Cllr John Wilson, the former chairman of Dorset County Council, has died aged 74.
History will be made at this year’s Dorset County Show with the first ever staging of a new show jumping competition – the Mogers Drewett Stick or Twist stakes.
Over 350 people enjoyed this year’s Open Gardens Day held in aid of Wimborne in Bloom on 19 June. A total of 19 gardens were open with tea available and also at some venues there were plant stalls.
Residents and visitors of Poole are invited to a family fun day, which celebrates everything that’s wild about the local environment, with The Great Heath’s road show-style event, Wild About Poole, on 23 July at Poole Harbour Baiter, Harbourside Park, Catalina Drive, BH15 ITQ.
Patrons of Victoria Education Centre for Disabled Young People, Lord & Lady Shaftesbury, attended an intimate charity dinner last week in aid of the school’s Canopy Appeal.
One of the world’s most experienced cheese graders, whose nose has been valued at £5m, is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Dorset County Show Country Land and Business Association (CLA) breakfast briefing.
Some of the original volunteers who helped save the miniature buildings of Wimborne Model Town 25 years ago and move them to their existing King Street location, gathered for a special celebration tea. Friends, visitors and current volunteers enjoyed a silver celebration evening, with a barbecue, music from the Skittle Alley Strummers and the illumination of the model town as dusk approached.
History can be spellbinding as children at Beaucroft Foundation School discovered on 16 June when they enjoyed a magical performance of Freya, a Viking Saga, as part of the thrilling new Wimborne History Festival.
The garden designer at the landscaping and construction department at Stewarts Garden Centres is to take early retirement.