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.
Public consultation results show clear backing for change to local government structures in Dorset.
A man from Dorchester has been jailed for three years, and a Poole man for eight months, for deliberately targeting vulnerable older people living alone.
Two well established and popular eateries in Christchurch have been recognised and presented Healthy Options Awards by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. Cheese & Alfies and Stewarts Garden Centre Coffee Shop were presented their awards by Cllr Vicki Hallam of Christchurch Borough Council. The Healthy Options Award Scheme was introduced by the Public Health Team… Read more Healthy Options Awards presented in Christchurch
Recently bereaved widows and widowers in Wimborne are being given a helping hand thanks to the establishment of two groups in the town.
A leading technology company has chosen the heart of rural Dorset for its UK base because of its superfast broadband. CrowdComms, a conference app developer with offices in Australia, US and Ireland, now also bases itself in Sturminster Newton thanks to the roll out of high speed broadband. Managing director and co-founder Felix Stroud-Allen says access… Read more Superfast broadband attracts Sydney and Seattle tech company to Stur
A community transport grant is now available for local transport schemes across Dorset.