Sunday, November 19, 2017

Beaminster

Community stores up for ‘Rural Oscar’

BROADWINDSOR Community Stores has been nominated for a ‘Rural Oscar’ in the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards. Now in its 13th year, the awards celebrate...

Mountjoy students take on parkrun

THREE plucky students from Mountjoy School in Beaminster took part in the Weymouth Junior parkrun on October 22nd. The school has a weekly running...

Imogen gets her tae kwon-do black belt in Bristol ceremony

BEAMINSTER resident, 14-year-old Imogen Lancaster, has received her black belt grading in tae kwon-do at a ceremony in Bristol. She was promoted to first dan...

Douglas travels to Albert Hall for Freemasons’ celebration

BEAMINSTER Freemason Douglas Beazer had the pleasure of joining other Freemasons from Dorset to attend a special event to mark 300 years of the...

Clipper Teas wins food manufacturing ‘Oscar’ award for second year running

BEAMINSTER based Clipper Teas has bagged a top trophy in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s equivalent of the Oscars – the Food Manufacture...

Celebrating 40 years of community room

DOZENS of people came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Strode Room in Beaminster being a community room. A celebration coffee morning...

Beaminster gathers to pay its respects

BEAMINSTER remembered all those that had lost their lives in war on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. Residents gathered around the town’s war...

Beaminster twinning skittles

MORE than 30 skittles players, including a party from Bridport Twinning Association, met in Beaminster’s Fleet Club to socialise, fundraise and compete in Beaminster...

Secretary of State signals his support for restructuring of local government

THE Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, has announced he is ‘minded to implement’, subject to Parliamentary approval, the proposal for...

Care home rated ‘good’ in latest CQC inspection

BROADWINDSOR House care home has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Care Quality Commission inspection. The home received the ‘good’ rating for being safe,...

Committee considers how to help during Universal Credit roll out

COUNCILLOR Ros Kayes is calling on Bridport Town Council to support the local Citizens Advice Bureau as the roll out of Universal Credit in...

Beaminster CRUK team raise £250k

THE Beaminster committee of Cancer Research UK has raised £250,000 for the charity. The group were awarded and recognised for their hard work at their...

Chamber choir ‘magnificent’

MEMBERS of Parnham Voices, a chamber choir based in Beaminster, entertained guests when they sang at St Giles Church in Chideock, in aid of...

Chance for Beaminster residents to shape plan

RESIDENTS of Beaminster have the opportunity to shape their community through the development of a neighbourhood plan. West Dorset District Council has received a...

Beaminster pumpkin competition

DOZENS of people celebrated an early Halloween by joining in a competition to guess the total weight of three giant pumpkins. The event was...

Katherine’s swimming equivalent of the English Channel – twice!

MOSTERTON resident Katherine Paul has taken on the challenge of swimming 45 miles – the equivalent of swimming to France and back again –...

Celebrating 40 years of the Strode Room

A SPECIAL celebration to mark 40 years of Beaminster’s Strode Room being available for community use will take place next week. The little room in...

Judicial review into Dorset CCG decision?

CAMPAIGNERS looking to ensure the Kingfisher Ward and Maternity Unit at Dorset County Hospital (DCH) remain 24/7 consultant-led units are preparing to take the...

Beaminster School rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

BEAMINSTER School has been rated ‘good’ in a recent Ofsted inspection, and is continuing to improve. The inspection visit was carried out on September 21st...

St Mary’s pupils go back to the past at Nothe Fort

PUPILS at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster had the opportunity to experience life as an evacuee at a day out at Nothe Fort in...

Beaminster Probus Club hold AGM

AROUND 30 members attended Beaminster Probus Club’s annual general meeting this month. Retiring president, Roger Smith, thanked the committee members and said that he had...

Beaminster concert raises £600 for BHF

THE annual Fairey Band concert in Beaminster has raised £600 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The event in September welcomed the brass band...

Competition is fierce in ploughing and hedgelaying

THE Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedgelaying and ploughing competitions returned to Chideock, with dozens of people taking part and showcasing their skills. The hedgelaying...

Double celebrations for Cedric and Dorothy

THE team at Cedrics Cakes, near Beaminster, are enjoying two special celebrations this year. Owners Cedric and Dorothy Tuck are marking 60 years of...

Pop-up shop in Bridport for designer

DESIGNER Rex Johnson is putting the finishing touches to his new pop-up shop in Bridport's East Street. Rex Design Shop will open on Friday, November...

Writer inspires Beaminster students

STUDENTS at Beaminster School celebrated National Poetry Day with a special visit from published writer, Michael Forester. His work includes ‘Dragonsong’, ‘The Goblin Child’...

Nominate your favourite hospitality hero

THE Bridport Local Food Group’s annual front of house/food service awards are back and it is time for the community to get their nominations...

Charity golf day provides special equipment for Mountjoy School

MOUNTJOY School in Beaminster has received £4,500 worth of tech equipment as the beneficiary of the annual charity golfing day at the Bridport and...

Biggest coffee mornings

BUSINESSES and charity groups across Bridport and Beaminster have raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support after taking part in the charity’s World’s...

A temporary solution as Bridport Hospital is back on bus timetable

TWO new bus services are to be run between Bridport and Yeovil, including a service to Bridport Hospital and more journeys to Yeovil, but...
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