Amanda and Hannah Arkell, local business women and owners of the children’s boutiques, Belle Enfants, are very proud to have been chosen as finalists in the National Footwear awards in not one but two categories: Best Independent Children’s Shoe Shop and Best New Independent Children’s Shoe Shop.
The Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership has made an announcement about its accommodation needs following speculation about its future plans.
Having looked at four possible options, an officer working group has identified that the best one would be to have the majority of staff located in the current civic offices in Christchurch with a smaller civic hub to be built in Wimborne, and to dispose of the existing offices at Furzehill.
To mark Dignity Action Day, ‘Dignity Champions’ at Dorset HealthCare have arranged for Dignity Trees to be placed at sites across the county – including Alderney Hospital in Poole, the Diabetes Department at Dorchester Hospital and the Forston Clinic near Dorchester. The Dignity Trees are platforms for staff and the public to share their opinions, by writing comments on leaves and attaching them to the Dignity Tree.
One of Broadstone’s newest restaurants is Tiien – an elegantly modern, contemporary Thai establishment situated on Moor Road.
I visited just after the snowfall in mid-January with my girlfriend, Charlee. We were warmly greeted by managing partner Ning, who showed us too our table next to a warm radiator.
A Bournemouth school is celebrating after being judged the best performing school in Dorset for giving its students the most value from their education. The recently published secondary school league tables show Oakmead Technology College had the highest ‘value added’ score across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. This score is given to reflect how schools are…
Members of the School Council at Trinity CE (VA) First School in Verwood made a visit to their local town council offices. The Mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson and the Town Clerk, Mrs V Bright answered any questions from the children regarding how the council functions. The children gave information on their fund raising activities and…
The new state-of-the-art 3G all-weather sports pitch, providing a football and rugby small-sided match and training facility, has been opened at Potterne Park in Verwood.
The facility was opened in dramatic style by Bournemouth FC player Matt Tubbs who kicked a ball at a specially-adapted goal releasing black and white balloons into the air.
Lawrences recent auction of pictures went ahead despite a heavy fall of snow in Crewkerne on the morning of the sale. “We were inundated with commission bids, telephone bids and online bids,” said the firm’s managing director, Helen Carless. “In the event, the sale was as well-received as ever and the results were even better than we might have hoped.”
Following on from 2012’s successful movie night, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, Christchurch Round Table are hosting another movie night, with the film Grease showing at the Regent Centre, Christchurch on Tuesday, 12 February at 7.30pm. Welcome drinks on arrival, fancy dress optional. All proceeds going to Children’s Wish.
Dedicated volunteers are embarking on an ambitious £150,000 refurbishment of Swanage station’s 1930s canopy – 40 years after it came close to being demolished and replaced by a supermarket, hotel, public house and car park.
When the ambitious 12-week scheme is complete, it is expected the 254-feet long metal and wood platform canopy covering 5,000 square feet – and made up of 350 separate panes of glass – will not require further attention for another 50 years.