Broadwindsor Film Club – Friday, 18th February

At the start of the Half term holiday, Broadwindsor Community Film Club’s February offering is ‘Cruella’ (12)

Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring: Emma Stone, Emman Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby howell-Baptiste , Mark Strong & John McCrea. 

Emma Stone stars as one of cinema’s most notorious and stylish villains, Cruella de Vil.  Determined to become a successful fashion designer, a creative young grifter named Estella (Stone) teams with a pair of mischievous thieves to survive on the London streets.  But when her flair for fashion catches the eye of the legendary designer Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), Estella rises to become the raucous, revenge-bent “Cruella”.

  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4
  • Refreshments available, including a bar.
  • Please wear your mask when moving around the hall.
  • Seats MUST be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma Myersbroadwindsorem@gmail.com or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

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Work Starts At Comrades Hall – Monday 10th January

Work begins on Monday, 10th January at the Comrades Hall to replace the central heating system. An air source heat pump system is being installed to replace the current old oil-fired system. In addition, they are installing 36 solar panels (PVs) across 3 roof surfaces.

The electricity generated will power the daytime use in the Hall, with the surplus directed to heating the water, and any remaining surplus after that sent to the National Grid. These installations will greatly reduce the carbon footprint of our village hall. This work is being funded largely thanks to grant funding awarded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Low Carbon Dorset.

Obviously there will be disruption to normal hall usage while this work is taking place, but please be assured that  Post Office services and Comrades Arms sessions will still take place as usual, and that any existing hall bookings will be able to go ahead.

Please direct any enquiries to Chairman, David Leader: 01308 868275.
Thank you.

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#NoChildLeftBehind – Email Your MP

Incredible as it may sound, 4,165 children in West Dorset are trapped in poverty. That equates to 28%. That also doesn’t include the figures for 2021. No Child Left Behind have launched their campaign and to date, at the time of publishing, our local representative in Parliament, Conservative MP for Dorset, Chris Loder has NOT yet taken the following pledge:

As a member of Parliament, I pledge to do everything in my power so that no child is left behind in West Dorset:

  • I call for the development of a cross-Government strategy to eradicate the poverty faced by the 4.3 million children currently growing up trapped in poverty.
  • I will use my vote and voice in Parliament to try to stop an expected 730,000 more children being plunged into poverty by 2024.

We must value and invest in all our children, so they are supported to learn, succeed, and go on to have bright futures.

 What to write?  An example email is provided HERE at the No Child Left Behind website.

The No Child Left Behind campaign is fighting to break down the barriers poverty puts up around equal access to education.

Please visit nochildleftbehind.org.uk for further information.

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Join Broadwindsor’s PCC 100 Club

Different from Broadwindsor’s 100 club run by the Comrades Hall Committee which raises funds for the Comrades Hall,, the PCC 100 Club raises funds for our church, St. John the Baptist church. A note from their secretary…

Thank you for all your support over the past year. It is now time to think of this year.  So please! Subscriptions are due for the year 2022.
There are spare numbers if you wish to join.  contact details below.

  • Cost: £12 for the year. Half of the subscription goes to the Church.
  • The Draw: takes place every 2nd Saturday of each month.
  • Prizes: 1st – £15.00; 2nd – £10.00; 3rd – £7.00 & 4th – £5.00
    In June & December: 1st – £50; 2nd, 3rd & 4th – £20.00 each.

Subscriptions can be left at Broadwindsor’s village shop. Please put in an envelope with your name and address and marked for ‘Robin‘. Cash or cheque.
Cheques should be made payable to: Broadwindsor PCC 100 Club.
A further alternative is through the letterbox at 8, Redlands Lane.

It would also be helpful if you could advise me if you do not wish to continue with the Club.
Thank you.

Robin Louden – 01308 867997

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Epiphany – Thursday, 6th January

Wednesday 5th is the day to take down and remove your Christmas decorations – the Twelfth Night.  According to the first tradition, those who fail to remember to remove their Christmas decorations on Epiphany Eve must leave them untouched until Candlemas (2nd February), the second opportunity to remove them; failure to observe this custom is considered inauspicious. Other Christian countries historically remove them on Candlemas, the conclusion of Epiphanytide.

Other popular Epiphany customs include:

  • Chalking the Door: either on Twelfth Night (5th January), the twelfth day of Christmastide and eve of the feast of the Epiphany, or on Epiphany Day (6th January) itself, many Christians (including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics, among others) write on their doors with chalk in a pattern such as 20 ✝ C ✝ M ✝ B ✝ 22, with the numbers referring “to the calendar year (20 and 22, for instance, for this year, 2022); the crosses stand for Christ; and the letters have a two-fold significance: C, M and B are the initials for the traditional names of the Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar), but they are also an abbreviation of the Latin blessing Christus mansionem benedicat, which means, May Christ bless this house.
  • Having one’s house blessed – contact Rev. Jo 🙂
  • Epiphany singing: Star singers also known as Epiphany singers, or Star boys’ singing procession (England), are children and young people walking from house to house with a star on a rod and often wearing crowns and dressed in clothes to resemble the Three Magi.  Nowadays, it is not only boys who sing and they no longer go from house to house.
  • Consuming Three Kings Cake: now replaced with Christmas cake, it was frequently baked witho a bean hidden in one side and a pea hidden in the other; the man/lord finding the bean became King for the night, while the woman/lady finding the pea became the Queen – also known as the Lord or Lady of Misrule. Earlier, in the time of Shakespeare, there was only a Lord of Misrule, chosen by the hidden bean, reflected in Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night‘.
  • Winter swimming: Typically outdoors or in an unheated pool.
  • Attending Church services – please visit HERE for more information.

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Watch Live Launch Of James Webb Telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the famous Hubble telescope, is scheduled to launch today, Dec. 25, 2021.

The Webb space telescope will launch on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 12.20pm GMT.

Space.com will share live updates about the new space observatory before, during and after the launch – you can follow it all HERE.

Merry Christmas!Christmas Garland

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Broadwindsor Makes Tabloid News!

Our humble village of Broadwindsor made The Sun tabloid newspaper this Christmas with the story of the fake speed camera put up by a village resident on the Drimpton Road who had had enough with speeding cars…

Read the full story HERE.

Merry Christmas!Christmas Garland

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Festive Hamper Winner

Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Christmas Hamper raffle draw was held in the village shop at 3pm today in the presence of Chairman. Adrian Gray and Margeret Wing with ticket being selected by Martin Burt.

The winning ticket was a pink ticket number 660 purchased by Hursey residents, Janet and John Iveson.

The Festive Hamper has been delivered to the winners who understandably are very pleased and grateful.

Thanks to all those supporting the raffle which raised £204. This money will be used to support village events next year.

Merry Christmas!Christmas Garland

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Broadwindsor Community Stores Festive Opening Hours

A HUGE Shout Out and Merry Christmas to all the wonderful staff and volunteers at our marvellous community village shop 🙂

Here are the times the shop will be open over the Christmas period:

  • Friday 24th, Christmas Eve: 7.30am – 4pm
  • Saturday 25th, Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Sunday 26th, Boxing Day: 10am – 12noon
  • Monday 27th, Bank Holiday: 7.30am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 28th, Bank Holiday: 7.30am -4pm
  • Wednesday 29th, Normal hours: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Thursday 30th, Normal hours: 7.30am – 6pm
  • Friday 31st, New Year’s Eve/Hogmonay: 7.30am -4pm
  • Saturday 1st, New Year’s Day: 8am – 12noon
  • Sunday 2nd, Normal hours: 8am – 12noon
  • Monday 3rd, Bank Holiday: 8am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 4th: Return to normal hours.

Follow Broadwindsor Community Stores on Facebook HERE.

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Broadwindsor Film Club – Friday, 21st January ’22

Broadwindsor Community Film club begins the new year with “Respect” (12).

Directed by Liesl Tommy and starring Jennifer Hudson with Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron. Tituss Burgess and Mary J. Blige the film follows the rise of Aretha Franklin‘s career from a young child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. “Respect” is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice and become the Queen of Soul.

  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4
  • Refreshments available, including a bar.
  • Please wear your mask when moving around the hall.
  • Seats MUST be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma Myersbroadwindsorem@gmail.com or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

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