Tour of Britain cyclists to pass through Broadmayne – 10th September

Details of Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain cycle race, West Bay to Ferndown, have been announced.

On Saturday the 10th September, after a sprint stage in Dorchester (expected at 12:11), the cyclists will take the A352 through Broadmayne heading for Winfrith Newburgh and a hill climb stage near Durdle Door (expected at 12:41)

We haven’t yet been notified of the road closures involved but it is likely that closure of the A352 will be brief whilst the cyclists pass through, sometime around 12:15.

What is the Tour of Britain?

The Tour of Britain is the UK’s most prestigious and longest-running international cycle race, and it brings world-class sporting action to the doorsteps of millions of people every September. Completely free for spectators to watch, the eight separate stages of the race will visit cities, towns and villages across Britain bringing communities together and creates a truly unforgettable, carnival-like atmosphere on race days.

Cycling’s premier road event in this country will feature the world’s top teams and riders, alongside the best British-based cyclists, with a field comprising of Tour de France winners, Olympians and world champions. Nineteen teams and 114 riders are currently scheduled to take part in the race. The Tour of Britain is part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in the sport’s global calendar.

Dorset’s stage 7 is the penultimate stage of the tour.
ITV4 will broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage, as well as a nightly highlights show.

Click on this link for full details of The Tour of Britain | Stage Seven


The following information, about the location of three defibrillators, has been added to our EMERGENCY page which has now been placed as an item on the main menu. The page also features information on Broadmayne’s Community Emergency Plan and who to contact.

Location of defibrillators

Within Broadmayne and West Knighton there are three defibrillators for use in an emergency.

YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE by using one if someone is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

Don’t be scared, the machine will tell you what to do. Just look for the yellow box in the nearest of these locations
(which can be identified by their what3words references)




Family Fun – Friday 29th – 11:30 – on the School field

Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner!

Cook up a stink as part of Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys’ kitchen crew
or bring a pot to bang and ward off evil cakes in this fun-filled, messy performance about food.


LAStheatre presents ‘The Rascally Diner’

Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. (You might know him from the award-winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul).

Rufus went viral after baking a huge, human-eating cake from ingredients including snot, blubber and a cowpat. He only escaped being gobbled up by the gruesome gateau because he tasted awful – a result of his foul diet. For ten years now, Rufus has been on a mission to make everyone taste bad and protect them from the creature he cooked up…

Join LAStheatre for a show that gently explores food provenance, sustainability, and healthy eating in a silly, song-filled, riotous open-air performance. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

Suitable 5+
Running time: 60mins no interval

* Please note that this is an outdoor event – dress for all weather and bring your own chair/blanket to sit on.

When it cools down a bit why not take a walk in our beautiful countryside?

Two new walks have been added to our published list of interesting walks based around Broadmayne, now giving you a choice of nine. They are:

8: West Knighton via Watercress Beds (1.5-2hrs   4.3 miles/7Km)

9: The Culliford Tree and Whitcombe (2.5hrs   7.8 miles/12Km)

Remember that you can help us keep the walks up to date by telling us about any problems you encounter, tricky directions, etc.

Here is a link to the routes


Stay happy and healthy in hot weather

Public Health Dorset have published this advice:

Stay happy and healthy in hot weather

If you are planning to get outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and hot weather over the next few days, it is important to be sun safe and enjoy the hot weather in moderation. Too much sun exposure and hot weather can be a risk to your health, including through dehydration, heatstroke, and heat exhaustion.

Stay hydrated: Carry plenty of water on hot sunny days to prevent dehydration. Drinking plenty of fluids is vital for keeping your body hydrated and reducing the risk of heat exhaustion. Know the symptoms of dehydration.

Take shade: Too much sun exposure can cause sunburn and skin damage, which can lead to skin cancer. Spending time in the shadeespecially between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its hottest can reduce the risk of sunburn. Find more sun safety tips.

Take extra care of children: Babies and young children are at a higher risk of becoming ill during hot weather. It is important for their health that babies less than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight. Find more information on how to keep babies and children protected during hot weather.

Cover up: We all need sunlight for our vitamin D levels, but too much sun exposure can be damaging for your skin. Applying sunscreen regularly and covering up with sunglasses, hats and full-length clothes are some simple sun safety measures that will keep you protected in the sun. Know what sunscreen to use.

Check-in on others: Vulnerable people are more at risk when it’s hot for too long. Check that older friends, family and neighbours are coping during hot weather by keeping in touch over the phone. Discover tips for coping with hot weather.