Christchurch Borough Council members have approved the permanent reconstruction of Avon Beach promenade as part of the 2017/18 Capital Strategy. Currently there is a 200m low lying section of promenade along the beach front and this scheme will involve raising that section by 900mm to make it level with the higher promenade on either side.… Read more Council Approve Avon Beach Promenade Works
Christchurch Borough Council members have agreed to make representations to the Secretary of State, Rt Hon, Sajid Javid, to set out their position on local government reorganisation in Dorset. The decision comes after members approved a motion, put forward by Acting Leader, Cllr David Flagg at Full Council on 21 February. They also formally approved… Read more Christchurch sets out its position on Future Dorset
Weymouth Town Bridge will turn red on the evening of Wednesday, 22 February to ‘shine a light’ on a devastating brain condition.
East Dorset District Council members will be writing to the Secretary of State, Rt Hon, Sajid Javid, to set out their position on local government reorganisation in Dorset. Members do not feel that the proposal for Future Dorset, submitted by six local authorities across Dorset, would best serve the people of East Dorset. At Full… Read more East Dorset sets out its position on Future Dorset
The world of local government and public service provision continues to change at an unprecedented speed. We must provide the leadership to face the challenges head on.
Dorset County Council has underlined its backing for community-run transport links to keep people in rural areas connected.
Purbeck District Council’s licensing sub-committee has granted Loud Sound Events Limited a variation to their existing premises licence at Lulworth Castle and Grounds.
Plans to establish a regional adoption agency (RAA) covering the whole of Dorset have been approved by councillors at Dorset County Council’s Cabinet meeting (1 February).
All nine councils in Dorset have now considered a report and accompanying detailed package of evidence setting out a proposal to replace the county’s nine councils with two new unitary authorities.
Christchurch Borough Council does not back change to local government structure At a meeting of Full Council held tonight councillors voted against a proposal to make a submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that Dorset’s nine councils should be replaced by two new unitary councils. Cllr Ray Nottage,… Read more Christchurch Borough Council does not back change to local government structure
A Dorset resident was recently issued a fixed penalty notice after their waste was fly-tipped, despite the fact that they didn’t dump the rubbish themselves.
Businesses choose Dorset thanks to excellent broadband speeds Superfast Dorset and BT today announced that they had brought high-speed fibre broadband to more than 180 business parks across the county. The multi million pound Superfast Dorset partnership between Dorset councils, the Government and BT is continuing to make strong progress having already made superfast broadband… Read more More than 180 business parks across Dorset benefit from superfast broadband
At a meeting of Full Council held tonight councillors voted against a proposal to make a submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that Dorset’s nine councils should be replaced by two new unitary councils. Cllr Spencer Flower, Leader of the Council, East Dorset District Council, said: “Members voted against… Read more East Dorset District Council does not back change to local government structure
The election for the Mudeford and Friars Cliff Ward casual vacancy will take place on Thursday 2 March 2017. The by-election comes after Andy Barfield resigned as a councillor on 21 December 2016. Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward is also served by Cllr Claire Bath and Cllr Trevor Watts. Nominations close at 4pm on Friday 3 February… Read more Mudeford and Friars Cliff by-election
An outline planning application for development of land at Roeshot Hill, Christchurch has been received. The only details to be considered under this application are the principle of developing the site for up to 875 residential units and the location and design of the access points to/from the A35. All other details shown on the layout… Read more Planning application registered for Roeshot Hill, Christchurch
A question and answer session is to take place on 16 March on the partial review of the Purbeck Local Plan. This will be held at The Purbeck School.
Purbeck District Council has been awarded £900,000 to help address the effects of second homes in the district.
The Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr David Shortell has launched a search for this year’s community champions from the district. The awards, which showcase and celebrate the wonderful community spirit found in our communities, comprise of four categories. Adult Volunteer of the Year Young Achiever (Under 21 years) Best Community Project/Community Group Best… Read more Do you know a worthy winner?
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is continuing to help residents recycle more, while delivering a great service and saving money for local councils.
A memorial service in recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day will take place in the Princess Diana Gardens, Radipole Park Drive, Weymouth on Friday 27 January.