A report into the future of councils in Dorset, has been published. It recommends that Dorset’s nine councils should be replaced by two new unitary councils.
Based upon the weight of public opinion, financial and other analytical evidence, councillors are also recommended to agree that the two new unitary councils should comprise of the following existing local authority areas:
* Unitary A: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (including the services currently provided by Dorset County Council in Christchurch).
* Unitary B: East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland (including the services currently provided by Dorset County Council in this area).