Residents’ needs drive ‘joined up’ review of local government in Hampshire

Detailed local government review now seeks opinions of residents and business – read the NFDC statement here NFDC Devolution – opinions sought

Devolution in Dorset

How will a combined authority fit with discussions on unitary and devolution?   Read the statement from www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk DCC Devolution Website Statement

Residents will get a say

Fears Christchurch will be ‘swallowed up’ by neighbours – read the New Milton A&T article here Dorset Devolution – A&T 18.6.16

There must be a full and genuine public consultation

County council leader sets out new vision for local government in Hampshire – published on www3.hants.gov.uk website – HCC Devolution Website Statement

Public should decide

Politicians battling to stop Hampshire being split in two hope to recruit the public’s support after signing off a £150,000 consultation – read the New… Read more…

Residents WILL get their say on merger

Residents WILL get their say on merger as Councillors warn Christchurch would be ‘oppressed minority’ in super council – read the Daily Echo article here… Read more…

Joint Executive Director for “super council”

Julian Osgathorpe has been jointly appointed by Bournemouth and Poole councils – read the Daily Echo article here :  Bournemouth and Poole Councils join forces

Pressures on Bournemouth’s finances

Bournemouth Council braces itself for further £22 million cut in funds – read the Daily Echo article here Bournemouth Council braces itself for further cuts

Southampton leader .v. HCC leader

Southampton City Council Leader has hit back at claims from HCC Leader that area is ‘underperforming’ Read the Southern Daily Echo article here : Devolution… Read more…

Christchurch councillors to debate unitary authority

A special council meeting will take place in Christchurch to discuss the pros and cons of future council arrangements.  Read the Daily Echo article here… Read more…
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