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  • Better Days - Day Opportunities Survey

    We want to better understand how to redevelop our day opportunities model. A significant number of people in our county, for a number of reasons including illness or disability, need some support to plan their days or access activities and interests that matter to them. We call this support to access day opportunities. Our aim is to inform the development of a day opportunity model that offers choice, variety and personalisation for the people who use them. We want to find out... More
    Opened 22 September 2023
  • Better Days - Day Opportunities Survey (Easy Read)

    In 2021, we asked people in Dorset what they wanted to do with their day and how we could help make it better. We asked about how people use day services and other day opportunities. People told us that they wanted to be with their friends and have a variety of activites to do in their week. But we asked these questions during the Coronavirus lockdown and we are not sure that people told us everything they wanted to. ... More
    Opened 22 September 2023
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2024/25 Consultation

    A new Council Tax Reduction Scheme for Dorset Council Each year Dorset Council must decide whether to change the Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area. There are no changes for Pension Age applicants as they are part of the national scheme. This year the Council is deciding whether to significantly change the working age Council Tax Reduction Scheme. We are legally required to consult on any proposed changes to the scheme and we’re asking you to take... More
    Opened 13 September 2023
  • Proposed Dog Related Public Spaces Protection Order

    The aim of the Dog Related Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is to promote responsible dog ownership so that everyone can use and enjoy public spaces. The Order clarifies the controls for dog owners and non-owners on public spaces across the Dorset Council area. The Order is restrictive in nature so, it is important to make sure any restrictions are proportionate and consistent across the Dorset Council area. The PSPO incorporates restrictions at specific beaches and... More
    Closed 25 August 2023
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy

    We need your help in developing Dorset Council’s new voluntary and community sector strategy. Please fill in our quick 10 minute survey by 16th August 2023. Your feedback will help us improve how we work with local community and voluntary organisations. Dorset has a strong and vibrant voluntary and community sector (VCS) - one that has evolved over recent years to reflect the changing needs of local communities. Through the ‘Dorset Together’ network, we have worked with... More
    Closed 16 August 2023
  • Weymouth Harbour General Directions - Consultation

    To assist in the management of Weymouth Harbour, in compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code, the Council has obtained an extended and modernised power to issue general directions under the Weymouth Harbour Revision Order 2021, and new General Directions have been drafted. This consultation on the proposed introduction of new General Directions is being carried out in accordance with article 22 of the Weymouth Harbour Revision Order 2021. The... More
    Closed 9 August 2023
  • Housing Strategy

    Dorset Council is aiming to produce it’s housing strategy by the end of 2023. Before we do, we want to hear from you. What is important to you when it comes to housing in the Dorset Council area. We have provided some information about housing in Dorset, which you can read here . The latest version of the Evidence Base - 2023 Housing Strategy can be found here. What is a Housing Strategy? A housing strategy is a local housing authority’s vision for housing in its... More
    Opened 24 July 2023
  • Dorset Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Impact Survey 2023

    This survey is for parents or carers of children or young people aged 0 to 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities. Please tell us your experience of education, health and care services and support in the last 12 months. ‘Care’ in this survey means Early Help Teams, Family Workers, Children Who Are Disabled (CWAD) team or Childrens Social Care. ‘Children’ in this survey means all children and young people age 0 -... More
    Closed 10 July 2023
  • Dorset Council planning for climate change consultation

    Dorset Council has prepared three draft guidance documents to assist in addressing climate change through planning. The documents provide guidance on considering climate change when planning applications are being prepared and decided. The documents are: Planning for climate change: Interim Guidance and Position Statement - provides commentary on the weight that can be given to climate change in decision making and sets out considerations for new buildings... More
    Closed 8 June 2023
  • Dorset Community Governance Review - 2023

    Dorset Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review of all the parishes within the Vale of Allen Grouped Parish Council, Chickerell, Weymouth and all parishes in the Winterborne Farringdon Grouped Parish Council. More
    Closed 17 April 2023
  • Fairfield Road improvements

    Dorset Council wants your views on proposed changes to the layout of Fairfield Road, Dorchester, to improve conditions for people getting about by foot, wheelchair, scooter or bike. More
    Closed 17 March 2023
  • Dorset Council Call for Sites

    Please use this online form to submit sites for assessment by the Council. We are interested in receiving submissions for sites that may have potential for: New homes (including for the settled and Traveller communities). Employment land. Mitigation for habitat sites. Renewable or low carbon energy. Whilst the formal 'Call for Sites 2023' will close on 1st July 2023 you may still submit sites for assessment. However, we will prioritise the... More
    Opened 13 March 2023
  • Dorset 2023 Crime Survey

    The Dorset Community Safety Partnership is writing its new three year Community Safety Plan. The plan will set out the issues organisations need to tackle and how they’ll go about doing it. More
    Closed 5 March 2023
  • Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Public Consultation

    Let’s Talk Libraries: developing a new Dorset Council Library Strategy We are developing a new library strategy which will shape the future of our Dorset Council library service. Our library service is made up of: 23 council run libraries an online library service a home library service, which delivers services to housebound residents This survey refers to the 23 libraries we run, not the eight community managed... More
    Closed 30 December 2022
  • Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Children’s Survey 5-15

    In phase one of Let's Talk Libraries, we asked what you thought of our libraries. You told us what you did when you visited and what would make them more fun. Thank you for sharing your ideas! We have listened to your ideas and have made a plan for the future of our libraries. We would like to ask for your help again to improve our plan. This survey is for you if you are aged 5 to 15 years old. There is a different survey available if you are over... More
    Closed 30 December 2022
  • Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Employee, Business and Partner Survey

    Let’s Talk Libraries: developing a new Dorset Council Library Strategy Employee, business and partner survey This is the employee, business and partner Let’s Talk Libraries survey. This means you are completing the survey in your professional role. For example as a: councillor, employee, volunteer, or on behalf of a partner agency, community organisation or business. To complete this survey as a member of the public, go to our public survey . We are developing a... More
    Closed 22 December 2022
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