Monthly Archives: March 2021

Oxford-Cambridge road scrapped after cost analysis

Posted on March 19, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

Plans for an Oxford to Cambridge expressway have been scrapped as it was deemed to “not be cost-effective for the taxpayer”, the government has said. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the decision was made after “extensive analysis” of the scheme, which was paused in March 2020. The road would have linked Oxford with Milton Keynes […]

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Bonfires

Posted on March 18, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

Some residents have complained to the Parish Council about bonfires and nuisance smoke. The District Council is urging people not to light bonfires at this time to protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable and to avoid unnecessary burden on the NHS. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and smoke inhalation can impair people’s breathing. In […]

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Dorchester Historical Society update

Posted on March 10, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

We are finally able to look hopefully at resuming meetings in the autumn, COVID-willing, and are looking at possibilities for interesting talks. We have not planned a group outing and will defer this until next year. Updates will be sent direct to members and be published in Dorchester News and on the village website. Many […]

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District Councillors Report : March 2021

Posted on March 10, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

Our services at the district councils  Officers are currently working on what the roadmap out of lockdown means for district council services. We’ll have some more news on how it will all affect the councils in the coming weeks, but for all of our services – including publicly accessible buildings like our leisure, arts and […]

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Parish Council Meeting – 10th March 2021

Posted on March 10, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

The agenda for the upcoming Parish council meeting has been uploaded to the site.  Details for joining remotely are also available on the page. Council Agendas AGENDA (please note that all timings are approximate) 1. Chairman’s opening remarks and apologies for absence 2. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests 3. Public Participation (including Village School IT […]

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