Category Archives: News and Articles

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

Posted on September 12, 2017 in News and Articles, Transport

One of the proposed routes (S4) linking the A34 to the proposed Expressway passes very close to Dorchester (please see map below). An Action Group has been formed to campaign urgently against this proposal. Updates: More info can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-to-cambridge-expressway-strategic-study-stage-3-report The Parish Council has agreed to join the Action Group and has asked to […]

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Survey: Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas

Posted on August 11, 2017 in News and Articles

Here is something we found which we felt would be of interest to all those that may have small businesses, work from home, or anything along those lines. ruralengland.org are running a survey to try to ascertain what those in rural communities are using as far as technology and broadband are concerned, and also what […]

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Hurst Water Meadow Trust News – August 2017

Posted on August 8, 2017 in News and Articles

Summer on the meadows We hope that you have enjoyed the meadows during the summer months. The flowers and butterflies in the Hurst have been particularly good this year. Many of the wild flowers in the Hurst are ‘indicator species’ recognised by DEFRA as contributing to the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier status. An advisor from […]

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Ever wanted to own your local community Pub?

Posted on June 26, 2017 in News and Articles

This could be the first step. Some of you may know that the Fleur de Lys is for sale. Others of you may also know that over four years ago it was registered with SODC who are the administrators of Assets of Community Value (ACV`s) by a group of local customers who live in the […]

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The ‘official’ annual Jemmetts Close street party 2017

Posted on June 25, 2017 in News and Articles

After the success of 2016’s “Queens Birthday celebration”, the residents of Jemmetts Close came out into the warmth (and slight wind) on the 24th June 2017 to share some fabulous food, catch up with one another, and also listen to a little live music.

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