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.
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.
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.
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
Buses are helping drive home the message that superfast broadband is available to most homes and businesses in Dorset. Dorset County Council’s own fleet of buses have been decked out with bright new graphics urging locals to contact an internet provider and switch to fibre broadband. More than nine out of ten Dorset premises can… Read more Dorset buses help drive home fibre broadband message
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 Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is continuing to help residents recycle more, while delivering a great service and saving money for local councils.
About one in three households and businesses have already signed up for the new technology More Dorset people are signing-up for high-speed fibre broadband than ever before thanks to the work of Superfast Dorset. Figures announced by the multi million pound partnership today show the number of households and businesses using the faster connections in… Read more Demand for high-speed fibre broadband from Dorset households and businesses doubles in a year
A school was recently presented with a special prize and cookery equipment when one of their pupils won a competition with a difference. The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) asked children aged 7-11 years from seven Dorset schools to trial a new, free competition with fantastic prizes. The idea was simple. Each child was challenged to… Read more Dorset Waste Partnership looks to schools to cook up Christmas treats
Councillors in Dorset will consider a report in January on proposals to replace the county’s existing nine councils with two new unitary authorities by 2019.
A Dorset brewery has told how faster broadband has helped transform its business operations. Piddle Brewery makes beer, cider and lager at its base near Piddlehinton. It sells to pubs, hotels, shops and the general public via the internet. Managing Director Ian Siddall recently upgraded the brewery’s broadband service. He said: “We do our route… Read more Cheers! Dorset brewery goes superfast
Latest locations include Arne, Askerswell, Minterne Magna, Moreton, North Wootton and Tarrant Launceston. Dozens more communities in Dorset are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband thanks to strong demand for the high-speed fibre technology by local households and businesses. More than 26 per cent of customers in the Superfast Dorset area have already… Read more Dozens more communities to benefit from Superfast Dorset fibre broadband roll-out
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is continuing to win awards and gain recognition for its achievements in recycling and waste prevention.
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) recently awarded a new contract to Weymouth and Sherborne Recycling Limited (W&S) for continuing to operate its household recycling centres (HRCs).
More than 80 Dorset schools already reached by fibre broadband partnership
Superfast Dorset partnership celebrates its 500th fibre broadband cabinet going ‘live’.
Some Christchurch residents and most of East Dorset will need to start putting their bins out on a different day of the week from early July.
A man from Dorset has been prosecuted for illegally dumping waste.
Dorsetforyou.com, the shared website for Dorset County Council and the neighbouring six district and borough councils has been recognised for its content.