Last weekend went by with very few incidents in Dorset despite the good weather.
Although in March Dorset Family History Society had to close its Treetops Research Centre in Fleets Lane, Poole and cancelled its Family History Day, monthly meetings and computer group, it is still a vibrant organisation.
Hurrah! Dorset Council’s leisure centres are to re-open from Saturday 25 July – and yes this does include indoor swimming pools.
Both Poole lifeboats were launched at 4.40pm on 13 July when a catamaran with three people on board became entangled in ropes at the bottom of Evening Hill in Poole Harbour.
Jeff Mostyn, the chairman of AFC Bournemouth, is joining the local Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House, as an ambassador.
Due to Covid-19, the majority of volunteers were temporarily stood down from the Royal Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hospitals – but now they are being welcomed back as the hospitals are seeing an increase in outpatients as well as a return of visitors.
Coping with losing a loved one is always so hard, but lockdown has magnified the sense of isolation as people learn to cope with grief on their own.
A video conference – one of Dorset Chamber’s new Business Leaders’ Events – produced many shared thoughts on the challenges facing companies and organisations, and the further measures required to help them as the county’s economy emerges from the crisis.
Staff at Poole Hospital’s maternity unit are now able to enjoy some beautiful blooms in a restful setting as their garden has received a make-over from Dan Smith, a professional Poole-based gardener.