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Local Democracy Reporting Service
The A&T has partnered with the BBC's Local Democracy Reporting Service to bring you news from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Hampshire County Council and Dorset Council.

Budget plans: council tax to rise as county focuses on adult care

COUNCIL tax is set to increase to help fund multi-million-pound investments to boost Hampshire’s economy over the next three years. Under plans by the county council’s Conservative administration for the 2020/21 budget, there will be...
Beach House fire

Council set to borrow for £1m rebuild of fire-hit beach cafe

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds could be borrowed to fund a £1m rebuild of a café on Mudeford sandbank which was gutted by fire more than a year ago. Beach House had to be demolished...
Hampshire County Council

Council to launch £1m fund to help fight climate change

MORE trees and wildflowers along roads and new investment in energy-saving initiatives are among the measures set to be taken by Hampshire County Council in a bid to tackle climate change. County bosses have approved...
Hampshire County Council budget

Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries facing the axe to cut costs

LYNDHURST and Blackfield are among up to 10 Hampshire libraries facing the axe alongside dozens of jobs as county council bosses try to balance the books. The number of lending branches could drop from 48...
Hampshire County Council budget

Council to reveal proposed cuts to Hampshire library service

PLANS for the future of Hampshire libraries – which could include proposals for closures and reductions in opening hours – will be revealed this week. A 10-week public consultation over a county-wide restructure of the...

Plans for 167 homes on industrial site set for green light

OUTLINE permission to demolish the premises of Christchurch steel company REIDSteel and replace it with 167 houses and flats is expected to be given this week. The business submitted its plan to redevelop the site...
Christchurch Emporium

Bid to demolish shopping village clears first hurdle

OUTLINE permission to demolish a Christchurch shopping village and replace it with a three-storey office block has been given. BCP Council has approved Mostyn Levein’s application to redevelop the Christchurch Emporium site off Bridge Street,...

Personal data breach as thousands of postal ballots go astray

PERSONAL data of thousands of voters across south east Dorset has been mistakenly sent to the wrong home due to a blunder with the delivery of postal ballots. In several cases, multiple ballots were delivered...

Block of 23 flats planned for former Highcliffe care home site

A CARE home in Highcliffe which closed earlier this year after an investigation over the unexpected death of a resident could be knocked down. Burry and Knight wants permission to demolish Newtown House nursing home...

Council to spend £600,000 on climate change response team

COUNTY council bosses are to invest £600,000 in a team which will be asked to come up with new ways to tackle climate change. Six people will work with stakeholders across Hampshire to develop, monitor,...
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