Community

online meetings Gillingham Shaftesbury

Local councils have been told to postpone all elections and annual meetings, usually held in May, until next year as a result of the corona virus pandemic, writes Richard Thomas.   It means …
dog walk Dorset

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify the owner of a dog that bit a woman in North Dorset. During the morning of Wednesday 25 March 2020 a local woman …

Public sector staff across Dorset have urged the public to stay home despite the temptation of a warmer, sunnier weekend. Officials are worried that with the rising temperatures forecast this weekend and into …
Dorset Council

Dorset Council has issued advice on public rights of way during the Covid-19 crisis. It points out that Dorset has almost 3,000 miles of rights of way criss-crossing the county, giving access to …
refugees Dorset Syrian

Dorset Council says it has received ‘heart-warming’ messages from Syrian refugee families who have settled in Dorset and now want to help their local communities during these difficult times. Jenny Willoughby who works …
Dorset Police

A serving police officer has died but it is too soon to say whether his death is linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, Dorset Police said today. The unnamed officer, who was aged …
hearing aid

Action on Hearing Loss hearing aid clinics have been suspended during the virus crisis. However, the organisation can still help. ‘As all our clinics are suspended for the time being I can post …
bin collection refuse

As Dorset Council’s waste services begin to feel the pressure from coronavirus (COVID-19) employee absence and the need to introduce new safety measures to protect its workforce, the council says it is asking …
elderly Dorset

Vulnerable people in Dorset will have recently received a letter from the NHS, telling them they are at high risk of catching coronavirus and advising them to stay at home and strictly self-isolate …