Sports awards

The success and dedication of young Christchurch sportsmen and women has been celebrated at the annual Christchurch and District Sports Council Sports Achievement Awards, held at East Dorset Indoor Bowls Club. This year there were 37 winners, with awards presented by the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Denise Jones in December for success across a range…

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…