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MP visits Home Start West Dorset

EST DORSET MP Oliver Letwin took the opportunity to learn first-hand about the work of local family support charity Home-Start West Dorset when he visited their base inPoundbury. 

MP opens new footpath after 30 year saga

CHILDREN can now walk to school after a 30-year campaign for a safe footpath to be built was finally completed.Youngsters in Salway Ash celebrated as a new footpath by Dorset County Council was opened - connecting the village with the primary school and the church.

Oliver Letwin Visits Bridport Recycling Centre

Oliver Letwin was in Bridport on Friday to visit the new Broomhills household recycling centre.

The West Dorset MP was taken on a tour of the facility by representatives from the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) including Cllr Anthony Alford, chairman of the DWP Joint Committee.

Speaking to Wessex FM, Mr Letwin said: "Recycling is very important to me because we can't fulfill our various environmental bills unless more people recycle. We need to create a circular economy where we continue to use things in intelligent ways, instead of simply throwing waste away and hoping for the best."

Article - The future of our country

In the coming weeks, the future direction of our country -- or, at any rate, the background conditions for the future direction of our country -- will be set. How often in one lifetime does that happen?

MP praises school with new approach to education

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin spoke in glowing terms of the work being done at the Dorset Studio School as it pioneers a new approach to education.The school at Kingston Maurward just outside only opened last September and moved into its new purpose built premises this year...