All Dorset working parents of children aged under 12 (or 17 if they have a disability) are being invited to apply for tax-free childcare before other areas of the country.
The list of candidates standing in the Dorset County Council election on 4 May is now available online or as a public notice at any of the local council offices across Dorset.
On Thursday 4 May you will have the chance to say who you want to make the decisions about the services provided by Dorset County Council.
A case of avian influenza (bird flu) has been confirmed in wild swans in Dorset. People who keep birds should continue to follow the existing advice.
Parents of children starting primary school this year have just one week left to apply for their child’s reception place. More than a thousand Dorset children due to start school in September have not yet had an application submitted for them.
People are being asked to stay away from a section of sea wall in Swanage damaged by Storm Angus.
With the heavy rain set to continue, Dorset County Council has had to close the West Stafford bypass between Dorchester and Crossways due to flooding on the road.
County councillors will hear next week that following advice from the Department for Communities and Local Government county council elections will take place as scheduled in May 2017.
A major public consultation on the future shape of local government in Dorset will be launched on 30 August 2016.
Two school bus routes linking North Dorset, Purbeck and Dorchester have been extended to provide extra public journeys.
Dorset County Council is extending its community bus service between Southill and Weymouth town centre.
Matthew Hall (Liberal Democrat) has been elected to Dorset County Council in the Sherborne Rural division.
If you’re planning a visit to England’s only natural World Heritage Site this half-term, you’ll be looking forward to discovering stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and fantastic fossils.
Dorset County Council is taking steps to improve its support to children and young people, according to a report by Government inspectors Ofsted, published today (Monday 23 May).
The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team has been awarded the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG – the Institute for British Geographers)’s 2016 Geographical Award.
Cllr John Wilson has stood down as the Chairman of Dorset County Council after seven years in the role.
If you are heading to the Jurassic Coast this Easter, congratulations on choosing to visit England’s only natural World Heritage Site!
People in Dorset and East Devon have the chance to have their say on how the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is looked after in the future.
Dorset County Councillors have voiced a clear preference for changing the set-up of local government in the county from nine councils to two.
Thank you Mr Chairman and I would like to take this opportunity to say a few words about next year’s budget.