At the edge of garden history

A recent discovery in the grounds at Highcliffe Castle could help to determine more about its garden history. Gardeners and volunteers clearing an overgrown area found a row of previously unrecorded garden edging tiles following a line about three feet from one of the garden walls.  The tiles were interesting because they were marked with…

Run rabbit run

Despite its title the West Street “Bunny Run” does not require any physical exertion whatsoever! Bunnies of all shapes and sizes have popped up in shop and residents windows all along West Street and the public are simply invited to “guestimate” how many there are. The bunnies will “run” until Saturday 13 April.  Get an entry form…

Beacon Project in the making

St Mary’s Church in Ferndown is submitting a planning application to East Dorset District Council for the Beacon Project. The aim of the project is to develop the church’s current buildings and grounds to make St Mary’s more accessible and to benefit all members of the community. The scheme includes the building of a church…

Dormen opens doors

A Dorset-wide business mentoring service is expanding across the county and has more than 80 experienced business people who give their time freely to mentor local businesses. Due to the recession, there has been a sharp rise in people in Dorset who now run their own firms. Dormen – a name that comes from the words…

Musical Steps

Over 100 excited music and movement class members entered a draw to find the ‘faces of Musical Steps’ in Dorset. The music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, held in Christchurch, Littledown and Westbourne, providea fun-packed, high-quality educational experience that babies, children and parents love. A photo shoot was organised by local mum…

Palm Sunday procession

Wimborne Minster’s congregation and choir held their annual Palm Sunday procession from the Allendale Centre to the Minster, commemorating the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. After opening prayers outside the Allendale Centre and the blessing of the palms held aloft by the congregation, they marched on the square singing ‘Lift High The Cross.’ After reading…