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...
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...
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
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...
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 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...
A fishy problem for Dorchester restaurant boss. Owner of the Billy The Fish Restaurant in Dorchester and the fishmongers opposite has landed himself parking fines of nearly £3,000 due to over zealous enforcement of Dorchester's town parking laws. Now Bailiffs are chasing William Burgess for the money and he is refusing to pay on principle. It seems daft that traffic wardens are punishing local businesses that have to park on...
Carsharedorset.com seeks its 3,000th member
If your bank balance is feeling the aftershocks of the festive period, carsharedorset.com has a financial pick-me-up for you.
By car-sharing to work every day, you can save yourself about £800 a
year. Wouldn't it be nice to have hundreds of pounds saved in time for
next Christmas to cover those festive bills?
In Dorset there are nearly 3,000 other people looking to save...
West Dorset District Council is set to freeze town centre short stay parking charges for the sixth year in a row.
The suggestion, designed to help shoppers and local businesses, is part
of a wide ranging parking report to be considered by councillors on 14
The report also suggests:
• Scrapping overnight charges in district council car parks along the coast for two years
For the third time in as many years, I have returned to my car after a hard day's work in Dorchester, only to find my battery as flat as a pancake. And do you know why? Because I accidently left my lights on all day. It's an easy enough mistake to make but a horrible feeling when you're sitting in the car, in the dark, in the cold, with an appointment to keep in Bridport in 45 minutes' time. Over the years, I have had breakdown...
A total of 195 motoring offences were detected by police officers during Dorset Road Safe's one-day 'no excuse' operation in Dorchester on Wednesday 3 November. This was the second 'Surround a Town' operation in Dorchester as part of the year-long 'no excuse' campaign, roughly six months after the first on Wednesday 19 May. Once again, the proportion of offences by people not wearing a seatbelt was high, at nearly 30 per cent...