Rugby inspiration at Harewood

 As the British and Irish Lions touchdown in Australia, former international rugby star Thinus Delport visited Bournemouth to help inspire local boys reach their full potential. The retired rugby union wing and fullback player spent a whole day at Harewood College, encouraging the students to reach for the stars. Thinus led two assemblies which shared…

SILVER WINGS IN THE SUNSHINE

Before 1939, Christchurch aerodrome was a popular centre for pleasure and leisure flying- activity that ceased with the outbreak of war. In 1945 enthusiasts sought to recreate those days with some success. The aerodrome and the airspace above it, – specially on sunny weekends – was full of small powered aircraft and gliders, until the…

Horsing around!

Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park has formally re-opened a traditional Bridle Way which follows the eastern boundary, the 41 acre complex between Yeoman’s Way and Woodbury Avenue. 32 tonnes of special surfacing was laid in 4 days by a local contractor to make what has been used as a footpath over the last 10 years, safer…

With a spring in their step

Year 4 children at Verwood CE First School have just returned from a fantastic week at The Springhead Trust, Fontmell Magna. They enjoyed a week of brilliant sunshine, visiting the village and taking part in Woodland trails, stream trails and hill walks. During their time there they studied the wildlife both in the woodland and around the…

Dorset news

23 too many!

The laws on drink driving have been in existence since 1967 when the legal drink drive limit was introduced, as was the breathalyser. There really is no excuse for anyone to get behind the wheel of a car when they’ve had too much to drink. It comes as a bit of a shock to learn…

Dorset news

Noticeable changes on horizon at Bournemouth’s Children’s Centres

Three year contracts to operate Bournemouth’s eight Children’s Centres have been announced following a rigorous tendering process. ·         Barnardo’s will manage Queen’s Park, Townsend, Stokewood and Winton Children’s Centres. ·         The Children’s Society will manage Boscombe, Kingsleigh and Kinson and West Howe Children’s Centres. ·         The YMCA will manage Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centres. Councillor…