As the Half Term Holidays approach, many parents may wonder how they can keep their children both occupied and stimulated. Expense is frequently a consideration too.
The National Trust have 50 suggestions of what you could do – at no or minimal expense – on their 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾. From Welly wandering and flying a kite to setting up a snail race and making a home for wildlife – fun is practically guaranteed 🙂
Print out their chart and get planning! There’s absolutely nothing to prevent those over 11¾ taking part too!
Instructions and guides on each of the fifty activities can be found HERE.
You can download the complete list to view and/or print out for your child’s wall to mark off – Click HERE.
Closure of the B3164 between Broadwindsor & Whetley Cross @ 09:30 > 15:30
Summary of Route Alterations:
Normal route to A3066 Whetley Cross, then continuing on the A3066, then on to Tunnel Road towards Beaminster, then right on to B3163 Clay Lane, then the B3163 towards Broadwindsor, then the B3164, then the normal line of route towards Bridport.
Normal route to Broadwindsor, then on to the B3164 High Street, then on to B3163 Clay Lane, then left on to A3066 Tunnel Road, then the A3066 towards Whetley Cross, then the normal line of route towards Yeovil.
09.30 & 12.50 services 6 from Bridport towards Yeovil are affected.
12.55 service 6 from Yeovil towards Bridport is affected.
The service will run approximately 15-20 minutes late.
They apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your travel arrangements.
Once reaching the target of £30,000, The Save The White Lion campaign has hit the media the past few days, featuring in the Dorset Echo, the Bridport News and on Dorset Live. Today, they featured on BBC‘s lunchtime edition of Spotlight…it is hoped that it may get more air time in this evening’s edition at 6.30pm.
…and it did…
The Crowdfunder campaign runs until 9th February.
Please click HERE to donate.
At Drimpton Village Hall on Wednesday, 9th February they are showing: “THE LAST BUS” (12) 82 minutes.
Directed by GilliesMacKinnon and starring Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan.
Tom, an elderly widower, takes a nostalgic journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End using just his bus pass and local buses.
This is a mission to fulfil a promise made to his late wife. There are incidences…good and bad…and Tom finds himself a focus of interest as local people that he comes across are drawn into his progress and he becomes a bit of a celebrity.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Drimpton Film Club Members – Free entry.
Guests – £4
Refreshments available: Wine, Beer, Tea & Coffee.
The hall will be ventilated, seats socially distanced and we ask that you wear a mask until seated. For any queries, information etc. please contact Diana Leake on 01308 867172.
The Comrades Arms’ doors continue to open at 6pm on Tuesdays (Nat’s Chippy Van night), Fridays and Saturdays.
You might want to book in for the Curry Night which is happening on Saturday 19 Feb. Looks set to be deliciously good fun, with profits going to White Lion funds. Our village chefs will be Simon, Peter, Val and Malcolm. The menu of choice is below:
When he was elected in December 2019, Mr Loder’s claims were the lowest of the five Dorset MPs.Last year Chris Loder claimed higher business costs and expenses than any other new MP during the the 2019-20 financial year, costing the taxpayer around £71,000.
This year, West Dorset MP Chris Loder claimed £256,176 in expenses last year, figures reported yesterday by Dorset Echo & Bridport News’ digital reporter Sam Greaseley-Machin – the eighth highest amount.
That is £52,296 more than the average £203,880 claim from March 2020-March 2021.
South Dorset MP Richard Drax‘s claim was among the lower end nationally at £173,907.63 – around £159,000 of that being staff costs.
North Dorset’s Simon Hoare claimed £212,892.94.
MP for mid-Dorset and North Poole, Michael Tomlinson claimed £217,449.59.
Mr Loder, whose claim was made up of office, staff, travel and accommodation costs –
You can determine how finanacially prudent Chris Loder MP has been and view further details HEREon the IPSA website. The IPSA is the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, the independent body that regulates and administers the business costs and decides the pay and pensions of the 650 elected MPs and their staff in the UK.
Chris Loder MP claimed £256,176 in expenses. This is while our country was in Lockdown.This is in addition to his £81,932 salary as of 2020.
The Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust Board is absolutely delighted that they have taken a step closer to provision of 15 housing units for affordable rent for our Parish area, with the commencement of work on their development site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton. Board members and the community have, over a period of 6 years, been very involved with the planning and design of these badly needed homes, and thy are very excited to see things actually happening at last! The CLT took ownership of the site on 24th November 2021. The main contractor CG Fry started work on 13th December, fencing off the site, creating the initial site office and facilities, removing turf and creating a working roadway before Christmas. From the beginning of January 2022, further ground condition surveys have been taking place to inform strategy on foundations, and initial trenches have been dug for drainage. The contract term is set for completion by April 2023.
CG Fry has agreed to the CLT Board’s request for 4-5 site Open Days to be organised across the construction period so that community members can visit the site and talk to staff members of both CG Fry and Abri (our Housing Association partner). They will let you know when these are scheduled in due course.
During the construction phase BGP CLT is running a community project, to include a series of music, arts and crafts events in Drimpton, which will be open for participation to everyone in the Broadwindsor Parish area. This project is being coordinated for us by Andrew Pastor, with the help of Brian Hesketh and Francesca Hurrell.
To be eligible for one of these new homes, please apply now to join the Dorset Council Housing Register HERE notifying them of your interest in this CLT housing development in Drimpton.
The principal aim of the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT is to provide a small development of affordable housing for rent to people with a direct connection to the villages within this Parish:
If you have any questions about the development or the housing, please contact: David Leader (Chair, BGP CLT) – email@example.com,
Anyone interested in being part of the current and future CLT community projects are invited to contact: Sheila Hawkins – firstname.lastname@example.org for a CLT membership.
Learn more at their website HERE.
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.
The Save the White Lion Crowdfunding campaign has achieved it’s target of £30,000.
The following statement was released:
“This is a real testament to the power of a close-knit, caring community in which good things happen. Thanks to you, we can now sign a tenanacy agreement with the brewery and get the refurbishment done. If all goes according to plan, we hope to open the doors of The White Lion well in time for Easter. Additional money raised above the £30,000 target will help woth additional working capital and give us a good start on sprucing up the courtyard garden in time for the summer season.
In the meantime, take a collective bow. Thank you to all of you. you’re phenomenal!”