Christchurch referendum: 84 per cent reject merging with Bournemouth and Poole

Vikki Slade: "I am delighted that the people of Christchurch have had the chance to share their views on the proposed Super Council and that they have rejected it so emphatically."

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Lib Dems tackle Colehill's parking problems

Parish Councillors Linda and Ian Dickins are helping to fight to reduce the problem of parking outside Beaucroft School on Wimborne Road – Ian is a member of the Parish Council working party to review general parking problems.

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Conservative MPs defy Theresa May and vote against the Government's Brexit Plans

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Success! Work on zebra crossing at Sherborn Crescent begins.

This week, work started on the first zebra crossing for Sherborn Crescent!

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Super Council could lead to 5 years of council tax hikes for Poole residents

Councillor Mike Brooke: "Council tax could rise by 6% per year and democracy is under threat."

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In November, the Government announced it is "mindful" to approve the creation of two unitary councils in Dorset to replace the existing nine in an attempt to save money.

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Purbeck: New year consultation on revised local plan

Have your say: January consultation on revised plans.

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Purbeck District Council are aiming to hold a full public consultation focusing on revised plans for new housing development in the district for a period of six weeks commencing in January 2018.

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Wimborne: Car Parking charges to rise in the new year

Shane Bartlett: “New overnight charges could damage Wimborne’s economy.”

East Dorset District Council has gone out to consultation with the public on proposed increases for Car Parking charges in Wimborne and Ferndown.

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Universal Credit Chaos

Dorset residents pushed into poverty by failed welfare reform.

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New Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable will lead the fight to change the direction of Britain

Vince Cable: "The Liberal Democrats offer a compassionate, positive vision for the future - investment in public services, support for businesses to create jobs and a fairer deal for young people."

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Vince Cable has set out his priorities for a better future for Britain as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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Conservative cuts mean Dorset schools among hardest hit in the country

Vikki Slade: "We should be giving our children every chance to succeed at local schools.”

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A National Union of Teachers (NUT) and Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) study suggests that Dorset schools will be some of the hardest hit by Conservative Government cuts to school funding.

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