Cllr Kevin Brookes was sworn in as Mayor at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Mayor Making ceremony last night (18/5/17).
Cllr Rebecca Knox was unanimously elected as the new Leader of Dorset County Council this morning (Thursday 18 May).
A couple of keen recyclers recently won a year’s kerbside collection of their garden waste, just for recycling drinks cartons.
Two sections of the A350 between Poole and Shaftesbury are being repaired this month as part of Dorset Highways’ road maintenance programme.
Around 500 children in Dorset are in need of foster homes, with around 40 requiring immediate placement.
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Weymouth is about to catch a glimpse of history. A replica of a 16th century Spanish ship which sailed the seven seas delivering spices will dock in Weymouth Harbour in May. And visitors will be able to explore the vessel inside and out. By Alex Cummins The stunning NAO Victoria completed the greatest adventure in… Read more How to see a stunning 16th century ship in Weymouth Harbour this May
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
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) has launched a competition where residents can win a fantastic prize, simply by recycling their waste cartons.
Today (Tuesday 18 April), parents across the county are finding out which primary school their child will be going to in September 2017.
Work at Great Western Cross is coming to a close, with the main construction work set to finish on Friday night.
Overnight on Monday 10 April, the A35 Upton bypass was realigned alongside the new concrete barriers.
All Dorset working parents of children aged under 12 (or 17 if they have a disability) are being invited to apply for tax-free childcare before other areas of the country.
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Jurassic Coast team have pulled together a series of short downloadable walks to help people explore Dorset’s coast and countryside.
Christchurch Borough Council, working in partnership with The Dorset Coastal Community Team (DCCT), is celebrating as it has just been awarded £424,000 to deliver coastal projects in Christchurch. The BID, which was submitted to the Coastal Community Fund in 2016, aimed to connect people to the coast, connect coastal communities to each other and connect… Read more Christchurch secures funding for coastal projects
Two weeks of night work will soon start in Corfe Castle, with the main road through the village closed.
Dorset County Council will receive £19m from central Government to look after its highways in 2017/18.
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
April 7 is National Walk to Work Day. Introduced to encourage people to be mindful of their health and their carbon footprint.
Graduates across the south are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers.