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Masks4All volunteers and key workers in Dorchester

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

A local not for profit group have taken inspiration from the international Masks4All movement to produce free masks for local volunteers and other frontline workers in Dorchester. Inspired by the international Masks4All movement Rosie Lees commented on how he idea developed: “We wanted to help essential workers but without putting any pressure on medical grade… Read more »

Support Tips For Businesses During Lockdown

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

If you are business in Dorchester looking for support during the coronavirus crisis, there are a number of new tools available to help. Recently launched initiatives from the Government, National Lottery and local councils offer various levels of financial support. Here are a few tips your business may be able to take advantage of in… Read more »

Dorchester Quiz – How well do you know Dorset’s County Town?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Put your knowledge to the test with this Dorchester Quiz! With a total of 100 questions covering the past and present, here’s a fun way to explore Dorchester’s history. How well do you know Dorset’s County Town? Dorchester Facts How good is your knowledge of Dorchester’s rich heritage? Answer 10 questions based on facts about Dorchester… Read more »

COVID-19: Dorchester Support and Resources

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Last updated on 20th May 2020. The intention of this page is to provide a list of useful resources and links for local residents of Dorchester during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Help give our town’s businesses a fighting chance of surviving this unprecedented period of uncertainty. The list below is all Dorchester businesses who are in… Read more »

Easter Events and Activities in Dorchester 2020

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Easter is a great time of the year in Dorchester with great events and activities around the town. Use this guide to find out which Easter-themed parties and family egg hunts are taking place this year in Dorset’s County Town. Keep the kids entertained this Easter! Please note that all event details are currently subject… Read more »

Dorchester Science Festival 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Coinciding with British Science Week, Dorchester Science Festival is set to return with an exciting range of events in the County Town. The event is hosted by Dorchester Town Council, Bournemouth University, Thomas Hardye School, Dorset Museum, and the Institute of Physics. The week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) runs from 6th – 15th… Read more »

Basilico Italian Restaurant in Dorchester

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Basilico is an Italian Restaurant offering a genuine Neapolitan dining experience in Dorchester. Based on Trinity Street, Basilico has been serving delicious Italian ingredients to a loyal set of customers for the last two years. Items on the Basilico menu range from homemade sourdough bread, nibbles and antipasti starters to authentic wood fired pizza and… Read more »

Where’s Snowy Supersleuth Competition – Winners and Answers

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Thank you everyone who joined the fun of this year’s festive-themed Where’s Snowy Supersleuth competition! It has been great to hear how so many of you enjoyed taking part. Congratulations to the winners of Where’s Snowy Dorchester Supersleuth 2019… Where’s Snowy Competition In December 2019 we called upon all Dorchester Supersleuthers to look around the… Read more »

New Life For Down to Earth Health Food Shop

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

One of Dorchester’s longest standing independent shops is starting the new year with a new lease of life. Down to Earth on Trinity Street has been trading in the town centre since 1978. Now under new ownership, the popular health food shop in Dorchester has great plans for the year ahead – and beyond. The new owners… Read more »

Dorchester named one of the happiest places to live

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Dorchester has made it into the top 10 happiest places to live in the country in a recent survey. Over 22,ooo people participated in Rightmove’s happy at home survey. Findings were based on a number of different questions including sense of community spirit, feeling of safety and friendliness of locals. The survey also posed questions… Read more »