Dorchester FREE Parking on Saturdays in December

Friday, November 8th, 2019

The Dorchester BID in association with Dorchester Town Council and in partnership with Dorset Council, are delighted to announce the return of Dorchester free parking Saturdays in December 2019. The #Park4FREE Saturdays are available in addition to the normal FREE parking on all Sundays in Dorchester. All Saturdays in December leading up to Christmas (7th,… Read more »

Supersleuth Competition 2019 – Winners and Answers

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Thank you everyone who joined the fun of this year’s challenging space-themed Supersleuth competition! It has been great to hear how so many of you enjoyed taking part. Congratulations to the winners of Dorchester Supersleuth 2019… The theme this year was Adventures in Space & Pioneers of Flight, which coincided nicely with the 50th anniversary of… Read more »

Dorchester comes out top for food hygiene in the UK

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Dorchester is the best location for food hygiene in the UK according to recent Food Standards Agency data. Data from over 450,000 businesses has revealed average food hygiene ratings for all areas in the UK. The research has revealed that Dorchester has come out on top of a total of 106 different postcodes in the… Read more »

Dorchester Favourite Business Award 2019

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Winners of the Dorchester Favourite Business Award 2019 were presented at the Dorchester Business Improvement District AGM, which took place yesterday at Dorchester Corn Exchange. The winner of Dorchester Favourite Business Award 2019 Many nominations were received from the public for over 100 Dorchester businesses. First place was awarded to Dodgson’s of Dorchester – the DIY hardware… Read more »

Dorchester Autumn Events in 2019

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Summer may now be over, but the fun doesn’t need to come to an end! These Dorchester Autumn events in 2019 are perfect for keeping all of the family occupied this season. Dorchester Prison Ghost Hunt Following the success of the opening on Heritage Open Day, Dorchester Prison Ghost Hunt is another opportunity to see… Read more »

Open-Dorchester – Heritage Open Day Is A Great Success

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Thousands of visitors attended Open-Dorchester for the second annual heritage open day to take place in the county town. High West Street and High East Street were both closed to traffic for Open-Dorchester to improve accessibility for people to explore historic attractions, and learn more about the town’s rich heritage. Here’s a selection of photos… Read more »

Hot & Sweet Café and Restaurant

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Wioletta Zychowicz is the owner of Hot & Sweet coffee shop in Dorchester’s High West Street. She has been serving coffee, breakfasts and lunches to a loyal set of customers for the last two years. Items on the Hot & Sweet menu range from paninis and jacket potatoes to smoothies and milkshakes. All tastes are… Read more »

What’s On At Open Dorchester – Heritage Open Day

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Find out what’s on and where at Open Dorchester Heritage Open Day on Sunday 15th September 2019. Tours High Street tours Time: 11:00 – 15:30 Location: High East Street – 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. High West Street – 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 Starting point: Gazebo near Town Pump High Street Tours of Dorchester’s… Read more »

Street Closure for Heritage Open Day in Dorchester

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Dorchester Heritage Committee have partnered with various local businesses to organise Heritage Open Day, which takes place on Sunday 15th September. High West Street and High East Street will be closed to traffic as part of the event. The road closure will be in place from 9:30am for a day full of activities to celebrate… Read more »

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair Brought 5,300 Visitors to Dorchester

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

A superb new video and some very encouraging figures are released by the organisers of the successful Thomas Hardy Fair which took place in Dorchester in June. Volunteers The Thomas Hardy Fair had support from 210 Volunteers. A contribution of 1,894 volunteering hours went into the event. Visitors There were approximately 5,300 people in attendance on the… Read more »