The regular email to brief Parish Councils etc. about key issues and information related to COVID-19 is now going to be replaced with regular updates from Public Health Dorset on the Dorset Council’s website here.
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So What is Happening to the phone Box?
As you will have noticed, the phone box has been restored beautifully by Tony White and the Rose & Crown Skittles team. It now belongs to you, the village, as the Parish Council bought it from BT.
For most villages a shop is a vital lifeline and for some people, especially those without transport it is an important connection with the world beyond their front door. Our village shop played an essential role for many households during lockdown.
We are going through the final stages of creating a Community Land Trust for Bradford Abbas. This is a vehicle by which projects can be carried out on behalf of the people resident in the area. It is a legal entity which can invest in and support any work that the community considers worthwhile as decided by the members of the Trust. Anyone resident in the parish can join the Trust by buying a share for £1 and hence have a say in what the trust supports. This support inc
The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies.
As they move towards easing the lockdown, it is obviously more difficult for government to deliver simple messages for us all to follow.
We are very fortunate to have the continued support of Annette Haynes and a network of willing helpers to coordinate and distribute the Pennant in Bradford Abbas and Clifton Maybank. Let's keep it going!
Please contact me if you are considering the role of editor, even if it is for a couple of months a year. The more volunteers the better, it is an important part of our village.
Tricia Chapman, email@example.com, 473 833
The Interpretation Board, which stands in the village near the War Memorial, is the result of an idea put into action by Bradford Abbas History Society.
Angela Haigh, Chair of the History Society, tells us the story of the Interpretation Board for which we have to thank Derek Hayward for all the hard work he put in to make it finally happen, together with several very generous funders.