Category: Other Bits and Pieces!

Easter fun for everyone!

A swashbuckling Easter trail, some egg-citing Easter crafts, and some hopping good fun will keep the whole family entertained across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this Easter.  As the weather warms up, residents and visitors can take advantage of the stunning coastline and vast open spaces, including the renowned Hengistbury Head.   With seven miles of golden 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…

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…

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…

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…

The Dolphin donates the community’s favourite wooden animals to Poole Museum

The Dolphin in Poole has donated its original wooden animal sculptures to Poole Museum, where the sculptures will be featured following the museum’s ongoing redevelopment. The wooden animals were originally sculpted by artist Peter Hand and installed in the centre in 1969 where they were enjoyed by thousands of children for 30 years. After being removed in 1997, the Read more…

Free Wi-Fi on seafront to boost business

A free public Wi-Fi service delivered by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council’s Smart Place programme is now live along Boscombe seafront.   Businesses can promote their services through bespoke landing pages on the free Wi-Fi portal, which has been funded by the government’s Towns Fund programme.   Residents and visitors to Boscombe can benefit from the Read more…

Electric Vehicle Charging Survey

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents are being asked where they would like to see electric vehicle charging points installed across the area.  The question forms part of a consultation by BCP Council that aims to create a reliable and accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for residents, businesses and visitors. The Public EV Infrastructure Strategy will Read more…

Go By Bus!

An initiative aimed at encouraging more people to make use of their free bus pass has been launched by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, in partnership with local bus operator morebus. The ‘It’s Free to go by Bus’ campaign, which has been launched alongside the government’s ‘Take the Bus’ initiative, aims to promote bus Read more…

Campaign on Town Centre Launches

A campaign highlighting partnership work to make Bournemouth Town Centre a safe place to live, work and visit, has recently launched (Thursday 17 August 2023). The Town Team Campaign will promote ongoing joint work by Dorset Police, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and partners to help deal with and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour 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 Council set to honour local heroes at annual Chairman’s Community Awards

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is calling for nominations for local community heroes as they prepare to host the annual Chairman’s Community Awards.  The awards, which are now in their second year, recognise community organisations and individual volunteers who make a huge contribution to our lives across the conurbation.  There is just one week left to nominate someone for an Read more…