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A blueprint has been launched setting out a vibrant new future for Dorchester.

The masterplan, unveiled by Dorchester Town Council, aims to exploit the town’s rich historical heritage and create a framework for the town’s growth.

The council will use the blueprint to bring on board partners such as the district and county councils to maximise the...

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Planning permission has been agreed for a temporary transit site for Gypsies and Travellers in West Dorset – despite objections from local villagers.

Dorset County Council’s planning committee approved a site in Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, to help tackle the impact of unauthorised encampments around Dorset during the spring and summer months.

The same site was used successfully...

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A new cycle storage facility at the Prince of Wales First School in Dorchester has been unveiled, to encourage more children to cycle to school.

UK charity, Sustrans, has worked with the school, pupils and parents since September 2013 to encourage children to choose two wheels for the school run. Recent data from schools in the...

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Finding a parking space in Dorchester has now become a whole lot easier

New digital signs have been installed across the county town directing drivers to car parks where there are vacant spaces.

The aim of the scheme is to help drivers avoid a car park that is full and also help to:

  • Reduce circulating traffic
  • Reduce queuing traffic
  • Reduce...
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Changes to Dorset's subsidised bus network will come into effect on Sunday 6 April.

The amendments are being made following Dorset County Council’s cabinet meeting in December.

Across Dorset 39 routes will be changed, with 39 left unaffected. Ten routes have been completely withdrawn and twelve Saturday service have been removed.

The changes mean that the council achieves...

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The controversial proposed new Dorchester one-way system is being delayed by up to a year to look in more detail at residents’ concerns.

Following recommendations put to a meeting of Dorset County Council’s cabinet in February, the scheme will be heavily revised.

Engineers and officers will come up with a new scheme, taking into consideration the suggestions...

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