March’s BV magazine out now!


March issue out now – have you seen your copy yet? It’s jam-packed with a look at the reality of Dorset’s new affordable housing, what happens to your rubbish, farming in 2023, an exciting peak inside The Red House … and if you like glorious photography or horses I promise you’ll be a happy reader …

Online only – read it here

In this issue:

  • The fast-burgeoning rate of new housing developments in Dorset is a hot topic for many local Facebook groups. Rachael Rowe has been looking at who they really serve – and discovered one which is bucking the developer trend for providing genuinely affordable social housing.
  • Behind every rubbish lorry is a sophisticated team of recycling experts – Rachael had a weirdly fascinating chat with the Queen of the Bins, Cllr Laura Beddow
  • Rupert Hardy, Chairman of North Dorset CPRE , makes use of his opinon column to share his very frank thoughts on the current planning applications for two huge solar farms in Dorset
  • West End star Joanna Woodward answers the Random 19 questions – she grew up just over the border in Somerset, and is set to play Clare in The Time Traveller’s Wife – The Musical this autumn.
  • As event organiser at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show, shepherd Bonnie Cradock is facing a doubly-busy spring (thanks mostly to one over-excited fun-loving ram). Her Dorset Island Discs is joyous.
  • Edwina Baines had an exclusive tour of the exciting art inside the UK’s best new architect-designed house, The Red House.
  • Roger Guttridge has personal memories of the fire which destroyed Harding’s newsagent’s shop at Sturminster Newton in 1956. Do you remember it too?
  • Toby Hoad’s Dorset Horse Logging is featured in this month’s A Country Living – and I’ll be honest, it’s an absolutely glorious feast for your eyes. Don’t miss it.
  • Plus all the usual – local politics, gardening, wildife, books, the local hike (this month it’s a rather marvellous 8 miles from Pilsdon Pen), the stunning reader’s photography (as always) … Really, why wouldn’t you have a flip through?

By the way, we’re NEVER PRINTED! We love trees…


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