Having your canine companion dog-napped would be a horrendous ordeal. Sadly this crime is on the increase. A petition calling on the Government to make dog theft a specific offence had gathered over 316,500 signatures meaning it is well over the threshold to be considered for debate in parliament.
Around 29,000 people across the South West have contributed their signature to the cause. There are measures you can take to reduce the risk of this happening to you.
Becky Simmonds is a professional dog walker and part time rescue worker. She is part of an international team at BreedAdvisor which consists of experienced professionals, from trained Vets to Dog Breeders. Their sole purpose is to bring you accurate, helpful information you can trust.
They advise: (Click the image for further information):
They also have informative pages on all the following dog breeds: Click on the image to be taken to the active web page and scroll down.
Cameron is offering a weekend at his farm for £400 per couple to include a dinner cooked by Cameron, a three rosette chef, at Redlands Coppice and a day with his Highland cows at Eggardon Hill, before returning to Redlands Coppice to meet the nine newest cows to the farm and the man who gifted them, Stan Sadler.
Village resident and member of the Steering Group of the White Lion, Luke Pickering has just launched a new website to keep all informed of the progress of their negotiations. There is a great deal of work going on behind the scenes. The Steering Group aim to keep everyone updated. Please visit:
The Grade II listed property in the village square, The Old George B&B is on the market seeking offers in excess of £850,000.
Estate agents, Jackson-Stops state that the property itself dates back to the early 1600’s but was extensively refurbished in 1856 and now retains many Victorian features. All the details, floor plan and many more photographs of this beautiful, historic property can be viewedHEREand of course the opportunity to purchase.
Believed to be remaining in the village, we wish Christina lots of happiness in her new home.
The Dorset Community Foundation’s Bursary Scheme awards grants of up to £1,000 to help students follow their dream career. Applications are now open.
Last year Dorset Community Foundation’s Bursary Scheme awarded more than £37,000 to support 72 students from the county who face financial disadvantage, additional issues such as those with disabled parents, those with Special Educational Needs or those not living with parents or guardians.
The total also includes disadvantaged students studying STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at Bournemouth and Poole or Brockenhurst College funded by the community foundation’s Superior STEM Bursary Fund.
The grants can be used to cover the cost of travel to college, equipment, tools or clothing, study trips, laptops or meals. Grants Manager, Ellie Maguire said: “This isn’t an exhaustive list and students with other requirements for their course should contact us.”
Applicants must be 16yrs to 25yrs, attending a vocational course, and be enrolled at any of the following:
Bournemouth and Poole College,
Kingston Maurward College,
Yeovil College or
Wiltshire College’s Salisbury Campus.
Students should apply direct to their college for financial support before applying to DCF, although they may receive funds from both sources if needed.
Applications for bursaries to be paid in November are open until October 8th.
Further rounds of funding are also available.
For Application forms, and full details of criteria – ClickHERE.
Good afternoon, my name is Kate Staff and I held the cake raffle at Broadwindsor’s Fun Day.
I would like to thank everyone that supported me in raising money. My aim was not only to raise funds but also to raise awareness. I had never heard of TS (Turner Syndrome) until my daughter Louise was diagnosed at the age of 18yrs.
As a child she suffered and encountered numerous difficulties both physical and emotional some of which will be with her for life and if an earlier diagnosis was made she would have had a completely different childhood/education and friendships would have been a lot easier as she wouldn’t have felt as if she didn’t belong or fit in.
It was just by chance that our GP suggested she should be tested for TS and after reading all the signs and symptoms of TS, I was stunned to realise that Louise had roughly 80% of them. All of which were not detected by doctors/nurses/ENT specialists but most of all me!
I carry a strong feeling of guilt, that as her mother I didn’t do enough, as I always knew she wasn’t like other children her age and thought she may be on the lower end of the spectrum scale but then again no 2 children are the same are they?!
I have questioned myself over and over again “Why didn’t I know? Why didn’t I do something?” I can only put it down to lack of knowledge across the board so raising awareness has become very important to me. It won’t change things for Louise but if the signs and symptoms are known and talked about it might help others to get diagnosed earlier.
Thank you everyone x
Turner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder affecting girls and women. The cause of Turner syndrome is a completely or partially missing X chromosome. Treatment for Turner syndrome may include hormone therapy.
The Turner Syndrome Support Society is a national charity caring for the needs of those with Turner Syndrome throughout the United Kingdom.
The Autumn draw took place on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at the Comrades Hall Post Office. The numbers were drawn by John, the Post Office Outreach Clerk.
The winning numbers and names are as follows:
1st £75 No 02 Winner Rita Haggett
2nd £50 No 75 Winner Helen Guppy
3rd £25 No 42 Winner Mike & Judith Hahn
4th £15 No 61 Winner Brenda Smith
5th £10 No 62 Winner Andrew Hookings
6th £5 No 48 Winner Liz Studley
The next draw will take place on Tuesday 7th December 2021 at Comrades Hall. This will be the first draw of the new season with a first prize of £100. Just in time for Christmas! Keep your eyes & ears peeled for details about renewing your subscription for the next season.
Any queries or questions, please contact Joyce Chumbley (868286) or Sally Sarling (867672) for details.
Thank you to all the Members for your continued support for Comrades Hall.
The Autumn Plant Fair at Mapperton has been an outstanding event for many years, and is one of the largest and most popular specialist plant fairs in Dorset. A great day out for plant lovers in the area with a a large number of stalls of specialist plantsmen from all over the region. Open at 10am until 4pm, fill your garden with late season herbaceous perennials and grasses, and bulbs for autumn planting are always popular. There are bound to be Salvias in flower and more unusual pitcher plants catching end of summer flies. Also available will be metal plant supports and structures, plus a range of Acers and shrubs. as well a trip for those who want a ‘Gardeners Day Out’ in fantastic surroundings. Access to their gardens (winner of the Garden of the Year 2020 Historic Houses award) is included in the entry price. Please note – Mapperton House will be closed on the day.