Poole Council will be meeting tonight to discuss and vote on proposals to change Dorset’s local government infrastructure.
All 42 of Poole’s councillors will be attending the meeting at the Poole Civic Centre to debate whether the nine Dorset councils should be replaced with two unitary councils.
The meeting will start at 7pm and is open to the public.
The plans would dissolve the Borough of Poole council and sets to combine Bournemouth and Christchurch Borough councils, in order to create a larger unitary authority.
A second unitary council will be formed by the East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, and Weymouth and Portland councils.
The full report produced by Dorset’s Chief Executives recommends that elected members of each council should agree that a submission should be made to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, requesting for the council merger.
Since the January 5, 24 meetings have been arranged across the county for every borough and district council to vote on the proposals.
Bournemouth Borough Council and Christchurch Borough Council will be meeting next week on 31 January.
Councillor Robert Chapman for Bournemouth told BUzz that he believes that the merger is “common sense and long overdue.”