Local Government Reorganisation

A New Council for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

The Secretary of State, Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP, has said he is minded to support a new unitary council to provide all local government services in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, plus a second unitary council for the rest of Dorset. 

This would come into being in April 2019, and Dorset’s existing nine councils, including Bournemouth Council, would cease to exist. 

We are currently awaiting the Secretary of State’s final decision on whether he will implement this proposal – called Future Dorset.

Further information

Video on how a new council would benefit the area


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