Weymouth Town Bridge will turn red on the evening of Wednesday, 22 February to ‘shine a light’ on a devastating brain condition.
Dorset County Council has agreed to increase council tax by 4.99 per cent to help bridge the gap in funding for adult social care.
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 won funding amounting to £620,000 from Public Health England to buy and re-develop a property in Weymouth to help ensure local people suffering harm from the misuse of alcohol or other drugs receive the support they need.
Five days of surfacing work near Weymouth Harbour will start on Monday 20 February.
Schools across Dorset are invited to join The Big Pedal 2017 – a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school.
Dorset County Council tenant farmers John and Karen Wood are to throw open their farm to the public this Easter and will raise funds for the Dorset Youth Marching Band.
Dorset County Council has underlined its backing for community-run transport links to keep people in rural areas connected.
Work is starting to investigate improvements for the A350 and C13, between Blandford and Shaftesbury.
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).
Beef from one of Dorset County Council’s most entrepreneurial tenants is from this month going on sale in the Durlston Country Park restaurant.
As part of Dorset County Council’s refurbishment of the Dorchester to Grimstone cycleway, a better crossing point for cyclists and walkers is being provided across the mouth of the A352.
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.
The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is celebrating £320,000 Lottery funding for a project that helps people with dementia to improve their health and wellbeing through nature.
Youngsters and adults with learning difficulties are gaining first-hand experience of farming, food production and the countryside thanks to a thriving Dorset County Council smallholding.
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
Dorset will be one of four new council areas to take up the government’s 30 hours free childcare offer early, before it rolls out nationally in September.
Dorset is one of only three areas in the country to have been awarded a share of a £7m Government fund to transform services for children and families.
Community projects can benefit from extra funds thanks to Dorset County Council’s Community Innovation Fund.
This morning (11 January) Dorset County Council ‘s People’s and Communities Scrutiny and Overview Committee agreed to recommend changes to the registration service to the council’s Cabinet.