The public consultation on the proposed mergers of Dorset's councils has now started. The basic proposal is that two new large unitary councils would be created to replace the current unitary, county and district councils. One would be focused on the urban conurbation and one on more rural areas. There are four options:
It now seems that the transfer of accident and emergency services to Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) is a done deal. Under a radical shake-up of health services across Dorset, there are proposals to designate one hospital as the emergency hub and and the other for planned care.
Poole People won three seats in the Poole Council elections on 7 May 2015. Mark Howell retained his seat in Poole Town and was joined by Andy Hadley. Julie Bagwell was elected in Hamworthy West. Unfortunately, Sally Carpenter, Charmaine Parkinson and Chris Wilson lost their seats.
Poole People Leader and Poole Town councillor Mark Howell has been selected as Poole People's candidate in Poole constituency for the General Election on 7th May. Poole People is a grassroots party and therefore the Council elections, which fall on the same day, must be our priority. Mark will be defending his seat in Poole Town in those elections. We…