Day: April 2, 2013

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Mayor of Verwood meets Hillside School children

Mayoral question time

The Rights Respecting Schools steering group of Hillside Community First School in Verwood, made up of children from each class, went to visit their mayor, Simon Gibson, in the town council offices to find out more about his role and that of the Town Council. The children have been learning about the United Nations Convention…

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Mini Jitsu Students Seren presented with her promotion certificate

Third Mons for Seren

Great news at Ferndown Jitsu Club with another promotion in the mini group. Well done to Seren on gaining her third Mons.

Chairman John Hanrahan said, “It won’t be long before Seren moves into the main Junior Jitsu group with her friend Libby May, both students have been coming to Jitsu for almost two years.”

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Hand crafted clocks and ornaments

Clocks and pots thieves – witnesses sought

Officers in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a number of hand crafted clocks and ornaments were stolen from a summerhouse at a property in the Oakdale area of the town. The incident happened sometime between 4pm on Thursday 28 March 2013 and 9.30am on Friday 29 March…

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Fitness Buggy Workouts for mums and dads

Mums and dads wanting to get into shape are invited to join in with a new Fitness Buggy Workout class in Leigh Park, Wimborne. The fitness classes are organised by the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership’s Activate1000 team and take place every Wednesday morning from 10am. The sessions cost £3 and last approximately one hour.…

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Great charity van pull

Starting at noon from Verwood Social Club on Easter Saturday, a gallant group of Verwood Rugby Club volunteers took part in the ‘Great Van Pull’. They pulled their load via all the retailers, the farmers market on Ferrett Green and halting briefly at the town’s hostelries finishing at Verwood Social Club after a ‘pull’ in excess of 5…

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From the Andes to the Allen

World-renowned film maker Hugh Miles gives a glimpse into his life behind the lens with a talk and film event to raise funds for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s River Allen Project this spring. The cinematographer and wildlife enthusiast brings his multiple award-winning Puma – Lion of the Andes as well as Liquid Gold, his new film about his beloved River Allen to Wimborne to support conservation work and raise awareness of the plight of our rivers.

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Ringwood Floral Decoration Society

Floral demonstration

Ringwood Floral Decoration Society spent an afternoon watching Emily Gordon-Broomhead work and weave her magic with beautiful flowers, foliage and ‘Sticks and Stems’. She started with ‘Easter Treat’ – a compilation of spring flowers placed in a willow basket with pussy willow and, hidden in the foliage – Easter eggs. Then an all yellow arrangement…

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