Publications and Useful Documents

This page provides publications and documents that relate to the work and functions of the Shadow Dorset Council.  These documents have been replied upon in developing the new Dorset Council.

Members’ Allowances Scheme
The Members’ Allowances Scheme for Dorset Council was agreed by the Shadow Dorset Council at its meeting on 20 February 2019.  It includes the basic and special responsibility allowances for councillors from 1 April 2019.

There is already a Shadow Members’ Allowances Scheme in place for payment of allowances during the shadow period until the end of March 2019.  The Shadow Dorset Council does not pay basic allowances or special responsibility allowances to any shadow councillors except for travelling and subsistence where appropriate.

Constitution for Dorset Council
The Dorset Council Constitution was approved by the Shadow Dorset Council on 24 January 2018 and is available via the dorsetforyou website.

Shadow Dorset Council Constitution
The Constitution (updated December 2018) of the Shadow Council provides a operation framework, rules and procedures.

Structural Change Order
The Structural Change Order was published following parliamentary approval in May 2018.

Boundary Review
Information regarding the Boundary Review for Dorset Council is available via 

Future Dorset
Information about the Future Dorset proposal