3:00pm Sunday 31st March 2013
DORSET Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) will re-launch its mountain bike patrols on heathland across Dorset next week.
Gaynor Mant, Community Safety Education Officer at DFRS said: “As the Easter holidays approach young people are out of school and getting bored. Lighter evenings encourage more people outside and there is a trend that the number of deliberately-set fires on the heathland increases.
She added: “The bikes allow us to get out and reach areas we have not been able to before in an effort to reduce deliberate fire-setting on the heath.”
Get active for £2 NEW Forest Health and Leisure in Ringwood is offering a range of holiday activities for just £2 this Easter.
From tomorrow until April 12 children’s activities costing £2 will include mini-bounce, trampolining, gymnastics and court hire, as well as water activities such as WaterWheel, WaterWalkerz, inflatable swims and fun-time swims.
Under-eights can swim free all year round at any of the centres.
A holiday camp facility is also available at Applemore Health and Leisure, from a half-day through to a full week. Visit|newforest.gov.uk/leisure or call 0845 659 0845 for details.
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