About Us

DAPTC is a membership organisation affiliated to NALC (the National Association of Local Councils), our national body who support and represent approximately 10,000 local councils and 80,000 councillors across England. NALC lobby central government on behalf of their members, and set national strategic policy, supported by a legal team. They also produce the Local Council Review (LCR) magazine and the bi-weekly DIS (Direct Information Service), which are prime sources of information relating to the local council sector.

DAPTC is currently funded by its membership and training fees, along with grants received from Dorset Council and NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Office Opening Hours
Due to COVID the office is currently closed
Colliton Annex, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Email: daptc@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Telephone number: 01305 260972 

How is DAPTC run?

The Executive Committee consists of a President, and 15 elected councillors, who are jointly responsible for the strategic and financial management of the Association.

The County Chief Executive Officer, Neil Wedge is responsible for the day to day management of the association.

As a membership association DAPTC staff are unable to answer queries from the general public.

General Privacy Policy

Meet the Team


              Chief Executive

               Mr Neil Wedge


     Customer Relationship Manager

            Ms Debbie Hollings 

Lisa Cooper


Training Co-ordinator &
PA to Chief Executive
Mrs Lisa Cooper

What We Do Video

Each month our team run drop in sessions explaining what we do at DAPTC - if you can't make one of the sessions this short video provides a quick overview (19 mins). If you fancy joining a session just check out the dates here.