Poole Town Businesses vote YES to Business Improvement District 3 May 2016

Great news as Poole town businesses voted a resounding ‘yes’ to implementing a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town.   

Bike of the Night Winner 26th April 27 Apr 2016

A day which went from sun to snow, saw 180 bikes brave the changing weather to attend the weekly Dream Machines on Poole Quay.

The Kitchen Poole Park now serving LocALE! 26 Apr 2016

The Kitchen in Poole Park is expanding its range of locally sourced produce with the introduction of two new craft beers from Bournemouth Brewing Company.

‘Oarsome’ rowing legend to open Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker 26 Apr 2016

Former British rower and five-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steven Redgrave CBE will officially open the 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, on Friday May 20.

Poole’s Guildhall goes back in time to become a World War 1 courtroom 22 Apr 2016

A new performance of the play ‘SHOT AT DAWN’ by BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter John Foster Directed by Kirstie DavisAfter a sell-out performance of BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter John Foster’s gripping courtroom drama Shot at Dawn, atmospherically staged in Bournemouth Town Hall’s Council Chambers, Doppelganger Productions is coming to Poole Guildhall this May as part of a Dorset wide tour.  This compelling and emotional drama is based on the true story of two young men from the Dorsetshire Regiment, on trial for cowardice; the outcome if a guilty verdict could lead to execution by firing squad. John Foster spent time studying the original transcripts from the trials, which were until recently restricted from public access.  Now for the first time this material is available, and combined with first-hand eyewitness letters, diaries and accounts, the story reveals how these two heroes were suffering from what we now know as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, yet were condemned to death for their perceived disloyalty. The strength and originality of this new production has been acknowledged with support from national funding through the Arts Council Grants for the Arts, Heritage Lottery, Big Lottery Fund, West Dorset District Council, Arts University Bournemouth and Borough of Poole’. Writer, John Foster, explains the motivation behind the play: “The Great War is currently well- documented and life in the trenches depicted in often harrowing detail.  Most narratives focus upon the heroism of soldiers, the incompetence of the commanders and the futility of war.” He continues: “Shot at Dawn tells a different story.  A stain on the memory of many soldiers who served remained until 2006 when a general pardon was issued by the British Government to three-hundred-and-sixty British and Commonwealth soldiers who had been summarily court martialled for cowardice and shot at dawn.”

Brief Encounter at the Model Town Tea Room 20 Apr 2016

A “Brief Encounter” is expected at the reopening of Wimborne Model Town’s Tea Room on April 26 at 3.30pm.  Margaret James who appeared behind the counter of the station buffet in the mid 1940s classic film of that name will be on hand to officially reopen the tea room which has been subject to a major refurbishment over the closed season thanks to grants from the Big Lottery, East Dorset and Wimborne Town Councils.

Bike of the Night Winner 19th April 2016 20 Apr 2016

Over 700 bikes arrived on the quay last night for the weekly Dream Machines showcasing bikes ranging from rare customised classics to the latest models.

Great Dorset Beach Clean 11 Apr 2016

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Dorset Residents Welcome at Wimborne Model Town 11 Apr 2016

The Model Town is flying the flag for Wimborne during Dorset Residents Week with a special 50% reduction in admission charge for local people.  Between 18 and 24 April Dorset folk can enjoy the delights of the miniature vintage buildings, railway, dolls’ houses and garden facilities at an adult 2 for 1 concessionary rate with vouchers found in Dorset County Council’s recent newsletter or online at  wimborne-modeltown.com

Dolphin Shopping Centre's Little Fins invites pre-schoolers down to the farm 11 Apr 2016

Pre-schoolers will be able to get down on the farm at the next Little Fins event on Wednesday April 13 taking place at the Dolphin Shopping Centre.  Little Fins, the free monthly parent and child activity session, takes place at Dorset’s largest indoor shopping venue and a farmyard theme will be the focus of the April event.

Exhibitors rush to join 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker 8 Apr 2016

Leading marine, boating and lifestyle brands have rushed to reserve space at the 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker, to be held from May 20 to 22.

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