Spread love not wildfire

Litter Free Dorset, the Urban Health Partnership and the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced a new campaign to help prevent wildfire. The BBQs Burn More than Bangers campaign aims to remind people that BBQs are illegal on heathland and the sobering fact that on average, Dorset is subject to over 100 […]

Thank Cod for Fish and Chips!

Following the resounding success of last year’s National Fish and Chip Day, and in response to the Government’s recent announcements, the organisers are absolutely delighted to say that the celebration of the nation’s favourite dish will go ahead in 2020, but a little later than planned ‪on Friday 4th September! As well as being one […]

Crossways’ shows off community spirit

The people of Crossways in Dorset have been showing that community spirit is alive and well as over 50 volunteers have pulled together to look after to the village’s more vulnerable residents. The volunteers have been coordinating via the Crossways Residents’ Info Facebook group, which has been offering support to locals with meals, newspaper deliveries […]

Raise a glass to local wine

Dorset’s largest independent wine merchant, Templar Wines, has signed a new contract with the Dorchester-based Langham Wine Estate and will now be supplying their prestigious products to hospitality trade customers throughout the county. Templar Wines was established in 2008 and since then they have imported wines from all over Europe to supply independent restaurants, hotels, […]

Dorset businesses team up to create “Cheesy” care packages!

The Book and Bucket Cheese Company has teamed up with a number of other local suppliers to create the ultimate cheese lovers care package to help us get through this difficult time. Having founded the company in 2019, husband and wife team, Peter and Angela Morgan, had a tremendous first year. They were shortlisted for […]

Gluten Free Hub launched to help during lockdown

During the lockdown, many of us have resorted to having food delivered to us rather than venturing out to shops and while cafes and restaurants are closed, but what about those of us with special dietary requirements? That’s where Christine’s bright idea comes in. Christine, who you might know from Christine’s Puddings, has come up […]

National Trust calls for UK’s letters from lockdown

The National Trust is calling for people around the UK to share their letters with the conservation charity and its followers and members, about their lockdown experiences. The Trust plans to add a selection to its historic collection of letters. In the two-week period from 11-25 March, the charity saw a 1,000% jump in visits […]

NFU Mutual Wessex announces charity donations

NFU Mutual Wessex is delighted to have nominated a number of charities across their coverage area to receive a donation of over £3,000 each from a national £1m ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual. In the Dorset region, they have chosen Julia’s House. Julia’s House is a Children’s Hospice that operates in Dorset and Wiltshire, working to bring […]

Dorset’s Knob Festival goes online!

If you’re anything like us, you’d have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Dorset Knob Festival following its cancellation while new premises were being sought. Well, thanks to the Coronovirus lockdown, 2020’s festival has had to be postponed once again – or so we thought! This year’s Dorset Knob Festival will still be taking […]

Simply Safer supports food businesses to keep serving, even during the Corona crisis

Simply Safer, experts in Food Safety, have been offering Hampshire & Dorset food businesses free advice and documents, for those that wish to remain open during the lockdown. As council resources are stretched, Simply Safer have been helping any food business that requires Food Safety advice or guidance at a time when it is most […]