Dorset News

pubs reopen Dorset two hours police

Dorset Police have called on the public to act responsibility as the county’s pubs reopen on Saturday for the first time since the lockdown and as the area prepares for an influx of …
Church View cycle route

Dorset and Gillingham town councillor Valerie Pothecary has promised to take up the concerns of Church View residents about the new road layout following work to create cycle paths along Le Neubourg Way. …
Gillingham High Street

Local civic and business leaders have welcomed the planned re-opening of many ‘non-essential’ shops in Gillingham on Monday 15 June as lockdown restrictions ease further. And they have urged local people to do …

Victim Support in Dorset say they have seen seen a rise in some types of crime during the pandemic, in particular domestic abuse and fraud. ‘Domestic abuse victims who might ordinarily be able …
child parents Dorset

As families across Dorset come to terms with all the uncertainties of a ‘new normal’ during lockdown, Action for Children, the country’s leading children’s charity, is seeking to give parents and children somewhere …
Dorset Climate emergency

Climate campaigners and local councillors have expressed their dismay at what they see as Dorset Council’s lack of progress a year after it declared a climate emergency. The new authority made the declaration …
think twice visit Dorset

Dorset Police and other agencies in the county are asking the public to ‘act responsibly’ and ‘think twice’ before travelling to Dorset because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The police insist, however, that …
Dorset Council

Car-parking charges are now being reinstated at all of Dorset Council’s open car-parks, but the way you pay may be different, the council has announced. Following calls from the general public and Dorset’s …
Dorset Police

A Dorset Police officer has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in West Parley. Dorset Police was called to the car park of the Horns Inn in Christchurch Road …