Secretary of State for Local Government & Communities Sajid Javid has been formally requested to back a proposal by six of Dorset’s nine councils for major structural change in the county.
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
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
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
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.
Meeting of leaders of nine Dorset councils on 15 December 2016 to review evidence for local government reorganisation. Councillors in Dorset will consider a report in January on proposals to replace the county’s existing nine councils with two new unitary authorities by 2019. In a joint statement, leaders of the nine Dorset Councils, said: “We… Read more Leaders’ meeting 15 December – update
Public consultation results show clear backing for change to local government structures in Dorset.
Thousands of residents from across Dorset have taken part in a wide-ranging consultation on proposals for the future of local government in the county.
Dorset’s nine councils are jointly thanking the thousands of residents, businesses and other stakeholders who have taken the time to have their say in the Reshaping Your Councils consultation.
For the last seven weeks, residents, businesses and other stakeholders have been having their say on the future of local government service delivery in Dorset.