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Council meetings to debate changing Dorset local government structures get underway

This Thursday (5th January 2017) marks the start of formal debate and scrutiny by all Dorset councils of the proposals for changing the county’s local government structures. A full report setting out on the evidence for local government reorganisation in Dorset was published on Friday 23rd December 2016.  Borough of Poole’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee… Read more Council meetings to debate changing Dorset local government structures get underway

Report now published

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.  

The Dorset Youth Council and Reshaping your councils

Members of the Dorset Youth Council welcomed a mini version of the Reshaping your councils roadshow to their September meeting. Cllr Deborah Croney – Dorset County Council’s Cabinet member for Learning and Skills said: ‘It was a really helpful event where we discussed the potential changes and options for Unitary council. The Councillors considered what… Read more The Dorset Youth Council and Reshaping your councils

Consultation on future public service delivery ends soon

With the closing date for the consultation on the shape of local government fast-approaching, residents and businesses are being urged to have their say. People are being asked to give their views on a range of options proposed by all nine Dorset councils to address the unprecedented financial pressure on local services across the county. The eight-week public consultation, called Reshaping Your Councils, closes on Tuesday 25… Read more Consultation on future public service delivery ends soon

Consultation update – 02.10.16

  Andrew Flockhart, Chief Executive of Borough of Poole, said: “More than 8,000 people have now either completed the open online questionnaire at reshapingyourcouncils.uk or responded to the household survey. The consultation closes on 25 October so there’s still plenty of time for local people to have their say on the proposals.