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Dorset Waste Partnership to continue providing waste services in Christchurch

Waste services in Christchurch will continue to be provided by the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) from 1 April 2019 for a one year period. BCP Council, the new unitary council serving Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, has established a one year agreement with the DWP, to ensure that Christchurch residents and businesses continue to receive the… Continue reading Dorset Waste Partnership to continue providing waste services in Christchurch

Historic meeting sets first ever BCP Council budget

The final meeting of the BCP Shadow Authority has set a budget for BCP Council that puts £10million extra funding into social care, despite a cumulative annual reduction of £105m in government funding since 2010/11. The first year of BCP Council’s operation will see a gross revenue budget of £735million in 2019/20.  This equates to… Continue reading Historic meeting sets first ever BCP Council budget

£500,000 budget saving in Members allowances for BCP Council

A reduction from 125 council seats to 76 in the new BCP Council will cut the cost of member allowances for next year by £500,000. The recommendations for the levels of allowance paid to Elected Members have been made by an Independent Remuneration Panel, comprising John Quinton, Former Head of Democratic Services at Wiltshire Council,… Continue reading £500,000 budget saving in Members allowances for BCP Council

Shadow Executive approves BCP Budget recommendation

A balanced budget for 2019/20 has been approved by the Shadow Authority Executive ahead of the launch of the new BCP Council. It will now go before a meeting of the full Shadow Authority on February 21. The budget has been prepared from financial plans developed by the four shadow authority Delivery Boards – Adults,… Continue reading Shadow Executive approves BCP Budget recommendation

BCP Council Constitution to be considered this week

Ahead of the Shadow Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 7 February, BCP Shadow Authority have published a report recommending approval of the draft Constitution for BCP Council. The meeting this week, to be held at the Civic Offices in Christchurch, will see committee members consider the proposed Constitution, which includes the establishment of both… Continue reading BCP Council Constitution to be considered this week