Very merry start to Christmas

Fordingbridge lights switch on was a real festive family event. The high street was closed to traffic and chestnut, soup and mulled wine stalls positioned along the roadside offered warming treats. While the brass band played, hundreds of families sang carols around the Christmas tree at the top of the town. The children waited with…

School patches up quilts

Ringwood CE Infant School’s parents and children have been busy sewing away and have created two beautiful patchwork quilts to raise funds for the school. Janice Kline, whose daughter Sophie is in Year 2, organised the fundraising event. She said, “We thought it would be a good way to bring the school community together and…

Dorset news

Miles for Milo

Local Waggy Tails supporter, Paul Chapman, is raising funds for Milo, a corgi cross who has paralysis in both hind legs. Paul hopes to raise enough funds to get Milo a little cart that will help him gain more independence. Milo came to Waggy Tails Rescue from the dog pound and is thought to be…

Sporty successes celebrated

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 over 50 winners, with awards presented on the night by the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr John Lofts, for success across…

Dorset news

Bill freeze for SBW customers

SEMBCORP Bournemouth Water (SBW) is to freeze its prices for household and business customers until April 2015. The company, which supplies drinking water to approximately half a million people in parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, will then cut bills for the following 12 months. Increases in subsequent years up to 2020 will be kept…