2023 Working Together Webinars

Natural Environment, Climate & Ecology | 27 April 2023 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Dorset Council would like to meet with town and parish councils that have declared climate and/or ecological emergencies to better understand what actions and activities are being undertaken, to share best practice and information and also to highlight synergies where joint working could help us to collectively accelerate our common goals.

Depending on appetite, this could be a recurring meeting with different councils developing the agenda and providing updates on actions that have been undertaken to date.

Presentation Slides | Watch the Webinar


Low Carbon Dorset | 28 March 2023 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm via Zoom

Many Parish and Town Councils are looking to decarbonise their energy to tackle climate change, as well as address soaring energy bills, by being more energy efficient and generating their own heat and power.

  • Hear from councils that have already worked with Low Carbon Dorset to reduce bills and emissions, showing you what they did and how they did it.
  • Get expert insights from Low Carbon Dorset’s technical officer Matt Peukert on how to get your own energy decarbonisation project off the ground.

Session Slides from Low Carbon Dorset and Watch the Low Carbon Dorset Webinar Video

Useful Links: Low Carbon Dorset Website

Tools for Parish and Town Councils: Dedicated Town and Parish Council Resource Page

Grant Source to Track: AVIVA Grant Fund - Register to be kept notified when it opens


Charging Ahead! - Electric Vehicle Charging In Dorset | 21 March 2023 4pm

Dorset Council’s Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Programme

Public electric vehicle charging for all

Did you know that by 2030 when the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars kicks in, at least a third of cars on the road will probably be electric. To meet the growing need for public charging, especially from the estimated one third of households with no access to off-street parking, Dorset Council has an ambitious electric vehicle charging infrastructure programme planned. We need the help and support of town and parish councils to deliver this.

Dorset Council’s Transport Planning Team would like to invite you to an online webinar to tell you about the programme.

The webinar will explain:


  • Why it’s important for every town and village in the county to host an electric vehicle chargepoint
  • How town and parish councils can access Dorset Council funding to get public chargepoints installed in their community at no cost
  • The project support Dorset Council is offering to make installing a chargepoint as simple as possible
  • The benefit to communities of hosting an electric vehicle chargepoint
  • How hosting a chargepoint can generate income
  • How to identify the best place to install a chargepoint


Can’t make the webinar? Contact Christopher Whitehouse via chargingahead@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk to find out how to get an electric vehicle charging point for your community.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Presentation Slides   | Watch the webinar recording Charging Ahead Video 


Digital Inclusion | Thursday 23 February 2023 | 4:00pm via Zoom
With more and more essential services moving online, never has been being able to access digital been so important.
But here in Dorset nearly a third of our residents are still digitally excluded in some way due to a lack of skill and confidence, affordability or poor connectivity.
The most recent national survey on digital usage also revealed that 8 million people are considering giving up their broadband or mobile data because of the cost-of-living crisis.
But help is available in Dorset; and parish and town councils can help spread the word. Helping Dorset’s residents get online. Come to a special presentation on February 23rd to hear from Dorset Council’s digital skills team who will outline the local initiatives available to help people get, and stay, online.

Lloyds Banking Group UK Consumer Digital Index

Volunteer Digital Champions

Referrals for devices by Parish and Town Councils

Embedded Digital Champion Training Booking Form


Dorset Council's 20 mph Policy | Tuesday 7 February 2023 | 4:00pm via Zoom 

In early November 2022, Dorset Council adopted a new policy to help parish and town councils look at potential traffic calming measures for their communities.

Read about the 20 MPH Policy

In our continuing programme of 'Working Together Webinars', DAPTC will host an online briefing with Q&As - this session will be presented by Tony Burden, Road Safety Manager for Dorset Council.

Email the Road Safety Team here: roadsafety@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

To report a near miss or non-injury collision do this via the 'Road Safety' webpage: Road Safety and to 

Presentation Slides: Road Safety 20mph Policy Watch the video recording of the webinar: 20 MPH Webinar Video