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Dorchester residents have expressed their concern at plans to introduce wheelie bins and fortnightly rubbish collections to the town next spring.

Under the plans, each household will be given two of the unsightly bins to keep outside their house, one for rubbish and one for general recycling, including plastics, which will only be emptied every other...

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The final stage of fitting out Dorchester’s new library and learning centre on South Walks is now under way.

Public displays showcasing the lay-out of the new facility are on display in the existing library and the current adult learning centre for members of the public to view.

The library and learning resources will be spread across...

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Dorchester’s own Oxford University student is currently setting up a brand new skills-enhancing project for the local community.

Hettie Burn, 19, has been planning the project as a catalyst to encourage people of all ages to share their skills, talents and ideas – whether they involve life skills or are run purely for fun.

From the 16-21...

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The Dorchester and District Lions have recently presented a £500 cheque to the West Dorset Swimming Club to help in its work with disabled children.

The swimming club is the latest beneficiary of the Lions annual fundraising Swimarathon, where sport for the disabled in the local community was chosen as its main good cause.

Swimming club treasurer...

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The Dorchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) must be more accountable if it wins a second term in this month’s voting.

That is the claim by town crier and local councillor Alistair Chisholm, who was instrumental in setting up the first BID in Dorchester.

The BID has come under fire for lack of transparency about how it spends...

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Campaigners fighting plans to build 1,000 new homes in a beautiful valley overlooked by Thomas Hardy’s former home, Max Gate, have won a temporary reprieve.

The site, known as Came View, lies between the Dorchester bypass and the Broadmayne road and was earmarked for housing in the draft Local Plan – which decides long-term planning strategy.

However,...

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