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Eat Out to Help Out in Dorchester

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The new Eat Out to Help Out scheme has launched in Dorchester. Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get £10 off meals & soft drinks during August! The Eat Out to Help Out scheme runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August. It comes in the form of a much-welcomed treat from… Read more »

Antelope Walk – Transformation For Historic Dorchester Location

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Over the past 12 months a transformation has taken place in one of Dorchester’s most historic locations, Antelope Walk. With over £50,000 of investment, the Walk has seen unit refurbishment, roof repairs, exterior upkeep and exterior re-painting in beautiful Farrow & Ball paint. New businesses in Antelope Walk The Walk is steeped in history and… Read more »

Love Dorch – Welcome Back To Dorchester

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Dorchester BID has teamed up with Dorchester Town Council, and Dorchester Chamber for Business to launch ‘Love Dorch’.  This is supported by Dorset Council’s county-wide campaign to Stay Local, Shop Local. A joint effort to provide a welcome back to Dorchester town centre after lockdown. Working together to make your shopping experience as safe and… Read more »

Dorchester Roman Town House Set For Upgrades

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Dorchester Roman Town House is set for improvements in the coming months. Plans have been put in place for new information boards and improved accessibility. The site is one of several around Dorchester that date back to Roman times. The free-to-visit historic Dorchester landmark is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in… Read more »

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 10th June 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 »