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Please see the latest information from the Safer New Forest Partnership HERE
New Information items added 15/03/2017
New wireless broadband service available for properties to the North of Damerham - See 'The Internet and Broadband' section of Amenities for more details.
The annual village Litter Pick was canceeled due to the snow and will now will be held to coincide with the nationally organised Great British Spring Clean during the weekend of 10th and 11th March. As usual the meeting point is the bus shelter opposite Crossways Farm.
All you need to do is turn up at a time to suit you and sign up on the list for the area you will cover.
There will be a map there and black and clear plastic sacks plus litter grabbers. You are advised not to touch any rubbish which you regard as hazardous and could bring gardening gloves should you wish to do so.
Full, tied sacks should be returned to the Bus Shelter when you have finished for weighing.
Can you help name me please?
Can you name new AONB mini mascot?
THE Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has found itself a new mini mascot – a Poll Dorset cross lamb – for 2018.
Born on 7 January, about two months earlier than the rest of his potential field companions, the lamb was rejected by his mother and has been raised in the warm kitchen of his owner, AONB director Linda Nunn.
“That he arrived so early was a slight miscalculation on my part. The aim is for all my 100 ewes to lamb in March or April,” said Linda. “However, this lamb took to the bottle really well and has been no trouble at all, although I always know when it’s feeding time as he lets me know.”
The lamb is currently nameless, so the AONB is asking younger readers to help them christen him. There is just one stipulation, however – any name must begin with the letter G like all of Linda’s lambs born in 2018. The winner, who will be chosen by the AONB team, will receive a cuddly sheep who bears a close resemblance to the real mini mascot.
Entrants should be 10 years old or under. Name suggestions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 12 March 2018. The winner will be notified via email.
And in case anyone is wondering, the Hart remains the AONB’s main mascot for 2018 and beyond!
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