Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Beaminster

Beaminster man given county-wide CBO

A BEAMINSTER man has been made the subject of a county-wide Criminal Behaviour in Dorset. Daniel Oliver Williams, aged 41 and of Hogshill Street, was...

Dorset chosen for launch of lessons and courses website

A NEW website making it easier to find a new hobby or develop a new skill has launched in Dorset. Skill Shop lists lessons...

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership looking for more advisors to help

DORSET Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking for advisors to inspire and motivate young people to make good career choices. The LEP is working...

Plans progress for accessible skate park in town

THE successful partnership between the Bridport Young Persons Action Trust (BYPAT) charity and Bridport Town Council is continuing as they embark on a new...

Grants available for local transport schemes

DORSET County Council is offering grants of up to £5,000 to support communities wanting to set up their own local transport scheme, with grants...

MP attends meeting held on food banks

FOOD banks and advice organisations in Dorset have come together to explore how they can help each other do even more for those in...

Horticultural society spring show boasts more than 400 entries

THE Beaminster Horticultural Society spring show featured more than 400 entries from 40 exhibitors in Beaminster Public Hall last Saturday. The annual event filled the...

WATAG: next meeting and new public transport timetable

THE next meeting of the West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) will be held on Thursday March 23rd at the WI Hall,...

Sumo suits for The Phoenix

BRIDPORT Round Table has presented Beaminster Youth Club, The Phoenix, with two sets of padded sumo wrestling suits. Gil Streets, chairman of the trustees...

Town council recognises the dedicated work of community stalwart Gil Streets

BEAMINSTER community stalwart Gil Streets’ years of dedicated work have been rewarded by him being named an Honorary Townsperson by the town council. Mr...

Campaign for Beaminster School crossing after car hits child

CONCERNED parents with children at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster have come together and launched a campaign for a school crossing to be installed...

Beaminster vodka company has adverts banned

A PARODY advert for a Beaminster company based on the famous ‘Accrington Stanley’ TV commercial for milk has been banned for encouraging excessive drinking. The ad...

Developers’ proposal for 30 affordable social rent houses in Beaminster

THIRTY new social rented homes are being proposed for the Flaxfield Rise site in Beaminster. Beaminster town councillors received a presentation from applicants Sovereign Housing...

Appeal for witnesses after tractor stolen

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after thieves stole a tractor from a farm in West Dorset. Sometime between 5pm on Friday,...

‘Broadchurch’ highlights help for sexual assault victims in Dorset

AS THE third and final series of ITV drama Broadchurch has begun and follows the story of an investigation into a serious sexual assault,...

Local schools celebrate World Book Day

CHILDREN across Bridport and Beaminster dressed as their favourite fictional characters last week to mark World Book Day. The annual event is a celebration...

Tea factory’s donation keeps youth club open

BEAMINSTER-based tea producer, Clipper Teas, has pledged £15,000 to support the running of Beaminster’s youth club for the next three years. The youth club,...

Air ambulance crew in cycle challenge

ON SUNDAY, May 14th, the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will, for the first time, take part as a team in the...

Beaminster man breaches CBO for a 10th time

BEAMINSTER man Christopher Vye has breached his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for a 10th time. Police officers received a call on Wednesday, March 1st from...

Businesses urged to have their say on economic survey

BUSINESSES in Dorset have been told that it is more important than ever to make their voices heard on the local and national stage. Dorset...

Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

THE number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset police taking...

Guides celebrate World Thinking Day

LOCAL Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and Trefoil Guild members meet together to celebrate ‘World Thinking Day’ on February 22nd. World Thinking Day is a...

Knob-throwing festival on the move

TO CELEBRATE its 10th birthday, the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival is on the move – same event, same ethos, just a more practical venue...

Primary schools’ football tournament

PUPILS of eight local primary schools that make up the newly formed West Dorset Schools Collaboration along with Beaminster School, met at Beaminster School’s...

Council changes called into question

THE necessity of changing the structure of internal local government has been questioned as plans to revert West Dorset District Council to a committee...
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Beaminster man arrested after police chase in Lyme Regis

A MAN from Beaminster was arrested after a police chase in Lyme Regis on Tuesday evening. Police were called to report of a drunk man...

Celebrity chefs back ’Big Brekkie’ for Autism Wessex

TWO local celebrity chefs are backing a Big Brekkie campaign to raise awareness of autism. Lesley Waters and Mat Follas are supporting Autism Wessex...

Rave reviews for The Crucible

BEAMINSTER School’s recent production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has received rave reviews from those who were lucky enough to see the play. Set...

New venture for village stores manager

AFTER two years in charge, popular Broadwindsor Community Stores manager Steve Jarvis (pictured) is leaving to run the re-opening petrol station in Winterbourne Abbas....

Brassica named in Times Top 100 Restaurants list

BRASSICA restaurant in Beaminster has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 restaurants in the Sunday Times – the only one in...
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