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New forum for Dorchester Town Centre

South Street Dorchester Town Centre

8:40am 7th November 2017

There are plans to create a new forum for Dorchester town centre.

Peter Noble, who's lived in Dorchester for 50 years, thinks the town needs a stronger voice - as he believes it’s not represented by enough councillors.

West Dorset District Council currently has 42 members, nine of these are from Dorchester.

Mr Noble says the new unelected organisation would not be party political.  He would like to see it comment on future plans for the town included proposals to build new shops on Fairfield Car Park.

Peter Noble said: "I think a number of people felt recent proposals from West Dorset District Council were, well,  in one case it was referred to as absurd. Rather than shout and scream at them what we thought we should do is have our own internal discussions and go back and say this is what we think Dorchester needs.”

“Shopping is going to change in the next 20 or 30 years and we need to have destination shops, and we need to have the history of the town exposed to bring people in and make Dorchester a great place to go.”

"We want what's put forward to be a general consensus from who lives here and not an airy-fairy idea from someone based in London".

For more details or to get involved with the Dorchester Forum you can contact Peter Noble on pjwnoble@gmail.com

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