442 homes across Poole left empty for years

Over 400 homes in Poole have been sitting empty for ten years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

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The figures, uncovered through Freedom of Information requests, show that there are over 214,000 homes across the country that have been empty for six months or more.

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Police in Dorset facing £1.26m real-terms cut despite Govt smoke and mirrors

Cllr Shane Bartlett: "I’m genuinely shocked that Ministers are ignoring the alarming rise in serious crime with this short-sighted decision."

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Police in Dorset are facing a real-terms cut of £1.26m next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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What should the future hold for Broadstone?

There are only a few days to go before the deadline for the Broadstone planning consultation. Don't miss out on your chance to be heard.

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'Scrap single-use plastics in Poole', urge Poole's Lib Dem Councillors

The BBC's Blue Planet II highlighted the damage that people are doing to our oceans with plastic waste.

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Dorset's unique natural environment and beautiful coastline is valued by residents and visitors but it is under threat. It's time that the Conservatives, locally and nationally start taking notice of this devastating issues and taking action to stop it.

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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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