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.