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Pay by Phone Parking Scheme

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The launch of Dorchester’s Pay by Phone Parking Scheme is well underway but we managed to get our award-winning town crier, Alistair Chisholm to help ring the changes in. With his on inevitable style Alistair stopped traffic in the Dorchester Top-of-Town Car Park to cry about the new Parking Scheme.

Christmas in Dorchester

Friday, November 27th, 2009

The Christmas lights are on in Dorchester and we are building up to the festive holiday. The shops are beautifully decorated and during December there are also lots of great Christmassy events taking place.

Walking in Dorchester

Friday, November 20th, 2009

If you want to find an alternative to shopping in Dorchester why not try the delightful local walks and explore the historical landmarks within Dorchester Town.

Ring Go Parking Comes to Dorchester

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Mobile phone owners will soon be able to pay for parking in the county town by dialling one number.

The new technology means that Christmas shopping in Dorchester couldn’t be easier. There is no longer a need to clock watch and should also provide a welcome boost for businesses in the recession.

Christmas Shopping

Friday, November 13th, 2009

There has never been a better time to visit Dorchester in the run up to Christmas. This has been an exciting year for the town with a record number of new businesses opening in 2009.

Dorchester Shopping Trip Rescue

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The BID’s very own Phil Gordon came to the rescue of one couple who had a nightmare experience on a recent trip to Dorchester. Phil treated Pam and David Rogers to a VIP tour of the town after they wrote and email of complaint about their recent bad experience of the county town. It was… Read more »

Our Town Crier Wins National Title

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Dorchester Town Crier, Alistair Chisholm has done it again. For the third time in a row, our very own local Town Crier has seen off the competition at the National Town Criers Challenge Cup in Hastings and romped home in 1st place.

The flambouyant town crier lifted the crown for the third time in a row and has now won the coveted award an amazing seven times.

Team Dorset Website

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Calling all local businesses.

If you think you have a contribution to make to the 2012 Olympics that are taking place in Weymouth then don’t forget to re-register (if you haven’t already) on the newly renovated Team Dorset website www.teamdorset.org.uk.

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2009

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Although it is only just the end of October we thought we would remind all of the local Dorchester businesses and town visitors of this years fabulous Christmas event.

The 2009 Dorchester Christmas Cracker is being held on Wednesday 2nd december starting at 5pm.

The annual late night shopping event organised by the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating a theme of “A Traditional Christmas”

Dorchester Arts Workshop Week

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

It is half-term again for school children of Dorchester and there is plenty of things for your kids to do next week.

Dorchester Arts are running a week long set of workshops from Monday, 26th October 2009 through to Friday, 30th October 2009 covering a variety of subjects. With it being so close to Halloween they will be running a Zombie theme which will certainly get your kids in the “witching mood”.