Reshaping Your Council

Reshaping your councils

Have your say on the future of your council

Consultation is taking place right now on plans to replace the existing nine councils in Dorset with two brand new unitary councils. These two councils would deliver all local government services for their areas.

Why do it?

– Save money – Protect services (such as social care, road maintenance, parks, libraries, trading standards and more)
– Focus on people and places
– Fewer councillors
– Less support staff needed
Current CouncilsCurrent Councils Map

What are the options?

Residents are being asked their views on replacing the existing nine councils across Dorset with two new councils – one covering the urban area, alongside a second serving the rest of Dorset. Options for the urban area are:
Option 1
Option 2a
Option 2b
Option 2c

How can I have my say?

Dorset councils are asking residents what they think of the proposals before making any decisions. We would really like to hear what young people think of the proposals you can find out more and complete the online survey at

Questionnaires are also available in Bournemouth Libraries.

The closing date for this consultation is 25 October 2016.

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