A new housing scheme worth £10.4 million has been proposed for the 9-11 St Stephen’s Road car park site, near Bournemouth Square, to encourage more families to live in the town centre. The plan is to build up to 56 new homes, made up of eight town houses and forty-eight apartments along with residential car…
Dorset County Council is closing the A347 from 150m below Parley Cross to Ensbury Bridge between 2-22 March to resurface the road. Local residents will receive letters in the next couple of weeks. The letters will include information about the closure and contact details if there are any access requirements during this time. The road…
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a woman who went missing in the Wareham area – with a photo being released. Samantha Henderson, who is 25 and from Wareham, was last seen at approximately 4.30pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 in Corfe Castle. She is described as white, five feet three inches tall, of a…
Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have been contacted by Local Government Minister, Kris Hopkins, who has agreed to provide the Transformation Challenge Award which they bid for.
imborne in Bloom is proud to announce that the Town of Wimborne Minster has been nominated by South and South East in Bloom to represent the Region for the Small Town Category in the 2015 National RHS Britain in Bloom Competition. This follows the success of 2012 when Wimborne achieved the great accolade of a national title with a Gold Award for the first time. The group’s target is to repeat this remarkable success in 2015. It will be the fifth time of entry into the National Competition in Wimborne in Bloom’s 22 years.
Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors donated £200 to the YMCA thanks to their Christmas trees of remembrance initiative.
Members of the public were invited to hang a message on a Christmas tree, displayed in the group’s branches, in memory of a loved one.
For a donation they could also hang a bauble and the money raised went to the Bournemouth YMCA’s winter appeal for the homeless.
West Moors artist Michael Jones’ work is on display at the Regent in Christchurch. He is making his second visit to the centre, following a highly successful exhibition in 2013. This time Michael has over 25 examples of his work on display, mainly in watercolours but with some line-work in ink. He uses a bold…
Runners from across the Wessex region were out in force at the Autism Wessex 10K run at the beautiful Somerley estate to mark a healthy and happy new year.
The run took place on Sunday 4 January and was a huge success with over 600 runners taking part in the 10K route through the beautiful Somerley grounds.
More drink drivers will be facing the consequences of their actions following another successful drink and drug drive campaign in Dorset.
A total of 1086 breath tests were carried out by police officers during the Christmas campaign, which ran between 1 December 2014 and 1 January 2015, compared to 1848 during the same time the previous year.
Bournemouth Pavilion – 22-25 January. Review by Janine Pulford