Three beaches in Christchurch have again gained Seaside Awards for achieving the highest standards of beach management in 2017. Avon Beach, Friars Cliff Beach and Highcliffe Beach are the winners of the Awards, which are judged and presented by the charity Keep Britain Tidy. The Award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve… Read more Three Seaside Awards for Christchurch beaches
Cllr Kevin Brookes was sworn in as Mayor at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Mayor Making ceremony last night (18/5/17).
Cllr Rebecca Knox was unanimously elected as the new Leader of Dorset County Council this morning (Thursday 18 May).
Weymouth and Portland boast one of the UK’s leading annual veterans’ events, with a huge amount of activity going on! Magnificent historic military vehicle displays, exhibitions, vintage music and evocative memorabilia will be on show. One of the highlights will be a major military parade with over 2,000 marching veterans. Following on from last year’s success, we are… Read more How will you be celebrating Armed Forces Day?
Cllr Derek Burt has been sworn in as Chairman of East Dorset District Council at the annual meeting of East Dorset District Council, held at Allendale Community Centre on Monday 15 May. This will be his third term as Chairman, having previously held the office in 1977-79 and in 2011-12. Derek will be supported by… Read more Cllr Derek Burt sworn in as Chairman of East Dorset District Council
A teacher training day held at Bournemouth and Poole College has been hailed as a success by businesses and teachers alike. The Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Teacher Training Day was arranged by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils with support from Borough of Poole and Bournemouth and Poole College. This new event enabled leading engineering employers… Read more Councils and college host successful teacher training event
The zig-zag path at Highcliffe Castle is to remain closed until 2018 while a full rebuild is carried out.
Councillors are being asked to approve a new committee structure at their Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 16 May. The new structure will see the Policy and Resources Committee disbanded and replaced with a Community Committee and a Resources Committee. The proposed Community Committee will deal with issues relating to the local area such as… Read more New committee structure proposed at Christchurch Borough Council
Following on from Highcliffe’s first ever Petfest last year, this hugely successful event returns on 4 June 2017 and is set to be even bigger and better. Lots of events are planned throughout the day including a dog show, owl display and petting farm. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions at a… Read more Celebrate all creatures great and small at Highcliffe Castle’s Petfest
Following the recent full closure of the Furzehill Council Offices, the first East Dorset District Council meeting to take place at Allendale Community Centre will be Annual Council on Monday 15 May. The recently refurbished Quarter Jack Suite at Allendale Community Centre is now available for all Civic meetings. Members and officers hope that the… Read more Council meetings will now all be held at Allendale Community Centre
West Dorset District Council’s new Strategy Committee met for the first time today (11/5/17).
Crown Mead footbridge in Wimborne, which links the Crown Mead shopping precinct to Willow Walk, will close on Monday 15 May for approximately one week. Contractors, who installed the bridge in December last year, will be carrying out remedial works to the bridge. The works will include improvements to the brickwork and block paving, and… Read more Wimborne footbridge will temporarily close for remedial works
Public service leaders have visited Melcombe Regis to examine how they can improve the lives of people who live and work there. Council, police, health and education leaders visited community centres and spoke to people working in the area. This included a local doctor, a police officer and the borough’s new Environmental Enforcement Officer. They… Read more How local bodies are working together to improve life in Melcombe Regis
At a group meeting on Monday 8 May, Rebecca Knox, county councillor for the Beaminster Division, was elected Conservative Group Leader on Dorset County Council.
County council elections were held on 4 May 2017. Here are the headlines…
Dorset residents can enjoy discount deals at many of the county’s top attractions during the 12th annual Dorset Residents’ Week from 8 to 14 May, by using the special offer vouchers featured in the spring edition of Dorset County Council’s community newspaper ‘Your Dorset’.
Weymouth’s Promenade, stretching from Brunswick Terrace to the Jurassic Rocks Café is set to undergo resurfacing works. The works will take place from 24 April and will last for the duration of the week. David Brown, Head of Assets and Infrastructure at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: “These works are specifically targeting areas around… Read more Promenade set for resurfacing works
Theresa May has called a snap general election. The general election will take place on Thursday 8 June, on top of local elections, which take place on 4 May. Here’s more information about what it means for you. With both local and national elections on the horizon, here are six things you need to know:… Read more Six key questions about the general election
Christchurch councillors have decided to defer any referendum on local government reorganisation following the announcement of a General Election to be held on 8 June 2017. With the snap General Election meaning possible changes to cabinet members and government policies on local government going forward members felt it was best to defer any decisions about… Read more Christchurch referendum deferred
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Jurassic Coast team have pulled together a series of short downloadable walks to help people explore Dorset’s coast and countryside.