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Thank you for joining us at our Christmas Festival on Sunday.

As Christmas approaches, the Dorking BID has kicked off the festivities with Small Business Saturday and our Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival. We extend a warm thank you to our businesses, our BID Board, our members, our volunteers, and community partners. We appreciate the support of our Christmas grotto sponsors, Dorking Travel, the Mortgage Bureau, and Robinsons Estate Agents. This group includes: BBC Radio, sponsors, volunteers, our committee, residents, churches, schools, charities and non profits (Friends of Dorking, The Mens Shed, and Circular Dorking), Safety Advisory Group, our street clean up crew, community partners and more - all those who have joined in to support Dorking, and all spearheaded and funded by the Business Improvement District and our generous sponsors

Congratulations Dorking

Not only did our event feature in BBC Radio's Story of the Day, Dorking also made The Times photo of the day. Huge thanks to photographer Paul Quezada-Neiman, The Dorking Desk Shop, the Kings Arms Pub and Dorking Dramatic Arts Society for his collaboration in this effort with our team at the Dorking BID.

The Times Photo of the Day online by Paul Quezada-Neiman

Shining a light on Community Spirit

This year, the celebrations extended beyond twinkling lights, with live music, festive stalls, sustainable shops, children's activities, food and fare - we also celebrated our Dorking spirit with our Community Spirit Awards. This initiative is aimed at shining a spotlight on the incredible businesses, individuals and volunteers making a real and recognisable difference in our beloved town.

Here are the unsung heroes of our community:

The nominees in the category of High Street Hero truly embody the helpful spirit of High Street community engagement and support. Here is what the Judge Mark Carter said about the winner:

Bullimores

"The team at Bullimores clearly go above and beyond. They don’t just focus on their business but are at the heart of the local community."

This category of Sustainability Champion acknowledges the champions of sustainability, those leading the charge for a greener, more conscious Dorking. The category was judged by Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises. And the winner is:

Tony White

"Exemplifying sustainability through action, reducing waste, and collaborating extensively within the community, Tony White is especially notable for setting up Community Fridges."

This category of Volunteer of the Year celebrates the selfless efforts of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Dorking. The category was judged by Clare Davies, winner of our previous Volunteer Award, and recipient of many national accolades for her own community service. The winner of the Volunteer of the Year is:

Wendy Saunders

"A tireless advocate for all things Dorking, Wendy passionately driving projects that promote business and environmental awareness."

When we support our local high street businesses, we invest in ourselves - in our town. Events like this matter - shopping locally matters for our town's future. We all shape it. Thank you for supporting Dorking High Street and our wonderful community. 

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By Luke Whatley-Bigg

As the holiday season gets nearer, Dorking is gearing up for our incredible Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival that promises to light up the town with festive cheer!

And this year, the celebrations extend beyond just the twinkling lights, because we have our Community Spirit Awards. This initiative is aimed at shining a spotlight on the incredible businesses, individuals and volunteers making a real and recognisable difference in our beloved town.

Let’s take a look at our categories and our nominees:

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Hero Contenders

The nominees in this category truly embody the helpful spirit of High Street community engagement and support:

Caroline Russell at Martha Russell/The Notebook: An unsung hero, growing her business ethically and sustainably while enriching the High Street.

David Driscoll at Seymours: Changing the perception of estate agents by actively supporting and contributing to the local community in numerous impactful ways.

Bullimores: A team that goes above and beyond, fostering connections beyond their business to uplift the local community. With a team composed of leaders like Nick Boot and Margaret Brett, Dorking businesses and its community are in great hands.

Rosemary at Beatitudes: A shop with a heart, focusing on the needs of the younger generation, especially those in greater need.

Dorking Butchery: Not just a provider of quality products but also a generous contributor to the wider community.

Sustainability Champion Contenders

This category acknowledges the champions of sustainability, those leading the charge for a greener, more conscious Dorking:

Anna Musgrave: Inspiring change within her school and broader community, shaping the future generation towards a more sustainable path.

Circular Dorking: An inspiration and a hub of information for those seeking to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tony White: Exemplifying sustainability through action, reducing waste, and collaborating extensively within the community, especially notable for setting up Community Fridges.

Pat Smith: Leading change and providing invaluable support for Dorking's journey towards sustainability.

The Food Float: A beacon for locally produced food, delivered sustainably to local homes, championing the importance of locality and sustainability.

Volunteer of the Year Contenders

This category celebrates the selfless efforts of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Dorking:

Margaret Brett: Margaret must surely be Dorking's most prolific Volunteer! For the last five years she spends every Wednesday morning volunteering for the Deepdene trail, keeping our green spaces clean and tidy. 

Sally Elias: From trying to save historical buildings for community use with CHiP, to the incredible work she does with Dorking Minds, Sally really embodies giving back, contributing and helping others. 

Simon Edmands: Simon volunteers with an open heart and offers good advice and a smile. He offers to help and run many fundraising quizzes for Friends of Dorking, Dorking & District Town Twinning Association, PSDS, and offers support for Dorking Christmas Lights, MND and more.

Wendy Saunders: A tireless advocate for all things Dorking, passionately driving projects that promote business and environmental awareness.

Jacqui Hamlin: What a legend Jacqui Hamlin is. Every single year, Jacqui organises Pippfest. She does this, without fail, and inspires a massive team of grass roots volunteers and artists to create an incredible event for the community and for a good cause.

Pat Smith: Pat (Dorking Climate Emergency) tirelessly campaigns for a more sustainable future. She keeps everyone updated on what's going on locally, what we should all be doing to lower our impact and she truly practices what she preaches. She never gives up, she attends every local event and promotes sustainability whenever there is an opportunity. She mobilises people to speak up and take action. She is an absolute inspiration.

The Community Spirit Awards are shining a spotlight on all these amazing local businesses and people, showcasing their efforts and inspiring others to join in building a stronger, more vibrant Dorking. Join us on 3rd December as the winners of the awards are announced on the main stage at 1pm and we all come together to celebrate and honour these remarkable contributors to our community!

Let’s light up Dorking with our community spirit this holiday season!

Meet the judges here.

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Our team is shortlisted for the Comms2Point0 UnAwards 2023 Best Comms Team

You have a say in whether our team is awarded best comms team in a highly competitive field. We are shortlisted with some of the best and brightest comms teams across the country. Our DorKing Coronation project was also shortlisted for the Association for Town and City Management (ATCM) Best Social and Community Event in 2023 this summer. Let's raise the profile of Dorking and vote for our team below.

View our submission below

Dorking BID/DigiKind Ltd

The Dorking Business Improvement District (BID) was successfully elected for its second term in December 2022 after year-long hiatus. The all-volunteer, business-led BID Board selected DigiKind in February 2023 to manage the BID. I was selected to serve as ‘BID Manager’ and I brought on board my small team to support the engagement part time: a community manager to address social media, a virtual assistant/copy writer, and a website developer. In addition to managing the digital, creative, public realm, finance, and business support aspects of the BID, we were asked to host a Coronation event for the town in May.

Many businesses and locals felt Dorking had ‘missed out’ on the Jubilee event the previous year due to the BID’s year-long hiatus. Dorking businesses and the town, like many in the UK, had suffered from the impacts of the pandemic, the closure of all nearly all banking services, rising food costs, parking fees, global conflicts, and inflation. From a reputation management perspective, BIDs also have a mixed response from businesses. We worked collaboratively with our BID Board to announce that DigiKind was supporting the BID and received a warm welcome from the community. I decided to meet one on one with businesses and our community partners — to listen, ask for advice and feedback, and to introduce myself.

Dorking, once heralded as the hidden gem of the Surrey Hills, is a town that requires much needed community pride, promotion and economic investment. Together with our community partners, we established the following three goals for the Coronation:

  1. Celebrate the best of Dorking’s ‘Heritage, Culture, and Spirit’ (this is the BID’s brand and tagline).
  2. Encourage use of the BID’s digital programme, LoyalFree through a Window Art campaign – encouraging visitors, businesses, local community, and partners to take a tour of Dorking – encouraging people to shop, eat, stay, play and celebrate.
  3. Celebrate ‘The Big Help Out’ aspect of the coronation; aligning with the King’s ethos of volunteerism, sustainability and local business support, focusing on and featuring what makes Dorking special – the community.

In late February, after I had met with most of my targeted stakeholders, I promoted and convened an open meeting with the community – with anyone interested in potentially getting involved in a town-wide event. We formed a committee (with a standing open invitation for anyone who wanted to join in) composed of BID Levy Payers, Board members, businesses, non-profits, residents, councillors, council employees, special interest groups, and school representatives. I presented the group with the ‘official’ government and Royal Coronation plans and a few ideas to focus their efforts to align the committee’s goals with the King’s ethos of volunteerism, sustainability and supporting local businesses.

The committee selected Monday, 8th May (The Big Help Out) as our event date, and brainstormed themes and programme ideas. We developed a programme of musical acts, entertainment, inclusivity, sustainability, quirkiness and fun.

We focused on building stronger community bonds, raising the profile of our businesses in the high street, how to volunteer in town, and showcasing Dorking’s heritage, culture and spirit. 20 volunteers supported us on the day, to include nearly all of our board members.

I created the ‘DorKing’ Coronation theme and added the official Royal seal to the iconography. I wanted to ensure we created brand ambassadors who would share our story for us, so I created a toolkit for every audience profile with messaging. I shared it on our google drive and Rosie (our comms/community manager, shared it on our socials).

We engaged local community partners and volunteer organisations to come together and out on the day, sharing their good work with others – with the intention of sustaining these efforts long after the Bank Holiday ended.

The team demonstrated action, impact and value with clear key performance indicators. We measured sentiment via surveys, conducted social media monitoring, media monitoring (earned media), and estimated footfall (as the BID had no longer paid for footfall counters). Hundreds of people nominated each other for awards; thousands of people voted in our competitions.

This is what we offered at our DorKing Coronation, as aligned to our campaign objectives:

We delivered the project on 8th May 2023 and are still executing on this work.

Date project delivered from: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Date project delivered to: Monday, May 8, 2023

Dorking Coronation Images

Brief outline of strategy/plan

We aligned our strategy to our programme goals. We developed a comprehensive project plan for the duration of the event, which included an omni-channel communications approach, a ‘PESO’ PR and targeted media approach, researched best practices for the King’s Coronation and requirements around the Coronation Weekend, and Smart/KPIs to measure our impact. We conducted extensive research in Dorking and surveys to ensure we reflected our community’s interests and held weekly sprints with our coronation committee. We collaborated closely with our councils (Surrey and Mole Valley) and with the community. Key to our plan was encouraging community engagement from all of our target audiences. We created shareable decks and toolkits that we hosted on our website.

We worked in partnership with our entire stakeholder community, establishing our new BID team as a community partner, demonstrating how we operated as a BID: effective, collegial and collaborative.

We maintained open lines of communication and were transparent with everyone, sharing plans and checklists to ensure deadlines were met and our community felt included. This was their town, they had a voice, and they could be proud of it. We met (and meet) on a weekly basis to brief our BID Chairman and monthly with the Board to ensure transparency and to receive feedback and guidance on our plans.

Word of our event reached Ojay McDonald, CEO of the Association of Town and City Management and I was invited to present our plan to the wider ATCM group. We were shortlisted for Best Social and Community Contribution Award 2023. Our Coronation plan was shared as a best practice to the ATCM community.

We used the following approach to execute our work:

  1. Digital Transformation - we encouraged businesses to join our LoyalFree art trail to encourage self-propelled tourism and created a digital programme (there we listed all activities, featured participating organisations, sponsors for the event, nominees for our awards, and winners of the art competition).
  2. Place Making - we created an art competition, enabled public voting and created an art installation from winners). We hosted 5 musicians, entertainers, children’s activities, henna art, and 40 community organisations and a sustainable market to the town to increase town pride and celebrate the people of Dorking.
  3. Creative Campaigns - In addition to hosting the Window Art Trail and the Art Competition, we created the Community Spirit Awards: Sustainability, Volunteer and Best High Street Business, judged by three experienced and renowned individuals across Surrey: the head of BBC Surrey, the head of Visit Surrey (DMO) and a well-respected Surrey marketing business.
  4. Business Support - we provided bunting, floral displays, photography and assets to support business promotion. Generate earned media for businesses. All were welcome at our Monday ‘sprints’ and we provided weekly updates to our businesses and the public both on Mailchimp, and on our social media channels to encourage engagement. We collaborated with the Council Economic Development and Permitting teams early and often to ensure all paperwork was done on time and correctly.

We hosted an incredible DorKing Coronation event on 8th May 2023 that celebrated Dorking town's heritage, culture and spirit. It was attended by approximately 5,000 attendees. We delivered:

Here's how we measured our results:

Our widely read and downloaded programme

Ours was an inclusive event that featured the best of Dorking’s heritage, culture and spirit. High streets are changing and without community support, our businesses will not survive. We brought our town together to execute a meaningful Coronation event that featured the community of Dorking, its volunteers, its artists, musicians, schools, its businesses, and its independent spirit. We were under budget for this event, which is really important as we are a business-funded organisation.

1. Digital Transformation

For the LoyalFree App and art town trail: Waitrose donated two hampers and 675 people engaged with the app. LF requested our campaign as a best practice. We created a popular, vibrant and modern digital and print programme (Issuu booklet) that was downloaded 4,700 times in three weeks and had 125,000 link impressions. Four of the five artists are now selling their artwork in our high street shops. One artist has been featured on BBC Introductions through our recommendation. We are not only increasing positive media coverage; we are generating new opportunities and income for businesses through our work.

2. Place Making

Our community event included a public art exhibition composed of the winners of our art competition, composed of 29 local entries which were voted on by the public. Ten vibrant sails were printed, emblazoned with the artwork of the winning artists and adorn Dorking’s high street throughout the summer, welcoming visitors to town. The campaign generated 1,750 votes and positive social media activity.

The DorKing Coronation brought approximately 5,000 people to the high street on the 8th May. The town was jubilant and filled with music, entertainment, children’s activities, henna art, with over 40 community organisations and sustainable market vendors. The positive feedback was overwhelming with hundreds of positive comments. People wanted us to close the high street and we are doing so for our ‘Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival’ 3rd December 2023.

3. Creative Campaigns

In addition to hosting the Window Art Trail and the Art Competition, we also created a Community Spirit Award composed of three awards (Sustainability, Volunteer and Best High Street Business), judged by three experienced and renown individuals across Surrey: the head of BBC Surrey, the head of Visit Surrey and a well-respected Surrey marketing business. This inculcated community spirit and also helped us promote the town with community influencers who shared messages on our behalf. Each entry received over 85 applications/nominations. 3 winners were selected.

4. Business Support

Throughout the Coronation, we encouraged participation from all of our business partners and also from all of our community partners. Transparent communications was encouraged and all had access to project plans and checklists (sanitised for GDPR compliance), to include Council teams, who joined us every Monday and were instrumental in supporting our licensing and permitting. Our key messages were shared via ‘Parentmail’, on businesses’ and nonprofits social media accounts, on Visit Surrey and Council websites, email and socials. We generated seven pieces of print earned media and 12 media interviews.

I am exceedingly proud of what we have achieved and I think people believe we are on the right track in Dorking . We successfully hosted a free Coronation event that was heavily featured in the press and recognised by the Royal Family. It was designed to celebrate our community and generate civic pride and we achieved our goals. All aspects of the planning and execution was done collaboratively and in partnership with business, community, residents and families, council, non-profits, industry partners, tech partners, the artist community, local churches, and educational partners.

We ensured that we listened to our community partners and took on board their feedback. We did this in two months, under budget and we also did this all without compromising our purpose-driven approach to community consultation, omni-channel communications, research and data analysis, stakeholder segmentation and audience analysis, establishing KPIs and SMART metrics, and evaluating our results. An outcome of our approach is establishing trust in our team and the BID extending our contract for another year. We are now working with our council teams and community on A Very Dorkensian Christmas, bringing a banking hub to Dorking, and collaborating on establishing the master plan for the town. We established early that we are collaborative, creative and deliver results under budget and in consultation with community partners. All of this was achieved whilst I am full time and my team are part time on this engagement.

Our event created a legacy that would be the kick-off to something truly meaningful for everyone, whether that's committing to support local high street businesses, adopting a new sustainable practice, or volunteering in the community. Or maybe just meeting one's neighbours. We have since held a street clean up with nearly 30 volunteers in attendance and are hosting another in November.

We consistently received positive feedback on our social media channels and have since grown our audience across all channels with our website pushing 20K visits per month (where we had only 1.4K when we started).

We even received a letter from the Personal Private Secretary to the King congratulating Dorking on the event. BBC Surrey spent the entire day with us and covered the event. They are joining us again for our Christmas Festival and we have generated media coverage, to include tier ones, than they have in the past seven years combined.

Here are a few testimonials from a survey we sent out, post event:

Photos courtesy of Dorking Camera Club

The BID - who we are

Celebrate our Heritage, Culture, Spirit with us!

We are honoured to welcome our three esteemed judges who embody and champion the independent spirit that helps to make Dorking a wonderful place to visit, live, work, and enjoy. Our judges are experts in public policy, social entrepreneurship, media and PR.

Join us in celebrating the heart of Dorking – our wonderful community!

The BID Community Spirit Awards celebrate the independent spirit that helps to make Dorking a wonderful place to visit, live, work, and enjoy. On the first weekend in December, we are celebrating Dorking - join us. On Saturday 2 December, we invite you to Shop Local and join our Small Business Saturday campaign and on 3 December we are pedestrianising Dorking High Street, South Street, West Street in a Very Dorkensian Christmas! 

As part of our celebration of all things Dorking, we are honouring three Dorkinians who have made a significant impact on our community.

Entering our awards programme is easy.

Nominate yourself or someone who inspires you. Entries close at midnight on 3rd November 2023.

Judging is based on criteria aligned to the awards and is outlined for each category below. All judging will be completed by the middle of November 2023. Finalists will be invited to the Very Dorkensian Chrismas Festival and award recipients will be announced live on social media and at the event at 3pm on stage.

Meet our Judges

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Mark Carter

Deputy Managing Editor (BBC South and South East) and Presenter (BBC Radio Surrey)

Mark Carter has twenty-five years of experience as a presenter, journalist and producer. Mark is currently the Acting Executive Editor of BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Radio Surrey and is one of the most recognisable voices in the area, as a presenter on both stations. Mark is in demand as an events host, from awards ceremonies to political debates. In December 2019, Mark took the lead role in his first professional pantomime. Mark lives in Surrey and was the founder of Surrey Day, an annual celebration of life in the county.

Clare Davies

Life Coach and Winner of our BID DorKing Coronation Volunteer of the Year

Clare Davies is an Intuitive Life Coach, mother of three, successful entrepreneur, keen sailor and general lover of life.

Clare is passionate about many things in life and loves finding the root of a problem and solving it (she also loves a crossword!), so becoming a life coach was inevitable, as she has been coaching people all her life.

In 2017, Clare co-founded The Dorking Community Fridge which went on to become Mid Surrey Community Fridges CIC, saving over 1000 tonnes of good food from being wasted by the commercial food industry. During lockdown, MSCF delivered vital food parcels to vulnerable Dorking residents and became a life-line for many, including NHS workers and the elderly and isolated. As a result, MSCF was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the MBE for charitable organisations.

Wendy Varcoe

Executive Director Surrey Hills Enterprises

Wendy has over 20 years’ of experience working within land regeneration, environmental improvements and conservation including working for the first Groundwork Trust in St Helens and in West London and central London regenerating London’s Canals.

Over the last 20 years Wendy’s work has focused on supporting local communities in Surrey, developing partnership projects and building community funds across all areas of community need.

Wendy was the Founding Director for the Community Foundation for Surrey and became its first Executive Director. In this time she has overseen the development of substantial new philanthropic funds to support community needs across Surrey. In total over £18 million has been secured for local communities since the Community Foundation was established in 2005. Wendy was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2016 to recognise her dedication and hard work in supporting local communities in Surrey.

In 2017, Wendy moved from the Community Foundation for Surrey to take up the role of Executive Director at Surrey Hills Enterprises to support the development of the rural economy and to protect and enhance the Surrey Hills.

Meet our Judges

At the Dorking BID, we value relationships and creating value and impact for our community.

We are a business-led and business funded organisation that is working hard to bring inward investment to Dorking so that everyone benefits. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our event and community! Have you seen our on-street life-sized Victorian 'people' on the high street? We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting our businesses and our event!

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Christmas Grotto Sponsor

Bucher Municipal
Kuoni Logo
CLARION Futures logo Supported by WHITE RGB
Dorking Butchery Logo
Surrey-Hills-Solicitors
HJP Chartered Financial Planners
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If you missed our Dorking BID Manager on BBC Surrey this morning with James Cannon, listen to it again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0gj4c29

01:53:27 - First segment 

02:22:55 - Second segment

Don't miss our upcoming event, A Very Dorkensian Christmas.

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It's a Very Dorkensian Christmas and we are here to celebrate -- YOU!

We are hosting a Christmas Festival on Sunday 3rd December from 12 - 6pm and we are celebrating with a full programme of fun for everyone. Part of our event is getting everyone in our community involved, from our schools, to our residents, businesses and community groups. That means having something for everyone. This is no easy feat but we are working to include our entire community and to invite everyone looking to experience a magical Dorking Christmas to join us.

We are in this together

This is an event that is funded by businesses - your Dorking businesses. The BID is business led and funded, and together with our business community and brilliant partners, we are working hard to create a festive, magical event for all to enjoy. Check out our programme and have a look at our four fantastic competitions that provide a little something for everyone:

Best Vintage Outfit

Best Vintage Outfit

Get your glad rags on and dress up in your best vintage outfit for the Very Dorkensian Christmas! We will be out and about that day and our team will be taking photos of our audience's street style!

Please do dress up on the day and share your Victorian, Vintage, and Dorkensian street sense. Depending on the uptake (fingers crossed), we'll hold a competition after the event and will share a shop local gift voucher for the winner!

Share your unique vintage style with us - tag your photos at @hellodorking to get involved and our social media community will select their faves. Competition will be launched on Instagram and Facebook after the Coronation. Watch our channels and follow along at @HelloDorking.

🏆 Winner Announced: 18 Dec

Best Decorated Tree

Vote for your favourite Decorated Christmas Tree

We have purchased trees for our Dorking primary schools for them to decorate (to keep and to plant for their schools). We will display the trees at the United Reformed Church at our Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival so that attendees may vote for their favourite tree at the event. Stay tuned and be ready to vote for these decorated trees! The public can vote on the day and voting will carry on online.

The winning school will receive books sponsored by Circular Dorking.

Watch our channels and follow along at @HelloDorking.

🏆 Winner Announced: 8 Dec

Vote for your favourite Business Window

It’s Window Competition time! Decorate your high street shop and enter our competition for Best Business Window. Vote for your favourite window in our competition leading up to Christmas, where our winner will be selected by public vote and announced online on 18th December.

This competition is sponsored by The White Horse, Heartwood Collection. The winning business will receive a featured post on Hello Dorking and a blog to feature their business. We will select a random person who votes in our competition to receive a £150 voucher to The White Horse and a bottle of champagne, sponsored by The White Horse, Heartwood Collection.

🗳 Voting Opens: 11 - 17 Dec

🏆 Winner Announced: 18 Dec

Best Decorated House - Seymours

Bring Joy! Deck those Halls!

Join us in the festive spirit and decorate your abode this Christmas season. Share your photos with us by tagging us at Hello Dorking or email them to info@dorkingtownpartnership.co.uk. Seymours Estate Agents will select their favourite and sponsor a prize to the winner to shop locally on the high street. We think they are going for most festive lighting display - we hear they love the lights! It's all in good fun, so enjoy it and get into the festive spirit.

Competition will run from now to 18th December.

🏆 Winner Announced: 18 Dec

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Dorking has a buzzing local art scene, and it has a well-earned reputation as a hub of artists, ideas, people and creators.

This independent spirit has helped build the Dorking we know and love, and there’s no better way to reveal the true depths of a place than meeting the creators themselves and the galleries that host them. Visit our Artist's itinerary and be inspired by the creativity that resides in our town.

Recently multi-award winning fine artist Tiffany Budd from Newdigate invited Kairen Kemp of BBC Surrey and Sussex to pop around and visit her studio.

Tune in to hear Kairen and Tiffany's art chat. Scroll to 09:25 to listen to them chat about Hello Dorking and Tiffany's success in town.

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Raminder X (Instameet - Right)

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