Can he do it?

Dorset-based cabinet maker, Simon Owens is calling on residents and businesses in Dorset and the New Forest to help him raise £10,000 by 6 May to clean up the locality. He is asking people to donate as much as they can through Crowdfunding, a social fundraising website, to enable him to single-handedly embark on a three month mission as ‘The Professional Litter Picker’ to reduce the amount of rubbish that is scattered in the area.

Dorset news

ASD Information day

An event, run especially for parents /carers in the New Forest who look after children on the autistic spectrum is being organised by Community First New Forest.  The Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Information Day is taking place on Wednesday 15 May, from 10am-1.30pm at Lyndhurst Community Centre.  Tea and coffee will be served on arrival…

Recycling vegetation

Wimborne recycling centre closed until Friday

Wimborne household recycling centre (HRC) closed for three days this week for essential cleaning and maintenance. The Brook Road site shut on Tuesday and will re-open as usual at 9am on Friday 19 April. The annual ‘deep clean’ consists of thorough cleansing, landscape maintenance, relining of parking bays, painting and general repairs to steps and recycling containers. Director of…

Weymouth water sports for all

With the Olympic and Paralympic dust settled, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (the 2012 Olympic venue for sailing). There are a number of exciting water sports that you can try this summer including sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle surfing – SUP; one of the fastest…

Dorset news

Grand Theft JCB

Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after criminal damage was caused at a school in the town. Sometime between 8pm on Wednesday 17 April and 8am on Thursday 18 April, a digger parked at Oakmead Technology College on Duck Lane was hotwired and driven over rugby posts…

Art in the Park!

Local artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this spring’s Open Exhibition at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, near Ringwood. Themed ‘Lakes, Rivers and Forests’, the exhibition celebrates 25 years of the rural landscape, linking with 25th anniversary celebrations at the park. It runs from 25 May–14 July. Anyone working in…

The Bloomin’ winners

The Dumbleton Shield, presented to Wimborne in Bloom ten years ago by Mr and Mrs Dumbleton when they retired from their business in The Square has been presented to this year’s winners Mr.& Mrs Brian and Christine Barraclough of Culverhayes Road, Wimborne. The Shield originally presented annually for the Best Display of Daffodils in a…

St George remembered

To help celebrate St George’s Day Hillside Community First School’s Cubs, Beavers, Brownies and Rainbow Brownies, of the 2nd Verwood area, came to school proudly wearing their various uniforms. The children had an assembly where they learned about St George’s Day and why it is so special to the Scouts and Brownies etc and that St George…