Posts from the ‘Environment’ category

Dorset stag beetle sightings increase

UNUSUALLY high numbers of stag beetles are being seen in Dorset this year. Dorset Wildlife Trust says the county’s unusually hot Spring seems to have brought these…

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Wind turbines plan for prominent West Dorset beauty spot

TWO WIND turbines reaching as high into the sky as the biggest masts at Rampisham radio station could be erected on the summit of Toller Down…

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New life for Dorset’s wild chalk rivers

WATER is flowing through a new Dorset chalk stream created as part of a project to restore the county’s alluring network of winterbournes. Six hundred and…

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A walk on Eype beach

Let’s walk. Underfoot the scrunchy pea gravel scrapes and squeaks. Sudden patches of sand give relief to legs already wearied by trudging on banked and sliding stones. Look closer underfoot – individual pebbles lucent with seawater

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Eype Beach to be sold. Possible price: £1 (UPDATED)

EYPE BEACH near Bridport – part of Dorset’s world-famous Jurassic Coast – is to be sold by West Dorset District Council.

The beach’s value is reckoned by the council to be £1.

“Anticipated proceeds” from the sale of Eype Beach are also officially recorded as £1.

So could you or I buy it for £1?

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West Dorset District Council urges pumpkin recycling

WEST DORSET District Council is asking residents to compost pumpkins left over from Halloween. The council’s recycling trucks will be driving around the district until Friday 5 November with pumpkin stickers urging people to recycle pumpkins. If you don’t, well…

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Sheep farmers of West Dorset, hang on

From the other side of the world may well come the future for West Dorset’s agricultural economy.

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Legacy funds Dorset’s unique woodland college

THE ARCHITECTURAL Association’s biggest ever legacy will help to fund new buildings and a new MA course at Hooke Park College near Beaminster.

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Colin Varndell donates images for new Dorset Wildlife Trust calendar

I WAS thinking the other day about Colin Varndell, because I was trying to draw up a list in my head of excellent West Dorset people…

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Old Jurassic Coast photos and stories wanted

PHOTOGRAPHS and stories from along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon are being sought to help explain the past and perhaps shape the future.…

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