Focus on Rural Dorset – 12th March 2020

Focus on Rural Dorset – 12th March 2020


March 12


10:00 am - 02:00 pm

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Dorset Community Action


The Exchange

Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

Dorset, GB, DT10 1FH

Focus on Rural Dorset, a partnership event with the Volunteer Centre Dorset, Ward Goodman and Church House Investment.

Together we are working in partnership to showcase successful rural Dorset initiatives. Taking place in the Exchange, Sturminster Newton we are primarily focusing on some of the exciting projects across North Dorset. The aim of the event is for groups and individuals to meet and share ideas, raise awareness and celebrate the amazing work going on around the County.

Our guest speakers are Andy Watson from Friends of Stour Connect, Tim Christian from Linking Dorset, Julie Wigg from DCA, Keith Harrison from NHS Dorset and Marie Waterman from Volunteer Centre Dorset.


 9.45 –  10.20 arrival, tea, coffee etc setting up of displays and registration

10.20 – 10.30  Intro and general housekeeping

10.30 – 10.45 Welcome speech from Andy Watson, Friends of Stour Connect

10.45 – 11.00 Presentation by Tim Christian, Linking Dorset

11.00 – 11.15 Presentation by Julie Wigg, DCA to feedback on Your Community Spaces Project

11.15 – 11.30 Presentation by Keith Harrison, NHS Dorset

11.30 – 11.45 Comfort break

11.45 – 12.00 Presentation by Marie Waterman,Volunteer Centre Dorset

12.00 – 12.15 DCA Funding advice

12.15 – 12.30 Q & A

12.30 –  Networking Lunch

Date: 12th March 2020  9.45am arrival for tea, coffee, registration for 10.20am start through til 2pm finish

Venue: The Exchange, Sturminster Newtown, DT10 1FH

Booking: Booking is essential as numbers are limited

Cost: FREE event and lunch

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