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West Knighton road closure - 23rd April to 27th May

Wessex Water inform us that the road through West Knighton will be closed just beyond The New Inn for major water supply works for the above period.

101 Bus Service
For the period, the 101 service will be affected as follows:

To Dorchester
Catch the bus only on Main Street near the bus shelter (the bus will not go up Knighton Lane).

From Dorchester
The bus will turn off the A352 to go to West Knighton at the turning just after Whitcombe. It will then come down Knighton Lane before turning on Main Street to go to Warmwell and Crossways.

The 07:30 bus and the Hardy's school morning bus will run as normal (i.e. through the road works)

West Knighton residents going to Dorchester will either have to catch the bus and go via Crossways or catch the Dorchester bus at Main Street, Charlemont Cross.

Emergency Plan

I am in the process of updating our Emergency plan, if you would like to help or able to volunteer, Then please either contact the Clerk or Councillor Kelvin Jury.

Drop in sessions have been arranged for the following dates 11th & 18th April in the Methodist Church Hall at 7:30 pm please pop along if you want to know more tea and biscuits will be supplied

Many thanks

Kelvin Jury


Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start


Watch films with friends without having to leave the village! (Visitors from outside the village always welcome!)
Ask anyone who has been - this is an enjoyable evening out.

Thursday 2nd June - Spotlight (Oscar winner Best Film)
True story of tenacious Boston Globe reporters who uncovered a massive scandal of child abuse and cover-up within the local Catholic Church and the legal and political establishments.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams

Thursday 7th July - 45 Years
Charlotte Rampling has won many awards for this role staring alongside Tom Courtenay as a couple planning their 45 anniversary party whose relationship is shaken by the discovery of the body of the husband’s ex-girlfriend frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps.

Tea, Coffee and Choc Ices available. Bring your own wine - use our glasses.

Parish Council Meetings

The agenda for the meeting to be held on the 4th April and the draft minutes of the meeting held on the 4th April can be found by following the Parish Council link in the left hand column of this page.

Silver Surfers

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.



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.


The Changing Room block at the playing field HAS BEEN REFURBISHED

The footballers are already using the refurbished facilities and are very pleased with them.

We can now turn our attention back to the Village Hall.

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!

Steve Diamond

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.


Have you ever suffered at the hands of fraudsters or know someone that has? Did you report the matter to the Police or would you like information about fraud, then click on the link to the right of this page. If you have not contacted Dorset Police, then give them a call on 101 for advice. If there are local enquiries that can be made then Dorset Police will deal.


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 05/12/2016 11:03 AM by sdiamond
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