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

New Planning Applications

We have recently been advised about three new planning applications, all will be discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14th May.

Planning Application number: WD/D/18/000539
Address of Property: Olds Broadmayne, Main Street, DT2 8EB
Nature of development: Demolish existing buildings and erect five dwellings

Details of the application can be found by clicking this link:


Planning Application number: WD/D/18/000577
Address of Property: 28 Martel Close, Broadmayne, DT2 8PL
Nature of development: Installation of flat roof rear dormer

Details of the application can be found by clicking this link:


Planning Application number: WD/D/18/000/000776
Address of Property: 5 South Drove, Broadmayne, DT2 8PN
Nature of development: Erection of annexe/outbuilding

Details of the application can be found at: