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Dorset wins £620,000 funding to support people with problems from alcohol and other drugs

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.

Reshaping Your Councils

Six Dorset Councils have mandate to ask Secretary of State to change local government structures

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. 

Martin Case, Martildo

More than 180 business parks across Dorset benefit from superfast broadband

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 buses help drive home fibre broadband message

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

Demand for high-speed fibre broadband from Dorset households and businesses doubles in a year

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

L-R Cllr Ray Bryan, Charlotte Jones and Sammy Strawberry

Dorset Waste Partnership looks to schools to cook up Christmas treats

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

Cheers! Dorset brewery goes superfast

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

Dozens more communities to benefit from Superfast Dorset fibre broadband roll-out

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