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.
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
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
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.