Entries by Georgia Turner

Business and other partners’ reactions to the Secretary of State’s announcement

Reaction to Secretary of State announcement: “A consistent approach to infrastructure and housing planning will make the county more attractive to businesses wanting to relocate. Businesses also clearly see the operating efficiencies that can be achieved with a streamlined approach to the structure and number of local authorities in the county. The DCCI believes that […]

Dorset’s Council Leaders reaffirm commitment to Future Dorset

The Leaders of Dorset County, Bournemouth, North Dorset, Poole, West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland Councils have reconfirmed their commitment to plans to modernise local government in Dorset, protecting frontline services and boosting the area. Cllr Rebecca Knox, Leader of Dorset County Council, said, “The Future Dorset proposal is about being aspirational and ambitious for […]

No announcement expected until after General Election

No announcement is due from the Government now due until after 8th June.  With Parliamentary recess for the summer taking place from 20th July to 5th September, it is possible there will be no announcement until the autumn.  However, we continue to plan for an April 2019 go-live date for both new councils.

General Election likely to impact Future Dorset announcement timing

The timing of the Government’s announcement on Future Dorset is likely to be impacted by the General Election proposed for June 8th. The period known as ‘purdah’, which restricts policy announcements before an election, commences on 8th May.  We already know that there will be no announcement before 4th May, due to purdah for the Mayoral Elections, which […]

Elections mean no announcement before 8th May

Central Government ‘purdah’ for Mayoral elections (which take place on 4th May in some areas of the country) gets underway tomorrow – Good Friday.  We therefore do not expect a Government announcement during this period. Last week, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, visited Dorset to promote the local government […]

Key partners back Future Dorset

What are people saying about Future Dorset?   This excerpt is page 10 from the proposal brochure. You can read the full proposal online. Scroll to the bottom of the linked page to see the document in a browseable reader.

Confirmation our Proposal has been received

Here’s a link to the Letter from Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, confirming receipt of our Future Dorset proposal.  In it, Mr Javid states he expects to indicate his decision within weeks.

Dorset is amazing – but Future Dorset would make it even better!

You’ve perused this website, read the proposal document, maybe even looked at the detailed evidence documents, but what will two new councils really mean for the area? Take a look at our video to see the wider benefits that this Future Dorset plan would bring.  Our aspirations are shared by great company – AFC Bournemouth […]