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Team North Dorset

Team North Dorset is a project which is designed to improve life for the residents of North Dorset.

Team North Dorset Area Panels

The area panels established in North Dorset are a way of working to bring local decision making back into the heart of the community. They are a formal part of the way that Dorset County Council and North Dorset District Council, are working together with Town Council's and Community Partnerships to discuss and find solutions to local issues such as car parking and traffic problems, employment regeneration, housing issues and transport.

The panel meets at a different town in North Dorset every quarter so that over a fifteen month period the panel will have met and identified the key local concerns for Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Stalbridge and Sturminster Newton.

The agenda concentrates on "our place" to focus attention on matters of local importance and at the end of each meeting a prioritised action plan is produced for the lead organisation for each issue identified to progress and improve.

By working in partnership with local communities, Dorset County Council, North Dorset District Council and the individual town councils can achieve so much more than it ever could on its own. We hope this will lead to better services, better communities and a better quality of life for everyone in Dorset.

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