Meeting Update: 16/04/2018

The Joint Committee for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole met on 16 April 2018.  Here’s a summary of what was discussed and agreed. Programme Resourcing The BCP Programme is split into three phases. Members were presented with a report setting out  the anticipated resources and costs required to support the remaining tasks for Phase 1 of… Continue reading Meeting Update: 16/04/2018

Government Approves Unitary Councils for Dorset

In an historic moment for public services in Dorset, the government has given the green light to plans to create two new unitary councils in Dorset. Local Government Minister, Sajid Javid, announced today that he will progress his initial ‘minded to’ decision to create two new unitary authorities in the county, replacing the existing nine… Continue reading Government Approves Unitary Councils for Dorset

Meeting Update: BCP Joint Committee 15/01/2018

The Joint Committee for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole held its fourth meeting on 15 January 2018.  Here’s a summary of what was discussed and agreed. Questions and Deputations: John Parker, Chairman of the Dorset Association of Town and Parish Councils, made a deputation.  In it he stated that the Association is keen to develop a… Continue reading Meeting Update: BCP Joint Committee 15/01/2018

MEETING UPDATE: Third Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Joint Committee continues preparations for new Council

The Joint Committee on 15th December considered a paper on the Ward and Election arrangements for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.  This will ensure Members are able to fully input to the process ahead of a formal electoral review by the Boundary Commission, scheduled to commence in summer 2018. Work on Council Tax… Continue reading MEETING UPDATE: Third Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Joint Committee continues preparations for new Council

Joint Committee for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole prioritises fair council tax and Mayoralties

Possible Council Tax reductions in Christchurch, a commitment for no resident to experience a rate rise higher than the Government’s referendum threshold and a special Task & Finish Group to look at preserving Mayoralties for the three existing Boroughs were all resolved priorities for the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Joint Committee’s latest meeting (21/11/17). Chair… Continue reading Joint Committee for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole prioritises fair council tax and Mayoralties