The directory of community and business organisations in Broadstone Dorset
Reporting Back - Annette Brooke MP - June 2014
"Many people will be relieved (for different reasons) that the elections are over for this year. It is significant that the winners in terms of percentages in both the local elections (in some parts of the country) and the Euro elections were in the 'did not vote' category. This in itself has to be seen as a strong message to politicians at all levels. I am, of course, devastated about the loss of Sir Graham Watson as an MEP representing the South West and naturally from my perspective, I am very concerned about the future direction for our country and economy..." read more
Gardening Tips - August 2014
"Well, we are having the hottest and driest summer for quite a while. This means that baskets and tubs need watering every day. Even the best cared for containers are beginning to suffer from the heat. Give them a regular feed with tomato fertiliser to encourage them to keep flowering. Roses need a feed with rose fertiliser, preferably after rain or watered in, so that they will produce a second flush of flowers. Deadhead annuals and perennials to keep them flowering...." read more
Love your pet ... Love your vet : Pet's Advice Column - August 2014
"Keep smiling … it's the summer!
Hooray the beautiful summer weather is with us and how hot has it already been?! However, how prepared are we for our pets during the warmer months? We've set out below some simple steps to help our pets beat the heat this summer:
Play it cool! Remember to avoid walking your dog in the heat of the day (between 12-3pm), particularly older overweight dogs and those with heart problems. Early mornings and the evenings are the best times to be enjoyed and always take water with you. Dogs love to lounge and cool off in paddling pools if you have the space..." read more
Historical and Current Photos of Broadstone - See Broadstone as it used to be many years ago in these early black and white photos and also how it looks today.