Councils play a central role in our everyday lives. We all use council services. Dorset’s nine councils are responsible for housing, planning, social care and protecting the vulnerable. They also empty the bins, maintain roads and run libraries. It is important therefore, that you have a say in how these and many other services are delivered in the future.
Responding to the need to save money, Dorset’s councils are considering reducing the number of councils in the county from nine to two from 2019.
All Dorset’s councils are working together to seek the views of residents, businesses and others about the proposals. This will help councils to understand your views on the proposals.
If you live anywhere in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, your council, local services and the amount of council tax you pay would be affected by the proposals.
Public consultation on the proposals for change starts on 30 August and closes on 25 October 2016.
The Information Office opening hours at The Hub are changing to reflect more joint opening hours with the Community Library.
From the 1st September the new opening hours will be
Monday & Friday 2 - 4.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 9.30am to 12 noon .
Stalbright have decided that the Union Flags will continue to be flown through the High Street and Ring Street until the end of September . To show support for the GB Olympic team .
Stalbright members are proud to announce that when the final monies are received over £3,500 will be have been raised at the Sunday Funday. The success of the event is due to the continued enthusiasm and energy offered by its core members and all the kind people who helped on the day and beforehand. Stalbridge is a great place to live and Stalbright aim to put the icing on the cake in supporting opportunities for the community to get together and provide those extra special things that make Stalbridge shine in North Dorset.