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Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Community Governance Review

In August 2016 all nine councils across Dorset began a consultation about the future shape of local government in Dorset. The results of this consultation have led six councils, including Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, to send a formal request to the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government to form two unitary councils for Dorset.

In preparation, should the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government decide to create two unitary councils across Dorset,

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council made a decision at a Special Full Council on 30 March 2017 (opens in a new window) to undertake a Community Governance Review under the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 ('the 2007 Act').

The Community Governance Review will consider the creation of new Parish Councils in the Weymouth & Portland Borough Council area.

In the Community Governance Review Terms of Reference (pdf, 158kb) (opens in a new window) you can find out about the areas considered by the review, how the review will be conducted, electoral arrangements as well as future council size and the timetable of the review.

Community Governance Review Guidance

If you would like to know more about community governance reviews, a guidance document (opens in a new window) has been produced by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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