Category: Nature and Wildlife

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…

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…

Sandbanks Beach in Poole among the top 10% Attractions Worldwide!

South coast destination wins hat trick! Sandbanks Beach in Poole is among the top 10% attractions worldwide according to travel website TripAdvisor.   This stretch of seafront received the Traveller’s Choice Award based on reviews and ratings collected from users over the last year.   Sandbanks joins both Bournemouth Beach Lodges and Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf with this Read more…

BCP beach visitors asked to Leave Only Footprints this Bank Holiday weekend

With temperatures touching 20 degrees this Bank Holiday weekend, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s message to those heading to their seafront is ‘Leave Only Footprints’. Anthony Rogers, BCP Council’s Head of Seafront, said: “We welcome all the visitors who want to make the most of this burst of Bank Holiday sunshine and enjoy our miles Read more…

Blue Flags set to fly as visitors urged to leave only footprints

Award-winning beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have once more scooped more Blue Flags than any other UK destination in this year’s awards. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy announced its iconic Blue Flags for excellent water quality, and our three towns have been confirmed with 12 awards in total with 14 additional Seaside Awards, which Read more…

Dorset in Pictures

Dorset, which lies in the south-west of England, boasts a wide variety of spectacular landscapes, from the cliffs and beaches of its Jurassic Coast, its chalk downs and limestone hills, heathland and vales, to its historic towns and villages and other ancient settlements. In Dorset in Pictures, photographer Matthew Pinner takes a fresh look at Read more…

BCP Council celebrates 23 Green Flag Awards for its outstanding parks and green spaces

Once again, BCP Council is celebrating after receiving 23 Green Flag Awards for its much-loved and well maintained green spaces and parks. The Green Flag Award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. The scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the Read more…

BCP Council welcomes thousands to beaches

Soaring temperatures brought more than 100,000 visitors to the region’s award-winning beaches this weekend. With an additional £1.7m investment into our summer readiness plans, BCP Council was ready to welcome them with numerous safety and environmental initiatives. Prior to the weekend, the council installed 150 water refill stations along the seafront with charity City to 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…

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – keeping the Blue Flag flying!

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for summer 2022. The awards recognise and celebrate the country’s best beaches as international Blue Flag celebrates its 35th anniversary. With this latest announcement, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole beaches have been confirmed with 26 awards in total, and Read more…

Plans for the summer heat up with funding boost for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s seafront and town centres

Last year’s multi-agency seasonal response plan was a great success in managing the resort’s beaches, town centres, and parks and open spaces when an influx of visitors returned after months of lockdown.  An investment of £1.7 million has now been approved at Full Council to build upon this seasonal response plan for the coming year.  Read more…

March marks start of dogs on lead season and owners reminded to pick up after their pooches!

Responsible dog owners across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are reminded about some important rules which come into effect at this time of year to help protect the area’s outstanding natural environment.  From 1 March 1 to 31 July, dogs on lead season begins and dog owners must take steps to limit any disturbance to protected Read more…

23 Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Awards for Outstanding Parks and Open Spaces

Today, Green Flags will be raised across the BCP area with pride. 23 of BCP Council’s outstanding parks and open spaces have been awarded a Green Flag Award, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The scheme, licensed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, Read more…

Arrival of Environmental Innovation Hub Frame Imminent

A large timber frame for the Durley Environmental Innovation Hub’s main building will be craned into place at the end of September.  The hub has been designed to be a space dedicated to achieving a step-change in the reduction of waste and elimination of single use packaging across the BCP Council area. Highlighting the impact of single use plastic packaging and waste Read more…