Dorchester Super Sleuth Competition for Kids

Monday, August 5th, 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… Read more »

Top Things to Do in Summer in Dorchester

Friday, July 19th, 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… Read more »

New Report Highlights Success of Dorchester High Street

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

A new report has ranked Dorchester as one of the best performing high streets in the South West, thanks to steady growth in spite of the tough economic climate. The findings come from the Midsummer Retail Report unveiled by property firm Colliers International, which shows that prime rents in Dorchester have increased by 7% since… Read more »

Looking Back on Five Years of DBID Projects

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

As you may already know, the Dochester BID is coming up for renewal this month, and already extensive work has been done on planning for projects we would like to do over the next 5 years if the BID is successful in the ballot. We recently held a poll to identify the projects that BID… Read more »

Introducing the New Restaurants at Brewery Square

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Dorchester’s newest restaurants have been open now for several weeks, and many of you will already have been out to try them. Pizza Express, Zizzi and Wagamama are the latest additions to open their doors at the fast growing Brewery Square project . So what do these shiny new restaurants have to offer? Let’s take… Read more »

Dorchester Mongol Rally Bio-Fuel Experiment

Friday, May 10th, 2013

You may remember back in January we brought you news of the Dorchester Mongol Rally Team and their fundraising efforts ahead of their attempt to drive from here to Central Asia in July. Following the success of their Charity Ball at Athelhampton House, which raised over £3,500 pounds for The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance… Read more »

Skatepark Jam 2013

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

One of the most successful and popular annual events in Dorchester, the Skatepark Jam, is back again next weekend for its fifth outing, and the signs are it could be the best one so far. Once again the venue is the Skate Park on Weymouth Avenue, opposite the entrance to Dorchester South station. The date… Read more »

South Street Benches Get a Spruce-Up Thanks to Dorchester BID

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Recently, the Dorchester Town Council contacted DBID to see if we could help in a project to replace or refurbish the public seats in South Street, as they had the man power to do the work but had no budget for materials. DBID were delighted to partner the Town Council in this project which neatly… Read more »

Making Dorchester a safer place to shop

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The BID and St John Ambulance have teamed up together to put life saving equipment at the heart of the community and to make Dorchester a safer place to shop. New portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) – machines that can shock the heart to restart it after a cardiac arrest – have been purchased by… Read more »

Easter in Dorchester – Things to Do

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Easter is fast approaching, and there will be plenty for both adults and children to do over the long weekend and the school holidays here in Dorchester. Unfortunately we can’t rely on the weather (although we’ve got our fingers crossed for some long-overdue sunshine!), so here are a mix of outdoor and indoor activities to… Read more »