Cold blooded fun

Dorset Wildlife Trust is holding a Reptile Ramble event in Corfe Mullen as the rare heathland animals wake up for spring. Families are welcomed to join Dorset Wildlife Trust for a morning of snake and lizard activities including a guided trail across Upton Heath – a nature reserve special for being a home to all…

Students’ Got Talent

The joint Harewood and Avonbourne’s Got Talent competition culminated in a grand finale which was staged this week. Ten finalists from both schools – who were whittled down from more than 50 acts – performed to their fellow students and a special judging panel. After a highly entertaining performance from all the acts, street dance…

Horns Inn

Nestling just outside Wimborne, on a quiet country lane, you will find the beautifully presented Horns Inn with the new landlady Lori at the helm. Claire and I were invited there to sample some of the wholesome freshly cooked culinary delights they have to offer. Being a Wednesday night we arrived early to find a…

Re-creating recreation

Christchurch Borough Council is looking to make improvements to a local recreation ground and is asking local people their opinions on the suggested scheme.  Public consultation is about to start on proposals for improvements to Stanpit Recreation Ground which will enhance the appearance of the site and offer people greater enjoyment from this important local…

Not hot air as staggering savings found

Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI)  and Dorset County Council have highlighted over £233,000pa worth of savings to Dorset based businesses. Over the past two years DCCI have been offering companies free compressed air surveys via a grant received from Dorset County Council.  The DCCI ‘Control your Compressors’ project was initially to be a four year project but…

At the edge of garden history

A recent discovery in the grounds at Highcliffe Castle could help to determine more about its garden history. Gardeners and volunteers clearing an overgrown area found a row of previously unrecorded garden edging tiles following a line about three feet from one of the garden walls.  The tiles were interesting because they were marked with…

Run rabbit run

Despite its title the West Street “Bunny Run” does not require any physical exertion whatsoever! Bunnies of all shapes and sizes have popped up in shop and residents windows all along West Street and the public are simply invited to “guestimate” how many there are. The bunnies will “run” until Saturday 13 April.  Get an entry form…