Local Government Changes

After a very long wait it was announced today (Monday 26th February) that the Secretary of State has agreed to support the Future Dorset proposal for Local Government Reorganisation subject to parliamentary approval.

This will lead the way to establishing two Unitary Authorities in Dorset in place of nine County and District Councils. These unitary Authorities will be the only layer of government between Parish Councils and Parliament. One will cover the urban areas, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and the other the more rural areas of Dorset.

Click here to go to the announcement.

Click here for a press release on dorsetforyou

Need advice or to report an issue?

Dorset Police have launched a very useful and very comprehensive on-line Non-Emergency Directory going by the name of “AskNED”, designed to help the public find answers to common enquiries and guide them to the right agencies.

AskNED offers help and advice around a whole host of topics such as civil matters including issues with parking, noisy neighbours, concern with an animal’s welfare, etc., etc., as well as criminal matters including burglary and assault. AskNED provides advice and information about what you should do and who can help.

Full details and a link to the knowledge base have been added to the “Reporting Problems” page of broadmayne.org

Click here to go direct to the page

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