Find out what consultation is happening amongst councils across Dorset, use research information and results from previous surveys and consultation, and find out how to take part- your views can make a difference.
Dorset Consultation Tracker lets you view and search for all the consultations that are planned, current or completed in the Dorset area. The database also holds research information on Dorset, including demographic and economic data.
"Ask Dorset" community engagement
"Ask Dorset" is the way we at the county council engage with our residents. We are keen to involve residents in shaping the decisions we make and help us understand more about residents' needs.
Have your say
The Dorset Consultation Tracker lets you view and search for consultations that are planned, current or completed in the Dorset area. This week's featured entry is a survey for Dads across the county.
Why local authorities consult
Explanation about why local authorities consult, including strategy duties, government agendas and scrutiny in consultation.
How Dorset councils consult with local people
Dorset district councils and the county council consult with service users, residents, businesses and visitors every day through many different channels. Some consultations are very specific about services and statutory duties, and other consultations ask more about satisfaction or public opinion on key issues. Either way, it is important that consultation undertaken by local authorities is efficient, joined up, timely and transparent.
Have your say on Purbeck District Council services
Purbeck residents are being asked to have their say on their local area and the services provided by the District Council.
Dorset Citizens' Panel
The Citizens' Panel offers Dorset residents a regular opportunity to make a contribution to future county council decisions. There are three Citizens' Panel questionnaires each year and we have been consulting with local people this way since 2000.
Research Governance and Social Care
How Dorset County Council oversees the regulation of research in social care, including a resource pack which explains the Research Governance and Social Care framework.
Help shape youth services in Dorset
Dorset County Council is reviewing how it supports young people through its youth services.
- Christchurch and East Dorset Residents Survey 2015
Making it Real
We have recently made a commitment to 'Making it Real' for our adult social care services. Making it Real is for local people to have more choice and control so they can live full and independent lives.
Making charges fairer for adult social care and support
We are reviewing our charging policy. This is our policy about how we charge people for a contribution towards the cost of their adult social care and support service.
Have your say on BT phone box removals in Purbeck
BT is proposing to remove 41 public phone boxes from across Purbeck.