Local News

Page 35 of 70« First . . .31323334353637383940 . . .Last »

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.”
more...


New Non-Emergency Police Number Goes Live Soon

05/09/2011
From Monday, 19 September 2011, the telephone number to dial to contact the police in Dorset for non-emergencies will be 101. The new 101 non-emergency number will go live across all of the police forces in the south west on this date – and the 101 number is due to be available in all police force areas of England and Wales by the end of January 2012. The 101 number will be replacing the current 01202 or 01305 222 222 non-emergency number in Dorset.
more...


Upcoming Route Closure On A351 For 5 Weeks

02/09/2011
Part of the main route between Poole and Wareham will be closed from 19 September for five weeks to allow Dorset County Council to carry out essential maintenance. The A351 will be closed 24 hours a day throughout this period between the Baker s Arms and Holton Heath roundabouts as the work will require the road to be completely dug up. During this time, the alternative route will be signed using the A35 and B3075 via Morden Park Corner in both directions. Access to the Romany Works industrial estate, Holton Lee activity centre and other local businesses and homes will be maintained at the Holton Heath end.
more...


Navitus Wind Farm Proposal For Purbeck Coast

01/09/2011
Following the publication of Andrew Langley's report on suggested changes to the proposed 76 Sq mile off-shore Wind Farm for Purbeck in the August edition of the Purbeck Gazette, we have recently had some positive discussions with representatives of Eneco, who are proposing the Navitus Wind Farm. Further information will be published in the October edition of the Purbeck Gazette, so please ensure that you take the time to read it carefully and get involved with the formal consultation process if you have an opinion. Remember - we live in a democracy, so you have the right to research the subject and have your say.
more...


Have Your Say On New Council Wards For Purbeck

31/08/2011
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is asking local people for their input into a review of the electoral arrangements for Purbeck District Council. Earlier this month, the Commission proposed that the council should have 27 councillors in future, three more than at present. The LGBCE now needs information from people and groups across Purbeck to help it to decide out a new pattern of wards for the district. The Commission is carrying out the review to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections and make sure each district councillor represents approximately the same number of people. The review will also aim to ensure that the new pattern of wards reflects local communities across Purbeck.
more...


Witness Appeal After Dorchester Burglary

26/08/2011
Police in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a burglary at a house on the outskirts of the town. The incident – in which offenders broke into a property along a stretch of the A352, between Broadmayne and Dorchester, and stole jewellery, a Nintendo Wii games console and a large flat screen television – took place between 11am on Tuesday, 23 August and 6.22pm on Wednesday, 24 August 2011. Police Constable Simon Lancey, of Dorchester police, said: “The offenders forced open the front door of the property using a shovel before making an untidy search.
more...


E-Fit Released After Wareham Burglary

25/08/2011
Police in Wareham are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after distraction burglars stole a pensioner’s handbag and jewellery from her home – with an e-fit being released. The incident – in which one man tricked the 89-year-old woman into looking for a ball in her back garden while another entered her house and stole her handbag and jewellery – happened between 7pm and 7.10pm at her home in Brixeys Lane on Tuesday, 9 August 2011.
more...


Consultation On Future Of Dorset Day Care

25/08/2011
A three-month consultation on future options for Dorset s day services is now underway. The county council has to find savings of 600,000 from its in-house day services budget by 2014 and respond to changing public needs. Three options have been put forward:
more...


Wanted - Your Views On Dorset's Future

24/08/2011
People in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole are being asked to say how they feel about a draft plan for how we extract sand, gravel, stone and other minerals in the county to build the schools, homes and roads of the future. Several different types of important minerals that are used in the construction and manufacturing industries can be found beneath our feet right across Dorset. In many places sand, gravel, stone and clay are currently being quarried or mined to help build everything from churches to motorways to toilets and sinks. Up until 9 September 2011, Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and the Borough of Poole are asking people who live and work in the county to have their say on a new draft plan for how we get these minerals out of the ground into the future.
more...


Purbeck School A Level results 2011

22/08/2011
Deborah Rayner, Assistant Headteacher, writes that we are delighted with the performance of our students. The overwhelming majority of our students achieved the grades they needed for their university places and we congratulate every one of them. Notable individual performances include Lara Quartel from Stoborough who achieved 4A* and is going on to study Psychology at University College London, Jonathan Dent from Swanage who achieved 3A* and wishes to study Medicine
more...


Flood Warnings For Purbeck And Dorset

18/08/2011
Warnings are being given today with regards to the possibility of flash flooding in the Purbeck and Dorset region. Bournemouth has been worst-hit so far, and local residents are asked to only travel if absolutely necessary due to dangerous conditions on the roads. Flooding in areas of Sandford, Wareham, Swanage and some of the villages has been reported and there has been a report made that a retail outlet in Corfe Castle has also been affected by flooding.
more...


Local Parents Angered At School Bus Outrage

12/08/2011
Local parents in Purbeck are furious today as many of them who have students preparing to attend the sixth form at Purbeck School in Wareham have received letters this morning, informing them that they will now have to pay for their child's travel to and from Purbeck School. Parents who do not live within walking distance from the school in Purbeck were asked to 'apply' for their child's places on the school bus several weeks ago. Due to funding cuts at Dorset County Council, there are now far fewer funded places available.
more...


Page 35 of 70« First . . .31323334353637383940 . . .Last »