This month sees International Fraud Awareness Week, a global initiative aimed at minimising the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. Ofcom research showed that 41 million people received a suspicious phone call or text during the summer of last year, so it pays to be aware of the risks of scams and frauds.
Chris Loder has been reselected as the Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate to contest the West Dorset constituency at the next General Election.
Dorchester Chamber for Business has a new team at the top for the next 12 months. Previous President Steve Bulley returns to the top role and is joined by Steph Addison who takes up the position of Vice President.
Dorchester Chamber for Business laid a wreath at the War Memorial on remembrance Sunday. Founded in 1917, the Chamber has been in existence since the first world war and has always felt it is important to remember members and former members who have been touched by military action since 1914.
Dorset Council’s efforts to fit energy saving measures in its buildings, including County Hall in Dorchester, are helping keep it on track to become a carbon neutral council by 2040, says new report.
A new roundabout on the A35 east of Stinsford is part of the proposed plans for a major development in Dorchester. The link road connecting the A35 and A37 to the north of the town to relieve traffic on the Southern Bypass and on Dorchester’s High Street
The Presidents Briefing. It was great to see so many members at our breakfast again in October at the beautiful Kingston Maurward College – and a number of members who haven’t been for a while as they have been so busy! We had 39 people booked so it was a nice full group in the lovely Pengelly room.
The Chief Executives for Kingston Maurward Collage, Luke Rake and Weymouth College, Julia Howe have confirmed their desire to merge.
Dorchester hosts it’s “Streets Alive!” event, celebrating International Car-Free Day in Acland Road car park on Friday 22nd September 2023. There will be a festival with stalls, music, activities, and demonstrations in the car park from 12pm to 5pm.
Premier Inn owner Whitbread who now own the former Marks & Spencer store, which closed in 2020, want to show the town their plans for the building. A public event is being held Wednesday 6th Sept 2:00-7:30pm
Warm weather in June helped lift UK economic growth by more than expected, according to official figures. Higher temperatures boosted pubs, restaurants and the construction industry, lifting the economy by 0.5%. The stronger data meant that the economy expanded by 0.2% between April and June.
For the past decade the council has led many local initiatives to help get people online – from rolling out superfast broadband to nearly 80,000 premises, gifting devices to people in need and creating a community of digital champions.
The Bank of England announced another increase in the bank base rate, raising it to 5.25%. This decision comes amid growing concerns over inflation and economic stability.