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
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.
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.
Pupils and teachers in Bere Regis have celebrated the official opening of their new primary school.
Do you support the idea of art installations on Highcliffe Beach? Would you like to see a boardwalk installed? Christchurch Borough Council has launched an innovative new website ‘Christchurch Coastal Connections’ to help you quickly and conveniently join the conversation and give your feedback. The website, www.christchurchyoursay.co.uk, is a brand new site which encourages residents… Read more Have your say on coastal projects in Christchurch
Weymouth Town Bridge will turn red on the evening of Wednesday, 22 February to ‘shine a light’ on a devastating brain condition.
Dorset County Council has agreed to increase council tax by 4.99 per cent to help bridge the gap in funding for adult social care.
The world of local government and public service provision continues to change at an unprecedented speed. We must provide the leadership to face the challenges head on.
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.
A man has been found guilty of offences under the Pet Animals Act 1951, following an investigation undertaken by the West Dorset District Council Dog Warden Service.
Plans to establish a regional adoption agency (RAA) covering the whole of Dorset have been approved by councillors at Dorset County Council’s Cabinet meeting (1 February).
The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is celebrating £320,000 Lottery funding for a project that helps people with dementia to improve their health and wellbeing through nature.
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.
Dorset will be one of four new council areas to take up the government’s 30 hours free childcare offer early, before it rolls out nationally in September.
The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is continuing to help residents recycle more, while delivering a great service and saving money for local councils.
Community projects can benefit from extra funds thanks to Dorset County Council’s Community Innovation Fund.
This morning (11 January) Dorset County Council ‘s People’s and Communities Scrutiny and Overview Committee agreed to recommend changes to the registration service to the council’s Cabinet.
A case of avian influenza (bird flu) has been confirmed in wild swans in Dorset. People who keep birds should continue to follow the existing advice.
Local residents are asked to give their views on the proposed changes to the concessionary bus pass scheme in Dorset.