Public Sector

Council backs Premier Inn plans for 100-bedroom hotel on site of former M&S in Dorchester

Plans to build a 100-bedroom Premier Inn hotel in the centre of Dorchester could move forward after town councillors expressed their unanimous support this week. The... READ MORE »

Former Dorset Mind CEO to stand in May election for Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

A former charity boss is to stand as an Independent candidate in May’s election for the new Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner. Marianne Storey, who was Chief... READ MORE »

Bournemouth and Poole secure £19.9m national funding to touch up ageing seafront facilities

Bournemouth and Poole are set to receive £19.9 million through the national levelling up fund to support works on the Dorset seafront. While Bournemouth Pier remains a... READ MORE »

Multi-million pound shot in the arm as Weymouth town centre receives £19.5m regeneration funding

Weymouth town centre has been given a multi-million pound shot in the arm from the government. It’s to receive £19.5 million levelling up funding which will pay for... READ MORE »

BCP Council look to the skies – and local biz – as dates revealed for Bournemouth Air Festival 2024

The date is set for this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival, promising another packed programme of aerobatic displays and on-the-ground entertainment. Returning from... READ MORE »

NHS key workers move into new homes at Dorchester’s £2.4m Barrack Quarter development

Dorchester developers RTI recently welcomed NHS staff to their new homes at Barrack House, a short walk from Dorset County Hospital. The nine new apartments have been... READ MORE »

AUB awarded £1.6m for plastics research centre to help shape products of tomorrow – and the past

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has secured £1.6m funding from Research England to create a new centre for research into plastics innovation and curation. Experts... READ MORE »

‘We’ll continue to serve’ says chair as Dorset LEP prepares to transfer responsibility to council

With central government funding for local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) across the country set to dry up this April, Dorset LEP chair Cecilia Bufton has laid out her... READ MORE »

BCP Council’s active travel grants help encourage employees to travel to work sustainably

Five businesses across the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch region have been awarded ‘Trip End Facilities’ grants by BCP Council. Funded through the national... READ MORE »

BCP councillors join AJC Group to launch pioneering £3.5m housing project tackling local homelessness

A £3.5 million project from Poole developer AJC Group has reached completion, providing 24 ‘move on’ homes for local people experiencing homelessness. Located on the... READ MORE »