Great charity van pull

Starting at noon from Verwood Social Club on Easter Saturday, a gallant group of Verwood Rugby Club volunteers took part in the ‘Great Van Pull’. They pulled their load via all the retailers, the farmers market on Ferrett Green and halting briefly at the town’s hostelries finishing at Verwood Social Club after a ‘pull’ in excess of 5…

From the Andes to the Allen

World-renowned film maker Hugh Miles gives a glimpse into his life behind the lens with a talk and film event to raise funds for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s River Allen Project this spring. The cinematographer and wildlife enthusiast brings his multiple award-winning Puma – Lion of the Andes as well as Liquid Gold, his new film about his beloved River Allen to Wimborne to support conservation work and raise awareness of the plight of our rivers.

Ringwood Floral Decoration Society

Floral demonstration

Ringwood Floral Decoration Society spent an afternoon watching Emily Gordon-Broomhead work and weave her magic with beautiful flowers, foliage and ‘Sticks and Stems’. She started with ‘Easter Treat’ – a compilation of spring flowers placed in a willow basket with pussy willow and, hidden in the foliage – Easter eggs. Then an all yellow arrangement…

Easter Bonnet Parade in the Activities Centre of the Greyfriars

Easter bonnets to the beat

To celebrate Easter the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind held an Easter Bonnet Parade in the Activities Centre of the Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood on Thursday 28 March.  The winners were Bernard Bennett and Dorrie Green with their beautifully decorated hats and were awarded prizes for their efforts.  The runners up were…

Dorset Police Logo

Allotments damaged

Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a large number of allotments have been criminally damaged in Winton. Since 12 March 2013 around 50 incidents have been reported at allotments along Cornelia Road. The damage consists of greenhouses having been smashed, sheds pushed over and plants damaged.…