First birthday to be proud of

Crowds thronged the Memorial Hall to celebrate the first birthday of Colehill Community Library (and the 40th year of its building). After being threatened with closure several times, it became a community library thanks to the financial support of the residents of Colehill through an increased precept. The first year has been a triumph thanks…

Report any turtle finds

A rare, warm water Kemp’s ridley turtle has washed up on Woolacombe Beach, North Devon. The small dead turtle was reported to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on Tuesday 28 January 2014. Just 30cm in length, the creature is not the first Kemp’s ridley to be washed up along the UK coastline this winter, according…

Elisabeth Hood receives her award from Chairman Cllr Peter Holden

Legacy Award Winner

Elisabeth Hood, aged 15, has just received the West Moors Parish Council’s Legacy Award.
Set up in 2012 to mark the Olympic Games in London, the award is given to a local aspiring sports star aged between 11 and 17 who is a resident in West Moors. Up to £1,000 is given to help towards training.

Dorset news

Police Target HGV Offences

Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit joined forces with staff from partner agencies to check vehicles travelling through Dorset. On Wednesday 22 January , officers from Dorset Police, the Environment Agency, VOSA (Vehicle Operating Standards Agency), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Work and Pensions stopped a total of 37 vehicles…