Dorset Council Notices

Parking Charges in Dorset - Please find a link to a press release which provides details of the revised changes to car parking charges and their approval at Cabinet earlier today. The release also covers the extension of the free parking scheme for NHS and Care Workers.

Parking for Key-workers - Please find a link to a news release announcing the end of our free parking scheme for key-workers. (posted 6 July 2020)

Christmas Shopping - Dorset Council has agreed to allow for free parking in Town Centre Car Parks in Beaminster, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Ferndown, Gillingham, Lyme Regis, Shaftesbury, Sturminster Newton, Wareham, Weymouth and Wimborne on Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December 2020.  In Sherborne, having previously been approved earlier this year, town centre car parks will be free on selected Mondays instead. (posted 30 November 2020)

Garden Waste Collections - Please find a link to a news release about the resumption of Dorset Council’s Garden Waste kerbside collection service. (posted 18 May 2020)

Fly tipping - Please find a link to a news release about how people can help Dorset Council tackle fly-tipping during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (posted 15 April 2020)

Bin CollectionsPlease find a link to a news release about new measures put in place to support the bin collection service during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (posted 30 March 2020)

Recycling banks - Please find a link to a news release about how bags of items (such as donated clothing) being left next to recycling banks in car parks are likely to be treated as rubbish. (Posted 28 May 2020)

Shopping - Please find a link to a news release detailing the measures that Dorset Council are putting in place to safely re-open high streets, as well as how people can look after themselves while shopping. (posted 18 June 2020)

Recycling CentresPlease find a link to a news release detailing the challenges that household recycling centres (HRCs, or “the tip”) are currently facing and how people can help

Re-opening of the hospitality sector - Please find a link to a news release about how Dorset Council are preparing for the safe re-opening of the hospitality sector, especially in relation to Weymouth’s harbourside areas. (posted 6 July 2020)

Stay Local, Shop Local - Please find a link to a news release about the latest phase of Dorset Council's Stay Local, Shop Local campaign – a new partnership between Dorset Council and Wessex FM. (posted 6 July 2020)

Leisure Centres - Please find a link to a news release regarding the re-opening of Dorset Council’s leisure centres (posted 13 July 2020)

Libraries - Please find a link to a news release detailing the return of the item reservation service at our libraries next week (posted 11 September 2020)

Tourist Information Centre - Please find a link to a news release detailing the launch of a consultation looking at the future of Tourist Information Centres in Dorchester, Sherborne and Wareham. (posted 19 October 2020)

Parking - Please find a link to a news release detailing forthcoming changes to chargeable hours in Dorset Council-run car parks, as well as price increases for all-day parking in Lyme Regis and West Bay. Posted 19.10.2020

Climate Emergency Strategy - Dorset Council have launched a consultation to find out what everyone thinks of the strategy and proposed approach.  The survey can be found at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/climate-survey  (Posted 2.11.20)

COVID Marshalls - Please find a link to a news release regarding Dorset Council's newly deployed ‘COVID Marshals’ and what their role is during the pandemic. (posted 11/11/2020)

Libraries and Tourist Information - Please find a link to a news release which covers what is happening with libraries and Tourist Information Centres during this lockdown period (posted 11/11/2020)

Dorset Digital Hotline - Please find a link to a news release about the Dorset Digital Hotline, which Dorset Council are promoting as a valuable service for the community this lockdown and winter. https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2020/11/09/stay-better-connected-during-lockdown-with-dorsets-digital-hotline/

Dog related Public Spaces Protection Order201027 Dog Fouling Publicity for Order document.pdf (posted 23 November 2020)