Ekklesia Daily News
Pension age increase will 'worsen divisions' in Britain
Forcing millions to work even longer, as the government proposes, will worsen age and class divides, say critics of the UK government's plans.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Manchester, Dorset select boards hold special meeting
The Dorset and Manchester Select Boards held an unusual, historic, and perhaps unique, joint meeting Thursday afternoon at the Bennington County Courthouse in Manchester Village.
Funding shortfall for town and parish councils
TOWN and parish councils are facing an increased threat this year from the withdrawal of government grant funding compensating for a loss of income through the transfer of responsibility for council tax benefit to local authorities.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Ekklesia Daily News
Putting off pensions for sick and disabled older people
Pension age will keep rising, UK chancellor George Osborne announced in his autumn statement today .
Men's Group to host breakfast
The Men's Group of the Dorset Church invites the members of the Dorset Volunteer Fire Department, East Dorset Volunteer Fire Department, Manchester Rescue Squad, Town of Dorset road crew, Town of Dorset constables, the Vermont State Police, the serving Dorset dog warden and their family members to a breakfast in their honor at The Dorset Church on ... (more)
Alderholt councillor raises cash for charities
FUNDRAISING activities by Alderholt councillor Malcolm Birr, in his role as chairman of East Dorset District Council, have netted A 1,387 for his charities over the past two weeks.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
East Dorset woman turns cycle challenge adventures into book
AN EAST Dorset woman who set off on an epic charity challenge last year has turned her adventures into a book.
New era for Wimborne Tourist information Centre
CHRIS Brown, town crier and Anthony Oliver, former town mayor and chairman of the Minster's tourism committee were on hand to say 'thank you and goodbye' to the Wimborne Tourist Information staff last Saturday when the information centre closed in its present form.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
This is Dorset
Purbeck votes against joining forces with Christchurch and East Dorset councils - " for now
PURBECK District Council has confirmed it will not press ahead with a shared partnership scheme involving any neighbouring authority in the immediate future.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
a Coach operator has been reprimanded following multiple breaches.
The Cavendish School of English Ltd's passenger transport licence has been reduced by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, in the wake of a public inquiry in Bristol.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Decision on caf on Wimborne Square deferred until next year
PLANS to allow parts of the events area of Wimborne Square to be used for outdoor caf facilities have been deferred for further consultation following renewed opposition from the Wimborne BID.
Cheaper fuel bills could be on the way for people in east Dorset
AN ENERGY bulk buying scheme which could save householders hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills is being investigated by East Dorset District Council officers following a suggestion from Wimborne Town Council.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Help's at hand to secure sheds
A SPATE of thefts from sheds and outbuildings has prompted police and neighbourhood watch officers to launch a campaign to get people to lock up.
edd_council published From 30 November 2013 responsibility for...
From 30 November 2013 responsibility for Wimborne Tourist Information Centre is transferring from East Dorset District Council to the Priest's House Museum and a number of volunteers are now needed to help run the Centre.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Operation nets tree thieves
A POLICE operation that stopped the theft of thousands of pounds worth of Christmas trees in East Dorset is being run again.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Plans for 64-bed care home in Verwood refused
PLANS for a large care home among bungalows in Verwood have been turned down, with councillors agreeing with residents it would encroach on their homes.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Wimborne Tourist Information Centre needs you - volunteers sought as staff members face job losses
In August, it was announced that the town's TIC would no longer be funded by East Dorset District Council , and would be closed on November 30 if a third party could not be found to take over.
Shed thefts sparks warning from crime panel
The group, made up of neighbourhood watch leaders, police and officers from the district council, have spoken out after thefts from outbuildings rose by 28 per cent.
Photographers celebrate stunning shots in new Daily Echo Dorset book
PHOTOGRAPHERS across Dorset are celebrating after their stunning shots were used in a new book celebrating the beauty of the county.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Parliament to hear debate on Navitus Bay windfarm
Poole MP, Robert Syms, has secured a debate on the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Farm Development in the House of Commons as arguments continue to rage over the plans.