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East Dorset sets out its position on Future Dorset

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

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Visit Dorset hosts digital showcase afternoon with top industry speakers at Athelhampton House

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.

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East Dorset District Council does not back change to local government structure

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

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Walk Fit at Moors Valley Country Park

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

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Do you know a worthy winner?

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?

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‘Use our Loo’ scheme is launched in Wimborne

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

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Crown Mead bridge is now open to the public

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

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Students Lend Their Green Fingered Helping Hands

                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

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East Dorset District Council opens new office

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

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Pre-school celebrates opening of new nature garden

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

Healthy Options Awards presented to local food businesses

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

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Two Golds for Moors Valley Country Park in top tourism award

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

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Relocation of East Dorset District Council offices

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

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Construction of bridge in Wimborne to start

Construction of the bridge to link Crown Mead with Waitrose in Wimborne is to start in September. The contract for the construction of the bridge has been awarded to Avon Construction Ltd. Fabrication of the bridge will now be started and work is due to commence on site at the end of September. Installation is… Read more Construction of bridge in Wimborne to start