Dorset news

Concerned about rough sleepers?

Anyone concerned about people sleeping rough can contact the national initiative Streetlink. It is always a concern to see people sleeping rough, especially in cold winter weather. Contacting Streetlink on 0300 5000 914 will help to connect that person to the local services available. In Poole, as well as the Streetlink hotline number, people can…

Dorset news

Don’t rely on personal breathalysers – Trading Standards’ survey reveals dangerously false sense of security

Motorists are being warned not to rely on personal breathalysers by Dorset Police and partners during this Christmas drink and drug drive campaign following a survey. Tests carried out by Dorset County Council‘s Trading Standards officers revealed that drivers relying on shop-bought breathalysers would put both themselves and other road users at risk. Out of…

Dream comes true for first time buyers

Residents on one new Boscombe development are looking forward to spending their first Christmas in the homes they thought they could never afford.
The first residents have now moved into the new Gladstone Mews development of 11 affordable eco homes.
In an innovative deal, Bournemouth 2026 Trust owns the freehold of the properties with residents buying an affordable share of the leasehold to help get them on the property ladder.