Join Bike to Bestival

Join Bike to Bestival and raise money for the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust Bestival have launched the inaugural Bike to Bestival riding to their new home on the Lulworth Estate! They want Bestival-goers to get on their bikes and join their mission to reduce Bestival’s environmental impact while raising money for an amazing charity – […]

Photos of Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Bestival 2017s Invaders of the Future competition is now open

GET YOUR ENTRY IN BY 20TH APRIL FOR A CHANCE TO PLAY AT BESTIVAL The Bestival Invaders of the Future competition is now open for bands, DJs and spoken word artists. The Bestival team have joined forces with Bournemouth’s We Broke Free to search for the most outstanding unsigned acts to perform at this year’s […]

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 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 […]

New fossil museum and village hall for Kimmeridge

The Etches Collection containing more than 2,000 specimens, some previously unknown to science, opened in Kimmeridge on 21 October 2016. Fossils from sharks, crocodiles, barnacles and flying reptiles as well as crustaceans, corals and dinosaurs are among those on view. The biggest single specimen is a two-metre long jaw of a Pliosaur. The fossil museum and […]