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Shaftesbury Mayor Breaks Virtual Meeting Deadlock With Casting Vote – Twice

Shaftesbury’s mayor had to use his casting vote twice on Tuesday night to break deadlocks in the meeting to determine how the council will meet after 7th May.

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Melbury Councillor Says Dorset Planning ‘Needs To Get Its Act Together’

Dorset Council is taking too long to process planning applications. That’s the view of Melbury Abbas and Cann Parish councillors.

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Mayor Calls Time On Spine Road Debate Blaming Councillor Interruptions

A spine road linking Maple Road with Wincombe Lane was promised when plans for the eastern development estate were first published.

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New Businesses Tell Dorset Council ‘We Want Pedestrianisation’

The owners of three new Shaftesbury businesses say they were pleased to meet two senior Dorset council officials on Friday.

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Call For Shaftesbury Area Villages To Co-Ordinate Speed Watch

Melbury Abbas and Cann Parish Council chairman William Kenealy wants to tackle speeding drivers and motorbike riders.

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Police Commissioner Candidate Visits Shaftesbury And Promises Visible Policing

In the second of our interviews with candidates for the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner role we speak with Dan Hardy.

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Dorset Council Rejects Automatic 20mph Zones For New Estates

The councillor who oversees highways explains why Dorset Council won’t automatically set the speed limit for new estates at 20 mph.

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Councils In Shaftesbury Area Prepare To End Online Meetings

During lockdown, local councils have held meetings online. Residents have been able to see how decisions are made and the way their councillors behave.

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Huge Support For Using St Mary’s Shaftesbury For SEND Education

The public has backed Dorset Council’s proposal to use St Mary’s Shaftesbury as a school for children and young people with, or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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Dangerous North Dorset Junction Improvements – As Soon As Landowner Is Found

Dorset Council Highways officials and councillors representing Melbury Abbas, Compton Abbas and Fontmell Magna have met to discuss improvements to a dangerous North Dorset road junction.

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