Local Government Review (LGR)

The DAPTC Chairman attended the most recent Dorset Area Joint Committee meeting on 21st March 2018.  See his notes from the meeting here 

 (added 23rd March 2018)


The Joint Committee meetings are open to the public. DAPTC Chairman and Chief Executive are attending meetings of both joint committees to raise the profile of our tier of local government. As an association which represents local councils across the county, including those in the proposed urban unitary area, they are aiming to raise the profile of the association's members at the highest strategic level. 

DAPTC takes the view that parish and town councils must be consulted on any future changes and respected as the most local tier of local government in Dorset. This message is being promoted to principal authorities in all meetings attended.

(added 16 January 2018) 




Following the Secretary of State’s announcement in November that he is minded to implement the Future Dorset proposal, the period he allowed for representations closed on 8 January.  The Secretary of State will now need to properly consider all representations made to him, and  a final decision is expected from him in the coming weeks.

Also, follow the links below for further information. 

Please see link:  https://futuredorset.co.uk/news/?utm_content=FutureDorset

 Please keep up to date via www.futuredorset.co.uk or www.twitter.com/futuredorset  

(added 11 January 2018)  


There are two Joint Committees of representatives from Dorset principal authorities to consider future service delivery: The Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Joint Committee and the Dorset Area Joint Committee for the rest of the county.  These Joint Committees will take the key decisions needed locally to create the two new councils.

(added 1 December 2017)