The village has many elderly residents, living in their own homes, in sheltered accommodation and in Broadwindsor House, a grand residential care home (shown in photograph).
There are 77 registered social housing properties in Broadwindsor, 34 of them are at Fullers: 1 and 2 bed properties built and managed by Magna Housing in 1984 offering sheltered accommodation.
There is a Community Hall at Fullers, used by the residents for tea & coffee gatherings as well as other functions.
There are several activities for the older generation to take part in from the Horticultural Society to Skittles – please look at the Groups & Associations page to see them all.
Public transport is always an issue in rural communities and Broadwindsor is no different. No buses operate at the moment.
Voltz Taxis, our local service have one car available for health/key workers and the elderly and the vulnerable. Tel: 08000 833 844
Many of our older residents volunteer at our marvellous community run shop. Shifts are only two hours. Full training on operating the till etc. is given and you will always work with someone by your side until you are confident (This created problems when social isolation began as many of the volunteers were at risk and had to socially isolate!).
We have a lovely Community Police Officer, Alex Bishop. He can be contacted by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org or his mobile: 07912 898983.
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There’s a temporary book exchange at the telephone box in the square.
People are asked to spray their books with an anti bacterial spray before leaving them for someone else.
Keeping in touch under lockdown . . .
Becoming increasingly popular is Zoom, a piece of software for your PC/Laptop/Mac (Click HERE to download) or an App for your smartphone (Links below).
You have to sign up, which is free and you’ll be asked for your email address and your date of birth. Once you have verified your email address, you can begin using Zoom. Zoom Client for Meetings will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. If you are having difficulties, you can download it HERE. All first-time Zoom users, upon joining their first meeting from a given device, are asked whether they would like their video to be turned OFF.
An online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California and now operating as one of Google’s subsidiaries, YouTube is now visited by over two billion logged-in users and over a billion hours of video are watched by people every day!
On St. George’s Day 2005, Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video to YouTube. The 18-second video, entitled “Me at the zoo,” features Karim, a YouTube cofounder, at the San Diego Zoo standing in front of a bunch of elephants.
Now you can view and/or listen to almost anything from all parts of the world.