Bearwood's last remaining Post Office counter has closed

The Post Office counter at Bearwood Post Office and General Store on Magna Road closed at the end of January, leaving local residents without a convenient place to access Post Office services. It is understood this is for business reasons. The nearest remaining Post Office counters will be in Kinson or Merley.

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Wimborne Brexitometer outstanding success!


On Friday the 23rd local Liberal Democrats braved Britain's heatwave to engage with the people of Wimborne and seek their views on the current Brexit process. Many of our Councillors, candidates and activists spent several hours in the sweltering sun to discuss the most important national issue with local people.



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Upton Lib Dems welcome Town Councillor Ryan Holloway to the team


Ryan, a committed local campaigner, has joined the Upton Focus Team. Ryan was co-opted on to Upton Town Council last year. He is aiming make Upton a better place to live alongside Cllr Fred Drane and Cllr Carol Tilling.

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19% rise in fly-tipping incidents


Latest statistics show that Dorset is one of the worst counties for acts of illegal fly-tipping.

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Alex Brenton pays tribute to local campaigner John Phelps

John Wintour Phelps was one of those people who was interested in everything and had an opinion about most of it.

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324 new houses in Bearwood


Barratt and David Wilson Homes received planning permission to build 324 new homes on the land south of Magna Road, between Wheelers Lane in Bearwood and Canford Arena.

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Tory cuts to youth clubs still biting

Councillor Susan Jefferies gives an update on Corfe Mullen Youth Club

Two years ago a decision by the Tory run County Council closed all the Youth Clubs in Dorset and handed over the responsibility to each Community. As a result many Youth Clubs closed down.

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Purbeck planners reject ramps to station footbridge

Purbeck’s Planning Committee has refused Listed Building Consent to alter the existing 1886 built footbridge at Wareham Station to facilitate the construction of new ramps to both sides of the bridge.

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Poole residents burdened with extra £93-£186 on Council Tax bills


Following a stormy council meeting the Tory administration voted for a 5.99% increase in council tax which, for Band D properties, is an additional £79.11.

Adding the police and fire precepts means gives an overall increase of £93.22 and a total bill of £1,678.96.

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UNDER THREAT: Conservative funding cuts put vital services at risk

Dorset’s residents face cuts to vital public services as the Conservative Government cut off funding to local authorities.


Dorset County Council agreed to implement a council tax rise of the maximum allowed of 5.99% (which includes 3% specifically for Adult Social Care).

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