Dorset News

Dorset Council

The owner of PlantWorld garden centre in Milton-on-Stour has stated that his site is ‘not for sale’ after the draft Local Plan for Dorset proposed it as an ‘allocated’ site for up to …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police has urged residents across the county to be aware of a Covid vaccine-related scam. Residents have been sent a text purporting to be from a NHS body or similar informing the …
Newbury New Road Gillingham

Gillingham is set to undergo some traffic disruption with the closure of New Road for resurfacing work at night. The closure of the 190m section of section of New Road from Newbury down …
Dorset local plan

A consultation on the draft Dorset Council Local Plan will start in January 2021. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide decisions on planning applications in Dorset for the next 15 years. The …
Parking car park Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham are to debate planned changes to car park charges in Dorset after hearing that the cost for some users could double. Dorset Council says it intends to charge from 8am …
cycle way Gillingham

Councillors have raised concerned over what they called the ‘dangerous’ new cycle way that has just been completed along Le Neubourg Way in Gillingham. Councillor Sharon Cullingford said the issue concerned the section …
swan arrow Dorset

Police officers investigating an incident where a swan was shot in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 8.47am on Monday 21 …

Dorset Police has been working alongside Natural England and the RSPB following two raptor persecution incidents in North and East Dorset. Raptor persecution – which is one of the UK wildlife crime priorities …
school bus

Pupils in Dorset will be asked to wear face coverings on buses from Monday unless they are exempt, Dorset Council has said. Young people exempt from wearing face coverings include anyone who cannot …