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Dorchester’s Hanging Baskets are back thanks to Town Council Investment

Dorchester’s much-loved, colourful hanging baskets have returned to the heritage lamposts in South Street following significant investment by the Town Council, with additional support from Dorchester BID, which helped cover the cost of the vibrant plants.

The council gives special recognition to the Outdoor Services team for their dedication to the project – they will be responsible for watering and maintaining the hanging baskets throughout the summer, ensuring the town centre remains a delightful sight for residents and visitors alike.

Cllr Robin Potter, Mayor of Dorchester said, “The return of the hanging baskets to South Street brightens up the area by giving splashes of vibrant colour as people go about their business. This highlights the council’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the beauty and charm of Dorchester. We are grateful to Dorchester BID for their financial support and to our Outdoor Services team for their hard work in watering and maintaining these lovely displays.”

Dorchester’s town centre is currently experiencing a period of growth and revitalisation. New shops and businesses are opening, contributing to the town’s vibrant atmosphere. Antelope Walk has recently welcomed Loving By Nature, a store dedicated to eco-friendly products, and a Cat Café is set to open soon, providing a unique and enjoyable experience for visitors.

Furthermore, planning is currently under consideration for a new Premier Inn on South Street. If approved, this development will offer more accommodation options for visitors, further boosting the local economy and supporting the thriving town centre.

Photos below taken by Town Council staff:

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