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SALE of the Black Dog - UPDATE

At a meeting of the Community Group on Wednesday 5th February the group agreed that if it was judged that negotiations between Barry Crook and Punch Taverns were well advanced by the end of the 6 week moratorium, and likely to lead to completion of the sale soon after, then the group would not need to trigger a further 6 month delay in order to investigate making a bid of its own.

At the end of February it seemed that negotiations between Punch Taverns and Barry Crook were ongoing and likely to have a positive outcome. The 6 month moratorium was not triggered.

Following the Community Group's nomination of The Black Dog and The Corner House Stores to the West Dorset District Council both have been sucessfully listed as Assets of Community Value within the Community Right to Bid legislation set up under the Localism Act 2011.

Punch Taverns confirmed to WDDC that they intend to sell the Black Dog and so a 6 week moratorium, ending 4th March,began. During this period the Community Group had to decide if it would trigger a further 6 month moratorium during which it would try to work up a bid. See above

Representatives of the Community Group have met with Barry Crook, who is currently Punch's preferred prospective purchaser. The discussion was to determine Mr Crook's intentions for the future of the pub.

Mr Crook assured us that he fully intends to run the Black Dog as a public house.


A Planning Application has been submitted on behalf of the Parish Council This is a huge milestone for the project team and the village to have reached.

Thanks to all who supported the recent Quiz Evening which raised just over £1,000. An amazing result and a bonus for the project.

The Project Team believes that village’s aim to re-vitalise the Village Hall and Playing Fields has at last turned a significant corner. Some further fund raising will be needed but a serious re-think of the scale of the project has, we believe, made the build and the costs much more achievable.

You may be aware of the very ambitious plans developed by our architects and presented to the village at meetings in October 2012. These plans were costed for us and the results showed that we would never be able to raise sufficient funds to go ahead along those lines.

Recently the project team has been able to discuss with the Parish Council, the Village Hall Management Committee and the Playing Fields Association, a scheme which achieves most of the aims of the original brief but at a considerably reduced cost. The reduction has been achieved by planning a refurbishment of the present changing room block rather than its demolition and incorporation into the new build. This has enabled us to plan a much smaller single storey extension to the hall which still achieves a new brighter entrance hall, an enlarged and re-sited kitchen, new toilets and increased storage.

We look forward to continuing support from the village and from hall and playing field users – particularly when the fund raising starts!

Steve Diamond

Parish Council Meetings

The Adenda for the meeting to be held on the 7th April 2014 and the draft minutes of the meeting held on the 7th April can be found by following the Parish Council link in the left hand column of this page.

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 – or 01305 252692
Michelle Skipp – or 01305 252673


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.

Dorset Police Scam Busters Website Now Live

Dorset Police have created a NEW website to assist parishoners with scams that are currently happening in Dorset just click on the link on the righthandside of the sceen

National Crime Map Website

Dorset Police has recently been involved in the creation of a new national website, launched today, to give you more local information about crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). You can visit the site at or click on the link to the right of this page.While the site has safeguards in place to protect the identity of individuals and victims of crime, this new level of crime, ASB and local policing information will, we hope, encourage you and your community to tell us about any concerns you may have about crime and disorder in your area. We also hope it will highlight the importance of individuals and
communities taking action to prevent crime and getting involved in working with or supporting your local Safer Neighbourhood Teams to tackle crime and ASB in your area.

As well as allowing you to find out information about crime in your area, it should also help you to hold your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and our partners to account for the action jointly we are taking to deal with issues that matter locally to you.

We rely on you to tell us how well the team and their partners are tackling crime and other policing issues in your area. If you think more should be done to tackle crime or that improvements could be made to the type of action that is taken, then please do attend a one of the team’s public or street corner meetings or contact your
local Safer Neighbourhood Team directly.

Our police officers and police community support officers and are keen to work with you to find solutions to help us to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour together.

Further information about your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, details of future events and meetings will be accessible from or by logging onto

Yours faithfully,
Martin Baker QPM
Chief Constable


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.


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....
the Bookings Secretary, Mrs Beryl Stewart-Smith
on telephone number 077 4847 4715... or e-mail her on

Age Concern

Age Concern Bus Service
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."

Created on 08/29/2003 05:51 PM by kelvinjury
Updated on 04/20/2014 03:26 PM by sdiamond
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