BTEC engineering students from Twynham School and the Grange School got an exclusive opportunity last week to visit two multinational engineering companies based in Christchurch. Cobham Special Mission and Signature TechnicAir opened the doors of their hangers to a group of Year 10 students and provided a unique insight in to potential careers in aircraft… Read more Inspiring students in Christchurch to consider a high flying career in aerospace engineering
East Dorset District Council members will be writing to the Secretary of State, Rt Hon, Sajid Javid, to set out their position on local government reorganisation in Dorset. Members do not feel that the proposal for Future Dorset, submitted by six local authorities across Dorset, would best serve the people of East Dorset. At Full… Read more East Dorset sets out its position on Future Dorset
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, launched its re-developed website on Wednesday February 1 with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
All nine councils in Dorset have now considered a report and accompanying detailed package of evidence setting out a proposal to replace the county’s nine councils with two new unitary authorities.
At a meeting of Full Council held tonight councillors voted against a proposal to make a submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that Dorset’s nine councils should be replaced by two new unitary councils. Cllr Spencer Flower, Leader of the Council, East Dorset District Council, said: “Members voted against… Read more East Dorset District Council does not back change to local government structure
Are you an enthusiastic walker? Would you like to develop your fitness through walking? Then these Walk Fit sessions will be perfect for you. Walk Fit is led by a qualified instructor who will gradually build up your overall fitness levels using a range of weight bearing exercise, inclines and speed challenges to keep you… Read more Walk Fit at Moors Valley Country Park
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, is preparing to launch its re-developed website with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
The Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr David Shortell has launched a search for this year’s community champions from the district. The awards, which showcase and celebrate the wonderful community spirit found in our communities, comprise of four categories. Adult Volunteer of the Year Young Achiever (Under 21 years) Best Community Project/Community Group Best… Read more Do you know a worthy winner?
The ‘Use our Loo’ initiative has been launched in Wimborne by East Dorset District Council. The Butcher’s Dog in Wimborne were presented with their certificate and signage by Cllr Mrs Sue Cook, Mayor of Wimborne and Chairman of the Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community. The ‘Use our Loo’ scheme was introduced by the Public Health Team… Read more ‘Use our Loo’ scheme is launched in Wimborne
The new footbridge in Wimborne which links the Crown Mead shopping precinct to Willow Walk is now open to the public. At an informal opening of the bridge the Chairman of East Dorset District Council Cllr David Shortell was joined by Deputy Mayor of Wimborne Cllr Terry Wheeler, Cllr David Morgan, Ward Councillor for Wimborne… Read more Crown Mead bridge is now open to the public
Councillors in Dorset will consider a report in January on proposals to replace the county’s existing nine councils with two new unitary authorities by 2019.
Public consultation results show clear backing for change to local government structures in Dorset.
Students from Beaucroft Foundation School in Colehill donned their high-vis vests and gardening gloves, and came to help improve a section of their weekly walk into town. Allenview car park’s flower bed was in need of some TLC, and with the help of Knoll Gardens a new… Read more Students Lend Their Green Fingered Helping Hands
Residents in East Dorset will now benefit from being able to access council services closer to town. The Council’s new East Dorset base in Allenview House, Wimborne town centre, has now been officially opened by staff and members. It will be open to customers on Monday 14 November, whereby services will relocate from the more-remote… Read more East Dorset District Council opens new office
A new natural outdoor play area and learning space for pre-school children in Ferndown has now been officially opened. The nature garden at Hopscotch pre-school on Heatherlands estate was officially opened by councillors from East Dorset District Council, along with staff and children from the school. The new garden provides a space where the children… Read more Pre-school celebrates opening of new nature garden
Three local food businesses have been recognised and awarded Healthy Options Awards by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. Sorrels Caterers of Wimborne, Stewarts Garden Centre Coffee Shop in Christchurch and Number 9 on the Green in Wimborne were all presented their awards by the Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr David Shortell. The Healthy… Read more Healthy Options Awards presented to local food businesses
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood, has ‘done the double’ by coming away with two Gold awards in this year’s Dorset Tourism Awards. The Park was awarded Gold in both the Access and Inclusivity and Sustainable Tourism categories. The Access and Inclusivity award recognises a business that can demonstrate exceptional customer service to… Read more Two Golds for Moors Valley Country Park in top tourism award
East Dorset District Council offices are moving. From Monday 14 November 2016, East Dorset District Council will operate services from Allenview House (same building as Teachers building society) in Wimborne town centre. The new office address is: Allenview House, Hanham Road, BH21 1AG The postal address will be: East Dorset District Council, PO Box 9148,Christchurch,… Read more Relocation of East Dorset District Council offices
A major public consultation on the future shape of local government in Dorset will be launched on 30 August 2016.
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is continuing to win awards and gain recognition for its achievements in recycling and waste prevention.