LESSONS Dorchester can learn from dealings with developer Simons will be discussed at a meeting of the Dorchester Civic Society next month.

Mike Clarke, chairman of the Hitchin Forum, will speak at the meeting on February 25.

Simons, which is developing Dorchester’s Charles Street site, also planned a controversial development in the Hertfordshire town of Hitchin, prompting the creation of the forum.

The organisation’s aim is to ‘help residents retain what is good for the town and only settle for the best particularly when developments are planned’.

The meeting starts at 7pm at the Dorford Centre.

For more information visit dorchestercivicsociety.org.uk