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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The Official UK Coronavirus Dashboard

Updated late this afternoon, the Government’s UK Coronavirus Dashboard with an interactive map.

You can browse cases data for specific areas within the UK. The map displays weekly data, which are updated everyday. This image shown here is our local area.  Use the slider on the online map to select a week-ending date.

Key to interactive online map:

  • Local view: The default zoom level shows Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLA).
    Zoom in for more details, including Lower Tier Local Authorities (LTLA) and Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOA).
  • Suppressed rates: MSOA level rates are suppressed where there have been fewer than 3 cases in a seven-day period. This is to protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure.
  • More details: Click on an area to see more detailed cases data for the most recent time period available – including seven day case rates and direction of change.
  • When zoomed to very small areas, data for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not available.

To view the full interactive map and explore other postcodes, Click HERE.

Output areas (OA) were created for Census data, specifically for the output of census estimates. The UK Census is undertaken every 10 years, with the most recent being on 27 March 2011. If you would like to read more on Census Geography, please click HERE.

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Councillor Simon Christopher’s Report

Our local Councillor Simon Christopher has granted permission for his report to be shared to the public via Broadwindsor.

Here is his report:

“I am writing this report after the announcement of the National Lockdown on Thursday 5 November 2020 . I have had a long discussion with the hard working council leader Mr Flower on the impact of lockdown for residents and businesses.

I look forward to the virtual parish council meeting but thought I would share some of my thoughts now.

I have stressed  to Mr Flower the importance of keeping services available to local residents, our transport network and looking forward to the future where we can  for example keep our local leisure centres open. Leisure centres are used often by the young , who have suffered so much by restrictions since March  2020 and by the young at heart and they contribute so much for physical and mental well being.  I have subsequently made all other 81 Dorset Councillors aware of my views.

I appreciate many of us do not use leisure centres for their exercises and I would comment that  I have also spoken with Russell Goff  of Dorset Council re footpaths. Russell  is aware of my concern that all footpaths are open and not blocked.  Russell informs me that there is also a busy programme of stile replacement and footbridge replacement  Should you have any concerns re particular footpaths please contact Russell and myself. Footpaths and walking will be more important than ever this Autumn/Winter for the physical and mental health of many of us.  I would however stress that there is a constant concern from farmers and landowners throughout The Marshwood Vale Ward, about dogs attacking and worrying sheep.  I have noted some landowners imploring dog owners to keep their dogs on a short lead.

We will now have a lockdown that will bring new challenges to both residents and business’s and hope that the restrictions  will not continue past 2nd December . The lockdown will be be different  from previous where there were only a few types of businesses and amenities that could stay open . Now it appears it is a case of what has to be closed by HM Government until 2nd December. Dorset Council  car parks  and recycling centres will stay open. This leads me onto to the question of council car par parking charges that has had much consideration in the local press. I would wish to receive your thoughts but would point out the costs of having  road surfaces in good condition etc is high .  I am continuing to press for the funds to be made available to reopen Norway Lane down to Stoke Abbott.

I repeat  from previous reports any comments /criticism of highways please pass them on to me!

Schools will this time stay open despite the new lockdown and I keep in regular touch with the portfolio holder Andrew Parry. Again ,please let me have any comments re the reopening of the school and also how school buses are working.

I am pleased that Broadwindsor Cricket Club is seemingly making progress on purchasing the ground.  I am lobbying the Highways portfolio holder for safer pedestrian access to it.

One of the things that has been noticeable has been an increase in correspondence from those in Assured Shorthold Tenancy   properties in the private sector and those in social housing questioning whether I can assist in them moving from villages in West Dorset into our local towns .

I would be pleased to receive your further thoughts on what can be done better in respect of local bus provision so I  can once more lobby portfolio holder  Councillor Ray Bryan .

We face huge challenges in terms of employment with the threat not just to Jobs within the aeronautical sector in South Somerset and Dorset but also the threat to jobs at Oscar Meyer across the border in Chard. For farmers the future has rarely looked more uncertain with a  seeming no -deal Brexit looming , uncertainty as to what ultimately replaces the existing subsidy scheme and the future of our West Dorset abattoir being questioned .

With no farmers discussion club evenings ( greatly missed ) ,village halls typically standing empty, social isolation is often very much the order of the day Never has good broadband and mobile coverage been so important. Again please let me have your comments suggestions and concerns for relaying to portfolio holders and our MP.

I continue to receive comments from residents about planning applications in the Broadwindsor  Parish area.

As the weather deteriorates ,please do let me have your comments re any local drains ,road surfaces and hedges and verges etc that are giving concern. There has been perhaps some decrease in e mails complaining about speeding and an increase in complaints about damage caused by off roading groups.  I continue to correspond with officers and the portfolio holder about speeding and road safety.

I have passed on your concerns re the desirability of greater police resources in the Ward to, amongst others , our MP Council members are focusing their attention on the budget for 2021/2022 and also the new Dorset Local Plan . The cabinet of the Council will  consider the property portfolio of the Council . We look to meet the future challenges of an ageing population , ever increasing demand for resources generally and a poor financial position. The council will accordingly look to make the best use of these various asset types. This  will ,for instance, involve assessing commercial returns as a landlord, management of 130 or so car parks and assessing the amount of office space that will need to be retained.

As we approach the eleventh day of the eleventh month I reflect on what my ancestors in the Marshwood Vale and all their friends had to deal with and believe that their experiences may just put everything into perspective !

Councillor Simon Christopher 
Dorset Councillor Marshwood Vale 

Tel: 07798 833 715 

Dorset Councillor for The Marshwood Vale Ward”

https://www.simonchristopher.info/

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Stop Press: Online Council Meeting Zoom Details

Due to a technical issue – the new details are:

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Meeting ID: 899 1041 4222

Passcode: 131372

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 9th November 2020

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 9th November 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 858 2158 2924
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

Residents are then invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda. (There is the opportunity for Public Participation towards the end of the meeting)
Reports are to be expected from Councillor Simon Christopher (Dorset Council) and Dorset Police.

There will be an update on the fundraising from Bridport Cricket Club.

The Parish Council will give their response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19): their actions and support during this second Lockdown and community updates from the Councillors.

Climate Change Emergency will be discussed with an update from the Working Group and Climate & Ecological Emergency Strategy Consultation.

They will then be reviewing the contracts and approving the formal adoption of the BT Telephone Kiosks in Broadwindsor and Drimpton.

There is just the one Planning Application to be considered:
WD/D/20/002170, Manor Farmhouse, Bridport Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RD.

There are several parking issues being addressed regarding our Highways:
a. Report from the Footpaths Officer
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Installation of Kissing Gates Update
d. Speed Indicator Device Update
e. Reported Highway Problems Update
f. Parking in Broadwindsor Square
g. Car Parking Area Outside Broadwindsor School
h. Common Water Lane Verges

After a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust on the topic of Affordable Housing and after any Matters of Interest and Information that may arise, there is the Public Participation, where residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 12th October

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 12 October 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 820 9569 3135
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

There is a vacancy for Burstock Ward.

Residents are then invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda. (There is the opportunity for Public Participation towards the end of the meeting)
Reports are to be expected from Councillor Simon Christopher (Dorset Council) and Dorset PoliceBroadwindsor.org will be making a presentation too.

Councillors will deliver their updates on their response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) and how they are supporting our vulnerable residents.

Following the Correspondence (our Community Stores are requesting support to purchase an Outdoor Customer Shelter) and Accounts, there are no new Planning Applications received this month but there are two results:

  • WD/D/20/001368, 16 Trusthams, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QB: Approved
  • WD/D/20/000706, Blackdown House, Coombe Water Lane, Blackdown, DT8 3LE: Approved

There will be Reports from Blackdown Village Hall Committee and from Broadwindsor Cricket Club.  Support is to be confirmed for the future development of Comrades Hall and Bernards’ Place.

Several issues are addressed with the Highways Department:
a. Report from the Footpaths Officer
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Installation of Kissing Gates Update
d. Speed Indicator Device Update (SID)
e. Winter Salt Bins and Dumpy Bags
f. Hedgerow Removal Notice – Land North of B3162, Laymore, Winsham, Chard, TA20 4NT

After a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust on the topic of Affordable Housing and after any Matters of Interest and Information that may arise, there is the Public Participation, where residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

At the very end of the meeting the FMR Trust will address the following:

  • To receive the Finance Report (Balance £3,672.07 as of 30 September 2020)
  • To approve payment of £226.00 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (Trust Administration)
  • To consider a grant for Broadwindsor Cricket Club (Support Purchase Cost of Site)

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Dorset Young Farmers

Dorset YFC is part of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). This is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.  Established in 1921 NFYFC heads a nationwide body of 662 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) throughout England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people with an interest in agriculture and the countryside.
Their HQ is based at the Stinsford Business Centre in Kingston Maurward near Dorchester and they are a Registered Charity No: 301209.

Local Clubs are:

  • Beaminster Young Farmers – a thriving club for any young person aged between 10-26yrs. They currently have 37 members including, Farmers, Carpenters, Engineers, and people attending School and University.  They do a great deal of fundraising are earlier in the year presented a cheque to Fortuneswell Cancer Trust in the sum of £500.00.
    *They usually meet on alternate Tuesday nights at The Red Lion, 7.30pm – 9pm.
    Contact: Club & County Chairman Matt Frampton HERE
    (County Organiser Tracy Hounsome is currently dealing with all correspondence and Zoom meetings while Matt bravely continues his battle with cancer).
  • Marshwood Vale Young Farmers is another thriving club always usually active. with over 40 members, their club age also ranges from 10-26 years. Every year they raise great amounts of money to a charity which they choose every year. A popular fundraiser is their annual Winter Ball.
    *They usually meet every 1st Tuesday of the month at Broadoak Village Hall for 7:45pm.
    Contact: Club Chairman Tom Turner on 07824 447678, Club Secretary Lindsey Johnson on 07741 470474 or Club Secretary Hannah Bowditch on 07840 984637. Alternatively please email:marshwoodvaleyfc@gmail.com.

*Meetings cancelled due to Covid-19, Government Guidelines and Regulations.  Zoom meetings are taking place! The NFYFC has produced a full guidance document on what YFCs need to do for organising activities and meetings. NFYFC has made further updates to these Covid-Secure guidelines, which have been prepared with the support of the National Youth Agency. For more information, click HERE.

Orchid: Fighting Male CancerAlthough the Quiz is now over, you can still donate to Orchid Cancer through JustGiving HERE as the clubs continue to show their support to their Chairman. Orchid Cancer fund research, awareness and support to save men’s lives from all types of male cancer.

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Learn Zoom for Meetings at 2pm on September 14th

The Plunkett Foundation gave a huge amount of encouragement and advice to get our community shop, Broadwindsor Community Stores up and running. Tomorrow (Monday 14th September) they are holding a free webinar at 2pm to guide you through the process of holding your AMM/AGM online using Zoom.

Zoom is free to use.  Download it HERE.

The webinar is aimed at community businesses who may have been planning to hold their meetings face-to-face, but with new government guidelines restricting group sizes, are having to make the move to online.  Plunkett’s Community Business Manager, Alison Macklin, will provide a step-by-step guide to basic online meeting protocols, including:

  • Setting up and advertising the AGM/AMM
  • Registration
  • Basic settings on Zoom
  • Sharing screens
  • Managing AGM entry (waiting room)
  • Managing Q & A
  • Voting online
  • Motions online
  • Chat box on Zoom
  • Recording
  • Making it available at a later date for those who couldn’t attend

Get the Meeting Link HERE

Meeting ID: 91222499634

This webinar will be recorded and will be available to watch back on the The Plunkett Foundation website.
If you’re unable to join in on the day, please call on 01993 810 730. They have a friendly team who are happy to talk through your ideas, whatever stage you’re at.
Their helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can email: info@plunkett.co.uk.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 14th September

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 14 September 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 857 1410 9082
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

There will be Reports from the Village Hall Committees of Broadwindsor (Comrades Hall Committee), Drimpton (Drimpton Village Hall and Recreational Trust) and Blackdown (Blackdown Village Hall Committee).  Reports are also expected from Councillor Simon Christopher* (Dorset Council) and Dorset Police.

This month’s meeting also includes the following Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:

  • WD/D/20/001756, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PX
  • WD/D/20/001880, Notification of Adoption of Telephone Kiosk, The Square, Broadwindsor
  • WD/D/20/000052, Blackbird Cottage, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD
  • WD/D/20/000053, Blackbird Cottage, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD
  • WD/D/20/001912, Potwell Farm, Potwell Farm Road, Mosterton, DT8 3HG

together with the following Application Results:

  • WD/D/19/002200, Land Adjacent to Hayes Barn, Broadwindsor: Refused
  • WD/D/20/000157, Glebe Cottage, Church Path, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QE: Request for confirmation of compliance with conditions 3 (Complied), 4 (Partially Complied) & 5 (Partially Complied) of listed building consent WD/D/19/002473)
  • WD/D/20/001499, Cambridge House, The Square, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QD: Approved

Following the approval of development at Netherhay last month – there will also be a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust.

Cllr_SC*Councillor Simon Christopher gave up his role as Chair of the Area Planning Committee at the end of last month to concentrate on problems locally arising from the A35. He will also no longer sit as a member of the Dorset Council Audit and Governance Committee, although he still remains a Dorset Councillor.
A separate post on Cllr. Simon Christopher, with reference to his interview with Trevor Bevins at the Dorset Echo on 31st August 2020 and his interaction with Broadwindsor residents will be published sometime next week.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 13th July

BW Parish CouncilBroadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform later this month .  All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE together with earlier agendas from previous meetings.

The meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday, July 13th 2020 and can be accessed HERE.
T
he Meeting ID is: 898 4869 2637.
Zoom is Free! –
Sign Up and get it HERE

As well as their normal issues: Planning Applications and Payments; Highways and Housing – there will be Community Updates from Councillors regarding the issue of the Coronavirus.

After Matters Arising, residents are invited to participate to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues relating to this Agenda.  Also at this point, there will be a report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council and a report from Dorset Police.
The public are invited a second time (which can be a 90 minute wait) to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

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