BCP Council have processed over 5,000 business grants in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These exceed the £70m mark.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service still has around 100 firefighters tackling a huge heath fire affecting some 180 hectares of heath and woodland at Wareham Forest, which started yesterday afternoon (18 May).
Today (19 May) marks a National Specials Day to thank and celebrate support from special constabularies all over the country during the COVID-19 crisis.
People cycling along our local promenades are being urged to observe the speed limit, to give priority to pedestrians, to give all they pass a two-metre wide berth and not to cycle in groups.
Depending on government advice, Dorset schools could open on 1 June for Reception, Year One and Year Six pupils. However, parents will not be fined for non-attendance at this time.
Designated a world heritage site in 1999, Poole Harbour is one of the world’s largest natural harbours and is treasured by everyone who visits the area.
If you are returning to work – how are you going to get there if you cannot walk, cycle or drive?
Criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by turning their attention to online crime. As lockdown continues, across the UK, there has been a drop in street crime of 21%. However, online crime, driven by predatory transnational gangs, is on the rise.
Its Mental Health Awarenesses Week and the hair industry has been shut down for nearly two months already with more weeks to go.
“Time is running out for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors,” says Bournemouth Coastal Bid, and it is urging the government for more clarity and assistance.