Choir rocks Wembley

Hundreds of Rock Choir members from Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Forest and Southampton enjoyed one of their biggest performances yet, at the hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium. The local singers formed part of Rock Choir’s 5,000-strong ‘circle of sound’ around the pitch to entertain a record-breaking crowd of over 61,000 at the Heineken Cup battle on…

Stick Man trail comes to life

Fans of the popular children’s character Stick Man can enjoy their own Stick Man adventures by following a new activity trail at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest from October half-term until January next year. Created by Julia Donaldson, who also wrote ‘The Gruffalo’, Stick Man lives, perhaps not surprisingly, in a tree with his…

Grow and Sell

The Gardening Club from Allenbourn Middle School recently spent a glorious afternoon at Kingston Lacy kitchen garden, learning about seeds and compost. The trip was linked to the national ‘Grow and Sell’ initiative launched last spring by Waitrose. The idea is to encourage children to learn more about where food comes from and about its…

Mayor buys first poppy

Councillor Richardson and Mr Egerton Verwood Mayor, Councillor Peter Richardson bought the first poppy from veteran Norman Egerton, beside the Memorial Stone on Ferrett Green. Mr Egerton served in the Royal Navy during and after the Second World War. He was a medic aboard a tank landing craft on D-Day, delivering Sherman tanks and their…