DAPTC E-News 29 July '22 
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DAPTC 2022 AGM | Thank you for taking part in the 'Snap Poll' on the best format for this year's event in November. We have had a good level of response and clear outcome, which is in favour of an online format as the previous two years. SEE THE RESULTS The snap poll is now closed.

The poll has highlighted that those supporting an in person AGM are clearly missing the interaction and networking opportunity this offers. To satisfy that desire we have today spoken to Kingston Maurward to provisionally hold 9th March 2023 for a Councillors' Networking Event. Please make a note in your diaries. 

WORKING TOGETHER WEBINARS | 1st August 2022 at 4:30pm is the next free session with an update on the libraries consultation with Dorset Council. If you want to attend REGISTER HERE

NALC STAR COUNCIL AWARDS | Congratulations to Ian Bark (Chair) and Will Austin (Town Clerk) and their shortlisting for 'Council of the Year'. Great to see one of Dorset councils feature in amongst the contenders this year. If you would like to read about their submission just click here: Bridport TC Council of the Year and even better if all of our members could take the time to vote by clicking here: VOTE NOW

PLANNING TRIO | We have just agreed new dates for the end of 2022 for our popular planning trio with Dr. Andrea Pellegram. For the dates and times and to register click here: DAPTC PLANNING TRIO

DAPTC AUGUST e-news |  We will be moving to two e-news editions in August and then back to weekly in September and a new look. 

DORSET COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN UPDATE | Dorset Council published an update from their cabinet this week. You can read the full news article here and video recording.

Clerks please look out for your email invite to 14th September conference at Kingston Maurward - Registration is now open!

Continue to enjoy this good weather everyone!

Head to our training page for course dates and topics | Download a printable schedule here: DAPTC TRAINING DATES
Monday 1st August is our next webinar with Dorset Council who will give an update on the Lets Talk Libraries consultation  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER 
1.  Tour of Britain Cycling event - the Dorset Stage 
All Dorset Council area Town and Parish Councils and meetings should have received a newsletter from Dorset Council this week giving full details of the Dorset Stage of the Tour of Britain.  Dorset is hosting the penultimate stage of the Britain's leading cycle race on Saturday 10th September 2022.  

Tour of Britain - Information for Town and Parish Councils (

Stage seven of the race will take the riders from West Bay to Ferndown via one of the most stunning routes in Tour history. Stage seven will run parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast before passing through Dorchester, West Lulworth and Corfe Castle. The route heads inland towards Wareham, Milton Abbas and Wimborne Minster and loops round into the heart of Ferndown town centre.

Tour of Britain 2022 | Stage seven | West Bay > Ferndown – Google My Maps

Check out the Newsletter for all the information and links you need to find out more about the event and make sure you are aware of road closures and opportunities to watch the race.
2.   NALC are keen to hear your views on Short Term Holiday Lets
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently launched a consultation into short term holiday lets. The aim of the consultation is to garner potential solutions, including measuring regulation, to fix the problems caused across England by short term property lettings.  Take a look at the NALC Policy Consultation briefing note here.  The date for you to get your views over to  NALC is Tuesday 30th August 2022 by 5pm. This deadline will give NALC time to pull together all the responses they receive nationally and submit their response in time for the consultation closure in September 2022.
3.   Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner survey
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick is keen to find out if you feel safe in your community and your perception of policing.  He would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey here
DAPTC website - job vacancies page
NALC On-Line Events 
Working between the Tiers  - 28th September 2022 12pm - 1.15pm  Click here for more information
NALC to hold it's first-ever hybrid conference - Empowering Communities
NALC will hold its first-ever hybrid conference later this year. Empowering Communities takes place on 7 November 2022 between 10am and 4pm at America Square Conference Centre in London.

In person Ticket - up to £130 for NALC member
Virtual Ticket - up to £70 for NALC member

Find out more about the event and register for your place today.

Links to useful NALC Webpages:

NALC Committees - if you are interested in the work that NALC does through it's committees, you can view the latest Agendas and Minutes  here.

Latest Funding and Grants Bulletin 

Climate Change - information and guidance

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