Government minded to approve new Dorset councilsFrom April 2019, residents of West Dorset could be served by a brand new council for the area, subject to final government approval.Secretary of State for Communities and Local Governement, Sajid Javid, has indicated he supports the Future Dorset proposal to replace Dorset’s nine councils with two new unitary authorities. This is likely to be confirmed following a period of representations that runs from now until 8 January. The leaders of councils across Dorset have given their reactions, along with a number of prominent local people.The full wording of Sajid Javid’s statement is available online.What does this mean for West Dorset? Take a look at our video
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Since the 8th of November our crowdfunding page “save negatives from the Herbert Collection” is LIVE! We now have until 13 December to raise as much of our £8000 target as possible. These vital funds will allow us to digitise more of the collection which is suffering from vinegar syndrome. This is an irreversible process of decay and the images will ultimately be lost unless we intervene. We need your help!There are two ways you can help. The first is to donate directly to the project and in return we can offer a number of fantastic rewards. These range from postcards featuring images from the collection to a VIP tour of Dorset History Centre with the County Archivist. The second way to help is to share the project with family and friends. To get started with either please visit our Crowdfunder page to find out more about the project. Thank you for your support