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Your Place - BCP Facts

A picture of your place

We'll provide services to around 400,000 residents from Hamworthy and Broadstone in the West to Highcliffe in the East - the twelfth largest resident population of any council in England. This scale means a higher percentage of our budget can be spent on frontline services, and less on management overheads and back-office support.

Parks, countryside and leisure

  • 129 playgrounds
  • 23 green flags
  • over 4000 volunteers

Environmental health and licensing

  • 3,732 food premises with a 4/5 star rating
  • 1,459 taxis
  • 17,950 service requests each year

Seafront, tourism and culture

  • 15 miles of coastline
  • 228,851 library members
  • 21 Blue Flags or Seaside Awards

Cleansing and waste

  • 12.7 million bins emptied per year
  • 658 miles of adopted highway cleansed each year
  • 158,000 tonnes of waste per year

Housing

  • 9600 affordable homes owned and rented
  • over £2 million funding provided to people with disabilities so they can live independently in their own home
  • nearly 1000 households prevented from becoming homeless each year with council support
  • over 100 households seek housing support and advice every day

Communities

  • 287 supported community groups  
  • 27 anti-social behaviour injunctions served in 2017/2018
  • 519 CCTV cameras

Planning and Economy

  • 60 businesses employing 250+ people
  • 16,000 businesses
  • 6.7 million EU funding secured to support local start-ups
  • 3,403 planning applications received in the previous 12 months
  • 3 fairtrade towns

Parking and Transport

  • 119 managed car parks
  • 81,000 bus passes issued
  • 68,000 penalty charge notices issued 2017/18