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Somerset Councillors Tessa Munt and Mike Rigby will stand down from their executive roles. Pictures: Somerset Council

Somerset Council reshuffle planned as two executive members stand down

A RESHUFFLE is on the cards after the resignation of two leading Somerset Councillors. Executive lead members Tessa Munt (children,…

A draft of the Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted

Have your say over villages’ development plan until 2038

A NEW plan detailing possible sites for housing and other development in a Vale village has been submitted.

Bill Revans, leader of Somerset Council, has written an impassioned letter to Secretary of State Michael Gove

Somerset leaders write to government in funding plea amid bankruptcy fears

“THE model for funding social care is broken and we urgently need your support to ensure we can continue…

North Dorset MP Simon Hoare has been promoted to Local Government Minister

North Dorset MP Simon Hoare promoted in PM Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle

NORTH Dorset MP Simon Hoare was promoted in a government reshuffle on Monday (November 13). The rejig of officials was…

Dorset residents are being reminded they can register to vote by post at next year's elections

Residents urged to register to vote ahead of Dorset elections next year

PEOPLE are being reminded they can apply to vote by post in elections set to take place next year. Voters…

Bill Revans, leader of Somerset Council, has warned of tough financial times

Somerset Council could declare bankruptcy – and declares financial emergency

SOMERSET Council could declare itself bankrupt amid soaring costs and demand on services, chiefs have warned. On Wednesday (November 8),…

West Dorset MP Chris Loder pictured with Ali Low, matron of the Yeatman Hospital

Sherborne MP visits hospital of his birth after campaigning to re-open MIU

SHERBORNE MP Chris Loder returned to the hospital where he was born for a tour of facilities. The Conservative MP…

Parents urged to have their say on education funding in Somerset

PARENTS and the public in Somerset are being urged to have their say on education funding in the county. Somerset…

Dorset Council could officially work with BCP Council across a range of areas

Dorset could team-up with neighbours to tackle climate change and more

INVESTMENTS, adult education and tackling climate change could all become shared responsibilities between Dorset and BCP Councils.

John Sellgren is set to retire at the end of the year. Picture: Dorset Council

Dorset Council senior executive John Sellgren announces retirement

AN executive director at Dorset Council is retiring. John Sellgren, the council’s executive director for place, has…