COVID cases down a little this week

Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset

We have seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases in both the Dorset Council area and BCP Council area over the last week. Both Dorset Council and BCP Council case rates are below the average for the South West and England. Hospitalisations related to COVID-19 have also decreased to 30 over the last week, down from 40 in the previous week. The levels of hospitalisations related to COVID-19 are much lower than during previous waves. The vaccine is continuing to have an impact on protecting people from serious illness and death. 

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Waste services disruption – Request for support

A message from Cllr Jill Haynes, Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Communities, Dorset Council

As you may already be aware, the effects of the widely-reported national HGV driver shortage – coupled with the continuing impact of the pandemic – are starting to disrupt some of our waste services.

We are working hard to ensure that key waste services continue to run throughout this challenging time, but we are having to temporarily suspend or delay some garden waste collections so that crews can be redeployed to support vital rubbish, food and recycling collections. Litter bins are also being emptied less frequently in some areas of the county, and new bin deliveries are also being delayed.

While we continue to work on tackling the problem, I would greatly appreciate it if you could note these key messages

 ·         Always report your missed collection directly to Dorset Council, even if your whole street is affected. Our website has an automated system that will inform you what’s happening with your bins and provide guidance on what to do next (Weblink – Missed bin collection – Dorset Council)

·         Please ensure your bins are out by 6am on your collection day. Some rounds are being carried out differently, meaning that we might turn up earlier or later in the day than usual

·         If you find a litter bin is full, do not try to leave your litter on top/next to it or on the floor nearby – please take it home and place in your household bin. We also encourage people to report over-filled bins on the Dorset Council website (Weblink – Report a public litter bin problem – Dorset Council sel – Welcomef-service portal (

·         If any garden waste collections have to be cancelled/stood down we will contact customers directly to advise them. As compensation for any garden waste collections that were not received, we will automatically apply a discount to next year’s subscription fee.

·         Rubbish, recycling, garden and food waste can be dropped off free of charge at any of Dorset’s household recycling centres, which are operating as normal.

Women’s Institute to meet again! This Thursday evening.

Broadmayne and West Knighton WI

We will be restarting meetings in the Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Road, on Thursday 9th September at 7pm
Our speaker is Alan Jenkins on

‘Terrorism – what it is and how you can prevent it.’

This is an Open meeting so everyone, members, partners, family, friends, and members of our villages are all welcome.
There is no charge for attending but we do ask everyone to wear a mask on entering the hall and until you have taken your seat. 

We look forward to seeing you at our first indoor meeting of the year.

COVID-19 case numbers rising


Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset

After a short period of seeing case rates fall in our local area, they have begun to increase again over the past week. At 510.1 per 100,000, the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council case rate is above the England average of 283.7 and the South West average of 307.2. Dorset Council’s case rate is also rising and is now 282.0 per 100,000. The number of people in hospital in Dorset with COVID-19 continues to rise slowly, and sadly we are seeing a small number of COVID-related deaths.

Parish Council Vacancies

Parish Council Vacancies

At its meeting on the 2nd of August the Parish Council accepted, with regrets, the resignations of Cllr. Phil Marriott and Cllr. Dr. Chris Griffith due to changes in their circumstances and the pressures of work. Both councillors have been valuable members of the team and will be greatly missed.

There is a formal process to be followed to fill these vacancies the first steps of which are outlined on the “Parish Council Elections” page of and can be found by following the link below.

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At 8 o’clock this evening Broadmayne Parish Church will join others across the country to ring their bell 73 times to celebrate each year of the NHS’s dedicated service to the country.


Saturday 24th July at 12.30pm


Venue: Charlie’s Field (next to Church/ Community Hall) – if wet in the Community Hall.

When Dominic completes his sabbatical at the end of July he and Liz will be moving to Suffolk, where he will be continuing his Ministry.

In order to give people an opportunity to say goodbye we are organising a ‘bring & share’ lunch on 24th July. It would be great if you could join us.

We are asking folk to bring refreshments and either a salad or pudding; meat shall be provided and you can make a donation towards the cost, on the day.

Please r.s.v.p. (with a note of what food you will be bringing) to Stuart and Vicki Sharkey who are co-ordinating the catering, either by email or tel: 01305 835576.

At the time of putting this notice together we do not know what the Covid rules shall be on 24th July, so we are planning to limited the number of attendees to around 40 people. So please let us know if you will be attending as soon as possible.

Parking outside the shop

Parking outside the shop.

To help Michaela with deliveries, and customers with shopping, Dorset Highways have responded to the request of the Parish Council and, following a period of consultation, have implemented a short stretch of parking restrictions. The road has been marked, and the regulations are on a board on the wall of the shop.

Parking is restricted to 30mins between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday.

Please help the shop to run smoothly by respecting this restriction.