Country Plumbing – Your Local Plumber

Located in Beaminster and serving the surrounding area, Dan & Kelly operate Country Plumbing. Photographed by Demmi Leigh Photography is Barley, a beautiful golden retriever and their youngest recruit 🙂

Country Plumbing offer a wide range of domestic and commercial services, whilst putting the customer and the environment at the heart of everything they do. Known for their progressive outlook and attention to detail, they will strive to exceed expectations.

Country Plumbing is a proud member of Check A Trade.
Operating Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm you can contact Dan or Kelly –

Wishing you every success with your business Dan, Kelly & Barley!

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Post Office Open Today

Despite National Industrial Action this weekend, Broadwindsor’s Post Office Outreach service will be at the Comrades Hall this morning from 10am – 12.30pm. Thank you to the guys from Crewkerne!

You can also stop and enjoy a cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee thanks to the Post Office Users Group 🙂


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Off To The Post Office!

The Post Office Outreach service is open at the Comrades Hall this morning from 10am – 12.30pm and your dog is welcome to come in with you 🙂 Continue reading “Off To The Post Office!”

Meet Stewart Cochrane – Plasterer

Stewart is new to Broadwindsor, looking to relocate from Poole to be with his partner.

Stewart started in the trade when he left school 31 years ago, and has 27 years of plastering experience.

STC Plastering is a proud member of both Check A Trade, and the Buy With Confidence scheme which is run by Trading Standards. He also has a full CRB clearance.

I am happy to come out and give free estimates, and will always advise customers on what their options are and will always try to help them to save money where possible. I always give very clear cut estimates, and there are never any hidden extras.

  • I cover all aspects of plastering; from skimming, to overboarding, dry-lining, coving, rendering and floor screeding.
  • I work on large projects such as refurbishments and extensions; and smaller projects too…..no job is too small!
  • I will always try and give customers a fair price for their work, which is always carried out to my highest standard.
  • I pride myself on always being punctual, reliable, and tidy…and my feedback shows my customers agree!”

You can contact Stewart on:

As the photograph tells you, Stewart has already visited (and is impressed with) our community funded pub – the White Lion 🙂

Welcome to the village Stewart & Good Luck for your future!

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Old Village Shop Sold At Auction

Earlier this afternoon, the old village shop in the square sold for it’s guide price of £175,000 at Symonds & Sampson’s Property auction held in Sherborne. (More details of the property can be viewed HERE)

Alastair Boyd, with his wife Dee ran the shop for several years.  After Dee died, Alastair closed the shop and this led to the creation of our wonderful Broadwindsor Community Stores which opened in March 2013.

The Grade II Listed building has 3 bedroomed living accommodation above and a small garden at the rear. After lying empty for ten years, the property will require some modernisation and improvement.  With the necessary work that has to be done there together with the work going on at The White Lion – the look of Broadwindsor’s village square is rapidly changing.

We look forward to welcoming the new owner
and wish them every happiness in their new home 🙂

Thank you to Richard Thornborough for the photograph above which shows the village shop in the Edwardian era 🙂

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Meet Rick Dyke – Broadwindsor’s New Councillor

Hursey resident Rick Dyke has been co-opted to Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council to represent the Broadwindsor ward.

Since moving to Hursey with his wife Sara in 2020, Rick has been a regular volunteer at Broadwindsor Community Stores and is also a member of the Broadwindsor Community Pub Steering Group.

Rick is very interested in environmental issues and assists the local ECO Group in recycling items not currently collected by the council. Rick also supports many charities and is a committee member of the City of London branch of Cancer Research UK and an ambassador for ‘Hand of, a charity that gives children and young people unique creative opportunities to work alongside professional artists, musicians, archivists, academics and more..

We welcome Rick and wish him the very best for his new role.

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A Poet In Residence In The Village – Peter Roe

Peter Roe was born and raised a ‘Northern Lad’ in Buxton in the Peak District. He served in the RAF and has had a career with computers and emerging technologies in education. He has lived in Dorset for nearly twenty years and recently moved into Cambridge Barn in Broadwindsor. Peter is a performance poet and writer, a self confessed “Nerd” and “Technology Geek”. He is co-host of Bridport’s spoken word event Apothecary and the Second Bard of Caer Dur (Dorchester).

He has two published poetry collections and has recently been short listed and Highly Commended for a third collection written during lockdowns. Both Peter’s previous collections sold out and his second collection was reprinted last November. “I’m in Love With My Barista” is by turns a funny and heart warming romp through middle England in pursuit of love, revolution and vegetable boxes. Peter is a frequent performer across the SouthWest and is currently organising a spoken word event at The Roman Villa in Dorchester for Dorset Museums.

Broadwindsor.org has three copies of  Peter Roe’s “I’m in Love With My Barista” to give away.
All you have to do is…
Craft a Haiku
…about Broadwindsor or Dorset… That’s three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables and submit to info@broadwindsor.org by the 23rd of July.

 

Peter was recently shortlisted and won a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Hedgehog Poetry Full Fat Poetry Collection competition. Upon leaving his old home last month, Peter wrote ‘In You I Live…’

That first night with you I remember laying here
Listening to the sounds
Soft noises
As you relaxed
Releasing the days tension
Alien to me then
But now familiar
A part of me
Your rhythm has become mine
The breath and pace in your day
Matched with my own
To feel so welcome
Accepted
To feel your presence
Your warmth
Was special
Now as I place my things In boxes and bags
Ready to leave you
Sounds have changed
Noises echo
I feel you are more distant
This is as it should be
I go now to a new home
I hope she is as kind to me
As you have been…
                                        – Peter Roe – June 2021

Welcome to Broadwindsor Peter  🙂

May you be happy & healthy in your new home.

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