Dorset Shake Up

In case you haven’t seen the news, Councils in Dorset are set to merge in ‘the biggest shake-up to local government in more than 40 years’ according to the Dorset Echo. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been considering the ‘Future Dorset’ proposals for more than a year which will see the existing nine authorities replaced with two unitary councils for the whole of Dorset:

  • Weymouth and Portland, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck and West Dorset will be replaced by a single unitary authority.
  • Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch will form a second authority with the new organisation taking effect in April 2019

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