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 seven 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.
New figures show that solar energy systems installed by Dorset County Council between 2012-2015 have delivered £77,500 in savings. The 14 systems (including County Hall) installed over this period have made carbon savings equivalent to taking 2,000 cars off the road.
On Thursday 4 May you will have the chance to say who you want to make the decisions about the services provided by Dorset County Council.
Buxton Road in Weymouth will be closed for three days next week while emergency repairs are carried out.
Local residents and businesses are being invited to join discussions on future development in the district of Purbeck.
Dorset County Council will work with its partners to continue to improve support for children and young people in Dorset who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Last year, the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) removed bring banks across Dorset for materials that can now be recycled at the kerbside, such as glass, paper, cans and plastics.
The site of Lyme Regis library on Silver Street has been gifted to the Lyme Regis Development Trust by Dorset County Council.