Britannia boosts East Cowes car parking

Leading car park operator Britannia Parking has opened its latest facility in East Cowes town centre on the Isle of Wight. It has created the 48-space Well Road car park to provide much needed parking for residents, tourists and visitors as well as for commuters and ferry passengers. Short, long, overnight and 24-hour stays available on the site, which has … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors have a nose for fun

Fundraisers from Ellis Jones Solicitors were game for a laugh with a host of activities for this year’s Comic Relief. They joined in a dress down day, sold red noses throughout their offices, held a bake sale and took part in special red nose riddle competition. Staff from the regional law firm also raised a smile with a contest to … Read More

Dorset Chamber adds steel

Dorset’s leading business support organisation has strengthened its board with a high calibre appointment from one of the county’s most successful exporters and steel firms. The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd as a non-executive director. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has exported to more than 140 countries to date and is a four times winner … Read More

Businesses given Brexit boost at conference

BUSINESSES in Dorset were urged to seize the support on offer to help prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit. More than 130 delegates attended the Business Brexit Conference to hear practical advice about the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU. The non-partisan event – organised by the Dorset Chamber with Bournemouth University and Dorset Local Enterprise … Read More

Plastic can be fantastic

Youngsters at six Dorset schools are spending this term learning about the benefits of recycling plastic. To kick start their topic – which will culminate in a special art project using recycled plastic – the children from Heath Academy Trust received a visit from Dorset Waste Partnership officers. The recycling officers and their recycle truck is visiting all the Trust’s … Read More

An opportunity too good to Passover

Youngsters at one Dorset school received a fascinating insight into Judaism when they took part in a Passover meal. The Year 3 and 4 children at Colehill First School spent the day participating in Judaism workshops. Led by Lynda Ford-Horne of Living Judaism, the workshops gave the children a first-hand experience of following the Jewish faith. Headteacher, Andrew Turrall, said: … Read More

Facing Brexit with confidence

Businesses in Dorset are being urged to attend a top level conference to help them prepare for the impact of Brexit. Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding the major event with the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and Bournemouth University. Expert speakers will be on a panel at the Business Brexit Conference at the Hallmark Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth … Read More

Scheme lodged for 170 new homes in Christchurch

Plans for up to 170 new homes to provide much needed housing in Christchurch have been lodged with the council. John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has applied to Christchurch Borough Council for outline planning permission for the development. The homes are proposed for the 130-strong company’s four acre site in Reid Street after it relocates to a new, state-of-the-art … Read More

School is where the art is

At one Dorset school children can enjoy a colourful reminder of their Christian faith. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne has seen one of its walls transformed into a work of art, depicting Biblical stories. And the creation was made possible thanks to one very talented member of staff – the school’s art technician Bridie Cheeseman. Miss Cheeseman is … Read More