Jake’s prizewinning poster

Jake Cross 8, from Ferndown has won the Ferndown In Bloom poster competition in which there was over 300 entries from pupils from the areas’ first and junior schools. Jane Glover, Ferndown In Bloom’s schools liaison volunteer and Matt Hill, general manager of Haskins Garden Centre, presented the Haskins £100 gift card prize to Jake and environment/science coordinator Varsha Roche at Parley First School.

Viridor acquires Commercial Recycling Ltd’s waste collection division in Dorset

Viridor has secured the purchase of Commercial Recycling Ltd’s Waste Collection Division in Dorset (and Somerset) for an undisclosed amount. As part of the agreement, Commercial Recycling Ltd (CRL) retains its waste transfer and recycling business, and transfered its collection division to Viridor on 1 June. The hand over includes the acquisition of a 1,000-strong…

Jailed for child sex offences

A former pilot has been jailed for 12 and a half years for a string of child sex offences. Bartle Frere, 51, of Shipton Gorge, was handed the prison term at Bournemouth Crown Court today, Wednesday 17 June 2015, after being convicted the previous day for 16 sex offences. These included eight charges of sexually assaulting…