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New Dorset Council

On 1 April, Dorset Council will replace the existing district and borough councils



Museums tell stories of region’s wicked past

Four museums are swapping objects to tell stories of the region’s wicked past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking!



Geological Society Award

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre are this year’s recipients of The Geological Society R.H. Worth Award for achievements in outreach, public engagement and education.



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 […]



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 […]



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. […]



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. […]