Stroke patient says thank you with artwork

An octogenarian stroke patient has presented Royal Bournemouth Hospital staff with a painting of the Dorset coast in gratitude for the treatment and support she received while in their care.
Southbourne resident Mary Smallman, 88, suffered a mini stroke two months ago and temporarily lost her speech. She was treated in the hospital’s Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) clinic, which specialises in picking up the warning signs for strokes and looks at active ways to prevent them happening in the future.

Dike & Son Ltd Superstore Company Director Adam Vincent, Bob Walter MP, Managing Director Andy Dike and Head of Marketing & Design Victoria McManus on the House of Lords Terrace at Westminster

MP congratulates Dike & Son on Countryside Alliance Award

Robert Walter MP (North Dorset) was delighted to welcome Stalbridge’s Dike & Son’s team to Westminster for the 2013 Countryside Alliance Award’s Reception at the House of Lords on 30 April.
Bob met Managing Director of Stalbridge-based Dike & Son Ltd Superstore, Andy Dike, Company Director Adam Vincent and Head of Marketing & Design Victoria McManus to congratulate them on their regional success and to root for them at the national award presentations.

Eyecatching Bournemouth 7s vehicle about town

Abacus the Ferndown based vehicle hire specialists have increased their support for the 7th annual Bournemouth 7s Sports Festival and presented the keys to a Ford van sporting a special livery to Craig Mathie, Senior Project Manager at Diamond Sporting Group, the festival organisers. The sponsorship deal will also include discounted rates for other vehicles required including trucks and motorhomes.

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…