As one of the first garden centres in the UK, Stewarts Garden Centre in Christchurch has received numerous awards, but the most recent recognises it as being top for Environment and Community in the country.
Over the next century a different approach is needed to protect the country from flooding, the Environment Agency’s chief executive said in a keynote speech at the annual Flood and Coast Conference on 20 March.
New lavatories have opened at the Dolphin Shopping Centre as part of the centre’s £26 million programme of investment with Legal & General.
Promenade renovations at Avon Beach, Mudeford in Christchurch are progressing well and, despite delays due to recent extreme weather, more than half of the prom between Avon Beach car park and Southcliffe Road will be open to the public for Easter weekend.
It may have been unofficial, but there were tears of joy and cheers from the crowd as a Wheelchair Rugby Club based in Poole completed a 26-hour marathon match on 17 March, with the aim of highlighting the sport and getting into the Guinness Book of Records.
Councillors have backed ambitious plans to help tackle housing shortages in West Dorset by building a mix of new homes.
Yellow Buses has been named as the top operator in Bournemouth and Poole – and joint third nationally – in the latest Bus Passenger Survey.
Poole Harbour Canoe Club is offering two opportunities to try out paddlesports in April.
Dolphin Shopping Centre has supported Parkstone Grammar School students for the Young Enterprise Tenner Challenge.
A Bournemouth-based charity named The Crumbs Project has received a grant of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.