Category: Health and Beauty

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…

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…

The Dolphin champions Pride Month with impactful community-focused events programme

The Dolphin partners with local charities to raise awareness and generate support for Dorset’s LGBTQ+ community this June The Dolphin in Poole is delighted to confirm it will host a range of community-focused events throughout June in celebration of Pride Month.  Supported by Space Youth Project, Body Positive and Steps2Wellbeing, sessions will take place in Read more…

The Dolphin confirms Dorset Mind collaboration for Mental Health Awareness Week

The Dolphin partners with local mental health charity Dorset Mind to deliver free activities and training to enhance local people’s mental wellbeing in the Cost of Living Crisis Following the success of last year’s event, The Dolphin in Poole reunites with Dorset Mind once more for Mental Health Awareness Week, running from Monday 15th – Read more…

Popular LV= KidZone scheme makes a welcome return to beaches ahead of the summer holidays

The popular LV= KidZone scheme that helps to prevent and reunite lost children and vulnerable adults on the seafront is making a welcome return once again. LV= KidZone, which started in 2007, is run in partnership with BCP Council. This beach safety scheme provides essential support to the seafront team working in conjunction with Dorset Read more…

Local residents invited to have their say on plans for seven parks across the conurbation

As part of the Nature Recovery project which aims to connect people with nature, The Parks Foundation is asking local residents to share their thoughts on draft plans for seven parks across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Last summer, The Parks Foundation alongside BCP Council was awarded £224,000 funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund Read more…

BCP Smart Place programme launches new local Boscombe Community App

As part of BCP Council’s Smart Place programme, a new local app for the Boscombe community has been launched to deliver valuable information to local residents, businesses and visitors to the area. People can visit the app via: myboscombe.azurewebsites.net/App/ Built as a Progressive Web App (PWA), MyBoscombe can be used either as a website or as Read more…

Community food pilot schemes to help residents in hardship across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

As the council’s Household Support Fund continues to help those struggling to afford food and energy bills, BCP’s Access to Food partnership has launched two pilot schemes in late February with local foodbanks and businesses to improve access to fresh food and meals. A foodbank pilot is underway with £15,000 of funding to four local Read more…

Get Active in 2022 with BH Live and AXA Health Bournemouth Bay Run

Social enterprise and charitable trust BH Live is delighted to be returning as one of the key supporters for the 2022 AXA Health Bournemouth Bay Run. In partnership with BCP Council, BH Live manages several leisure centres across Dorset and Hampshire, including Bournemouth’s Littledown, Stokewood and Pelhams. Getting more people active for improved health and Read more…

£115,000 available for Businesses to Support Cycling and Sustainable Travel to Work

Businesses across south east Dorset are being invited to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 to spend on new workplace facilities that encourage their employees to cycle or adopt sustainable travel to work. A total of £100,000 is available for the grants through BCP and Dorset councils’ Transforming Cities Fund programme which aims Read more…

Dolphin Centre calls out to small businesses to trade at Street Market

The Dolphin Centre in Poole is encouraging small businesses and start-ups to trade at its Street Market, a recent addition to the centre which allows shoppers to support local. The Street Market, introduced in September last year, is encouraging applications from all makers and small businesses to showcase their products and help expand their customer Read more…

Local hospice to urges people to Get Fit again following last year’s success

A fitness fundraising initiative unveiled at the beginning of 2021 by Forest Holme Hospice in Poole is returning having raised nearly £20,000 already for the charity.  Get Fit For Forest Holme was originally launched in January last year by former Olympic and Commonwealth long-distance runner Liz Yelling, with the aim of improving people’s physical and Read more…

Multi partner summer response plan supports more than 300,000 visitors choosing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

A dedicated multi-agency summer response plan put in place to welcome people back safely across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has stood the test and remains in place as visitors and residents continue to enjoy soaring temperatures. With more than 300,000 visitors choosing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the Bank Holiday weekend, BCP Council and partners Read more…

Talbot Village Trust changes the lives of vulnerable families by providing £23,000 in grants to the Dorset Children’s Foundation

The Dorset Children’s Foundation (DCF) was the recipient of two grants from Talbot Village Trust, bringing a huge relief to the families of medically vulnerable children. The first grant of £8,000 went towards essential grocery deliveries for families with a vulnerable child under their care who needed to shield. Due to the increased demand on Read more…

8-year-old’s award-winning story helping hospice to support bereaved children


An award-winning story by an 8-year-old boy from Essex that reduced Her Royal Highness, Duchess of Cornwall to tears is being used by the counselling team at Forest Holme Hospice in Poole to help with their child bereavement sessions. Lenny Tucker’s ‘The Old Rabbit’, a story about an old, tired and lonely toy rabbit called Read more…

Work to Start on New Walking and Cycling Paths Through Upper Gardens, Bournemouth

Improvements to cycling and walking routes to help transform travel through Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens are set to get underway. Work on the first section of a new sustainable transport route, which will eventually link Bournemouth centre to Ferndown, will begin on 24 May 2021 in Upper Gardens, Bournemouth. The work, part of BCP and Dorset Read more…