Christchurch Borough Council members have approved the permanent reconstruction of Avon Beach promenade as part of the 2017/18 Capital Strategy. Currently there is a 200m low lying section of promenade along the beach front and this scheme will involve raising that section by 900mm to make it level with the higher promenade on either side.… Read more Council Approve Avon Beach Promenade Works
Christchurch Borough Council members have agreed to make representations to the Secretary of State, Rt Hon, Sajid Javid, to set out their position on local government reorganisation in Dorset. The decision comes after members approved a motion, put forward by Acting Leader, Cllr David Flagg at Full Council on 21 February. They also formally approved… Read more Christchurch sets out its position on Future Dorset
Cllr David Flagg has been appointed as Acting Leader for Christchurch Borough Council. The decision comes after a vote of no confidence was held in the former leadership team, Cllr Ray Nottage and Cllr Claire Bath, by the Conservative group. Cllr Flagg, who represents the Burton Ward, has been a councillor for 18 years and… Read more Acting Leader appointed in Christchurch
Weymouth Town Bridge will turn red on the evening of Wednesday, 22 February to ‘shine a light’ on a devastating brain condition.
East Dorset District Council members will be writing to the Secretary of State, Rt Hon, Sajid Javid, to set out their position on local government reorganisation in Dorset. Members do not feel that the proposal for Future Dorset, submitted by six local authorities across Dorset, would best serve the people of East Dorset. At Full… Read more East Dorset sets out its position on Future Dorset
In a pioneering move towards shared working practices, Dorset councils have carried out a shared procurement exercise for an Environmental Health system that will improve customer service.
Residents of Chetnole and Stockwood have the opportunity to shape their community through the development of a Neighbourhood Plan.
Dorset County Council has agreed to increase council tax by 4.99 per cent to help bridge the gap in funding for adult social care.
The world of local government and public service provision continues to change at an unprecedented speed. We must provide the leadership to face the challenges head on.
West Dorset District Council have appointed Raymond Brown Construction to carry out works to strengthen the quay walls at West Bay’s deep water berth due to start next week.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council is working in partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust and Natural England to restore Verne Common Local Nature Reserve.
By-elections are being held for two town councillor positions in Shaftesbury East Ward and one town councillor position in Shaftesbury West Ward on Thursday 9 March.
North Dorset District Council has set up a grant fund of £15k to support apprenticeships, as part of its focus on supporting economic growth.
Dorset County Council has won funding amounting to £620,000 from Public Health England to buy and re-develop a property in Weymouth to help ensure local people suffering harm from the misuse of alcohol or other drugs receive the support they need.
The Discover Purbeck Information Centre, run by Purbeck District Council, has won Bronze for the second year in a row in the Tourist Information Service of the Year category at the recent South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
Five days of surfacing work near Weymouth Harbour will start on Monday 20 February.
Schools across Dorset are invited to join The Big Pedal 2017 – a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school.
Dorset County Council tenant farmers John and Karen Wood are to throw open their farm to the public this Easter and will raise funds for the Dorset Youth Marching Band.
From Friday 10 February to Friday 24 March 2017, residents will be asked for their views on a proposal to provide a conservation area at Colesbrook, Gillingham.
Dorset County Council has underlined its backing for community-run transport links to keep people in rural areas connected.