Modern Farming Practices – presentation

At Broadmayne’s Annual Parish Meeting on the 20th May 2019 there was a very interesting talk on Modern Farming Practices by Tim Merry, the Operations Director of J V Farming Ltd which manages fields between Broadmayne and West Knighton for the Herringston Estate.

During the talk Tim explained many of the conservation initiatives that he is involved in and, towards the end, made proposals to establish “Permissive Paths” in some fields whilst restricting access to conservation margins. This, he suggested, would give further recognised walking routes without compromising conservation objectives

Whether you were at the meeting or not, please take time to look at the presentation and if you have comments to make please use the form provided. We will collate comments received and discuss them with Tim

This link will take you to the presentation

Dedication of a D-Day Memorial

This morning a good number of people attended the dedication of a new memorial in Broadmayne.

The dedication was organised by “Local History Broadmayne”





The memorial is to the American Soldiers who were stationed in Broadmayne and West Knighton in the build-up to D-Day.

The memorial was installed by Steve George of the Castletown D-Day Centre on Portland and is by the junction of Chalky and Cowleaze roads



David Eaglestone gave a talk on the historical background and Rev Anthony Bush led a dedication service




Disruption on the A352

“Premium Surface Dressing” will be taking place on the A352 shortly.
This will involve stop/go boards and convoy working
between 9am and 4pm

Thursday June 13th & Friday June 14th – Max Gate to Broadmayne

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th – Owermoigne to Wool

The work is weather dependant and dates may be subject to change.

Campaign for a Rural Strategy

On the 1st March, the Rural Services Network launched a campaign calling on the Government to develop a Rural Strategy.

“Rural Communities are frequently overlooked in a policy environment dominated by urban thinking and policy concerns. This often means communities either miss out on the benefits, or experience unintended consequences, from policies which are poorly thought-through from a rural perspective. It is time for this ‘rural mainstreaming’ to stop. People living in our towns and villages simply cannot afford to wait any longer for politicians to take their concerns seriously and act on them” said Rural Services Network chief executive, Graham Biggs.

“If rural communities are to be sustainable, the Government must seize this opportunity to work with communities to produce a long-term, funded, rural strategy which recognises the contribution rural areas make, and have the potential to make, to the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation as a whole”

The Rural Services Network is asking people to support this call and to sign up to support their campaign.

Click here to go to their sign-up page