Dorset news

Parking fine scam

East Dorset District Council is warning residents to be aware of a potential scam where people are being asked to pay for parking fines that they don’t owe. The warning comes after a local woman received a telephone call from a person claiming to be from East Dorset District Council and asking her to pay…

Dorset Wildlife Trust Chief Executive Simon Cripps

Badger cull condemned

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has condemned a potential badger cull in the county, announced by Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson MP, as a reserve pilot cull area in case of problems with either of the proposed cull areas in Gloucestershire and Somerset. DWT is keen to find an effective, long term solution to the problem of Bovine TB (bTB), but urges the Government to put more effort into an effective vaccine instead of a cull.