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Archive for December, 2011

A Very Happy Christmas to all in Dorchester BID Land

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Three things for you to think about over Christmas… 1)  We will be offering a 50% subsidy on advertising in the ViewFrom series again for adverts  appearing in the ‘Experience Dorchester’ section in  Jan/Feb 2012. The same deal as before, you need to contact the Viewfrom, book the adverts and they will notify us you have done so. Once you get your invoice you need to send us a copy of that invoice plus one from you to DBID for Read more…

An Open Letter to Mary Portas

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Dear Mary, As someone who has enjoyed your program output for many years (they would all make excellent training films too) I wanted to add my thanks and congrats on behalf of all High Street retailers for what you have done/are doing to champion the cause of the high street business. I tweeted you on this today but I expect you get too many to reply? As the project director of Dorchester’s BID and already a convert to your way Read more…

The Mary Portas High Street Review

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Many of you will have already seen the report from Mary Portas on the nation’s high streets, and read her 28 recommendations for how to keep them alive in the years to come. The report comes with the shocking revelation that the number of town centre stores in the UK has decreased by 25,000 in the last 11 years, and almost one in six outlets are currently standing empty. It’s a fascinating report, but what struck us was how many Read more…

Christmas Cracker Goes with a Bang!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came along to Cracker Night on Thursday last week – we brought the magic of Christmas to Dorchester and proved that it’s one night not even the cold wind and rain could dampen! The town centre was absolutely buzzing, as South Street was filled with people enjoying themselves amidst the stalls selling all kinds of Christmas treats. We at the BID made our own little contribution to the evening with the light display projected onto the Read more…