BOUNDARY REVIEW UPDATE
The next phase of the boundary review has started and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has opened a public consultation on its draft recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Dorset Council.
The draft recommendations propose that 82 councillors should be elected to Dorset Council and new electoral ward boundaries should be created.
Once the Commission has considered the responses, final recommendations will be published in October 2018.
Following parliamentary scrutiny, the arrangements are scheduled to come into effect at the authority’s first election in May 2019.
You can have your say and contribute to the design of the new wards by reading the full report and reviewing the accompanying map before responding to the LGBCE.
You are encouraged to respond if you support or oppose the recommendations, and you are welcome to submit alternative proposals in your response.
The consultation closes on 27 August 2018 and the final recommendations are due to be published on 23 October 2018.
You can find information, view interactive maps and respond to the proposals on the LGBCE website
It has been a busy couple of months with the Structural Changes Order passing through Parliament and the first meeting of both the Shadow Dorset Council and the Shadow Executive Committee being held.
An election will take place on 5th July for one vacancy on Stalbridge Town Council for a term that will run until May 2019.
Nomination papers are available from the Town Council Office and South Walks House and must be returned to South Walks House by 4pm 8th June.
The repairs have been completed the cradle swing and Zip slide are now available for use. These works have taken a really long time and unfortunately we have not been able to avoid this. Thank you for your patience.
Ten requests for election to fill the Casual Vacancy on Stalbridge Town Council have been received by the Returning Officer. The requests for election are available for public inspection at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ. To make an appointment to view these either email email@example.com or ring 01258 484060 to make an appointment.
We have been advised by the contractors that the repairs to the zip slide and cradle swings at Jarvis Field play area will be complete next week.