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Parking Scheme 1 Year Anniversary

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

One year ago we introduced a new parking scheme to car parks. The idea was simple – shoppers who spent over £10 in participating shops or other businesses would be entitled to up to 2 hours free parking in all West Dorset District Council car parks. We felt that this would encourage more shoppers to… Read more »

A Visit to Dorchester

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

We recently received this lovely letter by email, and thought we’d share it with you all. It was written by Sue Marshall following her visit to Dorchester earlier this month, and she describes her experiences and impressions of the town in glowing terms… Dear Phil, We met a couple of weeks ago when my friend… Read more »

DBID Latest News

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Here is a round-up of all the latest news from Dorchester BID… New improved parking voucher scheme – All tickets dated 1st Oct onwards will have a redeemable value. DBID has secured matched funding from WDDC to allow a 2 for 5 buyback (£2 to you for every 5 you collect). See below for full… Read more »

Greg Cameron Day: Celebrating 35 Years in the Business and still going

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Greg Cameron Day has reached a milestone in his photographic life by trading successfully for 35 years in the county town. Over a thousand brides and more than ten thousand families have posed in front of his lens in this time as well hundreds of dogs and thousands of babies. Greg started photographing in 1976… Read more »

Pharaoh: King of Egypt Exhibition at Dorset County Museum

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Dorchester has long been known as one of the best places in the UK to see remains from the Roman Empire and the Iron Age Celts, and this month it will become a home to yet another great ancient civilisation. On October 15th the Dorset County Museum will open its doors to the glittering treasures… Read more »

Another Look at Virtual Dorchester

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This week we thought we’d update you on the progress of our Virtual Dorchester tool, which has become one of the most popular features on the Dorchester BID website and is still growing! We first introduced the tool back at the beginning of 2010 with the help of photography and marketing company Estate Vue, as… Read more »

Social Media Workshop For Local Businesses

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

In response to recent demand, DBID is running the level 1 social media workshop for a third time. If you missed it before, here is your chance to attend one of our most popular seminars, and we will also be running the level 2 workshop later in October. There are some shops already in Dorchester… Read more »

Antiques Road Trip comes to Dorchester!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

NOTE: Revised Date – Monday 19th September (not Sunday) Yet more exciting news for Dorchester on Monday as the town plays host to the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a spin-off of the long-running favourite the Antiques Roadshow, but rather than valuing other people’s antiques for them, two experts must… Read more »

Dorchester Business Connection Exhibition

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

We all know that good business involves cooperation and networking, to enable you to get the help, advice and support you need to keep your business moving in the right direction. DBID is always looking for ways to help bring Dorchester businesses together in an interesting and useful way, and next month we will be… Read more »

Mount Pleasant Park and Ride

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Great news for those of you who live in Weymouth and work in Dorchester – there’s now a fantastic new way to save money on petrol and parking in your daily commute. For just £1.50 a day, you can leave your car in the Mount Pleasant park and ride site and hop on the bus… Read more »