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The small friendly group who play Short Mat Bowls on a Friday evening in the Village Hall is looking for new members and invite you to ....
a "Taster Session" on the 20th January at 7pm in the Village Hall

They will loan you bowls so you just need to bring shoes with totally flat soles or socks and your enthusiasm. Their experienced members will give you guidance.
If you are interested go along to the session or contact Carrie Tel: 852285


St Martin's Community Hall

Buy an imaginary brick and win a beautiful box!

“Why?” I hear you ask. Well, as well as being in with a chance of winning a lovely keepsake box handcrafted in Broadmayne by cabinetmaker and part-time fool, Tim Clayton, or indeed some other lovely stuff, you will be helping our mission to complete the refurbishment of St Martin's Community Hall.

St Martin's Community Hall – what is it for, though? Let's recap:

It's a Community Hall, not a Church Hall, so it's for everybody in the community.

It's the ideal venue when the village hall is a bit too big, and the telephone kiosks in Chalky Road or Hardy's Row are a bit too small.

It's great for small to medium-sized groups for all sorts of events and could be perfect for wedding receptions as well. Right next to the church, in fact.

However, wouldn't it be great if it had full catering facilities, too?

Now YOU can help us to make it caterable, even if this word doesn't exist.

Everybody should own at least one imaginary brick!

We have created a wall of imaginary bricks forming part of the extension to the hall, and hidden behind one of these bricks is a prize in the form of a wooden keepsake box with an applied marquetry motif on the lid, hand made in Broadmayne by Tim Clayton. The prize brick will be selected in advance by the Rector and its identity be kept secret until the close of the promotion. There will be five other smaller mystery prizes hidden, too.

The person buying the prize brick will win the box (which would normally sell at around £280 in a gallery). All proceeds from this promotion will go towards the installation of kitchen facilities in the Community Hall, and brick-owners will be immortalised in a display of the imaginary wall within the hall as well as being invited to the grand opening of the kitchen

Please, buy a brick or several. Buy one for yourself or for someone you love; buy one for someone you really don't like, for someone you think is kind of all right or indeed for someone you don't even know. It's nearly Christmas, after all.

Bricks are priced at £5 each, and are available from Cornerhouse Stores between 14th November 2016 and 20th January 2017, or until all bricks are sold, whichever comes sooner.

Simply pop in to the shop, choose available brick(s) from the grid, note your name and address in the table provided and hand over some lovely folding money. Your personalised brick certificate(s) will be hand-delivered within the following few days (assuming that you live in the area, that is. If you live in, say, Lerwick, we'll use Royal Mail).

The box itself is available to view at the shop.

Winners of the five smaller prizes will receive their prize during the course of the promotion. The winner of the main prize will be announced at the end of the promotion, and the prize will be awarded then.

In the event that the winning brick for the main prize is not bought, the prize will be awarded to the nearest-numbered sold brick. If two numbers are equally near, we'll toss a coin or something.

If you would like to buy a brick, but are unable to get to the shop, ring Tim Clayton on 07443 659912, and we'll sort something out.



Thanks to all who supported this initiative - unfortunately there just weren't enough of you!

Parish Council Meetings

The agenda for the meeting held on the 9th January and the draft minutes of the meeting held on the 9th January can be found by following the Parish Council link in the left hand column of this page.

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.

Many thanks

Kelvin Jury

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.

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



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 01/16/2017 02:57 PM by sdiamond
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