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Dorset Council

Dorset Council has been forced to backtrack after the Government disputed its claims about the  local plan that sets out how the county could be developed over the next 15 years, writes Richard …
shaftesbury Town Council

Dorset Council is to take action over the ‘staggering’ number of complaints made to it about the conduct of Shaftesbury town councillors, writes Richard Thomas. This follows a special meeting of Dorset Council’s …
Dorset Council

Dorset Council is creating a new company to provide adult social care for residents now and in the future. The council will end its current contract with Tricuro and ensure the safe transfer …
windy storm

Dorset Council says it has taken the ‘difficult’ decision to advise all schools to close and it has suspended many services for Friday as 100mph winds of Storm Eunice are predicted to hit …
Dorset Council

Councillors in Dorset are to vote on a budget proposal that would put up average council tax bills in the area by just over £50 a year. The planned 3 percent rise in …
Peacemarsh Road closure

UPDATE 14 January 2022: Gillingham Town Council has been informed by Dorset Council that these repairs will now take place at night, and that the road will be closed on those dates from …
Dorset Council

Dorset Council has cleared the planning validation backlog, it says. This means that planning applications are now being validated within a few days of receipt. The council’s planning transformation project has brought together …
Care leavers Dorset Council

Dorset Council has built on a positive relationship with Hall & Woodhouse, to create valuable career and training opportunities for young adults who are leaving the care of the council. The family-owned business …
archaeology dig Common Mead lane Gillingham

Dorset councillors have rejected an application to build 80 new homes on a site off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham. The vote last month is a major boost for the local residents who …