Discover Dorset's County Town

Ten Question Interview with Meg from COOK

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The frozen food specialist COOK has now been based in Tudor Arcade for over two years. Having recently taken over the COOK franchise we took the opportunity to catch up with the new franchisee owner Meg Gibbons to find out how it’s all going. 1.       What is your history working with COOK and how did… Read more »

DT1 in Top Ten Most Desirable Postcode Areas in the Country!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Dorchester’s DT1 postcode has been revealed as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.   In an attempt to find the country’s most desirable places to live and work the Royal Mail comissioned a study which found that the county town’s postcode is up there with the best. The study was… Read more »

A New Guide to Keep Track of “Who’s Who in Thomas Hardy”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

If you love Thomas Hardy’s novels but sometimes get confused by the characters and plot twists that occur throughout his work, then worry no more as a concise reference book has recently been published to help unravel the mysteries that can occur when reading Hardy. This guide presents for the first time this century a… Read more »

Ten Question Interview with Michelle & Mel from Munchkins Play Cafe

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Dorchester is quickly becoming the epicentre for the hometown fun feeling in the region. With businesses expanding, new ones opening, and for let signs disappearing, the feeling of a downturn economy is out of sight for the County Town. One business that has recently expanded and relocated to Trinity Street is Munchkins Play Cafe. Owners,… Read more »

Dorchester BID Launches Dorset Dialect Trails

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Words from Dorset’s past have been unveiled on a series of new trails launched in County Town by the Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District). 43 unique Dorset Dialect ‘plate clocks’ have been positioned around the county town to create six different themed trails. They are in a variety of different shops and other locations dotted… Read more »

Dorchester Named the Healthiest Town in Britain!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Our super healthy residents here in Dorchester have ensured that the County Town has been named as the most health conscious town in the UK by a leading supermarket chain. However that’s not because we’re packed into the gym all evening. Shoppers in Dorchester buy fruit and veg more regularly than any other place in… Read more »

From Grafitti to Ghosts, Dorchester Review of 2014.

Monday, January 12th, 2015

With a New Year recently started, we thought it would be great to see what notable achievements, events and anniversaries have taken place in Dorchester during 2014. Here are a few of the highlights from another action packed year in the County Town. New permitted grafitti artwork under the railway bridge on Damers Road brightened… Read more »

Dorchester Businesses Hit The Airwaves on Wessex FM

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A Christmas radio advertising campaign promoting a variety of Dorchester’s businesses has launched on the Wessex FM this December. The adverts, proudly supported by the Dorchester BID and Wessex FM, detail the great variety of offers available from 25 businesses. Five seperate adverts have been produced. Each advert is introduced with the words “here are… Read more »

Christmas Window Display Competition is a Winner!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Hairdressers, jewellers, travel agents and fashion stores throughout Dorchester Town Centre were some of the entrants in a Christmas window competition. In total 17 shops entered this year’s inaugural competition. The winner was Nicoll World Travel who received the £300 cash prize and a trophy which can be re-used each year. The competition was organised… Read more »

Christmas Cracker 2014 Preview

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The countdown has now begun to this year’s Christmas Cracker in Dorchester which marks the official start to Christmas in the town. After a last minute hitch to get the final lights up has been overcome, the town is now ready for the festivities to begin. Contractors were unable at short notice to put up… Read more »