June’s BV is out!


We know, we’re the perfect excuse for a long glass of something cold and putting your feet up in a shady spot of the garden. It’s not loafing, it’s ‘catching up on the news’. You’re so welcome.

In the June issue:

Farmers can be prosecuted for damaging short stretches of river, but when will water companies be held accountable for their actions, asks Andrew Livingston

From rural countryside to critical care: Cllr Jane Somper’s massive job. Tackling many of Dorset’s challenges, most people are unaware of the importance, scope and complexity of Jane’s multi-faceted role

You just can’t get the staff… The UK’s first post-Brexit trade deals begin amid agricultural industry concerns and severe labour shortages. 

Where can you go on a £2 bus fare? What does the bus price cap mean for people in Dorset – and just how far can you actually go?

Two staples of Sturminster Newton celebrate 50th anniversaries this month. In ‘From avocado baths to the Michelin Guide: Plumber at 50’, Richard and Alison Prideaux-Brune share the fascinating and occasionally hilarious story of the early days of the restaurant with rooms. Just a week later on the other side of the Stour, Anne and Tony Smith came to Candy’s newsagents. As the traditional family-run newsagents celebrates its half-century, Anne and her son Ashley reflect on surviving industry shifts, local changes – and personal losses

Pack up a picnic and go to a play! Balmy summer nights are coming; it’s time to take the risk and book for one of the many open air plays coming to a garden or a field near you. Gay Pirrie-Weir has an extensive round up of the open air theatre in Dorset this summer. It’s time to book your tickets!


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