Poole Harbour Boat Show to feature on The Apprentice 16 Nov 2016

Poole Harbour Boat Show is to be showcased on national TV this coming Thursday November 17, when an episode of The Apprentice features teams going head to head to achieve the highest sales of boats and equipment.

Waggy Tails Rescue launches 2017 calendar thanks to Dolphin Shopping Centre 16 Nov 2016

With support from Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre, local charity Waggy Tails Rescue has launched its first ever calendar.

Dippy is coming to the Jurassic Coast 15 Nov 2016

Dorset County Museum and the Jurassic Coast Trust are excited to share the news that the Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known affectionately to millions as ‘Dippy’, is coming to Dorset.

Permanent Pop up in the Sandbanks Hotel 14 Nov 2016

Customers of the popular Ocean Palace Restaurant were delighted at the prospect of enjoying their favourite Chinese meals once again when the Sandbanks Hotel in Poole took the original kitchen and front of house team from Ocean Palace under its waters’ edge wing!

Over 55s to grow tourism market 14 Nov 2016

The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) has identified the over 55 so-called empty nesters as a key group to drive off-peak tourism on the coast, according to their latest research.

Christmas thrills at Adventure Wonderland 11 Nov 2016

Book online at Adventure Wonderland to visit Father Christmas, his helpful elves and his faithful reindeer, Rudolph, in their cosy log cabin grotto with fabulous presents for the visiting children, as long as they’ve been very good.

Poole Bid Welcomes Bid Manager 7 Nov 2016

Poole Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to announce the appointment of Carlie Palmer as BID Manager from November 2016. Carlie was recruited through local recruitment firm Rubicon.

The Ark Poole Park brings its charming cheeky characters to life - Help name them and win a Golden Ticket! 4 Nov 2016

The Ark in Poole Park is set to create more magical moments and active fun and games with the creation of two enchanting new costume characters. 

Voting open for the new Poole Park Quiet Garden 1 Nov 2016

Local people are being invited to vote for the Poole Park Quiet Garden project, which has been shortlisted for funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000, all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in around 400 Tesco regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. Customers are able to vote in Tesco stores for their favourite scheme until Sunday 13 November. This funding will create a new Quiet Garden on the former go-karting site. Designed with the help of volunteers, the garden will provide a new experience for park users seeking calm and relaxation in an outdoor setting. The careful use of plants, paths and seating will add to the sensory experience. The project also aims to improve the wellbeing of park users, especially people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and people suffering from an illness or trauma. Cllr John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Borough of Poole, said: “I’m really pleased that our new Quiet Garden project has been shortlisted for funding from the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. This project brings back into use an area of the park which has fallen into disrepair and which is inaccessible to the public. I look forward to seeing this project develop in the coming months and it being a calm, tranquil place for our residents to relax and enjoy.” Martin Whitchurch, Poole Park Life Project Manager, Borough of Poole, said: “I would encourage people to vote at their local Tesco stores when doing their next weekly shop, especially as the more votes the project receives the greater the amount awarded! Our gardening volunteers have already started to clear some of the site and you can see the potential already, including some great views across the lake and the Cricket Pitch.”Find out more information visit pooleprojects.net or the Bags of Help website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Local Youth Orchestra the best in UK 1 Nov 2016

Based at The Bournemouth & Poole College, the Wessex Youth Orchestra (WYO) has won the highest youth orchestra accolade in the UK, 'Music for Youth’s National Partnership Award′.

Poole Harbour Commissioners invest in new pilot vessel 1 Nov 2016

Committed to ensuring the safety of all personnel, Poole Harbour Commissioners(PHC) has invested in a state-of-the-art pilot vessel.

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