Protect the coast

Work to protect Christchurch’s coastline will begin on Monday 29 April. The work forms part of Christchurch Borough Council’s annual programme of maintenance to coastal structures. The work will include a local sand recycling exercise, where excess windfall material will be removed from in front of Mudeford Quay and Gundimore Beach and delivered to depleted…

Cherry-picked victory

Manager of Bournemouth AFC, Eddie Howe, spoke of his pride after leading the club back to the Championship for the second time in its 114 year history. The Cherries sealed promotion on the 21 April, with a 3-1 win over Carlisle, while Doncaster and Brentford dropped points to confirm the club’s place in the second…

23rd birthday celebration at Cherry Tree Nursery on 18 April

Cherry Tree celebrations

Cherry Tree Nursery, a Sheltered Work Opportunities Project, celebrated its 23rd birthday on 18 April. The project now has over 150 volunteers with severe mental health problems, having started in 1990 with just four. The Westbourne Rotary Club very kindly and generously provided the barbecue for the function which was marked by the unveiling of…

Contaminated birds on the south coast

Over 1000 birds now dead

A week after the first reports of birds covered in a sticky glue like substance being washed up on South West beaches, wildlife charities have today confirmed that the number of dead has passed 1000. This is in addition to the 200+ birds in the care of RSPCA and South Devon Seabird Trust.