Dorset Council


Work is taking place to ensure a new unitary authority called 'Dorset Council' will replace, on the 1st April 2019, the current two-tier council structure in the county of Dorset (except for Christchurch BC which will join Bournemouth and Poole at that time.)

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Police Merger Abandoned

'Dorset Police' and the 'Devon and Cornwall Police' have been working together but a proposed merger between the two forces has now been abandoned.

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New Parliamentary Constituencies


The Boundary Commission for England published its new parliamentary constituency boundaries for England on the 10th September. It is now up to the Government to lay this report before Parliament for their approval... 

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NHS Dorset CCG's 'Clinical Services Review'


NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) have proposed a reorganisation of Dorset's Health Service in the hope of saving a projected funding shortfall of £158m by 2021. However there were objections to this and the matter has now been settled in the Administrative Court.

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Blandford Plus Neighbourhood Plan

A neighbourhood plan for the Blandford area has been withdrawn and work started on a new plan, B+ Neighbourhood Plan Version 2.

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