Saturday, 11 April 2015
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Whether you want a fine dining experience or simply a hot drink and a slice of cake, Wimborne has a plethora of restaurants, coffee houses and amazing local pubs that will meet your taste and budget.

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Over and above some great national store chains, Wimborne boasts a wide range of unique independent shops that offer great service and a relaxed, friendly shopping experience.

Wimborne for Culture Wimborne for Business

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Ideally located for visiting the beautiful Kingston Lacy country house, Wimborne has its own treasures - the Minster Church, art deco Tivoli theatre, Priests House Museum , Walford Mill Craft Centre and its famous Model Town, to name but a few.

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Seeking financial, legal, banking or insurance services, Wimborne can offer you a wide choice of businesses to meet your personal needs. The town's business sector covers everything from health and beauty to re-upholstering your favourite armchair.

About Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster is a thriving market town in East Dorset with great shopping, facilities, restaurants, accommodation and attractions to appeal to everyone.

If the information on this website cannot answer your question please do contact:

Wimborne Tourist Information Centre 01202 886116

Wimborne BID Office 01202 888992

Latest Events

Open Events Meeting

The Wimborne BID invite businesses, residents and visitors to an open meeting to discuss the events coming to Wimborne in 2015. This year promises to be the most exciting yet …

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Wimborne Brand is Rolled Out

At the last AGM, we talked about implementing the new Wimborne brand as part of a much bigger programme for 2015, which would help us attract more visitors and business into …

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River Walks for Wimborne

Paths for Communities – River Walks4Wimborne River Walks4Wimborne is a Community Partnership, started by Chris Slocock, Past President of Wimborne Rotary, and Chairman of …

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BID Events open Meeting

Join us at The Wimborne BID open meeting on 11th February 2015 at 6pm at Allendale House. As you may already know, the BID is holding an open meeting at the Allendale Centre on …

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Training Event

The Wimborne BID are offering a FREE training event for all levy payers and other business owners. The Wimborne BID has created a training evening which is aimed at helping …

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Aintree 4 Allendale

On Saturday 14th March Aintree is coming to the Quarterjack Suite at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne. From 7pm until late you can have a flutter on real tote races, with 50% of …

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New look branding for Wimborne.

The Wimborne BID invites you to an open meeting to discuss implementation of the Wimborne branding and to view the new branded merchandise.   Selected last year, the new …

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Win £250 with Wimborne BID

The Wimborne BID brings you our first 2015 competition. Pay a visit to Wimborne, join in the fun and enter the FREE competition which encourages you to explore and discover …

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BID and partners create Wimborne Winter Wonderland

The Wimborne BID and partners create a Wimborne Winter Wonderland Wimborne will once again become a Winter Wonderland this Christmas as it offers a wide range of activities for …

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Save the Children Parade 2014

Save the children Parade on Saturday 13th December 2014 promises to be the biggest and best yet. There will be a day of exciting events for children and their families, all in …

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Free parking dates are announced

Dates for free parking in Wimborne have been announced.  Parking will be free in Wimborne from 10am on the following dates: December 6th, 13th, 17th, 18th 19th, 20th, …

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Wimborne BID supports the Folk Festival

The Wimborne BID has once again confirmed its support of the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival. The 2015 folk festival will take place from 12 to 14 June ;   five acts have …

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Land Girls Come to Town

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO THE SPITFIRE AND ENJOY THE LAND GIRLS DURING THE REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN WIMBORNE The Wimborne BID warmly invites you to join the Land Girls and a …

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Wimborne Literary Festival 2014

The Wimborne BID welcomes the fourth annual Wimborne Literary Festival which runs from 1 st to 20 th November 2014. The festival is lovingly referred to as WiLF and offers …

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SPITFIRE WEEKEND IN WIMBORNE

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO THE SPITFIRE AND ENJOY THE LAND GIRLS DURING THE REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN WIMBORNE The Wimborne BID warmly invites you to join the Land Girls and a …

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Wimborne Food & Drink Festival

Back by popular demand!  Wimborne has had some wonderful Food Festivals over the last few years and not having one last year prompted cries for something similar to be …

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Wimborne BID Chairman Steps Down

Wimborne BID will be seeing a change of faces at the forthcoming AGM on the 24th September.  The current Chairman Philip Maunder, has decided to relinquish his role as BID …

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Children's Weekend 2014

Wimborne Minster will once again be having a Children's weekend from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th August. These events have been enormous fun in the past and very well …

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Community Fire Safety Day in Wimborne

The Dorset Fire & Rescue Service are holding a Fire Safety Day on Willow Walk for the whole community! The event outside Waitrose on the green starts at 10am and continues …

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Great Coverage for Wimborne!

What a great year we had in Wimborne last year and this year looks to be just as promising with a few great events already having taken place with lots more to come, including …

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BID Directors Required

Each year the BID Directors stand down from their positions at the annual Open Public Meeting and a vote is taken by levy payers to elect Directors for the coming year. For a …

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BBQ for Wimborne Businesses

If you are involved in the businesses of Wimborne Minster, this social event is for you!  Twice a year the business people of Wimborne are invited to get together to …

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Cashless Parking Comes to East Dorset

Cashless parking comes to East Dorset Motorists parking in East Dorset council-owned car parks no longer have to hunt for change as RingGo cashless parking is offered as an …

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Wimborne Minster Town Branding Chosen!

Wimborne Minster’s Branding project has selected a winning design.  After a 12 month project involving levy payers and other key stakeholders, 3 designs were put …

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Tea on the Square

Come along to Wimborne Square on Saturday 7th June between 10am and 4pm to enjoy music & dancing, along with stalls, face painting and cake decoration demonstations - where …

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New Waitrose Bridge Planning Application

After the process of applying for planning permission for a pedestrian link bridge, was handed over to East Dorset District Council from Waitrose earlier this year; EDDC are …

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Electric Cars on the Square

Wimborne Minster Square will be playing host to a futuristic event on Saturday 24th May!  A collection of electric only cars will be available for public viewing from a …

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Square Tender Update

Having invited businesses to tender for two sitting out areas on the Square in the centre of town, East Dorset District Council have received bids and are ready to move …

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Town Branding Update

The wait is nearly over!  After a 12 month long project that has included input and feedback from Wimborne Minster traders, the Town and District Councils plus both …

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Town Branding Poll

Would you like to have your say on how Wimborne Minster is promoted?  The 3 potential designs have been the result of a year long project and have been produced by local …

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Tender - Wimborne Square

East Dorset District Council have now released details regarding the Tender to occupy a designated area in the Square for the purpose of establishing an outdoor cafe.  …

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Wimborne Goes Bananas!

Wimborne hosted the Fair Trade event on the Square on Saturday.  Pictured here are Robert Pearce, Chairman of the Fair Trade committee and Pat Hymers one of the committee …

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Council Tax Set to Rise

Council Tax set by East Dorset District Council At its full council meeting East Dorset District Council has set the budget for 2014/15, to include a modest increase to its …

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Unfold - Walford Mill exhibition

  Unfold – Exploring the Process of Collaboration 5 th April – 18 th May   ‘Unfold’ brings together a number of creative practitioners who …

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Wimborne Minster Pancake Race 4th March

The Pancake Race around the Minster is all set to run again this year. It will be the seventeenth race since it revived in 1998 after an absence of some 16 years. The race …

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Radio Wimborne Competition

Have you listened yet? Radio Wimborne have been broadcasting for nearly 4 weeks now on 92.3FM between 12-2pm Monday to Friday.  However the station is broadcasting 24/7 on …

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Christmas Competition Winner

SHOP IN WIMBORNE! Support Local Businesses in Your Community Wimborne Business Improvement District (BID) Chairman Philip Maunder picked the winner of the Christmas Shopping …

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Spitfire illustrations raise funds for Royal British Legion

Two sketches by renowed technical illuatrator John Batchelor, who lives in Wimborne, have raised £480 for Wimborne Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  John was …

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Radio Wimborne Launch

Community Radio Station Launched Wimborne residents will have access to more community news and views following the launch of a new community radio station in the town. Radio …

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Wimborne in Bloom Annual Meeting

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE WIMBORNE IN BLOOM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING   To be held on Monday 27th January 2014 at 7:30pm At The Town Hall, 37 West Borough, …

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EDDC Consults on Wimborne Square

Councillor Simon Tong chaired an open meeting this evening at Allendale House to discuss the future use of the town Square.  Councillor Tong stated that East Dorset …

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Wimborne Model Town has new Trustees

NEW YEAR CHANGES AT WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN Wimborne Model Town has announced changes to its board of trustees. Iain Stevenson, former Business Link adviser and performance …

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Carols in the Cornmarket Raises £300

CAROLS IN THE CORNMARKET AT WIMBORNE RAISES OVER £300 FOR MAYORAL CHARITIES AND THE SALVATION ARMY On a somewhat windy evening which defeated the lighting of the candles …

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Volunteer Town Ambassadors Wanted

Do you feel like a new challenge in the new year and to put something back into your community? Would you like to be more involved in your community and help to show off our …

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Public Meeting about Future use of Wimborne Square

A public meeting to discuss options for the future use of Wimborne Square is to take place at 6.00pm on Monday 6 January in Allendale House in Wimborne. It is now 18 months …

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New Chief Executive at Walford Mill

72 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Walford Mill Crafts Welcome their new Chief Executive Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, bids farewell to their Chief Executive of …

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Auction for John Batchelor Sketches

Renowned technical illustrator John Batchelor who lives in Colehill, received an MBE in the New Year's Honours list for his services to technical illustration.  John's …

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Goodbye to Rachel Limb

Yesterday Rachel Limb the East Dorset Tourism Manager, said goodbye to many friends and collegues that she has worked with over the years at a very civilised goodby 'tea' at …

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East Street Road Closure Jan 2014

Temporary Road Traffic Regulation Order – East Street, Wimborne Minster Dorset County Council is planning to carry out bridge protection works to Millbrook Bridge in East …

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UK's First Small Business Saturday (7th December)

Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will drive an expected boost in business confidence says the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), in support of UK's …

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Business Rate Relief Due to End in 2014

Business groups seem to agree on one thing: Chancellor George Osborne must act on business rates. In the Autumn Statement, which will be delivered by Osborne on December 5, …

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Santa Claus for Julia's House!

Come and meet Father Christmas at the special Julia’s House Grotto in Wimborne Square which opens next Saturday 30 November. Santa will be arriving at midday in Wimborne …

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Wimborne in Bloom's Pre-Christmas Coffee Morning

Wimborne in Bloom’s Pre-Christmas Coffee Morning held on Saturday at the home Anthony and Christine Oliver raised £490. “It is a splendid amount” said …

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Wimborne Rotary's Santa Fun Run

With no reindeer to help, Tony Molloy plans to compete in Wimborne Rotary’s Great Santa Fun Run at Badbury Rings on 15 December. District Manager at Wimborne …

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Remembrance Weekend

Remembrance day in Wimborne this year was brought to life by the amazing appearance of the World War ll single seater aircraft, the Spitfire.  The owner Terry Arlow of …

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Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas lights of Wimborne will be switched on at 16:30hrs on the 30th November this year.  Come along and join in the fun.  At 11:00hrs, Father Christmas will …

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TIC Need Volunteers

Looking for a new challenge? Wimborne Tourist Information Centre is changing and will soon be under the management of The Priest’s House Museum Trust. They will be …

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Change to Wimborne Town Maintenance Scheme

Wimborne BID has been providing a town maintenance scheme for some time now.  We have been looking to fill the gaps between what the district council maintain and private …

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Waitrose Bridge

Waitrose have recently issued a press release to advise that due to circumstances outside of their control, they have been unable to make arrangements for the footbrdige to be …

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Casino Night Returns!

Businesses in Wimborne are invited to join Wimborne BID and Saville Travel in another popular Casino Night. A "Black Tie event", the fun returns featuring entertainment by …

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Wildlife Film-Maker Supports Wildlife in Dorset

Award winning wildlife film maker Hugh Miles, has recently been filming alon the River Allen.  He is passionate about our chalk stream rivers and believes that the River …

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Wimborne Literary Festival 2013

If you enjoy literature, Wimborne is the place to be from next Friday the 1st of November when the 3rd Literary Festival kicks off for this 9 day event.  Malcolm Angel …

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Finer China for the Model Town!

FINER CHINA FOR WIMBORNE MODEL TOWN  Wimborne Model Town’s vintage tea event on 26 th and 27 th October has received a welcome boost with donations of classic …

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Fantastic Fireworks!

DORSET'S LONGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY! Dorset's Longest Fireworks Display returns for an incredible 10th year at the grounds of St Michael's Middle School, Colehill, with tickets …

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Wimborne 10 Week

Wimborne 10 Week 26 Oct - 01 Nov 2013 A week of celebration with some of Wimborne's best loved businesses All the businesses in the town have been encouraged to be involved in …

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Diwali Returns!

The fantastic Hindu Festival of light returns to Wimborne on the 2nd of November, bigger and better than last year.  The event saw 2,500 visitors flock to Wimborne last …

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Charity Black Tie Celebrity Gala Dinner

On Friday 25th October, there will be a celebrity gala dinner at Canford School in aid of The Colehill & Wimborne Youth & Community Centre and socially, physically and …

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Winter Road Closures

Please see details of Road Closures for the Diwalli Festival in Wimborne on 2nd November. A further road closure will be in place for Christmas activities on 30th November. …

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TIC Committee Decision

The proposal to close the TIC unless a third party comes forward to run an information centre in some form went to the Resources Committee at East Dorset District Council today …

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Car Parking Survey - Have your say!

The BID have been very active regarding the car parking situation in Wimborne.  We monitor the plans that the local authority have and make sure that the views of our …

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Founder Wimborne BID directors retire

“It’s goodbye from me and it’s goodbye from him” After almost five years of involvement with the Wimborne BID, its two founder members, Malcolm Angel …

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Business Insurance

A note to Wimborne businesses that are buying/renewing property and/or business insurance now or in the near future.  Many insurance companies are making significant …

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Imad joins BID Board

At the end of the 2013 BID year, Malcolm Angel, a founder director of the BID, stepped down and Imad Mirza put himself forward to become a Director for the coming year.  …

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Decision day for TIC

Wimborne TIC Update The future of the Tourist Information Centre is to be decided at the Council's Resources committee meeting on the 25th September.  The proposal to …

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Wimborne in Bloom Prize Giving

Wimborne in Bloom Prize Giving 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Councillor Andy Hampton, Town Mayor of Wimborne Minster will …

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Fun for kids event raises money for LEAF

The August bank holiday weekend's children's event was considered a great success with many Wimborne businesses taking part by offering special discounts and holding workshops …

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Petition underway to save TIC

Since East Dorset District Council announced last week that they plan to close the TIC at the end of November, there has been much welcomed public support. Chris Brown, Town …

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Walford Mill Farmers Market

Walford Mill have announced that they will be having a Farmers' Market in their courtyard every other Thursday from July to Sept.  The first Market is Thursday 11th July …

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Business Festival Event

Grow Your Business Through Smarter Marketing There is an opportunity to attend a locally held event designed at helping businesses achieve growth.  The event looks at …

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Going Full Circle

  Going Full Circle 27 th July – 9 th September 2013   Walford Mill Crafts’ next exhibition ‘Going Full Circle’ explores the power of the …

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Wimborne BID welcomes a new director

Simon Tong, East Dorset District Councillor for the Handley Vale Ward and former Headteacher of Queen Elizabeth’s School has joined the Wimborne BID Board of Directors. …

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Volunteer Press Officer needed for the Wimborne BID

A vacancy has arisen for a volunteer Press Officer for the Wimborne BID. This  follows the retirement of Joan Tidd who has been looking after the editorial on the BID …

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COFFEE MORNING RAISES OVER £400 FOR WIMBORNE IN BLOOM

The Annual Spring Coffee Morning held at the home of Anthony and Christine Oliver recently raised £409 for Wimborne in Bloom. New Town Mayor, Cllr Andy Hampton, has …

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The Tickled Pig celebrates - with a party!

 

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ROAD CLOSURES DURING WIMBORNE FOLK FESTIVAL

DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL has issued a Public Notice of the temporary closure of various roads during the Wimborne Folk Festival from 7th - 9th June  under Ref. 13/1016 …

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FAIRS SET WIMBORNE BUZZING!

BAKE AND CRAFT SALE CAUSES A STIR! Wimborne Minster was buzzing on Sunday 12th May when two special events got underway. Both were a first for Wimborne and, because of their …

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WHEELS ON FIRE!

A parked car exploded in East Street, Wimborne on Saturday afternoon 11th May sending clouds of black acrid  smoke drifting through the surrounding area. Several police …

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SHOPLIFTER SEIZED IN WIMBORNE

An early morning shoplifter boldly entered Gullivers Bookshop in Wimborne at 9.10am on Friday,10th May and emptied half the books off a table into a bag. When stopped by a …

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Town Maintenance

Wimborne BID have negotiated a contract with Community Clean of Ferndown to provide a fortnightly clean and maintenance service for the BID area.  A Community Clean …

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Dance around the Maypole in Wimborne Minster

The age old tradition of Maypole dancing will be held on the Minster Green in Wimborne Minster on Saturday 4th May. Colourful Morris dancers - Anonymous Morris -  will …

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SONGS IN THE SUN AT BUSKERS BASH

Songs rang out over the Minster spires as buskers entertained passers-by who lingered to listen - and to cast their vote for their favourites.  The Buskers Bash …

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BID welcomes a new volunteer

The Wimborne BID welcomes Karen Longmire, a new volunteer BID Representative to the team who will be helping to update the pages for individual businesses on the website. …

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