‘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 […]








District Council objects to proposed ferry toll increases

Members of Purbeck District Council have voted unanimously to object to proposed toll increases for the Studland Ferry and the Leader of the Council has written to the Secretary of State to make the Council’s objections clear. The ferry company is consulting on proposals to increase the tolls up to the year 2022. In his […]








Dorset County Museum – In search of dinosaurs in the Moroccan Kem Kem

Geology Revealed: In search of dinosaurs in the Moroccan Kem Kem On 14 February, just a few days after the opening of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure there’s a chance to hear Professor David Martill talk about some terrifying Dinosaurs that lived in North Africa at Dorset County Museum. […]








Photos of Attenborough’s Sea Dragon launch








New species of ichthyosaur found by Dorset fossil collector

Dorset fossil hunter Chris Moore has discovered a new species of ichthyosaur. The find was featured in an hour long BBC1 documentary – Attenborough and the Sea Dragon. Ichthyosaurs were a group of aquatic reptiles that existed around the time of the dinosaurs. They looked similar to dolphins but are not related to them. Moore […]








Awards for tourist information centres in Purbeck

Businesses from across Purbeck have been celebrating winning Dorset Tourism Awards. The Discover Purbeck Information Centre, Wareham received silver in the Information Service of the Year category at the recent awards ceremony. This is the fifth time that the Centre has won a coveted Dorset Tourism Award and it joined tourism businesses from across Dorset. […]








Planning permission granted to develop School Lane in Dorchester

East Boro Housing Trust has been granted planning permission to develop the site of the Old School/Arts Centre, School Lane in Dorchester which has been sitting empty and disused since the Arts Centre moved to it’s new home in 2015. East Boro has purchased the site from the Duchy of Cornwall, who have made the […]








Festive free parking in Purbeck

This December, Christmas shoppers in Purbeck will be able to enjoy some free parking. Purbeck District Council and Wareham Town Council will be helping people support traders on Small Business Saturday, 2 December. Shoppers can enjoy free parking in car parks at Bonnets Lane, Connegar Lane, Howards Lane, Streche Road and the Rempstone Centre, Wareham […]








New Exhibits – ‘Jurassic Giants’ at The Etches Collection

In early 2017, the Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life received a donation to The Collection of an incredible 3 metre long Ichthyosaur fossil specimen which was discovered in 1993 by Mr Phil Jacobs, the donor. Ichthyosaurs were prehistoric marine reptiles, similar in looks to dolphins, which swam the seas of Jurassic Dorset 150-157 million […]