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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 Café to Open at Sculpture by the Lakes

Sculpture by the Lakes is opening its own café in collaboration with award winning Yalbury Cottage owner and head chef Jamie Jones. The Gallery Café will open its doors this spring with the launch date set for Tuesday 4th April 2017. The Gallery Café, situated in the current gallery space, will offer visitors to the […]



Purbeck volunteers honoured at annual ceremony

Hard-working volunteers from across the district of Purbeck have been thanked at a ceremony hosted by District Council Chairman, Bill Trite. The volunteers, who do exceptional work for their local communities, received recognition and praise at the ceremony which has become an annual fixture in the district. This year’s event was the ninth annual gathering. […]



Broadchurch locations in Dorset

Fans of the hit ITV crime drama Broadchurch can visit filming locations in Dorset. The beautiful Jurassic Coast was the setting for many scenes including the opening of series one where a body is found at Harbour Cliff Beach. Series one (from 4 March 2013) focused on the search for the 11-year-old boy’s murderer by […]



Dippy in Dorset

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known as Dippy is touring the UK from early 2018. Dippy is a 21-metre-long and four-metre tall skeleton cast and he is coming to the Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall in Dorchester where his UK tour Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure starts. Director of the Dorset County […]



Have your say on BT phone box removals

BT is proposing to remove 42 public phone boxes from across Purbeck. The 42 phone boxes are detailed on the council’s website at www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/phoneboxes/purbeck along with the number of calls made from each phone box in the last 12 months. BT proposes to remove these phone boxes on the basis of low usage and the […]



Upton Wood is blooming marvellous

Upton Wood won a Gold Award in the 2016 South & South East in Bloom Awards. The Wood, near Upton Country Park, received the prestigious gold award for the “Small Conservation Area” category. Purbeck District Council owns and manages the site and co-ordinates the volunteer activities which see local volunteers and residents working hard to […]



Ford Farm Cheesemakers on a Winning Streak in 2016

Ford Farm Cheesemakers in Litton Cheney is celebrating a raft of awards this year for its cheese-making prowess. In two of the major cheese competitions, the British Cheese Awards and the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, the Farm achieved a total of 15 medals including 6 golds, 4 silvers, 3 bronzes, a very highly commended […]



Get active in Purbeck this September

Free and low cost events are tempting people to get out and get active this autumn in Purbeck. Following the success of the Purbeck Pledge alcohol reduction campaign in 2015, local people will be able to try a range of activities during the month of September. Councillor Bill Pipe, Local Communities Portfolio Holder for Purbeck […]