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.

Land Adjacent to Broadmead – Revised Plans

SSL have submitted revised plans for the land adjacent to Broadmead. More details and useful links can be found on our special page about these applications. Click here.

These revised plans will be open for comment on the DC Planning website until the 21st May and will be discussed at Broadmayne’s Parish Council meeting on the 9th May.



If you live in Broadmayne or West Knighton and have a child, or children, under 12 who would like a celebration mug, you need to return the slip on the recently distributed flyer either to the Corner House Stores or to 4 Gabriel Cottages, or email your details to


Mugs can also be purchased – use the same techniques to let us know.

Are you worried about speeding traffic in Broadmayne?

Worried about speeding?   Join the Community Speed Watch

Many residents express concern about the speed that traffic travels through Broadmayne. One such resident is very keen to revive the Community Speed Watch scheme that ran successfully in the village a few years ago.

Schemes like this can only be successful if they are supported by volunteers from the community. If you are one of the concerned people, then now is the time to do something about it. The more volunteers the less time that each one needs to give to the scheme and the more monitoring that can be done.

The Parish Council has already bought the necessary equipment and will support the scheme and once sufficient volunteers have come forward; training will be given by Dorset Police’s Community Speed Watch Coordinator.

You can find out more about the scheme at

or by contacting the Community Speed Watch coordinator
Maria-Louise Attwood 07709 718960

To volunteer please contact our local coordinator Becky Wallace at

New Highway Code – A Look At The Changes and Road Safety Tips

New Highway Code – A Look At The Changes and Road Safety Tips


Dorset Police in partnership with the Older Drivers Forum are offering free webinars on safe driving tips and the new Highway Code. 

This webinar will start by giving an update on the findings from the Older Drivers Task Force report, then cover the new changes to the Highway Code. The webinar will also give advice on safe driving tips to help mature motorists carry on driving safely for longer.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to all the speakers during a Q&A at the end. The session will last for 90 minutes with a 10 minute break in the middle.

Please register below to get your link to join one of the two identical sessions – you DO NOT need a zoom account to join. We can’t wait to see you there!

The webinar dates are:

•       Thursday 10 March at 2pm – Click here to register
•       Monday 14 March at 7pm – Click here to register

Visit to find out more on our webinars