Dorset closed this weekend



Please do not visit us this Bank Holiday weekend – You will be welcomed back when restrictions around travel & social distancing have been lifted.

Alongside Dorset Police’s Operational colleagues – #Poole & #Purbeck #Police Officers will be targeting the #Dorset #JurassicCoast.  There are limited roads in & out of these locations. If you are from out of County you will be dealt with formally. It is crucial we protect our local communities.

We will also be Policing transport networks over the BankHoliday across Early, Late & Night shifts. You will be challenged and dealt with accordingly.

Essential travel does NOT include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. We have been in Lockdown for a number of weeks, people must remain in their PRIMARY residence.

We’ve been given additional powers to fine those refusing to follow Government instructions so please #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS #SaveLives

If you are a local resident stopping for short periods on your exercise is permitted, but this does not include a Picnic on the Beach – You will be challenged. We ThankYou in advance for supporting us over the coming weekend.

You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here on the Dorset Police website:

Local work at Beaminster Sheds

BEAMINSTER SHEDS are looking for somebody with the experience in the manufacture of timber garden buildings to join their team. This position is workshop only and does not include delivery or installation of their buildings.

Hours will be: Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

Please contact them on 01308 861144

Penumbral Lunar & Solar Eclipse in June

Strawberry Moon in JuneThe new lunar cycle begins this evening around 6.30pm.  This June, we will get a chance to see both a solar and lunar eclipse. The first will be the Lunar Eclipse, which will happen on June 5th, then will come the Solar Eclipse, on June 21st.

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, which totally or partly blocks out the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

A Lunar Eclipse can occur only on the night of a Full Moon.
It occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy), with Earth between the other two.
In a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the Moon moves through a portion of the Earth’s outer shadow. The Earth restricts or obstructs the sunlight from reaching the Moon.
The eclipse starts at 18.45 hrs. but won’t be visible until the Moon rises above the horizon around 21.15 hrs. Look South East. The eclipse ends at 10:04 pm.
The next Penumbral Lunar Eclipse that we’ll be able to see is on 30th November.

June’s Full Moon on the 5th is also known as the Strawberry Moon., being the time of year for ripening strawberries.  June was traditionally the month for marriages – it is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Following marriage comes the “honeymoon,” which give may give credence to this Full Moon’s name.

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