Love Dorch campaign launched to urge shoppers to return to the high street

Love Dorch campaign launched to urge shoppers to return to the high street

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:30am 15th June 2020. (Updated at 6:27am 16th June 2020)

'Team Dorch' have formed to promote Dorchester as a convenient and safe place to shop.

Dorchester’s BID, Chamber for Business and Town Council have teamed up with Dorset Council to assist a safe return to the High Street, as more shops reopen for business today (15 June). 

The efforts will be supported by a Government fund administered by Dorset Council to support town centres across Dorset.

'Team Dorch are appealing to residents of Dorchester and the surrounding area to support local businesses and spend locally to boost the economy and save businesses.

South Street Dorchester Town Centre

Cllr Richard Biggs, Mayor of Dorchester said:

"Good townspeople please take the opportunity to visit the town centre and support the shops and businesses who depend on you.

"Much effort has been made to make it as safe and as pleasant as possible.

"I know I can depend on you to visit, let’s start the recovery responsibly together."


Phil Gordon, Project Director, Dorchester BID, added:

"A lot of us have had no option but to switch some of our buying allegiance to online.

"Its felt pretty soleless sometimes and I’ve really missed the human interaction, professional advice and most importantly the friendly smile of our caring and hard-working local businesses.  

"Now is the time to help protect the future of our town’s high street and get spending in our Dorchester shops, I can wait!"

For more information and to keep track of the campaign, please visit the website