Dorset locals get the know about their region

NEW FRIENDS: Rob Wells from Springfield talks to Chris Coates from the Dorset Men's Shed. Mr Wells is new to the area. Picture: supplied.

NEW FRIENDS: Rob Wells from Springfield talks to Chris Coates from the Dorset Men's Shed. Mr Wells is new to the area. Picture: supplied.

More than 70 people gathered to meet new Dorset locals last week at Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe as a way for members of the community to gain knowledge of the area’s services.

“It didn’t end up being just new residents. It was anyone who wanted to find out what community groups and organisations are available in the town and who to talk to to be able to join,” organiser Shirley Rootes Matin said.

Mrs Rootes Martin said the event was really successful.

“People who hadn’t met, or didn’t know what was going on in the town, found out that the ambulance service wanted more people, or that they could join rotary or that there is a walking club, found out all about those,” she said.

It was the first time Mrs Rootes Martin organised the meet.

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