Posts from the ‘Politics’ category

Dorset County Council cuts: Details & analysis

UP TO 500 JOBS will go next year at Dorset County Council and there will be “significant impacts on services to individuals and communities.” The council has to…

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Bridport: From Mountfield to the Bunker

I WAS thinking about Bridport Town Council the other day, well, to be honest, I seldom think of anything else. Unless it’s beer. Anyway my mind…

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Beaminster: No money for primary school lollipop lady (UPDATED)

A lollipop lady’s wage is in the region of £3,200 per year. New council offices cost millions. Where would you rather your local taxes went?

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Dorchester: £60 million Charles Street redevelopment approved (UPDATED)

Work should begin early 2011 on the £60 million redevelopment of the Charles Street site in Dorchester town centre. First up: new offices for West Dorset District Council.

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Revealed: Dorset councils’ website costs

THE LOCAL government website dorsetforyou.com has been redesigned three times in the last five years and costs more than £350,000 annually, according to figures released in…

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Bridport: Support Your Local Drunks

THIS week’s Bridport News gives extensive coverage to the jungle of advertising A-boards that seem to be breeding along East Street. So it should. These things…

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UPDATED: Critics savage Dorset County Council music video

A MUSIC video made for Dorset County Council has been scorned as “truly crackpot” by the Taxpayers’ Alliance. It shows the singing of a song called The…

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Lush Places: Blue is the colour

On Bluebell Hill, overlooking Lush Places, the colours are so intense they are almost blinding. The clean, lime green of the beech trees, the swathe of bluebells,…

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Bridport Town Council: What next for the two big gangs?

I SUPPOSE that Bridport Town Council will have to re-arrange their seating plan now that, nationally, the Liberal Democrats have become the Conservative 2nd XI. Instead…

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West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin gets job shaping Government policy

WEST DORSET MP Oliver Letwin has been appointed Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, which co-ordinates policy and strategy across Government departments. He will serve…

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