Parish Council Triple Star Award

As part of your clerk and councillors’ dedicated approach
to their roles they take the need to keep up to date with current legislation and best practice very seriously and undertake training whenever they feel it to be beneficial.



In recognition of this, the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils has awarded Broadmayne Parish Council a “Triple Star Award” for 2021/22.

In his letter, the CEO of DAPTC said:

Your commitment to training through DAPTC has propelled you into our ‘Triple Star Award’ category and a select group of parish and town councils. Even more astounding is that 100% of your councillors participated—well done!

Commemorative Mugs

I still have mugs that were requested but not yet collected. Please email to arrange collection.

Also let me know if you would like to be added to a reserve list. Free to under 12s otherwise £7.50 to purchase.


Fibre Broadband

Although you may have seen Openreach engineers preparing for the introduction of fibre broadband to the village, there are still some people who have yet to pledge their vouchers and this will slow down the build.

This project is financed through the pledging of vouchers – If you haven’t done so yet please pledge now

If you are unsure of the process, please contact Geraint James Openreach’s Rural Engagement Manager or our FTTP champion Paul Whittaker

We were told some time ago that a benefit of pledging now is that Openreach will guarantee that anyone who pledges their voucher as part of this scheme will be connected to the network at no additional cost, no matter how far their property is from the network or despite any specific difficulties that may be experienced in connecting an individual property.  However, people wishing to connect to the FTTP network later may find themselves facing additional costs.

Return visit of talented singer songwriter – Thursday 26th May


Those who were lucky enough to see Willy Porter in concert in Broadmayne in 2019 will already know what a joy and pleasure it is to experience his music in person. It’s not just Tori Amos who is a fan (see below): his praises were being sung around this village for weeks afterwards Well, we are delighted finally to be welcoming him back in May, this time in the Village Hall. Come along and join us for an evening of superb music and entertainment, an evening with genre-bending and accomplished guitar playing singer songwriter Willy Porter.

Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven with grit and soul; silence and muscle; commentary and humour; dynamic, and unique in the way that Porter’s voice blends and fuses with his fret work.

From Wisconsin, USA, Willy is so enthusiastic to be back in the UK after a forced break of nearly 3 years for obvious reasons. His wit, charm and musical dexterity lost nothing in this period. Some folks are lucky to find what they love to do at an early age and quietly settle in for the long haul, expanding and developing their work over the arc of a lifetime.

Willy Porter is one of those artists.  He has followed his own path to explore the sacred language that music truly is. 30 years after his solo recording debut, he continues to reach further into his guitar & pen while stretching the form of what his own music can be.  He’s currently working on his 13th album for release in 2022.

“Willy Porter is a relaxed and fearless performer who’ll entertain you as well as move you.” — Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“Porter can captivate an audience as completely as an entire rock band.” — Washington Times

“Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever” –Tori Amos

Thursday 26th May 2022, 7 for 7.30pm

Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Road, Broadmayne, DT2 8EW

Tickets £15 from:,
or Cornerhouse Stores, Main Street, Broadmayne,
or contact Tim Clayton on 07443 659912

A licensed bar will be available

Try your hand at Short Mat Bowls

Broadmayne Short Mat Bowls Club
Open Evening


  Ever thought you might enjoy bowling?

    We are inviting you to an open evening

on Friday 13th May at 7pm.

Come along and give it a try.

We are a small friendly group looking for some new members.
We meet every Friday evening from 7pm-9pm in Broadmayne Village Hall.
We can loan you bowls, just bring totally flat indoor shoes or socks and your enthusiasm. Our experienced members will give you guidance.
If you are interested, come along or contact: Carrie 852285

Helping Ukrainian Refugees

Can you offer – are you offering – help to homeless Ukrainian Refugees?

We know of a couple of Broadmayne households which have offered to take in Ukrainian refugees but there may be more.

It therefore seems to be a good idea if efforts were to be coordinated so that those taking part can keep in touch, support and learn from each other.

To that end, Sue Hawkins (Broadmayne resident) has done some research and is suggesting a way forward.

  1. The first step, for anyone wanting to host a family, is to register on the government website This registers your interest but does not link you with a Ukrainian family.  The following link to a Dorset Council site shows you the types of things you should consider prior to registering your interest
  2. The second step is to register yourself with an organisation that links Ukrainian families to you.  Help and Kindness is an organisation within Dorset that is collating  relevant information regarding the Ukrainian crisis in Dorset and they suggest using RESET to make your offer to host refugees They will then ensure the proper checks take place and link you to an appropriate family.

We then feel it would be beneficial for all local residents to keep in touch with each other about what they are offering and to update each other as anything is heard or progress is made. Sue has said she is happy to co-ordinate this and set up an e mail group and spreadsheet  for the sharing of data. Initially this data could be:

  • Name & E mail address
  • Have you registered with the Government website?
  • Have you registered with RESET or another linking website – if so which one?
  • How many refugees are you willing to house?
  • Any other information you may have.

Then, once the data is collated, Sue is happy to approach Help and Kindness, RESET and Dorset County to inform them that there is a group of residents within the village willing to work together. Coordination would help as there must be Ukrainian family groups etc. that would benefit from being in a close proximity to each other but are too large to be in one home.

If you are interested in working in this way please e mail Sue directly with the information requested.

Finally if you know of anyone else who may be interested please let them know about this initiative.