The North Dorset Community Partnership is the best in the country!

Friday, February 5th, 2010

So, for some time we've been saying that we do things differently in North Dorset, and for the better. This was confirmed last night, Thursday 4 February, at the National Community Partnership Awards when North Dorset received the top award of Best Community Partnership in the UK. The award is the ...

Joint Working across Councils

Monday, February 1st, 2010

One of the recurring themes I hear is the confusion between the different levels of council. Not surprising, really - with County, District, Town, Parish councils all taking their share of responsibilities. Of course, move to the metropolitan or unitary areas and the framework changes again. Indeed I remember a ...

Police “No excuses” driving campaign

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Dorset police have launched a campaign this week to crack down on the four main causes of accidents: speed, drink and drug driving, non-wearing of seat belts and distractions such as texting and CD changing. This campaign has come about because of the very high number of accidents on Dorset ...

Dorset County Council wins Beacon Status!

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I have just been informed that Dorset County Council achieved Beacon Status on Tuesday night, for its work towards Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy. http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=391605 Don't believe it when the opposition say that Dorset's not up to the job - even the government minister is praising the team at County. Sadiq Khan MP, ...