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Disposable BBQ sales dropped amid heatwave

A number of high street supermarkets have temporarily stopped selling disposable barbecues because of the heatwave. Among them are Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi, Southern Co-op, M&S, Sainsbury's and Tesco, which have all dropped the product during the current spell...

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Sika Trail pop up engages visitors

Our wardens Phil and Sally had a great time speaking to visitors at the Sika Trail car park in Wareham Forest as part of Heath Week. With the frequent visitors and holiday makers, it was a great opportunity to talk about our precious heaths here in Dorset along...

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Sir Desmond Swayne visits during Heath Week

The Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne met with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) staff at the Reptile Centre, Dorset for a reptile briefing during Heath Week. Sir Desmond is ARC's MP smooth snake species champion and he was keen to find out about the work ARC...

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Heathland fun for First School

The wardens had a great session on Tuesday out on Tadnoll Heath with Years 1 & 2 from Milborne St Andrew First School. The children hunted for minibeasts and found loads of critters living in the heather and on the trees. The group were even treated to a lovely...

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Milborne St Andrew First School

Lord Fellowes meets the wardens

Our wardens were delighted to meet Lord Fellowes of West Stafford at the village fete last weekend and enjoyed telling him about the work we do. The UHP team had a great day and had fun talking to everyone about our wonderful Dorset heathlands. Many thanks to our...

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