Dorset News

Dorset big conversation

The decision by Dorset Council not to hold a meeting in Gillingham as part of the council’s ‘Big Conversation’ public consultation process has annoyed local councillors. The new Liberal Democrat-run administration in Dorchester …
Dorset police dogs Olympics

Police dogs from Dorset, Devon & Cornwall and across the south west have been deployed to Paris to assist in security arrangements, in preparation for the Olympic Games. Police Dog (PD) Jeff and …

Councillors on Dorset Council have voted to declare a nature emergency at a meeting of the full council on Thursday. The motion, which was put forward by Councillor Nick Ireland, leader of Dorset …
bourton speed limit

Speed limits have been reduced to 30mph on several roads in the village of Bourton near Gillingham. Introduction of the new limits on 21 June 2024 aims to enhance safety and improve road …
Dorset Council elections

A trial reduction of charges in three Dorset Council car parks is to take place this summer and early autumn. The car parks are located in the main coastal towns: Swannery in Weymouth, …
Gillingham library

As part of Dorset Council’s library strategy development, new opening hours will come into effect on 1 July 2024. As part of Dorset Council’s library strategy development, we asked our communities when they …
D-Day

Dorset residents are invited to a flag raising ceremony to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings on Thursday 6 June. The ceremony will take place at 9am at the Memorial outside …
Dorset Council elections

Following the recent local elections in Dorset which resulted in the Liberal Democrats winning control of Dorset Council, some key roles were agreed at Dorset Council’s Annual Meeting on Thursday 16 May. Councillors …
sheep worrying Dorset

Farmers are being invited to an event near Dorchester to learn more about how to prevent dog attacks on their land and how to manage them if the worst happens. Sponsored by NFU …