Councillors Seminar - Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester on 10 October
This new all-day seminar (not to be confused with the DAPTC AGM in November 2019 or the DAPTC conference which will be held in March as always) has been arranged to provide new and existing councillors with the opportunity to hear from speakers on a wide range of relevant and interesting topics

Budgeting and Precepts - Frampton Village Hall, Frampton, Dorchester on 6 November
This session is designed to give delegates a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances, with practical exercises

Further information and bookings (via the clerk please) are available here

Added 27 August 2019



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).