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PDC Considering Tourism Charges For Purbeck

03/10/2011
Purbeck District Council is exploring whether tourists should provide a contribution to improvements to transport infrastructure in Purbeck and would value input from those working in the local tourism industry at a workshop on Wednesday 12 October 2011 to be held at Morden Village Hall. Currently only new development, e.g. houses, is required to contribute to transport infrastructure, but the Council is considering expanding the policy to generate income from tourists who visit Purbeck by car and add pressure to the road network.
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Dorset Pothole Problem To Be Addressed

29/09/2011
Dorset County Council has been using an extra £2.75m from the Government to resurface streets blighted by potholes and other damage following two freezing cold winters. In April, the county council received its share of a national fund to combat Britain’s pothole epidemic following freezing weather which caused some roads to deteriorate very rapidly. Dorset Highways, the county council’s roads and transport service, has been out in force using this extra cash to repair winter damage to streets and roads across Dorset.
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King Arthur Risen From Dead Or Criminal Damage?

29/09/2011
Police in Wareham are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after criminal damage to a roundabout in the town. The incident, in which unknown offenders caused damage to the roundabout at the top of North Street, happened sometime during the night from Saturday, 24 September 2011 to Sunday, 25 September 2011. Police Constable Moira Connolly, of Wareham police, said: “The amount of debris on the road was extensive.
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Missing Person Alert - Have You Seen Nicholas?

27/09/2011
Officers in Weymouth searching for a missing vulnerable 55-year-old man are renewing their appeal for information regarding his whereabouts – with a picture of the man being released. Nicholas Stephen Crocker from Weymouth, was reported missing just after 9am on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, and was last seen at 6.30am that morning. Nicholas is white, between five feet seven inches and five feet eight inches tall and of a stocky build. He has receding white or grey hair, white stubble, a tattoo of antlers on the back of one hand and on one forearm.
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James Day Care Home In Swanage To Reopen

23/09/2011
Plans for a total refurbishment of the former James Day Residential home in Swanage have been unveiled as a Dorset based private care company, Agincare, prepares to take on a long-term lease of the building. This follows extensive work by a Joint Planning Group set up specially by the County Council for the purpose of exploring solutions for up to date care facilities for older people in the area. This group included a wide range of organisations with an interest in its future, including the Save James Day Home Action Group, the Swanage Senior Forum, local councils, and the NHS. The proposal from Agincare includes a staged refurbishment and re-development of the existing building to provide, in the first phase, higher level residential care for older people , including care for people with dementia. This will be followed by a second phase to provide nursing care at the site. The proposal also includes the development of a "community hub" which will provide a base for Agincare’s home care and meal delivery services, as well as other facilities to support the community.
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Missing Person Alert - Have You Seen Graham?

22/09/2011
Police in Bournemouth are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 55-year-old man who has been missing for the last four weeks – with a picture of the missing man being released. Graham Lach, of West Cliff Road, was last seen by a friend on Sunday, 21 August 2011. Police Constable Kath MacHardy said: “Graham has not been seen by family and friends for an entire month now and it’s essential that we check that he is safe and well. “He may still be in the Bournemouth area, but he does have a daughter in Brighton, so it’s possible that he may have travelled in that direction.
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Missing Person Alert - Neil has been found

22/09/2011
Thank you to the public for your help - Neil was found in Blackpool yesterday. Officers are appealing for help to find a 45-year-old man who is missing from the Brockworth and Tewkesbury area. Neil Sweeney was last in contact with friends on Tuesday September 20 and was reported missing at around 12.30am this morning (Wednesday September 21). Neil doesn’t appear to currently have a permanent address, but is thought to have been staying with friends in the Brockworth and Tewkesbury area.
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Missing Person Alert - Have You Seen Barry?

20/09/2011
Police in Weymouth are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 66-year-old man who has been missing for the last two weeks – with a picture of the missing man being released. Barry Millgate, of Penny Street, was last seen at his home address on Monday, 5 September 2011. He left in a grey Nissan Note – although it is believed that he may have returned this vehicle to a garage. Police Constable Kath MacHardy said: “Barry has not made contact with his partner for two weeks now and such behaviour is completely out of character. “Naturally, she is extremely worried that he has come to some harm.”
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DCC To Extend Public Consultation On Day Services

19/09/2011
People in Bridport, Wareham and Shaftesbury will now have an early opportunity to discuss ideas for the future of day services in Dorset. Additional public consultation meetings have been organised to complement the six already scheduled meetings across the county this autumn. The public meetings have been arranged to give all interested parties in communities that may not attend day centres a chance to ask questions and put their views forward.
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Witness Appeal After Series Of Fires

16/09/2011
Officers in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a large fire at Charminster near Dorchester and three further fires in the rural parts of the Dorchester and Sherborne area. At around 7.30pm on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, Dorset Police received a report of a barn fire near Lower Burton, Dorchester. A road closure was in place until almost 3pm today, Thursday, 15 September 2011, to enable Dorset Fire and Rescue Service to tackle the blaze.
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Search Warrants Executed In Dorchester

13/09/2011
Police in Dorchester have arrested a woman after warrants were executed at three addresses in the town. On Saturday, 10 September 2011, officers searched two addresses in the Victoria Park area after warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. A further warrant under the Theft Act was executed in Poundbury. The local Safer Neighbourhood Teams and patrol officers seized a number of items, including substances believed to be illegal drugs. A 41-year-old Dorchester woman was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply drugs. She has been released on bail while police enquiries continue.
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Illegal Fly-Topping Causes Road Hazard

12/09/2011
A large amount of garden waste has been dumped in a small country lane causing a serious hazard to motorists. The fly-tipped waste was found on 1 September in Dullar Lane near Lytchett Matravers. The waste, a large amount of leylandii-type wood or hedge cuttings, was blocking half of the unlit narrow road. Purbeck District Council Spokesperson for the Built Environment, Councillor Paul Johns said: “This was a totally irresponsible and illegal act and could easily have caused a serious accident on this narrow lane.” Councillor Johns continued: “It is possible that a nearby homeowner paid for a contractor to carry out work in their garden without the knowledge that the waste would be dumped. I would advise anyone who contracts someone to carry out work to check where the waste will be disposed.”
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