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Parking Voucher Scheme is a Runaway Success

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Dorchester BID’s voucher scheme, which allows shoppers and visitors to get up to 2 hours free parking anytime in town, has been hailed as a great success for encouraging shopping in Dorchester. The scheme has been on trial since November and due to the very positive response from businesses and shoppers alike the system is… Read more »

Big Things Planned for the Market

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Get ready for a major shake-up of Dorchester’s market. Ensor, the market operator, has lodged a planning application for a £250,000 revamp of the site. The improvements being lined up include a new covered area next to Duke’s auctioneers, an extension of the existing covered area, and a refurbishment of the North Linneys building. The… Read more »

Take Advantage of our Advertising Subsidy

Monday, February 14th, 2011

As we draw close to the end of another DBID year we wanted to give you one last bit of help to promote your company at a time when you may be a little quieter than usual. Get 50% Subsidy Back on Advertising The ‘Experience Dorchester’ section in the Viewfrom Dorchester series of papers continues… Read more »

Local Schoolchildren Get Stuck in to Chewing Gum Problem

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Dorchester schoolchildren have been taking the lead in keeping the town’s arcades clean and pleasant for shoppers. They took to the streets last week to highlight the issue of chewing gum being dropped in the town centre. We all know how unsightly a gum covered street can be, not to mention annoying when you get… Read more »

Want to keep a track on Dorset Council’s spending?

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Want to keep a track on Dorset Council’s spending? In the name of transparency Dorset County Council has opened its expenditure book and published it online. Under the open data banner Dorset County Council are letting everyone know what it is spending our money on over £500. So these month documents you can have a… Read more »

A Royal Jeweller?

Monday, January 24th, 2011

A Royal Seal for Dorchester Jewellers’ Goldcrest? Here’s hoping.