The SILVER SURFERS computer club instigated and enthusiastically fostered by the late Gordon Murray has been going now for several years. In that time we have had lots of satisfied customers. Our aim is to provide friendly help and advice to anyone with an interest in using their computer, be it a Laptop or the increasingly popular Tablet.
Over the years the applications have been many and varied; sometimes its a computer glitch but mostly it is discussing and demonstrating, on a one-to one basis, particular features of the computer. Such features have included emailing, the use of 'Google for gaining information on almost any subject under the sun, on-line shopping (Amazon and the like), investigating local planning applications, the use of SKYPE whereby it is possible to conduct a face-to-face conversation on the computer screen with a family member or friend, on-line banking, finding cheaper train tickets, TV and radio on-line, photographic imagery, and more.
We, the mentors (usually there are two or three of us available) will continue to operate at the Broadmayne Village Hall on a Thursday morning from 10.00 a.m. to Noon. No need to book- just drop in. Open to all in Broadmayne, West Knighton, Warmwell and Owermoigne. There is no charge; you can make a small donation if you so wish.
THE CORNER HOUSE STORES
The shop is for sale.
The Broadmayne Community Shop Committee has been formed from volunteers to look into the possibility of the community buying it and running it as a Community Shop. They have been working hard and are nearing the point where they will be putting the proposition to the village and looking for investment and pledges to volunteer to work in the shop.
Keep an eye out for news of more developments.
For more details click on the link on the right to visit their website.
Parish Council Meetings
The agenda for the meeting to be held on the 7th September and the draft minutes of the meeting held on the 7th September can be found by following the Parish Council link in the left hand column of this page.
Superfast Broadband is now in Broadmayne !!!
Customers can now buy new services - and some have already. Some are reporting speeds of around 27 mbytes!
Check with your chosen provider to see what you can achieve.
VILLAGE HALL and PLAYING FIELD PROJECT
AT LAST, work is underway to refurbish the Changing Room block.
Although we have had to reduce our ambitions due to the costs we will still achieve a significant improvement in the facilities, which will be of benefit to footballers and others using the playing field.
We look forward to continuing support from the village and from hall and playing field users – particularly when the fund raising for the hall extension really starts!
The Black Dog - UPDATE
As you will know The Black Dog is now open - don't forget, as with any other business, "Use it or loose it"
Community Speed Watch
A small group of volunteers have already started checking vehile speeds through the village.
More volunteers would be helpful and if you want to know more please contact Cllr. David Eaglestone.
FREE! Home Safety Check
Prevention is always better than cure and the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) are very keen on prevention.
Without any charge they will visit your house for a Home Safety Check and will help you to recognise the risks in your home and how to reduce or prevent them. They will help with an escape plan and will leave you with working fire alarms, which may well include fitting alarms free of charge.
BE SAFE – call now to arrange a free visit – 0800 038 2323
Think about your neighbours and friends, are they vulnerable, are they likely to be at risk, are they prepared?
Have a word with them suggest a call from the Home Safety Check Team.
One step further
– Wouldn’t it be great to have people actually in our midst watching out for the vulnerable and helping to keep them safe. That could easily be you. In 2-3 hours DFRS will train you to be part of their Safer Homes for Dorset programme so that you can make a valuable contribution to the safety and wellbeing of your community.
For more information contact the Community Engagement and Inclusion team:
Jill Warburton – email@example.com
or 01305 252692
Michelle Skipp – firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01305 252673
WALKS AROUND BROADMAYNE
The first of a series of walks exploring the countryside around Broadmayne has been published.
Click on the "Broadmayne Walks" link on the left to download the route and map.
Have you ever suffered at the hands of fraudsters or know someone that has? Did you report the matter or would you like information about fraud, then click on the link to the right of this page.
FLOOD PROTECTION FOR BROADMAYNE HOMES
Broadmayne Parish Council can make sand bags available to householders in the event of a threat of flooding.
If sandbags are required you should contact any Parish Councillor and they will be able to give immediate assistance.
Village Hall Bookings
Should you wish to hire the Village Hall, which is ideal for parties or dances, you can contact....
Age Concern Bus Service
the Bookings Secretary, Mrs Beryl Stewart-Smith
on telephone number 077 4847 4715... or e-mail her on email@example.com
Age Concern Dorchester's once a month minibus shopping service curently has a few spaces. The service is funded by Social Care & Health, it costs £2.00 to register, and then only £1.50 per trip. This can be a lifeline to older people who cannot access public transport." said Sally Goss, Services Manager at Age Concern Dorchester. For more information and an application form please phone 01305 269444. "you can also use the service for dentist or optician appointments on that first friday of the month, it need not just be for shopping. If you need to take a carer or wheelchair/walking aid with you, let us know."
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Updated on 09/21/2015 03:04 PM by sdiamond