The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF) has announced that £85,000 has been allocated for awards to local young people in 2017.
It has been announced that the Rampisham Down Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in West Dorset, will not be developed into a 25MW solar power station. This follows two years of campaigning by Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and work by conservation organisations including Natural England, RSPB and others. The site is a legally protected area of rare acid grassland and is of national importance.
John Cook has been appointed as the new head chef at Stewarts Garden Centre Restaurant and Coffee Shop at Broomhill, near Wimborne.
Luminos, a Poole-based community choir, held its annual Christmas concert at St Aldhelm’s Church, Branksome, raising more than £700 for WaterAid UK, the charity which works around the world to ensure people have clean drinking water.
Diverse Abilities is inviting the local community to join them on Thursday 12 January at the Marsham Court Hotel, in Bournemouth, from 10am to 7pm to find out how rewarding a career in care can be.
Justin Fletcher will be tumbling into Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 14 January to help Stagewise School for the Performing Arts host an open day of free workshops for children aged 4–14.
A man and woman have been charged following a reported assault in the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole.
Wildlife presenter Simon King is inviting budding volunteers to attend the New Forest Volunteer Fair, which will bring together more than 30 local groups including the National Trust and Forestry Commission to help potential volunteers find their perfect role.
The director of Forest FM, the Verwood-based community radio station, is to receive the British Empire Medal for services to broadcasting and the community in Verwood.
4Dorset January 2017 – Your Independent Local Magazine INSIDE THIS ISSUE: British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition at Moors Valley – Sale of Furzehill will create legacy for communities of East Dorset – Ferndown councillors agree to major redevelopment at King George V Recreation Ground – Clinical Services Review – have your say on the future…