News - December, 2017

Find out the latest news from activities and events that are going on in Dorset.

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December, 2017

Dorset Track Cyclist shares journey to representing Team GB

Dorset Track Cyclist shares journey to representing Team GB

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:25

Becky Raybould shares her story from track cycling in Dorset to representing Team GB:

In 2012 I had the chance to try track cycling over 10 weeks which was funded by Active Dorset as part of their Sportivate programme.

By the winter I decided to try my... Read More »

Surf Steps Success

Surf Steps Success

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:20

Dorset-based Surf Steps Director, Andy Joyce, has helped to coach Charlotte Banfield to silver medal success in the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Adaptive Championships 2017.

Charlotte and teammates Spike Kane and Pegleg Bennett put on... Read More »

The Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People

The Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People

Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:32

The Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People was launched by Sport England in September 2017, to gather data on how children engage with sport and physical activity.

This world-leading survey will give insight to anyone working with children aged... Read More »

County Lines

Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:30

There have been recent articles in the media on the influence of gangs from the big cities into adjacent towns and areas, being referred to as 'County Lines' as explained by BBC's news here.

County Lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs... Read More »

Break the Silence

Break the Silence

Posted: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:16

It has been estimated that 1 in 20 children experience sexual abuse. For these children, and the adults who are worried it's happening, overcoming their fears and speaking out can be incredibly difficult.

t means, right now, there's a silence around sexual... Read More »

Preventing Indecent Images of Children Campaign

Posted: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:22

HMG in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation, Marie Collins Foundation and the NSPCC has developed a campaign aimed to help young men navigate the internet safely and responsibly and prevent viewing of sexual online content of under 18s. This... Read More »

Downing Street hosts business owners for Small Business Saturday

Downing Street hosts business owners for Small Business Saturday

Posted: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:02

Amelia Hooley who runs Southern Cygnet Swim School in Wimborne and other small business owners from the length and breadth of the UK visited Downing Street last Thursday 30th November 2017 to mark Small Business Saturday, which took place last Saturday,... Read More »

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