“Much that I’d been warned about in relation to the way in which West Dorset District Council conducts its affairs appears to be true. There is precious little “democracy” as evidenced by the fact that there’s virtually no debate on major issues.” So argues independent councillor Alistair Chisholm, who was elected in May 2011.Read article
I haven’t heard a cuckoo yet but I have seen the next best thing. A man, a very brave man, canvassing for the Liberal Democrats.Read article
In all this talk of the Big Society, there’s something missing. Energy.Read article
SO, EVEN in these straitened times, Dorset County Council has still managed to bring us yet another edition of that little belter Your Dorset. A 16-page,…Read article
THE GREEN PARTY is re-launching itself in Bridport. It’s hoping to attract new members who are fed up with Conservative-Liberal Democrat policies on social justice and…Read article
IT SEEMS that all the news is about cuts these days and this is no exception. Money available for bus passes for older people is being…Read article
DORSET County Council hopes to save about £45,000 a year by reducing the size of its adverts about roadworks in local newspapers.
Is this a dodgy assault on the public’s democratic right to information?
Or a sensible move to safeguard front-line services?
“The decision to cut the hours of the Minor Injuries Unit at Bridport hospital, simply to save a bit of money, is nothing short of a disgrace.”Read article
DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL is planning to save £4,000 a year by giving up its membership of the Assembly of European Regions (AER).
The move is part of the council’s efforts to save £48.6 million over the next three years. Dorset is one of only three UK local authorities to belong to AERRead article
DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL appears to be the only local authority in the country getting an increased government grant. Dorset can look forward to an increase of…Read article