The aim of the magazine is to keep residents informed of what's happening across the Dorset Council area.

The magazine provides updates on the work of the council and on local issues. There is no cost to residents; the design, printing and distribution of the magazine are covered by advertising.

Dorset Council News is published three times a year, in March, June and November, and is delivered to all households in the Dorset Council area (just under 180,000 homes). It is also available in all Dorset libraries, and on CD on request.

If you have any comments or questions about the magazine please contact the communications team at 01305 858233.

The magazine is printed on paper from renewable sources, such as wood pulp, that can be reused. If you receive a paper copy but would prefer an email version, please let us know using the details above.

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Are you interested in advertising in the magazine? For details, please contact Community Information Services Ltd (CIS):

  • telephone phone: 01253 885777

  • email:

89% of 1,000 readers who took part in a survey in summer 2019 about the magazine agreed that Dorset Council News is an important way to find out about council services.