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  • THINK! Drink drive campaign - Free mocktails all round

    By Dorch_People at 10:23 on 06/12/11
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    Shoppers in Dorchester will be invited to try refreshing, alcohol-free 'mocktails' this Wednesday to show that you can enjoy a happy Christmas and stay safe on Dorset's roads. The Dorset Road Safe partnership will be serving free, Christmas-themed, non-alcoholic cocktails at the Tesco superstore in Dorchester between 10am and 3pm on Wednesday 7 December in support of the national THINK! Christmas drink-drive campaign. Members of...
  • New Dorset bus service prepares for pioneering green scheme

    By This is Dorset at 07:00 on 19/10/11
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    A new bus service between Poundbury and Dorchester town centre will start running on Monday. The number six bus, operated by Dorset County Council and supported by West Dorset District Council and the Duchy of Cornwall, will run Monday to Saturday between Queen Mother Square in Poundbury and Dorchester South railway station, with stops including Dorset County Hospital and Trinity Street. The service creates a new link between Poundbury...
  • Coming to a bus stop near you: green transport comes to Dorchester and Prince Charles's village

    By alfiebass at 20:25 on 05/04/11
    Whatenergy saving measure next for Poundbury? Green cars?
    Dorchester and Poundbury residents will benefit from a new, environmentally friendly bus service following a successful joint bid by Dorset County Council, West Dorset District Council and the Duchy of Cornwall. The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a grant of £166,000 from its Green Bus Fund to helpbuy two electric-powered buses to serve a brand new route between Dorchester town centre and Poundbury. The two British-ma...
  • Free bus travel - will the changes affect you in Dorchester?

    By alfiebass at 10:52 on 07/01/11
    Do you live in Dorset and get free bus travel? Well, there is still time to have your say on changes to travel concessions People who receive travel concessions in Dorset have until 14 January to have their say on how possible changes could affect them. Dorset County Council will take over responsibility for concessionary travel in Dorset from the district and borough councils on 1 April 2011. The county council is currently...
  • Temporary park and ride facilities could plug the gap

    By Dorchester People at 11:00 on 06/01/11
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    TEMPORARY park and ride facilities are being investigated to plug the gap until a new permanent facility can be opened to serve Dorset's county town. A site at Monkey's Jump is being recommended as the preferred site for a permanent park and ride facility for Dorchester in a report submitted to West Dorset District Council's executive committee next Tuesday. But it is estimated that it will take more than two years to acquire the...

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