At the Council’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday 9 May, office holders were re-elected for the municipal year 2017/18.
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.
Local residents and businesses are being invited to join discussions on future development in the district of Purbeck.
A £2.5m project is underway to create 20 new employment units in the heart of Dorset.
Hard-working volunteers from across the district of Purbeck have been thanked at a ceremony hosted by District Council Chairman, Bill Trite.
Purbeck District Council is to write to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, setting out its position on local government reorganisation in Dorset.
There is still time to submit questions for a session taking place on Thursday 16 March at the Purbeck School, Wareham.
There will be an increase of around 10 pence per week (£5 for the full year) in Purbeck District Council’s portion of the council tax for a Band D household.
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.
The Discover Purbeck Information Centre, run by Purbeck District Council, has won Bronze for the second year in a row in the Tourist Information Service of the Year category at the recent South West Tourism Excellence Awards.
Purbeck District Council’s licensing sub-committee has granted Loud Sound Events Limited a variation to their existing premises licence at Lulworth Castle and Grounds.
The Wareham-based Sports Centre fabulous selection of activities lined up from 13 to 19 February.
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 the Full Council meeting of Purbeck District Council held on 31 January 2017, District Councillors voted against a recommendation 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.
A question and answer session is to take place on 16 March on the partial review of the Purbeck Local Plan. This will be held at The Purbeck School.