How we work
Working with the community to make Dorset a better place to live, work and learn. Including how we perform our duties and the services we provide.
Christmas and New Year information
Opening times of council offices and leisure centres, refuse and recycling collection dates and car parking information during Christmas and New Year.
How Dorset County Council works
The council is made up of 45 councillors and the major decisions of the county council are made by them.
How we work at Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council
In order to meet the two Councils' objectives and deliver services efficiently and effectively, Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council are working in partnership and have a shared Chief Executive, David McIntosh.
How we work at North Dorset District Council
Information about how we work at North Dorset District Council and how we are planning for the future.
How we work at Purbeck District Council
The council is organised into four main departments headed by Chief Executive Steve Mackenzie.
How we work at West Dorset District Council
How West Dorset District Council is structured to deliver services and local people's priorities.
How we work at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Information about how we work at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
How to let us know about any problems or complaints about the services we provide or the treatment you have received from us.
Strategies, policies and plans
Some of the key strategies and policies used in the overall organisation and management of dorsetforyou.com partner councils.
Council - publications
The partner councils publish regular magazines and newsletters giving news and information about the council and its services.
Equality and diversity
Information about equality and diversity in Dorset.
- Data protection and freedom of information
Internal Audit provides a service to management by reviewing the organisation's financial and non financial systems and procedures to assess how well they are controlled.
Dorset Combined Authority proposals and consultation
A combined authority would mean councils working as one democratically-accountable body around the areas of economic development, regeneration and transport. We're asking members of the public, local businesses and interest groups to have their say on proposals for a combined authority in Dorset.
Devolution for Dorset?
Dorset councils have submitted a 'statement of intent' to the Government declaring an interest in a potential devolution deal of the types seen in Cornwall and Manchester.
Reshaping your councils - unitary proposals for Dorset
Dorset's councils have employed three experienced external organisations to prepare documents for consideration - in public - by each council on the biggest possible changes to local government in the county for a generation.