place on July 26th.
They all gave their Sunday time voluntarily – many thanks to them all!

The trough is now awaiting the attention and care of village resident Ruth from Fullers to make it lush and pretty.

* Please also notice the new gate which was made and erected by Malcolm Heaver 🙂 *

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