Flag Competition Winners Get Their Prizes

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the ‘Flags of the World’ Competition last month. It was a resounding success with everyone – the children who participated, the parents and the town centre shops and businesses. We now plan to run a similar competition (only bigger and better!) again next year. The… Read more »

The Keeper of the Walks Helps Dorchester’s Streets Stay Clean and Tidy

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Dorchester BID has joined forces with our friends at West Dorset District Council to pilot a new street cleaning scheme aimed at keeping the BID area clean and free of rubbish. Wearing a high-vis jacket with a BID logo on the back, longstanding district council refuse officer John Rendell will be patrolling the streets frequently… Read more »

Another Successful Fete for Dorchester’s Weldmar Hospice

Monday, September 17th, 2012

As many of you will know, the 17th annual Weldmar Fete was held this Saturday, and what a fantastic day it was! It’s been a difficult summer for Weldmar, first having to cancel the Fete in July because of bad weather, and then just a week ago suffering an arson attack on their premises. All… Read more »

A Piece of TV History at Dorchester’s Dinosaur Museum

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Dr Who has encountered his fair share of monsters and baddies over the years, and this weekend’s episode saw the Doctor come face to face with huge dinosaurs let loose on a spaceship. Long time fans of the show will know that this is not the first time the Doctor has crossed paths with dinosaurs… Read more »

Thomas Hardy Statue

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The statue of Thomas Hardy beside the Top o’ Town roundabout is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Dorchester. It depicts Hardy sitting on a tree stump, looking thoughtfully ahead with a book on his lap (it is said that the decision to sculpt Hardy sitting was made to compensate for the fact that… Read more »

Festivals and Shows this Summer

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Dorchester Anonymous Festival The annual Anonymous Festival will be returning to Dorchester this Saturday, so expect to see the usual lively mix of music, theatre and dance groups taking over Maumbury Rings from 11am to 9pm. The youth-organised event will also feature stalls, workshops and other opportunities for hands-on fun for both kids and adults…. Read more »

Hello To Dorchester’s Newest Businesses

Friday, August 17th, 2012

We all know it’s been a tough few years for retailers across the country, and we’re aware there may be choppy waters still to come as we all try to navigate our way out of this difficult economic climate. So it’s enormously encouraging to see new businesses with the faith and determination to set up… Read more »

News from Brewery Square

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

It’s been a while since we checked in on what’s been going on at the Brewery Square site, so this week’s blog is a brief update on the latest news from the development. Phase Eight Comes To Brewery Square The latest business to join Brewery Square is Phase Eight, the high-end fashion retailer with stores… Read more »