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
Today (Tuesday 18 April), parents across the county are finding out which primary school their child will be going to in September 2017.
Work at Great Western Cross is coming to a close, with the main construction work set to finish on Friday night.
Overnight on Monday 10 April, the A35 Upton bypass was realigned alongside the new concrete barriers.
All Dorset working parents of children aged under 12 (or 17 if they have a disability) are being invited to apply for tax-free childcare before other areas of the country.
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.
Two weeks of night work will soon start in Corfe Castle, with the main road through the village closed.
Dorset County Council will receive £19m from central Government to look after its highways in 2017/18.
If you’ve received your council tax bill, you may notice some increases, including the adult social care precept. This is the second year this has been added to bills. We explain more about what this is and what it means for your bill. This year, the government has allowed councils, who are responsible for providing… Read more Your council tax bill explained – adult social care additions
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.
April 7 is National Walk to Work Day. Introduced to encourage people to be mindful of their health and their carbon footprint.
The return of ITV’s award winning drama Broadchurch has put Dorset firmly back in the media spotlight. With West Bay taking centre stage once more the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership are making the most of this opportunity to promote the Broadchurch filming locations to the millions of fans of the series.
Graduates across the south are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers.
New figures show that solar energy systems installed by Dorset County Council between 2012-2015 have delivered £77,500 in savings. The 14 systems (including County Hall) installed over this period have made carbon savings equivalent to taking 2,000 cars off the road.
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.
Buxton Road in Weymouth will be closed for three days next week while emergency repairs are carried out.
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.
The site of Lyme Regis library on Silver Street has been gifted to the Lyme Regis Development Trust by Dorset County Council.
Pupils and teachers in Bere Regis have celebrated the official opening of their new primary school.