Dorset Council and Dorset Parish and Town Council Workshops

Please do not forget to sign up for one of three parish and town council workshops across the County.  Dorset Council have organised these workshops with the knowledge of the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils.

The free workshops are an opportunity for Dorset Council and the Dorset Parish and Town Councils to discuss and develop how the relationship between Dorset Council, Dorset Town Councils and Dorset Parish Councils will be constructed.  Dorset Council wish to invite parish and town council representatives to the workshops, please note booking is essential as spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

  • Workshop 1 – 7pm on Tuesday 22 October at Bridport Town Hall, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3HA
  • Workshop 2 – 7pm on Thursday 24 October at Durweston Village Hall, Church Road, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0QA
  • Workshop 3 – 7pm on Tuesday 29 October at Furzebrook Village Hall, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5AR

Dorset Council appreciate that not all parish and town councillors will be available to attend so there will be an opportunity to participate in an online survey as well. This will be advertised to you shortly.

If a representative(s) from your council would like to attend this event please can you complete the information form supplied in your invitation email, and send via email If you do not have an information form, please contact us at this email address.

Parking information will be supplied with confirmation of your booking.

Please note that some of the previous dates/venues have had to be changed due to non-availability of original venues.



National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its updated Model Financial Regulations for England and Wales.

The documents include easy-to-use templates to create financial regulations for your local (parish and town) council that are up-to-date with the current legislation and regulations, and guidance to help complete the templates.

The financial regulations are an essential tool for local councils of all sizes. They set out the framework within which the council ensures responsible and sustainable management of the council’s finances.

An electronic copy was sent to all clerks on 22 August 2019. 

Added 22 August 2019

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning

Group have launched a new


Wellbeing is everyone’s business – give us your thoughts on our health and wellbeing priorities in Dorset.

Your local councils and NHS services are working together on a shared plan which sets out our health and wellbeing priorities for the next few years.

The plan will look at a variety of things that affect the health and wellbeing of residents such as healthy lifestyles, supporting people with long term conditions, employment, housing and children being ‘school ready’.

Help us shape the future of our services in Dorset. Find out more and share your thoughts on our priorities by completing our online survey (easy read version also available).