A live Q&A session is being organised by a council about its budget.

Dorset Council will be hosting the 'Sofa Sessions Live Q&A' on Thursday, February 8 which will be live streamed on the social media platform Facebook. 

The live stream will see councillors and officers from Dorset Council answer residents questions on anything relating to the council's budget.

A spokesperson for Dorset Council said: "Grab a cuppa and join councillors and officers for a Facebook Live Q&A session. We will be talking all things council budget, from our sofa to yours."

The budget for the financial year of 2024/25 was announced at the beginning of January 

The proposals will see essential frontline council services continuing to be provided to residents and businesses.

The proposed budget means that in the coming year the council will spend £376m on its residents, an increase in funding for essential services.

Around 60 per cent of the budget will support vulnerable children, families, older people and those with disabilities.

There are also plans to increase council tax next year by just under 3% and to levy the adult social care precept of 2 per cent. 

The budget setting process takes place in several stages. The proposals are considered by two scrutiny committees, then reviewed and submitted to the cabinet, before final approval by the full council on February 13.