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Six councils back change to local government structures in Dorset

All nine councils in Dorset have now considered a report and accompanying detailed package of evidence setting out a proposal to replace the county’s nine councils with two new unitary authorities. Six councils (Bournemouth, Dorset County, North Dorset, Poole, West Dorset, and Weymouth & Portland) have supported the public mood and backed a change to… Read more Six councils back change to local government structures in Dorset

Five out of nine councils back changes to local government structure

The likelihood of Dorset’s nine councils being replaced by two new unitary authorities is a step closer.  Borough of Poole, Dorset County Council, West Dorset District Council, Weymouth and Portland Council and North Dorset District Council have all voted for change. At a meetings held this week, councillors of the above councils agreed to make… Read more Five out of nine councils back changes to local government structure

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