Let’s Work in Weymouth

East Boro Housing Trust is celebrating the award of a grant of almost £10,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All Fund for the ‘Let’s Work’ project. Research shows that two thirds of adults with learning disabilities want paid work but have been unable to get a job. Launching in April 2019, ‘Let’s Work’ will […]








Toll increases refused for Sandbanks to Studland Ferry

Purbeck District Council has welcomed news that the Secretary of State for Transport has refused an application for toll increases for the Sandbanks to Studland Ferry. Following objections to the increases by local residents, businesses and councils, the application by the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company was referred to the Secretary of State who […]








Hidden Faces, Hidden Places: Stories behind objects from the Thomas Hardy Archive

Helen Gibson, Honorary Curator of the Thomas Hardy Archive in the Dorset County Museum Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018 (Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm) Venue: Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY Admission: FREE Kingston Maurward College provide plenty of parking places on campus. When you arrive, please follow signs for visitor parking. For event […]








Photos of Bournemouth Air Festival 2018








Photos of Buckham Fair 2018








Photos of Bestival 2018








Meet the Romans

Walk in the footsteps of Romans this summer and discover Dorchester’s hidden past. This Summer visitors will have the opportunity to meet the Roman reenactors from Cohor I Durotriga and be guided round some of the historic sites of Roman Dorchester ‘Durnovaria’ including the Roman Wall, The Roman Town House, the only example of a […]








Photos of Camp Bestival 2018








‘The Spirit of the Woods’ show garden wins Gold at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

‘The Spirit of the Woods’ show garden designed by Peter Dowle from Howle Hill Nursery and featuring four of Dorset sculptor Simon Gudgeon’s creations has been awarded Gold and the Best Construction Award at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. ‘The Spirit of the Woods’ is a garden that explores our spiritual connection with nature using […]








Opportunity to comment on application for Neighbourhood Plan area in Wool

The first stage is underway in a process to prepare a plan which will enable the community of Wool to develop a shared vision. Wool Parish Council has expressed a wish to create a Neighbourhood Plan, commencing with the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area boundary. A Wool Parish Council steering group has asked Purbeck […]