Dorset News

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Two businesses located fewer than three miles from each other in North Dorset have won their categories for the South West region of the 2024 Countryside Alliance Awards. The Child Okeford Village Shop …
primary school reception

Some 95.8 per cent of applicants in Dorset have been offered their first choice of primary school -for reception), and just under 95 per cent have been offered their middle school of choice …
farms

An advice day to help farmers operate safely across all aspects of their work is being organised this month by the UK’s leading rural insurer NFU Mutual. The Farm Safety Day, which is …
car speed

Five Dorset towns and villages have the approval to proceed with the introduction of 20mph zones or speed limits. The town or parish councils for Langton Matravers, Bridport, Wimborne, Pimperne and Winfrith successfully …
budget Dorset

Dorset Council’s budget of £377 million for 2024-25 was approved by councillors at the full council meeting on 13 February. This continues what the council calls its ‘commitment to maintain frontline services, without …
digital champions award

A free training programme that has recruited an army of special advisors to help thousands of Dorset’s residents get online has scooped a prestigious national award. Dorset Council’s ‘Embedded Digital Champion’ initiative has …
Marsh Fritillary

Butterfly Conservation has reported a record number of caterpillar webs have been found during an annual survey at Lankham Bottom in West Dorset. The survey involved counting silken webs or ‘nests’ created by …
climate clouds sky

Dorset Council has been announced as a finalist for Best Climate Action or Decarbonisation Initiative in this year’s Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards. The national awards recognise the very best in …
Dorset C

UPDATE The mysterious case of Dorset Council’s vanishing Facebook page has been revealed. Facebook’s owner’s Meta have apparently mistakenly took the page down. In a statement Dorset Council said: ‘We’re very pleased to …