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Appeal for witnesses following alleged attempted robbery in Weymouth
Detectives investigating an alleged attempted robbery in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
The incident occurred at around 6.25pm on Tuesday 23 May 2023 on the beach under the Pier Bandstand off The Esplanade ...
Witness appeal following theft of jewellery in Bridport
A cabinet containing a number of items of jewellery was stolen from a stall in Bridport Market at around 2.35pm on Saturday 13 May 2023 and officers are appealing for information which could assist their investigation.
The stolen items include ...
Parking permits offer big savings for Dorset residents and workers
With recent rises in some public car parks in busy tourist areas, Dorset Council is urging people to check the cost benefits of its permits.
The cost of its permits has been frozen this year, with the Short Stay and ...
Weymouth Bay kicks off summer of fun along King Charles III England Coast Path
Events at Weymouth Bay will kick off a summer of fun to celebrate some of England’s most iconic scenery along the recently renamed King Charles III England Coast Path.
Nothe Fort will be the site of events over the weekend ...
Witness appeal following alleged assault in Weymouth
Detectives investigating an alleged assault in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – with one man arrested.
The incident occurred at around 1.30pm on Friday 26 May 2023 in Dorchester Road near to Tesco ...
Bill Beaumont RFU County Championship Semi Final: Dorset & Wilts 47 pts v East Midlands 24. At Dorchester RFC.
Despite leaving the East Midlands at 7 00am the visitors were caught up in the Bank Holiday traffic and did not ...
Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital following serious collision near Dorchester
Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they are investigating a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester.
At 4.17pm on Friday 26 May 2023, police were called to the incident on the B3143, Slyer’s ...
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Sat 27 May to Sun 4 Jun
Location: Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE
Bee wild about pollinators
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Brownsea island will be buzzing with family fun this May half term. Follow our self-led activity trail to learn all about plant pollinating insects. Have a go at our feed the hungry caterpillar game, create some natural wild art and try some bee inspired yoga. You can also take part in one of our minibeast experiences and do some pollinator inspired crafts in the Visitor Centre.Email | Web | Map
Wed 31 May to Sat 3 Jun
Location: Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 8ED
The Addams Family
A most spooktacular show for all the family. This is your local musical theatre company. See Weymouth Pavilion website for description of our show and booking tickets. Also a Saturday matinee at 2.30 pmContact: Wessex Musical Theatre | Email | Web | Map
Fri 2 Jun
Location: Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire, Unit 2, Poundbury Business Centre, Dorchester, DT1 3WA
Free Coffee Morning First Friday of the Month
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Why not come along to our free monthly coffee morning? It is a chance to meet other local people, find out about local events or just enjoy a free cup of coffee!Contact: Debbie Munday | 01305268690 | Email | Web | Map
Sun 4 Jun
Location: Hampton Farm Business Park, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8QH
Hardy Country Classic Tour ( Vintage & Classic Vehicles )
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Charity Vintage & Classic vehicle Tour supporting Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Up to 100 vehicles enjoy a route of approx 65 miles around the Dorset countryside with a lunch stop. The event finishes at the iconic Riviera Hotel at Bowleaze cove in Weymouth in the afternoon, the vehicles remain on display until around 5pm.Contact: Nick Aplin ( Transport Of Yesteryear Dorset ) | 01305260038 | Email | Map
Sun 4 Jun
The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is returning to Dorchester for its third year to celebrate the birthday of the literary giant. High West Street and High East Street in Dorchester will again be closed to traffic to allow visitors to enjoy a range of Thomas Hardy and Victorian-themed attractions. The street fair will build on the success of the 2019 event which drew over 5,000 visitors to the town. KeeP 106 will be there near St Peters Church and broadcasting live from 11am. Come and say hello. Follow web link for more details.Contact: Dorchester Heritage Committee | Email | Web
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Art In The Park is a great success
A rather grand event took place on the Great Field at Poundbury over the May bank holiday weekend. Art In The Park was the first outdoor event of its kind organised by Art In Poundbury. Andy Worth went along ...
Local Plan proposed for former Dorchester Prison not liked by some residents
In recent months a public consultation has taken place regarding the future of the former Dorchester Prison site. Some local residents have described the plans as short-sighted and uninspiring. One resident, Phil White, called in to the studio and ...
An update on the GAP project by David Taylor
The Dorchester based GAP project, a charity providing eco-therapy to improve mental health, is underway on land in Lubbecke Way donated by the Duchy of Cornwall. Local councillor and trustee of the GAP project, David Taylor, called in to ...
Tips from Citizens Advice to avoid scammers
It’s Scam Awareness Week and Citizens Advice are running a campaign to help people avoid being caught out by scammers. Rachel Rogers from the Weymouth branch of Dorset Citizens Advice called in to the studio and explained more about ...
Along with many local organisations volunteers at KeeP 106 attended the first Weymouth Community EXPO held on the Esplanade near the Jubilee Clock. Rob Mott spoke to the outgoing mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Ann Weaving, and the newly appointed ...
Art in the Park coming soon to Poundbury
Art In Poundbury are organising an event called ‘Art in the Park’ taking place at The Great Field on 27th May in which artists of all ages and abilities are invited to take part. The winners will receive generous ...