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Dorchester BID Christmas Roundup

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Christmas is almost upon us! Just a couple of shopping days left now, so we expect the town centre to be buzzing this weekend as everyone rushes to get all those last minute presents. If you’re stuck for ideas, you may find our Virtual Dorchester tool useful for knowing where to get interesting and unique… Read more »

Cracker Night Photos

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We hope you all made it to Cracker Night last night – the weather did us no favours, but a great time was had by everyone who came along and visited the shops and stalls in Dorchester town centre. Those of us who braved the rain were treated to mince pies, mulled pies and all… Read more »

BID First Aid Training Helps to Make the Town Even Safer

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Dorchester first aid course this week. Local company Everycare Wessex gave us a brilliantly informative and practical course, and it was fantastic to have a sell out attendance, with businesses from all over town keen to get as much as they could from the session…. Read more »

Christmas Cheer Comes to Dorchester

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Dorchester will be transformed into a glowing winter wonderland this festive season, as over 100 trees decorated with lights will welcome visitors and shoppers to the town. With Christmas just a month away, the town faced a problem. As you may know, the Town Council had once again kindly promised to deliver Christmas trees free… Read more »

Christmas Cracker Night 2012

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Cracker Night is almost upon us again, and if it’s anything like previous years we can expect an absolute riot of fun, food and festivities as we celebrate the official start of Christmas in the County Town! It will take place on Thursday 6th December, and we’re expecting to have as many as 60 stalls… Read more »

Durnovaria Silver Band Moves To New Home

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The acclaimed Durnovaria Silver Band have found a new base to practice in Dorchester, after being told their long-time home at the Fordington Methodist Church Hall is to be closed and sold at auction. They will now move to the nearby Scout Hall for a three month trial run, with the possibility of a longer… Read more »

A Weekend Break in Dorchester

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

It’s that time of year again when the nights grow dark and the weather grows cold, and it’s easy to get fed up at home and start yearning for a holiday. While you may not have the time or the money so close to Christmas for a big getaway, a weekend break may be just… Read more »

New Swimming Pool Now Open!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

It’s all happening in Dorchester at the moment! The latest phase of Brewery Square has just opened with a new Carluccio’s restaurant and top of the range cinema, and in the very same week our long-awaited swimming pool has opened its doors on Coburg Road. It was officially opened last Monday, so by now many… Read more »

Could You Be Our Next Town Ambassador?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Dorchester Ambassadors have been one of the BID’s most successful and well received initiatives to date. It began last year, when we put out a call for volunteers in the run-up to Christmas to serve as ambassadors for the town. The idea was for them to take up positions in the main carparks and… Read more »

Waterstones Book Signing by Inspirational Blind Traveller Tony Giles

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

On 27th October, Waterstones in Dorchester will be hosting a book signing by an author with a truly incredible story. Tony Giles is a Teignmouth resident who has visited all 7 continents and travelled through over 60 countries, which would be amazing enough story alone but for the fact that Tony is no ordinary traveller…. Read more »