Dorset news

More budget for mowing

Dorset County Council’s cabinet has agreed to provide an extra £50,000 to increase the number of roadside verge cuts. Currently in towns, verges are cut six times a year between March and November and in rural areas they are cut twice, between April and October. However the wet and mild summers have encouraged more plant…

Ferndown Festival 2014

Date: 21 – 28 June 2014 PRAM RACE – 21 June The Ferndown Festival will kick off with the fantastic Pram Race. Organised by Ferndown Chamber of Commerce, it is guaranteed to raise a smile. Get your dummies at the ready if you want to enter and simply drum up four more runners to help…

Nigel Kennedy headlining at Regent

World-famous violinist, Nigel Kennedy, will be appearing at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Monday 7 July. His typically maverick musical programme will celebrate the music of Bach as well as other brilliant composers who have influenced him. His world acclaimed concert series, ‘Bach Plus,’ begins with Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin, after…

Grace Voller & Lesley Waters

Students cook up a storm

Students from three Christchurch schools cooked up a storm in the semi-finals of the Christchurch Food Festival Junior Cook of the Year competition.
The competition, organised by Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust and sponsored by Christchurch Rotary, requires students to prepare a main course and dessert capable of being served at a special occasion.

Volunteers helping out at Holes Bay beach clean

Holes Bay Gets A Clean Up

A team of 20 local volunteers has helped turn the tide on litter. Volunteers filled 49 refuse sacks with waste collected from Holes Bay shore and cycle path on 27 April as part of the 26th annual Great Dorset Beach Clean. Items found included a bathtub, a boat door, bottles, sweet wrappers, bits of polystyrene,…