A boiling hot day, and one where I resorted to my motorbike to get around. First stop was a regular catch-up with Chief Superintendent Richard Bell, the senior officer in Weymouth. I asked about the recent attack on a man on a bicycle by five youths on the Rodway Trail and was relieved to hear they'd all be caught and would be appearing in court. It was a shocking incident by a gang of stupid teenagers. We discussed much more and Richard kindly treated me to a bacon roll as I'd been up since 0530 and for one reason and another had not eaten anything. Our meetings are always a pleasure and they are very useful in the sense it allows me to keep a finger on the crime pulse and police operations. I then headed to 52 St Mary Street, where a new education provider is setting up shop. Called Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting (WREC), it was set up to help some of the most vulnerable young people and adult learners. Among the organisation's aims, tutors will help the unemployed to retrain and secure jobs. This is a most welcome development, which will prove invaluable. I met Engagement Manager Jo Thomson and Tutor Tony Brown, both of whom are overseeing the renovation of their new office just by the harbour. Then to Trigon, near Wareham, for another of my quarterly farm meetings. Again, it was well attended and about 30 farmers and I went through a busy agenda for 90 minutes. These meetings give me a chance to hear their concerns, which I then pass up the chain. Food security is certainly a top priority at the moment and I and the assembled farmers were not convinced that the government has really understood this yet. Meanwhile, the PM went again to Ukraine and met President Zelensky in Kyiv. It was reported that some colleagues from the north of the country were disappointed the PM was not at a conference they'd organised. He sadly cannot be everywhere at once. And Sir Keir Starmer returned a questionnaire to police investigating the 'beergate' episode.