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

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