Ringwood made history last night (29 July) when it held its first open air council meeting. It is thought to be the first in Hampshire and possibly in England. Suggested by the Mayor Cllr Michael Thierry as a way of generating local interest in council matters, it had the desired effect. Over 60 members of…
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The family owned pet store chain PamPurredPets has introduced weighing scales, similar to those used by vets, so that customers can monitor the weight of their pets free of charge as part of a new “Fit Club”.
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has declared its disappointment that applications have been submitted to Natural England to carry out badger culls in Dorset later this year.
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Ringwood Foodbank is facing a funding challenge to raise enough regular income to cover the day-to-day costs of renting, maintaining and insuring their two warehouses and two distribution centres in Ringwood and Verwood. In September, a third distribution centre will open in Fordingbridge, so the costs are set to increase.
The Barclays Premier League trophy became the key prop in a fundraising initiative when it took centre stage last week at a Digital Innovation evening hosted by Barclays at AFC Bournemouth.
Thousands of fish have been rescued from the River Tarrant in Dorset following the recent dry spell.
The Environment Agency and the River Tarrant Protection Society worked together to rescue fish as water levels in the River Tarrant started to drop, leaving fish trapped in pools and unable to migrate.
After months of planning, the first phase of work to secure the future of Lighthouse, Poole as a world class arts organisation and venue is underway.
Poole-based construction specialist Stepnell is undertaking a £116,000 programme of works this summer at Lighthouse, the UK’s largest regional arts centre, as the first phase of a £5.3 million project to improve, update and make the venue more energy efficient.
Blandford Police Station has become the first in Dorset to be fitted with energy saving solar panels.
Last month, Blandford Police Station became the first police station in Dorset to be partly powered by solar panels.