Dorset has the 16th largest urban area in the UK – Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch – alongside stunning countryside, several protected natural sites and a beautiful, world-renowned coastline.
These two naturally complementary communities – the conurbation of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole and the Dorset Area – have very different needs.
To best protect public services and represent the whole of Dorset as the government continues to reduce the funding it gives to local councils, there is a proposal to replace the existing nine authorities with two unitary councils for all of Dorset.
Our proposal will provide:
- A solution – That reduces costs and improves public services
- An opportunity – To stimulate growth through a global profile
- The chance of a lifetime – To improve people’s quality of life and prosperity.