Second Saturday Coffee Break – 9th March, 10.30
This months Second Saturday Coffee Break will incorporate a Frugal Lunch. Coffee and biscuits/cakes/scones will be available from 10.30, and home made soups, bread and cheeses from 12.30pm.
Pop in for a chat over coffee, buy a cake or savory to take home, and stay for a delicious lunch. There will be no charge, but donations will go to Gully’s Place.
Gully’s Place is part of Kingfisher Childrens Ward at Dorset County Hospital. It supports children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses, and their families, from diagnosis to death, and beyond, including bereavement support.
Fund Raising Event for Long Bredy Playing Field
Horse Racing Night and Raffle
The village is raising money for the enhancement of the play equipment, in the form of a Birds Nest Swing. The first planned event to raise money to purchase this equipment will be on Saturday 9th March 2019 at the White Horse Inn, Litton Cheney.
Grab your race card and come along to join in the fun. First race at 7.45pm
Grand Draw 2017 Update
The Grand Draw held over the summer of 2017 raised money for the new cancer unit at Dorset County Hospital. On behalf 0f the Parochial Church Council, Ruth Cullingford attended the grand opening of the Robert White Centre on December 12th 2018.
Due to our local donations, the names of Long Bredy and Littlebredy PCCs are inscribed on the plaque in the Outpatient waiting area on the first floor of the new centre. The radiotherapy unit will enable patients in the west of the countyto have their treatment closer to home. The first patient was treated on January 14th 2019.
The centre is funded in part by a generous legacy from Poole businessman Robert White, which included the sale of his classic moterbikes and watches. He was treated for cancer at the Dorset Cancer Centre in Poole but sadly died in November 2015. Before his death, he discussed with his consultant how his legacy could support the hospital and its county-wide cancer service to benefit others.
Long Bredy & Kingston Russel Parish Council have received reports of dog fouling in the Playing Field in Long Bredy. The Playing Field is a popular and much appreciated community resource used by many families and children. The Parish Council do not wish to discourage dog walkers from using the Playing Field but would remind dog owners of their responsibility to pick up and dispose of dog mess. Keeping the Playing Field clean and free from mess will benefit the whole community and will ensure that it remains a pleasant place to visit.
Incidents involving large goods vehicles
Villagers will be aware that large goods vehicles travel through the village on a daily basis, en route to and from the cheese factory at Ashley Chase. On occasion, vehicles meet head to head and find it difficult to manouvre out of the situation. If you witness such an impasse, the manager at the cheese factory has asked that it be reported to them at the time, so that they can take action to address the issue and seek to advise the drivers how to avoid it in the future.
The number to call is:
01308 482580 during office hours
07974 215148 out of office hours
Superfast Broadband is coming to Long Bredy!
The new green cabinet serving Long Bredy residents with high speed broadband is situated near the entrance to Sands Farm. In the not too distant future this will go live. Please check https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/superfast for updates or register to be kept informed on progress.
Unfortunately, there are some residents within the parishes of Kingston Russell and Long Bredy who are not in any of the plans for superfast broadband . If you are one of these residents and are receiving less that 2Mbps, you might be eligible to apply for the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme. This scheme provides residents with a subsidy towards the cost of installation of wireless or satellite broadband. You will be able to find more information about applying for the scheme on the website: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/broadband/better-broadband-scheme.
Long Bredy Village Hall now has a table tennis table. The hope is to organise some games, and even coaching if we have enough participants of secondary school age and older. We are especially keen to persuade adult new-comers to give it a try!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can organise a time to meet.