Top cricket team chalks up four victories in July

Chalke Valley Cricket Club picked up the July ‘team of the month’ award for the Dorset leagues – another trophy to go with their recent county T-20 title. The Dorset Funeral Plan is the sponsor.

Puddletown rise to the top in wet May

Newly-promoted Puddletown Cricket Club won the season’s first ‘team of the month’ award after a string a victories during May in the Dorset League Division 1.

Silent soldier stolen – appeal for information

A business has appealed for information after a heartless thief swiped a ‘silent soldier’ – then made his getaway by bicycle. The ‘Tommy’ had been outside the Ives and Shand funeral business in Poole, Dorset.

Giving business a helping Shand

The chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hailed the investment and innovation made by a growing family business. Ian Girling had a tour of the new Lesley Shand funeral directors’ branch in Corfe Mullen that has artfully combined tradition and modernity. It is part of the Douch Family Funeral Directors group and the new facility replaced an old inadequate building.

Corfe Mullen are team of the month

Corfe Mullen Cricket Club picked up the Dorset Funeral Plan Team of the Month award for August – after four wins led them to the top of division three and promotion.

Broadstone CC on the front foot

Broadstone Cricket Club’s first XI picked up the team of the month award for July – after four straight wins. The team pushed themselves into third spot in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League.

Tea dance his the right spot

Dozens of quick-stepping couples attended a tea dance and were able to practise their char-char-char in Broadstone in Dorset thanks to Jolliffe Funeral Service