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Promenade resurfacing

Promenade set for resurfacing works

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

A general election has been called

Six key questions about the general election

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 seven things you need to know:… Read more Six key questions about the general election

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Christchurch referendum deferred

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

Golden Cap walkers

Enjoy the Jurassic Coast and Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this Easter with new downloadable walks

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.

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Partnership receives Gold award for charitable giving

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have been presented with Gold Award Certificates from Pennies from Heaven fundraising. The awards were received in recognition of the high percentage of staff participating in the scheme, with one in four members of staff donating each month.  Pennies from Heaven is a simple concept which means net salaries are rounded… Read more Partnership receives Gold award for charitable giving

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Christchurch to hold Full Council meeting to discuss Referendum

Christchurch Borough Council is to hold an extraordinary Full Council meeting on 21 March meeting to discuss the possibility of holding a referendum around local government reorganisation in Dorset. The requisition, signed by Cllrs Jones, Geary, Bungey, Hilliard and Mrs Jones, asks the council to consider a Referendum being held to determine the wishes of… Read more Christchurch to hold Full Council meeting to discuss Referendum

Inspiring students in Christchurch to consider a high flying career in aerospace engineering

BTEC engineering students from Twynham School and the Grange School got an exclusive opportunity last week to visit two multinational engineering companies based in Christchurch. Cobham Special Mission and Signature TechnicAir opened the doors of their hangers to a group of Year 10 students and provided a unique insight in to potential careers in aircraft… Read more Inspiring students in Christchurch to consider a high flying career in aerospace engineering

Secretary of State meets with Christchurch Acting Leader

Cllr David Flagg, Acting Leader of Christchurch Borough Council, has met with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid. The meeting gave Cllr Flagg the opportunity to discuss Christchurch’s views on local government reorganisation and the Future Dorset submission made by six of the nine councils in Dorset.… Read more Secretary of State meets with Christchurch Acting Leader

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Paul Hilliard has been elected as councillor to represent the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward

Paul Hilliard has been elected as councillor to represent the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward in Christchurch following a by-election.   The results of the by-election, held on Thursday 2 March 2017, are: Fiona Janeen Cownie – Green Party – 72 Sheila Gray – Independent – 466 Paul Alan Hilliard – The Conservative Party –… Read more Paul Hilliard has been elected as councillor to represent the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward

Have your say on coastal projects in Christchurch

Do you support the idea of art installations on Highcliffe Beach?  Would you like to see a boardwalk installed? Christchurch Borough Council has launched an innovative new website ‘Christchurch Coastal Connections’ to help you quickly and conveniently join the conversation and give your feedback. The website, www.christchurchyoursay.co.uk, is a brand new site which encourages residents… Read more Have your say on coastal projects in Christchurch