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Welcome to Dorking

Thank you for joining our Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival

We are pleased to have welcomed visitors and locals to Dorking's town centre to kick off the Christmas season. We celebrated and championed our local businesses, our community and Dorking - and it has taken our Business Improvement District, our businesses, our community partners to make it all happen: sponsors, residents, churches, schools, charities - everyone has joined in and all spearheaded by the Business Improvement District team. The Dorking BID is a business-led and business funded organisation that is working hard to bring inward investment to Dorking so that everyone benefits. Visit our Very Dorkensian Christmas page to learn more about the day.

Listen to our BBC Radio interview here.

We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting our businesses and our event:
Buchers Municipal
Kuoni Dorking

Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society - Nower House
Clarion Futures
The Dorking Butchery
HJP Chartered Financial Planners

Camelot Events
St Martin’s Walk
Surrey Hills Solicitors
Westcott and Williams
Waitrose and Partners

Christmas Grotto Sponsor
Dorking Travel

Visitors enjoyed family friendly activities, music and entertainment dotted around town, food, market stalls, and fun! When we support our local high street businesses, we are investing in our own town. Events like this matter - shopping locally matters - when we invest in our local businesses, we invest in our community.Thank you for supporting Dorking High Street and for supporting our wonderful business community. Share your photos and experiences at @HelloDorking.

Visit our News Page and Stay Connected

As we work on the redesign of this website, we are using our newspage as our source for sharing all of our initiatives, progress and impact. Over the past six months alone, your BID Team has generated 25 pieces of earned media for Dorking. This includes 17 radio interviews for BID businesses and community partners. 

Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our award-winning team on socials at @HelloDorking.

About the BID

Dorking Town Partnership, the BID (Business Improvement District), was first elected into place in 2017 and again in 2022, and since then has been busy delivering improvements to the management of the town centre, boosting its vitality and viability, making a positive contribution to safeguard its future.

The Dorking BID Board is business-led and business funded. We are a group of positive local businesses who strive to deliver impactful and innovative projects, that address your business priorities and deliver the best value for money from the BID levy that you entrust to us. We are organise our work into four main work streams and share our progress with our stakeholders every week on our newspage.

Digital transformation
Creative campaigns
Business Support

What we do

Dorking West Street


Creating a vibrant and well-marketed town centre. 

Working on building a strong brand for Dorking, managing and promoting events, and campaigns to attract visitors.
Dorking High Street


Making Dorking work on a day-to-day level.

Working on traffic and access issues, with traffic surveys and footfall data, and providing support to businesses.


Working towards a strong future for Dorking with a business community that is able to affect long term change in the town centre through collaborative leadership.


Dorking Town Partnership
156 South Street
Dorking, RH4 2HF

T: 07377 0966892

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