Talks could be held to decide on new tri-council partnership in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Talks could be held to decide on new tri-council partnership in Dorset Talks could be held to decide on new tri-council partnership in Dorset

TALKS could be held to decide whether North Dorset District Council should join Weymouth and Dorchester’s council partnership.

Councillors are being asked to approve formal talks to consider a three council partnership of Wey-mouth and Portland Borough Council (WPBC), West Dorset District Council (WDDC) and North Dorset District Council (NDDC).

It would be the first tri-council partnership in England and Wales.

The move would mean further savings for the authorities on top of the £3million already saved by Weymouth and West Dorset sharing services.

It would cover an area with a population of 230,000 people and would give the authorities more sway with central government, council chiefs say.

Cllr Deborah Croney, leader of NDDC, said: “It will be important to determine what the benefits would be to North Dorset residents.”

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