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  • Phones and IT breakdown at County Hall

    By Dorch_People at 14:29 on 14/09/12
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    Dorset County Council are currently experiencing problems with IT and phone systems at County Hall. At the moment there is no way of contacting County Hall by email or phone. Engineers are said to working to fix the problem as soon as possible. Dorset County Council wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Community consultation on West Dorset conservation sites

    By Dorch_People at 09:33 on 27/04/12
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    West Dorset residents will be asked what they think of reviews of the character of the Charlton Down and Winterbourne Steepleton conservation areas and what they think of a proposal to extend the Charlton Down conservation area from Tuesday 1 May to Friday 29 June 2012. Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest that are protected to ensure people can continue to enjoy their character for years to come....
  • Tourism event for Local Business Owners

    By Dorch_People at 12:45 on 17/04/12
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    A series of open days for businesses will be on offer from West Dorset District Council. The tourism team will be providing an informal platform for businesses to chat with staff and find out more about what's going on in tourism in their area. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the website and the new visit-dorset iPhone App which will go live in the coming weeks. Information about Olympic and...
  • Come on West Dorset stretch those legs for Sport Relief

    By Dorch_People at 18:47 on 12/03/12
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    Anyone from runners and walkers to couch potatos are invited to come to the Gryphon Leisure Centre and complete a mile this spring for the Charity Sport Relief. The event is being held on 25th March to raise money for Sport Relief, which helps people in need both in Britain and the world's poorest countries (Like Comic relief but a lot more brief and fun). Entrants do not have to be good at sport and can choose to complete one, three...
  • Dorchester's Shire Hall to have heritage attraction revamp

    By Dorch_People at 20:34 on 28/02/12
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    Last week saw a promising move towards The Shire Hall, Old Crown Court and Cells into an important heritage attraction. Currently the Courtroom is owned and maintained by West Dorset Council and is open to the public, but lacks good information and is rather shabby around the edges. The building has great local significance and is in desperate need of redevelopment to make this historical place an educational and successful attraction...

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