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Archive - Thursday, 23 February 2012

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  • Voice your views on mental health care

    A HEALTH trust is carrying out a survey to find out what community mental health service users think about the care they receive. Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust will use the feedback to improve service users’ experiences and the results will help to highlight areas where they perform well and identify the areas for improvement. read more

  • Hundreds apply to be Olympics volunteers at Weymouth's Nothe Fort

    HUNDREDS of applications have flooded in from volunteers wishing to be part of the Olympic sailing events. read more

  • Volunteers needed to save Bridport's Christmas Festival

    A PLEA has been issued for volunteers to help keep Bridport’s Christmas Festival alive. read more

  • Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy host wedding fayre

    FUTURE brides and grooms are invited to Dorset’s newest Wedding Fayre at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. read more

  • Safety crackdown on Dorset construction sites

    DORSET’S construction sites will be put under the safety spotlight in a bid to crackdown on work injuries, illness and death. read more

  • Inquest told of comrades' fight to save tragic Weymouth Marine in Afghanistan

    THE final moments of Royal Marine James Wright’s life were revealed at an inquest into his death. read more

  • Trencherman’s Guide launch: Michelin star chef to cook at Rick Stein's restaurant

    MICHELIN starred chef Russell Brown will be serving up a treat for foodies at a celebrity chef’s restaurant. read more

  • Somerset charity to take reigns of £8m Dorchester centre

    A CHARITY from across the county border has been selected as the preferred bidder for the operating contract of Dorchester’s new £8million leisure centre. read more

  • West Dorset churches targeted by metal thieves

    TWO West Dorset churches have been targeted by lead thieves within the space of a few days. read more

  • Dorset's London Marathon marvels

    Hayley’s determined after setback of big race injury INJURY won’t hold back one runner determined to better her time and complete the London Marathon in memory of a loved one. read more

  • Dorchester delivery boy praised for quick thinking

    A NEWSPAPER delivery boy has been praised for his quick thinking after he alerted a gas company to a potential leak in Dorchester. read more

  • Weymouth Relief Road sculpture: 'Baffling cost'

    A DORCHESTER sculptor says he cannot understand why the Jurassic Stones sculpture cost so much. read more

  • Weymouth Relief Road sculpture: 'Inspired by environment'

    THE landmark Jurassic Stones sculpture for Weymouth was officially unveiled earlier this month. read more

  • Weymouth Relief Road sculpture - the £332,291 bill

    STEEL poles supporting Weymouth’s controversial new sculpture make up almost half of its £332,291-price tag. read more

  • Minister says the Portland Coastguard helicopter will be axed

    A DEVASTATING blow has been struck to Dorset after it was announced that the Portland Coastguard helicopter will be axed. read more

  • JOHN CHAPPELL

    JOHN CHAPPELL Enjoy your retirement Love ~ Sandy, Shirley and Family, Chris and Family, Wendy and Family. read more

  • House fire in Dorchester caused by faulty dishwater

    FIRE chiefs have warned residents about a type of dishwasher after one was found to have been the cause of a house blaze in Dorchester. read more

  • Stompin’ Dave and his band head to Weymouth Pavilion

    BLUEGRASS hero Stompin’ Dave is bringing his band to Weymouth Pavilion for the very first time next week as a taster for a massive summer concert he is planning. read more

  • Olympics 2012: Media boats will be held at bay

    MEDIA boats will be held at bay to ensure there is no repeat of Ben Ainslie’s shock disqualification from the World Championships. read more

  • Here’s one way to save the Pavilion

    I WAS recently explaining to someone that Weymouth Pavilion required £60,000 to ensure a reasonable chance of survival. read more

  • High time to get road signs right

    MORE than £330,000 was spent on the controversial mushrooms adjacent to the roundabout at Littlemoor. This is just a showpiece to welcome visitors to ‘somewhere’. read more

  • Youngsters put on a fantastic Joseph

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wey Valley School, and especially Margot Stanley, for putting on such a wonderful performance of Joseph and the Amazing Techni-color Dreamcoat. read more

  • Utilise solar power for the fairy lights

    I write in respect of comments regarding the fairy lights on Weymouth seafront. read more

  • TV's Tony Robinson ready to unearth treasures under the South Dorset Ridgeway

    TIME Team’s Tony Robinson has come to Dorset to reveal what lies beneath the South Dorset Ridgeway. read more

  • STAN HOWARD

    STAN HOWARD Dad Now snug as a bug in a rug up there in Heaven. Miss you and I LOVE YOU Always your devoted daughter Liz xxx read more

  • JEAN MORRIS

    JEAN MORRIS Died peacefully, on the 18th February 2012, aged 85 years, of Halstock. Beloved Wife of Brian, Mother to Sue, Roxanne and Richard, Mother-in-law to Brian and Sally, Grandmother to Robert and Liza, Lewis and James and Great Grandmother to Harry and Chloe. The Funeral Service will take place at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Cattistock on Tuesday 28th February at 3 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and Cattistock Church PCC Fabric Fund c/o A. J. Wakely & Sons, 7 North Street, Beaminster. DT8 3DZ read more

  • TIMOTHY CHARNOCK

    TIMOTHY CHARNOCK Passed away suddenly at home with his family by his side on 18th February 2012, aged 48 years. Dearly loved son of Ray and Jean. Tim will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his brothers, sister, nieces and nephews and staff at his home and the Ridgeway Centre. His funeral service will take place on Thursday 1st March at 10.45am at Weymouth Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but any donations if desired may be made payable by cheque to “Dick o’ th Banks or the Ridgeway Centre" and sent c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789. By request please no mourning clothes. read more

  • Christopher Beaumont

    LAUREN BEAUMONT Happy 18th Lauren! Lots of love and kisses - Mum, Dad, Ashley and Tyson xxxx read more

  • GWENDOLINE WYATT

    WYATT - Gwendoline. 23rd February 1988. Also Harry 7th February 1974. Remembering all the happy years. Good night. God Bless. - Jean, Terry and family. read more

  • TOM AND BOB NEILSON

    TOM & BOB NEILSON Happy 50th Birthday to you both ~ Hope you have a fab day ~ Love and Hugs - Deb, Jamie, Megan and The Neilson Gang X X X X read more

  • ANGIE & LARRY SMY

    Congratulations ANGIE & LARRY SMY On reaching your Ruby Wedding Anniversary With much love from your children Daniel, Rebecca & Andrew, Dean & Helen and your grandchildren Sian, Holly and Lily read more

  • MAY & GORDON THORNER

    MAY & GORDON THORNER Wishing you both a very happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Mum and Dad. Lots of love - Denise, Viv, Laurie, Daniel and Sam XXX read more

  • GORDON & EVELYN PALMER

    GORDON & EVELYN PALMER Congratulations on this special day All our love Steve, Kate, Justin, Gavin & Sarah, big hugs & kisses from Ellie & Jamie xxxx read more

  • BRIAN DYER

    BRIAN GEORGE DYER Has passed unexpectedly at home on 17th February, aged 63 years. Devoted husband of Linda, father of Peter, Dawn and the late Paul, step-father of James, grandfather of Ellie and Ben. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Brian's funeral will be held at Weymouth Crematorium Chapel on Friday 2nd March at 10.45am. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired may be made payable for Save the Children and sent by cheque only c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 130 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JS. Tel (01305) 772789. read more

  • GILLIAN GLEN

    Dr Gillian Glen (Gillie) Lately of Sturminster Newton, passed away peacefully on 17th February 2012. Private family burial at Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground. Donations if wished for Julia's House may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street Dorchester DT1 1TW. Tel (01305) 262338 read more

  • DAVID & LUCY FERGUSON & BRYANT

    FERGUSON & BRYANT David & Lucy Are pleased to announce the birth of their baby daughter, Emme Elizabeth born 20th February 2012 weighing 7lbs 7oz Special thanks to all the staff at DCH. --------*-------- Congratulations David and Lucy on the birth of our beautiful granddaughter, Emme Elizabeth. Lots of love to you all, Mum and Dad Ferguson and Mum and Ray XXXX read more

  • BEN & JENNIE McGRANDLE & GREEN

    BEN & JENNIE On the birth of OLIVIA RAE A beautiful granddaughter for Ross and Donna and gorgeous niece for Jemima Megan & Matt & Adam Lots of love to you xxxxxx read more

  • BEN & JENNIE McGRANDLE & GREEN

    McGRANDLE & GREEN Ben & Jennie are proud to announce the arrival of OLIVIA RAE On 15th February 2012 weighing 8lb 7oz Many thanks to our Midwives at DCH read more

  • Weymouth and Dorchester Peacocks stores to stay open

    STAFF at three clothing stores in Weymouth and Dorchester have been told they will keep their jobs after their parent company went into administration. read more

  • Two weeks out is Max-imum for Magpie Dorset Echo: ANKLE INJURY: Max Worsfold

    ALAN Knight is hopeful Max Worsfold will be sidelined for no more than a fortnight. read more

  • Victory gets Magpies’ Challenge bid back on track

    Dorchester Town Reserves kept their Wyvern Challenge Shield hopes alive with a much-needed win at Ringwood. read more

  • Fishing Around: It’s RIP for Blues’ AVB

    Keith Fisher, an award-winning former Fleet Street sports journalist, shares his controversial thoughts with Echo readers read more

  • Five-star Weyline crush Duke of Albany

    ETHAN Devaney and Danny Andrews starred for Weyline as they continued their title charge with a 5-1 win over Duke of Albany – despite being reduced to 10 men after just 17 minutes. read more

  • Bowls titles for Area aces

    THE Area 28 finals have been held with the winners going on to appear in the English National BA finals in Nottingham. read more

  • Tincleton test for Shea Dorset Echo: EARLY LEARNER: Shea Wylie, eight, will be competing at Tincleton

    WHEN the motocross season kick-starts for the members of the Ringwood Motocross Club on Sunday (10.30am) at Tincleton near Dorchester, one of the club’s familiar faces will be challenging for club championship honours. read more

  • Four-timer for Barber Dorset Echo: FIRST TO THE POST: Brahmagiri in the Maiden race

    SEABOROUGH trainer Richard Barber landed a four-timer at Milborne St Andrew to take his weekend tally to eight following doubles at Ston Easton and Buckfastleigh. read more

  • DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL - Temporary Closure of Hackney Corscombe

    DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL Temporary Closure of Hackney Corscombe DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL has made an Order under Section 14 [1] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Hackney, Corscombe from the entrance to the reservoir southward to the junction with the A356 at Corscombe Cross, a distance of approximately 1,100 metre. The order is needed in order to comply with Health and Safety Regulations, which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It came into operation on the 27 February 2012 for a period of 11 weeks. But it will remain in force for 18 months and can be extended, with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport, if necessary. This Order will enable Wessex Water to install a new water main to Corscombe Reservoir. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE The alternative route, which will be sign posted is as follows; from the northern end of the closure at the entrance to the reservoir proceed northward to the junction with High Street in Corscombe.Turn right and continue eastward along High Street and Fudge Hill to the junction with Court Hill.Turn right and proceed southward and south-westward to the junction with the A356.Turn right and continue north-westward to Corsocmbe Cross and the northern end of the closure.The reverse route applies. For the duration of the closure access to Linhay Lodge will be maintained from one end of the closure or the other. If you would like further information about the work being undertaken, please call Wessex Water on 0845 6004600. For the alternative route please call Dorset Highways’ road space management team on 01305 221020. 23 February 2012 MILES BUTLER Director for Environment, County Hall, DORCHESTER, Dorset, DT1 1XJ Temporary Closure of Public Footpath No9, Winterbourne Steepleton DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL intend, not less than seven days from the date of this notice to make an Order under Section 14 [1] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended. All foot passengers will be prohibited from proceeding along footpath No9 Winterbourne Steepleton, from grid reference SY 6227 9076 to grid reference SY 6220 9063 a distance of approximately 150 metres. The order is needed in order to comply with Health and Safety Regulations, which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It will come into operation on the 5 March 2012 for a period of 7 weeks. But it will remain in force for 6 months and can be, extended, with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport, if necessary. The Order will allow Wessex Water to construct a new water supply pipeline from Lamberts Hull to Winterbourne Abbas water treatment works. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE On this occasion there is no reasonable alternative Route. If you require any further information about the works being undertaken, please contact Joseph Edmunds of Wessex Water on 07500 127988. For further information about Rights of Way matters, please call Dorset Rights of Way on 01305 224463. 23 February 2012 MILES BUTLER Director of Environmental Services, County Hall, DORCHESTER, Dorset, DT1 1XJ Temporary Closure of B3147 New Road (The Weirs) Dorchester DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL intend, not less than seven days from the date of this notice to make an Order under Section 14 [1] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the B3147 New Road [The Weirs] from its junction with Lower Burton Road northward to the lay-by, a distance of approximately 250 metres. The order is needed in order to comply with Health and Safety Regulations, which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It will come into operation on the 8 March 2012 for 9 days. But it will remain in force for 18 months and can be extended, with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport, if necessary. This Order will enable Devon Tarmasters SW Ltd to carryout highway and bridge improvement works. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE The alternative route, which will be sign posted, is as follows; from the northern end of the closure at the lay-by proceed northward along the B3147 New Road [The Weirs] to the The Weirs roundabout. Take the First eixt off the roundabout and continue southward along the A37 Dorchester Bypass to Monkeys Jump roundabout.At the roundabout take the first exit off and proceed eastward to the next roundabout.Take third exit off this roundabout and continue eastward along Middle Farm Way to the next roundabout.Take the third exit off the roundabout and continue eastward to Poundbury roundabout.Take the second exit off the roundabout onto Bridport Road and proceed eastward to Top “O” Town roundabout.Take the first exit off the roundabout and continue northward along The Grove to the junction with Lower Burton Road and the southern end of the closure.The reverse route applies. If you would like further information about the work being undertaken, please call Devon Tarmasters SW Ltd on 01602 335777. For information concerning the order lease call Dorset Highways’ road space management team on 01305 221020. 23 February 2012 MILES BUTLER Director for Environment, County Hall, DORCHESTER, Dorset, DT1 1XJ Temporary Closure of Weymouth Town Bridge Weymouth DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL intend, not less than seven days from the date of this notice to make an Order under Section 14 [1] of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding over Town Bridge,Weymouth from North Quay to the junction with Lower Saint Edmund Street and Saint Thomas Street, a distance of approximately 100 metre. The order is needed in order to comply with Health and Safety Regulations, which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise the likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It came into operation on the 5 March to 5 April 2012 a period of 4 weeks and 4 days and again from the 16 April to 20 May 2012 a further period of 5 weeks. But it will remain in force for 18 months and can be extended, with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport, if necessary. This Order will enable Dorset County Council to carry out maintenance work to the bridge. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE The alternative route, which will be sign posted is as follows; from the southern end of the closure proceed westward along North Quay to the traffic signals at Harbour crossroads.Turn right and continue northward along Westwey Road to the next set of traffic signals at Westham crossroads.Turn right and proceed northeast-ward over Swannery Bridge to next set of traffic signals at Kings crossroads. Turn right and continue southward along Commercial Road to the junction with Lower Saint Alban Street.Turn left and proceed eastward to the junction with Saint Thomas Street.Turn right and continue southward to the junction with Lower Saint Edmunds Street and the northern end of the closure.The reverse route applies except from the northern end of the closure proceed westward along Lower Saint Edmunds Street to the junction with Commercial Road.Turn right and follow the alternative route. For the duration of the closure pedestrian access over Town Bridge will be maintained. If you would like further information about the work being undertaken, please call Dorset Highways’ structures team on 02305 221020. For further information concerning this order please call Dorset Highways’ road space management team on 01305 221020. 23 February 2012 MILES BUTLER Director for Environment, County Hall, DORCHESTER, Dorset, DT1 1XJ. read more

  • FIRING ON THE LULWORTH RANGES

    “FIRING ON THE LULWORTH RANGES” Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Lulworth Ranges Byelaws 1978 that there will be firing on the Lulworth Ranges between 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th February between 0900 hrs and 1600 hrs on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 1st March and 0900 hrs and 1230 hrs on Friday 02nd March 2012. Night firing will take place on the Lulworth Ranges between 1730 hrs and 2359 hrs on Tuesday 28th February and between 2000 hrs and 2359 hrs on Thursday 01st March 2012. read more

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