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 […]



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 […]