Royal Voluntary Service Home Library Service need volunteers in Sherborne
Do you like to read? But find it difficult to get to the library to get new books? We might be able to help.
Sherborne Library has a team of dedicated Royal Voluntary Service volunteers who are able to visit on a regular basis, delivering the books you want from the Library to your home, free of charge. Large print books and talking books can also be delivered. This service is funded by Dorset Library Service, and delivered by the Royal Voluntary Service. It is available across Dorset to anyone who cannot easily get to their local library, and can be provided on a temporary basis as well as long term. All Royal Voluntary Service volunteers are DBS checked and receive ongoing training and support.
We currently need more Home Library Service volunteers in Sherborne!
If you are interested in receiving or volunteering for the Home Library Service please contact Maria Jacobson, Royal Voluntary Service Manager Dorset Home Library Service, on 07786 635154 or 01305 236666, or e-mail
Houseplants finish with a flourish at GCA Awards
For the fourth consecutive year, Castle Gardens’ houseplant department manager, Tony Das, has been awarded a certificate of merit at the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Wales & West regional awards.
Tony joined Sherborne-based Castle Gardens in 2011, taking over as department manager in 2012, and from then on Castle Gardens’ Houseplant Area has been awarded the certificate of merit every single year, achieving impressive scores ranging from 84-87%. With the support of deputy manager, Helen Cuff, Tony has embraced the GCA’s annual audits, which are designed to recognise continuous improvement and help set industry benchmarks to be met and surpassed.
Once a hugely important product, houseplants have decreased in prominence in most UK garden centres in recent years, but Tony and his team at Castle Gardens (and also at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens in Dorchester) have remained committed to offering the highest levels of quality and range to their customers, with expert knowledge and advice, seasonal variety and exemplary service at the heart of everything they do.
Win a pair of tickets to 'Iolanthe' by Yeovil Amatuer Opera Society and Win 3 Pairs of tickets to Sherborne Literary Festival. For more information click 'Read More'.