Dorset 'super council' proposal gets mixed reaction
12 August 2013 Last updated at 20:37 BST
A mixed reaction has been given to the idea of merging three Dorset councils into one so-called "super council".
The City of Poole Bay, as it has been dubbed, is being called for by a group called Uniting the Conurbation, which wants a single unitary authority for the area.
It argues the new council would boost the local economy and cut costs.
But some councils are keen to protect their local identity.