Local News

Homes boost as affordable housing development opens

A HOMES scheme set to provide affordable housing for local people has been unveiled.

Hastoe Housing Association held an opening ceremony for its recently completed scheme in Tolpuddle, with West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin invited to cut the ribbon.

Oliver 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. 

Oliver 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."