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Victory for Dorchester BID: Businesses Overwhelmingly Vote YES!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Dorchester BID gains an overwhelming YES vote from the town’s businesses The Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District) has been supporting the town’s businesses and local community with a range of projects and initiatives since its inauguration in 2008. Back then, it was the 39th BID in the UK. There are now hundreds of BID’s all… Read more »


Dorchester BID Funds Further Four Defibrillators for Town Centre

Friday, June 16th, 2023

The Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District) has been funding the provision of the latest technology defibrillators in town for over 10 years now. Improvements in technology mean that units become much easier to use. The latest Zol defibrillators that the DBID has purchased talk the user through how to use them, which means anyone should… Read more »



DorchLive 2022 – Summer Live Music in Dorchester

Monday, July 18th, 2022

DorchLive returned to Dorchester’s town centre at the weekend for the first of 8 special performances this summer. Every Saturday from July 16th through to September 3rd, a different artist will perform next to M&Co, opposite Napper’s Mite in South Street/New Street. Performances run for 1.5 hours at 11am & 1:00pm. Week 1 saw the… Read more »


Armour & Embarkation 2022 – In Pictures

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Dorchester had an amazing turnout and atmosphere for Armour & Embarkation 2022 at the weekend. A convoy of over 65 WW2 military vehicles made their way through the town to a fantastic reception from the enthusiastic crowds who lined the streets to be part of the very special occasion. The event was organised to turn… Read more »


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Dorchester

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The nation is gearing up for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and Dorchester is no exception. There’s a fantastic choice of things to do for all ages taking place around Dorset’s county town. Here’s a round-up of Jubilee events in Dorchester on the lead-up and during the special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to… Read more »


Armour & Embarkation is Coming To Dorchester

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

A unique event is set to take place in Dorchester on the 18th June 2022 – Armour & Embarkation 2022! Probably, for the very last time (due to fuel costs, equipment age and general practicalities/logistics) a convoy of between 50-75 WW2 vehicles (including Jeeps, motorcycles, trucks, armoured vehicles and even Sherman tanks and other rare… Read more »


Dorchester Family Science Fair

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Building on the success of the last event in 2019, the Dorchester Family Science Fair will be taking place at the Dorset Museum on the 13 March from 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm. This free (but ticketed) activity is sure to bring out the Marie Curie or the Isaac Newton in you! Entrance this year is strictly… Read more »


Christmas Events in Dorchester 2021

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Christmas is fast approaching and festive events in Dorchester are set to return in a big way in 2021. It’s time to step into a winter wonderland of Christmas lights, fantastic food markets, ice skating and shopping for great gifts in the county town. Make a note of these key dates for the diary and celebrate… Read more »


Dorchester Park4FREE Parking Dates 2021

Monday, November 15th, 2021

The Dorchester BID in association with Dorchester Town Council have agreed with Dorset Council to run a series of Park4FREE days in November and December 2021. The first of the selected free parking days is on Saturday 20th November. The Park4FREE days are Saturday 20th and 27th November. Saturday 4th and Wednesday 22nd December, plus 27th and 28th… Read more »


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