Dog Fouling Problems

Once again, reports of people not cleaning up after their dogs have fouled have been received, most notably in Yarn Barton where one particular garden is being plagued with dog mess and on route to Broadwindsor School, outside of the Old George. This is a criminal offence and is totally unacceptable. The Dog Warden has been informed. Contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures. Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000. The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse. You can report dog fouling to Dorset Council by completing a short online form –…/dog-warden-service…

Help and Support During Lockdown

As we enter another period of lockdown, the Parish Council remains committed to supporting the community, especially those most vulnerable at this very difficult time. Our Parish Councillors are available to provide practical help such as the delivery of food supplies and medication and information and signposting to existing support networks. Please do contact them if you need support, information or just need a friendly chat on the telephone.


Councillor David Leader: 01308 868275, 07867 608652,

Councillor Dorothy Rowe: 01308 867071, 07932 567565,

Councillor Kevin Madder-Smith: 01308 868550, 07710 907424,

Councillor David Chumbley: 01308 868286,

Councillor Cindy Bodycombe: 01308 867506, 07974 292704,

Councillor Fraser Hughes: 01308 867209, 07931 704182,


Councillor Steve Chubb: 01308 868385,

Councillor Tim Bassett: 01308 867493, 07971 227340,

Councillor Jacqui Sewell: 01308 867145,

Councillor Bob Harris: 01308 868849,


Councillor Rowland Hibbard: 01460 30269, 07957 811607,

Councillor Peter Hardwill: 01460 30145,


Councillor Andrew Frampton: 01308 868960,


Councillor Susanna Laurie: 01308 867003,


Clerk to the Council: 01308 488440,


As from Thursday 5 November the MUGA will close for general use. However, the MUGA can be booked by a family unit and/or support bubble for their sole use. People are also allowed under Government guidance, to exercise with one other person from another household outdoors and therefore this can include the use of the MUGA. This booking system was adopted earlier in the year and worked well, allowing for much needed recreational opportunities, close to home. Please contact Councillor Leader (contact details above) for all booking enquiries.


In line with Government guidance, the Broadwindsor Allotments will remain open for use by Tenants but it is vitally important that advice about social distancing and hygiene is followed.

1. Please do not visit the allotment site if you are self-isolating because a household member has Coronavirus.

2. Please follow Government advice and stay the appropriate distance from others on the site (6 feet away) and minimise contact with each other.

3. It is essential that NO unauthorised persons are allowed on any plot for the duration of this emergency. If you do wish to bring someone to assist with working on the plot, please notify the BAG Chair Sheila Hawkins in advance.

4. If you take your children to the plot, please ensure that they stay within its confines and don’t run around on communal paths and spaces.

5. Where possible, members should use hand sanitiser before opening and closing the site gate.

6. Don’t share your tools.


The Royal Oak in Drimpton is offering takeaway food, even on Christmas Day.

The White Lion in Broadwindsor is also offering takeaway food.

The Post Office Outreach service which visits Broadwindsor’s Comrades Hall on Tuesday and Fridays will remain open on both days throughout the November Lockdown. The Post Office service comes from Crewkerne and opens at 10.00 am. Please remember to wear your mask, use the hand sanitizer and register your name at the entrance.

Broadwindsor Community Stores remains open and now offers a ‘click and collect’ system –

The Parish Council will continue to publish information on its website and Facebook pages. Keep safe and well.

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