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Delivery of essential groceries
As a result of social distancing surrounding villages are discussing the option of having Dorset Community Transport collect pre ordered and paid for groceries from local outlets, such as Washingpool Farm Shop, and deliver them. The idea is in the early discussion stage and no firm plans are in place.
The purpose of this message is to ascertain if there is any interest in Long Bredy and Kingston Russel in taking part in and making use of this service. If you think you would make use of this delivery service can you let The Parish Clerk know on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01308 482647.
Kerbside bin collection of garden waste will be resumed from Monday 27th April 2020. Please present your bins on the usual collection day. For further detail, please follow the link to Dorset County Council on the Covid-19 page.
Long Bredy Playing Field
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
by order of the Parish Council, in line with Government instructions to prevent the spread of Covid-19
For advice from the Parish Council on Covid-19, please go to the dedicated Covid-19 page for links to the most current information.
COMMUNITY NETWORK Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are sure you will all agree that at this present time we are facing exceptional difficulties in unchartered waters. As a community we are needing to support each other in many ways.
Therefore with this in mind we propose to set up a network of help for everyone.
The elderly of the village and those unwell who are required to self-isolate may need help. This may include shopping, collecting medicines, chatting by phone or email to help prevent social isolation, posting letters, maybe dog walking or some other form of help not specified here.
If you are already looking out for someone or you feel you could be part of a network please do let us know. The more people in the network means the better we can help those that need it. You will not sign yourself up for lots of work, we will not ask you to put yourself in a compromising position and if you felt unhappy with a task, someone else can undertake it.
If you are having to self-isolate please let us know. We can contact you to check all is well and if you need help we will do our best to help where necessary.
With the progress of the virus we know the network will ebb and flow with those willing to help who may become infected and then may need help themselves. Likewise you may come to the end of self-isolation and feel able to help others. E-mailing and phone calls can be undertaken by anyone.
2020 Village Spring Clean – Cancelled until further notice
Long Bredy & Kingston Russell Parish Council will be holding the annual Village Spring Clean on Saturday 4th April 2020. Not only does this help to keep our village looking lovely, but it is also a great fun event and a good chance to meet up with neighbours and make new acquaintances.
We will meet at the Village Hall at 10am. Wear stout shoes or wellington boots, warm (and waterproof!) clothing, and if you have one a high visibility jacket or vest. Children are very welcome, and indeed encouraged, but due to the nature of the event, they must be supervised by a responsible adult. The roads through the village remain open to traffic during the event.
If we have a good turn out, the clean-up will only take a couple of hours, and will be rewarded by complimentary light refreshments in the warm and welcoming Village Hall.
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Bride Valley Churches Wedding Festival
Over the weekend on 15th/16th February, all the churches of the Bride Valley will be celebrating a Festival of weddings, with each church focusing on a specific element.
St Peters Church Long Bredy will be hosting a theme of Hats and Bells over the 2 day event. The church will be beautifully decorated with ivy and snowdrops, to provide a seasonal backdrop to the display of wedding hats. There will be a live feed to the bell chamber, showing our 5 beautiful bells in action! Over the course of the weekend, we hope to welcome ringers from other churches to ring a peal!
There will be refreshments available from 10.00 to 3.30, and various activities to entertain all ages.
Please come along and join in this joyous celebration of love!
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor – November 2019
For more details, see Parish Council News page.
Dorset Alert is a new website available anywhere in Dorset and provides access to messaging and information reporting facilities. It is a free service that enables residents of Dorset to engage with Dorset Police and the many varied Watch schemes that are run in the county. For full details and a link to the Dorset Alert website, go to the Community page.
Auction of Promises.
The Long Bredy & Kingston Russell Parish Council were delighted with the success of the recent Auction of Promises. There was a great turn out at the White Horse Inn and people bid generously on some fantastic lots. The council are extremely grateful to all those who provided lots and to everyone who bid for them. Special thanks go to Andrew Bailey, our auctioneer and to Jamie, Pete and their team at the White Horse who provided the venue and hospitality. An incredible £2380 was raised on the night and this, together with money raised at April’s Race Night, will go a long way towards the purchase and installation of a Birds Nest Swing for the Playing Field. This will greatly enhance this local amenity and hopefully provide much enjoyment to those who use it.
Long Bredy & Kingston Russell 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.