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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.

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,...
Dr Ivan Haigh

One-metre sea level rise on Dorset coast ‘inevitable’, warns ocean expert

DORSET sea levels are likely to rise by a metre – even if climate change limits adopted in the Paris Agreement are implemented. A sea level expert told a Dorset Coast Forum meeting that the...
Hampshire County Council

Councillors approve budget to axe jobs, cut services and hike charges

BUDGET plans to cut Hampshire County Council services in a bid to save £80m have been given the green light, putting more than 270 jobs at risk. Street lights are to be switched off for...
Hampshire County Council budget

Council set to approve budget cuts hitting services and up to 270 jobs

A BUDGET which could further hit Hampshire County Council services and put more than 270 jobs at risk is set to be approved tomorrow (Thursday) as part of a move that will help the...
Lidl Christchurch

Plan for town’s second German discount store aims to add a Lidl extra

DISCOUNT supermarket chain Lidl is seeking permission to open a second store in Christchurch. With Homebase seeking to downsize its Bailey Bridge Retail Park store off Barrack Road, Lidl has agreed to take over part...

Forest fly-tipping fears over new waste charge plans

A HAMPSHIRE councillor has raised concerns over proposals to charge residents to dump non-household waste at rubbish tips. Cllr Alan Dowden fears that asking residents to pay for disposal of non-household wood waste such as...

Thousands of council magazines destroyed rather than sent to residents

AN investigation has been launched after up to 9,000 copies of BCP Council’s magazine were sent directly to be recycled as waste rather than being delivered to homes. The authority is looking into photos that...

‘Different but not worse’ – residents to face new recycling regime

CHANGES to refuse collections planned for next year will mean Christchurch residents will be able to recycle cartons and tin foil for the first time. Despite concerns the town was getting a “worse deal” than...
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