Castlepoint gets arty

The Castlepoint Art Group is encouraging students artists to exhibit and sell their work on the gallery wall, located near the lower entrance of Marks & Spencer every Sunday. The first to take on the Sunday exhibitions are Bournemouth Arts University students Georgina Jones and Claire Brandt who both with their own unique images have…

Plotting in Ferndown

Allotment plot holders in Ferndown have their forks and spades at the ready to compete for the reintroduced allotment prize category in this year’s Ferndown In Bloom contest.  Up to 60 holders at the Longham allotments are able to enter and have a chance to be the first name on the new trophy and win…

Pulling for charity

With over six months of intensive training under their belts, Matt Sturgess, Paul Cave, Dave Welstead, Lee Crawford, Daffyd Wright, Josh Aplin, Mark Vukcevic, Harry Lauste and Martin Wiles will be flexing their muscles to help raise money for charity on Saturday May 18 by pulling a 2.5 tonne truck for 26 miles, starting at…

Women are from Venus

Autism Wessex is delighted to announce two members of staff have reached finalist stage in the Langtry Manor Venus Awards. The awards aim to celebrate women in business and both Gemma Saunders, employed by the charity as Corporate Partnerships Officer and Lisa McKenzie, secretary to Autism Wessex’ CEO and the Facilities and Procurement Manager, have…

Skate your heart out

The new skate park extension at Potterne Park in Verwood was officially opened on Sunday (12 May). Cllr Lucy Clark, Chairman of East Dorset District Council performed the formalities before the party began. The Skatejam drew over a hundred skateboarders and BMX bikers from miles around to compete for prizes and the Vans Team gave freestyle…