Gardens boost funds

Around 400 people enjoyed the Open Gardens day held in aid of Wimborne in Bloom on Sunday 28 June, which raised in the region of £2,500 for this year’s campaign. Apart from a little rain as the gardens opened at 11am, it was ideal weather for walking outdoors. There were six new gardens this year…

Christchurch has sandier shores

The beach recycling scheme in Christchurch, which was 12 months in the planning and which took eight weeks to implement, has been completed. The scheme to replenish beaches in Christchurch affected by the succession of storms during the winter of 2013/14 has involved pumping sand and shingle from the large off-shore sandbar (known as an…

Volunteers pick beach clean

Thirteen volunteers from Ordnance Survey’s Head offices in Southampton joined Ben Feeney from Christchurch and East Dorset Councils’ Community and Recreation team to litter pick Christchurch beaches. The eager volunteers collected 18 bags of rubbish between Friars Cliff and Chewton Bunny at Highcliffe. Although they work in Southampton, most of the Ordnance Survey volunteers either…