The start of 2018 sees a bright future for the Barrington Centre in Ferndown now that Prama Foundation has taken over the lease with East Dorset District Council.
U-turns favour Future Dorset merger plan, but Christchurch says “no” to joining with Bournemouth and Poole
Dorset is a step nearer to reducing its nine councils to two in a major cost-saving reorganisation.
After rejecting a proposal to replace Dorset’s nine authorities with two, East Dorset District Council has voted to be involved in debates leading to a potential merger.
Proposals to build 420 homes, a hotel and supermarket on the field at Parley crossroads have incensed hundreds of local residents.
Cllr Derek Burt, has been sworn in as chairman of East Dorset District Council for the third time having previously held office in 1977-79 and 2011-12.
East Dorset District Council is the only council so far to have voted against the proposal to make a submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that Dorset’s nine councils should be replaced by two new unitary councils.