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living-treeThe Living Tree - one year on and well rooted.

“To me beating cancer is not about not dying. It’s about living, really living, every moment and every day. But how could I do that?  Who could help me stay on track?  Throughout my cancer treatment, despite asking and looking, there were no survivor or support groups where I live in West Dorset.”

Viva Dorch Vegas!

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That's up there along with Weybiza (a must read from Uncyclopedia)..

To safeguard and protect the Historic Street Market of Bridport please say NO to any plan or policy to introduce roadside parking meters on East, West and South Street.

Why is this important?

It will not, as claimed, "promote economic growth" or "make the town safer, more attractive" or "generally nicer to visit".

african-american-giA new book explores stories of African American soldiers in Dorset during Second World War A new book which explores stories of the African American GIs who came to Dorset to train for D-Day is now available to buy online. The book, entitled 1944 We Were Here: African American GIs in Dorset is part of a project run by Development Education in Dorset (DEED) in partnership with Walford Mill Crafts and the Priest House museum. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and JP Morgan. An exhibition containing some of the material included in the book was successfully launched last May at Walford Mill Crafts. The exhibition has been touring different venues in Dorset and has had a positive reception from the people who have seen it.

£31 million Dorset deal will bring superfast broadband to thousands more homes and businesses (eventually).

97 per cent of Dorset premises will have access to fibre based technology.

A multi-million pound contract to bring faster broadband speeds to thousands more homes and businesses in Dorset was signed on Wednesday July 10.

An Open Letter to Debbie Ward (Chief Executive’s Office, County Hall) concerning the Beaminster Tunnel Closure, co-signed by Bridport and District Tourism Association (55 members), Bridport Chamber of Trade and Commerce (60 members), The Alleyways Bridport Antiques Centre (35 independent traders), Bridport Market Traders' Federation and Market Forum (100 traders)

Dog walking volunteers urgently required in Bridport

The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their much loved, much needed pets.

Volunteers help to keep owners and pets together either by walking a dog for a housebound owner, fostering pets when the owners need hospital care and even cleaning out a bird cage.

Check out this great collection of old postcards and photographs of Dorset on Flickr

www.flickr.com/photos/alwyn_ladell/with/6825294111/#

Register your interest in the Superfast Dorset scheme online - do the DCC survey!

7,295 people have already said they are interested in superfast broadband when it arrives. Total registration numbers will help the Council understand how many people will take up the opportunity to have superfast broadband when it is available. Registrations from specific parishes will demonstrate that particular communities are really interested in superfast speeds.

Encourage your neighbours and businesses in your area to register their interest

https://ext.dorsetcc.gov.uk/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=gMzc5Ft9wHz&HideAll=1

broadwindsor-storesVillagers at Broadwindsor were in the mood for celebrating on Saturday when they officially opened their new community stores in the old telephone exchange.

And it was a special day for village school pupil Ellie Guppy, who won a poster competition to promote the opening. Not only did she cut the ribbon, it was also her ninth birthday.

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