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 seven 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.
Dorset County Council will receive £19m from central Government to look after its highways in 2017/18.
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.
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
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.
Local residents and businesses are being invited to join discussions on future development in the district of Purbeck.
Dorset County Council will work with its partners to continue to improve support for children and young people in Dorset who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
A £2.5m project is underway to create 20 new employment units in the heart of Dorset.
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
Hard-working volunteers from across the district of Purbeck have been thanked at a ceremony hosted by District Council Chairman, Bill Trite.
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
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
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
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
Purbeck District Council is to write to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, setting out its position on local government reorganisation in Dorset.
There is still time to submit questions for a session taking place on Thursday 16 March at the Purbeck School, Wareham.
There will be an increase of around 10 pence per week (£5 for the full year) in Purbeck District Council’s portion of the council tax for a Band D household.