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.
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.
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.
There are three casual vacancies available for Shaftesbury Town Council. One vacancy is available for the West Ward of Shaftesbury Town Council and two for the East Ward of Shaftesbury Town Council.
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, launched its re-developed website on Wednesday February 1 with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
The likelihood of Dorset’s nine councils being replaced by two new unitary authorities is a step closer, after North Dorset District Council unanimously voted for change. At a meeting of Full Council held today, councillors agreed to make a submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that Dorset’s nine councils… Read more North Dorset District Council backs change to local government structure
North Dorset residents, businesses and visitors have just under three weeks left to have their say on district council budget options.
North Dorset District Council is set to host a Business Day on 17 November 2016. The event will take place at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton from 10am to 3pm. Over 40 businesses will be exhibiting at the event, promoting their products or services. Cllr Sherry Jespersen, North Dorset District Council’s Executive Portfolio Holder for… Read more Business professionals set to connect at North Dorset Business Day
North Dorset residents, businesses and visitors are being asked to have their say on two district council budget options.
North Dorset District Council is reviewing its recently adopted local plan. To help with this process the council is carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ to identify sites that may have potential for development over the next 15 years and beyond.
North Dorset District Council has received a neighbourhood plan for ‘Blandford +’ which relates to Blandford Forum, Blandford St Mary and Bryanston.
North Dorset District Council has elected Cllr Graham Carr-Jones as its new leader. Cllr Carr-Jones was elected at Full Council on Friday 29 July and he appointed Cllr David Walsh as his Deputy Leader at the meeting. His new Cabinet were announced later that afternoon. Cllr Carr-Jones said: “It is an honour to be elected… Read more North Dorset District Council elects new leader
Councillor Deborah Croney, Leader of North Dorset District Council, has announced that she is to stand down as Leader of the Council. Deborah Croney was elected as Leader of North Dorset District Council in September 2012.
North Dorset District Council is working towards introducing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
For the past three years residents of Shillingstone have been preparing a neighbourhood plan which will give more control to the local area when plans for new homes, shops and offices in the parish are considered.
A legal challenge against the adoption of the North Dorset Local Plan Part One has been unsuccessful.
As part of a drive to reduce costs, North Dorset District Councillors have agreed to sell the Nordon premises on Salisbury Road in Blandford.
The Stour Valley and Poole Partnership (which incorporates Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset and Poole Councils) is continuing the review of cases where residents are receiving a 25% reduction on their Council Tax bill as single person occupants.