Public Consultations

Deposit Return Scheme

The government are having a consultation to find out people's views on a deposit return scheme for drinks containers including bottles and cans.

The cost of the deposit would be added to the price of the drinks included in the scheme when they are purchased. This deposit would be redeemed when consumers return their empty drinks containers to a designated return point.

If introduced, the hope is that a deposit return scheme will increase recycling and reduce littering of drinks containers included in the scheme.

You can give your views through the website here:  




Dorset and Poole consultation pages


For all current consultations affecting Dorset you can access the Dorset Consultation Tracker here:

For all current consultations affecting Poole you can access the Poole consultation page here:


Government Consultations

You can find details of current, active government consultations here:

Results from previous consultations

Local Council Changes

Councils across Dorset have consulted on changes to the structure of local government. There is more information and links to the results here:


Parliamentary Boundary Changes

The Boundary Commission for England is conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies, reducing the number of MPs to 600. To view the proposals, learn about the review and find out the results when they are published click here: