Author: Lets Go Out

Unveiling the Wonders of Migration: Wareham’s Secret Walled Garden to Host Spectacular 7-Week Festival

Careys is the home of the first breeding pair of Ospreys in Southern England in nearly 200 years. This has been a direct result of the incredible translocation project run by Birds of Poole Harbour and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation. The project, which started in 2017, involves the translocation of 60 juvenile Ospreys from Read more…

Sign up for Bournemouth Bay Run

Thinking about getting fit in the New Year? If so why not sign up for the 41st Bournemouth Bay Run in March.   Whatever your running ability – fun or competitive – the event on Sunday 24 March is for you. Set against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s beautiful seven-mile stretch of sandy beaches, there are four races of various lengths Read more…

New facility for aspiring lifeguards

An upgraded training and educational facility which will help to keep beachgoers safe is coming to Bournemouth’s seafront. Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps, a voluntary club helping to develop fresh lifeguarding talent in the region, will be leasing the purpose-built centre as its new headquarters whilst enabling other community groups to benefit from the facilities. The organisation Read more…

Winton Library Garden scoops Regional Award

A community-led garden at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council’s Winton Library has recently received a regional award. The Royal Horticultural Society (HRS) and South and South East Bloom have awarded the green space an ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ award of ‘Thriving Level 4’. The level is attained by assessing the community participation, environmental responsibility and Read more…

Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing announces final contestant line-up

BUSINESS COME DANCING IS BACK FOR 2023! As Strictly Come Dancing eyes up Blackpool, Pavilion Dance’s Business Come Dancing is excited to be back for 2023! This Strictly style exclusive black-tie fundraising event takes place on Saturday 25th November at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth and they are delighted to announce the final contestant Read more…

Consultation on a Greener BCP

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council has launched a public consultation on its draft Urban Forest Strategy, created to maximise and enhance all the benefits trees and woodlands provide to our environment and communities.  This innovative evidence-based strategy proposes an exciting vision for the future of trees in the BCP area until 2050. This strategy identifies Read more…

Boost for businesses for active travel 

Several companies across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have benefited from a share of a £55,000 funding pot aimed at supporting them to improve sustainable and active travel facilities for their employees. Funded through the governments Transforming Cities Fund, these ‘Trip End Facilities’ grants have enabled local businesses to install everything from bike racks, shelters and Read more…

Funding Boost for Maritime Sector

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area is set to be one of the regions benefitting from a multi-million pound government cash injection to boost marine and maritime sectors. The Great South West, a coalition made up of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has been named Read more…

BCP Storm Ciarán Update 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council is ready and prepared to respond to any issues that Storm Ciarán may present over the next few days. Strong winds and high rainfall is expected to bring widespread travel disruption with the Met Office issuing a yellow alert, with fallen trees and flying debris likely, and the potential for Read more…

Nutty November at Rockreef and Pierzip!

Half-Price offers for locals on PierZip and RockReef indoor activities! Local residents living within the BH, SP, SO, DT & PO postcode areas will be able to take up these amazing offers by using the promo code: NNOV23 when booking online, over the phone or in person. The half-price offer will be running from 3rd – 26th November 2023. Get PierZip flights for as little as £8.75 and RockReef Read more…

BCP Council launches new energy-efficient homes

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has recently completed the development of 11 brand new affordable properties on land between Cheshire Drive and Wilkinson Drive in Bournemouth. The development will provide homes for local families and consists of a block of nine two-bedroom flats and two three-bedroom houses. Cllr Kieron Wilson, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Regulatory Services said: “I’m Read more…

Forest Holme Hospice Charity launches Christmas Calendar of Events

A hospice charity in Poole is launching its Christmas calendar of events for 2023. Forest Holme Hospice Charity is hosting festive events throughout November and December to remember loved ones and raise money to continue the hospice’s work caring for people with life-limiting illness across Poole, Wimborne and Purbeck. Taking place on Friday, December 8 at 7pm, the Read more…

Festive Maritime Cheer in Poole

Nautical illuminations celebrating Poole’s maritime history are returning for a second year running this Christmas.  Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail will return from 25 November – 2 January 2024 with a dazzling display through Poole town and onto the Quay.   This free light show, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and supported by Read more…

Help shape BCP Council’s future

Residents and businesses still have time to help shape the future of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council. The Council has recently set out its new vision and priorities but wants the people who live work and play in the three towns to have their say on the proposals. Residents, visitors and business owners across Read more…