County council elections were held on 4 May 2017. Here are the headlines…
Dorset residents can enjoy discount deals at many of the county’s top attractions during the 12th annual Dorset Residents’ Week from 8 to 14 May, by using the special offer vouchers featured in the spring edition of Dorset County Council’s community newspaper ‘Your Dorset’.
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.
Elections are being held across Dorset on 4 May 2017.
Councillors said a fond farewell to the Nordon Council Chamber on Friday 24 March.
Food banks and advice organisations in Dorset have come together to explore how they can help each other do even more for those in need.
Dorset borough, district and town councils are set to host ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ events across the county on 13 March.
Residents are being warned to be on their guard for suspicious emails that aim to capture their personal details. It comes at a time when council tax bills are being sent to millions of homes across the country.
Councils have come together to show support for apprentices.
Bourton have been preparing a neighbourhood plan that they want to be used when planning decisions are made.
In a pioneering move towards shared working practices, Dorset councils have carried out a shared procurement exercise for an Environmental Health system that will improve customer service.
By-elections are being held for two town councillor positions in Shaftesbury East Ward and one town councillor position in Shaftesbury West Ward on Thursday 9 March.
North Dorset District Council has set up a grant fund of £15k to support apprenticeships, as part of its focus on supporting economic growth.
From Friday 10 February to Friday 24 March 2017, residents will be asked for their views on a proposal to provide a conservation area at Colesbrook, Gillingham.
There are three casual vacancies available for Shaftesbury Town Council. One vacancy is available for the West Ward of Shaftesbury Town Council and two for the East Ward of Shaftesbury Town Council.
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.
North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council have started a programme which aims to encourage more home building and at a faster pace.