Do you dream of running your own coffee shop or tea room?
Space has become available to rent as a café/shop at Norden car park, near Corfe Castle.Following the recent refurbishment of the former office space, offers are invited from interested parties to lease the premises from Dorset Council.
Norden car park sits in a wooded area near Corfe Castle village. Along with a railway station, offering trips to Wareham and Swanage, the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum is on site, The area is the perfect gateway for cycling and walking, with paths leading to Studland and beyond. The site also hosts a picnic area, play area, cycle hire shop and public toilets. The car park can accommodate 350 vehicles.
The lease will initially be offered for 3 years. The space has a floor area of 16sqm= (172sqf). It is located opposite public toilets and is on the main thoroughfare to the railway station platforms.
As part of the lease agreement you would be required to restock toilet rolls and soap (supplied) in the adjoining public toilets during busy times and report any defects or maintenance issues.
If you are interested in leasing the premises from Dorset Council please email Bob.firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 May 2019.
Expressions of interest should include a contact name, type of business and intended use. You should also state the annual rent you would be prepared to offer for the property. As a guide price the council would expect a minimum of £2,150.40 pa for the property. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own utility bills.
For further details, please contact Bob Lockard, Property and Estates Manager, Dorset Council 01929 557284 or email Bob.email@example.com.
The ‘Inspiring Dorset’ launches were held in Weymouth, ‘Primary Futures’ on Wednesday at Holy Trinity School followed by the ‘Secondary Futures’ event held on Thursday at All Saints School.
These events help bridge the gap between young people and businesses in Dorset by bringing the young people together with volunteer employees from businesses all over the county to share their career stories.
Matt Prosser, CEO of the Dorset Council, attended ‘Secondary Futures’ and spoke to the young people about the importance of interacting with businesses and the opportunities that are available to them in Dorset. Matt also joined in with the ‘Speed Career Networking’ part of the event where he shared his career journey, from being in the forces to his current appointment.
Small groups of young people were given six minutes to talk to each volunteer and ask them questions about their job role and career experiences before volunteers switched places, allowing the young people the opportunity to speak to a variety of individuals from different businesses.
Matt Prosser said: “For me it was great to see the enthusiasm from the young people as they think about their futures, but also to meet with the businesses in Dorset who are keen to see the young people stay in Dorset.” Hear more about what Matt had to say about the event
According to research from the Education and Employers charity website, the Inspiring Dorset campaign is having a very positive impact on the young people of Dorset; following activities with Inspiring the Future volunteers, a 78% improvement in students understanding of the value of education and qualifications was recorded and an 83% improvement in understanding the world of work.
Matt also talked about some of the research that was shared at the event in his video; “We heard about how important it is for young people to have interactions with businesses and that those young people who have more interactions with business are more likely to be employed and get a better salary.”
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So the first of March, I woke up and opened my curtains to embrace the first signs of Spring. I then shut them rather sharpish when I’d realised I’d forgotten the builders had started and I was seriously not appropriately attired.
My youngest borrowers are desperate to climb up the scaffolding to talk to the builders so a little talk about how three storeys of scaffolding is a little dangerous will be happening very soon.
A week later excitement has died down and an almost constant chorus of ‘is my room built yet’ starts at 7am. One of my littlies wants an ocean bedroom the other wants a forest, I’m hoping they will chose magnolia so they don’t realise my creative skills are scarce.
Fast forward to the end of March and Ive ordered cast iron radiators that I’m planning to paint/ disguise as part of an ocean and part of a forest.
Interesting discussions have followed the building such as ‘Is this my forever bedroom? ‘ ‘Will you give it to someone else when we are 18?’ ‘If I like my bedroom will I still get to live with dad?’ All highly emotive questions that warrant a well thought out answer. How on earth do you answer such questions without causing more trauma?
We sat down with each of them and explained that yes the bedrooms are for them but it won’t effect what happens with their dad. We drew a picture of two families who love them and are trying hard to work together.
We also tried to dispel the myth that 18 is when you get kicked out. Unfortunately many children in care worry about this but more local authorities are embracing the ‘staying put’ schemes. Hopefully more will follow as most children who have experienced difficult childhoods are not ready to embrace adulthood at 18.
I’m hoping all my children (borrowed and birth) will be staying put to their 40’s so I don’t get empty nest syndrome !
My husband ended the conversation with ‘I lived with my mum until I was 30’ which middle borrower replied to with ‘ yay I can play Lego in my room for ages then’
And so to April, will the bedrooms be finished? I’m not holding my breath.
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