Andrew Flockhart 07 February 2019

Dorset’s achievement in a world transformed

Dorset’s achievement in a world transformed image

With seven weeks to go before the birth of two new unitary councils in Dorset it’s easy to understand why every waking moment is being focused on getting it right for 1 April.

With incoming chief executive for Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council Graham Farrant and his counterpart Matt Prosser at Dorset Council leading their teams, I’m sure it will be a great success.

In local government we are very good at achieving amazing things often taken for granted. The road to success and the obstacles overcome on the way are easily forgotten in the hurry to move on to the next mission.

Looking back to 2015 when the idea of local government reorganisation in Dorset hit the headlines, I could see a host of challenges – and each one could have halted us in our tracks.

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