Category: Rural Matters

Dorset’s affordable housing crisis?

Dorset CPRE conference criticises government targets, calling for 1,300 homes a year and increased investment in social rent to meet local needs The provision of...

The forgotten art of hedgerow life cycles

With new incentives for sustainable farming, hedgerows are crucial – Andrew Livingston talks to hedge expert John Calder ‘Hedges are the single most important ecological...

Badbury Rings: King Arthur’s greatest victory?

North Dorset CPRE’s Rupert Hardy travels through the enigmatic past of the Iron Age fort and its mythical connection to King Arthur Badbury Rings, the...

Is it consistent with policy?

Secretary of State calls in controversial plan for 490 homes outside Blandford – to the delight of North Dorset CPRE Felicity Buchan, Minister for Housing...

Motcombe Community Shop sails on

A long-time supporter (and judge) of Dorset’s village shops, North Dorset CPRE chairman Rupert Hardy visits Motcombe’s thriving community store COVID was kind to village...

Local action to Stop the Drop

From roadside rubbish to recycling innovations, Rupert Hardy takes a look at the seemingly neverending battle against litter in the UK Littering in Britain is...

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Essential tips and tricks to nurture your garden this July

Summer garden care: prolonging blooms, managing invasive species and prepping for next year’s display with expert advice from Pete Harcom t’s finally time to relax...

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