Find out what's on and webinars already featured....

Below are a series of webinars hosted by DAPTC to ensure the working relationship between parish, town and unitary authority are productive and informative. The sessions run monthly and will be for about 1 hour. The timings are geared to appeal to either officers or councillors attending, so invariably 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. A schedule of the forthcoming events will be listed and if you feel this is relevant to your council send someone along to report back at your next meeting.

There will always be an opportunity to pre-submit questions or ask them during the session and resources will be provided afterwards. For some of the webinars there may be a defined audience and invites will be directed to those groups, this could be geographic or specifically rural parishes or towns. We'll make this clear ahead of the webinar.

We ask that delegates are respectful of the presenters and hosts. 

Dates for your diary and how to register to take part....

Dorset Council Libraries Consultation Update - 5th May POSTPONED NEW DATE AWAITED

This will include an update on the libraries consultation process which is currently taking place. 

Community Resilience & Severe Weather Events - 21st June 4.00pm 

The session will in two parts, the first will be creating effective dialogue between Town and Parish Councils and the Dorset Local Resilience Forum (DLRF) partners.  This will enable the DLRF to provide expertise, assistance and guidance to our Town and Parish Councils, this includes support in creating Community Emergency Response Plans and facilitating Community Resilience events.

The second part of the session will be how can the Dorset Council Emergency Planning and Resilience Team better communicate with Town and Parish Councils during incidents and emergencies such as severe weather events.


The schedule of Working Together Webinars to the left can be joined by clicking on the registration link when open. If attending please make sure you register in good time and after the session provide an update to your council.

The sessions to the left are free of charge and delegates just need to register to the appropriate date and time. These are held on Zoom and each delegate after registration will receive their own unique joining link.


Developer Contributions - East Dorset & Purbeck

26th April 2022 at 4pm - Developer Contributions Briefing for East Dorset and Purbeck

Andrew Galpin from Dorset Council presented an update and background to the Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 obligations for the geographic locations of East Dorset and Purbeck.

Session Slides 

Developer Contributions - North Dorset

The session was held on 21st April 2022 at 4pm and unfortunately we were unable to record the briefing. Slides have been made available and distributed to all attendees and are also available below.


Developer Contributions - West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland

Developer Contributions Briefing - West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland

Andrew Galpin from Dorset Council gave an overview of Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 with regard to planning.

The slide in this section specifically relate to the geographic location for this session.

Session Slides 


22nd March 2022 - Working Together Webinars - Defibrillators 

Cllr. Andrew Huggins the Vice Chair at Lytchett Matravers Parish Council shares his thoughts on what to consider when installing defibrillators into your community.

This hour long video covers a variety of topics from the types of machines available, installation costs and ongoing checks and costs. Andrew is happy to answer any queries from other member councils if you are thinking of installing a defibrillator for the first time or adding more. Contact details are on the final page of the information pack below:

Considerations of Community Defibrillator Provision 


Integrated Care System and Family Hubs

 22nd March 2022 - Working Together Webinar - Heatlthcare and Family Hubs

The latest in our series of Working Together Webinars featured two updates from Dorset CCG as they transition into the new Integrated Care structure and Dorset Council on their Family Hubs initiative.

Presenting for Dorset CCG were Frances Aviss and Ben Norman

Presenting for Dorset Council were Claire Shiels and Thomas Fowler

If you want to get further information you can request the contact details for the presenters via . More detailed background on the ICS can be read here: ICS in detail

Community Asset Transfers

16th December 2021 - Working Together Webinars - Asset Transfers

Cllr. Laura Miller and Paul Scothern presented information on the process by which parish and town councils can apply to transfer land and buildings owned by Dorset Council.

Community Asset Transfers - Slides  | presented by Paul Scothern

For more information or specific queries contact:  Email Community Asset Transfers

To read more about the team and process: Community Asset Transfers Webpage 

Learn how to access Dorset Explorer where you can see assets and property owned by Dorset Council. 


9th November 2021 - Working Together Webinar - Libraries

Delegates were updated on the recently launched 'Libraries Consultation' by Liz Crocker from Dorset Council. The consultation runs to 7th January 2022 and parish and town councils are requested to provide feedback to the consultation. The survey link for parish and town councils is here: Parish & Town Council Survey

For more information on the consultation click here: Let's Talk Libraries Consultation 

Slides Presented by Liz Crocker