There were winning smiles all round as Ferndown residents gathered at Haskins Garden Centre in Longham for the Ferndown In Bloom presentations sponsored by Haskins.
A major incident exercise is about to be carried out in Bournemouth and Dorset Police is reassuring the public not to be concerned.
Do you fancy taking part in a short guided health walk? Poulner Health Walkers have been walking and talking for several years. These free walks offer a wonderful opportunity to meet people and see the local area from a different perspective. Walkers often share local history and other local knowledge. Once you become a regular, of course, you can just go along for a chat and a catch up with friends.
Major improvements to Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre’s multi storey car park, costing £2.3 million, started in the summer and are progressing well.
Broadstone Middle School has presented a cheque to Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, for £1821.66 towards its Lilypad Appeal to refurbish its children’s respite home.
Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens is embracing the autumn with two special events this month.
Rhin-o-success! Trade in Southern White Rhino horn rejected, but African elephants and lions denied additional protections
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has applauded the overwhelming rejection at CITES’ (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) 17th conference in Johannesburg of Swaziland’s attempt to legalize trade in Southern White Rhino Horn. There was great opposition to the controversial proposal, including actress Joanna Lumley, who voiced her support for ADI’s campaign.
Additional marine areas in Dorset have been identified for protection in a new report, ‘The case for Marine Conservation Zones’ which has been published by the Wildlife Trusts. The report identifies 48 areas around England that, if designated, will complete a “blue-belt” of protected places for marine wildlife.
Junior runners will soon have a parkrun of their own at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood. It will launch on Sunday 13 November at 9am and children from 4 to 14 can take part in a new regular weekly event.
Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, has thanked Barclays HR Operations department which fundraised and purchased a summer house, then built and painted it for one of the charity’s supported living properties.