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The number of unaccompanied refugee children in Dorset has increased in recent weeks

The number of unaccompanied refugee children cared for by Dorset Council has increased in recent weeks. Currently, 18 children are in the care of the council, 10 of whom have been settled in the county in recent weeks. Dorset Council’s Corporate Parents Council heard the children had been taken into …

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Fun Day for Dorset Homestays

During mid-term, we organized a fun family day for our host community at the South West Regional Assessment Center (SWRAC), near Dorchester. The event was a great success with 18 families present, made up of 21 accompanying adults and 37 children and young people. The children ranged in age from …

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Shiny Dorset Police HQ could pose ‘deadly threat’ to birds, council says | Wildlife

The shiny exterior of a new police headquarters in Dorset could pose a ‘deadly threat’ to the local bird population. Concerns have been raised by Wool Parish Council over the potential for bird mortality due to the reflective surface of the proposed building in Winfrith, the Dorset Echo reported. The …

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House prices in Dorset: cheapest and most expensive streets in the BH postcode

Streets across Dorset’s BH postcodes were ranked the cheapest and most expensive – with the average house price ranging from £99,000 to over £5million. Home sales company Property Solvers has a new tool that tracks the average price of homes sold from HM Land Registry data to determine the lowest …

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Crab sculptures appear in Hope Square, Weymouth

NEW sea-themed sculptures that have mysteriously appeared in Hope Square in Weymouth have caused a stir. The two larger-than-life bronze crabs can now be seen “dancing” above Portland stone barrels that have been set up outside the abandoned Brewers Quay building. The public art installation appeared outside the old brewery …

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Tesla submits request for former Ferndown Porsche site

Electric vehicle manufacturing giant Tesla has filed a planning application to take over a former Porsche garage in Ferndown. Tesla presented plans on January 19 to convert the New Road site, Ferndown, into a large showroom and service center with electric vehicle superchargers. If approved, the site would be the …

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Explanation of the construction work of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (and beyond) will have noticed the giant crane which is currently in place at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) hospital site. Along with the main hospitals in Poole and Dorchester, the RBH serves residents of both Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset Council. The …

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Ottoman Kebab House launches at Lynch Lane Trading Estate, Weymouth

A NEW takeaway kebab and pizza shop has opened near a holiday park in a busy shopping area of ​​Weymouth, bringing with it 15+ jobs to follow this summer. The Ottoman Kebab House opened on Monday evening January 17 on Lynch Lane Trading Estate to the delight of those who …

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Supply upgrade as PCO Board prepares for government funding

BCP COUNCIL aims to be on the starting blocks for the government’s next “race to the top” funding round. The council says some local areas are just as deserving as those in the north – although it also admits some of the wealthiest places in the country. The new white …

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Closure of Redlands Sports Center in Weymouth – have your say

A public meeting is due to take place this weekend on the planned closure of the Redlands Community Sports Hub after it emerged the site is being considered for housing. Campaigners said it would be a ‘disaster’ for Weymouth if the establishment closed. A feasibility study has been carried out …

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Dorset Properties: Cheapest County Roads & Average House Prices

With so many beautiful homes in Dorset it can sometimes seem difficult to find affordable accommodation. However, alongside the more expensive homes in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area, accommodation in the Dorset Council areas is just as amazing, but at a more affordable cost. We’ve brought you the …

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Dorset Libraries to Benefit from Faster Internet Speeds

Dorset LIBRARIES have opened a new chapter after enjoying some of the fastest internet speeds in the country. Fourteen libraries all have fully installed fiber on the premises, offering staff and users speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second, or one gigabit thanks to £ 200,000 in government funding. …

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Over 860 new Covid cases in BCP and Dorset

MORE than 860 new cases of Covid have been confirmed in Dorset in the past day, according to the latest figures. A total of 865 new infections were recorded in the BCP and Dorset Council areas within 24 hours until 4 p.m. on Friday 17 December. Of these, 520 were …

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Permission refused to convert the Beaminster building into a house

PERMISSION was refused to convert a building in Beaminster into a one bedroom house. Dorset Council has decided that the request to change the use of 4A North Street, classified as commercial property, should not be allowed. The owners said residential use was the only viable option for the redundant …

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High cost of removing boat from Weymouth harbor revealed

The high cost of removing an old transport vessel from Weymouth Harbor has been revealed by Dorset Council – but the taxpayer will only foot a small percentage of the bill. It has now been revealed that the cost of the entire operation is expected to be around £ 145,000, …

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Old New Inn pub, Portland to be converted into homes

AN OLD Portland pub to be converted into three houses with a bungalow built in the garden to the rear of the property. A previous application for what was once the New Inn at Easton Street had been turned down – but the redesigned project has now gained unanimous approval. …

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A chance to have your say on the draft air quality action plan

A draft Air Quality Action Plan has been published and Dorset Council is seeking your opinion on the plan. This air quality action plan (AQPA) has been produced in accordance with the statutory obligations of the board required by the Local Air quality Management framework. While this action plan is …

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Covid: 751 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 751 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 751 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 25. …

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Covid: 530 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 530 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 530 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 19. …

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Dorset Council Votes Unanimously For Camping Fee At Derby Park | Examiner

community, Dorset Council voted unanimously in favor of setting up a fee for Derby Park Campgrounds at their meeting on November 15. you want “diet. READ MORE: Man escapes quarantine at hotel in Launceston Similar to a parking meter, those willing to pay will have to display a ticket for …

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Covid: 553 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 553 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 553 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. …

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Six more beach huts have been agreed for Lyme Regis

SIX new beach cabins have been agreed for Cart Road, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, including one accessible to people with reduced mobility. The City Council’s request received the blessing of Dorset Council. Each of the wooden huts will be traditional in design, painted white and with pastel colored doors under …

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Dorset Council local plan comments published

Comments received during the first consultation of the Dorset Council Local Plan draft have been posted on the council website. The first consultation of the Dorset Council’s draft local plan took place between January and March of this year. About 9,000 respondents participated during this period. These comments are all …

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New development plan at Common Mead Lane, Gillingham

A NEW blanket demand for 80 houses north of Common Mead Lane, Gillingham, has been submitted by developers – claiming it could bring the area £ 1.2million. A similar request was rejected by 5-4 by Dorset Council in August after opposing more than 120 locals, including City Council and two …

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“Amazing find out about Dorset Council staff costs”

Each landowner in the county must pay this local tax to Dorset Council. They decide the rate within the limits prescribed by the government and usually charge the maximum possible, as well as the precept of social care for adults. It is now collected at the highest rate, or one …

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Covid: 552 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 552 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show 552 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Monday, October 18. …

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Dorset Harbors Strategy: Weymouth Harbor is self-financing

LOCAL ports are expected to be financially self-sufficient over the next decade – according to proposals presented in a strategic document. An eight-week public consultation on the proposals is expected to start later this year and the strategy is expected to be approved next spring. Online discussions and consultations have …

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Areas of Dorset with the highest and lowest coronavirus cases

SEVERAL areas around Dorset are reporting high numbers of Covid-19 cases, according to the latest data. An interactive map, which uses data from Public Health England, shows how many people tested positive for the virus in each region of the county during the seven-day period through Saturday, September 25. Public …

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Covid: 362 cases recorded in Dorset in past 24 hours

A TOTAL of 362 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show 362 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29. …

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Custom House Quay report to planning committee postponed

Dorset Council has said it wishes to postpone the report on the proposals for improving the public domain of Custom House Quay until a future meeting of the West and South Sectors Planning Committee. This is in order to allow more time to reflect on the issues raised during the …

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Traffic changes at Custom House Quay, Weymouth Harbor

CHANGES are underway at Weymouth Harbor as Dorset Council prepares to make permanent changes to the route of the road – but details of the new traffic arrangements have yet to be revealed. Starting Monday, October 4, the council’s highway crews will begin working along Custom House Quay as part …

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Funding secured for Weymouth railway station project

DORSET Council is now announcing that it has secured full funding for the Weymouth Railway Station Improvement Project. In a statement this morning, the authority said that since the release of Cabinet documents for next week, funding has been found. “Since the Cabinet report was written the project has now …

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A total of 476 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Dorset

More than 450 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show 476 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 5. In …

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Judges come to Weymouth for Britain in Bloom competition

JUDGES were welcomed to Weymouth to see colorful hanging baskets and flower arrangements as part of the city’s entry into the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition – and said it looked ‘beautiful’. Yesterday two judges were invited to walk around the town to judge the work of Weymouth BID, Weymouth …

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Police warning ahead of the game against England

POLICE calls on football fans to make Sunday’s European final an “unforgettable evening for all the right reasons and not for regret” England face Italy at 8 p.m. on Sunday and pubs and venues are expected to be filled with people gathering in groups to watch the big game. Additional …

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Improvements to domestic violence services in Dorset

DORSET Police have launched three new operations to improve domestic violence services across the county. The new services aim to o transform the way they respond to and support victims of domestic violence following an increase in reporting during nationwide closures. In Dorset there was a 25% increase in domestic …

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Covid: Upton Junior School students and staff isolate

THIRTY pupils at a Dorset primary school are in isolation after a confirmed case of Covid. Thirty students and “some staff” at Upton Junior School in Poole are all in isolation after a case of Covid-19 is confirmed. A spokesperson for the school said: “We had a case of coronavirus …

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Weather in Dorset: how hot will be in your area this weekend

DORSET is expected to bask in temperatures above 20 degrees this weekend as the country experiences a heat wave. The county has seen mixed weather throughout this week, but the Met Office forecast sun and warm weather in Dorset and the country this weekend. Residents and sun worshipers can expect …

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Covid-19: 49 new cases recorded in Dorset

There have been 49 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show 49 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Friday June 11. In the …

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Latest coronavirus: cases, deaths and vaccinations in Dorset

NEARLY 900,000 jabs have been given across Dorset, according to the latest figures. The number of coronavirus cases and deaths also remained low in Dorset throughout the past month. The most recent government data shows that no deaths from the coronavirus have yet been reported since May 3 in Dorset. …

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Fewer than 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Dorset

Fewer than 10 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset, according to the latest statistics. The latest government figures show six people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 31. In the Dorset Council area, only …

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Dorset Council asks government for help with train cuts

DORSET Council calls for government intervention on cuts to rail services, fearing Dorset’s tourist economy may be derailed by a newly reduced timetable. As reported, the train operator South Western Railway (SWR) has reduced services on the Weymouth-London Waterloo line to just one train per hour. Previously there was a …

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Coronavirus: two new cases confirmed in Dorset

ONLY two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Dorset, according to the latest figures. The latest government figures show two new cases were recorded in Dorset in the last 24-hour period through Thursday 27 May. No new cases have been recorded in the Dorset Council area. As of March …

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Parkway Farm commercial site expansion plans, Dorchester

More business units are planned at the Duchy of Cornwall’s Parkway Farm business site in Dorchester. The 21 units, between Middle Farm Way and the town bypass, could provide increased employment for the area, if agreed. It is from Jade-Aden Services Ltd, based at Holton Heath Trading Park in Poole, …

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Change of Dorset Council Covid test sites

LOCATIONS for Lateral Flow Device Covid testing in Dorset Council is changing. Free weekly LFD tests are available for Dorset Council residents, but some locations and operating times change for community testing sites. As of Monday, the Wimborne Town Football Club site is no longer available daily, but there will …

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No change in senior roles in Dorset Council

NO change at the top for Dorset Council – primary council roles are to all remain the same for another year. The annual board meeting, held Tuesday night, voted to return the entire Tory Cabinet – with Chairman Val Pothecary and Vice Chairman Mike Parkes. Cllr Spencer Flower, who has …

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