* River Asker Community Event

* 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       

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* 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 

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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.