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Dorset Council

From the end of Friday 27 March, Dorset Council waste services (previously known as the Dorset Waste Partnership) will be suspending all Garden Waste kerbside collections. ‘We have had to suspend this service …
Dorset police

Dorset Police have praised the county’s ‘responsible and practical communities’ for their response to the new restrictions to tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. But Chief Constable James Vaughan warned that anyone deliberately flouting …
volunteers

Dorset Council has made a plea for more volunteers in the county to help tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. A spokesperson said: ‘You may have seen the overwhelming number of people volunteering across …
Prama stories Dorset

With the current restrictions in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, local charity Prama, who support older people and carers, have taken to the internet to offer alternatives to their PramaLife …
stay at home virus

Dorset agencies including Dorset Council, the emergency services and health authorities, have issued an impassioned plea for local residents to stay at home. In a joint statement to the public the agencies said …
homeless rough sleeper virus

Wiltshire Council has made an urgent call to hoteliers, B&Bs, and Airbnb providers to come forward to offer accommodation to house homeless people in Wiltshire during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Accommodation is particularly …
james vaughan

The chief constable of Dorset has urged local residents to abide by the new restrictions on people’s movements in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. James Vaughan said he was ‘confident’ that …
rubbish bins dorset

After Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement last night, Dorset Council has closed all its household recycling centres (HRCs, or ‘the tip’) until further notice in order to comply with the latest central government …

Gillingham Primary School was forced to close ‘with immediate effect’ on Monday after a parent of one of its pupils tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The school, which had stayed open to …