* Notice of Election
* BLAP (Bridport Local Area Partnership) Homelessness
Guide to essential local contacts if you find yourself in need of support and advice
* Environment Agency Flood Action Campaign 2018 - Floods Destroy
PREPARE, ACT, SURVIVE
* The Local Government Boundary Commission for England
The Commission has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Dorset Council. The Commission are proposing that Dorset Council should be represented by 82 councillors in future. Those councillors should represent 6 three-councillor wards, 18 two-councillor wards and 28 one-councillors wards across the council. A draft Order - the legal document which brings into force the recommendations of the Commission - will now be laid before Parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for Dorset Council to be implemented at the local elections in 2019.
* Shaping Dorset Council
The Shaping Dorset Programme Team are putting together a series of bulletins to help you keep up to date with progress on the reorganisation of local government in the Dorset area.
Bulletin 1 - 21st August 2018 Bulletin 2 - 4th September 2018 Bulletin 3 - 19th September 2018 Bulletin 4 - 22nd October 2018
Bulletin 5 - 2nd November 2018 Bulletin 6 - 19th November 2018 Bulletin 7 - 3rd December 2018 Bulletin 8 - 21st December 2018
Bulletin 9 - 11th January 2019 Bulletin 11 - 13th February 2019 Bulletin 12 - 1st March 2019
* Joint Local Plan Review
The Local Plan sets out a long term strategy to meet future development needs and covers important issues like where housing could be built. The Local Plan is currently being reviewed and you can have you say about the Joint Local Plan Review for West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland
at Dorset For You
from 13th August until 8th October.
* Superfast Broadband
Faster broadband is now available to residents and businesses in Uploders thanks to Superfast Dorset. . . but now we need to spread the word.
Maximising the number of people who take up superfast broadband bring many benefits - more connected communities, economic growth and it helps to move more public services online. Early and high take-up also brings in money that can be reinvested in greater speeds and coverage across Dorset.
Residents and businesses won't get faster broadband automatically. People must contact their supplier and ask to switch to a fibre service. Superfast broadband is now cheaper than ever. The cost will depend on what the customer orders but prices can be comparable to standard broadband.