Entries by Melanie Brown

Sajid Javid’s reply to Bournemouth’s representations

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid has responded to the Leader of Bournemouth Council in a letter dated 16 January 2018, regarding representations concerning Future Dorset proposals. In his letter, Mr. Javid stated: “I will carefully consider your representations before I take my final decision on the proposal.” View a copy of the letter: 16 01 […]

Why is it time to make changes?

Why now? The government has significantly reduced the funding it gives to local authorities to provide services. In response there is a proposal to create two unitary councils for Dorset; one for the urban area and another for the rest of Dorset. Councils need to be the right size to be sustainable and more aligned to […]