Two New Councils For Dorset?

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A decision is awaited from "The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government" (SofS) to agree to a proposal to reorganise all nine Dorset councils into two new Dorset councils.

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Blandford Area Planning Issues

The existing North Dorset District Local Plan (2016) states that future housing development in the Blandford area will take place in a south west direction. However, an alternative proposal by the local Blandford community is that development should take place to the north and east.

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Dorset's Council Tax Payers To Pay More For Dorset Police Funding?

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The Policing Minister has announced a reduced level of 2018/19 Police funding, in real terms, leaving council tax payers the option of making up the difference - estimated at £1.26 million.

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Reorganisation of Dorset's Health Services

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NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) has decided on a reorganisation of Dorset's Health Service in the hope of saving a projected funding shortfall of £158m by 2021.

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A350 Blandford-Shaftesbury Road Needs Improving

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The A350 Blandford-Shaftesbury road was designated in 1922 and, despite a huge increase in motorised traffic since, both it and the parallel-running C13, have hardly been improved to this day with increasing traffic chaos.

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