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    Consultation on the Proposal to Increase the capacity at Beaucroft Foundation Special School by 80 places from September 2022
    Closes on Oct 20, 2021
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    Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre in Wimborne, Dorset is owned by the Queen Elizabeth School Foundation Trustees. Through a dual-use agreement, we manage the site. This agreement lets both the school and community have access to the facilities at set times. Queen Elizabeth School receives funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for their use of the facilities and we fund the community usage. We have the right to give 2 years notice to withdraw from the management agreement.
    Closes on Nov 7, 2021
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    The council's objective is to have one parking offer for Blue Badge holders across the Dorset Council area that is easy to understand and consistent.
    Closed on Sep 26, 2021
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    Dorset Council is developing an ambitious Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) for improving our local bus services and encouraging more people to use them
    Closed on Aug 27, 2021
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    The Garden Waste service is available to all Dorset residents as a fortnightly kerbside collection. It is an optional paid for service with nearly 50,000 subscribers. We want to ensure that customer satisfaction levels remain high, so we ask current and potential customers for their feedback every two years to help shape and improve the service.
    Closed on Aug 15, 2021
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    Having asked broadband networks operators for their current and planned broadband infrastructure coverage at the OMR stage, BDUK and Dorset are offering a further opportunity to comment and validate the information collected during the Public Review across Dorset.
    Closed on Aug 1, 2021
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    We want to find out what people think about our proposed new Taxi Licensing Policy, which has been created to update and replace all the different licencing policies that were in place while Dorset’s Borough and District councils were in operation.
    Closed on Sep 19, 2021
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    Dorset Council is reviewing the way it provides Tourist Information Services in the area
    Closed on Jan 3, 2021
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    We are reviewing our polling district and polling place arrangements for elections.
    Closed on Aug 27, 2019
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    Dorset Council is currently developing an equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and action plan and would like your views on the draft documents.
    Closed on Nov 25, 2020
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    The Dorchester Article 4 Direction is to prevent loss of further features which contribute to the character of the Dorchester Conservation Area.
    Closed on Feb 14, 2020
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    The garden waste service is available to all Dorset residents as a fortnightly kerbside collection. It is an optional paid for service with nearly 50,000 subscribers. We want to ensure that customer satisfaction levels remain high, so we ask current and potential customers for their feedback every two years to help shape and improve the service.
    Closed on Aug 31, 2018
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    Have your say on our draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
    Closed on Apr 30, 2021
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    Dorset Council are inviting Weymouth and Portland residents to have their say in the relocation of a local Registration Service Ceremony room.
    Closed on Sep 24, 2019
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    Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP Council) and Dorset Council are jointly consulting on the ‘The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document’ (SPD). The SPD covers the period 2020-2025 and supports the interpretation and implementation of statutory development policies set out in local plans. We are consulting for a 4 week period from Friday 3 January to Monday 3 February 2020. This is not a survey, click the link to find out how to have your say.
    Closed on Feb 3, 2020
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    Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) - a legal mechanism for introducing new traffic and parking restrictions. New restrictions are proposed on a rolling basis
    Closed on Nov 21, 2019
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    Each year Dorset Council is required to consult on its admissions arrangements for schools, nurseries and sixth forms that are under the control of the local authority as well as the proposed coordinated admissions scheme for the allocation of places across all schools in Dorset. This is for the allocation of school places for the start of the academic year in 2022. Email us your comments or objections to the proposed arrangements and schemes, or call us to get a paper copy.
    Closed on Dec 23, 2020
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    The former Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is considering the introduction of a Selective Licensing Scheme under the Housing Act 2004 in parts of the Melcombe Regis ward in Weymouth. If introduced landlords of all privately rented property within the area will need to be licensed.
    Closed on Apr 12, 2019
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    We are running a paper based survey in our libraries asking people about their experience of your visit..
    Closed on Mar 4, 2020
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    Dorset Council is looking for feedback on its plans to construct a modern waste management centre for Blandford, which will also include a new household recycling centre (HRC, or “the tip”) for residents.
    Closed on Jan 18, 2021
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    We want people to give their views on a draft policy for how Dorset Council sets park home license fees.
    Closed on Mar 21, 2021
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    The survey asks for views on the future of the Shoppers Parking Permit. previously provided by the former West Dorset District Council in their area.
    Closed on Dec 6, 2020
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    There is clear scientific evidence to show that climate change is happening and is due to human activity. Whilst this is a huge global challenge, many solutions are local.
    Closed on Jan 20, 2021
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    The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Travel Survey is designed to monitor long-term trends in personal travel and to inform the development of policy and to try and improve travel in the area. This survey will help understand how people who live and work in the area travel around and their reasons for travelling in that way.
    Closed on Jan 13, 2019
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    We are asking members of the public about their experience of community safety issues and what’s important to them.
    Closed on Feb 21, 2021
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    Have your say on the proposed changes to the working age Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme from April 2019 for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.
    Closed on Oct 15, 2018
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    The Community Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment 2019/20 proposes priorities for the coming year.
    Closed on Feb 22, 2019
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    The Purbeck Local Plan was submitted for examination in January 2019.The council is now consulting on proposed Main Modifications.
    Closed on Jan 15, 2021
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    As part of the council’s wider aim for developing a support package for the voluntary and community sector, Dorset Council is considering introducing a Community Lottery.
    Closed on Oct 13, 2019
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    Do you, or anyone you know ever look for information online about help and support for adults? We are working on a new Adult Social Care website and need your help to test it.
    Closed on Jun 3, 2020
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    We would like to hear what you think about these proposals. Due to the Coronavirus the survey has been extended by 8 weeks and will now close on 20 July 2020. If you need a paper copy of this survey or know someone who cannot participate without one please call 01305 221000.
    Closed on Jul 20, 2020
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    The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches across almost half of the county – giving many of us a nationally important landscape right on our doorstep. During August and September, local people are being asked to pitch in their views about what they think is special and what needs to be done to keep it so. The question comes from the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, which is reviewing the 5-year Management Plan for the area.
    Closed on Oct 3, 2018
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    Tell us what you think about where you live and how you feel about Dorset Council. This year there are some extra questions about the impact of COVID-19 and what access you have to the internet. Your responses will be used to inform improvements to council services. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.
    Closed on Nov 16, 2020
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    Local planning authorities are also required to have a Statement of Community Involvement. The Statement of Community Involvement outlines how the council will involve the community on all planning matters. This includes producing a Dorset Local Plan, plans for minerals and waste, working with Neighbourhood Plan groups, and processing planning applications.
    Closed on Aug 2, 2019
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    Weymouth residents are being asked to have their say on proposals to enhance the harbour area for families, hospitality businesses and active travel.
    Closed on Feb 24, 2021
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    We have been considering a proposal for a new Park. This will continue the improvements primarily made to the recreation area at Stanpit as part of a Master Plan adopted in 2013/14, expanding this into what is currently the 9 hole pitch and putt course to the south of Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre. The new Park does not include Stanpit Marsh.
    Closed on Mar 31, 2020
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    A review of the Residents’ Parking Permit Policy affecting Zones A and C in the area known locally as the Park District of Weymouth.
    Closed on Dec 1, 2019
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    Dorset Council is looking for your thoughts on the future of the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre (TIC). This service is currently run by Dorset Council and based in a building owned by Lyme Regis Town Council.
    Closed on Feb 10, 2020
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    As a council, communicating with residents is very important to us. The county council want to find out the best ways to communicate with residents. The survey asks about how people currently find information about the council, what media they use and how they would like to get information in the future. The information will be used to help us provide more effective communication with residents.
    Closed on Aug 24, 2018
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    Dorset Council Cabinet has approved its draft Council Plan outlining the organisation’s aspirations and priorities for the next four years. This draft plan is now being consulted on.
    Closed on Dec 20, 2019
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    A survey asking residents what they think of the new style council newspaper
    Closed on Jul 31, 2019
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    We keep a mailing list of people interested in consultations and planning policy development.
    Closed on Jul 1, 2020
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    In autumn 2019, we commissioned an independent research agency to conduct the first residents’ survey for Dorset Council. This was a closed sample survey .
    Closed on Nov 15, 2019
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    To help plan and focus areas of work, the council is asking residents to make suggestions using an online map to highlight areas of concern for walking and cycling and see what issues have already been raised.
    Closed on Jul 31, 2020
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    Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule Consultation on a Statement of Further Modifications
    Closed on Jan 15, 2021
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    Over recent years there has been a decline in traditional library use, but demand for newer library services such as e-books is growing. We want to make sure our services keep up-to-date with what people want and need. ‘Let’s talk libraries’ is about helping us understand the needs in Dorset, not about funding.
    Closed on Dec 2, 2018
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    Dorset Council is conducting a review of how to financially support the voluntary community sector beyond March 2021. This page will provide updated information throughout the process so please check back regularly.
    Closed on Mar 11, 2020
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    The former West Dorset District Council have made an immediate Article 4 Direction under Article 4 (1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 that affects your property.
    Closed on Apr 16, 2019
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    West Dorset District Council were looking to understand the public’s views on the West Bay Rd car boot sale. The car boot currently is situated on a public car park owned and managed by WDDC. The survey looked at how much people valued the boot sale and the suitability of the current location.
    Closed on Jun 13, 2018
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    The Chickerell Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Dorset Council for examination. Dorset Council are required to consult on the plan before examination takes place.
    Closed on Oct 16, 2020
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    Help us create Dorset Council's new Economic Growth Strategy
    Closed on Jan 20, 2020
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    Give your views on the former St Mary's School site, Shaftesbury
    Closed on Mar 18, 2021
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    Dorset Council are producing plans for a community development including new care and housing facilities on two sites off South Street in Bridport.
    Closed on Aug 7, 2020
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    We are creating a single licensing policy for the Dorset Council area.
    Closed on Sep 26, 2020
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    Dorset Council is carrying out a public consultation on rules about dogs in public spaces This will help with the development of the new Dorset-wide Dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order and has been extended 3 weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic
    Closed on May 12, 2020
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    The Dorset Historical Environment Record (HER) is a record of archaeological finds, features and historic buildings in the county and underpins the work of Dorset Council and of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council in areas such as planning, education and countryside management.
    Closed on Apr 30, 2021
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    Future plans for Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis Harbours are being considered and how best to balance the interests of its wide variety of users and the importance of the harbours to the Dorset Coast.
    Closed on Oct 11, 2020
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    Dorset Council are creating a Gambling Licensing Policy for the whole of the Dorset Council area
    Closed on Sep 27, 2020
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    The Dorset Council Local Plan Options Consultation is now live, and runs until 15 March 2021.
    Closed on Apr 28, 2021