Weymouth is about to catch a glimpse of history. A replica of a 16th century Spanish ship which sailed the seven seas delivering spices will dock in Weymouth Harbour in May. And visitors will be able to explore the vessel inside and out. By Alex Cummins The stunning NAO Victoria completed the greatest adventure in… Read more How to see a stunning 16th century ship in Weymouth Harbour this May
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Jurassic Coast team have pulled together a series of short downloadable walks to help people explore Dorset’s coast and countryside.
Christchurch Borough Council, working in partnership with The Dorset Coastal Community Team (DCCT), is celebrating as it has just been awarded £424,000 to deliver coastal projects in Christchurch. The BID, which was submitted to the Coastal Community Fund in 2016, aimed to connect people to the coast, connect coastal communities to each other and connect… Read more Christchurch secures funding for coastal projects
The site of Lyme Regis library on Silver Street has been gifted to the Lyme Regis Development Trust by Dorset County Council.
Members of Policy and Resources Committee have approved the construction of a fence around the Quomps play area. Following improvement works carried out last year, which attracted many positive comments from people, suggestions were made by users that a fence could be installed to make the area even more attractive to families. The requests came… Read more Members approve fence around Quomps play area
The Wareham-based Sports Centre fabulous selection of activities lined up from 13 to 19 February.
The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is celebrating £320,000 Lottery funding for a project that helps people with dementia to improve their health and wellbeing through nature.
International volunteering day is raising the profile of the benefits of volunteering. And here in Dorset lots of organisations are looking for volunteers to help local people.
Walkers will descend on Durlston County Park later this month as it hosts the start part for one of the legs of the South West Coastal Path Challenge.
Cyclists and walkers are being urged to ‘be bright and be seen’ by Dorset County Council ahead of the clocks going back next weekend (Sunday 30 October).
People have been getting out and about in Purbeck this September and enjoying a range of free and low cost activities.
Avon Heath County Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award . The award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.
Latest locations include Arne, Askerswell, Minterne Magna, Moreton, North Wootton and Tarrant Launceston. Dozens more communities in Dorset are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband thanks to strong demand for the high-speed fibre technology by local households and businesses. More than 26 per cent of customers in the Superfast Dorset area have already… Read more Dozens more communities to benefit from Superfast Dorset fibre broadband roll-out
Saddle up and pedal your way to prizes as part of the ‘Love to Ride Momentum’ National Cycle Challenge during September.
So far almost 7,000 children have joined this year’s Big Friendly Read and there is still plenty of time to take part.
Dorset County Council’s library service is launching a scheme to support young people who suffer from mental health issues by using expert-endorsed books that are free to borrow.
Dorset County Council’s trading standards team has seized over 800 fake items from a stall at yesterday’s (9 August) Portland Market
Earlier in the year the Parks and Countryside team at Christchurch and East Dorset Councils planted a variety of wild flower seeds across the Borough / District. The plants have attracted a lot of positive comments and have helped to brighten up the town for residents and visitors. The flowers are expected to bloom until… Read more Have you seen our wild flowers?
Durlston Country Park near Swanage has won support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund to restore and enhance its lost Victorian landscape for the benefit of the local community.
It’s going to be a colourful summer at Purbeck Sports Centre from 23 July until 31 August. From AFC Bournemouth footie to tennis, there’s something for everyone!