Community

  Margaret Marande, 81, is now half way on her marathon 220-mile trek of The Hardy Way, having left Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre on 18 April. As reported in the May issue of …
cattle market shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Civic Society has launched a last-ditch attempt to stop the sale of the town’s cattle market site to a supermarket by calling on its town council to immediately register the site ‘as …
Melbury Abbas Cann

Melbury Abbas & Cann’s High Court action against Dorset County Council is to go ahead after the village’s fundraising efforts shot to more than £1,000 above its crowdfunding target of £5,000 with a …
North Dorset District Council

North Dorset District Council is on the hunt for heroes. The council is urging local residents in the area to nominate people for its Community Hero Awards. Council chair Councillor Val Pothecary says: …
Melbury Abbas

Beleaguered Melbury Abbas & Cann villagers have turned to crowdfunding in an attempt to stop Dorset County Council implementing what they claim is ‘the slow destruction’ of its village, reports Richard Thomas. The …
Dr Geoffrey Tapper

A former leader of Dorset County Council credited with introducing party politics to North Dorset District Council has died, age 86, at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury after a long illness, writes Richard …
dementia friendly Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury town councillors and office staff are to go through a dementia awareness session as the first step in making Shaftesbury a ‘dementia-friendly’ town, the town council agreed on Tuesday 6 March. This …
Town meadow lights Gillingham

Gillingham Town Meadow has just undergone its latest improvement – lighting. Victorian-style lamp posts have been erected along the path that runs through it, connecting the library and the High Street. The lamps …
Dorset police snow

Dorset Police have said thank you to the community for their support during the adverse weather. ‘Our determined police officers and staff have been going the extra mile to keep everyone safe,’ it …