Council news

18Nov 2016

Clearer pricing, fibre broadband deals and our new Facebook page. View this email in your browser   Clearer broadband pricing Comparing fibre broadband deals just got a whole lot easier thanks to new rules forcing suppliers to make their price adverts clearer. Firms can no longer separate the line rental and monthly cost of an internet connection, […]

31Aug 2016

30 August 2016 Reshaping your councils A consultation about proposals to reshape Dorset’s councils has been launched today (30 August). All Dorset’s councils are working together to seek the views of residents, businesses and others about the proposals. This will help councils to understand your views on the proposals. No decisions have been made yet. […]

10Aug 2016

West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland Councils have launched a campaign to discourage feeding of gulls and other nuisance birds. They cite public health issues and aggressive behaviour, particularly by gulls, adversely affecting the quality of tourist visits. They are asking seafront cafes and other food outlets to display warning signs asking people not to […]

16Jun 2016

Superfast Stories: The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum “You can be surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside and be just as connected as you’d be in central London” In our latest video, museum manager Tom DeWit shares how superfast broadband has propelled the legacy of the 19th century Tolpuddle martyrs into 2016 while having a considerable impact on […]

03Jun 2016

3 June 2016 Works to Nothe Garden paths start A stretch of footpath on the east side of the gardens top plateau will temporarily close from 2 – 8 June 2016 to enable path repairs to be made. The pathway will prevent those visiting the gardens from taking a full circular route around the top […]

26May 2016

Repairs to Nothe Garden paths Two sets of pathway repair works are set to take place in Weymouth’s Nothe Gardens. More details of each individual works is available below, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. First set of works – 2 June to 8 June A stretch of footpath on the east side of the […]

21May 2016

New dog-related control orders New dog-related Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are set to come into effect in Weymouth & Portland from 1 June 2016. Consultation took place between July and October 2015 with over 1,500 residents having their say on the formulation of dog-related PSPOs. Borough councillors were tasked with making decisions based on […]

17May 2016

Dorset: Open for Business newsletter Dorset County Council’s e-newsletter for local businesses, sending you useful news and information about support for business and the economy in Dorset.  Have your say on a combined authority for Dorset Nine Dorset councils have been working together on proposals for a combined authority, which would focus on the areas of strategic […]

06May 2016

6 May 2016 Election results 2016 Many residents in Weymouth and Portland went to the polls yesterday (5 May) to elect representatives to the borough council. Following these elections the council is now made up of 14 Conservatives, 12 Labour, six Liberal Democrats, two independents, one UKIP and one Green. This means that no single party […]

17Feb 2016

(The below is taken from Dorset Echo – 17th February, 2016) THE WEYMOUTH Town Masterplan and Weymouth Harbour are to be given priority in the council’s plans for 2016. Martin Hamilton, strategic director for North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council promised to focus on their delivery when […]

11Dec 2015

Christmas recycling and waste information Happy Christmas from all of us at the Dorset Waste Partnership. Thanks for your recycling efforts this year – you really have made a huge difference. In our final e-newsletter of 2015 we’re giving you some handy links and tips to have a green Christmas. See you in 2016! Christmas […]

05Dec 2015

5 December 2015 Discounted parking in December Residents and visitors to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council-run car parks can take advantage of discounted parking this December. Weymouth BID and the borough council have been working together to offer people discounted parking from today (Saturday 5) – Thursday 31 December. If people pay for one hour […]

10Nov 2015

Last chance to have your say on the Marsh Whether you’re a resident, business of or visitor to Weymouth and Portland, we would like to invite you to take part in our public consultation on the future management of The Marsh athletics facilities and sports field on Knightsdale Road, Weymouth. This public consultation is part […]

12Aug 2015

(Taken from Dorset Echo – 12th August, online edition) Huge delays have beset the overstretched planning administration team at West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, as they have become overwhelmed with a backlog of planning applications from developers and land survey requests from homebuyers. Estate agents, solicitors and homebuyers have dubbed […]

10Aug 2015

(Taken from BBC online news – – ) Councillors at North Dorset District Council have agreed a deal to establish a “tri-council” partnership with two neighbouring authorities. Matt Prosser, who is already chief executive of West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland councils, will head all three authorities. He will take up his position as […]