Beaulieu wins prestigious national award

The Beaulieu attraction has been awarded Gold in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at VisitEngland’s prestigious 2013 Awards for Excellence ceremony. Beaulieu received its award from Sue Gill, Head of Skills & Training at Tourism South East. The VisitEngland citation stated: This attraction exceeds expectation. There are ‘attractions’ within Beaulieu that could…

The hut that Rikki built…

Rikki Lane, aged 19, from Wool in Dorset, an apprentice of only two years, has completed a heritage building to make any master craftsman proud. As part of his studies for his Level 3 Diploma NVQ in carpentry at Weymouth College, Rikki has worked at Plankbridge Hutmakers in Piddlehinton, and his latest project has been to build Plankbridge’s…

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Interested in being a health walk leader?

Christchurch Strollers would like to increase their number of volunteer health walk leaders. A one-day training course (free for volunteers leading walks) is planned for 29 June 2013 from 10am to 3pm in Christchurch. A light lunch will be provided. Prospective Health Walk leaders interested in attending the course or discussing the opportunities available can do so by…

Cllr John Lofts sworn in as Mayor of Christchurch

Mayor sworn in

Honorary Freeman Cllr John Lofts has been sworn in as Mayor of Christchurch at the annual meeting of Christchurch Borough Council. Cllr Lofts serves the Highcliffe ward and was elected to the borough council in 1987 and to Dorset County Council in 1989, remaining as a county councillor for 20 years. He served on the…