Residents will start to see the new Dorset Council logo gradually appearing on taxi and private hire vehicle licence plates.
The change is being phased in as the vehicle licences are renewed, so licence plates showing details of the former councils remain valid until the expiry date shown on the licence plate.
Graham Duggan, Dorset Council head of community protection, said: “Residents with sharp eyes will start to notice our new Dorset Council logo appearing on taxi and private hire vehicle licence plates. Old council logos will be replaced gradually as the licence plates come up for renewal, as this is the most cost-effective approach.
“I’d like to reassure residents that existing plates are still valid until the expiry date shown on the plate.”
Licence plates showing the logos of the former councils (East Dorset District Council, North Dorset District Council, Purbeck District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council) remain valid until their expiry date. They will all be phased out by 31 March 2020.
More information is available here.