Thursday, September 21, 2017

Beaminster

Food club project up for grant

THE Friendly Food Club cookery project, which has been running in Bridport since May, has been shortlisted for the lottery funded People’s Projects competition, which...

New book celebrates the history of Parnham College

A NEW book detailing Parnham House’s history as a design school has been launched. This month marks 40 years since courses first began at Parnham...

Bus operator says county council recommended its ‘dog’s dinner’ new timetable

DORSET County Council has come under fire and questions have been raised after First Dorset announced the authority recommended the new No 40 timetable....

Devon and Dorset police forces leading the way with ‘digital’ sniffer dogs

DEVON & Cornwall Police – along with their counterparts from Dorset – are once again leading the way in investing in cutting edge ways...

Fairey Band back for 39th annual concert in Beaminster

THE annual ever-popular Fairey Band concert returns to Beaminster next week, bringing a host of classic tunes and a very special addition. The event...

EcoHomes open their doors

TRANSITION Town Bridport’s Open EcoHomes returns West Dorset this weekend, with 16 homes across Bridport, Beaminster, Lyme Regis and Dorchester opening their doors. The homes...

Comrades Hall fills in whilst village pub is closed

THE Comrades Arms, a community bar set up in the Comrades Hall in Broadwindsor, is open for business now that the village pub has...

Dozens enjoy Beaminster twinning barbecue

AROUND 60 members and friends of Beaminster and District Twinning Association met at the pavilion in the Memorial Playing Field for their annual barbecue. There...

New bus service is ‘disaster’

LOCAL councillors have hit out at First Dorset’s revised timetable for the No 40 bus between Bridport and Yeovil, calling it an “absolute dog’s...

Not a boulder but a giant mushroom!

A LOCAL resident has found what she thinks could possibly be the biggest mushroom in England growing in her garden. Dilys Banham, who lives...

Rosa wins cup for third year in a row

TEN-year-old Rosa Lynch from Eype has won the Rotary Perpetual Challenge Trophy at Melplash Show for the third year running. Rosa entered the aged...

Entries up again across local horticultural shows

HORTICULTURAL societies in Beaminster and Broadwindsor are celebrating after hosting successful annual summer shows this season. Residents across both areas showcased their skills in...

Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios event starts this weekend

BRIDPORT’S renowned annual Open Studio event launches this coming weekend and runs for nine days with new dates from September 9th to 17th. Now in...

David wins Melplash Show rural craft title

THE Melplash Agricultural Society is pleased to announce David Burleigh of Oak Timber Framing the winner of this year’s rural craft competition. Now in...

New exhibition mixes ceramics and paint

A NEW exhibition combining paintings with ceramics will be open in Bridport from this Saturday (September 9th). Local painter of 20 years, Philomena Harmsworth,...

BAVLAP meeting

LOCAL residents are being invited to the Beaminster and Villages Local Area Partnership (BAVLAP) AGM this Thursday (September 7th) at the pavilion in the...

Beaminster Youth Club reopens after summer break

FOLLOWING the summer break, Beaminster Youth Club reopens again next week. This term, The Phoenix will be open on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,...

Praise for Clipper Teas’ range

BEAMINSTER based Clipper Teas has scooped four prizes at the Great Taste Awards. The company’s products were recognised for their distinctive flavour, colour and...

New chairman at Citizens Advice

A NEW chairman for Bridport and District Citizens Advice has been elected. Professor Bryan Brown took over the role from Roy Tars- nane at...

Big crowds for Melplash Show

FIELDS at the West Bay Showground were filled with an abundance of animals, craftspeople and entertainment, as well as thousands of visitors, when the...

Exam results celebrations in Beaminster

BEAMINSTER School students celebrated another successful GCSE results day, following on from brilliant results at A-level the week before. There was an impressive set of...

Volunteers needed for Himalayan Balsam clearance near Beaminster

THE Donkey Sanctuary is seeking volunteers for its Himalayan Balsam Clearance Volunteer Day near Beaminster today. Volunteers are wanted to help clear Himalayan balsam plants...

Fatal collision on A 3066 near Beaminster

A MOTORCYCLIST from Crewkerne has died after a road traffic collision near Beaminster on Bank Holiday Monday. The collision happened near Mosterton crossroads on the...

Warning over bus route changes

THE West Dorset Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) are warning bus users that there will be changes to bus routes affecting Bridport, Beaminster and...

Beaminster and Colfox students celebrate great A-level results

THE Beaminster and Sir John Colfox sixth form is again celebrating excellent A-level results. A quarter of grades achieved were at A* or A, with...

Men Behaving Badly stars reunite for fair – But many left disappointed after big...

 BUCKHAM Fair organisers have apologised for the lengthy delays many motorists faced while trying to get to the event on Sunday (August 20th). Visitors...

Rescue dogs’ competition the highlight of Buckham Fair

THE Buckham Fair rescue and re-homed dog championship returns for the sixth time to this weekend’s fair. The competition, taking place at the Beaminster...

Neighbourhood Plan for Beaminster takes its first steps

BEAMINSTER Town Council has taken its first steps towards drawing up a neighbourhood plan for the parish. Neighbourhood plans enable residents living or working in...

Plans for Beaminster businesses to tie-up with Italian counterparts

BEAMINSTER Town Council has agreed to go ahead with a twinning project to promote local businesses with a small town in Italy. Residents in...

New hope for Parnham House in Beaminster

THERE are hopes that Parnham House will be restored as a planning application for the historic building has been submitted. The 16th century Grade...
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