All Dorset’s councils are working together to seek the views of residents, businesses and others about proposals to reduce the number of councils in the county from nine to two from 2019.
Councils play a central role in our everyday lives. We all use council services. Dorset’s nine councils are responsible for housing, planning, social care and protecting the vulnerable. They also empty the bins, maintain roads and run libraries. It is important therefore, that you have a say in how these and many other services are delivered in the future.
If you live anywhere in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, your council, local services and the amount of council tax you pay would be affected by the proposals outlined here.
Public consultation on the proposals for change starts on 30 August and closes on 25 October 2016. The consultation is being conducted by an independent research company, ORS. Dorset residents, local businesses, town and parish councils and other organisations are being asked to share their views on the proposals by completing a questionnaire.
More information can be found here.
District Councillors will be attending the Parish Council meetings to inform and update.