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Impact reports published following oil spill at Poole Harbour

As the one-year anniversary of the oil spill at Poole Harbour approaches, two reports have been published which look at the incident, the clean-up operation and the local impacts of the spill. A report into the incident, undertaken by consultants Hatch, and commissioned…

Congratulations to Dorset’s newly elected Youth Parliament representatives

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On Wednesday 13 March, Dorset Council’s newly elected members of Youth Parliament were announced at a ceremony held at County Hall. Huge congratulations were given to Tom Clifton and Tamzin Caves who have been chosen by young people in Dorset to represent them. Tom will…

Dorset Council’s Pineapple Project expands to ensure safety of more girls and young women 

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  The Pineapple Project, an initiative dedicated to safeguarding young women, is gearing up for expansion beyond Weymouth, reaching out to Swanage, Dorchester, and Portland.   This project, run by Dorset Council, aims to proactively prevent harm and create safer…

New specialist accommodation for adults with autism opens in Dorchester

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A new supported living scheme for adults with a learning disability and or autism has opened in Dorchester, which is designed to play a key role in enabling people to live with greater independence. The specialist accommodation, in Dorchester's Prince of Wales Road, …

Dorset’s Bike It Plus project gets more children cycling to school

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More children are now cycling to school in Dorset thanks to the success of the Bike It Plus project, says a new report. The council funded project has been working with schools in Dorset to help encourage more young people to walk, cycle or wheel to school.