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 - June 2014
"June may be here but the weather hasn't really warmed up properly. Nevertheless it is safe to plant up outside now. Pack your baskets with plenty of plants to give a good display. Add water retaining crystals and slow release fertiliser to keep them going until late summer/autumn as most compost only has enough to last 6 weeks..." read more
Love your pet ... Love your vet : Pet's Advice Column - June 2014
"Itchy scratchy - is your pet affected?
With the warmer weather many pets will start to itch and scratch and two of the commonest causes are fleas and allergies.
Fleas need little introduction to most pet owners! During the winter months, fleas usually only breed indoors, however, as the weather warms up, the problem becomes far more serious as fleas can also breed outside in parks and gardens. Dormant flea eggs from last year will rapidly hatch out into adult fleas which will hop onto your passing pet, bringing dozens of these tiny pests back into your home..." 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.