Surfacing work on the A352 – Broadmayne to Warmwell – 21st June

We have been informed by Dorset Highways that they will be applying “Premium Surface Dressing” (tar and stone chippings, to you and me) to the A352 from the eastern village boundary to the Warmwell roundabout.

The work is scheduled for Thursday 21st June between 09:00 and 16:00 but is weather dependent.

During the work, traffic will be controlled by convoy working and a sweeper should appear the following day.

To read more about the process click on the link to Stakeholder Information

Stakeholder Information Premium dressing A352 Broadmayne

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Village Hall Concert – Saturday 2nd June

Garth Hewitt @ Broadmayne

Broadmayne Village Hall – 7:30pm – Saturday

Pre-booked tickets £10 – on the door £12 – Contact Tim Clayton 07443 659912


As part of his Against the Grain Tour in 2018, Garth Hewitt will be treating us to his unique musical style, drawing on songs from across his singing career from 1973 to the present. Garth has performed in such diverse venues as Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, rural villages in Tamil Nadu, and Singapore’s Changi Prison, and has sung with a variety of artists including Martyn Joseph and Cliff Richard.

Garth Hewitt released his first album The Lion and the Lamb in 1973, and his latest Peace at Christmas in September 2016. In between are close to 40 others covering a wide variety of subjects and styles, including two for children and one in Spanish(!),an album of worship songs on justice Justice Like a River, and a recording of Chartist hymns from the 1840s which Garth put to music Liberty is Near!

Touring for 40 years Garth has visited areas of poverty, conflict, deprivation, and disaster, prioritizing friendships with local people and bringing them encouragement, but always returning to Europe and the US with personal stories bringing to life media headlines, keeping individual’s stories at the forefront when newspapers have forgotten, and challenging the privileged to share, and to join the protest against injustice.

Founding the human rights charity Amos Trust in 1985, Garth worked for 26 years as its Director, then handing that role on to Chris Rose while maintaining a role with Amos as Founder.

Garth passionately believes that it is always time for people of all faiths to speak up and call for justice, reaffirming the dignity, rights and value of each human being made ‘in the image of God’. As part of this passion Garth has written nine books, including his book on the theology of justice, Occupied Territories – the revolution of love from Bethlehem to the ends of the earth published in September 2014, of which Garth says, “This theology of action shows the way to a revolution of love and justice, a revolution that is relevant all around the world – a revolution of non-violence, of valuing all people as equal; it’s a call to do justice and to show the values of hope and humanity in whatever situation we find ourselves.”

Garth has recently released his autobiography.

“Garth Hewitt writes redemption songs and then sings them without fear. His
voice comes through clearly…challenging us by his witness to act for justice.
His is a brave voice, needed more than ever in a fearful world and in a
sometimes timid church. Please God, it will help us sing redemption songs of
our own.” Revd Canon Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’, Piccadilly

Annual Parish Meeting – Monday 21st May

All households in Broadmayne should have received the Parish Council’s Annual Report (please let us know if you haven’t). It includes an invitation to the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 21st May.

This is your opportunity to discuss your views and ideas about Broadmayne and its future as well as reviewing the past year. Please do take the opportunity to take part in this community focused discussion.

Our speaker this year is a recycling officer from the Dorset Waste Partnership so if you are puzzled about what goes where, which plastics can be recycled, etc. this is the opportunity to get your questions answered

We hope to see you at the Village Hall on Monday at 7:30pm.

Charity Coffee Morning – Saturday 26th May

Please come and support a Coffee Morning at 27 Oakwood, 1030 till 1230, Saturday 26th May, all in aid of Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s only disability charity for children and their families.

Amongst other things, they run holiday play schemes which Annette Craddock’s family and many others make a lot of use of.

This is the third Coffee Morning Annette has held for them as part of their annual Cake Bake campaign, but this time she has decided to hold it on a Saturday when hopefully more people will come.

There’ll be lots of home made cakes and a raffle.

Please come and support them. Thank you.

Road Closures – Dorchester Marathon Sunday 27th May

Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club, in conjunction with White Star Running is holding the annual Dorchester Marathon and Casterbridge Half Marathon, taking in Dorchester Town Centre and the surrounding villages on Sunday 27th May 2018.

Most of the route is through the Frome valley and road closures and alternative routes will mainly affect roads to the north of Broadmayne but the centre of Dorchester will be closed from 7am to 10am and some routes till 3pm. See a detailed list below.

Here is a message from the organisers:

This is a community event, organised by local people for the benefit of our local Air Ambulance, local charities and good causes, and our own charity work. The event is supported by Dorchester, West Dorset and Dorset Councils, together with the local business community as it will bring competitors and their families to Dorchester for the weekend and doubtless inspire them to return to glorious West Dorset on many future occasions!

The reason for contacting you is one of courtesy and to provide you with advance notice of road closures and parking restrictions. The marathon race will start early (8.30am) on Sunday morning at Cokers Frome farm (the site of Dorset County Show) and continue via London Road, Top of Town, Cornwall Road and South Walks, all of which will be closed for about an hour and then open once the race has passed. The half marathon will start on Grey’s Bridge at 9.30am and pass along Kings Road which will also be closed for about half an hour and then open as normal. Both races will cross the bypass at the Allington Avenue bridge, head towards West Stafford and then out into the Frome valley, returning to Cokers Frome Farm southwards along Slayers Lane, which will be closed for much of the day.

The event organisers in association with Dorset County Council have made every effort to minimise the disruptive impact of the event and to allow those directly affected to carry on with their lives with as little inconvenience as possible. Details of road closures are enclosed, together with alternative routes which are intended to limit the impact on local residents wherever possible. Please take note of the information provided and rest assure that every effort will be made to keep traffic flowing as freely and smoothly as possible, whilst ensuring the safety of the runners and marshals.

Road Closures and access advice