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armed forces covenant Gillingham

  Gillingham Town Council has reinforced its allegiance to the armed forces community by signing the National Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant is a national promise that ensures that those who serve or …
Shaftesbury WRC water waste

The battle to protect the ecology of waterways around the Dorset/Wiltshire border is being stepped up a level courtesy of an £8 million investment in the two counties in 2024, says Wessex Water. …
Wessex Water

Wessex Water has been described as a company that ‘requires improvement’ for the second year running, according to a report by the Environment Agency. The water utility’s performance has failed to improve its …
car charging

Dorset Council has announced ambitious plans to get electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints into towns and villages across the Dorset Council area, as part of its new Charging Ahead programme. By 2030, the programme …
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 …

Information specialists One West, who work for a number of local authroties in the West, have issued a warning about a spate of bogus emails linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It a …
Asian hornet

Dorset Council has issued a warning about the Asian Hornet. An unwelcome invader, they will eat all kinds of pollinators but their favourite food is honeybees. They also have a very nasty sting. …
5G Dorset

A bid led by Dorset Council has been awarded £4.335m to help understand how rural communities could benefit from next generation mobile connectivity. A consortium of council, local, national and international partners plans …
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved a budget of £57.064 million for 2020-21. At its meeting on 12 February, the Authority agreed to increase its share of the council tax …