Michaela and the team have managed to get the shop open again this afternoon.
The Post Office will not be open till tomorrow (Thursday 28th Oct).
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – 8TH NOVEMBER
Planning the commemoration of remembrance in the present circumstances has presented some challenges. The Parish Council believe that many villagers will still want to remember the fallen and to observe the silence, but is also very mindful of the need to keep all those who want to attend safe from possible infection by the COVID-19 virus. As a result
UNLESS GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE CHANGES BEFORE THE 8TH NOVEMBER
THE COMMEMERATION WILL TAKE PLACE
ON THE BROADMAYNE PLAYING FIELD, COWLEAZE ROAD, FROM 10:50
The ceremony will proceed much as before but with the wreath layers moving to the memorial after the end of the formalities.
Everyone is invited to attend but we must ask that you observe a few basic principles.
• Only attend singly or as a household or in an established bubble
• Maintain a 2metre distance between your household or bubble and another
• Do not socialise with people from another household or bubble
• Please arrive in plenty of time – assembling from 10:30
• Do not crowd together as you arrive or depart. Maintain Social Distancing
• Please disperse quickly and do not follow the wreath layers to the memorial
There should be plenty of room on the playing field to accommodate safely all those wishing to attend and there will be a PA system so that everyone should be able to hear the proceedings.
If you would like to attend, we look forward to seeing you on the 8th November.
Please confirm the arrangements nearer the time.
Steve Diamond (Chairman Broadmayne Parish Council)
One of your fellow residents is interested in investigating the possibility of getting faster Broadband to our houses and businesses and wants to know if you are interested too.
Here is a flyer about the project.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help him to deliver flyers? Please email him.
Jurassic Coast Path Conquered
Yesterday afternoon Ben Wightman completed an almost 100 mile walk from Exmouth to the Old Harry Rocks, which is the full extent of the Jurassic Coast and is a great achievement, accomplished over nine days.
Ben would like to thank the many people who have supported him, by walking with him and by donating to Prostate Cancer research. His efforts have raised over £5,000 so far.
You can still donate, by going to Just Giving and searching for Ben Wightman
A VISIT FROM THE HIGH SHERIFF OF DORSET
Broadmayne and West Knighton’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been recognised by the presentation by the High Sheriff of not one but two of his special Community Awards 2020.
At a special, socially distanced, event in the Village Hall on Saturday the 11th October, George Streatfeild, in all the finery of his office, presented the awards, to Aly Carroll (the Emergency Response Coordinator) & representatives of the Community Emergency Response Team and to Michaela Farn and members of her team from the Corner House Stores.
The award for the CERT recognises not only the efforts of the organising team and the Team Leaders but also the selfless volunteering of over a hundred residents who have made themselves available to support those people shielding, in isolation or just too concerned to be out and about. Thankfully during the first wave of the pandemic Broadmayne and West Knighton have escaped quite lightly and there were more volunteers than were needed, however the whole community is indebted to them all whether they were called on or not.
That the Corner House Stores were also judged to deserve an award will not come as a surprise to anyone in the village. Michaela and her team certainly “went the extra mile” to serve the community during such a difficult time. They came up with innovative solutions that enabled people to shop from home, that supported the volunteers in their role, and made those shopping for themselves feel safe. They sourced, and continue to source, a wide range of products so that there was no actual need to leave the village to shop. And it was all done with grace, with smiles and whilst offering a great deal of help.
The community of Broadmayne and West Knighton is indebted to all who were involved in the response and who remain ready to redouble their efforts should we suffer from an unfortunate second wave of infection.
Government Green Homes Grant
A government Green Homes Grant for homeowners in England is available from the end of September 2020 and runs until the end of January 2021. It aims to help pay for certain energy efficient home improvements including insulation. All homeowners can apply for funding for at least two thirds of the cost of eligible home improvements, up to a total value of £5,000. Some homeowners will qualify for the total cost of eligible home improvements, costing up to £10,000.
You must install either insulation, or low-carbon heating, of certain types to qualify. Funding is by Government voucher and to start with you need to make sure you are eligible for the scheme. Full details of the Green Homes Grant can be found at the Government endorsed web page reached by the following link https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/ or by phoning 0800 444202.
Possible scams (This message from our PCSO & Trading Standards)
History has shown that unscrupulous traders may try to take advantage of schemes such as this, perhaps contacting people by phone, or on the doorstep, out of the blue, with the offer of discounted insulation or building work. Sometimes the sales talk may refer to previous work completed at the property. Traders may try to push the need for urgency as a selling point, the official scheme being a time limited offer.
The advice from trading standards is to visit the Simple Energy Advice webpage, or phone them on the number above, before you agree to any work starting so you know whether you are eligible for the grant and what that entitles you to. If you are unsure whether an approach by a trader is genuine perhaps ask for the help of a trusted relation, friend or neighbour.