Cllr Derek Burt has been sworn in as Chairman of East Dorset District Council at the annual meeting of East Dorset District Council, held at Allendale Community Centre on Monday 15 May. This will be his third term as Chairman, having previously held the office in 1977-79 and in 2011-12. Derek will be supported by… Read more Cllr Derek Burt sworn in as Chairman of East Dorset District Council
A teacher training day held at Bournemouth and Poole College has been hailed as a success by businesses and teachers alike. The Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Teacher Training Day was arranged by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils with support from Borough of Poole and Bournemouth and Poole College. This new event enabled leading engineering employers… Read more Councils and college host successful teacher training event
Following the recent full closure of the Furzehill Council Offices, the first East Dorset District Council meeting to take place at Allendale Community Centre will be Annual Council on Monday 15 May. The recently refurbished Quarter Jack Suite at Allendale Community Centre is now available for all Civic meetings. Members and officers hope that the… Read more Council meetings will now all be held at Allendale Community Centre
On Thursday 27 April Chairman Cllr David Shortell hosted a Spring Reception and Community awards evening at Furzehill Council Chamber. It was the last event to be held at the Furzehill venue as future proceedings will now be held in the Quarter Jack Suite in the Allendale Community Centre. The successful event was attended by… Read more Chairman’s Spring Reception and Community Awards 2017
Crown Mead footbridge in Wimborne, which links the Crown Mead shopping precinct to Willow Walk, will close on Monday 15 May for approximately one week. Contractors, who installed the bridge in December last year, will be carrying out remedial works to the bridge. The works will include improvements to the brickwork and block paving, and… Read more Wimborne footbridge will temporarily close for remedial works
County council elections were held on 4 May 2017. Here are the headlines…
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 six things you need to know:… Read more Six key questions about the general election
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 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.
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
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
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
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, launched its re-developed website on Wednesday February 1 with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
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.
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
Are you an enthusiastic walker? Would you like to develop your fitness through walking? Then these Walk Fit sessions will be perfect for you. Walk Fit is led by a qualified instructor who will gradually build up your overall fitness levels using a range of weight bearing exercise, inclines and speed challenges to keep you… Read more Walk Fit at Moors Valley Country Park
Visit Dorset, a tourism partnership of Dorset local authorities with support from more than 600 local tourism businesses, is preparing to launch its re-developed website with an exclusive event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester.
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 ‘Use our Loo’ initiative has been launched in Wimborne by East Dorset District Council. The Butcher’s Dog in Wimborne were presented with their certificate and signage by Cllr Mrs Sue Cook, Mayor of Wimborne and Chairman of the Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community. The ‘Use our Loo’ scheme was introduced by the Public Health Team… Read more ‘Use our Loo’ scheme is launched in Wimborne
The new footbridge in Wimborne which links the Crown Mead shopping precinct to Willow Walk is now open to the public. At an informal opening of the bridge the Chairman of East Dorset District Council Cllr David Shortell was joined by Deputy Mayor of Wimborne Cllr Terry Wheeler, Cllr David Morgan, Ward Councillor for Wimborne… Read more Crown Mead bridge is now open to the public