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Posted on 11th November, 2013

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Half Term Holiday Fun at the County Museum

Posted on 22nd October, 2013

This Saturday, the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester hosts its big annual family sleepover, with a midnight feast and loads of science fiction themed activities from 5.30pm onwards. The event is aimed mainly at children aged between 7 and 12, and new and old participants are invited to bring their sleeping bags and mats and enjoy this exciting evening of fun and games. Last year’s event (which had a dinosaur theme) was a huge sell-out success, and the organisers at Read more…

A Letter from John Fiori (Deputy Chairman Dorchester BID)

Posted on 11th October, 2013

As you may be aware, two weeks ago our Chairman Peter Legg suffered a major heart attack and went into a coma. Sadly, we heard early this week that he passed away on Saturday the 5th in the morning. To say Peter will be missed is an understatement. He was the type of person who listened, advised and did a fantastic job of organising the DBID, guiding and leading it through difficult months early this year. Peter who did not Read more…


Peter Legg

Posted on 11th October, 2013

It is with deep sadness and regret that I have to report the passing of one of Dorchester’s’ finest. Peter Legg stepped up to the plate and took over the chairmanship of the Dorchester BID last year before helping to guide the organisation through to a successful re-ballot in June this year. Peter was Dorset through and through and one of the most dedicated, honest, hard working and straight forward people I have ever met- it was a privilege to Read more…


Super Sleuth Competition – Winners and Answers

Posted on 20th September, 2013

The super sleuth competition officially closed this Monday, and we’re absolutely delighted by how successful this year’s competition was. Of everyone that took part, we had a total of 36 champion super sleuthers who managed to get every single sticker – a genuinely impressive achievement! Here are the lucky winners and their prizes: Over 11: 1st – Belle Marshall, Dorchester, Wins £70 voucher to spend in a Dorch shop of their choice 2nd – Adelaide Elsom, Stratton, Wins £40 voucher Read more…


Guest Post – FreeTime: Stories of Leisure Then and Now

Posted on 16th September, 2013

FreeTime is an oral history project recording the changing nature of our leisure time over the last 60 years, to preserve and capture our everyday memories and ensure that an important part of our heritage is not lost. We are creating a new archive that will be housed at Dorset History Centre, so that future generations can discover the views and feelings of ordinary people through the descriptive accounts of their experience. We Want to Hear from You! Young and Read more…

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One World Festival 2013 – This Weekend!

Posted on 11th September, 2013

DBID has always been a big supporter of the annual One World Festival, and so we’re delighted that it is returning to Dorchester this weekend. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a day that celebrates multiculturalism and see the richness of diversity in Dorset. As in previous years, the festivities will take place on the Kings Road Playing Field, from 11am-4pm on Sunday. Excitingly, visitors to the One World Festival will have the chance to meet a genuine Read more…

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New Hobbs Outlet to Open in Dorchester Tomorrow!

Posted on 28th August, 2013

This year we’ve seen some superb restaurants open in Brewery Square, and now it’s the turn of the new retail outlets to wow the people of Dorchester! High-end footwear shop Jones the Bootmaker and fashion store Phase 8 have already opened, and they will shortly be joined by top female clothing outlet Hobbs, which opens its doors to the public from 10am tomorrow (29th August). From its humble roots as a family-run shop in North London, Hobbs has grown to Read more…


Dorchester Super Sleuth Competition for Kids

Posted on 5th August, 2013

Last summer the Dorchester BID (in association with the Chamber of Commerce and the Town Council) ran the highly successful ‘Flags of the World’ competition. The feedback from mums, dads, and grandparents and of course, the kids was so positive that we thought we should try something again this year, but with a twist! This Year’s Competition – Are You a Super Sleuth? We are looking to the children of Dorchester (and our visitors) to prove how good their detection Read more…


Top Things to Do in Summer in Dorchester

Posted on 19th July, 2013

1. Watch a live music performance in the Borough Gardens Dorchester’s main public gardens are just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, a colourful showcase of beautiful flowerbeds, park benches, and manicured lawns – perfect for picnics, leisurely walks or peaceful afternoons sat in the sun with a book. But in summer, the Borough Gardens also offer something else – a variety of live music performances, ranging from big band shows by Dorchester’s famous Durnovaria Silver Band to Read more…