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.

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

Members’ Allowances Scheme
The Members’ Allowances Scheme details the arrangements in place for payment of allowances.  The Shadow Dorset Council does not pay basic allowances or special responsibility allowances to any shadow councillors except for travelling and subsistence where appropriate.

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