Vocal Fusion charity concert

With a great reputation for their interpretations of contemporary 20th century music, the Vocal Fusion Choir is performing its main fundraising concert of the year for the Wimborne Stroke Support Group (formerly the Phoenix Stroke Survivors Support Group). David Saxton, events and topics co-ordinator of the group says, “This choir of which I am so…

Bethany’s flag is a winner

A new flag is flying over Christchurch splashpark courtesy of a six-year-old student from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. Bethany Westlake was the winner of a competition organised by Christchurch Borough Council to find a new flag to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the facility at Christchurch Quay. Primary school pupils in…

Dogs and cats have their day

Almost 70 dogs and cats in Somerford, Christchurch benefited from free services provided by the RSPCA, Bournemouth Cats Protection, Christchurch & East Dorset Councils and Sovereign Housing. The services, which included micro-chipping, neutering, worm and flea treatments, were carried out by experts at a Dog and Cat Action Day held at Somerford ARC in Southey…

Wick flood improvements complete

The Environment Agency has completed works to improve flood defences at Wick near Christchurch.
Contractors were busy over winter, raising and extending existing flood embankments at Wick Farm. Improvements to earlier defences, built in the 1990s, will protect properties from tidal flooding from the nearby River Stour say the Environment Agency.

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.