Have Goose for Christmas!
Support traditional fare, local producers. How many nursery rhymes have a turkey in them?.
Liberty & Livelihood
Government need to act but if they see the public are confused about the message from the march, will they use it as an excuse to do nothing? Why refuse to exclude foxhunting from discussions with MPs?.
Cheese Festival a success
Sturminster Newton's cheese festival was a great success this year. Did you sample the cheeses, sausages, vegetables and wines? Did you support your local producers?.
Dorset Art Weeks now finished
Visit 304 venues, 450 artists in their studios and galleries. 2 weeks 25th May to 9th June. click here and here
Dorset is Open to Visitors!
Footpaths: New green notices are now being issued (meaning you can walk some footpaths). More Information from Dorset CC
Try Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, other beaches, Forde Abbey, Sherborne Abbey etc.

Happy 200th Birthday William Barnes!
On 22/2/2001 small group of Dorset folk gathered while Lydlinch Church bells were rung to celebrate, in characteristically modest style.
Cheese Factory to close!
The Dairy Crest cheese factory at Sturminster Newton, producing one of the finest cheddar cheeses in England, has closed. Dairy Crest don't know how to make a profit from an excellent product!