Attending our Town Council Annual Meeting tonight one of the speakers, a Dorset District Councillor, said that talk had now moved on from two unitary authorities for Dorset to a single county-wide ‘super-council’.
Where this comes from is anyone’s guess, but all I know is that as far as I am concerned, there is no mandate for such a huge change in our local government structure (not that there was a mandate for any other change for that matter).
There has been no referendum on the matter and the recent public consultation on the topic of unitaries specifically ruled out the whole of Dorset as one council option.
I believe that to impose this change on the people of Dorset would be a very large step too far and it should be resisted at all costs!
Watch this space for more info as it appears.