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Flying the Flag for Dorchester!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Some good news ahead of the packed summer of events coming up in Dorchester – permission has been given for flag brackets to be put up in the High Street, meaning that there will be an avenue of union flags hung out to greet the arrival of the Olympic torch relay into the town (and they may even be up in time for the Jubilee weekend!).

The brackets will be multi-purpose holders, which will hopefully be used for all sorts of occasions in the future – as well as flags, they can also hold hanging baskets and Christmas trees. Local company Westminster Wire factory in Wareham fabricated the plastic coated aluminium brackets and local businessman Shaun Hearn from the Hearn Group has also helped with sponsorship for the installation.

The High West/High East street flag project was the brain child of town crier Alistair Chisholm who working with Cllr David Taylor and their team have done a great job of organising things including dealing with the whole planning process and getting everyone on board.

The DBID provided a major part of the funding for this project, with more being promised from Dorchester’s Chamber of Commerce amongst other contributors.

The DBID has also installed a number of flags at the bottom of South Street and has plans for more over the next few weeks together with more hanging baskets to further brighten up the town for the summer.

“The Dorchester BID is delighted to have been able to fund this project on behalf of the town’s businesses who are all keen to welcome the influx of visitors over the summer and want to make a good visual impression to help welcome the World to Dorchester. We are very grateful to Alistair and his team and the local council for helping fast track the required permissions”. Phil Gordon Director of projects DBID

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